...FOR QUILT & NEEDLEWORK GUILDS, AS WELL AS SHOPS

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Thank you for your interest in my workshops and lectures. With the renewed fascination of crazy quilting and ribbonwork, it is very exciting for me to bring you this touch of Victoriana to your quilt guild or shop. Most of my workshops are "make~&~takes" designed to give you instruction in a variety of techniques: crazy quilting by hand or machine, ribbon applique, thread and silk ribbon embroidery and beadwork. As you master these methods, you'll be creating an heirloom. I also have two LECTURES I can present. Those are described below, after the Workshop information.

I'm delighted to bring my own "trunk show" featuring quilts and samples for inspiration. I have a beautiful Victorian set up with patterns, vintage photo transfer, antique lace, as well as hand-dyed fabrics, ribbons and trims to enhance your projects.
Want an out~of~town adventure? Join the fun at one of my Ribbon Retreats held each Spring and Fall in the redwood mountains of Santa Cruz, California. Email Roxanne at roxribbons@comcast.net for more information...

Crazy Quilting: By Hand or By Machine

Crazy Quilting:  By Hand or By Machine
Master this wonderful piecing technique which offers you a chance to use those scraps you've been saving. Embellish the block with thread or silk ribbon embroidery stitches, hankies, buttons, trims and other memorabilia. Then fashion your block into an heirloom PINCUSHION, PILLOW, NEEDLECASE, STOCKING or make it the first of several blocks for a larger crazy quilt.

Crazy Quilted Needlecase

Crazy Quilted Needlecase
An 8 inch block was created with fabric scraps, then trims were stitched on with beads. Silk ribbon embroidered rosettes surround the vintage photo transfer. French wire-edged ribbon is fashioned into a rose, pressed and "appliqued" onto the block which is then backed with fabric and made into a trifold needlecase.

Scissor Sheath

Scissor Sheath
Begin creating your scissor sheath by crazy quilting around a photo transfer. Bead some rosebuds you'll make from French ribbon onto an embroidered stem that surrounds the photo. Bind the edges of your sheath with ribbon, and your scissors will have a lovely place to reside.

Teacup Pincushion

Teacup Pincushion
This special teacup pincushion can be made using a favorite heirloom, or a flea market find. Make a gorgeous gardenia rose of ribbon, with a pleated French wire-edge ruffle. Learn to make a beaded dangle. Use stamen, buttons, vintage earrings, and other mementos to make it one~of~a~kind. These make wonderful gifts. Roxanne will supply the emery to fill your pincushion, which will keep your pins and needles sharp.

crazy quilted teacup pincushion

crazy quilted teacup pincushion
Begin by crazy quilting the pincushion part, then fashioning a ribbon rose and add a beaded dangle.

Thread Minder

Thread Minder
Create a crazy quilted table bag for your disgarded threads. It is held in place on your table with an emery-filled heart pincushion with silk ribbon embroidery, beadwork and tassel.

Baltimore Album

Baltimore Album
Using French wire ribbons, silk ribbons and bias tape, you can recreate the beautiful blossom filled baskets of Baltimore Album quilts. This new method gives your block dimension, and no applique edges to turn under.

Crazy Quilts & Ribbonwork~a Retrospect

Crazy Quilts & Ribbonwork~a Retrospect
Discover the beauty of antique crazy quilts with their personal artwork patches. See how modern artists are lending their own personality to their quilts while honoring the history.

Embellishments

Embellishments
Explore many techniques to enhance your projects. The slide show displays antique quilts with embroidery, hand-painting, ribbon and beadwork. Roxanne's trunk show has antique trimmings on her samples and new ones as well.
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