There are currently three lectures that Vicki would be happy to present to your Guild or Conference. Click on Lectures to read about them. Then contact Vicki at: vicki@vntgraphics.com for more information.


class exampleBloomingtree © 2008 18" x 18"

Step-by-step Landscape Painting or Apple Blossoms

Make a small painting of a flowering apple tree to use in a quilt. Instruction for using fabric paint in each procedure will be given as you work. Everyone should have a finished 9” x 9” painting at the end of class. Any painting experience level is welcome. Fabric and brushes are needed, but the paint will be provided for a materials fee of $5.00. 6 hr.

Pigeon Pt. QuiltPigeon Pt. © 2006 24" x 30"


Fabric Landscape Painting 

In this class, we will paint on fabric with easy to use, non-toxic water base fabric paint — pigment not dye. You will make a landscape painting from a photo of your choice which can be later embellished and used in a quilt, garment, etc. Any painting experience level is welcome. This class is for those who want to try painting and who want to learn this medium. An atmosphere of play and personal expression will be encouraged. Fabric and brushes are needed, but the paint will be provided for a materials fee of $5.00. 6 hr.

printing examplesPrinting Sample

Easy Fabric Printing

Using fabric paint which is water-base and nontoxic, we will explore many simple methods for printing fabric. It will include scrunching, Saran wrap printing, stenciling, block printing, vegetable printing, leaf printing, found object printing, fabric crayons, and mono-printing. Bring your fat quarters and come play with these exciting techniques to make your own unique fabric. There will be a $7.00 materials fee for use of paint and kit. Any level of experience. 6 hr.

Rose Garden quiltRose Garden © 2009 20" x 20"

Soft-edge Appliqué

Soft-edge appliqué is a machine technique done with a straight stitch. It can be used in a Broderie Perse Updated approach with printed fabrics such as roses. Students who have taken the Landscape Painting class can continue their pieces, but anyone can do the class with commercial fabric as a background. You will bring a landscape photo to interpret in fabric. 3 or 6 hr.

Hope quiltHope © 2005 24" x 30"

Raindrops are Falling on my Quilt

Beaded embellishment with metallic thread is used to create rain on some of my latest quilts. This class will teach you how I do it. 3 hr. or demonstration.

Pt. Pinos Monarchs quiltPt. Pinos Monarchs © 2006 27" x 23"

Wall Quilts

Want to learn three exciting techniques and make a small quilt using all three?  Fabric painting, soft-edge machine appliqué and machine quilting will all be taught in the class. You will work toward having a small wall-hanging with yourfavorite landscape as inspiration. We will learn how to use fabricpaints and then paint a landscape. The details and extra touches are added with soft-edge machine appliqué. It is a method done mostly with a straight-stitchwhich is still very strong and machine washable. A border of patchwork can be used to frame the quilt. Some instruction in blending printedfabrics and painted work will be included. Once the top is done we will machine quilt it using  machineembroidery as the inspiration. Quilting in the ditch, free-machine quilting and fill-in techniques will all be explored. A sewing machine is necessary for this class. Zigzag stitch capability is better, but optional. Fabric paint will be provided for a fee of $5.00.
This class can be done as a 2 day class without the quilting. 18 hr. or more.

Workshop Fees

$550 - Sponsor should be prepared to provide two tables for teacher use.

Travel Costs

For local lectures or workshops 0.55 cents per mile or current IRS rate (from Soquel) round trip is charged. Overnight stays require room and board, but housing in a non-smoking, non-cat owning members home is fine. Long distance travel requires airfare, transportation to and from the airport, and airporter fare.

Contact Vicki at: vicki@vntgraphics.com for more information.