Cathy offers several classes and lectures which can be tailored for your guild's needs. 

Lecture/Trunk Show Presentation 1
(Landscape Quilting from Alaska to Wisconsin)
Cathy's lecture and trunk show feature many of her quilts, their stories and a humorous look at her life as a quilter.  She uses a Power Point presentation to illustrate tips and tricks for designing landscapes, drafting patterns on graph paper, sources of inspiration and her quilting adventures from Alaska to Wisconsin.  A brief overview of her technique using a tear-away foundation to piece quilts introduces quilters to a fast method of quilt top construction. This lecture can be modified to augment any scheduled workshops, or as a stand alone night of fun. (Fee is $275 with a workshop, $300 without.) 

Lecture/Trunk Show Presentation 2

(A Humorous Look at My Life in the Parks)
This Power Point lecture and trunk show is for guilds who are less interested in the techniques of various landscape quilt construction and more interested in a fun presentation about my adventures in our National Parks. It has fun family history, lots of photos and an inspirational message about the benefits of spending time outside in our beautiful country. 
(Fee is $275 with a workshop, $300 without.)  

Strip Applique Landscapes 
One Day Workshop

Turn your scraps into landscapes, no piecing required! This is a great class for beginners and for quilters who like landscape quilts but never thought they could make one.  Students may choose to purchase a kit or purchase my book Lovely Landscape Quilts at a greatly reduced price.  (Fabrics may differ from projects shown here.) Cathy’s fee is $475.  Click HERE for further details.
Strip Applique Projects - I might not be able to supply all of these kits due to fabric availability.
Interested guilds should contact me about the kits I have available.

Aspen and Maple Tree Trunks
3 Hour Workshop
If your guild members want to have fun, this short sweet class is the ticket! I supply all the markers, pastels, paints, crayons, etc. In 3 hours students will construct one very simple landscape on a whole cloth background and learn to shade tree trunks and draw simple saplings. This is a very fun 'freeing' class and introduces an easy technique for students wishing to add something special to their landscape quilts.  Kits are required. (Kits are $17) Cathy's fee is $250.
Class Project Samples - fabrics might vary a bit as I get new prints and batik backgrounds.
Forest Scenes
One Day Workshop
In this one day class students will create a landscape featuring birch trees, background and foreground foliage. They will learn how to create a natural foreground, to cut out realistically shaped tree trunks, branches and saplings, and learn how to shade them with dye markers or pastels creating three dimensional effects. Cathy will supply markers and pastels for the students. Kits are required and range from $25 -$30. Cathy's fee is $475

Projects may be slightly different than pictured.

Please contact Cathy for any additional information. Thanks!

Calendar Dates
(Contact me for details.)

March 11, 2020 - Mukwonago, WI (Presentation)

April 9, 2020 - Jackson, WI (Presentation)

May 6th, 2020 - Greendale Village, WI (Presentation)

May 11-12, 2020 - Auburn area, California
(Presentations and Workshops)

July 16-17, 2020 - Naperville, IL
(Presentation and Workshop)

Sept 10-12, 2020 - Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, Madison, WI (Presentation)

October 20-21, 2020 - Ashville, North Carolina
(Presentation and Workshop)

April 6-7, 2021 - Bloomington, Indiana
(Presentation and Workshop)


  1. Do you have a max number of participants for a one day workshop?

    1. I like 15 students, routinely have 20 and occasionally have workshops with 25! More students mean that I hustle from table to table all day. Usually once I get everyone going then each student works at his/her own pace and I'm there to watch over their shoulders and offer tips and advice, etc. :)

    2. I need to tell you a short tale. I took my autistic daughter to see your Mary Poppins quilt when it hung in Paducah, because she likes all things Disney. She rarely talks to strangers or makes eye contact with them. when we go to museums she moves through pretty quickly. When she saw your quilt she looked at it for a long time. Then she began to go up to other people in the museum, look them in the eye, grab their arm and say,” There’s a quilt over here you need to see! It has Mary Poppins on it! Thanks, Elise Kalika, Lexington, Ky

    3. Elise, that is one of the best compliments I've ever had. Thank you so much for telling me about it and I'm so glad your daughter had fun there. I assume you have seen the blog posts I wrote as I made the quilt? I started making the quilt in June, 2017 in case you want to look at them. What a sweet story - thank you so much!

  2. Do you come east bound? I live in VA.

    1. I'll be in Ashville, North Carolina next October. :)

  3. Can class students use their own inspiration photo for your strip landscape class or do they have to use your patterns?

    1. Yes, I have had students bring their own photos to class but they usually don't accomplish much past the early designing stages. My kits come with precut strips and they are usually in order of placement so students are usually sewing by lunch and adding appliques late afternoon. When they have to design their own, it takes a lot of time. Plus, they need to bring a TON of different fabrics when they come to class. I'm happy to work with folks who want to do their own thing, they just won't get as far as everyone else in the class. :)

  4. Can you tell me what is happening in Medford in November 2019? I live in Portland Oregon and wondering if I could get down there for part of this time. Thank you, Amy

    1. Why don't you send me an email and I'll send you the quilt guild's contact. I'm teaching Forest Scenes and Strip Applique - 2 all day classes, and doing a trunk show. The classes will be November 7th and 8th, the trunk show on Sat. the 9th.
      cathyptpATwi.rr.com (At=@)