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Prices and Hiring Information:

  • Full day classes are 6 hours ($750)
  • Half day classes are 3 hours ($450).
  • Each lecture is 1 hour or longer ($550).*

* If hired for lecture without a class, lecture fee is $850.

* If hired to teach Let Me Surprise You! kit class, fee is $650.

I use contracts provided by the groups. Hotel is required, non smoking. Transportation from the airport to and from the hotel, meals, class and lectures will be provided by the group. Meals and hotel stay will be paid for in addition to fees charged. If flying, I will contact the group for payment of the ticket before booking. 

In most cases KITS will be shipped ahead of time to a safe place. This will have to be to a hotel or someone who will NOT open the boxes for any reason. It will be addressed to me and should be opened only by me.

Let Me Surprise You! (full day) -  Supply List

 

Finally, a class that you know you have brought the right things for! In this fun-filled class, a kit of CUT fabrics is furnished. This is a wonderful group workshop for those that just want to sew and not have any cutting or thinking to do.

This class is the most popular class Charlotte offers. It fills quickly and is a SURPRISE in more ways than one. It is a mystery type class. No one gets any hints and yet those who take the class will want to take another. Each class is a different quilt. Rarely are the kits repeated. All kits in class are the same, there is no choice for the students. This is the type of class that works well at shows, because it lets the students have a great time plus have a successful project. It is also great for guilds where the students know each other and like to talk and don’t usually get that chance in other classes.

If you are a group hiring Charlotte, YOU will determine the price of the kit. That can range from $85 (small) to as much as you want each kit to cost. The size will be determined by the fabric used and how it is cut. If, for example it is a complicated cut, the price is higher just for that part. The higher the price the larger the kit.

NOTE: Charlotte needs at least 6 months' lead time for this class. You must give her a max number of students and a price that far in advance so she can be prepared. Anyone stuck in a color group, who needs to be in control of her project or one who wants to learn lots of cutting tips most likely will not like this workshop. Someone who loves to sew all day with no worries, laughing and having a great time with a project worth finishing will love this workshop.


Here are some pictures from the Let Me Surprise You Class

Quilt from Let Me Surprise You Class          Quilt from Let Me Surprise You Class


Quilt from Let Me Surprise You Class           

 

 

 

 

Surprise Yourself! (full day) -  Supply List
 

For years Charlotte has used her own methods for designing and cutting her kits for Let Me Surprise You! Now there is a book. She has written a book, along with her good friend, Debbie Caffrey. In this class, by the same name as the book, you will get her half of the train ride.

Both authors do mystery classes, designing quilts, choosing fabrics and making the quilts. Each have a similar yet very different approach to getting to the final destination. The book is written as if you are on a train. Following the Blue line for Charlotte and the Green line for Debbie.

This workshop will use the techniques for simple design, cutting and sewing techniques from the Blue line. Using easy units and an artistic eye you will be creating your own designs as well as not needing the crazy directions often found in patterns and books. With this freedom you can easily see how many quilts are broken down and put back together again!

Certain patterns are easier than others and using basic units you will begin to create instead of just copy. This class is full of information, real quilts and real solutions to everyday problems in quilt making. The book is not required for the class, but it sure is a great source!

Here are some pictures from the Surprise Yourself class.

Students working on their Surprise Yourself Quilt      Block being assembled during class

 

Simple Machine Quilting (for scaredy cats) -  Supply List
 

So many students are afraid of trying to machine quilt for a number of reasons. Whatever your reason is, this is the class for you!

In a half day class learn all the little things you need to start machine quilting. Hints and a few tricks, the practice that you need and you will be quilting before you know what happened. This class is for the very beginner, afraid of machine quilting, think that it is too much for you to handle.... or those who think it is really simple and just want some guidance before jumping in.

A kit is required for this class. $15

 

Fantastic Fans (half day) -  Supply List
 

This was the very first class Charlotte taught in Houston at Quilt Festival in 1991. It is still popular today. It is a speedy, simple and yet interesting pattern. Many tricks and great ideas come out of this class. Amazing what all can get done in just a few hours!

There is a special template used for this class and is required. $15

The Cure (taking the mystery out of Color) -  Supply List
 

Over the years many students have asked me to teach a color class. I get more compliments on my color choices than any other aspects of my quilts. (I do love the fabric)

For years, I hesitated teaching this because I feel that everyone has a color sense and should use it. Problem is, many are afraid to say what they like for fear of doing it wrong. Like there is a wrong way.

In this class, you will learn about color in fabric and why it is different than just using the color wheel. After this workshop, you should have a better understanding of color in fabric, value, and intensity. We will begin to train the eye to see past the large print. This class is not full of color theory and large words. It is in simple terms that you can understand and put to use.

There is no sewing in this class but there is a color exercise so check the supply list.

As in all classes, quilts will be shown and color/design questions are encouraged.

Choosing the Fabric

Creating a block

Creating block

Putting it all together

The final quilt

 

 

Lectures:

  • Why Aren't You Making More Quilts? I know you have the fabric
  • Hello, My Name is Charlotte and I am a Quilt Maker
  • Surprise Yourself! The book, the quilts and all the fun of the method.
  • Your Stash, My Stash! (design, color, collections and quilts)
  • New Lecture - What's In Your Closet?

Each lecture is humorous, light and yet full of information and real quilts. There are no slides or power point, lights are up and ideas are flowing. Many people can not attend classes, and lectures are a great way for them to get a view of what quilting is all about.  Questions are always welcome during the lecture. Bring friends, cameras and be ready to laugh!

 


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