Passage Quilt Workshop, Penland School of Craft, June 2006, photo by Artie Dixon
Consultation, Collaboration, Commissions
Available to individuals and families, these services are tailored to your desired involvement level and budget, and may include a combination of all three. You can be involved in any or all of the quilt making process including material preparation, piecing the quilt top and hand quilting. My consultation, collaboration, and commission rate is $60/hr. Contact me for a free initial consultation.
Individuals and families receive private consultation as needed to create and complete the quilt independently. Previous sewing experience helpful but not required.
Individuals and families collaborate with me in a studio setting for 2 to 6 hours at a time. We work together to create and complete the quilt. All materials can be kept at the studio between sessions. This is a great option for families or a group of friends who want to work together on a quilt. No previous sewing experience necessary
Individuals and families gather materials and I complete the quilt.
Training for Practicioners
If you are a mental health practicioner or a professional quilt maker and would like to learn more about the Passage Quilting process, in order to incorpoate it into your professional practice, I offer video conferencing, and in-person training out of my studio in San Francisco, at a rate of $150/45 minutes. Another option for in-person, professional training is to arrange for me to facilitate a workshop for your community. See below.
Workshops, Presentations, Demos
Please contact me if your organization or private party would like to schedule a presentation or workshop. I am willing to partner with your non-profit to write a grant to bring a tailored workshop or clinic to your community. My workshop facilitation rate for quilt guilds and non-profits is $100/hr.
Passage Quilting Through Life's Transitions
Presentation, 1 hr
This multi-media presentation will 1) review the traditions of bereavement and memorial quilts with historical images, 2) outline and correlate the external process of making a Passage Quilt with the internal process of bereavement through images and stories from my practice, 3) speak to the power of repurposing meaningful materials and the green practice of srap quilting, 4) provide a hands-on opportunity for audience participation.
Passage Quilting Bereavement and Life Transition Workshop
2 day workshop, 12 hrs; multi-day retreat; bi-monthly clinic
A hands-on bereavement workshop for people in transition. Utilizing clothing and materials from everyday life, participants will make an improvisational quilt without a predetermined pattern. This process will be the vehicle for inner work and outward expression as it reveals and orients the patterns by which we survive, grow, and transform. No sewing experience necessary. Sewing machine required.
Passage Quilting Pillow Workshop
1 day workshop, 6 hrs
An introductory, hands-on bereavement workshop for people in transition. Utilizing clothing and materials from everyday life, participants will make an improvisational patchwork pillow without a predetermined pattern. This process will be the vehicle for inner work and outward expression as it reveals and orients the patterns by which we survive, grow, and transform. No sewing experience necessary. Sewing machine optional.
Passage Quilting Round Robin
1 day workshop, 6 hrs
Free your creative energy while learning the basics of improvisational quilt making. This is a twist on the Round Robin, a tradition in which a group of friends create a quilt together. At the end of the workshop participants will each come away with a quilt top made from the scraps of every day life. No sewing experience necessary. Sewing machine required.
Great idea for private parties! View a slide show of Patti's Round Robin Menopause Party
Quilting With Clothing: Techniques
2 hr demo, 4 hr workshop
Learn basic techniques for repurposing clothing for your quilts. Emphasis will be on perserving the architectural elements of the clothing and will include deconstruction of the garments, curved and template free piecing, working with knits and variable weight materials. No sewing experience necessary. Sewing Machine required for workshop only.
Basting, Binding, Hand Quilting
2 hr demo, 4 hr workshop
Learn everything you need to know to finish your quilt. Techniques covered include basting, freehand marking, big-stitch hand quilting, tying, and bias binding. No sewing experience necessary.
I will travel overnight to work with organizations or individuals. For overnight travel I require a $1200 workshop or project minimum, plus travel and lodging expenses. I am willing to lodge in homes if provided a private room with bed, and access to wireless internet. Day travel outside of the San Francisco Bay Area is billed by the mile at the current tax rate.