Workshops

I am available to teach and lecture at a quilt guild or quilt shop near you.  Contact me at carrie@believemagic.com to schedule a workshop.  Below are descriptions of my workshops and lecture.

 

Ballerina Art Quilt Workshop – 6 hours

Celebrate the dancer in your life by creating a large ballerina art quilt in this 1-day class.  Carrie Payne will walk you through every step to create an art quilt featuring a ballerina in a tutu that literally pops off the quilt. You will design a collaged background; use free motion stitching to quilt the piece; and add a raw edge applique ballerina. After binding the quilt, you’ll use layers of tulle to create a tutu.  You will walk out of class with a completed art quilt measuring at least 15” x 20” using the medium or large design in the pattern.

 

 

 

Bicycle Art Quilt – 6 hours

Celebrate a love of two-wheel fun as you create an art quilt featuring a bicycle with a basket full flowers.  In the first session, we will create a simple background and quilt it with free motion quilting and stitched words. In the second session, we’ll create the raw edge applique bicycle, stitch it in place and bind the quilt.   Your completed art quilt will measure approximately 20” x 16”.

 

 

 

 

 

Girl at Play Art Quilt Workshop – 6 hours

In this fun 1-day class, you will learn how Carrie Payne creates her art quilts step by step as you create an art quilt featuring a girl (or boy) at play.  You will design a collaged background; use free motion stitching to quilt the piece; and add a raw edge applique girl (or boy) to create an art quilt measuring approximately 12” x 17”.   Carrie will demonstrate how to bind your art quilt and attach hangers.    You should walk out of class with a completed art quilt.

 

 

Magpie Girl Art Quilt Workshop – 6 hours

A person who collects things, especially things of little use or value, is sometimes referred to as a magpie.  As artists we collect old jewelry, beads, buttons, ribbon, lace, scraps of paper and fabric for just the right project.   In this workshop, you’ll create an art quilt featuring a girl in a dimensional dress on a scrappy collage background.  Layers of ruffles provide the perfect place to show off some of your collections.  Learn to create a fused background, quilt with free-motion stitching, add a girl with raw-edge fused appliqué and discover different methods for creating ruffles.  You’ll be encouraged to have fun and embrace mistakes!

 

 

 

Sew Cute Quilter Art Quilt Workshop – 6 hours

In this fun 1-day class, create an art quilt featuring a fused raw-edge appliquéd girl stitching with a sewing machine in her studio with colorful fabrics on display behind her.  Use your favorite fabrics and creativity to customize the hair, clothes and sewing machine to create a wall-hanging perfect for the quilter in your life (aka you).  You will design a collaged background; use free motion stitching to quilt the piece; and add a raw edge applique girl (or boy) to create an art quilt measuring approximately 16” x 24”.   Carrie will demonstrate how to bind your art quilt and attach hangers.    You should walk out of class with a completed art quilt.

 

 

 

Journey of an Art Quilter Lecture – 30-60 minutes

Learn about Carrie Payne’s journey into art quilting with a fun slide presentation and door prizes.  You’ll get a peek into her sewing studio and end with a trunk show where you can get a closer look at  some of her art quilts.