Lectures and Workshops


Full-Day Workshops


Bright Stars Wall Quilt

 Bright Stars Wall Quilt

Use two simple foundations from Carol Doak's Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars to produce this dramatic medallion style quilt. Learn about choosing fabrics and how to paper piece efficiently and accurately and most of all enjoy the process. This small wall quilt is the perfect vehicle for learning to make paper-pieced 9-Patch blocks whether making one block or a full-size quilt.

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Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars

 Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars

Using just six different foundation units from Carol's newest book, Carol Doak's Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars, learn how to create dozens of star block easily and accurately using mix and match options and different fabric placement opportunities. The point, corner and center units in this newest book offer the opportunity to create over 2500 9-Patch Star blocks and the creative techniques you learn in this workshop will offer amazing creative opportunities using quick and easy foundation units.

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50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars

50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars Amazing! Now everyone can create accurate intricate 12” star blocks using the easy paper foundation piecing. The workshop will be tailored to feature the star dedicated to your state, but the tips and techniques you will learn in this class will prepare you to make any star block design in this best-selling book, 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. In this workshop you will learn how to audition fabric for your star block, quick cutting techniques and paper piecing techniques that will insure success every time! We will be using the state star from your state the skills you will learn can be applied to all the star block designs in this book. Now you can reach for the stars!!!

Batik Beauty Easy Reversible Vest

Batik Beauty Easy Reversible Vest

Learn an easy way to turn a basic vest pattern into a one-of-a-kind reversible vest featuring a paper-pieced design from Carol's book, Easy Reversible Vests-Revised Edition (September 2008 Martingale & Co.). This new edition of this best-selling book, which sold over 101,000 copies, offers updated designs and approaches to create a vest you will love making and love wearing. It features the Batik Beauty vest on the cover, showing the wonderful drama created by using a focus batik fabric on one vest front and squares and alternating strips on the other vest front. The radiant paper-pieced block adds just the perfect detail. You will work on one vest side during the workshop and the other side can be completed at your leisure. WARNING!!! These quick and easy vests are addictive!

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Craftsy 8-Lesson Course

Craftsy 8-Lesson Course

Now, you have the opportunity to learn to paper piece directly from me! In this course, I will teach you the equivalent of taking a 5-day course. However, you can watch it as many times as you like in the comfort of your home, in your easy chair using an IPad or on your laptop or computer. There are nearly 2500 students registered and nothing but glowing reviews are coming in. Come and join in the fun. And remember, I am there to answer any questions you might have along the way.

Enroll in Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
and learn to:

• Perfect paper piecing to create stunning, complex
blocks with ease.
• Use the best techniques, tools, and materials to achieve
perfect points, tiny piecing and intricate designs.
• Create four stunning patterns alongside Carol Doak.
• Master the fundamentals to create any design you wish.
… and much more!

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Fire and Ice Mariner`s Compass Stars

Fire and Ice Mariner`s Compass Stars

Using just one block design from my new book, Mariner's Compass Stars, begin to create accurate blocks that look complex, but are so easy to make using tried and true paper piecing techniques. Learn how just a few blocks can make dramatic quilts. Different setting options for these dramatic blocks will be discussed and creative quilting options will be shared. Achieve the drama of the Mariner's Compass with ease using methods that guarantee success.
The Fire and Ice quilt finishes 46" x 46".

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Not Your Grandmother`s Feathered Star -NEW!!!

Not Your Grandmother`s Feathered Star -NEW!!!

Have you always admired those perfect Feathered Star blocks and thought you could never make one? With the ease and perfection of paper piecing, you too can achieve a stunning block that could be the showcase of your next quilt or the attention getting accent in a room such as a pillow on the sofa. Come and see just how easy it is to look like an expert and make a Feathered Star that is out of the box simply by using the unexpected fabrics.

We will use my book, Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars, as the basis for this class.

The lessons you will learn in this workshop will give you the tools you need to achieve perfection easily and the confidence to think outside the box.

 

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Paper Piecing Tricks of the Trade

Paper Piecing Tricks of the Trade

This popular paper piecing class uses designs from Carol's books to demonstrate the Tricks of the Trade and how to push the paper piecing limits!

This exciting and fun technique of sewing oversize fabric pieces to a paper foundation drawing permits you to make accurate patchwork blocks easily and quickly without making any templates! Using your scraps, this full-day class will introduce you to some of the latest paper-piecing tricks of the trade as you sew several different small patchwork blocks shown in Carol's book, Easy Machine Paper Piecing and various other books to discover how to push the paper piecing limits!

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Perfect Points

Perfect Points

Learn tips and tricks for producing perfect points using paper piecing. This workshop features a block design from Carol's book 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks to learn how to choose fabrics, how to assembly-line paper piece, join blocks accurately, add the border and remove the paper. Also, how to measure correctly to cut the right fabric piece and how to place it correctly are covered. Using this small project, you will learn the entire process.

 

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Scrap Quilts With Attitude--NEW!!!

Scrap Quilts With Attitude--NEW!!!

We all have those left over bits of fabric. Now, you can use those scraps to make this fun quilt. We will make a 22" quilt, but there are many more layouts and the option to make more blocks to enlarge it. We will use one block from 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks to play with the possibilities. Come, play and see how much fun it is to create scraps quilts using easy foundation paper piecing.

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Sunrise Quilt Mariner`s Compass Stars

Sunrise Quilt Mariner`s Compass Stars

Using paper foundation piecing, make this dramatic Sunrise Wall quilt (25" x 25") featured in my new book, Mariner's Compass Stars. Techniques learned are assembly-line sewing and accurately joining sections. The creative options for fabric placement and using minimal blocks in different quilt settings will also be covered. Achieve the drama of Mariner's Compass quilts without the fuss.

 

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Sunset At Sea-NEW!!!

Sunset At Sea-NEW!!!

This Sunset at Sea Quilt (26" x 26") is made using the foundations in Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars. The foundations are simple, but the variety of fabrics and the setting produces a dramatic quilt. This quilt is a super way to use fabric from your stash and a great way to learn to paper piece with perfection. You can use my colorway or use your own. Just decide on four colors and gather fabric from your stash.

 

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The Little Village Miniature Quilt

The Little Village Miniature Quilt Have you always wondered how they make those cute miniature quilts? In this class, you will learn the secrets and begin to make your miniature quilt. Little houses, trees and stars combine to make this cute and dramatic Little Village quilt that finishes 12" x 12". Learn the tips and tricks that make miniature paper piecing fun and easy. The block designs for this little quilt are from 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks and are easy to print small with the convenient Foundation Factory CD that is included with this book.

Half-Day Workshops


Introduction to Miniature Paper Piecing

Introduction to Miniature Paper Piecing

You will be amazed how easy it is to create miniature paper-pieced quilts. Learn the tricks to making miniature quilts easily! In this workshop you will learn about fabric selection, fabric cutting and miniature paper piecing techniques that will prove how easy it is to make miniature paper-pieced quilts.

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Introduction to Paper Piecing

Introduction to Paper Piecing

Use several sample blocks and your scraps to learn tips and see how to make accurate patchwork blocks easily. This exciting and fun technique of sewing oversize fabric pieces to a paper foundation drawing permits you to make accurate patchwork blocks easily and quickly without making any templates! Using your scraps, you will learn many tricks of the trade as you sew several different small patchwork blocks shown in Carol's book, Easy Machine Paper Piecing, published by Martingale & Company.    Click here for supply list.


Mariner`s Compass Stars

Mariner`s Compass Stars This half-day workshop will show you how easily you can make dramatic Mariner's Compass Star blocks featured in my new book, Mariner's Compass Stars. We will make the 12" Africa block in class, but the techniques you will learn assembly-line sewing the sections and accurately joining them can be applied to all the wonderful blocks in this book.

Lectures


Medallion Magic

Medallion Magic Quilts based on the medallion theme are used to explain what makes a medallion quilt special.

One Quilter`s Journey

One Quilter`s Journey

Carol's quilt journey began in 1979 when she was invited to join a friend at a 7 week Basic Quiltmaking class. Carol admits that she didn't have a clue about making a quilt and not sure she even wanted to. By the end of the class she was hooked and actually taught that beginning class the following year.

This popular lecture features some of the many quilts made by Carol in the last 30 years as she explored various techniques and styles. Eventually Carol stumbled across the concept of making patchwork on a paper foundation. With more than 1,000 designs, several best-selling books and over one million books in print, this has become Carol's trademark technique. She will share the design inspiration behind her books. Carol is a designer, author, teach and lecturer who has taught in every state in the United States and in many other countries. However, Carol considers herself a quilter and she looks forward to sharing her experiences, both learning and lighthearted with you.


Paper Piecing: When, Why and What if?

Paper Piecing: When, Why and What if? This lecture defines the origin of paper piecing, why paper piecing has become so popular, explores what creative opportunities exist and what new horizons lay ahead.

Reach For The Stars!

Reach For The Stars! This new lecture will be available starting December 2006. The star design has influenced my quilting designs right from the start and continues to be a source of inspiration. This lecture explores my love affair with stars and how I've incorporated many star styles in my quilts to create interest, intrique and drama.