Acme Sewing Machine

For complete information, please scroll down the page. My travel is now very limited, so if you are interested in attending a workshop or lecture, please contact the shop or guild that is sponsoring it.

If you attend one of my classes, please bring all the feet for quilting for your machine--walking and all free-motion. Also have the machine in good working order and know how to adjust tension, set it up for free motion, and have the correct needle and threads. Please e-mail me at for advice ahead of time if you have questions. A prepared quilter will get more out of a class. Also, I would appreciate it if you would not wear perfume to class or use chemical products in class. Thanks!

Empty Spools Seminars

Asilomar, CA

March and June 2010 - "A Quilting Journey" - join me in this beautiful location to travel from the beginning stabilizing of a small wall quilt through design choices and learning to quilt a variety of motifs and styles. The importance of the correct materials and supplies will be covered, the order of quilting, along with my usual explanation of "how to quilt" various designs and where to place them for the best result. This will take you to a new level in your machine work, no matter your style. Go to: to learn more. Register early, as this one fills fast - usually the information is posted online around Memorial Day. Be ready with your fax!




Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS)

Paducah, KY

October 14-16, '10 ~ 3-day workshops at the best place ever.

Plus, new class for my "graduates" October 18-20, 2010: The Adventure Continues.

Leave your machines set up for 3 full days, Friday evening for extra quilting time on your own in the classroom, great downtown restaurants, and the charm of old Paducah set in this fantastic museum. We usually have a guided tour by me of select quilts in the museum as well. Shop at the bookstore, take a walk at lunch by the river, and come and learn in a great classroom. Go to: for registration information.



Phat Quarters

Galena, IL

November 2009 ~ Dates and classes pending. Contact Phat Quarters, 815-776-0034


Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine

This is my great-great-grandmother's sewing machine, a Wheeler and Wilson treadle. It was the first machine with feed dogs, had glass feet, and sewed sideways! She machine quilted with it of course.