Lectures/Workshops

I love to talk about art and teach people how to make it. If you’d like to hire me to do so, please get in touch and we’ll make it happen. I’m happy to come to guilds, stores, retreats and mini-group gatherings. (FYI, I live in Portland, OR)

Download my latest Lecture and Workshop brochure here: Sam Hunter – Brochure 2014

Lectures:

There’s Magic in the Lesson: Or Perfection is Overrated!                                    A slide and trunk show of the various successes and failures of a life of making quilts and other things with a sewing machine.

We Are $ew Worth It
A lecture and trunk show about calculating what you charge for making quilts, with a ton of information on how to educate your buyer.

Quilt Talk
A trunk show of the quilts and projects from Sam’s book Quilt Talk (available after Oct 2014).

Health and the Quilter
A slide lecture and demonstration of how to set up your workspace to fit your body, and how to stretch your tired muscles after a day at the machine – in which Sam makes quite a fool of herself on stage!

Workshops

Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts

Choose any one of the Hunter’s Design Studio pattern line and Sam will make a workshop around it! Head to the patterns tab to see the latest offerings. Most of the patterns can be taught in a 6 hour session. Patterns are provided as part of the workshop fee! Dingbats and the Chunky Wee Bag are very popular.

Dyeing Fabric in Jelly Jars

Sam has been teaching fabric dyeing for almost 20 years in SoCal and has developed fun and easy recipes for making beautiful dyed fabrics.
Two 3 hour workshops are available:
Bright or Muted Colorwheel in 24 steps
Color Gradations – 6 steps each of 4 colors

Blanket Statement: A Paper-Pieced Alphabet

In this workshop, Sam teaches paper piecing with her alphabet patterns, and discusses compositional choices for using text in quilts.
6 Hour session.