Teaching INFO

Requests for teaching 2020:

(My current travel Calendar is at the very bottom of this page.)

My TRAVEL teaching schedule is FULL for 2020. I am only doing LIMITED travel for 2020. The two options below are the only exceptions. 

*Contact me if:

1.You are Planning a Quilt Show and would like me to vend/lecture and teach.

OR,

2.If you'd like to arrange a VIRTUAL Lecture event. 

I need to know where you are located, time zone, possible dates, and I will determine if it will work with my schedule.  Please see my schedule at the bottom of this page to be sure I'm not already booked elsewhere. 
Your VENUE must have WIFI-FACETIME ( iPhone, iPad or laptop) and have an internet ready WIFI projector. You will need WIFI  for a good connection, (and for  International "Free" rates you must be in WIFI) (a wireless wifi projector is great.) A quick google search for you is "how to sync iPhone to wireless projector"
(When making a FACETIME call to an international number you must make sure that you are connected to wifi to avoid costs, to be certain , check with your carrier on your end for more clarity.)

Requesting for 2020 Virtual Lectures CLICK here 

LECTURE PRESENTATION: Creativity & Play: Purposeful PLAY! 

*approx. 60-75 minutes.  ($750)  ( both Virtual and In person)
Includes an exciting powerpoint presentation on 15 Minutes of Play with loads of quilts!  I give an inspiring talk about my process, and how to push your creativity.  I share enough to get you all creatively inspired, then we send you home on the creative buzz!   Covers: Play, process, Double wedding rings, and all new work, the lecture evolves constantly.


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Requests for teaching 2020-21:

PLEASE READ:  

1.  I will be focusing on 3 day & 5 day classes ONLY in 2021 (not three individual days of teaching)  # day classes, and 5 day  classes....with a very limited travel schedule. Or if you are a Quilt show? I'd be happy to come, lecture, teach and vend. Email me with your specifics on the form provided.

2. Submit your request now. I hold all requests until end of Jan 2020, to determine my yearly schedule. Please check my travel schedule below to see if any annual bookings date are already set that may give you an answer now if your dates work.

3. Be as SPECIFIC and complete as possible. This info allows me to quickly see if your event will fit into/around my prior arrangements,(family, exhibits, trade shows, board meetings).

Info you will need:

* Specific dates and times of lecture.

* Which 3 day or 5 day workshop interests you?  Lecture? Virtual Lecture?

*What city and state? Address needed to figure distance.

*The name of your guild or Hosting event. Quilt show? Please be specific.

*Your contact info: email, phone, address etc.  

4. I set my schedule by looking at all requests in one week,(end of January 2020) so if I don't have the info I need from you on the form, I move onto the next event that does. I will not email you for "more details." So please provide everything I need to know.

5. I do NOT travel in August. 

6. Setting my schedule, is not an easy task! Please help me by providing me with the info requested on the form.

 Requesting for 2020 or 2021 CLICK here 

 

2020 Rates 

22 Students MAX per class.

1.25 hour Lectures: $750

6 hour workshops: $950

Hotel, meals, and flights are covered by sponsored event. I provide a contract with all the details of the event. Images and supply lists are provided after the contract is signed. There is 30 day hold on dates once a contract is sent. Contract must be returned in 30 days to confirm event.

*Special Event?   Email me to discuss,(below)  as pricing my vary. (Shows, multiple varied day events, retreats etc.)

 


WORKSHOP & LECTURING INFORMATION for 2020:

LECTURE PRESENTATION: Creativity & Play: The What and Why's of PLAY! 

*approx. 60-75 minutes.  ($750)  ( both Virtual and In person)
Includes a exciting powerpoint presentation on 15 Minutes of Play with loads of quilts!  I give an inspiring talk about my process, and how to push your creativity.  I share enough to get you all creatively inspired, then we send you home on the creative buzz!   Covers: Play, process, Double wedding rings, and all new work, the lecture evolves constantly.
 

WORKSHOPS:

3 DAY CLASSES: 

*Cascade Class
3 days, $2,700 (6 hr each day 22 people max, + $15 curved Braid template kit fee 
22 students max
This is a DESIGN heavy class.  Cascade is my very popular quilt from my Modern Quilt Magic Book. All the class time is spent talking about design. Construction technique  is based on Slight curve piecing and understanding bias. We talk about what kind of fabrics the students have brought and find  direction for them to go. The light to dark version is only one possibility, as a student may not have brought the enough fo the right fabrics to achieve that look.  We talk about all the possibilities! The pattern is full of surprises and options!
*Modern & Grand Herringbone Class
3 days, $2,700 (6 hr each day)  22 people max, +  Kit fee: Herringbone template
$15 & Modern Quilt Magic Book $22 required, 
 Based on Victoria's newest book, "Modern Quilt Magic" (available August 2017), this class will focus on the Herringbone pattern with a partial seam construction using Light and dark fabrics. (this is not a French Braid!) Learn the construction skills to make dazzling quilts with interwoven movement and simple, graphic style. This is a great Scrap-buster! Create a piece that looks more complicated than it is. Build your skills with partial seams for a result that boggles the viewer's mind – but not the maker's! We will also go over extra tips and tricks from other projects in the book.
* Double Wedding Ring 4 Rings class       
3 days, $2,700 (6 hr each day 22 people max, + kit fee  $35 double wedding ring templates per student, DWR book recommended)  
 This class focuses on making "scrap yardage" using one of the Made Fabric techniques listed in my 15 Minutes of PLAY To make a four ring of a double wedding ring. Class time is spent designing, playing in fabrics and  construction, & sewing curves.      
*Florid Blooms Quilt class, ( my Big Mama DWR!)

3 days, $2,700 (6 hr each day)    22 people max + kit fee  $35 Florid Bloom Acrylic template per student 

Go Big or Go home! This Double Wedding Ring class focuses on design and learning everything you need to know about piecing a double wedding ring Quilt in LARGE scale! See quilts: Strings of Florid Blooms, Bright Lights Big City, and Retro Poly mod from my Double wedding Ring Book; Traditions Made Modern

 *Cottage Tulip Class (all Cottage sets are taught in this class. Daisy clover & tulip)

3 days, $2,700 (6 hr each day)  22 people max + kit fee  $30 Acrylic tulip template per student additional if you want, $30 Cottage daisy and $30 Cottage clover

Make a big, beautiful statement with vintage-inspired circular tulip blocks. Build a colorful, fat-quarter friendly quilt one block at a time! We will learn tips for successful block construction based on my acrylic template set. Master Y-seams and curved piecing; build confidence in color and design all through PLAY!

Improv Lemoyne Star Class through PLAY!
3 days, $2,700 - 6 hours each day, 22 people max, + Large Diamond Template class Kit fee
$40 per student
 Learn my clever, quick, and VERY EASY way to piece a very difficult "looking" Lemoyne star by just using 6.5" squares! Cut, splice, adapt, and play until you've made your own exciting design! Learn those Y seams, Build your decision-making skills and have FUN opening up a greater palette of techniques for your quilters tool box! Bring a wide range of fabrics for maximum design potential! Lights to darks, and contrast are very good options!  
Special Templates will be available to purchase, for this class.  

5 Day classes:

Contact me for Prices more info.

  Improv Double Wedding Ring Class, My Number #1 Best seller.  

$35 Acrylic template per student, 22 people max, ( supplemental piece if wanted, $20)

This traditional 21" ring for the Double Wedding Ring class focuses on design and learning everything you need to know about piecing a double wedding ring quilt. Learn improv, piecing, curves and how to look at your project to change a design, and not the physical pattern.  Quite pictured is my Greatest Possible Trust Quilts from my Book,  Double wedding Ring Book; Traditions Made Modern.   Take the time to have a five day class!  The amount of information you will receive is priceless!
*Florid Blooms Quilt class, (my Big Mama DWR!)

 $35 Acrylic template per student ,  22 people max,

Go Big or Go home! This Double Wedding Ring class focuses on design and learning everything you need to know about piecing a double wedding ring Quilt in LARGE scale! See quilts: Strings of Florid Blooms, Bright Lights Big City, and Retro Poly mod from my Double wedding Ring Book; Traditions Made Modern.   Take the time to have a five day class!  The amount of information you will receive is priceless!

*To the Nines Class.

$25  Acrylic template per student , 22 people max,

Focusing on your intuition and trusting it to make a great quilt, we will explore some clever, intuitive design. By working within a limited color palette and a few simple design perameters, no two quilts will look alike! We will learn tips for successful block construction based on my versatile acrylic template set. Using negative space and your improv elements, we will add design principles to complete an efficient and effective overall design.

 

 *Cottage, Tulip, Daisy and Clover Class

$30 Acrylic template per student , 22 people max,

Make a big, beautiful statement with vintage-inspired circular tulip blocks. (all three blocks are taught in this 5 day class)  Build a colorful, fat-quarter friendly quilt one block at a time! We will learn tips for successful block construction based on my acrylic template set. Master Y-seams and curved piecing; build confidence in color and design all through PLAY!

 

**Info regarding 4-5 day Classes, please email me for pricing.  Contact me 

1 DAY CLASSES:

*15 Minutes of PLAY   
(6 hours, 22 people max)   $950  + $10 template fee
Improvisationally explore new ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time!  Learn techniques in playing in your scraps to make your own beautiful designed quilts. Sharpen your design skills, learn about combining colors and prints in new ways, push it further by using templates then watch your own unique quilt design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic quilt blocks can be, when they are constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Build confidence in color, quilting techniques, and design all through PLAY!
     
*Double Wedding Ring Class   
(6 hours, 22 people max)  $950  + $35 template kit fee per student
This class focuses on taking the fear out of making a Double wedding ring quilt!  Let Victoria's obsession with DWR's become yours!  Learn the tricks for success in her class, find out that they really are not difficult to make.  Learn your curves, build patience and confidence,and how to pin for results!  
*One day class is often taught as a Pillow class. Everything you need to know can be made by making one ring of a DWR!  Longer classes deal with Design and layout.
*Modern Herringbone pillow day class!  
$950 + $7 kit fee per student. ( can also be kitted)
(6 hour class, 22 students max)

Have you ever wanted to make a quilt that makes your friends ask, "How did you do that?"Based on Victoria's newest book, "Modern Quilt Magic" (available August 2017), this class will focus on the Herringbone pattern with a partial seam construction (this is not a French Braid!) Learn the construction skills to make dazzling quilts with interwoven movement and simple, graphic style. This is a great Scrap-buster! Create a piece that looks more complicated than it is. Build your skills with partial seams for a result that boggles the viewer's mind – but not the maker's!

*NEW - MINI STAR STORM CLASS - Easy fun class!

$950 + $18 pattern fee  per student. (can also be kitted) (6 hour class, 22 students max) 

My Best selling Star Storm pattern is now a MINI!  Learn the clever ways his quit is constructed, in strips, with a magical template! This quilt is incredibly addicting, you wont' just make one! Great stash busting strips of fabric! What will yours look like! You will learn Construction tips, How to make your points Perfect! and talks about color to make this quilt shine like the STAR that it is!

*Victory Block Class - 
(6 hours,  small stars)   $950 + $25 Kit fee  per student
22 students maxThe Victory Block is a widely versatile block thatch can give you some great unique results!  We learn proper pricing, saving your points, and who to use your scraps successfully!  PLUS!  See 4 more ways to use this block to make very unique, one of a kind quilts! Who knew a block could have so many options for gorgeous quilts!  ( ask about the improv variation class!)
*Thunder Struck Class  - Intense skill building class
(6 hours,  kit fee: $15 small diamond template)   $950  + $25 Kit fee Pattern and template per student
22 students max ( mod-advanced class)
Cut, splice, adapt, and we play until you have made your own exciting design! Learn Improv and accurate piecing, Play up a traditional Lemoyne star pattern with a modern improv approach. Learn my tips for Y-seam success! Take your sewing skills to a brand new level. Finished dimensions: 41"x 41"
*Cascade Class
(6 hours,    $950 + $15 curved Braid template kit fee per student
22 students max  best as a 2-3 day class, it's all in design)
This is a DESIGN CLASS, I prefer to teach this was a TWO day class. ( see below for the two day version)   "Cascade" is my very Popular quilt from my Modern Quilt Magic Book. The class time is spent talking about design. Construction technique  is based on slight curve piecing and understanding bias. We talk about what kind of fabrics the students have brought and find  direction for them to go. The light to dark version is only one possibility, as a student may not have brought enough of the right fabrics to achieve that look, so we work with what is available.  We talk about all the possibilities! The pattern is full of surprises and options!
*Improv Lemoyne Star Class through PLAY!
(6 hours,    $950 + $15 template kit fee per student
22 students max
Learn my clever, quick, and VERY EASY way to piece a very difficult "looking" Lemoyne star by just using 6.5" squares! Cut, splice, adapt, and play until you've made your own exciting design! Learn those Y seams, Build your decision-making skills and have FUN opening up a greater palette of techniques for your quilters tool box! Bring a wide range of fabrics for maximum design potential! Lights to darks, and contrast are very good options!  
 
*Stretch Hex and Tumbler Class : Garden Variety Quilt
(6 hour class - 22 students max, Kit fee $25 Stretched hex & tumbler templates per student.) $950
Learn to piece fast easy Y seams in tis clever fun class!  Cut, splice, adapt, and play until you've   made your own exciting design by using one or both of the templates! Learn those Y seams, Build your decision-making skills and have FUN opening up a greater palette of techniques for your quilters tool box! Bring a wide range of fabrics for maximum design potential! Lights to darks, and contrast are very good options!  
       

Private classes: 

Private classes are held in my home. Please email me for small group rates.

NO, I'm sorry, my home and studio are not open to the public... Contact me for day prices.
Contact me 

Retreats and in-home workshops, in my NYC loft are announced in my mailing list/newsletter. Please sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of my website page.

Planning a trip to NYC? Let me know ahead, and if I'm home, I might be able to arrange a class... *Must have enough notice... 

My Current Travel Schedule:

 2019 Schedule:

 

2020 Schedule:

I will have a limited travel season in 2020. SEE ABOVE

  • Jan TBA
  • Feb 20-23: QuiltCon Austin 
  • March 15-20 Empty Spools  Seminars
  • March 20-25 Empty Spools  Seminars 
  • April 18-25- Spring Paducah,vending teaching, MC
  • MAY- SPRING QUILT MARKET
  • June 3-7 Woodland Ridge
  • June TBA
  • July TBA
  • August -  WI
  • Sept 10-12 Quilt Expo Madison, WI
  • Sept 16-20 Woodland Ridge Retreat
  • OCT- FALL QUILT MARKET
2020 Schedule:
 

TESTIMONIALS:

 I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed Victoria's workshop this past Sunday! Absolutely outstanding! I must admit that I am more of a traditionalist--and this really pushed me outside my comfort zone. But this is exactly the push I needed! Stretch and stretch I did. Never before would I have sewed fabric together willy nilly... but it works! Having done this, I can honestly say that should I have blocks with four patches in them, I will seriously think about whether they will stay as four patches or be Victoria patches! Thank you again.... Ruth Ann Baker, Northport
 
"Victoria is such an inspiration to all quilters. She is so passionate about her work.  That passion shows in her classes and lectures.  Her "15 Minutes of Play" class inspired me to spend time each day quilting, even if only for minutes at a time.  I like her use of scraps in quilts. I also love her idea of cutting up parts of blocks or quilts that you've already made, but don't necessarily like, and using them to create new quilts.  She is a wonderful teacher!"  Lorraine Lucas
 
I was lucky enough to take a day long workshop with Victoria at Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, WI last summer. What a treat!  Victoria is an inspiring teacher who fostered an atmosphere of creativity and fun in her class. She gave plenty of individual attention and encouraged people to move in their own direction. I can't wait till she comes back to Wisconsin! - Diane Fulton
 
Victoria's lecture was relatable and touching, linking elements of her own personal history and artistic training to her current work as a quilter. She was a warm, funny, inspiring speaker who emphasized the true joy that can be found in modern quilting and who challenged her audience to break out of their quilting comfort zones. Everyone left inspired to go make some fabric, as well as that quilt that they said they'd never make. -Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild
 
 BIO: 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New York City based International award-winning Quilt & Fiber Artist, teacher & lecturer on the creative process. She is also a fabric designer for RJR Fabrics, is a licensed designer for Sizzix and Aurifil thread, is a JUKI USA Ambassador, and has her own Acrylic template line available at her NYC quilt shop.

She is the author of several Quilting books:  15 Minutes of Play,  Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions Made Modern  and Modern Quilt Magic (C&T publishing). She also owns VFW Quilts, a specialty quilting Store in NYC, carrying all of her products, to provide inspiration to the Fiber maker, and sells her custom work to Museums, and collectors in the design world who appreciate finely made quilts: A true classic Art form.

Victoria sits on The International Quilt Study Center & Museum and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Textiles advisory boards. Her quilts have traveled all over the globe, including Japan, Australia, and in Museums such as New Britain Museum of American Art, International Quilt Study Center, San Jose Quilt Museum, The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and the International Quilt Festival Houston. She is proud to be a quilter, a mother to Beatrice, and a wife to Michael Findlay, the true loves in Victoria’s life.

Victoria’s work balances between Art Quilts, Traditional & Modern Quilts and has a master flair bringing the fine art of quilting to the modern age.

 

 

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