Teaching INFO

Scroll down past my schedules, for future booking info.

 2018 Schedule:

  • Craft Napa Jan 11-14th - DWR class, and Herringbone class - Sold Out
  • Jan 26-27 Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show, South Padre Islands
  • Feb 3rd Cascade Class NYC -Sold Out
  • Feb 4th Thunderstruck Class NYC -Sold Out
  • Feb 6th Cascade Class NYC -Sold Out
  • Feb 6th Cascade, Sold Out
  • Feb 7th Herringbone Class NYC - Sold Out
  • Feb 8-9th Star Storm Class NYC -Sold Out
  • Feb 20th: Warwick Guild workshop
  • March 1st-7th Empty Spools Seminars- The Happy Wanderer class! FUN filled 5 day class! 
  • April 7-8th Salem Mass. contact marketplacequilts@me.com for information Sold Out
  • April 17th Paducah MC of Awards Ceremony & teaching one Herringbone class (class sold out)
  • April 17th - July: Iowa Quilt Museum  Victoria Findlay Wolfe Exhibit opens.
  • April 21st -  Iowa Quilt Museum  Victoria Findlay Wolfe Exhibit Lecture at exhibit opening party
  • April 26-30 NJ Quilt Fest Vending
  • May 5-6th Northern Star Quilt Guild Show - vending/exhibit/ lectures
  • Mid May: Spring Quilt Market
  • June 26-28: Des Moines Quilt Guild, Iowa - sold out
  • June 29: Piece Works Quilt Shop Winterset, Iowa - 15 minutes of play class
  • July 28-29  Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Textiles ~ wkshp Bright Lights DWR class Sold Out
  • Sept 18th Warwick guild workshop
  • Sept 19-20 Farmington Valley Quilt Guild, CT Show
  • Sept 28-30th  Chaska Guild Show, Chaska, MN -vending/exhibit/ lectures
  • October 2-6: Woodland Ridge Retreat ~5 day retreat -DWR Class Sold out.
  • October 12-14 Charleston Modern Quilt Guild.
  • October 31st-3 Houston International Quilt Market 
  • Nov. 7-11 Houston Fall Festival
  • Dec.1-2-  Colorado Quilting Council

 

 2019 Schedule:

  • Jan Craft Napa
  • Feb: QuiltCon Nashville
  • Feb 23-27 Empty Spools  Seminars  To the Nines class
  • Feb 28-March 3rd Empty Spools  Seminars Double Wedding Ring Class
  • March TBA
  • April 13-14 Salem, MA TBA
  • May TBA
  • June TBA
  • June TBA
  • June TBA
  • July: NQM Paducah KY, TBA
  • July 26-28 Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild
  • July 30-August 3rd  Woodland Ridge Retreat Center
  • August (not travel, vacation)
  • Sept: Northwestern Suburban Quilters
  • Sept: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
  • Sept: Light House Quilters rice, WI
  • October: TBA
  • October: Houston Intl Quilt Market & Festival
  • Nov: TBA
  • Dec: TBA

 

Requests for teaching in 2020:

Because I plan around my husband's work schedule and my daughter's school year calendar, I only book one year out at a time. If you would like to be considered for 2020, I start planning the year in January 2019 ONLY.  Email me your info,(below)  and I HOLD all info until the end of January, 2019. All my bookings for the entire year, are done in ONE WEEK, so, providing me with all the necessary info in ONE email, is very important.  The more info you give me, the better your chances!

 

When Requesting for 2020:

(Be as specific and complete as possible, this info allows me to quickly see if your event will fit into my schedule.) 

1. Specific dates and times

2. What city and state  

3. The name of your guild or Hosting event

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

Click here to email me your request for 2018 Contact me 

 

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 2018:

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

*approx. 60-75 minutes.  ($750)
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:
*15 Minutes of PLAY   
(6 hours, 22 people max)   $950
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
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!  ( NEW class from Modern Quilt Magic  August 2017) $950
(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!

*Improv Lemoyne Star Class through PLAY!
(6 hours,  kit fee: $15 small Diamond template stars)   $950
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!  
Kit Fee: Small Diamond Template $15 
 
*Stretch Hex and Tumbler Class : Garden Variety Quilt
(6 hour class - 22 students max, Kit fee $25 Stretched hex & tumbler templates.) $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!  
       Special Templates will be available to purchase, for this class.  
*Victory Block Class
(6 hours,  small stars)   $950
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
(6 hours,  kit fee: $15 small diamond template)   $950
22 students max
Hexagons can be FUN on the machine to piece! With Victoria's templates, come ready to design a fun unique quilt with many possibilities in design!  Learn those Y seams, ( or not! can also be joined with NO Y seams!  *gasp!) 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! 
 
TWO DAY CLASSES:
*At the Crossroads of Modern & Grand class
(6 hour class, 22 students max) $1,800 Kit fee: Herringbone template $15 & Modenr Quilt Magic Book $22 required

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 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       
(two days, 6 hours each, 22 people max, Kit fee $35 double wedding ring templates, DWR book recommended)  $1,800
 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!)

(2 days, 6 hr each day, 22 people max,kit fee  $35 Acrylic template ) $1,800

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

Improv Lemoyne Star Class through PLAY!
(2 days, 6 hours each day, 22 people max, ) $1,800
Large Diamond Template class Kit fee $40
 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:

 Improv Double wedding Ring classes, and Improv To the Nines Victory Block classes are a great way to take in a LOAD of information to build your skills and come out of class with a serious set of sewing skills!  Take the time to have a five day class!  The amount of information you will receive is priceless!

   Contact Emptyspoolsseminars.com  & Woodland Ridge Retreats for more information on my classes and availability.  

Private classes: 

Are held in my home. Retreats and in-home workshops, in my NYC loft are announced in my mailing list/newsletter ONLY. Please sign up for the newsletter at the contact page.

Planning a trip to NYC? Let me know ahead, and if I'm home, I can arrange for a small class... *Must have enough notice.
NO, I'm sorry, my home and studio are not open to the public...
 
 
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 an artist, quilter, fabric designer, wife, and mother who is constantly on a creative journey. Raised on a farm in central Minnesota, the skills she learned as a child became her art form after she moved to NYC. Victoria started quilting & blogging (bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com) full time in 2008, and she quickly gained recognition for her unique custom quilts and local community work (BumblebeansincBASICS.com), a quilt gather program for those in need. She is also a fabric designer for Marcus Fabrics (marcusfabrics.com) is a licensed designer for Sizzix and Aurifil thread, is a JUKI Ambassador, and has her own Acrylic template line available at her website shop. Victoria won BEST IN SHOW at QuiltCon, Feb 2013, with her quilt "Double Edged Love." and many other quilting awards, and teaches internationally about her process. Please visit her "resume page" for more information on her current work.