Teaching INFO

Scroll down past my schedules, for future booking info.

 2017 Schedule:

 

 2018 Schedule:

FYI: I will be traveling very little in 2018, staying home with my family for Senior year!

  • March 1st-7th Empty Spools
  • April 20th: Iowa Quilt Museum 
  • May 5-6th Northern Star Quilt Guild Show
  • Mid May: Spring Quilt Market
  • June 26-28: Des Moines Quilt Guild, Iowa
  • June 29: Piece Works Quilt Shop Winterset, Iowa
  • Sept 19-20 TBA
  • Sept 28-30th  Chaska Guild Show, Chaska, MN
  • October: Woodland Ridge Retreat ~ Five day retreat
  • October 23-34: TBA
  • October 31st-3 Houston International Quilt Market 
  • Nov. 8-9th Village Quilters Knoxville, TN... 
  • Nov. 10-11th Chatt Modern Guild TN   
  • Dec.1-2-  Colorado Quilting Council

 

 

Requests for teaching in 2018:

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 2018, I start planning the year in January 2017 ONLY.  Email me your info, and I HOLD all info until the end of January, 2017. 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.

SPECIAL 2018 note: *My travel Jan-June 2018 will be minimal, as my daughter will be graduating. Local guilds will be encouraged.

When Requesting for 2018:

(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 

 

2018 Rates

22 Students MAX per class.

1.25 hour Lectures: $750

6 hour workshops: $900

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, 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!   
 
WORKSHOPS:
*15 Minutes of PLAY   
(6 hours, 22 people max)   $900
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)  $900
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.
Improv Lemoyne Star Class through PLAY!
(6 hours,  small stars)   $900
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.  
 
* Stretch Hex and Tumbler Class : Garden Variety Quilt
       (6 hours,  small stars)   $900
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.  
     
* Large Hex and Triangle Class
(6 hours,  small stars)   $900
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! 
Special Templates will be available to purchase, for this class. 
TWO DAY CLASSES:
* Double Wedding Ring 4 Rings class       
(two days, 6 hours each, 22 people max)  $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.      
Improv Lemoyne Star Class through PLAY!
(2 days, 6 hours each day, 22 people max, Large star Templalte class) $1,800
 *Best as a THREE day class for maximum completion.
 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.  
*Stretched Hex & Tumbler 'ScrapBuster' 

(2 days, 6 hr each day, 22 people max, Large star Template class) $1,800

Add new angles to your quilts through PLAY with these great stretched hexagon & tumbler shapes! Learn or practice those Y-seams. Clever settings require only easy, wide Y-seams –and there are fewer of them than you think!Explore color relationships, showcase some of your favorite larger-scale prints, and play with negative space in this great scrap-buster. The layout can grow or shrink easily to your desired finished size.Go beyond simple shapes and have fun opening up a greater palette of techniques for your quilter's toolbox.  Special Templates will be available to purchase, for this class.  

 

 

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...

Classes in my home are $200 a day with USE of JUKI TL2010Q machines, quilting supplies, & lunch/drinks included. All you need to bring is fabric and your smiling face!
 
 
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.