Programs / Workshops - Certified Teachers

Scrappy Applique WorkshopAre you looking to host a live event for your shop or guild? Our Certified Teachers have been personally trained by Shannon Brinkley to offer her Scrappy Applique technique and/or her Color Confidence course in live, virtual events via Zoom as well as in-person events. Programs and workshops available.

Scrappy Applique

Scrappy Appliqué is a raw-edge appliqué technique that is fun and approachable for beginners and experienced quilters, alike. Participants will learn the method developed by Shannon to create these unique scrappy quilts. 

Scrappy Applique Certified Teacher Janelle Schwartz

Janelle Schwartz

Certified Teacher - Scrappy Applique

In-person Events, Virtual Events (via Zoom), Program/Trunk Show, and Workshops

Hello, I am Janelle. Creator, designer, sewer and sharer of my crafting adventures. Scrappy Applique is a fun, fast and creative quilting technique. I love that the scrappy technique makes every quilt unique. I offer programs and workshops virtually via Zoom, making it super convenient to collaborate with quilt guilds and shops. Contact me, and we can make a plan for a virtual presentation.

 Book a Scrappy Applique Event with Janelle


Color Confidence

One of the common struggles faced by quilters is working with color. Most quilters haven’t taken a ton of art classes and, in turn, often lack confidence in their color sense, which makes fabric selection tricky! We get in color ruts, going back to the same few colors over and over, or we only feel comfortable making quilts from a kit, jelly roll, or a single fabric collection. Fortunately having an “eye for color” is not just something you are born with — it is something you can develop! 

Color Confidence Quilt Program & Workshop with Lois Mease

Lois Mease

Certified Teacher - Color Confidence

In-person Events, Virtual Events (via Zoom), Program/Trunk Show, and Workshops

Contact Lois

Hi, I'm Lois. I have been making quilts for years. I particularly enjoy grabbing fabric from my stash and just sitting down to sew. Color Confidence has helped me see and identify more details of color. I see things I never noticed before!  In my classes, we will learn to identify which colors work together and why, making it a lot more fun to pick out fabrics for your quilts. I offer programs and workshops via Zoom. I am happy to work with quilt shops and guilds.

Book a Color Confidence Event with Lois



Tori McElwain

Certified Teacher - Color Confidence

In-person Events, Virtual Events (via Zoom), Program/Trunk Show, and Workshops

Contact Tori


Hi, I'm Tori.  I am an International Teacher, Speaker, and Pattern Designer. I have been quilting for 20 years and have an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, along with years of teaching experience. ​ I am a past Kindergarten teacher, and currently wife to an Active Duty Serviceman, as well as a mother and dog mom! I love to travel and I absolutely love sharing my passion for quilting!

Susan Matthews Color Confidence for Quilters Sew Blessed Quilting Shannon Brinkley Certified Teacher  

Susan Matthews

Certified Teacher - Color Confidence

In-person Events, Virtual Events (via Zoom), Program/Trunk Show, Workshops, and Faith-based quilts

Contact Susan

Hi! I am Susan. I am an award-winning quilter, a graduate of Patchwork and a certified instructor of Color Confidence from Shannon Brinkley Studio. I love to share my passion of quilting by teaching others how to choose color palettes and prints for their quilts, regardless if they are traditional or modern quilters. I am a longarmer and owner of Sew Blessed Quilting where I specialize in faith-based quilts. With my faith-based quilts, you will complete a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, etc. while completing a journal based on the Bible. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a Sew Blessed Day!

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