Sue Bleiweiss

 Artist, Author & Architect of whimsical worlds created with fabric and thread …

I am happy to work with your guild or shop to customize or design a workshop or lecture to suit your needs.  Please email me at sue (at)suebleiweiss (dot) com for more information or to schedule a workshop or trunk show.


All of my lectures and workshops are now available for both live in person and via private secure zoom group meetings!  My goal is to make my virtual workshop experience as close as possible to an in person one for you and your guild. 


Zoom group workshops will include the following:

Live lectures and demos

Pre-recorded video demosvia a private online classroom where students can ask questions, interact with each other share photos etc

Additional downloadable PDF project support documents where applicable

Live on demand support throughout the workshop via zoom or the private online classroom (whichever the student prefers) for feedback, guidance, questions etc

Live wrap up/Q&A/show and tell session via zoom at the conclusion of the workshop day

Continued on demand access to all pre-recorded video demos for 7 days after the workshop

Continued project support via email for up to 30 days after the workshop


Teaching Rates

Lecture fee: $500 with no limit on attendees both live and via zoom


Full day workshops - in person or live via zoom:

$750 per workshop day for up to 20 students.

 $25 for each additional student up to a max of 100 students via zoom and up to 20 for an in person workshop.


Half day workshops - in person or live via zoom:

$500 per workshop day for up to 20 students.

 $25 for each additional student up to a max of 100 students via zoom and up to 20 for an in person workshop.


Some possibilities for workshop are below and they all can be customized to suit your guilds interests. 

 I can also turn projects from any of my books into a full or half day workshop.

Lectures

all lectures are 1 hour and include live Q&A with attendees

Lecture fee: $500 with no limit on attendees both live and via zoom

Trunk Show


I will show a portfolio of at least 12 of my art quilts as I talk about my art quilting journey, the materials, techniques and processes I use and how I found and  developed my unique style.

Working in a Series


There are a lot of benefits to working in a series beyond just helping you to develop your own personal style.  It can help stay focussed and motivated and In this lecture I will share my own experiences of working in a series and the invaluable benefits that I have gained along the way.  I'll also give you some tools and techniques that you can use to start your own series of work.

Easy Fabric Dyeing

create your own solids and tone on tone prints


My method for fabric is very easy and tends to produce a fabric with an unevenly colored surface which I prefer because it makes for a more interesting piece of fabric to work with. In this lecture you’ll learn how to create both solid and tone on tone fabrics working with procion dye and Jacquard color magnet, a dye attractant that magically attracts more dye where it is applied, creating a unique, two-toned effect.  This live zoom lecture also includes pre-recorded video demonstrations.

Fabulous Ways with Fusible Web


Using fusible web to create your quilts means no shape is off limits! In this lecture I will show you how 

easy it is to create quilts using fusing as your primary construction technique.  I’ll walk you through the basics of using fusible web as well as a super easy no reverse appliqué, my four-strip, no-pin fused binding, and basting techniques and lots more!  This live zoom lecture also includes pre-recorded video demonstrations.

Garden Life 

Full day workshop

Create a 24” x 24” whimsical garden scene using artistically placed black lines combined with pops of color here and there.  Use my finished quilt as a guide to design and create  your own fantasy garden as you imagine it.  Use my templates and my no reverse appliqué techniques to create flowers, birds, bees, and butterflies to add to your fantasy garden.


Students will learn my techniques for working with Mistyfuse fusible web, my quilt-as-you-go method and my four strip fused binding technique.

Textile Architecture 

Full day workshop

Create your own version of my wonky house quilt! Work with my pattern or customize it and make it a winter scene, make the sun a moon and it’s night scene, turn the garage into a dog house or add a clothesline strung from the tree to the house with socks hung to dry.  Or create a wonky house lane quilt.   This charming fusible appliqué quilt is also customizable.  Add chimney’s, make it a night scene, change the grass to water and make it a beach scene.


I’ll take you through my entire art quilt making process from start to finish and you’ll learn my cookie cutter outline method for getting those black outlines around odd shaped images.  You’ll also learn my methods for working with Mistyfuse fusible web, my quilt as you go method and my 4 strip fused binding technique.


Both projects are suitable for all skill levels. 


These art quilts may be small but they are so much fun to make!  Make one or two or make them all - it’s your choice!   I’ll take you through my entire art quilt making process from start to finish and you’ll learn my cookie cutter outline method for getting those black outlines around odd shaped images.  You’ll also learn my methods for working with Mistyfuse fusible web, my quilt as you go method and my 4 strip fused binding technique.

Small art quilts are fun too! 

Full or half day workshop

Easy Fabric Dyeing

Full or half day workshop

My method for fabric is very easy and tends to produce a fabric with an unevenly colored surface which I prefer because it makes for a more interesting piece of fabric to work with. 


In this workshop you’ll learn how to create both solid and tone on tone fabrics working with procion dye and color magnet. 


Color Magnet is a dye attractant that magically attracts more dye where it is applied, creating a unique, two-toned effect. You’ll experiment various techniques to apply color magnet to fabric including screen printing, stamping, stenciling, and craft syringes. Students will then dye their fabrics using procion dyes in a variety of colors.


Suitable for all levels. No previous dyeing experience needed!


It’s raining cats or dogs!

Full or half day workshop

Meow and Woof are a 16” x 16”  art quilt that you can customize with your own pets name. Make your pup or cat in a different color or give

them spots or stripes!


Using my pattern I’ll take you through my entire art quilt making process from start to finish and you’ll learn my cookie cutter outline method for getting those black outlines around odd shaped images. 


You’ll also learn my methods for working with Mistyfuse fusible web, my quilt as you go method and my 4 strip fused binding technique.


Suitable for all skill levels. 


Mixed Media Fusion Collage 

Half day workshop

Take a break from the unexpected and turn up the dial on your creative flow with layered mixed media fusion collage.  Using a variety of ephemera including tissue paper, stamps, paper, cheesecloth, foils and more you’ll create surfaces rich with imagery, texture and sparkle that you’ll turn into small works of art that you can use as postcards to send through the mail or frame and hang on the wall.

Sketchbook Sleeves

Half day workshop

Upcycle an old pair of worn out jeans or raid your scrap fabric pile and create a fun new composition or notebook cover.


They’re fun and easy to make and you can size them up or down to fit any sketchbook you have.  

Quilted Chalk Cloth Message Center

Half day workshop

Four fat quarters, a piece of chalk cloth and a few hours is all it takes to make this charming quilted chalk cloth message board!  Customize it for any decor.  perfect for the sewing room or kitchen and it makes a great gift too!


You’ll also learn my methods for working with Mistyfuse fusible web, my quilt as you go method, my 4 strip fused binding technique and I will show you an easy no reverse appliqué method for creating letters and numbers.

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