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Hello! Is your guild or quilt group looking for a national quilting educator to speak at your next event? Or teach at your retreat or class? Then look no further!

My name is Christy, and I am so excited to meet you! I am a somewhat new national quilting educator who took a bit of hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. As guilds are starting to meet again, I am ready to start traveling and sharing my quilting journey with your guild or sewing group!

I have had a long career in public speaking, both in the quilting world and 15 years in the defense industry. I feel as a speaker it is my job to entertain and encourage everyone in their quilting journey, as well as give some gentle pointers along the way.

Throughout my quilting career, I have been a guild president, set up sewing groups for charity, and become a professional long arm quilter. In 2018, I had the privilege to become a Certified Quilting Instructor with Studio 180 Design - for which I love to share the accuracy and results from using the Studio 180 Tools. In 2020 - just before the start of the pandemic - I opened a retail quilting store called Cottage Grove Quilt Company. In June 2021, I had the great privilege and honor to be an instructor and vendor at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.

I would love to share my quilting journey and some laughs with your guild or quilting group! If you would like to see my style of speaking, please check out Cottage Grove Quilt Company’s Facebook page. I do a weekly tutorial - Tuesdays at Noon CT, and a Thursday night live sale at 7pm CT.

Trunk Show - $175 (45 min)
  • Precision Piecing with Studio 180 Design.  Walking through her quilting journey, Christy will show how she developed into a precision piecer by using very specific pressing techniques and applying the Studio 180 Tools
  • Tuckerize Me!  Using the Studio 180 Tools, Christy will demonstrate how they can be applied to any pattern, how to adjust the yardage and how to get the best results
  • Star Gazing with no Y Seams.    8-pointed and 6-pointed stars are what quilting dreams are made of - but Y Seams. Eeek! Why would we do a "Y" Seam? Christy will demonstrate how using the Studio 180 Tool system all "Y" seams are eliminated

Half-Day Workshop - $350 (3 hours)
  • Turning Up Pumpkins.  Learn one simple block with the Studio 180 Tucker Trimmer 3 and make a fun festive fall quilt; PLUS it's a stash buster!
  • Sugar & Spice.  Great way to introduce the Studio 180 method on making an 8-pointed star! This quilt is beautiful and timeless. Each student will learn to make the LeMoyne Star and trim down the unit at the end. Requires: Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star and the Tucker Trimmer I or 3.

Full-Day Workshop - $600 (6 hours)

  • Pyramid Power. Using the required tools Corner Pop 2 & Corner Pop 3, each student will make this striking yet modern quilt.

  • All That Wander. Using the Corner Pop 2, Tucker Trimmer 3 and Wing Clipper 1 make this STUNNING version of a log cabin quilt.

  • Freelance.  Using the Wedge Star and Tucker Trimmer 3 the mystery of this quilt is solved. Each student will learn how to construct the 3 different types of blocks for the Wedge Star and expertly put them together in this gorgeous quilt.

Contact Info
  • Monday - Friday |
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Closed:  Saturday & Sunday