Lectures for Quilt Guilds

Please contact me at hallock@pacinfo.com for a lecture/slide show based on my books.

"Sizzling Quilts from a Simple Block"

For 2000-2001, I suggest a program based on my new book, Sizzling Quilts from a Simple Block. How often do you find a block that is truly original, with many embellishment ideas and arrangement possibilities....and one that's easy enough for everyone to make? Check out the Woodpile page to see what I mean.

How can quilts like these all be variations of the same simple block? This entertaining and informative program answers that question.

Woodpile quilts

"Fast Patch Goes Straight"

You may know about the strip-pieced triangles introduced in my original book, Fast Patch: A Treasury of Strip Quilt Projects. Some people objected to the use of the bias along the edges of the triangles. See the Triangle techniques page to review it. By using the Two-Square strip-piecing method, you can keep the grain going the traditional direction and stay "legal."

I will also share ideas from Fast Patch Kids' Quilts.

Fast Patch book


My fee is $100, plus travel expenses. Unless a program is nearby (in Western Oregon, Southwest Washington, or Northern California) I will try to book other events for the trip so travel expenses can be divided among sponsors.

I'm easy to negotiate with on travel expenses if you are near my grandchildren in Western Massachusetts, central Colorado, and Northern Utah. I also like an excuse to visit relatives in Nevada, Wisconsin, and Florida. I'll count my family as one of the "sponsors" when dividing travel costs.

For more information

Please e-mail me at hallock@pacinfo.com with your name, address, phone number and guild name. I'll send a colored flyer you can share with your board.
Meanwhile, check my Resume, if you haven't already.