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2024 Lecture and Workshop Prices
$400 - 1 hour Lecture
$650 - 6 hour Workshop 
$475 - 3 hour Workshop
(see the Workshop page for available workshops)
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Tamarinis LECTURES

Interrogating Your Quilt:

Don’t be nice about it – force that fabric to talk to you! Get the real info on how it can work for you to help you achieve your “quilt” vision. This humor-laden lecture focuses on getting the most from your fabric choices and how fabric can (and does) influence the finished quilt! Supported by plenty of quilt examples from my retinue of quilts – good and bad!

Seeing Double:
Ever wonder - what would this quilt look like if I made it in another color way?  If I used plaids and stripes instead of florals?  Well, I can't tell you what EVERY quilt would look like, but we can explore some practical examples together!  In a fun format, we will compare quilts made in florals versus batiks, reproduction fabrics versus crisp modern prints, brights versus pastels.  Gather inspiration and insight into the choices for your next project!

Aurifilosophy Lecture:

Aurifilosophy is…
— The search for Knowledge and Truth, especially about the nature and behavior of Aurifil thread.

— A program designed to unlock the mysteries of thread, educate, inspire, and enable all users to achieve brilliant results.


Aurifil has trained and certified a team of dynamic, charismatic, and brand-loyal designers, artisans, and educators to offer Aurifilosophy using a structured presentation and thread demonstration. The lecture will cover thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, needle recommendations, and tension settings. In my lecture you will get helpful tips and tricks, I will share projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your use of Aurifil threads, and will gift each program attendee with a bag of exclusive Aurifil swag!


Aurifilosophy is geared toward shops, guilds, and groups. My Scrapbuster Bracelet class makes a terrific companion workshop to the Aurifilosophy lecture.

A Deep Dive into Batiks 

Did you know I design batiks?  I know – super fun!  But would you like to know a bit more about the batik process?  I’ll take you in for a closer look at the making of batiks.  This lecture is a combination of slide show, video, and actual batik making tools!  Let’s explore the fascinating and beautiful world of batiks together.

Thank you for considering me for your guild programs!

Booking available for Fall 2024, 2025 and beyond.