My Workshops

I am now teaching!
Contact me if you are interested in any of the offerings below...

Allison Aller
360.835.3774 home
360.213.8744 cell

2013-14 Fee Schedule

Please note: Travel expenses (mileage and/or airfare)
are added to the fee and will vary. Lodging in a non-
smoking quilter’s home or hotel are both welcomed.
I have no allergies or dietary restrictions.


Lectures and Trunk Shows - $400                             
All lectures are approximately one hour in length.

From Sane to Crazy: My Life in Quilts
An image heavy PowerPoint presentation of 40 years of quiltmaking, from bed quilts through Broderie Perse, Stained Glass, Landscape, and Crazy quilting

Crazy Quilts--Conception to Completion
From concept to stash, design wall to machine piecing, to handwork, embellishment and finishing, the process of creating Allie's crazy quilts has many steps.  She relishes them all, and in this image heavy lecture she will show you several quilts' progression from beginning to end. These long term projects allow for a deep involvement with her work (many quilts take about a year to complete): you will get the time lapse version!  Design considerations and technical issues will be discussed along the way.  She will have several of these quilts on hand for you to inspect as well.
Workshops - $400 / $650 / $1200



Half Day (3 hours): $400

New! Color on Lace--Using easily available acrylic paint, we will transform lace flowers into gorgeous three dimensional motifs, trims, and even sashings for you quilts.

 
 
 Composite Flower Motifs-combine simple elements to make elegant or whimsical 3 dimensional flowers  Beginning level, no machine required.


      

Crazy Curved Block Construction-a simple freezer paper technique using machine applique is taught in the making of this simple 8" X 8" block.  Students should be able to complete two blocks in class.  Tips for sewing with "fancy" fabrics are covered as well. Basic machine skills required.


     
 Punchneedle Ribbon Flower Pin-use different fibers to create unique floral jewelry or embellishment.  Punchneedle    required.  Beginning class, no machine required.


      

Full day (6 hours): $650

Wool Crazy Pin Cushion--flip and sew technique will create the block in the morning; basic embroidery stitches will get us started on the embellishment in the afternoon.  Project is from my book, Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting.  Basic machine  sewing and hand embroidery skills required.



 Curved Piecing--Crazy Hearts-my unique freezer paper technique for curved crazy piecing is taught in creating this 15" X 15" heart block.  Silk ribbon embroidery in the herringbone stitch will be covered during the last hour of class. Basic machine skills required.



Crazy Quilt Pillow by Machine—“Pretty Crazy” pattern required.  Machine applique and machine embroidery in a crazy quilt style.  Trims can be added to customize the "mix"!  Basic machine skills required.
        
                                                              





 Frame It With Flowers Several three dimensional flowers, embroidery, silk and wire ribbon work, and beading combine to frame your printed image of choice.  Students will bring in 4" X 4" phototransfered image (or commercially printed motif, vintage needlework, etc--whatever they wish to showcase.)


      
Crazy Baby Quilt, All Cotton, All by Machine“Pretty Crazy” pattern required.  The all cotton quilt version of the Pretty Crazy pattern produces this baby quilt top.  Once students learn the process, these blocks come together very quickly. Basic machine skills required.

 


Two-day (12 hours): $1200
  Embellished Home Portraits--students work with a phototransferred image of their choice and "bring it to life" with hand embroidery and embellishment.  Intermediate to advanced.