2014 Class Offerings

The following are the full day (6 hour) and half day (3 hour) classes I am currently teaching.  I am happy to talk with you about customizing classes for your group.  I am also available for a lecture/trunk show of my quilts.  Please email me at jgeringirre at yahoo dot com for information on rates and availability.  Please read below for class descriptions and to see sample quilts.
  1. Log Cabin - Modern Makeover
  2. Scrappy Improvisation
  3. Building Bridges - Architecture Inspired Improvisation
  4. Piecing Hexagons by Machine
  5. Slice and Insert Improvisation
  6. Modern Crazy Piecing
  7. Stitch and Flip Improvisation
  8. Magic Number Quilts
  9. Creative Quilting With the Walking Foot
Lecture/Trunk Show
Quilting Modern:  Honoring Tradition
Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author.  Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting.  Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.

Creative Quilting With the Walking Foot
Full Day Class
Class Description

Want to quilt your quilts on your home machine and maybe free motion quilting isn't for you?  Come discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with your walking foot.  Straight-line quilting has a long history and is making a comeback in both modern and traditional quilts.  Learn tips and tricks for successful quilting with your walking foot along with creative quilting designs that can be accomplished on your home machine.
Echoing in with the walking foot

Sectioning with the walking foot

Stitch and Flip Improvisation
Full Day Class
Class Description
Use simple sewing to create stunning, unique designs with the stitch and flip technique! You will learn basic stitching and flipping, multiple stitch and flip variations, as well as how to manipulate the blocks to make an original stitch and flip quilt.  Once you've mastered the technique, the possibilities are endless.  Prepare to be inspired!  

Swirling Stars
Swirling Medallion
Blind Co-pilot Quilt
The Austin Star
Fireball Quilt

Log Cabin - Modern Makeover
Full Day Class
Class Description
Learn how to take the traditional log cabin block and give it a modern twist through improvisation.  Choose to make one of the inspiration quilts or take the technique where you want to go and make your own version of a modern log cabin quilt.  Seven variations of the log cabin block will be shared in class.
Improvised Log Cabin Blocks
Scandia Crush (Minimalist Log Cabin Block)
Not Lost in the Woods (Elongated Wonky Log Cabin Block)
Scrappy Cabin Quilt (Anything Goes Log Cabin Block)
Scrappy Improvisation
Full Day
Class Description
This class will help you use all those scraps that are too big to throw away, but you're not sure how to use.  Learn this unique twist on improvisational piecing and discover and learn to use the concept of "inflow" to manipulate the negative space in your quilt.  The 1/2 day class will focus on making a table runner, while the full day class will focus on making blocks for a quilt.  The full day class also includes instruction on paneling your blocks to create a unique layout for your quilt.
The Urban Garden Quilt
Urban Garden Table Runner
Building Bridges:  Architecture Inspired Improvisation
Full Day Class
Class Description
Students will use the architectural form in bridges as the inspiration for an improvised quilt.  Students will learn and use strip piecing and the slice/insert technique in the construction of their bridge or architecture inspired blocks as well as the paneling method for creating an alternate grid structure for putting together different sized blocks.
Building Bridges

Broken Windmill Quilt

Piecing Hexagons by Machine
Full or half day class
Class Description

Love hexagons, but dread hand piecing?  Love sewing hexagons by machine, but find marking tedious?  Be prepared to love machine-piecing hexagons and master the dreaded Y-seam with ease.  Students will make the All Hexagons All the Time lap-sized quilt and sew all those hexagons with no marking.  In addition I will teach a quick and easy technique for cutting those hexagons in no time.  In the half day class, students will learn the piecing and cutting technique and will start the piecing process for the lap quilt.
All Hexagons All the Time
The Grandmother Star
Slice and Insert Improvisation
Full Day Class
Class Description

Join Jacquie for a full day workshop focusing on the improvisational Slice and Insert piecing technique from the book Quilting Modern:  Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Learn the basic technique and a new adaptation, a foolproof strategy for matching inserts, simple techniques for adding complexity to a design as well as how to work with even width and wedge shaped inserts.  Combine simple sewing with a new skill and create your own linear design.  Jacquie will share quilts from the book as well as new designs to inspire you.
Bursting With Pride Quilt
The Unparalleled Quilt
The Crosscut Quilt
Sliced Sliding Triangles
The Tallgrass Quilt

Add It Up Mini with Improv Slice/Insert Crosses
Modern Crazy Piecing
Full Day or Half Day Class
Class Description
Think Victorian crazy pieced quilts, but make it modern!  Students will learn the improvisational crazy piecing technique and make crazy pieced sections to add to placemats, table runners or quilt designs.  
To The Point Quilt
Crazy Piecing is like making your own fabric from your scraps!
Crazy pieced sections can be added to small projects like place mats.

Improvisation with Magic Numbers
Full or half day class
Are you interested in improvisation, but aren't sure you're ready to throw caution to the wind?  No problem.  Step into improvisation in a structured way with the concept of magic numbers.  Different sized blocks will fit together like magic and you'll have the flexibility to create a one of a kind improvised quilt.  For the three-hour class it is important that you come to class with your pieces cut and ready to sew.
Magic Number quilt