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Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Animated Speaker

“If a Person Werta…”

Lecture and Trunk Show

Jen has developed a quick and easy facing technique to prepare shapes for machine applique designs. The technique can be applied to any shape, including hexagons and curves. Both books feature designs using this method. Let Jen come to your shop our guild to describe the design process, the technique and show you the patterns. You’ll leave this lecture entertained and motivated to use up your stash and create quick, interesting quilts.

Jen will also bring projects from her first book, Deploy That Fabric. The projects feature a range of quilts, bags, home accessories and small stitched items.

This lecture was previously “The Books Trunk Show”

Lecture includes 2 suitcases, roughly 40 quilted/stitched samples. No additional facility equipment is required.

Email Jen to book a date for your quilt guild. -$300-
Travel (air or gas miles @ the current IRS rate) + lodging is in addition to the lecture fee.

Thanks for your consideration.

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“GET PUBLISHED”

Lecture and Trunk Show:

ReannaLily Designs‘ owner/designer, Jen Eskridge will come to your guild! Jen gives an insightful account of first-hand experiences entering the Quilt/Pattern publishing world. Learn the formats she submits, see the sketches she makes and see the descriptions she sends in to publishers. From tips, and tricks to rejection letters and book deals. Jen is open to all questions. Jen bring experience from 3 different book publishers and over a half dozen different magazine publishers.

The lecture includes a power point slide show and trunk show of published works. When driving: 4 Suitcases, about 60 quilts/projects and a few less projects when flying.
Email Jen to book a date for your quilt guild. -$300-
Travel (air or gas miles @ the current IRS rate) + lodging is in addition to the lecture fee.

Thanks for your consideration.

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Download Available Workshops here

Hexagons Made Easy Half-day Workshop

Learn the techniques to create shapes prepared for quick machine applique OR reversible projects. The project is loosely based on the Hexagon Circle Wall Hanging in the book Hexagons Made Easy. The supplies requirements will give you enough fabric to try the technique and let the creative juices guide you to an original unique design. The workshop focuses on design empowerment as well as the “facing” method to prepare any geometric shape. Beginner

The hands-on workshop is 3 hours long (half day). -$350- up to 20 students

Kits are available for $30 and books are required.
Discounted book price per student: $18.00

We can work out the details to make the best class for your shop or guild. Email Jen.

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Text Trapunto Half-day Workshop

Learn the trapunto technique to add words/fonts to your contemporary quilt projects. We will create a 15″ Monogram Ampersand Block, by adding a “puffy” raised word and showcasing it with free motion quilting designs. Stencils will be provided for the workshop. This workshop is 2-3 hours long (half day). Read more on this blog post from class. This technique is featured in “A Quilted Christmas” 2015.

Ampersand Quilt Block (shown).

The hands-on workshop is 3 hours long (half day). -$350- up to 20 students

Kits are available for $15.

We can work out the details to make the best class for your shop or guild. Email Jen.

Skill Level- Intermediate– we can amp up the skill level based on quilting designs
Can’t attend a workshop? Get the Text Trapunto Technique PDF on Craftsy.

Additional Text Trapunto Ideas:

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Random Circles – Learn to Sew Easy Curves Half-day Workshop

This baby quilt size workshop is designed to familiarize students with the techniques presented in the book Learn to Sew Easy Curves. We will create circles of all sizes to be machine appliqued to a solid background. We will learn two facing methods. This hands-on workshop is 3 hours long (half day). Beginner.

The hands-on workshop is 3 hours long (half day). -$350- up to 20 students

We can work out the details to make the best class for your shop or guild. Email Jen.

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Cube Purse Pattern Full-day Workshop

The Cube Purse Workshop uses layer cakes (10″ squares) to create a versatile purse design. Learn the basics of inner-construction, zipper application, y-seams, magnet clasps and quilting. The Cube Purse Pattern finishes at 9-1/2″ on all sides. The pattern was inspired by the book, Deploy That Fabric, as a result, there are tips and tricks for using garments in the finished bag design. Confident Beginner

This is a 6 hour/all-day class. We can work out the details to make the best class for your shop or guild. Drop me an email. Class can accommodate up to 15 people with a required 5 student minimum.

Class Fee – $700, up to 20 students

Supply list will be provided.

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Giant Flying Geese with Layer Cakes

A super-sized change-up to the No-Waste Flying Geese method, this workshop transforms 3-1/3 yard of fabric + one layer cake (10 precut squares) into a double/queen size quilt. Arrange the geese in any direction create a unique design in a day. Up to 20 students.Beginner

The hands-on workshop is 3 hours long (half day). -$350- up to 20 students

We can work out the details to make the best class for your shop or guild. Drop me an email.

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Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes Workshop 

This super-beginner 1/2 day workshop will take a layer cake and 2-1/3 yard of fabric and teach you the fast easy method to transform it into a double/queen size quilt. Use the most basic quilt block design (9-patch) to create an interesting design in a day. Beginner

The hands-on workshop is 3 hours long (half day). -$350- up to 20 students

We can work out the details to make the best class for your shop or guild. Email Jen.

Download Available Workshops here


Trunk Show

Are you a shop interested in having the quilts and projects from Hexagons Made Easy on display. The projects ship easily in one box and you may keep them for 1 month. Dates are subject to availability. Drop me email to discuss time frames. HexagonsPoolside

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Currently Accepting Dates for 2017 and 2018:

2017 Sept 5- Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild, Georgetown TX – If a Person Werta Lecture – Random Circles Workshop
2017 April 20 – Conroe Quilt Guild, Conroe TX – If a Person Werta Lecture –
2017 March 28- Colorado Valley Quilt Guild, La Grange TX -If a Person Werta Lecture – Random Circles Workshop
2017 March 15- Highland Lakes Guild, Marble Falls TX – If a Person Werta Lecture – Texty Trapunto Workshop
2017 Feb 18- New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild, New Braunfels TX- If a Person Werta Lecture – Texty Trapunto Workshop

History:

2016 Nov 14-16- Texas Association of Quilt Guilds, TAQG, Lewisville, TX- If a Person Werta Lecture Preview
2016 Sept 17 – Rowlett Quilt Guild, Rowlett TX – If a Person Werta Lecture – Texty Trapunto Workshop
2016 Sept 15 – Allen Quilt Guild, Rowlett TX – If a Person Werta Lecture
2016 Sept 7 – Wimberly Quilt Guild, Wimberly TX – If a Person Werta Lecture
2016
May 7 – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Texty Trapunto Class
2016
April 30th – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Giant Flying Geese Class
2016 April 23rd – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes Class
2016 April 18th – Waco Homespun Quilt Guild – If a Person Werta Trunk Show
2016 April 5th – Hill Country Mod Quilters, Cibolo TX – If a Person Werta Trunk Show
2016
March 19th – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Cube Purse Workshop
2016 February 27th – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Random Circles Workshop
2016 February 27th – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Hexagons Made Easy Workshop
2016 February 23rd- The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX -Texty Trapunto
2016 February 9th – The Quilt Shop, Castorville TX – Cube Purse Workshop
2016 Jan 16th – The Mesquite Bean Quilt Shop, San Antonio TX, Random Circles Workshop

2015 Dec 5th – The Mesquite Bean Quilt Shop, San Antonio TX, Hexagons Made Easy Joy Banner Workshop
2015 
Nov 7th – The Mesquite Bean Quilt Shop, San Antonio TX, Hexagons Made Easy Workshop
2015
Oct 15-Nov 7th – The Mesquite Bean Quilt Shop, San Antonio TX, Hexagons Made Easy Trunk Show
2015
Oct 6th – Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild, Oklahoma – If a Person Werta Trunk Show
2015
Oct 5th – Ponca City Quilt Guild, Oklahoma – If a Person Werta Trunk Show
2015 Oct 3rd – Wichita Modern Quilt Guild – If a Person Werta Trunk Show + Workshop
2015
Sept 19th – Honey Hill Retreat Center, San Antonio TX – Hexagons Demo
2015
Sept 17th – Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild – If a Person Werta Trunk Show + Hexagons Made Easy Workshop
2015 Sept 11th-12th – Quilt Expo Wisconsin – If a Person Werta Trunk Show 10a
2015 August 11th-12th – Lake Jackson Quilt Guild – If a Person Werta Trunk Show + Cube Purse Workshop
2015 June 2nd-3rd – Bay Area Quilt Guild, Houston TX- If a Person Werta Trunk Show + Hex Workshop
2015 May 23rd – Texty Trapunto Workshop – Sew It Fabulous, Boerne TX
2015
May 16th – Vereins Quilt Guild in Fredericksburg, Texas – If a Person Werta Trunk Show + Hex Workshop
2015 May 2nd – Hauptstrasse Quilt Fest, Boerne Texas -Quilt Show Vendor
2015 March 14th – San Antonio Quilt Guild, San Antonio TX -Get Published
2015 February 28th – Texty Trapunto Workshop – Sew It Fabulous, Boerne TX
2015 February 22nd QUILTCON Book Signing at Quilt Haus’ Booth #306 @ 10:30a
2015 February 21st – QUILTCON Book Signing at Val & Kim’s Booth #112 @ 2p
2015 February 10th – Private Class in Bandera – Text Trapunto Workshop
2015 January 15th – Feb 15 – HipStitch Hexagons Made Easy Trunk Show
2015 January 17th – Sew It Fabulous Shop, Boerne TX – Text Trapunto Workshop
2015 January 12th – Livingston TX- Piecemakers Guild – Get Published + Hex Workshop

2014 November 15 – December 15th – Hexagons Made Easy SHOP Trunk Show – U-Quilt-It, Ontario Canada
2014 November 11th- Quilter’s Guild of Arlington TX Book Trunk Show
2014 July 10th- Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild – Boone, North Carolina -Book Trunk Show
2014 June 12th – Boerne Quilt Guild – Texas -Book Trunk Show
2014 April – United Methodist Church Quilt Guild San Antonio – Texas – Get Published
2014 April- Houston Modern Quilt Guild – Texas -Get Published
2014 February- Dallas Modern Quilt Guild – Texas -Get Published

2013 January- San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild- Texas -Get Published
2012 Wichita Modern Quilt Guild- Kansas
2012 Rose Hill Quilt Guild – Kansas


~Photos from Dallas Modern Quilt Guild~
Hexagons Made Easy Workshop

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    5 Comments

  1. The DMQG enjoyed having Jen come and present her “Get Published” lecture. Lots of great information and insight into the publishing world! The afternoon included the “Hexagons Made Easy” workshop…it was fun to see everyone’s creative juices at work with the fun fabric kits that were included! Jen is very outgoing and fun to be with…you will feel like you have been friends forever by the end of the day! A definite must see if she is in your area…better yet, get your guild to have her come present…you won’t be disappointed!!

    Sarah Huechteman

    June 20, 2014

  2. The Houston MQG really enjoyed having Jen visit and present her lecture on Getting Published and then the Hexagon Workshop! The lecture was super informative and entertaining and her quilts were really quite lovely. The workshop was fun and useful. I didn’t know about the technique for facing an applique piece and found that to be something I will use in the future. I agree with the DMQG review above, very fun and informative day!

    Anna Veach

    July 11, 2014

  3. Just enjoyed a lecture “If a person wereta” at New Braunfels Quilt Guild and highly recommend Jen. She is full of energy and ideas and lots of fun to listen to.

    Vicky Simmons

    February 18, 2017

    • Thank you so much! I had a great time out there this past weekend.

      Jen Eskridge

      February 20, 2017

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