Drawing with Fabric:

A strip of bias is like a line from a pencil.  Learn ways to make and use bias tape appliqué to “draw” your own quilts.  Whether you want to draw a picture or something more abstract, you’ll have fun creating your own unique quilt! We will also explore and discuss other ways to draw with fabric.  Six hours.


Kick your creativity into high gear with Every.Day.Creativity!  We’ll talk about my 2017 and 2018 100 Day projects, how I set myself up for success and what I learned along the way.  We’ll work on a postcard project and a 10″ mini quilt.  You’ll leave with strategies you can use to create every day.  Three or six hours.  ($4 kit fee payable in class)


Improv Appliqué

Discover how fast and fun improv appliqué can be!  We’ll use fusible web to design our quilt and explore different ways to stitch it down.  You’ll love how this no-stress technique lets your creativity run free!  Three hours.

Modern Appliqué Sampler

Intrigued by appliqué but not sure where to start?  This is the class for you!  We’ll cover several of the most popular ways to do appliqué (and a few of their variations) and talk about when and why to use them.  Three or six hours.

 Lecture:  Lines to design

Join me on my journey as we follow my (not always straight) path from new quilter to modern quilter to quilt designer and author and to my current life as a textile artist!  Presentation includes a slide show and actual quilts.  (approximately 45 min)

Please contact me at debbie@debbiegrifka.com for my current rates.  If your guild is more than 75 miles from Ann Arbor, MI, I require that you book at least a lecture and a full day class.  Thank you so much for your interest and I hope I can visit your guild soon!