Quilt Art and Instruction

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Frequently Asked Questions

For The Artist:

Person wishing to learn about Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Have I been Quilting?

Who are my Clients?

How am I different from other Quilters?

Personality of my clients

Results you can expect and How Quick?

Return Policy

Commission Work

Questions/Contact

 

 

How long have you been quilting and how did you get to be a Quilt Artist?

I have been quilting since 1988. I started making bed quilts for family and friends – until I had made everyone a quilt. BUT, I still needed to make quilts. In 2009 I made a quilt with no intended recipient. I realized I NEEDED to make quilts as an artistic outlet. I was going to start amassing quilts and decided to start a business to sell quilts – this is how KaleidoQuilt was born. I wanted to make a wide variety of quilts, learning new techniques as I went along. I decided the best way to do this was make smaller sized quilts (wall hangings) so I could finish them quicker. This has become Quilt Art. I now create quilts for artistic beauty rather than practicality.

 

Who are your clients exactly?

The people who purchase my quilts have great taste in color and quality. They realize they are getting a one-of-a-kind work of art that is hand made in the USA (meaning these are not mass-produced). These people may not be comfortable with a huge change of color to a room, but appreciate the versatility of Quilt Art and the way it “Pops” when you look at it. Many of my clients like the “whimsical” nature of my quilts. Basically, the quilts make them feel good. They also make great gifts!

 

How are you different from other Quilters?

Well, my Quilt Art is my own. I either use my own design – or if using a traditional design – change it up to make it my own. I am in love with colors and my quilts “Pop” when you look at them. There is nothing boring about my quilts – these aren't your grandma's quilts!

 

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

I work best with people that are not set on a specific quilt. Take a look and see what I have and follow your heart in the purchase.

 

For what type of person is this NOT going to work?

A very rigid mind set. Art is flexible and is a feeling thing.

 

What results can I expect?

A unique piece of art that will get attention and start conversations. A quality piece guaranteed to “Pop” when you look at it.

 

How quickly can I expect results?

You can purchase a quilt at any of the shows I attend immediately or you can order a quilt on-line. I can ship within a few days of the order.

 

What is your return policy for a purchased quilt?

You can return a quilt up to 14 days after the purchase/ship date. The quilt must be in the same high quality condition it was when it shipped. Refunds will be issued after quilt has been returned.

 

Do you make commission work?

No, I do not make commission work at this time. I am an artist and I have a million quilts in my head that need to be made. I feel stifled when I am restricted to someone else's design or ideas. I will hold your hand and help you make the quilt of your dream if you wish. I charge an hourly rate for this. Contact me.

 

If I have questions regarding a quilt purchase can I contact you?

Yes, absolutely! Visit the Web site for more info at www.KaleidoQuilt.com, e-mail me at KaleidoQuilt@verizon.net or call me at 508-435-0335. CONTACT me.

 

Would you like to PURCHASE a quilt?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have I been Quilting?

Who are my Clients?

How am I different from other Instructors?

Personlaity of my clients

Results you can expect and How quick?

Recovery of Investment

Class Skill Level

What do I bring to Class?

Cancelation Policy

Questions/Contact

 

How long have you been quilting and how did you get to be a Quilt Artist?

I have been quilting since 1988. I started making bed quilts for family and friends – until I had made everyone a quilt. BUT, I still needed to make quilts. In 2009 I made a quilt with no intended recipient. I realized I NEEDED to make quilts as an artistic outlet. I was going to start amassing quilts and decided to start a business to sell quilts – this is how KaleidoQuilt was born. I wanted to make a wide variety of quilts, learning new techniques as I went along. I decided the best way to do this was make smaller sized quilts (wall hangings) so I could finish them quicker. This has become Quilt Art. I now create quilts for artistic beauty rather than practicality.

 

Who are your clients exactly?

The people who take my quilt classes are adventurous and seek a new skill or hobby. They are eager to learn how to create their own work of art. They may be a little scared of the unknown, but they meet the challenge and are extremely happy and proud of the results they get.

 

How are you different from other Quilter Instructors?

My classes are designed to teach a technique. You take a class and learn a skill to use over and over at your leisure. I teach all levels, but have a passion for teaching “newbies” - people that have never touched a sewing machine before. My studio is set up with everything you need – machines, tools, kits etc. Most places that teach require you to bring your own machine and tools and most “newbies” are not going to purchase all that to see if they like quilting.

I have made a wide variety of quilts. I have an engineering degree and worked for years in engineering documentation – creating instructions for others. I can dissect instructions and break them down so a “newbie” can understand them. I will hold your hand.

Every student will have a finished project at the end of the class. I will not send you home with a UFO (Unfinished Object).

 

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

I work best with open-minded people that are eager to learn something new and will follow my instructions. I will not steer you wrong.

 

For what type of person is this NOT going to work?

“Newbies” will make mistakes and that is part of learning. We don't get bent out of shape – we just move on to a finished project. The idea is to learn the technique.

 

What results can I expect?

A finished work of your own art that you will be proud of and want to show your friends. A huge confidence boost – You CAN Do This!

 

How quickly can I expect results?

You will walk away with a finished piece of art at the end of the class. If, for some reason, you are not finished by the end of class – I will help you finish privately.

 

Will I recover the investment I put into the classes?

Yes, in a matter of speaking. Obviously, you will have your finished quilt. You will learn a technique that will last a lifetime. One class – a lifetime of quilts. Mass-produced quilts are fairly cheap, but hand-made quilts are very expensive and you will be able to make your own quilts to give as gifts. Everyone likes a hand-made gift.

 

How do I know what my skill level is for taking classes?

A Novice person (“newbie”) is someone who is not confident at sitting down to a sewing machine and sewing a seam. They may never have been in a fabric store, know how to pick out fabric or be familiar with sewing tools. They will not be comfortable with rotary cutting. The Quilted Fabric Postcard Class if suitable for a Novice.

An Confident Beginner person is someone who can sew a seam with confidence. Is familiar with a sewing machine (can thread and bobbin) and basic sewing tools (rotary cutter, seam ripper, pins, rulers, needles and bobbins, thread). Rotary cutting material is not a problem and if instructed to cut a 3” strip or 5” square could do this without help. The Crazy Quilt Class and the Reverse Applique Class is suitable for an Confident Beginner.

An advanced person is someone who has made several quilts, understands how to construct a quilt (batting, boarders, quilting) and usually is familiar with a few traditional blocks. This person is simply looking for a new technique to learn. Any of my classes will be suitable for advanced.

 

What do I need to bring to a class?

You will need material and thread for the project (a supply list will be sent before each class). I can help with this.

I will provide everyone with a sewing kit. I prefer that everyone uses these tools. This way I know everyone has just what we need for the class. If you have a favorite tool of your own, you can bring it, but generally we will be using the kit to create our quilts.

If you don't have a usable sewing machine, I have machines to rent for each class. If you bring your own machine YOU must be able to use it and you MUST bring the manual that goes with it. I can not fix your machine and I can not instruct you on how to operate your machine.

 

What is your class cancellation policy?

You can receive a full refund up to 24 hours before the class start time (of the first class if more than one-day). If you cancel within 24 hours before the start time, you will not get a refund.

 

If I have questions regarding a class can I contact you?

Yes, absolutely! Visit the Web site for more info at www.KaleidoQuilt.com, e-mail me at KaleidoQuilt@verizon.net or call me at 508-435-0335. CONTACT me.

 

Would you like to attend a CLASS?

For The Connoisseur:

Person wishing to purchase Quilt Art

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