Lectures and Classes

Janice’s Lectures/Classes | Mary’s Classes | Teaching Schedule

Lectures by Janice D. Pope:

Trunk Show Lecture

This lecture includes lots of quilts for inspiration as well as the back story of how she became a quilter.

Great Finishes

This lecture addresses the subject of the different ways to finish a quilt, and binding basics and details.

Creating a Quilt to Last until the Next Generation

This lecture talks about techniques to include, or exclude so some of our quilts will be around 100 years from now!


Classes taught by Janice D. Pope:


For specific information about classes or to create a booking for Janice to come and teach at your shop, for your guild or conference, email us at info@anythingbutboring.com.

The Perfect Binding Class: Everything you wanted to know and how to accomplish it! 3 hour class

Details include when to use bias and when to use cross grain binding and why. Students bring a small quilt that needs a binding and the fabric they want to use to for the binding. We will learn to cut, stitch together and sew the binding on to the quilt.

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Two-Hour Tulip Purse

The Two-Hour Tulip Purse ClassIn this 3-hour class you will learn tips to make this easy, fun purse customized for your needs. Four purse sizes to choose from; 3 pocket choices and 3 flap options for the larger two sizes are available. Leave class with a finished project!

Long-Stemmed Tulip Purse

The Long-Stemmed Tulip Purse ClassIn this 3-4 hour class you can make either of the two sizes of this purse. It boasts 6 pockets for lots of storage. This over-the-head-and-shoulder purse is my favorite! Leave class with a finished project!

Schlepping Bag

The Schlepping Bag ClassIn this 6-hour class we will machine quilt our fabrics in the morning and assemble the bag in the afternoon. This bag is perfect for carrying those 24-inch long rulers and large mats (24″ x 18″) to a class. We will make a removable zippered pouch that is stored in the bag for all your sewing supplies. An easy method of making bias binding will also be taught.

Traveler’s Tote

Traveler’s Tote ClassThis 3-hour class will produce a tote that is perfect for travel. Large enough to “fit under the seat in front of you,” it has a 3-D pocket for your drink bottle as well as plenty of room for an ipad, ipod, sweater and more! The outside pocket can slip over your rolling suitcase handle for ease when traveling.

Inside of the Traveler’s Tote

Kit ‘n Kaboodle Bag

Kit ‘n Kaboodle Bag ClassThis can be a 3-hour class if starting with pre-quilted fabric, or a 6-hour class is we quilt our fabric during the first 3 hours. This large bag is perfect for overnight, weekend travel or as a gift. It uses a 28-inch long zipper for the top, or 2 dress type zippers. One of the two outside pocket bottoms can be left open to fit over a rolling suitcase handle for ease in traveling.

Pie and Ice Cream

Pie and Ice Cream ClassThis can be a 3 or 6-hour class. In this class you will learn how to paper foundation piece. Two different block layouts produce two different looks. We will also learn to apply bias binding to a curved edge.


Classes taught by Mary Corcoran:

For specific information about classes or to create a booking for Mary to come and teach at your shop, for your guild or conference, email us at info@anythingbutboring.com.

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Perennial Plumes

Perennial Plumes ClassLearn how to make this lovely quilt, with a focus on fine machine blanket-stitch applique technique and easy accurate flying geese. Students will have the option of making the one block wall version (42″ x 42″) or the full quilt (82″ x 82″).
  Design Your Own Appliqué ClassHave you ever wished you could create your own appliqué designs but felt a lack of drawing skills kept you from trying? Learn how to use photographs and copyright-free materials as starting points to come up with just what you need for your next appliqué project.
  Embellish It! (Before) ClassThere are so many different ways to embellish a quilt top. This class begins with the techniques that are ideal for use before the top is quilted: paints, paint sticks, inks, stamps, stencils and foil.
  Embellish It! (After) ClassThe fun doesn’t have to stop just because your quilt top is done. Whether your top has turned out a little bland or you just want to play, there are lots of embellishments that can be added after the quilting is done: beads, buttons, embroidery floss, yarns and hot-fix crystals.
  Hand Quilting ClassThe timeless craft of hand quilting adds a beautiful touch to your favorite quilt tops. Learn both the rocking method and the pain-free (Thimblelady) techniques and choose that works best for you.
  Picking Your Palette ClassIf you lack confidence when it comes to selecting fabrics for your quilt projects, this class is for you. Easy tips to understand color, texture, value and scale will make all the difference.
  Quilting: Beginning Piecing ClassThis multi-session class is designed to teach the basics of piecing for quilts. We will cover many tips for cutting, sewing and pressing to get you off on the right foot for accurate piecing while creating a crib-size or lap-size quilt (your choice). Class can be a useful review for those who would like to become more accurate.
  Skill Builders ClassIn this multi-session class, students make a set of sampler blocks. These blocks incorporate more than a dozen techniques that allow students move from being a beginner to being able to tackle a wide range of projects from patterns and books. These include half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, flying geese units, partial seam technique, “Y-seams,” use of templates and appliqué (both hand and machine).