Workshops - I enjoy the opportunity of meeting new quilters and sharing my quiltmaking techniques. My classes are project-oriented -- which means
in class, you'll learn a technique that can be applied toward making your own quilt -- instead of ending the day with just a technique practice sample!
Some workshops can be tailor-made to your choice of time period upon request. The addition time in a longer workshops help ensure that everyone has
plenty of hands-on sewing time to achieve the best possible results during class. Supply lists are provided for each workshop and most workshops
include a cutting list so you can make the most of class time. All workshops are adaptable to all skill levels.
Click here for more information about
teaching and fees.
Contact me for teaching availability.
Red Tulips -- 6 hour class
Learn to layer and fuse floral appliqués without bulk or stiffness -- Nancy covers it all. Explore ways to use a variety of fusible
products as you create blocks with appliquéd stems, leaves, and flowers -- the essential shapes from nature.  Nancy’s instructions will
have you confidently completing your block even if you haven't machine appliquéd before. You'll pick up a host of tips for stitching
your block at home. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 32" x 32".
Dot To Dot -- 6 hour class
This charming little quilt is one of Nancy's most popular designs. Class time begins with using strip piecing techniques to make the
patchwork blocks. Then we'll shift our focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. You'll receive tips for sewing accurate
patchwork and all aspects of invisible machine appliqué. Learn how to use your sewing machine to achieve finished appliqués that look
hand stitched. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 59" x 59". Based on
Simple Circles and Quick Curves book.
Getting Started with EQ: 3 hour OR 6 hour class  
In this class, students will learn the basics of EQ. Nancy will show how to use drawing tools, EQ libraries, Block worktable, and Quilt worktable. See how to set blocks in a
quilt layout, add borders, and audition fabrics. Leave class feeling accomplished. Laptop computers for each student are encouraged.

Design Quilts Workshop: 6 hour class
Explore designing quilts using a variety of settings. You'll learn how to apply a variety of border and sashing styles to create amazing quilts. Students will gain confidence
in designing quilts in this fun and informative setting. Requires basic EQ knowledge. Laptop computers for each student are encouraged.
Twisted Triangles -- 3 hour class
In this fun class, you'll learn 10 different ways to make half-square triangles! This stash-busting lap-size quilt is perfect
for fat quarters, fat eighths, or Tonga 6-pack strips. The blocks are oh-so-easy to make and look great in any color
combination. Pattern included for each student. Quilt size: 53" x 60".
Wild Waves -- 6 hour class (also available as 3 hour Class)
Create a dynamic design with this off-center Pineapple block, while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-pace class, all aspects of
foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece. This is a great class for mastering
foundation paper piecing! Pattern included for each student. Quilt size: 60" x 60". Supply list includes materials and cutting for table runner, small wall hanging,
and large wall hanging.
I offer infomative and entertaining hour-long presentations for quilt guilds or other events. Lectures are a combination of slides and
actual quilts. For more information about the presentations and fees, click on
LECTURES.  Contact me for teaching availability.
Summer Heat -- 6 hour class
Create a stunning quilt with perfect points using paper-pieced techniques. Class will encompass all aspects of paper foundation piecing,
including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece, how to paper piece efficiently and accurately, assembly line piecing,
and accurately joining units. Students will have plenty of hands-on sewing time to master the techniques. Pattern included for each student.
Finished size: 64" x 64".
Click to see Optional colors!
EQ Class Evaluation:

(The class) was much
better than reading a
book. I feel more
confident and plan on
using EQ a lot more
than I did. Nancy is
very knowledgeable.
Thanks for having her
as a teacher.
Color Splash -- 6 hour class
This fun quilt is easier to make than it looks. Class time begins with sewing accurate patchwork blocks using strip piecing techniques.
Then we'll shift our focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. Discover how surprisingly simple it is to sew perfect curves
using turned-edge appliqué techniques. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 58" x 67". Technique based on
Simple Circles
and Quick Curves
book.
Twist & Shout -- 6 hour class (also available as 3 hour Class)
In this class, you'll learn an easier, quicker, and less-waste method of paper foundation piecing. All aspects of foundation paper piecing will be
covered, including how to correctly position the right fabric piece. With Nancy's helpful in-class directions, you can relax and have fun in this
information packed class. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 48" x 48".
Batik Magic -- 3 hour class
You'll enjoy making this eye-catching quilt. The blocks are a breeze to make with Nancy's quick and easy piecing techniques, include tips for
sewing accurate blocks and choosing fabrics. This stash busting quilt is perfect for fat quarters or precut strips and would be great in any two
complimentary colors. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 60" x 72".
Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Twist & Shout Supply list
Electric Quilt Design Software -
Nancy designs all of her quilts using this versatile and user-friendly software program. Laptop and projector are used for the workshops so everyone
can see and follow along. Electrical outlet and projector screen required. Microphone required for large rooms.
...

I'm new to quilting and  you
helped me realize that I can
accomplish anything I put my
something is too difficult just
because it looks like it is! And
you showed me how to fix a
problem with my block so easily
and I didn't get frustrated!!!!
Tricia
Dear Nancy,
I just wanted to tell you how
much everyone enjoyed your
program and the wonderful
quilts you brought to the
meeting. I received so many
positive comments. Your
workshops were wonderful
too. Thank you for being such
a great teacher.
Julie M.
NIQ Program Chair
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Chocolate Caramel Stars -- 6 hour class
This quilt sparkles with traditional charm. Nancy's tips and paper-piecing techniques make this beautiful block feasible
for every skill level. Step‐by‐step instructions include paper-piecing techniques for accurate triangle squares. This is an
ideal class, for anyone who wants to improve their piecing skills. Pattern included for each student. Quilt size: 42" x 42".
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Summer Heat class:  I have taken
classes before, but this has been
one of the best.  For a novice
quilter, that has not been doing is
for a while, your class has really
helped me get in the grove.  Any
time you will be coming back into
the area, I will put time aside for
your next classes

Again, Thanks

Mary

Thank you for your wonderful
lecture and workshops this past
week. From the EQ classes to
the Dancing Dots and
Feathered Star workshops, you
have provided us with much
information and tips in our quest
to be able to designs quilts,
perfect new techniques and find
short cuts that allow all of us to
make blocks much easier than
we thought possible.

We appreciate you and
hopefully we will be able to have
you come to Peoria again to
teach us something new and
exciting again.

Sincerely yours,

Marcia
Asst. Special Events Coordinator
Gem of the Prairie Quilt Guild
©2007-2021 Nancy Mahoney
Color Splash Supply list
Dot to Dot Supply list
Summer Heat Supply list
Red Tulips Supply list
Batik Magic Supply list
Twisted Triangles Supply list
Granny's Stars Supply List
Chocolate Caramel Stars Supply List
Blooming Featheres Star Wall Quilt Supply List
Twisted Logs -- 6 hour class (also available as 3 hour class)
Create a dynamic block, while learning an easier, quicker, and less-waste method of paper foundation piecing. All aspects of foundation paper
piecing will be covered, including how to correctly position the right fabric piece. With Nancy's helpful in-class directions, you can relax and
have fun in this information packed class. Pattern for each student includes instructions for making a wall quilt. Finished block size: 12" x 12".
Twisted Logs  Supply list
At this time, I am UNABLE to host zoom workshops or lectures due to
slow-speed internet issues in the rural area in which I live.