Speaking Engagements

Laura Winckel

quality quilts speaking engagementsThe Quilt Angel

Speaker * Entrepreneur * Award-Winning Quilter


Laura Winckel, The Quilt Angel, is a speaker, entrepreneur and an award-winning quilter who presents lectures, trunk shows as well as workshops to quilt guilds and shops around the country. She speaks from the heart and offers audiences inspired strategies for creating meaningful memory and inspirational “Talking Quilts” as well as other beautiful quilts. Her presentations are infused with stories, passion, sincerity and humor. She motivates and inspires, leaving audiences empowered to go and make memory and inspirational quilts with confidence. Laura will share her story as well as tips and trick to help inspire fellow quilts. Check Laura’s web site for detailed information on lectures and workshops she offers.

Quilting is so much more than crafting. Quilting is healing. Quilting is remembering. Quilting is love.

Quilt Guild and Shop Lectures

Behind the Seams with Laura
Come and see how Laura takes other’s clothing and makes them into beautiful quilts. Laura will be showing us the process of how she goes about making memory quilts from beginning to end. She will also show us some of the quilts she has finished and repaired for her clients. This lecture includes a PowerPoint presentation with photos of memory quilts in the various stages of being made along with quilting tips and tricks. Come and laugh with Laura as she shows you behind the seams in her studio in Central Texas.

Talking Quilts
Laura will have a small trunk show of some of the quilts made from “Talking Blocks” as well as other inspirational bocks from various fabric companies. There will be panels available for purchase so you can make your own “Talking Quilt”. Laura also includes older quilts and quilts that have been found, given to her and others that have been rescued from the trash. Come and hear the stories behind these beautiful quilts. After the trunk show and lecture Laura will have most of the panels and patterns for sale along with kits of one of the quilts in two color ways. Come and laugh with Laura as she shows you the “Talking Quilts” from behind the seams in her studio in Central Texas.

Quick and Easy T-Shirt and Memory Quilts

Lauara includes in this lecture a trunk show of T-shirt quilts made with grid interfacing using the Twisted Nickel method as well as other designs. Come and see how quick and easy it can be to make a beautiful T-shirt quilt or memory quilt. Patterns and books for the Twisted Nickel method will be available for purchase after the lecture. Come and laugh with Laura as she shows you behind the seams of making T-shirt and memory quilts in her studio in Central Texas.


A workshop using the Twisted Nickel Method of fusible on point interfacing is available. I will provide the needed interfacing and a detailed list of the supplies needed by the participants for them to make a table runner or an octagon shaped table topper.

Quilts of Valor

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a grassroots group of quilters from all across the US. Their mission is to honor our service members and veterans who have been touched by war with Quilts of Valor. Laura presents a presentation with a slide show of quilts being awarded from all across the United States. Laura the former Director of membership on the Executive Staff of the foundation and current organizer and group leader for central Texas will show you what these healing quilts mean to the receipitiants.  Laura will inform your organization of how they can help and support this great organization.

Laura’s Bio

Laura helps bereaved individuals memorialize and mourn lost loved ones. Her custom heirloom quilts, often called “hugs from heaven”, soothe the suffering of loss and link loving hearts even in death.

Laura was the director of membership for the Quilts of Valor Foundation 2014-2015 and is currently the president of the Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild. She’s also a Stephen Minister, volunteer chaplain with Seton Medical Center, and a member of Community of Hope. Laura has won numerous awards from competitive quilt shows including the Wildflower Quilt Show, Texas Quilt Show, and Crossroads to Texas Quilt Show. Laura, her quilts and her work with Quilts of Valor have been featured in Tex Appeal and The Killeen Daily Herald.

* Morning Exchange Club
* Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution
* DAR Ensign Thomas Huling Chapter
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
* Wildflower Quilt Guild
* Harker Heights Cambers of Commerce
* Rotary Club Harker Heights (Thursday Morning)
* Rotary Club Killeen, Texas
* QOV, Crossroads of Texas, Wildflower Quilt Guilds

Get In Touch with Laura, 254-681-8239

Interested in having Laura speak to your group? Please fill out the form below and download the Quality Quilts Contract.

Address : 3006 Oakwood Dr
Harker Heights, TX 76548, United States
Phone: +1 254-681-8239
Email: qualityquiltsbylaura@yahoo.com

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