Speaking Engagements

Quilt Guild and Shop Lectures

Leather – Quilting??

This lecture and demonstration will explore the innovative technique of quilting on leather. Learn from and be inspired by Laura’s experience in learning the art of quilting leather from award-winning leather artist Cathy Wiggins. Certified by Cathy Wiggins in quilting on leather, Laura will not only have a trunk show of cowboys, horses and a salute to the USA, she will also have samples of leathers, dyes and other tools used in quilting leather art.

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

Laura 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.