Lectures / Workshops

Lectures run between 60-90 minutes

Fees

Lectures

From the Beginning: Album of a Quilter

(1 hour) – Karen will take you on a journey through her growth as a quilter.  You will see how the journey started with her first quilt to her most recent work. 

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To Border or not to Border, that is the Question

(1 hour) – During this lecture I will discuss if a quilt needs a border, how to select a border for your quilt, how I design many of my borders and how to measure to ensure a flat quilt.  As I show you many of my quilts (via Power Point if flying) I will discuss my border choices and share some fun stories along the way.  My hope is to inspire you to think about how to enhance your quilt with the right border.  Designing your own borders is much easier than you might think.

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Design Classes - 3 Hour Workshops

Borders by Design

(3 hours)
Have you ever wondered how to create the perfect border for your quilt?  This class will make it easy for you to choose a border to compliment any quilt.

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Free-Feeling Fun Drafting Frenzy

Free-Feeling Fun Drafting Frenzy

(3 hours) – And you thought drafting was difficult! After this class you will feel comfortable drafting your own patterns.

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Hand Applique-3 Hour Workshops

Fiesta Mexico Block Three

Fiesta Mexico Block Three

While sewing on this 10" square block you will learn to sew smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles. I will make your hand applique experience fun, easy and enjoyable.

This supply list is for the three hour workshop only.  Additional supplies are needed for the six hour workshop and are listed below. 

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The full Fiesta Mexico pattern is included with the "pattern plus" fee.  If you do not already have a copy please wait until class to purchase.  Students receive the pattern at a deep discount. 

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Modern Dahlia

Modern Dahlia

This little wall quilt is fun and easy to make.  While you hand applique you will learn to make nice smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles.  You will also learn to make smooth, even stems. 

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Modern Poinsettia

Modern Poinsettia

This little wall quilt is fun and easy to make.  While you hand applique you will learn to make nice smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles.  You will also learn to make smooth, even stems. 

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Hand & Machine Applique-3 hours

Hand and Machine Applique the Karen Kay Buckley Way

Come sit and relax while Karen share's her tips for both hand and machine applique.  Karen will discuss the items she uses to make it easy to achieve good results.  She will also share some of her organizational tips.  All you need to bring is a some note taking items...paper and pencil. 

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Hand Applique - 6 Hour Workshops

Basic Hand Applique: Folk Art Fantasy

Basic Hand Applique: Folk Art Fantasy

(6 hours) – Folk Art is an American tradition and this design reminds me of times gone by. The simple, elegant and flowing shapes create a wonderful quilt to hang on the wall or give to a loved one.

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Bee-utiful

Bee-utiful

I just love seeing beautiful blooming flowers in the spring and summer.  At least in my area that is the only time we see them in bloom.  But now you can see them year round with this easy to make 13 ½” x 16” wall quilt.  You will be thrilled with your smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles as you begin to hand appliqué on this wonderful little project.

Pattern plus other items fee: $23.00

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Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness

I am so excited about this project.  Yes, there are a lot of pieces and yes, it’s going to take you a while to sew all of the pieces.  But, while sewing you will learn a lot.  You will learn how to make perfect points, perfect circles, perfect ovals, smooth curves, smooth stems, some hand embroidery and just for added fun.....a little reverse appliqué. 

The inside appliqué area is 14”x 14”.  With the additional black border area the piece finishes 20” x 20”

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Circular Garden

Circular Garden

This little wall quilt is fun and easy to make.  While you hand appliqué you will learn to make nice smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles.  You will also learn to make smooth, even stems.  We will do a little reverse appliqué on the butterfly for some added fun. 

The finished size is approximately 20” x 26”. 

 

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Fiesta Mexico Block Three with Border

Fiesta Mexico Block Three with Border

This workshop is similar to the three hour workshop for Block Three of Fiesta Mexico but includes techniques for creating a wonderful border. In addition to learning to sew smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles, you will learn to create and applique perfect 1/4" strips and perfect circles of differing sizes for an exciting border.

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The full Fiesta Mexico pattern is included with the "pattern plus" fee.  If you do not already have a copy please wait until class to purchase.  Students receive the pattern at a deep discount. 

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Garden Medley

Garden Medley

(6 hours) – You will receive the pattern to complete this 3-panel wall quilt, but in class we will work on just the center panel. While sewing on this panel you will learn how to achieve smooth curves, wonderful points and perfect circles.

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Machine Applique - 6 Hour Workshops

Circles Squared-Machine Applique

Circles Squared-Machine Applique

This is a really fun machine appliquéd wall quilt.  You will learn to make sharp points, smooth curves, perfect circles, straight and even stems and there is a little reverse appliqué for some added fun.  The technique I teach is a prepared edge method using an invisible stitch.   Come join me for a fun day of machine appliqué. 

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Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

This is a charming machine appliquéd wall quilt.  You will learn to make sharp points, smooth curves, perfect circles and even stems. There is a little reverse appliqué for some added fun.  The technique I teach is a prepared edge method using an invisible stitch.   Come join me for an enjoyable day of machine appliqué. 

The finished size is approximately 23" x 26"

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Kansas Rose

Kansas Rose

(6 hours)
Wow, this is a fun project.  You will be amazed how easy it is to get smooth curves and sharp points as you machine appliqué using an invisible stitch.

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Ocean Sunrise

Ocean Sunrise

(6 hours) – This wonderful wall quilt is paper pieced and machine appliquéd. You will be thrilled at how sharp these skinny points will be and how quick and easy it is to machine appliqué these curves.

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Two or More Days

Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness

This wall quilt would make a great two or more day workshop. 

Find more information about this workshop and to print the supply list go to the 6 Hour Hand Applique section. 

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Majestic Mosaic-Machine Aplique

Majestic Mosaic-Machine Aplique

Karen will share all of her tricks for sewing this 25" square block using her machine applique techniques. 

 

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Three or More Days

Fiesta Mexico-Block Six

Fiesta Mexico-Block Six

This is one of the blocks from my new pattern, “Fiesta Mexico”.  While sewing on this large medallion style block you will learn a lot of great hand appliqué techniques to include, perfect circles, perfect ovals, smooth curves, sharp points and for some added fun we’ll do a little reverse appliqué.  We will cover my favorite methods of hand appliqué “Templar and Sizing” as I like to call it as well as needleturn appliqué. 

The full Fiesta Mexico pattern is included with the "pattern plus" fee.  If you do not already have a copy please wait until class to purchase.  Students receive the pattern at a deep discount.

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Fees

  2018
2019
1 hour $500.00 $525.00
3 hour 550.00 550.00
6 hour 800.00 825.00
2  or 3 day workshops fee charged per day    
Judging (6 hours) 800.00
     

If the lecture or workshop requires an overnight stay, meals and lodging will need to be provided. In addition to the class fee, if driving is required, the standard mileage fee will be charged. If airfare is involved, you will be responsible for the full fee and transportation to and from the airport and airport parking.

My preference for lodging is a hotel.

If you are located more than 1 ½ hours from my home and are interested in a lecture, the lecture must be combined with a workshop.

 

 

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