Special Programs & Tours

Attention Quilt Shop Owners

Because the needs of shop owners change frequently and because I have a wealth of classes developed for adult education, I encourage you to contact me for anything special you would like to offer. I am always adding new projects and techniques and have prepared classes on topics ranging from folk art button-hole appliqué to strip-pieced stars to foundation piecing for picture quilts. I also have available a line of patterns for pincushions, tea cozies, sailboat quilts, and a book of farm/autumn themed pictorial designs.

Festival of Quilts, England

I’m going to Scotland for the next few summers and am so glad to be able to take the opportunity to attend The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England each August. If you’re nervous about traveling alone, you can meet me there!

Just drop me an e-mail and I’ll circulate a list of “Bella Fans” who are planning to see the show. We can meet up informally for fun during the show and admire the fabulous work that comes from all over the world.

I lived and quilted in England for over a year and I’m happy to advise you on places to see and things to do in Britain. Perhaps in a couple of years I’ll manage to organize a “formal” tour (that means you pay me!) but until then, let’s get together informally and enjoy this one special event.

Ruth McDowell Techniques

I have Ruth McDowell's permission to teach piecing workshops to students who have purchased her books. See Ruth's work at

This quilt is my version of "Campanula," a pattern in Ruth's book Pieced Flowers.

Pincushion Keepsakes

Everyone uses them, and we all have our favorites! Pincushions make great presents and are fun to make too. The full-day workshop includes 2 unique pincushions and a needlebook. I also make my collection of handmade pincushions available for study.

The half-day workshop includes one pincushion and the trunk show of my collection.

Fees and Requirements

For fees and requirements, send an email, or call me, (805) 962-8511.

©2006 Norah McMeeking