Ellen Lindner is a VERY enthusiastic quilt maker and teacher! She finds the design process wonderfully exciting, and loves to share this excitement with her students. She likes trying new things, and encourages her students to do the same.
Ellen Lindner’s Workshops
Hands on learning, fun, and experimentation are the emphasis during workshops. Online workshops are also available
Student comment: Thank you for a wonderful day with great instructions. You were clear with all of the steps, kept us on track, made yourself available, gave us everything we needed to know to complete this project as well as instructions about how to create our own design. You are really an excellent teacher! Helen-Gene Eberhart
6 hours with sewing
In this class you’ll learn how to make flowers without a pattern. Then, you’ll learn how to create a dynamic composition. With Ellen’s pointers on design you’ll be guaranteed to make a masterpiece. Finally, you’ll learn a quick technique for facing and finishing your quilt with NO hand sewing!
Grow with the Flow
6 hour class with sewing
Easy techniques and beautiful colors lead to this cute little sprout project.
– We’ll go with the flow and do some free rotary cutting for the background. SO easy and fast!
– Next, we’ll do some “Fussy Fusing” for the plant. It’s a technique for fusing lots of small pieces of fabric into one larger shape. Also easy and fast.
– Finally, you’ll learn how to finish your quilt with a facing.
A one day class with lots of “growth!” (Yes, pun intended.)
Design Your Own Nature Quilt
One day without sewing or 2 days with sewing. (Two days strongly recommended.)
This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric. Multiple group and solo exercises will give you the skills and confidence you need to start your own design. A raw edge collage technique will ensure maximum flexibility and speedy results.
Note: No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required.
Instant Art Quilt – coming soon
3 or 6 hours, with sewing
Adventures in Double Reverse Applique
6 hours with sewing
Check out the killer project for this class! You’ll finish an apple in class and start on a pear. This raw edged appliqué technique is extremely accurate. Ellen’s tricks for staying organized will ensure that your class time is efficient, productive, and free of frustration. You’ll also learn tips for making your own DRA patterns.
Adventures in Color
6 hours, no sewing. Kit fee
Do you want to learn more about using color to enhance your quilts? Then this is the workshop for you. Using paper only, you’ll work through a series of exercises that will make you an expert by the end of the day!
Sneak Peek coming soon.
Ellen Lindner Lectures
(45-60 minutes, All skill levels)
Lectures are informative, inspiring, and maybe even a little challenging. Clear visual aids and explanations make concepts easy to understand. Beautiful quilts, and encouragement will send you home with new confidence and enthusiasm. Note: These are projected lectures, so the room will need to be darkened.
Playing with Fabric
From perfect points, to messy raw edges, Ellen Lindner has done it all. Follow along on her creative journey, as you view beautiful quilts, hear inspiring stories, and learn valuable techniques. Ellen is very eager to encourage creativity in others, and will share many ideas to spark your own artistic adventures.
Adventures in Color
Color is the first thing we notice about a quilt. It either attracts us or repels us. Learn how to avoid color surprises in your quilts, and how to get color to work for you. Basic color theory is explained in simple terms, and demonstrated with fabulous quilts. A variety of different color combinations are discussed, from subdued to dramatic. Click here for a sneak peak!