Butterfly Threads Quilting
Butterfly Threads Quilting
Programs & Workshops

Butterfly Threads Quilting by Diane D. Knott

Schedule a program today, Contact Me. See my Calendar for available dates. See my Contract for details. Please note that travel expenses will be billed at the current government standard mileage rate for car travel more than one hour. Travel charges will not apply to local visits. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a visit! Any combination of program/workshop can be booked and special rates will be offered on multiple bookings. Consideration will be given on a first come/ first serve basis. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much!


Lecture with Trunk Show
(Trunk show presentations are 1 hour in length plus Q&A. Two quilt holders and two quilt folders will be needed as well as a table for the quilts. An additional table for patterns, templates and books, as well as book signing will be required. The cost for trunk show presentations is $350)

Strip Quilt Secrets:
Discover the possibilities in your own stash by cutting your scraps and yardage into strips. Change the way you cut your strips plus five piecing techniques! Featuring the 15 quilts from my latest book plus some favorites you’ve seen in magazines as well as a few ‘trunk show exclusives’ not yet published. Get inspired to sew your stash!

Scrap Quilt Secrets:
Learn specific strategies for making quilts you love from the fabric you already have! I will share the secrets and steps I use for making scrap quilts that really sparkle. Learn how to avoid the “jumbled mess” look and create quilts you can live with and love. Featuring all 16 quilts from my book SCRAP QUILT SECRETS by C&T (plus many more!)

If Quilts Could Talk:
From my very first quilt to my latest and many of the quilts in between, I share a look at the quilts I’ve made over 20+ years and the stories behind them. From lessons learned to sharing my process on personalizing patchwork and some crazy adventures along the way, find out all about my life in quilts!

Celebrate with Quilts:
Want to make quilts that celebrate the seasons, holidays and special occasions of life? Enjoy the quilts featured in my patterns, and many that have been published in magazines in the US and around the world. I will share how and why I make quilts (from my stash) to celebrate any occasion and how you can make more quilts with less stress. This trunk show features some of my newest quilts as well as a few favorites from my collection.


Half Day Workshops
(All half day workshops are 3 – 3 ½ hours and cost $450 plus travel when scheduled in addition to a lecture/trunk show)

Your Choice: choose any one of my patterns and I will demonstrate the step by step process for making it successfully. Hints and tips, as well as alternate options will be available. Suitable for beginners through advanced quilters. Purchase of pattern will be required. Supply list will be determined by the patterns chosen.


Table Runner to Go: Make a table runner version of any of my patterns and we will have the top finished before you leave! I have several samples, but will be happy to teach any pattern of mine that you choose! Handouts with instructions included. Supply list will be determined by the patterns chosen.


Full Day Workshops
(All full day workshops are 6 hours and cost $600 plus travel)

Ruler Play ClassRuler Play
Learn the basics of free motion quilting using rulers to design custom quilting for your quilts! No marking, no mess, no stress! We will learn how to divide the quilt into smaller sections, use rulers to fill the spaces with curves, lines, grid, or circles. Learn all the tips and tricks for avoiding common problems and getting great results. A ruler foot for your machine is required. No book or pattern purchase required.

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Butterfly Thread Classes*NEW CLASS* Sewing In Circles
Choose from 3 patterns using curved piecing (levels: beginner-experienced) and learn every tip and trick needed to sew perfect curves large and small. Take the fear out of sewing curves forever!




Under the Mistletoe
*Most Popular Workshop!*
Learn the techniques for paper piecing and sewing curves for excellent results every time! Find out for yourself that curves are NOT scary! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Table Runner version is included in this workshop. Covers basic flip and sew paper piecing as well as template sewing. Handouts included, pattern purchase required.

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Twice as Nice
Choose any two patterns from my pattern collection. I will demonstrate and explain both to the group, so everyone gets to make one but learn two! Samples for each will be available. Suitable for beginners through advanced quilters. Purchase of pattern is required. Supply list will be determined by the patterns chosen.






The following classes are from STRIP QUILT SECRETS and require book purchase:


Spools X 2 QuiltSpools X 2
This happy quilt can be made using selvages or 1 ½’ strips. By grouping selvages/strips into color groups, we will piece the spools. Learn the easy way to sew Y seams to achieve a polished look. Multiple sizes are available as well as quilting suggestions and idea. This quilt is great for confident beginners as well as experienced quilters.

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Aunt Elsie QuiltAunt Elsie
A fun and cheerful block and quilt, just like my Aunt Elsie. We will make triangles from strips and explore the use of color and contrast. Precision piecing and pressing make this quilt easy even for beginners. Made entirely from 2 ½’’ strips, it is jelly roll friendly. Perfect for strip exchanges!

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Lime Twist
Learn how to strip piece, cut, twist and sew to make this colorful quilt that looks like it is string pieced.

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Splash!
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, strip piecing and options for triangles from strips or squares. Learn how pieced sashing options change the way the blocks interact with one another. Also covers pressing for easy block assembly and quilt construction. Pattern purchase required.

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The following classes are from SCRAP QUILT SECRETS and require book purchase:


Crazy Daisy
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, strip piecing, fusible applique and options for triangles from strips or squares. Also covers pressing for easy block assembly and quilt construction. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Fusion
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, strip piecing and options for triangles from strips or squares. Also covers pressing for easy block assembly and quilt construction. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Homespun Hearts
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, piecing and pressing for each of the blocks as well as wool appliques and quilt construction. Hand quilting with pearl cotton will be included. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Oh My Stars
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, piecing and pressing for each of the four star blocks as well as making triangles from strips and quilt construction. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Paper Chain
Learn the technique for perfect four patches with pinwheel pressed seams and sewing curves for excellent results every time! Find out for yourself that curves are NOT scary! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic piecing as well as making templates and sewing curves without stress. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Peppermint Pie
Learn the technique for perfect piecing and sewing curves for excellent results every time!
Find out for yourself that curves are NOT scary! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic piecing as well as making templates and sewing curves without stress. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Peppermint Pie Runner
Just a Slice of PEPPERMINT PIE table runner also available. Click HERE for a supply list.





Razzmatazz
Learn the technique for paper piecing and sewing curves for excellent results every time! Find out for yourself that curves are NOT scary! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic flip and sew paper piecing as well as making templates and sewing curves. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Tipsy Tac Toe
Choose any two colors or go completely crazy! Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, piecing and pressing for each of the blocks as well as sewing jelly rolls and quilt construction. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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Vintage Village
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, piecing and pressing for block assembly and quilt construction. Also covers personalizing each house so that no two neighborhoods are ever alike. Pattern found in SCRAP QUILT SECRETS.

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The following classes are from individual patterns and require a pattern purchase:

Compost Piles QuiltCompost Piles

Learn the technique for selvage piecing for excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic strip piecing as well as sewing with selvages. This quilt uses paper foundation and is sold as an individual pattern. No templates needed for this method. This can be made using STRIPS rather than selvages if you prefer.

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Candy Crossing QuiltCandy Crossing

Simple units combine to make a stunning effect. Learn the techniques for strip piecing, pinwheel pressing and all the tips and tricks for making this fun quilt. Great for beginners and advanced quilters alike. Multiple methods for making half square triangles will be explored along with setting variations and options.

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Origami Galaxy QuiltOrigami Galaxy

Learn multiple piecing techniques for strips and triangles. This quilt is made of only one star block. The pieced sashing and setting units create all of the secondary design! Learn the best way to get great results from your scraps every time! This quilt is great for confident beginners as well as experienced quilters.

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To Spin a Star QuiltTo Spin a Star

Strip piecing and fun ‘sew and flip’ techniques make these stars sparkle. Multiple methods create perfect points and piecing a breeze. Learn how to make your scraps shine with pieced sashing and lots of tips and tricks for fabric fun. This quilt is great for confident beginners as well as experienced quilters.

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Kelly Michelle QuiltKelly Michelle

Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, strip piecing and sewing rows on point. Also covers pressing for easy block assembly and quilt construction with all the tips and tricks for a perfect scalloped border every time. Pattern purchase required.

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Lucky Stars
Made up of simple half square triangles, this quilt sparkles because of color placement, contrast and value. We will explore all of those design concepts and learn multiple methods for making half square triangles with ease and accuracy. This is an excellent quilt for stash busting and strip exchanging! Pattern purchase required.

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Mardi Gras Memories
Take your scraps to the next level with this three color quilt. Using contrast as the only deciding factor in fabric placement, this quilt will help even the beginner quilter gain confidence. Strip piecing, pinwheel pressing and perfect triangles from strips will result in a quilt that is quick and impressive. Pattern purchase required.

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Plaid Paws
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, strip piecing and options for triangles from strips or squares. Also covers pressing for easy block assembly and quilt construction. Pattern purchase required.

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Spring Cleaning
Learn the techniques for perfect piecing with excellent results every time! Suitable for confident beginners through advanced quilters. Covers basic cutting, strip piecing for strips or squares. Also covers pinwheel pressing for easy block assembly and quilt construction. Pattern purchase required.

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Print Workshop Brochure

To schedule a program today, Click Here to Contact Me. See my Calendar for available dates. See my Contract for details. Please note that travel expenses will be billed at the current government standard mileage rate for car travel more than one hour. Travel charges will not apply to local visits. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a visit! Any combination of program/workshop can be booked and special rates will be offered on multiple bookings. Consideration will be given on a first come/ first serve basis. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much!