“Teresa was patient, humorous, caring and really just rolled with the flow. She was so encouraging to each and every quilter.”

Road to California 2019 student

I’m driven to explore the world of sewing, quilting and textile arts with a slightly skewed perspective.  With more than twenty years of quilting under my belt, I’ve delved in deeply and it’s been the craft and art I have leaned on to discover myself and the world. Through all sorts of missteps and foibles, successes and finishes, I have learned to be brave in my work and I I aspire to share that with others. Working with students to share specific techniques, designs and challenges inspires each of us and makes me ridiculously happy.

I am available for all-day workshops and presentations, as well as joint presentations with my life and artistic partner, Hawke Hamilton.  A Los-Angeles-based painter and designer, he has collaborated with me on various textile projects, including the Ascension Quilt.

Below are the workshops and lectures I currently offer:  

Denim Quilts (1 hr lecture; full day workshop)

You’ve seen them and perhaps you wanted to make one, but weren’t sure where to start We’ll talk about sourcing the fabric, a variety of ways to sew it together, adding a little extra artistic flair, and all the options in finishing your quilt.

Add Some Quirk to your Quilt (1 hr. lecture; full day workshop)

Bring in a variety of textiles, including minky, denim, silk and more to make a statement with your quilt. We’ll talk about ways you can take a pattern and make it yours by integrating used clothing or non-traditional quilting fabrics. Learn tools and techniques that will make it easier and effective.

Flying Lessons (full day workshop)

Based on the wings in the Ascension quilt, you’ll learn about choosing fabrics for tonal details, curved piecing techniques, and raw edge applique.

Working in the Quilt Industry (1 hr. lecture)

A behind-the-scenes peek into how fabric goes from idea to production to warehouse to your stash.


$550 for a 1 hour lecture, plus Q&A session. $650 for joint presentations.

$900 for a full-day (6-hour) workshop. Up to 25 students.


Meals, hotel lodging and travel expenses are paid by the host guild.

Meals are charged at the per diem rate of $50 per day.

I will book my own travel with compensation due within 30 days.

If you’re interested in having me present to your guild or teach a workshop in your store, send me an email and we’ll chat! Feel free to contact me with any special requests: teresa@crinkledreams.com

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