Sherry Whetstone

Sherry Whetstone

My teaching experience goes way back to 1990. I started teaching crazy quilting for a local quilt shop in Liberty, MO. Since that time, I have developed original classes based on my art quilts and life experiences. The end result I hope for in all of my classes is that each student will feel as if they have opened up their world of creativity and possibilities. I hope that each student will learn a new way of doing something creative using simple techniques. I have guidelines in my classes but no strict rules. Creative classes are meant to be enjoyable and relaxing. I always demonstrate techniques. If students need individual assistance I give them one on one attention or do it again in smaller groups. I encourage my students to look outside the box because that is the beginning of creativity. Throughout the class, I will ask if they have any questions. I love to tell stories about fabrics, places I’ve traveled and the many mishaps I’ve made while teaching myself how to quilt and embellish textile works of art. It is my hope that students or the audience are more knowledgeable about my particular style of creating. I hope they also walk away with an understanding and eagerness to start new projects using the tools I have successfully taught them. I also want the students to be confident in their skills, fabric choices, and techniques. My work has been featured in several books, magazines, and newspaper articles for the past 25 years, the most recent books being Quilts and Human Rights by Marcha Macdowell (2016) and also And Still We Rise by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi (2015) In addition to the many, many teaching opportunities I’ve had, I also exhibit my art quilts nationally and internationally.

Victorian Crazy Quilting

Victorian Crazy Quilting

Victorian Crazy Quilting
Friday, June 14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location:  Marriott/Sheraton Juniper

Workshop Cost:  $60

Hand Technique
This was one of the first classes the instructor, Sherry Whetstone, started teaching. It remains her favorite. Staying true to the vintage style of the 1800’s, students will embellish beautiful velvet, brocades, satins and fancy cottons with embroidery stitches, beads, trinkets and anything else that catches the eye.
In the first half of class, fabrics will be sewn to a 12-inch square of foundation fabric. The second half of class will be dedicated to EMBELLISHMENT! 3-5 basic embroidery stitches will be demonstrated and taught. Instructor will also demonstrate various techniques of attaching and creating embellishments for your block.
Wonderful herbal tea brewed by Sherry will be served during the workshop
Fun trinkets and select fabrics will be available for sale..
Sewing Level: Intermediate +
Supply List:
Basic sewing kit- variety of sewing needles, pins, scissors, matching threads, pin cushion
Beading thread (optional)
Small rotary mat and cutter – Optional
Selection of luxurious fabrics such a velvet, silk, brocades, fancy cottons, wool, lace
Various odd trinkets such as pieces of old jewelry, stuff from your favorite hardware store, buttons, assorted threads and yarns, beads of different sizes and colors, etc.
12” square of muslin
Bright smiles and creative thoughts!!! ☺

Words That Heal
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This workshop has been cancelled