I truly enjoy sharing my love of quilting through teaching, and when it also involves exploring new places – perfect! So you can see that 2018 and 2019 are shaping up to be  great years for me with plenty of adventure mixed in! As a quilter, each of these events promises to be a rewarding opportunity for inspiration, learning and the chance to make new friends…as a traveler, each location seems to be overflowing with it’s own unique charm! Check them out, and follow the links to find out more!

Booking Laurie
To book me as an instructor at your shop, retreat or event, please email me at laurieshifrin@aol.com.

Right in my own backyard…but a world away!
Tri-Cities Quilt Show Featured Instructor • Kennewick, WA
March 23-25, 2018 

If you live in Washington, you know that the difference between ‘west of the Cascades’ and ‘east of the Cascades’ means more than which way you turn: western Washington’s expansive landscapes and sunny skies make that difference clear. I won’t be seeing too much of the landscape, but I don’t mind because I’m honored to be a National Featured Artist and Speaker at this beautiful, friendly regional show. My new pattern for Mirage will debut there and along with 11 other quilts on display, I’ll be showing my latest version of Antelope Canyon quilt. I’ll also be presenting my lecture/trunk show “Color and Inspiration” in which I share what gives me inspiration for choosing fabrics and color schemes for my designs! Check out their website for more details as they are posted.

Find details on the Tri-Cities Quilt Show at http://tcquilters.org/quilt-show

Come Stitching in beautiful, inspiring Alaska!
Valdez Quilt Festival • Valdez, AK
September 6-9, 2018

Part of the reason I moved to Seattle from the east coast was that it brought me ⅔ of the way to Alaska – a place I was eager to visit. I’ve been lucky enough to teach on a cruise to Alaska and return to teach Skagway. This year I am so happy and honored to be going back – this time to Valdez as one of the Featured Teachers. I’ll get to share 4 different patterns in classes that are sure to be filled with fun, plenty of fabric, and information. What better setting to be inspired to create something new. Details are still coming together, so sign up for my blog posts and follow their Facebook page to stay tuned in!

Learn more about the Valdez Quilt Festival at https://www.facebook.com/Valdez-Quilt-Festival-10150105660580571/

And then…in January, 2019, Quilt and Cruise with Me!
On board a beautiful ship • Somewhere in the Caribbean
January 20-27, 2019

The terrific Stitchin’ Heaven crew has asked me to return to teach onboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas, and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy these beautiful islands!  What better inspiration to stitch up a quilt designed especially for this cruise by Jason Yenter of In The Beginning Fabrics using his upcoming fabric line Calypso, as you enjoying Stitchin’ Heaven’s talent for finding quilting travelers great food, amenities and service! If my last cruise with this gang was any indication, there will be plenty of excitement, adventure, fabric and learning.

Get the details on this fun event here: https://stitchinheaven.com/qwts2019-quilt-cruise



October 9-16, 2011

Join Laurie and instructors Brenda Henning and Carol Morrissey for this island hopping quilt class on the Royal Carribean Freedom of the Seas. Book your spot today with Stitchin’ Heaven Travel!

Laurie is teaching on this fabulous Caribbean cruise!

Laurie is teaching on this fabulous Caribbean cruise!

Booking Laurie

To book Laurie as an instructor at your shop, retreat or event, please email her at laurieshifrin@aol.com.

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