Lisa Ellis


I love teaching and would love to meet you, your guild, or group of friends. To learn more about my workshops or to inquire about my schedule, please fill out my contact me form.

Are you ready to sign a contract? Here is a link to my online contract. After you fill it out, I will sign a copy and return a signed PDF.

I look forward to meeting you. Let's quilt together!

Charming Cathedral Windows (with Pre-cut Charm Packs (5" x 5") or Jelly-Rolls (2.5" x 44")).

Do you love to collect fabulous collections of pre-cuts?

These Cathedral Window quilts are made completely by machine and are true quilts with batting and backing fabric.

In this workshop we will look at how to make charming cathedral window quilts. Cathedral Window QuiltWe will learn the basic technique for this fun block but also consider how to design your project with scale, finished size, and desired scrappiness.

This class is offered as 1/2 day, full-day or multi-day (tailored to your group).

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Kits can be provided with a month notice before the class is scheduled.

Graceful Trees. This half-day workshop teaches an easy technique, for quilters of all levels, to create a beautiful and graceful tree. Wonderful trees emerge in this layering, build-as-you-go, approach. Backgrounds of different colors lend themselves to creating landscapes of the seasons.

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Kits can be provided with a month notice before the class is scheduled.

Student Project by Barbara Sanders

Lazy Landscape. This workshop gives students a practical introduction to the art quilt based on my easy landscape method. Students are exposed to a number of techniques including fusible raw-edge applique, machine quilting and free motion embroidery.

This workshop is offered as a 1 day class. The techniques taught in "Graceful Trees" are demonstrated in this workshop.

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Thread Paint Lettering. Do you like words on your quilts? This 3 hour workshop teaches quilters how to apply lettering to quilts entirely with thread. The results are stunning. The letters are lacey and transparent creating a rich texture. The lettering can be the focus of the quilt or an added embellishment for inspiration. Supply List

Kits can be provided with a month notice before the class is scheduled.

Whacky Portrait. This 6 hour workshop is loads of fun. The project is constructed with fusible and thus goes fast in the workshop setting. It's a great project for all those whimsical black, whites and brights you have been collecting.

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Make the Most of Your Stencils

With a single stencil, we will use paint, discharge, threadplay, stitch and needle felt to make appliques. This half-day workshop is loads of fun and kicks start the creativity.

If you are interested in having me teach these workshops at your guild, please contact me at

To see work done by students, visit the Student Gallery.