We can have up to 22 students per class, but if you have enough interest to enroll 25 (and enough classroom space), please inquire about an additional fee per person. (No extra charge to have 25 in The Business of Fabric Art & Quilting Class.) There is no limit to the number of attendees for lectures.
For lectures, I need 3 or 4 tables for my samples/trunk show, and possibly a projection screen. I will bring my laptop and digital slide projector.
For classes, we need one 6-ft. table per 2 students*, plus 1 to 6 extra tables for my class samples and supplies, depending on which class and whether I supply fabrics, etc. We also need good lighting and the capacity for 1 iron per 3 students without blowing any electrical circuits. Sponsoring group may possibly need to supply irons and ironing pads/boards, 1 for every 3 to 4 students, if I am unable to bring mine.
*For The Business of Fabric Art & Quilting Class, we can have 3 students per 6-ft. table.
Setup & breakdown:
A minimum of one hour to load in & set up before lectures & classes, and then one hour to break down & load out is required. No exceptions! This is so we can start class right on time, and everything will be ready for students to play. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.
I am glad to send class samples or photos ahead of time to encourage registrations, and the guild can reimburse me for shipping in the final check. (I'll provide the receipt.) I will also post information about our events on my website, in email newsletters and when vending at shows. Let me know if you’d like to arrange links between our websites. Prospective students are welcome to contact me with questions prior to classes.
Items for sale:
With your permission, I would like to offer precision scissors, specialty fabrics patterns and a few notions for sale after my lecture or classes to those interested. Lecture or class time would not be used for this, and the items would be offered optionally. (My lectures and classes are not infomercials!)
Transportation & expenses:
The sponsoring group pays the cost of transportation to and from Albuquerque*, lodging and meals for the teaching engagement, including the cost of shipping my samples and supplies, if needed. (If two or more groups located within a reasonable distance of each other are interested in hosting me, then perhaps travel expenses can be shared, if everyone agrees.)
* If your guild is within a day’s drive from Albuquerque, NM, (12 hours or less one way)
I can drive there in my van bringing all class supplies with me at 45 cents per mile round trip, if that's preferable to having me fly.
(This is well under the IRS mileage rate.)
Lodging and meals:
Although a hotel is fine if you prefer, I’m happy to stay in a non-smoker’s home with a private room and bath, if you’d like. It is important to stay with someone whose home is quiet at bedtime, because I’m a light sleeper due to chronic neck pain. Also, I need the temperature to be 76 degrees or cooler. I am not a vegetarian, have no special dietary needs and am not allergic to pets.
Payment and cancellation policy:
All class fees and travel reimbursement are due upon completion of the teaching engagement. I don’t need an advance deposit, but do need payment in full before heading home. Please let me know in advance if you will collect materials fees when students register or if you prefer that they pay me directly in class. If you choose to cancel, I ask for at least one month’s notice prior to the scheduled teaching dates. If you cancel, your group needs to reimburse me for any travel expenses already incurred, such as nonrefundable airfare. We may need reschedule in case of very bad weather.
For supply lists, teaching references, or any other information, please contact me.
I love to travel and teach, and will work with you in any way I can. Thanks for your interest!
PO Box 16681, Albuquerque, NM 87191