I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm about creativity through teaching and lecturing. I've had amazing reviews from guilds and was honored to be a keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
Please contact me if you are interested in bringing me to speak at your event or guild.
With conditions the way they are all of my Lectures and Trunk Shows are now offered in only a virtual capacity. I am currently booking either virtual or in-person talks/workshops.
Lectures & Trunk Shows
Wildly Careening into Quilts: What I Learned By Not Knowing What I Didn’t Know
This one-hour talk focuses on three things:
- my journey as a quilter – including some of my very first quilts
- how challenges have shaped the quilter I’m becoming
- my addiction to quilt along’s and block-of-the-month programs
Take a wild ride as I recount the journey from my first quilt to the present. Through the years, many of my quilts have been inspired by challenges, which helped tease out my true quilting style – an “oddly beautiful” display of color, motion, and texture. You’ll see traditional quilts created quite untraditionally, sampler quilts with a twist, and a wide variety of art quilts. I will have patterns and "fabric" quilting-related jewelry for sale.
Through the years many of my quilts have been inspired by challenges, which helped tease out my true quilting style – an “oddly beautiful” display of color, motion, and texture. You will learn about how I take in a challenge, "dream" about it for inspiration and come up with a final quilt that is completely outside the square of normalcy. Sit back and enjoy as you look at my award winning quilts and hear the history behind them.
Accidentally On Purpose: Writing a Book ... or Not
Follow me on my journey of writing a book ... or not. I will share with you what I did to get my very first book deal:
- Coming up with the concept
- Writing the proposal
- Designing the quilts
And then I will share how that all fell apart - and how that was the best thing that could have happened! My journey will inspire you to follow your heart, your design aesthetic and be OK when things don't work out as initially planned.
Cost: 3hrs: $600. Maximum of 25. PDF Pattern is included.
Pull out your fun scraps and turn them into a unique Dresden Neighborhood! We'll put a whimsical 'twist' on the traditional Dresden Plate, cutting, piecing, applique and stitching to make an adorable wall hanging! Once you learn Kim's techniques, you'll never look at a traditional block the same way.
More workshops to be announced soon!
RATES & TERMS through December 2023:
Virtual Lecture Presentation: $400
Virtual 3 Hr Workshop: $600
Virtual 6 Hr Workshop: $1150
Travel Fee: Transportation charges (airfare or mileage from Poynette, WI), hotel and meals will be calculated into an all inclusive fee. Host may be required to provide local transportation if traveling by air.
Contract: After agreement of dates and fees, PersimonDreams will provide an event contract to be signed and returned, containing more detailed information and standard terms & conditions.