"I attended a Trunk Show - demo at our local sewing machine store and was hooked! I had a few rulers already, but had only briefly tried to use them with little success. Geraldine made them all come to life with the vast number of samples, illustrating several different rulers and techniques. My phone was snapping lots of photos as the samples got passed around and I was at the cash register more than once that day. I’ve since added several more rulers to my collection and took 2 all-day workshops at the store on ruler use. It was exciting to see that I COULD do this especially since my free-motion attempts have been so pathetic. The rulers make quilting my own pieces actually possible. I would definitely attend events featuring Geraldine again, and highly recommend her to inspire, educate, illustrate, demonstrate and encourage beginning to advanced ruler-users. Highly personable, extremely knowledgeable, very experienced, warm & friendly, open to questions….all the qualities you’d want in an educator. "
Workshop Student Wins First Place on Art Quilt. After taking Drawing With Thread Workshop, student immediately applied techniques.
"I recently had a terrific time at Geraldine’s trunk show and beginning design class at Dover Sewing Center here in Delaware. I was both challenged and inspired by this wonderful teacher to get the most from my ruler templates and take my quilting to a whole new level. Thank you!"
"Loved our class with Geradline. She was an outstanding teacher, so willing to share her amazing talent and insight on how to create designs with the Westalee rulers and templates."
"Had a good day learning how to design (ruler) quilt patterns. Geraldine is a very good teacher, letting you figure out how she made patterns and giving detailed instructions on how to do the patterns yourself."
Geraldine is excellent. Step-by-step education. Geraldine did not rush at any time in the two-day event. Not a miniute was wasted time, as well. One of the best educators, she go down to business and taught a remarkable class. Your company has an asses not to be ignored.
"I cannot say enough about Geraldine’s teaching talent. Our guild has had her teach 3 workshops for us, including one on machine quilting with rulers. Geraldine is so well prepared, professional, and pleasant. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will benefit from one of her workshops. Everyone in the guild raved about her. She is one of the best teachers I have ever taken a class with."
Guild Event Coordinator and Workshop Student
"Geraldine just did a trunk show and 2 workshops at Delaware Sewing Center and I was so inspired. It is amazing how much she can do with each template and the way she teaches with patience and helpfulness is outstanding. She shows step-by-step how to do each exercise and gives time for some practicing to make sure we got it. Love her workshops and hope to attend some more."
"I have had the pleasure of learning from Geraldine several times. I don’t have all the dates but I did want to share how great her teaching skills are. She is talented, knowledgeable and very patient. If you get an opportunity to take a class or just talk quilting with Geraldine take it. She is amazing and enthusiastic about quilting and it shows when she speaks and teaches quilting."
"I attended a Westalee template workshop in January at Capital Quilts, that Geraldine taught. She did an excellent job of helping all the students, with varying skill levels. She gave out many tips that have made it much easier to replicate the class work at home. I have been able to work with the templates with confidence. I would take another class that she taught in a heartbeat!"
"I attended Geraldine's trunk show and workshop at Danner’s. I had never worked with rulers before and very much appreciated how patient and encouraging Geraldine is. She explained each step thoroughly and made sure everyone was confident in what they were doing. I also appreciated that she started the class by going over threads, needles and tension. I would take any class that she taught!"
"I attended Geraldine’s trunk show and workshop at Danners last weekend. Geraldine was fabulous! Her work is beautiful and she gave an outstanding presentation. Her natural style and personality made the whole experience such a delight. She shared her work and techniques and I left with so many ideas and new things to try. Geraldine was patient and answered all questions and encouraged feedback from the group. Both the trunk show and the ruler workshop were outstanding!."
"I attended both at Danner’s Bernina in Hanover. At first I was overwhelmed by the information. Geraldine did an excellent job showing the use of the rulers and the potential limited only to the creativity of the user. Her examples were excellent showing all the potential designs that come from these rulers. If she returns, I would certainly attend another trunk show and workshop." Barbara, Student