“Mary Elizabeth Kinch is not only informative, articulate and accurate, she is inspirational sharing her creativity and talent and the silent qualities of antique quilts.
You will not be disappointed with the value Mary Elizabeth contributes to modern day quilting or the value she adds sharing contributions made by quilters of the past” – Kathy Metelica Cray, Proprietor, Grafton Village Quilts


An educational, and entertaining look at “real life” quilting. Great ideas and lessons learned (some the hard way) are shared and some of the sacrosanct rules that can and should be broken are revealed. Topics include the chaos theory of quilting, fabric shockers, industry secrets (did you know fabrics can “explode”?), approaches to borders and bindings, and other brilliant quilting insights.

Trunk show


An entertaining and informative presentation and trunk show where the secrets of small block and small pieced quilts are revealed. Enjoy lots of inspiration with examples from our books as well as quilts made since the books were published.  Find out why small blocks are so addictive and how the chaos theory of quilting will change your life!

Trunk Show


Learn how to “read” and analyze any quilt for inspiration.  And find out how to glean information about piecing, construction techniques and what makes colour and fabric combinations “play well together”.  Loads of tips shared in this lively presentation will have your running to your stashes to start creating your own unique design.

Slide show and trunk show