Java House Workshops

Uncommon designs for inspired quilters

Book a hands-on workshop with Karen for your guild or event.

Lectures available via Zoom or in-person.

Workshops are now available in-person only.

Please click here to download PDFs of pricing, descriptions, and bio information for your guild to review.


shell shelters turtle pouches

Shell Shelters Turtle Pouches

Turtle cases with zipper belly openings

Our creature cases are in a league of their own! Your workshop will focus on the Shell Shelters Turtle pouch to make in class.

Sew a self-lining zipper! And we’ll work with fusible foam and cover alternate methods for feet and eyes, as well different stuffing and turning techniques.

These make wonderful gifts or great donations for your guild’s next fundraiser. Pattern included in workshop.


Newly Hatched

Pieced and appliquéd wall hanging

A workshop favorite, this mamma and baby turtle duo is both elegant and heart-warming. Students can fuse appliqués or turn edges and we’ll cover techniques for both. Learn my methods for enchanting eyes and those tiny appliqué pieces. We’ll cover how to balance warm and cool colors as well as small and larger scales of prints. The asymmetrical border adds a modern touch and the button embellishments bring a bit of sparkle. A perfect accent piece for any room in the house.

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Infrognito and Elephant Walk Quilts

One six-hour session
(Both projects are taught in class.)

Learn our Middle To Middle Piecing Method! (Think log cabin construction but with shapes instead of strips.)

This method enables the cutting of multiple pieces at once and the hassle-free sewing of angled shapes with
accuracy: No paper piecing, no tiny pieces, no matching of tricky points!

Choose bright pastel prints, stripes & textures for the frogs and elephants or employ your own color palate. (Blocks are layer-cake friendly!) Multiple soft background fabrics will create even more movement and visual texture in these lively, lovable quilts.

(Pattern included in workshop fee. See each pattern back for supplies.)



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