Lectures and Workshops for your group

If you’re looking for a unique presentation for your guild or sewing group, I love to speak to groups and teach others techniques I have learned and developed.  These are some of the options I have available.

Lectures

Lectures are available to your group in person via Zoom, depending on restrictions.

1. Pojagi – from ancient Korea to modern Canada

Part lecture and part trunk show, this fun talk tells my journey from Canada to Korea and back again.  While in Korea, I studied the ancient art of Pojagi, Korean patchwork.  Back in Canada, however, the Korean materials are more difficult to find, so I adapted pojagi techniques to readily-available western materials with some great results.

golden sunrise pojagi window hanging.

2. 2,000 Year of Patchwork – pojagi, jogakbo and Korean tradition

This lecture tells the story of Korean women who developed this utilitarian art form and see how it fits into the Korean history and culture. With many samples of wrapping cloths, fabrics and techniques, we can see both similarities and differences between pojagi and quilting.

patchwork pojagi with tie open on a table

3. Simply Beautiful Quilting

Quilts don’t have to be complex and difficult to be beautiful. This trunk show will give inspiration for making quilts for everyday use. You will learn how to consider fabric, piecing, quilting and embellishments and combine them to make your own beautiful quilts. Even if you’re short on time you can make something beautiful.

pojagi inspiration quilt outside.

What people are saying:

“Elizabeth’s Pojagi:From Ancient Korea to Modern Canada has everything you want in a demonstration. Informative history and technique interspersed with humor and well demonstrated with exquisite samples. At our quilters’ guild meeting, Elizabeth held her audience captive as she traveled through Pojagi’s history of Korean hand piecing from 47AD right up to modern day Canada where Elizabeth has adapted this art form to machine sewing which is as beautiful as the handwork she learned first hand in Korea. If you get a chance to take in her presentation you will not be disappointed!” 

-Karen Gingerich, Pieces & Patches Quilters’ Guild President

Workshops

Live workshops are available to your group either in person or via Zoom. Contact me for rates and availability.

1. Modern Pojagi Improv window hanging

Use fat quarters or 8″ x 10″ pieces of batik to create a one-of-a-kind pojagi project.

In this class you will earn two different methods of pojagi seams and when to use them. If you struggle with getting started with improv piecing, working in a group will get you going, Once you start, you won’t be able to make just one – you will want to experiment with different colours and arrangements.

This is a five hour workshop.

blue and green modern pojagi window hanging

2. Glimmer

In this class, I will step you through making the Glimmer modern pojagi window hanging. This pattern uses batik fat quarters to give a stained glass effect.

Glimmer is made with strips of fabric and the “loop and clip” technique.  You will learn two different methods of pojagi seam and when to use them in making a unique pojagi piece.

This is can be a three or five hour workshop.

blue and yellow patchwork window covering

3. Maple Leaf window Hanging

Celebrate fall with this 24″ window hanging. The reversible patchwork technique is what gives it the stained glass look.

Construction is easy – you only cut squares and rectangles. This is a great project for learning a new technique.

This is a three hour workshop.

maple leaf modern pojagi window hanging.

4. Traditional Pojagi bookmark

In this workshop, I teach traditional pojagi techniques. Students will hand-stitch a bookmark with silk fabric and thread.

Kits will be purchased with some colour options available. Allow time for shipping.

This is a three hour workshop.

bookmarks handstitched with translucent silk fabric.

5. Four-patch Pojagi

In this workshop, students will make a traditional four-patch pojagi with silk fabric and thread.

Kits will be purchased with some colour options available. Allow time for shipping.

This is a three hour workshop.

box wrapped with red and white four patch pojagi.

Interested in workshops, but not part of a group? Check out my online Live Workshops.


Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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