If you are a guild chair looking for lectures, I would love to work with you! I'm also happy to customize a lecture to suit your needs.
Lectures are 1.5 hours (combined with power point slides) filled with tips, tricks and images in real studio situations.
At this time all lectures are conducted on the Zoom platform, in real time.
Audience size is limited to guild members.
Members can ask questions through the guild moderator, that I will be happy to answer at the end of the lecture.
Love Where You Create: It's Not A One Size Fits Solution
Learn to build a creative place that works for you, your space, your budget and where you are right now.
Adapting For Change: Learning To Adapt To The Changes In Your Life
Change doesn't mean creativity has to come to a screeching halt. Whether it's frequent moves, downsizing, or bodily changes, learn easy and clever workarounds to keep the playing going for years to come.
Quilting Machines: Creating Fun For All On The Playground
Is that quilting machine and all its ‘gear’ taking over your playground space? Batting, rulers, pantographs and cone thread collections can very quickly become overwhelming and get out of hand. Learn how to build a system that corrals the one who ‘wants to take over’ and ensures enough space for everyone at the playground to get along.
Dual Studios: Twice The Fun
Congratulations, you're setting up a second studio in another location! Now onto the hard part: deciding what to bring and how to organize this new space. Whether it's another home, a cabin in the woods or something in between, learn to build a place that you will love equally as much as your primary studio.
Order your signed copy today!
Love Your Creative Space
With over one hundred photos, this book offers an endless visual parade of ideas for your craft room! Smart storage solutions, furniture, and accessories can help quilters, needle artists, knitters, and crafters keep their creativity on track! Whether you’re undergoing a radical reinvention or looking for tiny tweaks, you’ll finally be able to plan and organize your projects in a workspace that works for you!
Watch a preview of my 2020 online lecture series and how I got into organizing!
Where you'll find me in 2021
Rising Star Quilters Guild
Lighthouse Quilters Guild
Grand Haven, MI
Waterloo County Quilters' Guild
Metropolitan Patchwork Society Beaverton, OR
Boise Basin Quilters Boise, ID
Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County Beaverton, OR
Valley Stitchers & Fiber Artist Guild Walnut Creek, CA
Blue Valley Quilt Guild Overland, KS
Warwick Valley Quilters Guild Warwick, NY
Amador Valley Quilt Guild Pleasanton, CA
Puyallup Valley Quilters Puyallup, WA
Great Lakes Heritage Quilters Bloomfield Hills, MI
Crazy Quilters' Guild Emmaus, PA
Adapting For Change
Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild Arlington Heights, IL
Love Where You Create
March 15, 2022
Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit Detroit, MI
Adapting For Change
Lilo Bowman has worked as a floral designer, translator, tour guide, wedding planner, and is now editor-in-chief of TheQuiltShow.com. Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative. Since early childhood, she has been instilled with the desire for and love of doing something with your hands, learned by observing the varied and beautiful items crafted by both of her grandmothers. Raised in a German culture, Lilo was always keenly aware of and fascinated with objects (whether utilitarian or decorative) that were attractively displayed while still being orderly.
Food, travel (both as a military wife and tourist), and curiosity about other cultures have also played a large role in shaping Lilo’s sense of taste and design and her understanding of how others prioritize the items they choose to have in their homes. Being surrounded by strong, independent, and civic-minded female role models has instilled a sense of “you can do this” and “consider others” along the way.
When not working, Lilo travels, gardens, works
on DIY projects with a ragtag bunch of rescue pets nearby, and spends time with her extended, loud, noisy, always food- and travel-talking family.