Denyse has been teaching her intuitive approach to improvisational patchwork since 2003. Her classes teach students skills and ways of seeing to help them discover, understand, and celebrate their unique point of view, and get to the heart of their unique creative practice.
Process-oriented classes are the heart of Denyse's offerings, including Improv Theme & Variation, To the Letter: Improvisational Patchwork, and the super-productive and rut-busting A Different Stripe workshop. Denyse also offers workshops centered on any of her popular quilt patterns, such as Free-Wheeling Single Girl. Denyse welcomes students of all levels to her workshops.
Denyse offers an engaging, visually-rich (and sometimes hilarious) lecture on her personal creative journey which can booked singly or added to a teaching schedule.
Please reach out for rates, requirements, and availability if you'd like to book Denyse to teach at your guild, retreat, or shop.
"I learned so much at your workshop! About quilting, about myself, about the creative process. Thank you!"
“This class was positively life-changing! Denyse Schmidt was an excellent and thoughtful teacher. Thank you!”
“Woo boy. I’m still reeling from being inside the creative cloud with Denyse Schmidt. This class was a highlight of my long fiber/textile life...it was immersion learning at its best.”
“The workshop was just the right kick-in-the-pants that I needed creatively."