We've received this link to a review from Andrea
Bishop with Electric Quilt.
Andrea was in our audience in Lincoln Nebraska on July 24th (2009),
and she's written it up on her blog on August 7
("Adventures with Andrea: Nebraska Day 2 - The Singing Quilter").
Check out Tour Information for details of performances near you.
The Singing Quilter is a unique and wonderful presentation for guilds and quilting events. Performances generally last for one hour. During that time, Cathy and John sing songs, tell stories about quilting throughout the world and Cathy shows some of her own quilts. The program has had rave reviews from over SEVEN hundred quilting events, and we are being invited back for many repeat performances. For specific requirements (ie, longer/shorter performances, other requests), we are very flexible and can usually accommodate them.
Cathy also offers classes. A very popular class is Mock Mola Appliqué, a raw edged machine reverse appliqué class with significant time spent on design elements. A new NOTAN - Exploding the Square class is an extension of this technique. Handwork classes (no sewing machines) include Freezer Paper Appliqué (a very charming turtle pattern), Hexagons (using QuiltPatis and including designing with hexagons) and a new Hand Mola Reverse Appliqué. More information can be found here. The fee for a 6-hour class is $500.00.
If the audience size exceeds 100, or if the room is very large, a sound system may be required for concerts. When we travel by road, we carry our own sound equipment with us that should accommodate most requirements. We will need a half hour set-up time before the audience arrives. If we are flying, please inquire as to the equipment required.
The fee for a performance depends on the size of the audience and whether or not we are in the area. For a guild presentation, $500, plus accommodation, meals and a contribution to our travel costs. Inquire about fees for larger concerts and events. If we are not already on tour in the area, complete travel costs (plus accommodation and meals) would also be required. We are amenable to billeting in pet-free, smoke-free environments.
John singing "Quilter's Husband's Lament" in Aberlady, Scotland, 2008
I want Cathy and John to sing at my event!
Hester Gehling - Roseville CA