Awards, Publications, Accomplishments

Client Quilts:

Quilt Owner: Linda Brunner (Group Pieced)
Quilted by: Valerie Smith

Laramie County Fair, WY
Best Wall Hanging

Quilt Owner:  Linda Brunner (Pieced by Linda Brunner)
Quilted by: Valerie Smith

Laramie County Fair, WY
Ribbon "Superior"

Cheyenne Heritage Quilters Quilt Show
First Place Group Quilt

Quilt Owner:  Barbara Moran
Quilted By:  Valerie Smith
Other Contributors:  Nancy Arseneault

Tuscon Quilt Fiesta
3rd Place "Group Quilts"

MQX East
1st Place "Quilts Among Friends"

My Quilts:

Whole Cloth Heirloom Stockings (Set of 3)
Pieced/Quilted Entirely by: Valerie Smith

MQX Quilt Festival
Midwest - Springfield, IL
3rd Place in Accessories & Such


Modern Quilts Unlimited Fall 2014 Issue
Design and Instructions Published:  "Modern Pinwheels"

Quilts and More Winter 2012
**Photo of Tote Design Included on Cover**
Design and Instructions Published:  "3 Hour Gift Tote"

How To Quilt Feathers - 2 Methods
Article for APQS Blog

Creative Quilting Designs Using Simple elements
Workbook by Valerie Smith
Self Published - Class Material  2013

Free Motion Quilting Workbook for Beginners
Workbook by Valerie Smith
Self Published - Class Material  2013

Past Taught Classes and Lectures:

Free Motion Quilting for Beginners - a comprehensive beginners course on free motion quilting covering tools, thread batting and fabric selection, starting stopping, marking, design execution, and trouble shooting.

Foundation Paper Piecing - a step by step class using a pre-selected foundation paper piecing pattern designed by Valerie Smith to teach the basic principles of foundation paper piecing and tips to make the process faster and easier.

3- Hour Tote Demonstration - step by step demonstration how to create the 3 Hour Gift Tote by Valerie Smith as seen on the pages of the Winter 2012 issue of Quilts and More magazine.

Introduction to Quilting - a class focused on learning to quilt.  Tools, choosing fabrics, 1/4" and scant 1/4" seam, chain piecing, pressing, choosing backing/batting/thread, accurate cutting and seams.

Self Published Patterns:

Spring Blooms

Circular Geese

Pineapple Snowmen

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