Lectures

I would love to visit your guild or shop and tell you about my quilting journey. Below are the lectures I currently offer. Please see my Contact page for prices and availability.

Check out what people have to say!

“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last night!”- member of Faithful Circle Quilt Guild

“You were, hands down, the best speaker we have ever had!” – member of the Villages Quilt Guild

“Fortunate were the members at February guild who enjoyed hearing the journey of Cheryl Sleboda as she grew from teenage sewer to accomplished quilt artist. We were impressed with her constant effort, persistence and commitment to a set plan of practicing her art.” – member of the Riverwalk Quilt Guild

“It was so much fun and I learned a lot!” – member of the Hearts n Hands Quilt Guild

Available Lectures

NEW LECTURE! Not Your Grandmother’s Quilter! – Be a little weird, and be a better quilter

I’m not your grandmother’s quilter.  I like vintage linens and heirloom sewing, but I also like light up technology and high tech gadgets.  I make every kind of quilt, from traditional, to art, to modern.  I’ll show you how being a little weird can set your quilts apart from the crowd.  Enjoy a one hour Powerpoint presentation, including my award winning quilts (live and in-person) as a trunk show.

Perfect for: quilt guilds and groups (art, traditional, modern, or any combination!), sewing groups, needlework groups, artist’s groups, and more!

“Working Weekly – Staying Inspired” – How small quilts helped me find my artistic voice

What’s the most commonly asked question of me when I make a tiny quilt? “What are you going to do with it?” Follow my journey as an art quilter and hear the answers I have to that question! Find out how working weekly and working small can help you define your artistic vision and make you a better quilter. Enjoy a one hour Powerpoint presentation to see the small quilts with big detail and then view the quilts actual size in a “mini” trunk show.

Perfect for: quilt guilds and groups (art, traditional, modern, or any combination!), sewing groups, needlework groups, artist’s groups, and more!

Introduction to e-Textiles!

Learn all about e-textile and soft circuit technology and see some of the amazing things fashion students and artists are creating. This technology has made the jump into the fiber art world, including quilts! See how easy it is to include this technology in your work. You don’t have to be an engineer… just be ready to be on the cutting edge of the fashion/quilting and textile worlds! Enjoy a one hour PowerPoint presentation on the basics of e-textiles, including some stunning work by students and artists, followed by a trunk show of Cheryl’s e-textile quilts!

Perfect for: sewing groups, quilt guilds and groups, fiber art groups, e-textile enthusiasts and hackerspace groups, and more!