Program Description
Learn Lori’s Tools of the Trade, her “Scrapping Rule” how she sorts and identifies value, and all her speedy methods of turning an unorganized stash of wrinkled scrap fabrics into a beautifully organized stash of all your scrap fabric stored by size and value or theme! She has some great ideas for storage solutions. You’ll learn to quickly turn the fabrics you love into fantastic quilts… the Speedy way!​

Lori's Bio
Lori Dickman has been sewing for over 45 years and quilting for over 30 years. She teaches numerous quilting and sewing classes. After spending 15 years concentrating in the art of garment sewing, she began her quilting journey in 1988 when she created her first quilt.  Living in the Chicago area has allowed her the privilege of attending workshops and classes taught by nationally-known sewing and quilting instructors at the many Expo’s in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as through the American Sewing Guild. The art of “Making” has been a wonderful journey for her!  Quilting truly has been a great way for Lori to allow her creative juices to flow in order to express herself in fabric and color, and it allows her to show her love for others when she presents a gift of love in a quilt that she has created!

Lori’s quilts and garments have won numerous awards at: The Harvest of Quilts Shows in DeKalb IL; the Illinois State Fair in Springfield; Simplicity/American Sewing Guild competitions, and her Pendleton wool suit took 1st place at the “Make it with Wool” Illinois State Competition in 2015.  And most recently, her quilt, “O’wl Sit Under the Light of the Oak Leaf Moon” was a finalist in the yearly National Quilt Museum contest, “New Quilt from an Old Favorite.”  Lori’s quilt hung in that Exhibit at the National Quilt Museum from April through June of 2019. It will travel with the Exhibit around the country through December of 2020.

Lori is a member of the American Quilters Society, American Sewing Guild/Chicago Chapter, the DeKalb County Quilters Guild of Sycamore, Illinois, and the Sinnissippi Quilt Guild of Rockford, Illinois.

Lori’s desire is for others to learn to love the art of quilt-making as much as she does! Join in on the passion and fun of creating!