Lectures & Workshops Information

The current Lectures & Workshops are listed below. To book Lori at your Guild, Workshop or Show, please email her at Lori@quiltingwithlori.com


Fees are noted next to the corresponding Lecture or Workshop description below.

Each lecture or workshop involves travel reimbursement of $.55/mile (travel by car), and hotel accommodations if traveling more than maximum 2 hour one-way distance from Rockford, Illinois, for an evening function; and more than a maximum 3 hour distance for all other functions.

Other reasonable Travel reimbursement expenses would be airfare transportation, meals, ground and transportation.

Lori Dickman’s Bio:

Lori Dickman has been sewing for over 40 years and quilting almost 30 years. She teaches numerous quilting and sewing classes. Her quilting journey began in 1988 when she created her first quilt. After spending 15 years learning the art of garment sewing, she taught herself to quilt. With each mistake came more insight and understanding and determination! With her move to the Chicago area she has had the privilege of attending yearly 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. It has been a wonderful journey for her!

Quilting truly has been a great way for Lori to allow her creative juices to flow, it allows her to express herself in fabric and color, and it allows her to show her love for others when she presents them with a work of love in a quilt that she has sewn with loving attention!

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 jacket and skirt took 1st place at the “Make it with Wool” Illinois State Competition in 2015. Lori is a member of the American Quilters Society, American Sewing Guild/Chicago Chapter, and the DeKalb County Quilters Guild.

Lori’s desire is for others to learn to love the art of quilt-making and wearable art as much as she does! So come join in the fun!


“Speedy Solutions for Cutting & Organizing Your Scrap Stash!”  

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 will also demo some of her favorite Scrappy Quilts. Two Free “Designs by Lori Dickman ©” Patterns per attendee.
Lecture Fee: $250

“For the Love of Quilting – Made Easy!”

Whether you are a beginner in quilting or a seasoned quilter… this lecture will give you a wonderful overview of the entire quilting process, along with tips that Lori has learned over the last quarter century of her quilting adventure… everything from Organization, sewing spaces, sorting fabric stashes, tools of the trade, choosing colors/prints, designing patterns, traditional and rotary cutting methods, machine & hand piecing; applique methods, settings, sashings & borders, to binding and labeling your quilt!
Lecture Fee: $200

Delectable Dresden’s Diamonds & Drunkards Paths

A trunk show of Lori’s favorite “D” quilts! This trunk show features many of Lori’s quilt design patterns with styles that will cover every quilter’s favorites: from traditional to applique to modern and everything in between! Each quilt offers a delectable diamond in the story of Lori’s life through her quilts. You will want to be sure to book this lecture along with the corresponding workshop choices (“Designs Lori Dickman©” Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend Bag; or Fruity Melons Drunkards Path quilt) for your next Guild event!
Lecture Fee: $250


Scrappy Periwinkle Table Topper; Designs by Lori Dickman©

In this workshop, the student will use the fast and fun “Periwinkle Template” that fits 2-1/2″ jelly rolls or mini-charms from your fabric stash! (A link for purchasing the the template and the corresponding template foundation papers will be provided to the student.) It is amazing how fast and fun it is to use this template, along with your favorite stash of fabric! Your friends will be amazed when they see your quilt … they will think that it was so difficult to make, when in fact it was so very simple!

Scrappy Pet Pillow Bed; Designs by Lori Dickman©

In this workshop the student will piece the 21-½ ” square medallion block pillow top, along with the backing. The Pet Pillow can be stuffed with all your scrap remnants that are too small to use in quilts, or your favorite poly stuffing! Your pet will love his new pillow bed!
Fee: 3 hour workshop $250

Scrappy Modern Nine-Patch; Designs by Lori Dickman©

This workshop features a fast and fun Modern quilt using a select few traditional 9-patch blocks. If you are a Modern quilt lover, and you have scrap stashes that you need to use up, this workshop offers a great method and pattern for using up your stash to make quilts you would love to showcase in your home!
Fee: 3 hour workshop $300

Fruity Melons Drunkards Path; Designs by Lori Dickman©

This workshop features a fun and colorful Drunkards Path Quilt that goes together very quickly. This 47”x47” quilt is made using two different 9” block patterns: the Drunkards Path block and the Eccentric Star block. Learn Lori’s quick and easy method of sewing the curved pieces of the Drunkard’s Path blocks! This quilt is one you can piece together in no time at all! Try it in your favorite color combinations!
Fee: 3 hour workshop $300

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend Bag; Designs by Lori Dickman©

This workshop features the Double Diamond Ruler to make the Bag, which is a great size to hold your quilting gear as you travel to your next quilt retreat!

Students who do not have this ruler can purchase it online at: www.missouriquiltco.com prior to the workshop.

It is amazing how easy it is to create this beautiful diamond pattern! Once you’ve used this ruler, you won’t want to put it down! This diamond pattern can be incorporated into purses, bags, vest, pillows, and quilts!
Fee: 3 hour workshop $300