New York Beauties and Flying Geese

Noted quilt designer Carl Hentsch has always admired Amish quilts and quilters. Living only a short distance from an old-order Amish community has allowed him to explore their world and come to know and respect some of these quilters and their ability to create beautiful quilts without the use of electricity. Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today explores their use of color and design using modern fabrics and techniques. Based on a 6-color color wheel with various tints and shades used to enhance his designs. Basket quilts, log cabin quilts and star quilts with bursts and blooms of color. Be inspired!

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Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing

FEE:  $350 USD   - Seating unlimited

Amish Inspired Quilts For Today

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Learn the techniques used in the book New York Beauties and Flying Geese. Students will learn basic foundation piecing skills and curved seams. Complete at least 3 blocks in this workshop to get a head start on completing the quilt. The book New York Beauties and Flying Geese will be required for fabric requirements and cutting instructions.

Become a skilled foundation piecer with New York Beauty blocks and arcs of Flying Geese that amaze! Carl Hentsch simplifies a technique loved by many with his straightforward approach to curved piecing, foundation piecing, and simple machine appliqué. Complex piecing made simple! Expand your skill set and learn new tips and techniques for curved and foundation piecing.

Students will learn the basics skills of Foundation Paper Piecing. They will learn how to assemble a simple Foundation Paper Pieced Block and to complete a 33 x 33 wall hanging.

Who doesn't love a log cabin quilt? I wanted to take this quilt a step further and incorporate the log cabin block into a star setting. Think of this as a lone star quilt made with log cabins and 45-degree diamonds. Take your time, and you will end up with an amazing quilt. Choose a background fabric and four different colors each ranging from light to dark. Learn how to effectively use the 45-degree angle on your ruler as well as Y-seams.

New Barn Rising

color 101

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Fly Over​

Shattered Dresden

Learn advanced foundation piecing skills using complex shapes and templates. Students will be able to complete at least one complete block in this half-day workshop. Commercial patterns are available at local quilt shops.

Contract of Seminar & Workshops

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seminars  (scroll down for workshops)

Take a journey with me from the beginning of my quilting carrier to the present. Learn more about me, 3 Dog Design and how I got my start in quilting. I show many quilts that I have made, including my original designs from by books Stars 'N' Strips Forever, Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today’s Home and New York Beauties and Flying Geese, as well as quilts completed for various magazines and fabric manufactures. See and hear how my quilting aesthetic has changed through the years “making the modern traditional and the traditional modern.”

Carl shares his inspiration behind the quilts from his current book New York Beauties & Flying Geese. Learn more about his color inspiration as he shares the quilts from the book as well as others that have inspired his quilting journey.

Fox Hole Pillow

Learn three indispensable quilt making techniques as you create this gorgeous 19” round pillow, using block techniques from Carl’s book, New York Beauties & Flying Geese. Get your hands on the fabric as you work with foundation piecing, curved piecing and machine applique techniques in a single project. Follow Carl’s tips for accurate ¼” seams and consistent cutting for a wonderful outcome. This combination of techniques creates a pillow with plenty of eye-catching color and movement circling the focal point center.

Curved piecing should not send a quilter running! Learn curve piecing techniques and conquer a small project without fear. Students will use plastic templates to cut fabric and learn some simple techniques to make a small 47’’ x 34’’ wall hanging.


If the event sponsor would like to reserve certain dates but has not booked a venue or decided on which event to schedule, a copy of the “Letter of Agreement” with the notation marked “Preliminary” may be used to reserve the time in 3 Dog Design Company’s schedule.

A completed copy of this contract must subsequently be forwarded later and at least 90 days before the scheduled event.  Travel arrangements will not be purchased until a signed contract is completed.

 *** A signed final “Letter of Agreement” must be returned to Matthew Hentsch before a firm commitment is made.

$325 per lecture

$450 per half day for up to 25 students
$825 per day for up to 25 students
$775 per day for 2 or more days, for up to 25 students

All travel expenses will be paid by the event sponsor which could include all of the following depending on destination:

mileage (current IRS government rate)
any tolls encountered during the trip
parking fees

round trip airfare from the Des Moines International Airport
cab/shuttle transportation or car rental
airport parking
luggage fee for 2-3 large suitcases (50 pounds/40 Kilo if applicable)

Any distance over 4 (four) hours from Marshalltown, Iowa will require 1 (one) round trip flight booking to the destination unless both parties agree to auto travel.  The hosting guild/organization will be responsible for the flight reservation and payment to the chosen airline and reservations sent to 3 Dog Design Co.

Arrangements will be made by the event sponsor to meet 3 Dog Design Company at the airport to transport 2-3 extra-large suitcases of class material.  If this cannot be arranged, 3 Dog Design Company will book a rental car to the location of the event and invoice the event sponsor. 

 ***100% deposit of travel expenses (flight or auto) will be required upfront, as well as this signed contract, to secure program dates. 


All meals are to be provided by the event sponsor for the selected dates and the time spent in the event area.

***Per diems are acceptable and preferred according to the state standard in which the event takes place. *** 


For evening events past 4:00 pm; hotel expenses in a recognized hotel franchise is to be paid by the event sponsor.  A king, non-smoking room with high-speed broadband internet access is required for communication.  La Quinta chain is preferred if in the area of the event. 

For morning or afternoon events before 11:00 am; hotel expenses in a recognized hotel franchise is to be paid by the event sponsor for the prior night of the event.  A king, non-smoking room with high-speed broadband internet access is required for communication. 


The expense of workshop supplies that need to be shipped ahead of the event due to airline weight restrictions is the responsibility of the event sponsor.

3 Dog Design Company workshops and lectures include several additional items available for sale to interested students. These items may include but not limited to patterns, books, fabric, etc.  The event sponsor cannot collect any commission on these sales as they are property of 3 Dog Design Company.


If the event sponsor will be publishing a brochure or information which will be distributed to the students, 3 Dog Design Company must be provided with a copy of this information before the event to be edited for accuracy.  3 Dog Design Company must be provided with copies of any additional information or brochures sent to students, regarding workshops or lectures that they are involved in.

Promotional materials for workshops and lectures can be sent upon request.  Biographical material and pictures for brochures, newsletters, and introductions is available on or Facebook @3DogDesignCo.

Equipment Needed for Lecture “Color 101”:
A room that can be darkened
Projector and remote control
Screen which is large enough to see clearly from the back of the room
At least two, preferably three or more tables for display of work

Workshop Classroom Requirements:
One table for display and one additional table for demonstration
Table space with enough room for each student to work at a sewing machine, with a large cutting board and iron next to it
Outlets and electrical capacity to support sewing machines and at least one iron for every four students.  **Access to the circuit breaker box is very important in case this is miss-calculated**
Room must have adequate lighting and ventilation
For day workshops: Work wall that can be pinned into or movable design boards, such as 40" x 60" foam core, or insulation board. 40" / 1 meter (minimum) per student.


The event chairperson understands that she/he may not be the person doing airport pickups, preparing meals, and setting up class and lecture rooms. Therefore, the event chairperson agrees to pass on the information contained in this “Letter of Agreement” to all group members, hostesses and caterers, etc. in charge of these activities.

The event sponsor will provide the name of a second person in the organization who can be contacted if the organizer/program chair is not available.

In some cases, the event sponsor may partner with neighboring guilds and shops to share the event expense.  3 Dog Design Company encourages this networking.  Each sponsor is required to pay their own event fees, but other expenses such as travel can be split.  It is up to the event sponsor to plan this connection. 

The event sponsor may cancel an event due to insufficient enrollment 60 days prior to travel dates. If an event is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, 3 Dog Design Company must be notified before incurring any expenses. If an event is canceled after the purchase of any travel arrangements, the event sponsor will be responsible for all reimbursement to 3 Dog Design.

· $450.00 per half day for up to 25 students
· $825.00 per day for up to 25 students
· $775.00 per day for 2 or more days, for up to 25 students

Please contact for details on pricing for retreats and conferences 

Many quilters are confused when choosing colors and fabrics for their quilts. I discuss the color wheel and the many tools that I use to sect my color schemes. I also discuss my inspiration and how those translate to my quilts. Learn how to combine these techniques in your next quilt. Slide show, demonstration and quilts.​​

My Life in Quilts Trunk Show

Crazy Tula

Seeing Spots

Quiltmakers will learn multiple techniques in the class: Foundation Piecing, Y-seams, and using templates. Preprinted foundation patterns available for $5.00. Please review supply list on the back cover of the pattern. Pattern available at