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March 25th, 2020

AQS Quilt Week, Lancaster, PA

March 26th, 2020

AQS Quilt Week, Lancaster, PA

May 20th, 2020

Orillia Quilt Guild, Orillia Ontario


July 31st, August 1, August 2nd, 2020

The Festival of Quilts, Birmingham England

October 14th, 2020

Yorkshire Rose Quilters Guild, Toronto, ON

March 24th, 2021

Region of York Quilters Guild, Newmarket, ON

see past events here

I'd love to speak to your guild or teach a workshop at your next quilt show.    519-241-1371

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"On behalf of our textile art group, I would like to thank you for your talk.  I found many useful ideas for taking better care of my body while quilting."           Anne, Guelph

   "Taking stock of my four days at Festival, and perhaps this was the

most important lecture

I went to"  Jenn

    "I very much enjoyed your talk at the F.O.Q. and it made me really think about how I work. I cut and sew at the kitchen lots to think about! "

Rose spoke about it in such detail and made it so specific and relevant to what we do .

 "You've already made one more quilter start taking better care of their health.     Thank you."

"Her presentation was entertaining as well as informative. I found Rose very easy to communicate with as well she has a lot of experience in both public speaking, quilting and many other skills."     Shirlee

   "Many thanks to Rose Parr for the informative talk on keeping our bodies healthy so we can Quilt to 100 and beyond! So many good tips about small changes to make a big difference in the care of our most valuable sewing room asset - ourselves! "   Nancy, Haliburton

" thank you for delivering such a really useful lecture in Birmingham.  I’m already trying to put your stretches into daily use " 

Sew Smart
The Ergonomics  of Healthy Quilting

   Gather your quilty friends for an entertaining and informative presentation. It's no secret that quilting can be a real pain in the neck, but it doesn't have to be. 

Healthy quilting includes:

  • the ergonomics of sewing, pressing, cutting

  • sewing room design and set-up

  • FMQ and longarm quilting posture

  • stretches designed for quilters neck, sore shoulders, backache

  • carpal tunnel syndrome prevention

  • the importance of hydration and movement

  • and other tips so we can sew smart to sew long! 

       In addition to being an obsessive quilter, I hold certifications in Ergonomics, Personal Training,, Nutrition, Home Economics, Arthritis Pain Management, and Older Adult Training. See Bio