Bear Thread Designs, Inc.

Home of the Original Applique Pressing Sheet

Now Booking Lectures and Workshops through 2020!!

Veronica Cox, owner of Bear Thread Designs, has taught quilting classes for more than 20 years. She has taught at quilt guilds nationwide as well as being a featured instructor for more than 8 Sew Fun Cruises by Round Bobbin and served as a consultant for Janome. She also served as an advisor for Quilting Treasures. She offers a variety of lectures and workshops for quilt guilds, community programs and other groups to chose from. 

Lectures include:


Take a Walk on the Wild Side- This is our most requested lecture for quilters. In this lecture Veronica talks about creating pictorial art quilts using fusible applique. She brings between 40-50 quilts featuring wildlife, wild flowers and whimsical animals.


Quilting Smarter with Quiltsmart- This lecture discusses how quilters can tackle quilts that used to be intimidating by using Quiltsmart printed interfacing to make quilts that your grandmother would approve.


March of the Miniatures- In this lecture Veronica talks about creating miniature quilts and uses a variety of quilts to show that sometimes bigger isn’t always better.


The Nine-Patch Niche- In this lecture, Veronica uses the classic nine-patch and shows how you can take these simple blocks and arrange them to create a variety of designs.


Fun with Flying Geese- Take your quilts to new heights with this creative look at how flying geese blocks can be used to create a variety of patterns.


Sized to Perfection- Veronica shows quilters how even those miss-sized blocks can be used to create stunning quilts. Learn how to turn a mistake into magic.


A Different Point of View/Sew Surprised- In this lecture, Veronica shows quilters to think outside the box by altering fusible applique patterns to create one-of-a-kind pictorial quilts.


Workshops include:

The Wild Side (Class accompanies Take a Walk on the Wild Side Lecture)

Bitty Lonestar (Class accompanies Miniature Quilts Lecture)

Sized Sew Perfectly (Class accompanies Sized to Perfection Lecture)

Grab Your Geese and Fly (Class accompanies Fun with Flying Geese Lecture)

A Classic Collection- Lonestar, Double Wedding Ring or Grandmother’s Flower Garden (Classes accompanies Quilt Smarter with Quiltsmart Lecture)


Veronica loves sharing her quilts. Not only the creation techniques and tips, but in being up close and personal to better understand the art behind each creation. Her lectures do not include slide shows, she prefers passing around the quilts so that the attendees may better understand the techniques used to create them. Veronica has more than 600 quilts that she uses in various classes and lectures, making each one unique and different. Veronica is a Certified Quiltsmart Instructor.

Lectures are approximately 1 hour. Fee for a lecture is $350 plus expenses. The workshop is $350. If you have a smaller guild, and would like to schedule Veronica, contact her to talk about working out a price.

To receive a complete description of programs or schedule a lecture or workshop, contact Veronica Cox at


** Prices subject to change without notice.