Fall 2021 Virtual Classes

All Classes are via ZOOM

One Fall 2021 Virtual Class Pass is good for all classes from September to December and are available for PURCHASE HERE 

Register directly with the teacher by using the special email address listed on your Virtual Class Pass. Be sure to include your order #. Registrations are accepted until one week prior to the first class. 

Most classes are approximately one hour and are lecture based with demos. 

 Jelly Roll Rug

 Inspired by the antique scatter mats from your grandmother’s time, these rugs are easy and fun to make.  Using one Jelly Roll they are full of colour and complementary matching fabrics from the same design line.  Or use up scraps from your stash … no matter what you use the rug will be beautiful!

Date: Wed Sept 8,15, 22

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

School House

 This series of classes will cover basic quilting information and techniques. Starting with basic facts about fabrics and tools, we will continue to use various techniques to make a total of 16 blocks. The topics covered will included half-square triangles, flying geese, sew and chop blocks, machine applique, paper piecing and discuss use of sashing and borders. Quilt as you go techniques will end the series. 

Date: Thurs Sept 9, 23, Oct 7, 21, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 16  

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Tucker University

Deb Tucker rulers are among the most practical and useful rulers. I consider the Tucker Trimmer and Wing Clipper to be essential. Each month we will discuss one ruler and include a block made using that particular ruler. Month 1 – Tucker Trimmer. Month 2 – Wing Clipper. Month 3 – V Block ruler. Month 4 – Square2 ruler.

Date: Fri. Sept 10, Oct 1,Nov 5, Dec 3

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Santorini Tote

An easy-to-sew zipper tote with loads of options including zipper pockets, handles or straps. Pattern has instructions for purse, regular or large sizes .

Date: Mon. Sept 13, 20

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Wonderful Woodland

A BOM quilt.  Each month we will tackle one of the animals shown.  I will share how I organized the project and provide some tips so this project doesn’t seem so overwhelming.  Classes will focus on this quilt but the method is the same if you are looking at trying an Elizabeth Hartman or Sew Fresh pattern or perhaps just want to finish the Shop Hop 2017 quilt!

Date: Tues. Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Lone Star

The Quiltsmart Lone Star project is super fast and accurate! The intersections match without even trying. Uses the "Flip & Stitch" method.  Just fuse, stitch, and flip for perfect matching pieces! No inset piecing! Only straight strips to cut - no angles or diamonds! Perfect intersections and beautiful points! Sizes range from Lap toTwin to Queen.

Date: Wed. Sept 29, Oct 6, 13

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

Tula Sunrise

This is a hand sewn English Paper Pieced quilt designed by Tula Pink for the quilter who has had some experience with English Paper Piecing (EPP).  Classes will be once a month. Size of the quilt is 60”x60”

You will need to purchase the pattern and the “papers” which will be included in the pattern package. Acrylic cutting templates with a 3/8ths inch seam allowance are optional but nice to have.

Date: Wed. Sept 15, Oct 13,  Nov 10, Dec 8

Time: 1 pm or 7 pm

Teacher: Paula

Northern Neighbour

This beautiful quilt features intricate maple leaves and flying geese. Requires the Corner BeamSplit Rects, and Wing Clipper 1 tools. Can be made in Twin (70” x 95”) or King (104” x 104”)

Date: Thurs. Sept 16, 30 Oct 14, Nov 11

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Kaleidoscope Panel Quilts

The One Block Wonder Quilts with Panels book by M. Rosenthal and N. Miller gives us the inspiration to explore how to combine beautiful panels with hexagons.

Date: Thurs. Sept 16, 30, Oct 14

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Wanda

 Boho Heart and/or Gypsy Wife 

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL

Note: Boho Heart has some appliqued blocks, while Gypsy Wife/Wanderer's Wife contains only pieced blocks
I’ll cover tips for BOTH quilts in the same class, so you must choose which quilt you want to make. You may work on both, or you might want to combine blocks from one quilt with the other.
The settings (the long strips) seem troublesome for some people, and we’ll explore different options. In addition, the first class discusses color options, including the background and the sashing color/fabric style that works best.
Each subsequent month, a block(s) will be assigned, and the following month, we’ll look at the homework. Then we’ll discuss tips for the next assignment. You’ll learn valuable tips on cutting, piecing, and pressing that you can use in this quilt and your future projects.

Date: Sat. Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 11

Time: 9:30 am

Teacher: Elaine

Long Time Gone

This pieced quilt has a wide variety of quilt blocks and techniques. The first class discusses color options, including the background and the sashing color/fabric style that works best. Each subsequent month, a block(s) will be assigned, and the following month, we’ll look at the homework. Then we’ll discuss tips for the next assignment. You’ll learn valuable tips on cutting, piecing, and pressing that you can use in this quilt and your future projects.

If you signed up for the Long Time Gone previously and didn’t get a chance to start or to finish the quilt, this is the LAST time I’ll be running the class. Sign up NOW!

Date: Sat. Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 11

Time: 11 am

Teacher: Elaine

Borders and Mitered Corners

 Solve one of the biggest mysteries in the quilting world – how to put a border on a quilt so that it lies flat! The second mystery – when and how to add a border with a mitered corner. We’ll also briefly explore various styles of pieced borders. 

Date: Sat. Sept 18

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Elaine 

Hunter Star

A terrific pattern that can be made with fabric from your stash or choose 2 fabrics, one light and one dark. Requires either the Petite Hunter Star ruler or the Large Hunter Star ruler from Deb Tucker.

Date: Tues. Sept 21, Oct 5, 19

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Sue B

Chenille It

Chenille or blooming bias adds pizzazz to any project. Learn the technique and share some tips and ideas for using this product. 

Date: Thurs. Sept 23

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Wanda 

Summer at the Lake

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL

A modern method for a traditional block!  Jack’s Chain is a classic! Join Kelly as she shares her unique method for making this beauty without y-seams or templates 😳. 

Date: Fri. Sept 24, Oct 15, 29, Nov 19, Dec 3

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

Astrid

Another terrific GE Designs quilt and a great chance to use your Stripology ruler.   Make it totally scrappy using your leftover jelly roll strips and 6 1/2” squares

Date: Mon. Sept 27, Oct 4

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Graphic Jam

Date: Tues. Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 14

Graphic Jam, the newest Block of the Month pattern from Sassafras Lane, features 12 unique and modern plus-shaped quilt blocks. Each month I will show you three of the blocks that are entirely unique paper-pieced blocks.  The pattern book includes 2 quilt sizes, full size foundations, simple construction, step-by-step foundation paper-piecing instructions, a colouring sheet and more! There are kits available from thimbles & things.

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Jennifer

Shuffle

Dress your table with this lovely set of placemats and table runner. Make them seasonal or to match your décor. They make great gifts too!

Date: Fri. Oct 1, 8

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Laurie 

Stabilizers and Interfacings and Fusible Web

What’s a stabilizer? How is that different from interfacing? What with this fusible stuff? We’ll go through all the categories and explain what each does and when to use it. Using the correct supplies will ensure a professional look for your finished project.

Date: Sat. Oct 16

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Elaine 

60 Degree Ruler

Date: Mon. Oct 18, 25

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Scrap Days

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL
Overwhelmed by your stash/scraps?  Don’t know where to start?  Join Kelly every 2 weeks to get inspired to “use those scraps”!  Learn practical ways to get your scraps under control and into your quilts.

Each class she’ll give organizing tips and share easy, free patterns to get you excited to turn those scraps into fabulous quilts!

Date: Mon. Oct  4, 18, Nov 1, 15

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

 Dragon Dream

“Dragon Dreams” is a traditionally pieced quilt pattern for the confident beginner quilter and up. The quilt top is broken down into six rectangular body sections with detailed instructions and numerous diagrams to construct each of them. The pattern includes a colouring page and tags to label all your pieces.

Date: Tues. Oct 5, 19, Nov 2

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Astrid

English Paper Piecing

This class is designed for the quilter or sewist who is new to English Paper Piecing. We will be constructing a table runner made up of 1” hexagons. The top is completely hand sewn. You will learn the basics of English Paper Piecing (EPP) including cutting , basting and sewing techniques ,plus how to complete the table runner.

Size of the runner  16”x31”

Date: Wed. Oct 6, 20, Nov 3

Time: 1 pm or 7pm

Teacher: Paula

Orphan Blocks

Back by popular demand!

We have that drawer full of random blocks, bits and pieces, leftovers, extras, and one-of-a-kind blocks we just had to make 🙄 What do we do with them?  Where do we start?  We’ve saving them and we don’t know why!  Join me for plenty of ideas to get them out of the drawer and into a quilt 😀

Date: Thurs. Oct 7, 21, Nov 25

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

Galaxy

This beautiful quilt with an alternating block design is made using the V-Block ruler. Because of the color placement and the different angles in the triangles, the interesting interlocking circles appear and the second star block disappears into the circles.

Date: Wed. Nov 3, 17, 24

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Starry Night

Starry Night is one of the many Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns that use the Wonder Curve Ruler.  The Starry Night pattern gives you 7 options to make as many small quilts as you wish or do them all for one complete Nativity Scene.  The class will focus on techniques and tips for using the WCR so you can choose any WCR pattern for the class.

Date: Fri. Oct 22, 29, Nov 12

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Binding - The Great Finish!

Your quilt is now quilted and ready to bind! This class will explore several methods to finish binding your quilt, including machine, hand and flanged binding, with demonstrations of various tools and tips.

Date: Fri. Oct 22

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Laurie

Easy Angle I

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL

Learn how to use the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers.

Make any size half-square triangles, flying geese and hourglass units simply starting with strips. A real game-changer for accurate, efficient building block units.

I’ll share quilt ideas and ways to use jelly rolls, layer cakes and your scraps to their full potential!  

Date: Mon. Oct 25

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

Nesting Totes

Easy breezy storage solutions.  Three nesting buckets - 8”, 10”, 12” - with carrying handles.  Fabulous when made with border prints.  Perfect for gift giving or storage!

Date: Wed. Oct 20, 27, Nov 10

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

 The Wreath Quilt

Krista Moser has designed a wonderful modern wreath using her special rulers.  The class will focus on the wreath but the techniques will work for any of her patterns.

Date: Mon. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Geese in the Cabin

 Ready to dig out your Creative Grids Log Cabin ruler?  Geese in the Cabin is a lovely quilt made easy using this fabulous ruler. Trust me…..these log cabin blocks are VERY addictive.  Versatile block makes a terrific table runner right up to a full size quilt

Date: Thurs Nov. 4, 18

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

Easy Angle II

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL

You’ve taken part 1 of using these versatile rulers. Now let’s build on that!  You will never look at a pattern the same way again once you see all the units you can make with just these 2 rulers ❤️

Date: Mon Nov. 8

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

 Violet Craft

Elephant, wolf, cheetah, unicorn - which Violet Craft pattern appeals to you?  Choose one and some fabulous fabric to make a truly unique quilt.  Freezer paper foundation piecing method will be used. We will work on a mini sample in the first class.

Date: Tues. Nov 16, 23,30

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Luminous Tree Skirt/Table Topper

 

Date: Tues. Nov 16, 23

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Sue B

 Big Stitch

This class is an introduction to big stitch hand quilting sometimes called utility quilting. It is different from traditional hand quilting in that the stitches are bigger and the thread used is heavier. It can be used to highlight certain areas of the quilt and can be used alone or in conjunction with machine quilting.

Date: Wed. Nov 17

Time: 1 pm or 7 pm

Teacher: Paula

Basting a Quilt

You’re ready to quilt a quilt, and you know you have to baste it. Where do you start? We’ll cover large and small quilts.  There are so many ways to baste, so we’ll cover the main ones.

Date: Sat. Nov 20

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Elaine 

 Homeward Bound

Use blocks from a panel or make your own favourite blocks for this bag with a hidden front pocket, interior pockets and top zippered closure. Bag measures 12” H x 17” w x 5” D.

Date: Mon. Nov 22, 29

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Sue B

 Baskets & Bowls

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL

This class will show you the basics to make two projects - a clothesline bowl and a square basket.  These projects are easy and fun … and just waiting for you to add your own embellishments to create unique designs.

Date: Wed. Dec 1

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

 Evergreen Tree

This lovely evergreen tree wall hanging will make a perfect gift for someone special or decorate your home for the holidays.  

Date: Wed. Dec 8

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

 Midi Bag

I have loved making these bags and they make great carryalls for shopping, gift giving and more. These bags take 1 charm pack or 3 mini charm packs. Working with Quiltsmart is super fun and easy as the sewing is done on a grid and not individual pieces.

Date: Fri. Dec 10

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue P

Making Quilt Labels

Just in time to finish up those Christmas gifts, we’ll talk about labels. What information should go on a label and several different ideas for making labels.

Date: Sat. Dec11

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Elaine 

 Kitchen Boa

It’s a decorative kitchen accessory that doubles as a hand towel, a pot holder, a counter wiper, a fashion statement … all at the same time!  Great hostess gift!  Takes just minutes to make.

Date: Wed. Dec 15

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margo