Virtual Classes

During this Covid-19 time, our classes will be via Zoom.

One Virtual Class Pass which is good for all classes in January, February, March and April will be available for PURCHASE HERE 

Register directly with the teacher by using the special email address listed on your Virtual Class Pass and no later than one week prior to the first class. 

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

 

Sea Islands

Travel to a beach with this beautiful quilt by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs. Featuring Lemon Grass fabrics from Island Batiks, the pattern recommends the Creative Grids CGRT45 and CGRT90 rulers. One block has optional paper piecing instructions. The quilt can either be done in a 50" x 50" size, or a larger 100" x 100" size. This is a 8 month Block of the Month class.

Dates: Mon. Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 15, Apr 12

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Long Time Gone  

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This quilt by Australian design Jen Kingwell is made with 13 blocks using different building blocks or techniques. The entire quilt, which measures 66 ½” by 67 ½”, is machine pieced. It’s the perfect size for a lap quilt or a wall hanging. Get out your scraps, or if you’ve been sitting on a fabric bundle and was waiting for the perfect quilt, this is it! Join Elaine Theriault in a virtual class on Zoom to learn some great tricks and tips.

Dates: Sat. Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17

Time: 10am

Teacher: Elaine

Paper Piecing Basics

Template & fabric requirements will be sent upon registration

Dates: Mon. Jan 25

Time: 9am

Teacher: Jennifer

Sew in Love

This quilt is a gorgeous sampler by Edyta Sitar. Her designs are just so lovely. It involves a little bit of everything.....some piecing, some appliqué, and a little bit of paper piecing. Perfect time to try a new technique. There are alternate blocks included as well, so you can use the blocks you prefer and design a one-of-a-kind creation. My quilt has a few “extras” in there if you look closely. A beautiful design to get us going, with the ability to make it your own ❤️  Any colour-way would absolutely work.

Dates: Mon. Jan 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22, Apr 12, 26

 Time: 1pm

Teacher: Kelly

Reflections

Simple 9-patch blocks and subtle colour changes creates the waterfall effect of this quilt. We will discuss fabric choices as well as guiding you though the making of this quilt.

Dates: Tues. Jan 26, Feb 9, 23, 

Time: 9am

Teacher: Wanda

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!

Dates: Wed. Jan 27, Feb 3, 10 or Mar 10, 17,24

Time: 10am

Teacher: Margot

 

Schoolhouse

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.

Dates: Jan 28, Feb 4,11,18,25, Mar 4,11,18,25, Apr 1

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Tula Pink - Tula Nova

This is a hand sewn English Paper Pieced quilt designed by Tula Pink. There are a variety of shapes involved and the pieces are relatively large. It is suitable for the quilter who is comfortable working with hexagons but would like try working with shapes other than hexagons. The central medallion is hand pieced which is then appliquéd on to a background. The size of the quilt is 56x56.

Dates: Thurs. Jan 28, Feb 11, 25, Mar 11, 25, Apr 8

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Paula

Deb Tucker Ruler Demos

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.

Dates: Fri. Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Sew with Elaine  

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Tips for accurate piecing and pressing

Start the year right with some great tips for piecing perfection. Then we’re off to reduce bulk when pressing, which includes twirled seams.

Date: Jan 30

Time 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

 Challenging seams

Want to make a quilt with curved seams or Y seams, but find them daunting? They’re easy as pie when you know a couple of tricks. We’ll look at how to measure, mark, pin, and sew those troublesome seams. You’ll be a pro in no time.  

Date: Feb. 27

Time 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

 

Binding

Learn how to perfect the binding by machine technique, including perfect 90-degree miters on the corners. And how do you bind those non-90-degree corners?

Date: March 27

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Chenille

What’s old is new again! We’ll look at different techniques for using the chenille technique but focusing on the premade chenille bias strips. Embellish anything with the strips – quilts, bags; you name it!

Date: Apr 24

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 Teacher: Elaine

Paper Piecing 

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Swell is a modern star quilt that uses the foundation paper piecing technique. I have done mine using Grunge Fabrics by Moda.

Dates: Mon. Feb 1, Mar 1, 29

Time: 9am

Teacher: Jennifer

Country Bunnies

The Country Bunnies pattern by The Pattern Basket uses a simple piecing technique to create these cute bunny bottoms. We will guide you through making a single sized quilt or an alternate lap quilt.

Dates: Tues. Feb 2, 16 

Time: 9am

Teacher: Wanda

Wonder Curve Ruler - Happy Together or Cars

If you need a quilt for a special little someone, this might be it.  Create your own unique little people and/or cars using a wonder curve ruler.  Sewing the curves will be easier than you think!

Dates: Feb 2, 9, 16

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Rosemary

Hexagon Table Runner

This class is designed for the quilter wishing to learn the basics of English Paper Piecing, a hand sewing technique. We will be working with 1 inch hexies , using  2 1/2 inch fabric squares either 2 packs of mini charm squares, or cut from your stash. The hexies when sewn together will then be appliquéd on to a background to make a table runner. You will learn several techniques both for constructing hexies and sewing them together.

Dates: Thurs. Feb 4, 18, 25

Time: 3pm or 7pm

Teacher: Paula

Log Cabin

You bought the Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim ruler on the Countdown to Christmas. Now learn some tips and tricks for using it!  Make log cabin and courthouse steps blocks that are PERFECT and so much fun!  

Dates: Fri. Feb 5, 12, 19

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Kelly

Quilt-as-you-go Baby Quilt

I love this technique of quilting as you go.  A baby quilt is an ideal size to get this technique perfected and once you understand the concept, you can adapt it to many quilts you may currently be working on!

Dates: Fri. Feb 12

Time: 8:30am

Teacher: Sue P

Nesting Totes

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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!

Dates: Wed. Feb 17, 24, Mar 3

Time: 10am

Teacher: Margot

Collage

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Pick your collage pattern from Laura Heine from the thimbles & things online shop or work on a design of your own.  This 3 day class we will walk you through the steps to creating a unique and one-of-a-kind work of art, that is SUPER easy & tons of fun!

Dates: Mon. Feb 22, Mar 8, 22

Time: 9am

Teacher: Jennifer

Learn to Machine Applique

It’s a great time to try or perhaps to re-acquaint yourself with machine applique.  A simple project will allow us to practice the basics of appliquéing: tracing, fusing and sewing.

Dates: Tues. Feb 23, Mar 2, 9 

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Rosemary

Scraps Around the World

Use your scraps to make this quilt with a diamond pattern. Using light and dark fabrics the diamond shape radiates around a center square.  This will be a hands-on class where we will make one block to get you started on this fun quilt.

Dates: Wed. Feb 24

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Sue B

Bargello

Dress your table for any occasion, not just valentine day. This strip piecing method is fun and easy to do and the hearts can be omitted or replaced with any motif. Just imagine this in Christmas fabrics with ornaments, Santa’s or even snowmen. Lovely in spring florals with appliqué flowers or watering cans or fall fabrics with pumpkins. Your imagination is the only limitation!

Dates: Fri. Feb 26, Mar 5, 12

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Laurie

Orphan Blocks

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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 😀

Dates: Mon. Mar 1, 15, Apr 19

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Kelly

T-Shirt Quilts

Too many T-shirts in your drawer? Learn how to prepare and assemble them into a simple memory quilt. We will also discuss other design options and creative touches.

Dates: Tues. Mar 2, 16

Time: 9am or 7pm

Teacher: Wanda

Daisy & Grace

This is a hand sewn “quilt as you go” hexagon table topper using a 5 inch charm pack. It is suitable for a quilter wanting a small portable quilting project. We will be using the 2 1/2 inch hexagon template set from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and available at Thimbles and Things.

 

 

Dates: Thurs. Mar 4, 18,Apr1

Time: 1pm or 7pm

Teacher: Paula

Easy Angle and Companion Angle Ruler Techniques

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!  

Dates: Fri. Mar 5

Time: 9am

Teacher: Kelly

Orchids in Bloom Tote

This lovely tote is easily made from the beautiful printed panel. Instructions will be given to insert a lining. No interfacing required.

Dates: Fri. Mar 12

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Smooth Jazz

One of the latest patterns from Deb Tucker has star points that are cut from the background fabric that are “banded” with colour for an interesting star variation. Requires the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler.

Dates: Fri. Mar 26, Apr 9, 23

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Sue B

Retreat Bag

This simple zippered bag is useful to hold your quilting supplies for class or as a travel bag. The bag has a wide base and an opening held open with a wire frame. The free pattern comes in two sizes. 

Dates: Tues. Mar 30 

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

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.

Dates: Tues. Mar 30 , Apr 13, 27

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Rosemary

Positive/Negative  Applique

Machine applique with a twist or should I say flip! This class will guide you through the steps to making this or any other positive/negative quilt by Wanda's Designs. 

Dates: Tues. Apr 6, 13, 20

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Wanda

Labyrinth

This quilt is made with half-square triangles and background rectangles. There are no diamonds or “Y” seams. Using just three colours this quilt can be made in any of 4 sizes.

Dates: Thurs. Apr 15, 22, 29

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Sue B