Virtual Classes 2024

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Winter Class Pass

Winter Virtual Classes

All Classes are via ZOOM (January to April 2024)

One Winter 2024 Virtual Class Pass is valid for all online classes from January to April 2024 and are available for PURCHASE HERE 

Register directly with the teacher by using the their 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 and class discussions.  All you need is a wifi connection to join!  All classes are live and questions will be answered.

**New Class**

Dragon Applique Quilt

& Table Topper

Do you enjoy piecing and applique?  You can do both in this class with Elaine!  Join Elaine on March 23rd and April 20th to learn how to create this adorable quilt.

Finished Size: 53.5in x 53.5in

Technique Used: Standard Machine Sewing and Applique

Date: March 23 & April 20

Time: 9:30am

Teacher: Elaine T.

Pattern: Dragon Applique Quilt & Table Topper

 

Wildflower Seeds - FULL
Are you inspired by the promise in a packet of wildflower seeds? Here, I attempt to capture the variety and endless possibilities in a packet of wildflower seeds, but in quilt form. Scrap and stash friendly, and using traditional patchwork techniques, it finishes at 63 x 78". Sew/sow your own wildflower seeds patch with me!

Finished Size: 63in x 78in

Technique Used: Standard Machine Sewing

Date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 11, Apr. 15

Time: 7pm

Teacher: Sue P.

Note: Two class passes (Fall & Winter) will be needed to complete this project.

Pattern: Wildflower Seeds available for purchase

Tequila Lime Quilt - FULL

This 9-month sew-along focuses on paper-piecing, with the ultimate goal of completing a magnificent quilt top.

While paper-piecing may seem easy, and it is, a more complex pattern like this one requires a few more skills. We’ll start by looking at colour and value options. We’ll refine the fabric requirements and look at better ways of cutting the fabric pieces. The quilt includes curved piecing, eight points stars, and loads of tips for working with the shapes in this quilt.

Prerequisite: MUST know how to paper piece as this is NOT a beginner project.

Homework requirement: approximately 4 – 5 hours per month. The goal with this class is to stay on track without getting overwhelmed, so at the reveal in June, you’ll have a completed quilt top. It’s easy to get distracted on your own.

Dates: January 6, February 10, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Teacher: Elaine

Pattern: Tequila Lime

 

 

 

 

All About Applique 

This 9-month technique-based class focuses on all things applique. We’ll examine supplies and

techniques for fused (raw-edge) and turned-edge applique. How to choose an applique style for a specific project and the options for stitches (hand and machine) will be explored. I’ll encourage using different fabrics (wool, cotton, fleece, etc.) and thread types. We’ll touch briefly on machine embroidery applique.

All skill levels are welcome.

Homework requirement: approximately 4 hours per month. You will not be doing a specific project unless you want to, but it’s an opportunity to try a new technique and get feedback at our next meeting.

Dates: January 6, February 10, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1

Time: 10am – 11am

Teacher: Elaine

 

Scrap Days

 

Overwhelmed by your stash/scraps? Don't know where to start? Join Kelly this winter 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!

Even if you've taken this class before, there will always be something new to learn!

Date: Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 8

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

No pattern required

Mini Frames

Grab some frames and get ready to have some fun! These are the perfect quilty gift.

From mini picture frames to window frames…. Join Kelly and learn how to make and frame your mini quilts.

Learn tips for working with small pieces, making quilts to fit specific sized frames, ideas for how to quilt and how to put them all together.

Date: Apr. 5

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

No pattern required

 

 

 Water Wheels

This was created by our very own talented teacher, Sue B.  She will be teaching this class over four sessions.  It will require the Deb Tucker Cyclone Technique Sheet, V Block Ruler, and Tucker Trimmer ruler.  The pattern will be supplied and will create a 72” x 84” quilt.

Date: Jan. 9 & 23, Feb. 13 & 27

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

 

Pattern supplied for free

 

Symphony BOM

Join Sue each month and create this stunning quilt called Symphony.  This will be an ongoing BOM.

Date: Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9

Time: 7pm

Teacher: Sue P

 Kits and patterns are available through Thimbles & Things

Art Quilt Challenge

Time to play with ideas and fabric.  Whether you are new to this, up for a challenge, or experienced with taking an idea and creating a small quilt, in this class, we will plan to play with our ideas and fabric.  We will use a ‘word’ as a catalyst for designing a small art quilt with a maximum size of 20” x 24".  Participants will have 2 months to complete their quilt and we will meet once again to share the results. Time to play!

Class con't: Jan. 8 & 22

2nd Class: Feb. 5, 26 & Mar. 11

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Debbie

No pattern required 

Bread & Butter Table Runner

A fast and easy project using the Tucker Trimmer tool for all those “hourglass units.” This is a great beginner project and introduction to the Tucker Trimmer. Deb’s method and ruler will give each quilter accurate units and great looking points every time. Finished size is 18” x 49”

Date: Feb. 8

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B.

 

Pattern: Bread & Butter by Studio 180

Intro to English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Join Megan and learn how relaxing and enjoyable English Paper Piecing can be.  You will learn about selecting fabrics, glue basting and hand sewing, to finishing your own EPP Mug Rug.

Date: Jan. 17 @ 9am

or

Jan 24 @ 7pm

 

Teacher: Megan

No pattern required

Kits available for purchase

Baskets & Bowls

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: Jan. 24

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

The Retreat Bag 

Join Sue and learn how to make this simple zippered pouch with a wide base and a wide structured opening. There is a casing in the top where you insert two wire frames (one on each side), which helps it stay open.

Date: Jan. 25

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Supplies: One set of wire frames

Wrapped in Love

Join Sue as she helps you applique a pillow that celebrates each month and occasion.  She will be teaching three classes this term and three classes next term.

Date: Feb. 7, Mar. 6, Apr. 3

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Pattern Wrapped In Love (Both pattern and pre-fused applique options available for purchase)

Binding

Join Debbie as she teaches you all you need to know about binding your quilt. This class will explore several methods to finish binding your quilt, including machine, hand, and flanged binding, with demonstrations and tips.

Date:  Feb. 12

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Debbie H.

Quilt As You Go

Join Sue as she walks you through how to assemble your quilt in sections, quilt, and add another section.  This is ideal for children's quilts or just to practice some simple quilting designs.

Date Feb. 15 & 22

Time: 7pm

Teacher: Sue P.

Pattern/Booklet: Baffling your Quilts

Hexie Pillow

Join Megan and together you'll make an EPP-inspired pillow cover - without the hand sewing!  Modern Hexies is a faster version of traditional English Paper Piecing, but with a modern spin. This pattern gives you full instructions for a decorative pillow, but this technique can also be used to create any Modern Hexies project of any size.

Date Feb. 21 @1pm

or

Mar. 6 @ 7pm

Teacher: Megan

Pattern: Hexie Pillow

Easy Angles

Do you have these rulers but are not sure when or how to use them?

This is a demo class showing how to use the Easy Angle ruler and Companion Angle ruler to make any size half-square triangle, flying geese, and hourglass units, simply starting with strips.

The second class will build on more of the basic units used in our quilts.

Date: Mar. 1 & 15

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Kelly

Quilting is for the Birds

Join Sue as she walks you through completing this adorable bird quilt that is all machine pieced. Or you could pick your favourite bird and make it into a pillow.

Date: Feb. 29, Mar. 14 & 28

& Apr. 11

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B.

Pattern: Quilting is 4 the Birds

 

Flying Swallows

Join Sue and use your Rapid Fire Lemoyne ruler to create this unique quilt with the three star points within each star point.

Finished size: 65" x 81" 

Date: Mar. 21, Apr. 4 & 18

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Pattern: Flying Swallows

 

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: Mar. 20

Time: 9am

Teacher: Margot

Pattern: Jelly Roll Rug

 

Winter Class Pass