Winter 2022 Virtual Classes

All Classes are via ZOOM

One Winter 2022 Virtual Class Pass is good for all classes from January to April 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. 

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: Mon Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 28,Mar 14, 28, Apr 11, 25 

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Sue B

Wonderful Woodland

This is a continuation of the class started in the fall.  We will finish the final 4 animals and sew the quilt together.

Date: Tues. Jan 11, Feb 1, March 15, April 12

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Grandmother's Flower Garden

The Grandmothers Flower Garden (GFG) quilt is probably the most well-known traditional quilt using English Paper Piecing (EPP) techniques. It is all hand sewn. As these quilts take a long time to sew, we will have 4 classes one month apart. I will teach the basics of constructing a hexagon flower in the first class. This is the basis of the Grandmothers Flower Garden. In the subsequent classes we will discuss various EPP techniques as well as sharing our work. We will be using 1” hexagons. Everyone who has an interest in English Paper Piecing is welcome to join this class. All those who have a GFG quilt already in progress are also very welcome to join the class. I hope that we will be able to include some communal hand sewing time as part of the class.

Date: Thurs Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14

Time: 1pm

 Teacher: Paula

  

Boho Heart and/or Gypsy Wife 

Sorry, this class is full.

This is a continuation of the class started in the fall.

Date: Sat. Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 12, Apr 16

Time: 9:30 am

Teacher: Elaine

Long Time Gone

This is a continuation of the class started in the fall.

Date: Sat. Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 12, Apr 16

Time: 11 am

Teacher: Elaine

Timely Techniques

NOTE: For the sake of logistics, you’ll be signing up for all four lectures. If you are not interested in one of the lectures, you are not obligated to attend. When signing up for the lecture series, indicate which time slot you prefer. You will have the same time slot for all four lectures. If the desired time slot is full (100 maximum), you’ll be assigned the other time slot. Everyone will receive a notification of their time slot.  

January 15 – Hanging sleeves  What’s the best way to hang up your quilt? We’ll chat about various ways of making and attaching a hanging sleeve. Now that the sleeve is attached, where and how will you hang that quilt in your house?  

February 19 - Batting There are many different kinds of batting; it’s hard to know which is best. Should I use two layers? What is bearding? How far apart should I quilt?

 March 12 – How to choose quilting designs You’re ready to quilt. Now, what quilt design should you choose? We’ll explore appropriate quilting patterns that fit your style, quilt, equipment, and skill!

April 16 – Quilt as you go Are you looking for something different? Why not try a quilt as you go. It’s easy to do, and there are numerous methods, including using your serger!

Date: Sat. Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 12, Apr 16

Time: 1pm or 2:30pm

Teacher: Elaine

Tula Sunrise

This is a continuation of the class started in the fall.

Date: Thurs Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21 

Time: 1 pm & 7pm

Teacher: Paula

Free Motion

Sorry, this class is full.

Take the fear out of free-motion quilting with a hands-on class via Zoom. You’ll also have some homework between classes.

Having all the right tools for free motion quilting is essential to success, as well as setting up your sewing machine. Afterward, some straightforward exercises will have you creating beautiful free-motion quilting in no time.

Date: Sat Feb 5, 12 or Apr 9, 23

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Elaine

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: Fri Mar 25, Apr 8, 

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Kelly

Jaybird Quilts and the Hex and More Ruler

Join me to work on a Jaybird Quilt Pattern that uses the Hex N More Ruler!  Make the regular size using or the mini version with the Mini Hex N More Ruler.  I have done a few of these quilts and they are so easy and they come together perfectly.

Patterns to choose from: Science Fair, Delight, Tony Dancer, Lotus, Northern Lights, Splash, Disco

Date: Tues April 5

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Jennifer

Shimmering Stars

These delightful stars are made simply and accurately using the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle Tool .This is a fat quarter friendly patten that comes with multiple size options: Baby: 48" x 48", Lap: 62: x 62", Twin: 62" x 88", Queen: 91" x 104".

Date: Tues Mar 22, 29, Apr 5

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Sparrows

 The Sparrows Quilt Pattern (65.5in x 71in) is a block based pattern for the advanced beginner sewist and up. The pattern includes instruction for making a scrappy version of the quilt using fat quarters.

Date: Wed Mar 23, 30

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

Violet Craft

Mama Polar Bear and baby is a foundation paper pieced project.  We will be using the freezer paper method to sew these two adorable animals. 

Date: Fri Apr 1, 8, 29

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

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. Apr 6, 13, 20

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

 Fiesta

These unusual spikey stars are perfect for your favourite Layer Cake! By using the Split Rects and Corner Pop rulers together you get a unique combination of sharp points that are perfect every time. Pattern sizes include Lap, Twin and Queen

Date: Tues Apr 19, 26

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Sun Kissed Hat

Sun Kissed hats have a wide, floppy brim, adjustable back and a handy opening for your ponytail.  The reversible design allows you to mix and match.  Suitable for both boys and girls, and sized to fit infants through to adults.

Date: Wed Apr 27

Time: 9am

Teacher: Margot

Finishing your Hexie Quilt

There are several different methods of finishing an English Paper Pieced quilt. We will explore several different options and techniques for finishing both quilts and smaller projects.

Date: Thurs Apr 28

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Paula