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

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: Wed Jan 12, 19

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

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

Phoenix

Phoenix is one of the newest designs of Gudrun Erla.  It is a quick, easy quilt, wonderful for beginners and everyone else.  It works well for flannels.  The lap size is very generous , great for a twin size bed.

Date: Fri. Jan 14, 28

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Rosemary

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: Friday Jan 14, 28, Feb 11, 25

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Kelly

  

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

Tumbleweed

Beginner friendly quilt that uses pre-cut strips such as a Jelly roll or Bali Pops. Pattern includes instructions for five sizes from crib to king size. Tucker Trimmer would be an asset.

Date: Thurs Jan 20, 27

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

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

Learn to Paper Piece

Paper piecing is an accurate method for building blocks. Jennifer will show you many tips and tricks.

Date: Mon Jan 24 

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Jennifer R

Rocking Robots

“Rocking Robots” is a traditionally pieced quilt pattern for the confident beginner quilter and up. The quilt top features four eye-rolling robots rocking the dance floor. The screens can be fussy-cut or customized with hand embroidered details. The pattern includes detailed instructions, numerous diagrams, a colouring page and tags to label all your pieces.

Date: Tues Jan 25, Feb 8, 22 

Time: 9am

Teacher: Astrid

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: Wed. Jan 26

Time: 9 am

Teacher: Margot

Migrating Geese as a Border

Sorry, this class is full.

These flying geese are built in a row as a braid rather than individual units to give the effect of offset flying geese. Use the technique to add variety to your quilt borders. With the technique sheet you will be able to make 7 different row sizes from 3” wide to 12” wide. No special ruler required.

Date: Mon Jan 31

Due to the popularity of this class, we have added another date.

Wed. Mar 23

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Sue B

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 to Twin to Queen.

Date: Wed Feb 2, 16

Time: 9am

Teacher: Margot

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.

Date: Thurs Feb 3, 10, 17

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Binding

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 Feb 4

Time: 9am

Teacher: Laurie

Orphan Blocks

 

Date: Fri Feb 4, 18, Mar 18

We have that drawer full of random blocks, bits and pieces, leftovers, extras, and one-of-a-kind blocks.  What do we do with them?  Where do we start?  We’ve saved them and we dont know why!  Join me for plenty of ideas to get them out of the drawer and into a quilt!

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Kelly

Free Motion

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

 Charmed

A straight-forward modern, geometric quilt pattern designed around charm packs. This pattern is suitable for all levels of quilter and is a great way to use those gorgeous charm packs you have tucked away.

As a modern quilt design it also allows you to feature special fabrics and prints in the larger blocks.

Date: Wed.  Feb 9, 16, 23

Time: 1pm or 7pm

Teacher: Jennifer H 

Flower Pop

A great quilt design to use up scraps! The Wonder Curve ruler makes the round flower easy to sew.

Date: Fri Feb 11, 25

Time: 9am

Teacher: Rosemary

Zipper in Pillow

Sorry, this class is full.

Jennifer will share an easy way to neatly insert a pillow zipper.

Date: Mon Feb 28

Time: 1pm 

Teacher: Jennifer R

Sunrise

Use the V Block ruler and Split Rects ruler to make this lovely and unusual block. Different quilt layout and options will be discussed. 

Date: Tues Mar 1, 8

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

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 Mar 2, 9, 16

Time: 9am

Teacher: Margot

Barbados Bag

This fat quarter friendly pattern features lots of pockets including one for cell phone. Easy zipper top closure will be explained. The strap can be attached with or without a swivel hook. Great crossbody bag!

Date: Thurs Mar 3, 10

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Lucky Lemoyne

This exciting quilt design created by Deb Tucker is made using a layout of Lemoyne stars interspersed with groups of Shaded 4 Patches. Uses the Lemoyne Star ruler and the Tucker Trimmer. The quilt is 56” x 70 but certainly could be made larger or smaller.

Date: Fri Mar 4, 11, 25

Time: 9am

Teacher: Sue B

Starlight Table Runner

Fun and easy table runner project!  Sew it with 2-1/2 inch strips. Uses the Creative Grids Large Pineapple Trim Tool.

Date: Fri Mar 4, 11

Time: 1pm

Teacher: Laurie

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: Mon Mar21

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

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: Thurs Mar 24

Time: 1 pm

Teacher: Paula

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