Ideal Cut - Stripping with Friends**
Stripping with Friends focuses on the use of 2 1/2" strips with simple, fun quick techniques so you can complete a project and perhaps learn a new technique as well. Each month a different project will be offered. As these projects are designed with techniques to complete quickly and easily, the can be great stash busters as well. You will need strips from full width of fabric for projects if you are using stash you already have. Ask about our pre-cut option to make your stash fabrics ready to use in class (available to students of these classes, certain conditions apply).
Date: January 11, Saturday
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $30 + tax + supplies (pattern included)
Teacher: Laurie Johnson
Join in making this heirloom that is stunning and beautiful. You will be guided through suggestions on use of colours, technique and adding embellishments. Attending a course with the talented Jo-Ann is always fun, stimulating, educational and sure to lead to new friendships.
Date: January 13, Mondays (every other month)
9 sessions total
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Cost: $100 + tax + supplies
Teacher: Jo-Ann Core
Marti Michell Club** - ***
Several staff recently attended intensive training with Marti Michell to become 'Grand Rulers'. This was such an amazing experience we want to share the excitement with you. Each month a new tool or technique will be demonstrated to provide you with ideas and inspiration to keep you motivated in your quilt life.This is a demonstration/lecture style event with no charge to attend. This club is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am. The ability to stay and participate in work on it Wednesday allows you the opportunity to stay and experiment working on the technique or project offered that month, with support from staff. Club Members will have access to discounts and offers on products. Details will be available at the first club on January 15, Wednesday.
Date: January 15, Wednesday (first club only this date)
February 5, Wednesday (first Wednesday each month)
Cost: Demonstration no charge
Walking Foot Quilting **
Think that your walking foot can only do in the ditch or a straight line? You walking foot can do so much more and offer you many options when quilting. This one day course will give you new ideas and techniques that you can use with your walking foot, including using stencils! you will not be disappointed in this course, it often fills quickly so be sure to get your spot.
Date: January 23, Thursday
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost: $35 + tax + supplies
Teacher: Freda Porter
This fabulous sample quilt with a unique setting log cabins is sure to be a quilt that you will enjoy making and learning new ways to make blocks. You have the option of making your quilt in Double, Queen or King and also with several border options including a scallop border. Quilt in a Day tools will be demonstrated, and you will often have an alternate option to using the tools. The Fabulous Forties book in included with the course cost as it is mandatory for each student to have their own copy.
Date: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14 & 21, Fridays
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Cost: $100 + tax + supplies (book included)
Teacher: Gwen King
Beginner Free Motion Quilting
Learn the basics to free motion quilting, what type of threads, needles, tools and styles that can produce good results as you start into free motion. Quilt sandwiches to practise on are provided, and different styles of free motion will be offered for you to try out.
Date: January 25, Saturday
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost: $35 + tax + some supplies
Teacher: Lorraine Scully
Borders and Bindings
Students will create a small wall hanging which will include the following border techniques: loose flange, sewn flange, paired seams, joined mitred seams and matched mitred borders with symmetrical and asymmetrical stripes. Binding techniques will include machine binding, flanged binding, and non square corders binding.
Date: January 25, Saturday 11am -2pm &
February 1, Saturday 11am - 3pm
Cost: $55 + tax (kit included)
Teacher: Arlene Duckert
* = beginner I know my machine and am comfortable with a rotary cutter
** = confident beginner I’m comfortable with things, but still learning
*** = intermediate I know the ropes and want to test my skills
**** = advanced My skills are sharp and I’m ready to take on new stuff