Workshops are for paid Guild members only, but we will open up to other Guilds at the last minute if there is an open space. Unless noted, the workshops are for all levels of quilters. At this time all workshops are booked on Zoom.
Julie Faulkner – February 19th Saturday from 9:30 to 4pm – $35
Julie is from New Westminster, BC, and she will be teaching us a Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper Piecing pattern.
The pattern comes in 8 quadrants, making two full circles finished at about 20”x22”. It can be finished as a table topper for a vase or candle, put together for a large pillow or you may wish to add to it and make a quilt. Use any fabrics, Kaffe, Tula, Alison Glass, solids or batiks…. High contrast really shows off those points!!! Pattern included.
Elizabeth DeCroos – March 5th Saturday from 10:00 to 3:30pm – $35
Elizabeth is from Ontario, and will be teaching us reverse quilting with batiks in her Pojagi Improv Quilting Workshop. In this class you will learn two different methods of Pojagi seams and when to use them. If you struggle with not having a pattern or how to start improv piecing, this will get you going. The finished piece has no batting or backing, and could be used as a summer quilt, table cloth/runner, window curtain, shower curtain (with vinyl liner) or make a skirt or tunic top.
Kathy Doughty – April 30th Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00pm (possibly 6:00) – $55
We are really excited to finally host Kathy Doughty, from Australia. She has written several books, designs fabric, shows her quilts everywhere, and teaches all over the world. Her workshop, “Making Confident Choices-Organic Design”, is a conversation about how fabrics relate and making line in quilts, practical technique demonstrations for pleasing applique results, and tips on composition and design. She teaches us how to put prints with other prints effectively. Small kit included.
Allie McCathren – Two dates available for this workshop – either Friday June 3rd or Saturday June 4th, 9am to 12pm – with optional continued sewing till 4pm, $20
Allie is from Houston, Texas, and she will be teaching us her now famous “Sea Glass Quilt” technique. The perfect quilt, be it small or large, for the summer. Participants can finish their work with either free motion or straight line quilting. FMQers must have foot for their machine, and know basic/basic, beginner, wobbly, free motion quilting. SLQers must have walking foot.
Mary Elizabeth Kinch has written and contributed to many books. She has numerous podcasts, and has shown her works and taught all over North America and the UK. www.maryelizabethkinch.com @maryelizabethkinch
This Virtual Workshop is on January 22nd, Saturday, from 09:30 to 4pm with 1/2 hr lunch.
SUMMERHILL SAMPLER – THE JOY OF SMALL PIECES
Jump in and learn the secrets to success in working with these tiny morsels. Precision machine piecing is actually easy. In this class you will learn the techniques, tips and tools to achieving accuracy. Learn how to cut once, sew once, with NO trimming, allowing your pieces to fit together harmoniously and your focus to be on the joy of stitching. After this workshop, you will be able to easily transfer these skills to your other quilting projects, no matter the scale of the pieces. We finish off the day learning about a “knife edge” binding – one of Mary Elizabeth’s favourite ways to finish a quilt. These persuasively addictive blocks will capture your heart and before you are finished you will be dreaming of your next small pieces project!
$55 …. SOLD OUT
Join other Guild members on Zoom when we have our sewing days. We sew together, working on our own projects, from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturdays. Sometimes you cannot get a word in edgewise, and other times we sew in silence. You can come and go as you like.
If you need help with a technique, pattern or ideas for colour or quilting, bring your problems/questions to a sewing day … there’s a lot of help and support there! If you are new to the guild you will get a chance to meet/share/laugh with other guild members.
Sewing Days to add to your calendar:
- September 25
- October 23
- November 20
- December 4
Look for a Zoom invitation prior to each date.
Gillian is from England, and after a lengthy career as a Landscape Architect, she joined an Embroidery Guild. She started teaching classes from her studio, and realized she had to make quilts for exhibition, not just teaching samples. She entered them into Juried shows, and to her surprise, won a few ribbons. In 2007 she joined the Contemporary Quilt Group and started to make Journal Quilts.
She has exhibited, travelled and taught all over the world. This workshop looked like so much fun, I couldn’t resist booking her!!!
www.gilliantravis.co.uk and check galleries and teaching pictures
Zoom opens 8:30 Class 09:00-4:00.
Gillian will teach for about 3 hours, then in the afternoon we will sew and she will check back on us mid afternoon.
Rachael Daisy aka Blue Mountain Daisy.
These Pine Stars can be made in any size, appliquéd on a quilt, runner, pillow, or used as a hotpad/coaster.
Quiltmania recently released a book with Rachael’s story and her patterns. She is from Australia.
Zoom opens 11:30 Class 12:00-4:00
Christina Cameli www.christinacameli.com
Christina Cameli has been sewing since she was a child. In 2003 she fell in love with quilting. Since then she’s authored four quilting books, traveled the country teaching, filmed multiple online classes and designed quilt patterns and fabric. She’s also a nurse-midwife, a mom and a paddle boarder. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her blended family, rescue Lab mix and a ton of houseplants.
This is a great class if you’ve been FMQing for awhile, or just finished Carola’s class and want more!!! Note this is NOT a beginners class.
This is an Intermediate Free-Motion Quilting Class where we combine multiple Free-Motion Designs into Complex Arrangements. Learn four basic approaches to joining simple elements into unique, organic works. Christina will demonstrate techniques and guide you through trying them in your own style. Students should understand Free-Motion basics and some common designs like spirals and pebbling, but expertise in Free-Motion quilting is not required.
Zoom opens at 1:30…. class 2:00-5:00
“Free Motion Quilting” on a domestic machine, for beginners and those that need a good refresher course. Carola will get you relaxed, guide you through the basics and give you the tools and confidence to be successful. She is also available beforehand, by email or phone, to insure you have the correct FMQ foot, etc. on your machine.
Zoom opens at 9:30… class 10:00-3:30 with 1/2hr. lunch
This will be a small class so you can get that extra help you need.
The “One Colour Challenge” Workshop is being offered on April 24, 2021 from 10 – 12 am. This is a two hour workshop that is suitable for everyone. There is a $20 fee. See the April newsletter for registration and payment details. A link will be sent to you to join the workshop on Zoom prior to the date.
There is some minimal preparation for the workshop, the supply list will be sent to you after you have registered. — Janet M.
Cheryl Arkison Bio
Back when I started quilting it was practically unheard of for a 23 year old to do so, but there I was. Now, over 20 years later I haven’t stopped. In addition to my own creative work, I love to teach, write books, spread the gospel of improv, and design quilts. Every now and then I make a garment, my Grade 8 Home Ec Teacher would be proud.
When it comes to making, I am happy to make what inspires. I am well known for my use of bold colour and the quiet whispers of low volume fabrics but I will use anything in between as well. Use what you love, make what makes you happy. Just get your butt in the seat and sew.
In the past decade I’ve published three books: Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg), A Month of Sundays, and You Inspire Me to Quilt. I’ve also travelled the world to teach quilting. In between I am raising 3 active kids and running a business with my husband. Sometimes, I sleep.