Quilt Canada 2017
June 14 - 17, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
The International Centre

WORKSHOPS

Quilt Canada 2016 in Toronto Ontario

REGISTRATION for all workshops is now open to everyone. Questions about registration  - please contact Janet Kasper, the Conference Registrar - cqaregistrar@gmail.com - Toll Free: 1-877-672-8777 Home: 905-873-2639

WORKSHOPS - Location of each class will be announced later to all registered workshop attendees. 


Workshops using domestic machines
Sponsored by Janome
& Brother
Janome
Brotehr Sewing Machines
Workshops using Long-arm & Mid-arm
machines Sponsored by Handi Quilter
& Gammill
Handi Quilter
Gammill Sewing Machines

 

Thread provided by: Coats & Clark , Wonderfil and Kawartha Quilting Systems

Coats and Clarke
WonderFil
Kawartha Quilting Systems



Quilt Canada 2017 Workshops at a Glance

If you are interested in registering for a workshop which is fully booked, please contact our Registrar, Janet.


Hollis Chatelain Workshops


Hollis' Faculty Bio


104 - Upcycle your Jeans into Art

104 - Upcycle your Jeans into Art (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop (6 hrs)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $170.00

Kit Fee: $7.00

Get ready to think outside the box. Learn a new raw edge technique and "upcycle" your old blue jeans or bring any heavy fabric you would like to use, ie upholstery, suede, corduroy, etc.! We will be combining hand dyed/batik fabric with blue jeans to create a small wall hanging that is avant-garde and beautiful. Come join the fun.


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2042 - Studio Secrets: Hollis Reveals her Creative Process

2041 - Studio Secrets: Hollis Reveals her Creative Process
One Half Day Seminar (3 hrs)
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $80.00

Come to a "private view" of how Hollis demonstrates her unique techniques in painting and quilting. As you watch on a large screen, she will dye-paint and quilt a small piece while discussing design, composition, colour and how to bring across emotion. You don't need to bring any supplies, just participate with your eyes. Hollis will be answering your questions through demonstration.

Supply List: Note book and pencil

2041 - An Artist's Journey Lecture

2042 - An Artist's Journey Lecture
One Hour Lecture
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Cost: $55.00

The journey of an artist is full of twists and turns. Techniques and styles change through inspiration, influence, and experience. I will be speaking about this process and showing images portraying the evolution of various artists careers.

No supply list but bring notebook & pen. 

304 - Understanding Value to Enhance Colour

304 - Understanding Value to Enhance Colour
One Full Day Workshop (6 hrs)
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $170.00
Kit Fee: $5.00

Understanding value is the beginning to understanding colour. We will be doing exercises that are designed to get you to look at value instead of colour so you can learn to differentiate between the two. We will be working with Prismacolor pencils to learn to break down colour into high, medium and low values.


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3043 - The Emotion of Colour in Art
Bernina

3043 - The Emotion of Colour in Art
Sponsored by: Bernina
One Hour Lecture
Friday, June 16, 2017, 18:30
Cost: $45.00

Since 2000, my work has progressed into monochromatic. Working with just one colour has been an interesting and exciting adventure. Art can carry strong emotion and specific colours reinforce these emotions. I will be speaking about the evolution of colour and how we can use different colours to emphasize what we want to say in our art.

Superior Threads

Supply List: Note book and pencil

Door Giveaways sponsored by Superior Threads

Appetizers and beverages at 18:30 followed by lecture at 19:15

404 - Quilt Line as the Third Design Element

404 - Quilt Line as the Third Design Element
One Full Day Workshop (6 hrs)
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $170.00

Do you need to find new ideas on how to use quilting to enhance the look of your quilts? In this class we will look at using quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension and shadows and to give new dimensions to your quilts. You will work with your own quilt tops which can be traditional patchwork, contemporary or modern design or art quilts. You will also participate in the application of this knowledge to all the participants' quilt tops. You will look at quilting lines as the third element of design after this workshop!


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Karen Henry Workshops


Click to see Karen's Faculty Bio


105 - Parchment Oak Leaves

105 - Parchment Oak Leaves (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

This one day workshop is designed for the intermediate quilter. Students will be guided through the process of creating a background of coordinated scraps that will highlight quilted images.

Oak Leaves will be stitched using the techniques of bobbin couching on organza using a water-soluble stabilizer, and stitching selectively to achieve images in your quilting using metallic and shimmering threads. Students will learn to make spider webs too! Knowledge of how to free motion stitch or quilt is necessary. 

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205 - Pictorial Quilts for Beginners

205 - Pictorial Quilts for Beginners (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

A one-day course designed for those interested in pictorial quilts but unsure where to begin. There will be discussion of fabric colours and choices, and simple drafting of patterns. Students will be guided through the processes of raw edge applique, confetti, and quilt as you go techniques. With these techniques students should be able to design and stitch their own uncomplicated designs in the comfort of their sewing areas.

Students should be familiar with using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, and have minimal knowledge of free motion machine quilting. Students will stitch the scene below from Prospect Bay.

A kit is available for $25.00.
If you would like a kit please contact me at seequilt@hotmail.com prior to May 20, 2017. 

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3051 - Landscape Quilts – Where do I start?

3051 - Landscape Quilts – Where do I start?
Two Hour Lecture
Friday, June 16, 2017, 09:00 - 11:00
Cost: $40.00

A lecture intended for those interested in designing their own landscape quilts but are not sure how to begin. The lecture will cover designing the pattern itself and discuss a variety of enlarging techniques.
Students will learn adding and subtracting from your original idea may improve the overall project:
What should I take out – that awful telephone pole? Will adding or subtracting lines from the piece increase or detract from the main focus of my quilt? The lecture will cover the colour wheel and fabric selection evolving into techniques for creating the actual art quilt – painting, applique, piecing, or embellishing, etc. Attendees will have a basic framework for initiating their own textile piece. Handouts included in lecture. 

No supply list needed.

305A - Bobbin Couching - 3 Ways!

305A - Bobbin Couching - 3 Ways! (Janome)
One Half Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
Cost: $75.00

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to explore some of the capabilities of your sewing machine.

As the upper part of your machine is unable to handle threads past a certain weight, we use the bobbin for pearl cotton or crochet cotton. You obtain a lovely thick outline with a raised edge which makes it perfect for zen-doodles, mandalas or as an accent. Stitching on organza can give you a lace-like effect.

A kit can be provided for this workshop for $10.
If you would like a kit please contact me at seequilt@hotmail.com prior to May 15, 2017. 

Supply List for 305A - Bobbin Couching - 3 Ways!

405 - Slow Stitch – Adding Hand Embroidery to Landscapes

405 - Slow Stitch – Adding Hand Embroidery to Landscapes
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

A one day workshop for the beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter.

The class begins with a discussion of the Slow Stitch movement and how it has evolved into our current sphere of quilting. The discussion will evolve into designing simple landscapes that can be embellished with embroidery for more interest and detail. Students will be guided through fabric choices, the quilt top will be assembled and then made ready for stitching.

We will discuss ways of marking the quilts or whether you need to mark them at all! We will cover the effects created by various hand stitches – windy or calm? Sparse foliage or full of shrubs? The joys and flexibility of the straight stitch. Be prepared to work at your speed, no rules, no deadlines. 

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Gail Mitchell Workshops


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107 - Secret Garden

107 - Secret Garden (Brother)
One Full Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $135.00
Kit Fee: $10.00

Learn to use your free motion quilting skills in a different way. Embellish your small projects using contrasting thread. Embed a secret message for a fun surprise. Your whimsical little flowers will have a colorful bloom and your stitching will highlight the bloom and define the stems and leaves. Embed a hidden message or name in the stitched grass for a fun surprise. Kit includes fabric, die cut fusible flowers, zipper, batting, design and pattern notes.!

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207 - Batik Smart Wallet

207 - Batik Smart Wallet (Brother)
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $135.00

Kit Fee: $37.00

This 6-hour workshop will lead participants through the steps to create this beautiful wallet. This wallet includes a zippered pocket, two currency size pockets and 12 credit card slots and a versatile 1” slot that will hold most smartphones or a pair of glasses. It has a useful wristlet strap. This project is constructed in three parts before the final assembly is complete. Many short-cuts and design details will be learned and participants will leave with their project completed. This Canadian designed wallet is specially designed for women who carry a smartphone in addition to other usual wallet items.

Participants will purchase a prepared kit of batik fabrics, interfacing, a zipper, purse hardware, and the pattern. The kit will have all the pieces cut and the pieces that require the interfacing, will be fused. With the prepared kits, participants will be able to begin the sewing construction immediately enabling them to finish their project in the class.

Participants will be using the straight stitch on their sewing machines, and some short seams will be thick. Participants should know how to use a rotary cutter and mat and should also be able to sew 1/8” top-stitching with the aid of one of the presser feet on their sewing machine.

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307 - Oh Canada Quilt

307 - Oh Canada Quilt (Brother)
One Full Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $135.00

KIt Fee: $8.00

This is a fun modern Canadian patriotic quilt. Make this quilt to commemorate Canada's 150th celebrations. Won't you be the envy of your neighbours when you hang this over your railing on July 1st.

Each of the 10 flag blocks has 6 colored fabrics of same color value and a white background for the maple leaf in the center of the block. In the first part of this class, we will cut our fabrics into flag kits followed by a kit exchange. Next, we will construct the first block. You will not get all 10 blocks done on the class day but you will have a very good start. You will be able to finish at home, so no need to bring the batting, backing or binding to the class, unless you are a cracker jack sewer!

You will be assigned/responsible for 1 color (6 fabrics in the same value. ie: all mediums). You will buy one half meter (20") of each of 6 fabrics of the same color. It's good to have a variety of textures such as stripes, dots, floral and plain fabric in your color group. Your group of 6 fabrics will make kits for 10 flags of the same color - one kit for you and 9 to exchange. If more than 10 participate, we will exchange using a Draft exchange. Just like the NHL. It's fun.

Quilt size: 48" x 60"

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407 - Domesticated Feathers

407 - Domesticated Feathers (Brother)
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $135.00

Do you love the idea of doing your own free motion quilting of your small projects on your own domestic sewing machine? This class will help you step up your current Free Motion Quilting Skills. If you are a confident stippler, this class might be right for you. The class will lead you through stitching two types of free-form feathers as well as some complementary designs such as swirls and pebbles.

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Sue Patten Workshops


Sue's Faculty Bio


109M - Tickle My Quilt With Feathers

109M - Tickle My Quilt With Feathers (HQ Sweet Sixteen)
One Half Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

This class is not your “Classic Victorian Feather”class. It is a class for the Wild at heart who want to offer Unique, Fast and Fun Feathers to enhance an art quilt or spice up a traditional pieced top. This class takes the art of feathers to a whole new level of design and texture, with cutting edge fillers, creative “stipplish” spines and an all-out frenzy of new and innovative ways to tickle any quilt with feathers. This is a free motion class so put away those stencils, pantos and laser lights and come join in this frenzy of “featherish” designs adventure.

This is a Sweet Sixteen long-arm hands-on class: no supplies required.

109A - Feather Alternatives

109A - Feather Alternatives (HQ Sweet Sixteen)
One Half Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Not every quilt screams for feathers!! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement... of course Sue has updated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded. This is a free motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh so tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers these designs can be used to wow both traditional and cutting edge quilters alike. So come discover a world of designs that will add, create movement and outstanding texture to all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!!!

109A - This is a Sweet Sixteen long-arm hands on class: no supplies required.

209M - Every Little Bit Counts

209M - Every Little Bit Counts (Gammill)
One Half Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30 am
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $15

This class is designed for the all levels of quilters. It is packed full of unique one of kind designs that may be used as micro stipple, background fill of all sizes, and to enhance grid work. It also includes a wide variety of grid work that is perfect for everything from traditional to New Age Modern quilting.There are more then 2 dozen unique designs in all and every hand out has step-by-step how to instructions to follow when you return home from your workshop or quilt show. This class takes the art of stippling and grid work to a whole new level of design and fun. Come join us and discover for yourself why every little bit really does count.

209M - This is a hands-on Gammill Long-Arm class. No supplies required.

209A - Rouge Rulers and Stunning Stencils

209A - Rogue Rulers and Stunning Stencils (Gammill)
One Half Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 13:00 - 16:00 pm
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

No surprise that Sue is going rogue!! If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs. Rulers are a perfect tool for many types of quilts, traditional, modern, art and all forms of free style. Once we've learned how a ruler was designed to be used.... we'll be going Rogue! with awesome new ways, tips and tricks on using those rulers, and we'll throw in some stencils and gadgets that you have collected over the years just to add some flare.

This class is packed full of something for everyone and will have you looking at gizmos, gadgets, rulers and stencils in a whole new way. Join in on the excitement as we discover new concepts for all your quilting tools. If you have a ruler, stencil or gadget that you would like Sue to demo, please feel free to bring it with you to class.

209A - This is a hands-on Gammill Long-Arm class. No supplies required.

309M - Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, & Stunning Sashings

309M - Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, & Stunning Sashings (Gammill)
One Half Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30 am
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $15

The Quilt, The Whole Quilt, And Every Area Of The Quilt! This class will pull dozens of designs together and have you dancing free style around the quilt top. It will help you decide on where to place your three degrees of texture, help you with all your design choices for any style of block and teach you how to make Borders that Rock NOT Roll. Let us never again fear those final instructions at the end of every pattern, "Quilt As Desired" after you complete this fast paced, cover it all class you will be able to Free Style your way through any quilt top that comes your way with confidence and skill.

309M - This is a hands-on Gammill Long-Arm class. No supplies required.

309A - Free Motion Possibilities For The True Beginner

309A - Free Motion Possibilities For The True Beginner (Gammill)
One Half Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $15

This class is designed to inspire and assist the beginner to become confident with their ability to use free motion designs and techniques for themselves and their clients. This class is packed full of info for the beginner. While mastering the skill of free motion quilting, we will discuss threads, tension, how batting affects the overall look of the quilt and where to place these new design concepts on the quilt to achieve three degrees of texture and balance. These designs offer a quick, easy and accurate way to finish any quilt top. So put away those marking tools and turn off that laser light and join us for this free motion block party!!

309A - This is a Gammill long-arm Hands on class: no supplies required.

409M - Today's New Age Modern Quilt

409M - Today's New Age Modern Quilt (HQ Sweet Sixteen)
One Half Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $25

This class is packed full of new design concepts for today’s Modern Quilt. This class combines new age design concepts with unique style grid, straight line and curved line work to create three degrees of texture and fill large open background spaces with a touch of flare. Sue will discuss everything from stencil, rulers, and free motion to ways to mark and fill each area of your work of art. This class will also cover the effects of thread weight, colour, tension tips and will discuss batting choices to help achieve the perfect finished look for today’s new age modern quilts.

409M - This is a Sweet Sixteen long-arm hands on class: no supplies required.

409A - Trunk Show and Presentation

4092 - Trunk Show and Presentation
Two Hour Lecture
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 13:00 - 15:00
Cost: $40.00

Get ready to have your socks knocked off! Sue Patten does
things with thread and a longarm machine that no one else
does. Sue is not your typical quilter. Her high energy and
innovative designs and techniques tip you off to expect the unexpected!

Sue started her quilt journey twenty-four years ago and has gone from self-taught, closet hand quilter to award winning, internationally acclaimed longarm quilter, instructor, designer and author. She has traveled around the world teaching the art of longarm quilting. Her trunk show offers a variety of quilting styles as she makes her way through the years, culminates in her amazing embroidered quilts.

 

Julie Plotniko Workshops


Julie's Faculty Bio


110 - Freeform Botanical Quilting Made Easy

110 - Freeform Botanical Quilting Made Easy (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Let’s go organic with this class on free motion quilting designs from nature. Learn how to stitch a variety of fanciful leaves, vines, ferns and flowers. These designs look wonderful as a background or overall design on batiks, art quilts, children’s quilts and more.

Stitch them small with blending thread for a more traditional look or go big and playful. Designs are also suitable for use with your favorite colouring technique. Thread choice (colour, type and weight) to enhance design will be discussed as students stitch a small sampler.

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210 - Make Mine Modern

210 - Make Mine Modern (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Free Motion quilting for the “Modern” quilter.
Modern Quilts often contain bold prints, solid colours and extensive use of heavily quilted negative space.
The quilting really is what sets these quilts apart! Come and learn stitching and design strategy appropriate to these fascinating quilts.
Swirls and Whirls, Wild Hairdo, Square Stippling, Through the Loop, Brick Wall and Matchstick Quilting are just a few of the designs students will learn.

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310 - Straight Line Strategy

310 - Straight Line Strategy (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Do you know that there are an unlimited number of ways that we can quilt our quilts while using a Walking Foot?
Some straight line stitching techniques can look very traditional while others are decidedly modern. You can be playful or serious, funky or fabulous.
Come on a journey with me as we explore this sometimes forgotten, wonderfully fun method of quilting.
Grid quilting, chevrons, echoing an edge, decorative machine stitches, wonky straight lines and matchstick quilting are just a few of the designs we will explore.

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410 - Unlock the Amazing Quilter Within You

410 - Unlock the Amazing Quilter Within You (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00
KIt Fee: $5.00

“Reach for the Stars Quilt”
Have you ever experienced blocks that seem to grow or shrink? Do your strips ever exhibit the dreaded “V” or “WOW”? Do your points and corners seem to get away from you? Do you know the difference between a measured, generous, scant or “quilters” ¼ inch seam allowance?

In this class we will fine tune your cutting, pressing and sewing techniques to unlock the amazing quilter within you! This as a wonderful class for both new quilters as well as those who would like to refresh their cutting and piecing skills. Class emphasis will be placed on a fun and relaxing learning atmosphere.

Students will concentrate on cutting and piecing the lap size variation in class and can expect to complete (a minimum) of one Block A plus two of Block B as well as have a good working knowledge of how to assemble their project at home. Those who are working on the Twin size quilt will also complete the additional cutting at home.

Consultation will be available after class via email if students require help to complete their project.

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Elaine Quehl Workshops


Elaine's Faculty Bio


102 - Collage Tree

102 - Collage Tree
One Full Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

Pattern & Photo Fee: $12.00 + HST

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a gnarled and mature tree with textured bark? Learn how I create my collage trees, while using one of my patterns and a photo as your reference (pattern & photo $12.00 + HST). Learn to see value and represent depth. Please visit the Tree Gallery of my website at www.elainequehl.com/trees.html. Pattern choices are Standing Still, Branching Out, or Vagabond Song

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202 - In Full Bloom

202 - In Full Bloom
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

In this one-day class the instructor will explain how she turns her close-up floral photographs into a pattern suitable for creating a fused wall quilt. Using one of the patterns developed by the teacher, students will learn how to construct a stunning quilt with depth and dimension. Two flower patterns are available: 1) Sunkissed Poppy (can be made in red or blue), and 2) Peony. Pattern and kit of hand-dyed fabrics available for a cost of $92.00 plus HST (optional). Kit does not include supplies below.

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302 - Sketch and Colour

302 - Sketch and Colour (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00
Kit Fee: $20 plus HST

Add a look of hand-sketching to your quilt top by “sketching” a scene or elements from a photo using a sewing machine. No you don’t need to know how to draw! Instructor will provide several designs to “sketch” from based on her own photographs.

Kit includes fabric, stabilizer, printed image, a Topstitch needle and a spool of thread that coordinates with your design. Cost of kit is $20 plus HST. Prismacolor Artist Pencils will be available in class so you can add shading and hi-lights to your design.

Supply List: Please bring a basic sewing kit that includes scissors/thread snips and a seam ripper. You will also need to bring a spool of neutral-coloured thread (grey or taupe are good choices) in cotton or polyester.

402 - Improv Curves With a Little Planning

402 - Improv Curves With a Little Planning (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

Come with a photograph that features colours that inspire you, and bring fabrics in those colours. Bring a notebook, pencil and eraser to sketch some rough designs. You will learn to cut curves free-hand using a rotary cutter and mat (no ruler!). See how easy it is to sew these curves together into an improv design. You will learn how to piece in a few design elements inspired by your photograph and rough sketches.

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Kathleen Riggins Workshops


Kathleen's Faculty Bio


108 - Designs for Lines

108 - Designs for Lines
And Other Shapes that Don't Rhyme (Gammill)

One Full Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Learn Kathleen's go-to designs for the shapes she finds in quilts the most often. Learn designs for lines, designs for squares, designs for triangles & designs for odd shapes. Use these easy-to-quilt designs in your quilts to easily create beautiful quilting.

Supply List for 108: Notebook & pen, straight longarm style ruler, marking pen

This is a hands on class using Gammill long arm machines.

208 - Easy Quilting, Stunning Quilts

208 - Easy Quilting, Stunning Quilts (HQ Sweet Sixteen)
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Kit Fee: $25.00 (for the cheater panel which teacher will supply)

Kathleen starts by showing you some the favourite quilts she has quilted. Then, we use a straight longarm style quilting ruler and easy fills to create stunning modern quilting designs. Use the piecing in the quilt to find hidden shapes and lines, then simply fill them in for fantastic quilting! In this class you will use a cheater panel to practice the techniques we learn.

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308 - A Cheaters Guide To Quilting

308 - A Cheaters Guide To Quilting (HQ Sweet Sixteen)
One Full Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Learn Kathleen’s go to designs, then learn her favorite variations to make it seem like you know ALL the quilting things. Gain confidence with some versatile designs that you can use again and again. As an added bonus we will discuss how to use longarm-style rulers on a domestic or sit down machine and practice getting professional looking results on your home machine.

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408 - Quilting For The Crazy

408 - Quilting For The Crazy (Gammill)
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $140.00

Sometimes spending that little bit of extra time on a quilt can really make it special. Mark lines & shapes to create stunning negative spaces -- it might take some extra time, but turn out spectacular. It may be time consuming, but it’s not particularly difficult.

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Elaine Theriault Workshop


Elaine's Faculty Bio


1031 - Modern: The Evolution of Quilting Tradition

1031 - Modern: The Evolution of Quilting Tradition
Two Hour Lecture
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Cost: $40.00

If you think modern quilting is new - think again. Modern quilting has been around for a long time and its' roots lie deep within the traditional quilt world.
Learn the fascinating truth about the modern quilt trend. The modern quilt myths will be exposed and you'll go home with a very clear understanding of what a modern quilt is.

You certainly don’t have to be a modern quilter to attend this informative and fun lecture!

1031 is a lecture - no supply list

1032 - You made that from a panel?

1032 - You made that from a panel?
Two Hour Lecture
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: $40.00

There are so many neat panels on the market. They come in different sizes and styles. We’re going to learn the basics of working with panels – how to square them up. Then we’ll figure out what a coping border is and how to use one. Then we’re going crazy. Adding borders, slicing and dicing – you’ll never look at panels the same way again!

1032 is a lecture - no supply list

303 - Perfecting hand applique

303 - Perfecting hand applique
One Full Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $130.00

Kit Fee: $10.00

Many hand applique techniques will be explored in this hands-on technique class including needleturn, back basting, starch method as well as fusible applique. You'll learn where to apply each of the techniques and why it's common to mix different techniques in the same piece. Various applique tools will be discussed so you'll know which tools will work the best for you. Positioning the applique on the background and the actual hand applique stitch will complete the class. If you're new to hand applique or not happy with your current hand applique, this class will give you the confidence to tackle any hand applique project.

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4032 - Are you up for a challenge?

4031 - Are you up for a challenge?
Two-Hour Lecture
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 09:00 - 11:00
Cost: $40.00

Have you seen a quilt challenge that you'd love to participate in, but no idea where to start? This interactive lecture is going to give you some inspiration on how to approach a challenge and actually get it finished on time! The first part of the lecture is a trunk show where you'll see various challenge pieces, hear the story of their creation and learn some great techniques. The second half is pure fun and inspiration! You'll be given a small challenge and as a group, we're going to walk through the steps on how to generate ideas and how to turn that idea into a quilt. If you're creative and especially if you're not, this is a safe way to take on a challenge. Promises to be lots of laughs, lots of inspiration and just like a real challenge, there will be prizes.

4031 is a lecture - no supply list but bring pencil and notebook

 

Jackie White Workshop


Jackie's Faculty Bio

3111 - Things I Learned On The Internet

3112 - Things I Learned On The Internet
One Hour Lecture
Friday, June 16, 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Cost: $40.00

Learn the ins and outs of different social media platforms and how to use each one of them effectively with quilting! Find out where you can get inspiration and ideas, where to look for free tutorials, or how to find classes and patterns.

Discover how to connect with other quilters across the nation and globe! Find out how easy it is with just the touch of your device. 45 minute lecture with a 15 minute Q&A.

3112 is a lecture - Pen and paper, but not mandatory as presentation can be emailed to lecture attendees after the show.

 

Kathy Wylie Workshops


Kathy's Faculty Bio


106M - Designing with Diamonds in EQ7

106M - Designing with Diamonds in EQ7
One Half Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $75.00

Take your EQ7 quilt design software to new heights with five diamond design challenges: stunning kaleidoscopes, classic nosegays, pictorial pieced backgrounds and much more!

Supply List for 106M - Designing with Diamonds in EQ7

106A - Quick & Easy Turned-Edge Applique: The Apliquick Way!

106A - Quick & Easy Turned-Edge Applique: The Apliquick Way!
One Half Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
Cost: $75.00

Discover the Apliquick method for turned-edge appliqué. The innovative Apliquick tools provide unprecedented ease and precision for preparing fabric for hand or machine stitching – even miniature-sized. If you have always wanted to learn turned-edge appliqué, or struggled with it in the past, this system is for you. Apliquick rods will be available in class so you can try before you buy, but we’re sure you’ll want a set for your toolbox. Award-winning quilter Kathy K. Wylie has specialized in appliqué techniques for over ten years and she hasn’t seen anything like them!

Supply List for 106A - Quick & Easy Turned-Edge Applique

206 - Machine Cutwork: The Look of an Heirloom in a Fraction of the Time

206 - Machine Cutwork: The Look of an Heirloom in a Fraction of the Time (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

Cutwork is a needlework technique where portions of fabric are cut out and the resulting holes are reinforced with embroidery. Learn how to create this heirloom needlework by machine in a fraction of the time.

There are four project options in this class: lacy snowflake; glittery snowflake; snowflake quilt block; stained glass snowflake.

Bring the beauty of winter indoors with one of these beautiful snowflakes!

Supply List for 206 - Machine Cutwork

2063 - The Time of Our Lives

WonderFil2063 - The Time of Our Lives and Quilters Celebrate Canada 150
Sponsored By: WonderFil Specialty Threads
One Hour Lecture followed by one hour Show and Tell
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 18:30
Cost: $45.00

Our stitches tell our stories; our quilts leave a legacy. The time we spend with each quilt becomes part of our journey in life, giving us moments of reflection and opportunities for expression. The theme of time has been integral in Kathy’s recent work, as she considers its relationship with the creative life.

This evening celebrates the joy in the journey, the quilts along the way, the time of our lives.
Kathy’s lecture will be followed by an opportunity for the audience members to show their quilts and tell their stories. We are particularly inviting the showing of quilts that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Note: Appetizers and beverages will start at 18:30 with the Lecture to follow around 19:15 pm.

306M - Peek-A-Boo Applique Leaf

306M - Peek-A-Boo Applique Leaf (Janome)
One Half Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $75.00

What happens when you reverse appliqué over patchwork? Peek-a-boo! Use strip piecing to create a vibrant green summer leaf, a colourful fall leaf, or even a red Canadian maple leaf. The result looks like patchwork appliqué! Use this technique to add unexpected detail to your appliqué, make exciting border designs, or transform those orphan blocks.

Supply List for 306M - Peek-A-Boo Applique Leaf

406 - New Ways to Hexies: English Paper-less Piecing by Machine

406 - New Ways to Hexies: English Paper-less Piecing by Machine (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

Hexies – or six-sided hexagon patches – have traditionally been sewn together by hand using a technique called English Paper Piecing. But modern times have brought along new options and we will explore them in this workshop. Instead of basting hexies to paper (which needs to be removed), baste them to fusible interfacing. Instead of tracing and cutting dozens of hexies out of fusible interfacing, purchase them precut! And instead of whip-stitching the patches together by hand, sew them by machine in a fraction of the time using a small zigzag stitch.

Supply List for 406 - New Ways to Hexies

 

Coreen Zerr Workshops


Coreen's Faculty Bio


101 - PetPourri

101 - PetPourri (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

A workshop on how to create your favourite critter/pet from a photograph. Learn how to work with value and thread play, as well as trapunto to enhance the expressions of any animal you choose.

Supply List for 101 - PetPourri

201 - Thread Gourmet- A Menu of Techniques

201 - Thread Gourmet- A Menu of Techniques (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

Experiment and refine your palette in all types of Thread Painting- from 3-D thread work to free motion stitches to create shading, dimension and life in your projects. Workshop is technique orientated where you are welcome to bring along projects for guidance.

Supply List for 201 - Thread Gourmet- A Menu of Techniques

301M - 3-Dimentional Thread Play for Landscapes

301M - 3-Dimensional Thread Play for Landscapes (Janome)
One Half Day Workshop
Friday, June 16, 2017, 08:30 - 11:30
Cost: $75.00

A workshop designed to further your skills in free motion thread play for landscapes. Design elements will be demystified and techniques explained to create depth.

In the workshop, participants will create and learn 3-D effects with products and thread work, create texture by working with threads in free motion zigzag

Supply List for 301M - 3-Dimensional Thread Play for Landscapes

401 - Dancing With your Feed Dogs Down

401 - Dancing With your Feed Dogs Down (Janome)
One Full Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 08:30 - 16:00
Cost: $145.00

Thread paint a stunning silhouette of a tree! Liberate your free motion skills with this wall hanging and learn how easy it is to “draw” with thread to create any tree.

If you are yearning to learn free motion, but have been scared off by “trying to stipple quilt” this workshop is for you! Liberate your skills to create this wall hanging with “NO RULES”!

Absolutely No drawing experience necessary.

Supply List for 401 - Dancing With your Feed Dogs Down

 

Joyce Brown and Judy Villett Workshop: Quilt Judge Certification Program


Joyce's Faculty Bio    Judy's Faculty Bio


214 - What WAS the Judge Thinking?
One Full Day Workshop (6hrs)
Thursday June 15, 2017, 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: $125

Are you thinking of becoming a quilt judge?  Are you organizing or entering a judge quilt show?  This workshop is a stand-alone session for those wanting a basic understanding of judging.  It is also Module 1 of the Quilt Judge Certification Program (QJCP) and will be credited as such if registrants wish to continue in the program. 

The QJCP is growing, with a strong base of 15 certified judges and 15 apprentices.  It is an internationally recognized certification that already includes judges from Canada and the USA. The full QJCP is described at http://www.canadianquilter.com/professionals/certified-judges.php .



TOURS

Tour the National Juried Show!

Join a small group on a walk through the National Juried Show. Get the inside scoop on the NJS. Hear how a quilt gets in, how the judges choose the winners and many more fun and exciting details about this show that features the best of the best in Canada and beyond! The tour guides will share tidbits about the artists and their quilts on this fun and informative adventure.  (45 minutes)

Tickets: $10 online, $15 at event

Schedule for Tours:
Wednesday, June 14 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm
Thursday, June 15 11:00 am, noon, 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm
Friday, June 16: 11:00 am, noon, 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm
Saturday, June 17: 11:00 am, noon.


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