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Quilt Canada Workshops, Lectures & Tours

Quilt Canada 2018

May 31 –  June 2, 2018
Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Convention Centre

 

 

REGISTRATION 

REGISTRAR – Janet Kasper: cqaregistrar@canadianquilter.com

Toll Free: 1-877-672-8777 Press 2 (North America) or 905-873-2639 (Ontario)  From May 29-June13, email only.

ONLINE Registration has CLOSED. Registration will reopen at 4PM Wednesday, May 30 at the registration desk, Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets for all lectures (except Gloria’s Friday Evening lecture) will be sold at the registration desk. Contact Janet for workshop availability, cancellations and changes. 

Sewing machines will be provided by our generous sponsors

Quilt Canada 2018

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Joyce Brown & Judy Villett Workshops

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312 - What WAS the judge thinking? An Introduction to Quilt Judging - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: All Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours (9am-4pm)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 113
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (9am-4pm with a 60 minute lunch break)
Workshop Fee: $150

This hands-on workshop would be of interest to anyone thinking about entering a judged quilt show, organizing a judged show, or becoming a quilt judge.  It is a stand-alone workshop for those wanting a basic understanding of judging.  It is also Module 1 of the CQA/ACC Quilt Judge Certification Program and will be credited as such if registrants wish to continue in the program.  The QJCP is growing, with a base of 15 Certified Judges and 5 Apprentice Judges.  It is an internationally recognized certification that already includes judges from Canada and the USA.

Supply List for 312 - What WAS the judge thinking? An Introduction to Quilt Judging - THIS CLASS IS FULL


Janet Barker Workshops

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101 - A Walk in the Woods - THIS CLASS IS FULL

101 - A Walk in the Woods - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Intermediate
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 117
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 - 8:30-4
Workshop Fee: $160

Learn how to make the three leaf blocks in this dynamic quilt pattern.

You’ll use 2½-inch leaf strips and longer stem strips to play with various leaf shapes. You can use the cool greens of spring, multitudinous fall colours, or some other combination to make your project sing.


Kit Fee: $11 for Pattern

Supply List for 101 - A Walk in the Woods - THIS CLASS IS FULL

201 - Sunflower Power

201 - Sunflower Power

Workshop Difficulty: Intermediate
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 117
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $160

Curved, turned-back bias edges make Janet’s three-dimensional flying geese seem to float above the background fabric. It looks complicated . . . but it’s easy to do.

In this class, you’ll learn Janet’s clever techniques and begin work on a 16-block medallion-style mini-quilt or the full 36-block Sunflower Power quilt.


Kit Fee: $11 for Pattern

Supply List for 201 - Sunflower Power

301 - What If...

301 - What If...

Workshop Difficulty: Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 117
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $160

What if you start with a basic uneven nine patch block, and tweak it? What if you choose several corner options, side options, and centre options, and mix them all up?

By shifting and rotating nine elements, folding back bias edges, and changing colour placements, you can create a dazzling array of blocks and make a stunning sampler quilt.

Janet’s folded-fabric techniques use straight piecing to make sharp star points and gentle, pretty curves. There’s no fussing with templates. The block are easy to make, yet look complicated.

You may have seen folded corner squares and folded rectangles in 3D flying geese. After this class, you’ll also be able to make folded triangles and position slashed squares and rectangles in various ways to provide much more variety in your quilt blocks.


Kit Fee: $11 for Pattern

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Sharon Blackmore Workshops

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113A - Beat the Time Bandits - Gammill Longarm

113A - Beat the Time Bandits - Gammill Longarm

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 111/112
Day & Time: Thursday, May 31 1-4pm
Workshop Fee: $80

Does your busy schedule get in the way of your creative pursuits? Learn how to make more hours in the day magically appear by changing the way you view time.  Sharon will show you how to become, and more importantly stay, creatively engaged so you can spend less time juggling and more time creating. Whether art is your hobby or your career, you will benefit greatly from these tips from a very busy artist, herself.

Then, learn how to make this simple & fun quilted time-piece (yes, it’s a working clock!) while increasing ruler confidence with a unique set of rulers designed especially for perfect smaller circles. By the end of this workshop you will have lots of new ideas for manipulating time, making you a more efficient and productive artist. And you’ll have a clever reminder each time you see this beautiful clock.

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213 - Decorative Collage Quilting - Gammill Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

213 - Decorative Collage Quilting - Gammill Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: All Skill Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 111/112
Day & Time: Friday, June 1 8:30am - 4pm
Workshop Fee: $160

Explore endless ways to combine simple design elements in a collage style to create a unique harmony and flow in any quilted piece.  You’ll discover how the practice of drawing can greatly affect your quilting flow, increase muscle memory, and develop your spatial visual skills by turning your doodles into a quilted masterpiece. Once we create a design, we will learn how to transfer it to fabric, and then get stitching! Sharon will help you learn to control your free motion movements so you can achieve smooth and purposeful stitching. Start with some simple design ideas and then add a bit of imagination and a dose of intuition and you’ll be well on your way to creating something unique and spectacular.  And guess what? No drawing skills required!

Supply List for 213 - Decorative Collage Quilting - Gammill Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

313 - Texture Magic - Gammill Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

313 - Texture Magic - Gammill Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 111/112
Day & Time: Saturday, June 2 8:30am - 4pm
Workshop Fee: $160

Learn how to add levels of dimension to your quilting with different quilting techniques, in a fully customizable mini whole-cloth design.  Have fun experimenting with oodles of background fillers that compliment your focus quilting, while creating texture galore. Learn the tricks to getting those small details tucked into tight places, creating the illusion of depth and dimension. Although this class is more advanced, a VERY confident beginner would enjoy this class, providing you have some experience on a long-arm.

Supply List for 313 - Texture Magic - Gammill Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL


Ana Buzzalino Workshops

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102 - Writing With Your Sewing Machine - THIS CLASS IS FULL

102 - Writing With Your Sewing Machine - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 107/108
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $170

Do you like letters, fonts, and typography? Would you like to add quotes, lyrics, and words to your quilts—without having to use a fancy machine that comes loaded with alphabet stitches? Then this process-oriented class is for you.

In a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn how to use a standard sewing machine to write on your quilt with free-motion stitching. Ana shows you how to mark the quilt, how to space the lines of text, the effects of different spacings, and how to stitch your words via free motion.


Kit Fee: $10

Supply List for 102 - Writing With Your Sewing Machine - THIS CLASS IS FULL

202 - New York Beauty Pillow

202 - New York Beauty Pillow

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 107/108
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $170

The beautiful New York Beauty block seems intricate and difficult to make. In fact, it’s quite simple, once you learn a few tricks involving foundation paper piecing and partial seams.

Ana shares her techniques for ensuring that all of the blocks are the same size and perfectly square. This avoids frustration when you piece the blocks into a pillow top.


Kit Fee: $25

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302 - Ideas for New Work - Keeping a Sketchbook

302 - Ideas for New Work - Keeping a Sketchbook

Workshop Difficulty: All Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 107/108
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $170

Do you long to break from traditional designs or pieced work, try something different, and create an original design?

Sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing how to start. Where do you look for inspiration? Then how do you develop it into a theme that can become a body of work?

A sketchbook is a great way to learn the principles of design, develop your skills, and refine ideas that you can later translate into fabric art. In this class, you’ll learn how to get started with various media to create a sketchbook that inspires and stretches you

Supply List for 302 - Ideas for New Work - Keeping a Sketchbook


Stacey Day Workshops

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103 - Modern Skyline - An Introduction to Free Piecing

103 - Modern Skyline - An Introduction to Free Piecing

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 105/106
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $150

Do you love modern quilts, but don’t know how to create one?

In this class, you’ll learn how to combine the modern technique of free piecing with the classic technique of strip piecing to create your own skyline quilt. No two quilts are the same using these techniques. Each quilt is a different size, shape, and composition.

There’s no pressure in this class. No rulers, and no rules. Just fun!

Supply List for 103 - Modern Skyline - An Introduction to Free Piecing

203 - Modern Pop-Art Circles

203 - Modern Pop-Art Circles

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 105/106
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $150

Come and play with the modern technique of free cutting and the classic technique of bias tape applique!

You’ll learn how to use layering, composition, and contrast to build interesting pop-art circles. At the end of class, you’ll have at least two finished blocks, and the confidence to make many more.

Supply List for 203 - Modern Pop-Art Circles

303 - Cross Country - A Modern Slice-and-Insert Quilt

303 - Cross Country - A Modern Slice-and-Insert Quilt

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 105/106
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $150

Learn the modern technique of slice-and-insert piecing, which works well with both prints and solids.

Stacey introduces the basics of colour and contrast, shows you how to make the most of your fabrics, and helps you explore the freedom of the slice-and-insert technique.

By the end of class, you’ll be able to make it . . . and know how to fake it!

Supply List for 303 - Cross Country - A Modern Slice-and-Insert Quilt


Gloria Loughman Workshops

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104 - Distinctive Doorways - THIS CLASS IS FULL

104 - Distinctive Doorways - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Intermediate
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 103/104
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $170

Doorways have intriguing stories to tell us. They’re created from a variety of materials and showcase a range of colours and textures. Some are elaborate, some are commonplace, and many are in various states of disrepair as materials weather, paints fade and peel, and metals rust.

In this class, you’ll create a small quilt based on a doorway. You can bring your own design or use one of Gloria’s three patterns.

You’ll learn how to examine a building’s layers, decide on a colour palette, construct each layer separately, and outline the main features with a thin, dark line to create a more graphic image.

Supply List for 104 - Distinctive Doorways - THIS CLASS IS FULL

204 - Shades of the Forest - THIS CLASS IS FULL

204 - Shades of the Forest - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: All Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 103/104
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $170

A forest is often filled with a play of light as the sun filters through to some areas and leaves others mysteriously shady.

In this class, you’ll learn how to create this dappled effect by tiling a background of fused small squares or rectangles in a variety of colors. You’ll then add detailed trees, branches, and leaves in the foreground, to create perspective and interest.

You’ll work from a photo or sketch, using fusing, fabric painting, free-motion stitching, and quilting techniques to bring your landscape to life.

Gloria provides a pattern and suitable hand-dyed fabrics. You can choose stunning autumn tones, the crisp new greens of spring, or the grey and white tones of the bleak midwinter.

This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced quilters.


Kit Fee: $45 (Kit is optional - must be pre-ordered. See supply list)

Supply List for 204 - Shades of the Forest - THIS CLASS IS FULL

304 - Layer by Layer- THIS CLASS IS FULL

304 - Layer by Layer- THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 103/104
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $170

Are you ready to try something different? Want to experiment with different designs, patterns, and fabrics, and take the next step with your textile art?

In this class, you’ll learn how to combine landscape elements in an abstract way to create a visually exciting design.

You can choose from four abstract designs or design your own piece.

Supply List for 304 - Layer by Layer- THIS CLASS IS FULL


Melissa Marginet Workshops

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105 - Modern Quilting With Your Walking Foot- THIS CLASS IS FULL

105 - Modern Quilting With Your Walking Foot- THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: All Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 116
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $150

Learn the ins and outs of quilting with your walking foot! It’s surprising how many quilting designs you can do with the feed dogs up on your home sewing machine.

You’ll make samples you can refer to at home, and learn how to quilt a large quilt on a domestic machine.

If you want the satisfaction of finishing your own quilts and you don’t enjoy free-motion quilting—or if you simply want other options—this is the class for you!


Kit Fee: $26.25 Recommended: Walking Foot Quilting Designs. Will be available in class - please bring exact change.

Supply List for 105 - Modern Quilting With Your Walking Foot- THIS CLASS IS FULL

205 - Break It Up—Finishing Big Quilts on Your Domestic Machine - THIS CLASS IS FULL

205 - Break It Up—Finishing Big Quilts on Your Domestic Machine - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: All Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 116
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $150

Quilting sections of your quilt—sometimes called “quilt as you go”—is easy on a home sewing machine. But how do you join the sections after they’re quilted?

In this class you’ll learn nine methods for joining those quilted pieces, with and without sashing.

Find out how to analyze and break up a quilt design, then make samples you can refer to at home.

Supply List for 205 - Break It Up—Finishing Big Quilts on Your Domestic Machine - THIS CLASS IS FULL

305 - Let's Bind It!

305 - Let's Bind It!

Workshop Difficulty: All Levels
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 116
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (8:30-4)
Workshop Fee: $150

Want to make your bindings special? Or simply want to avoid fussing with the usual binding methods?

Come and learn a variety of binding options, from the simple to the sublime. You’ll make samples of each technique, so you understand it. The samples will be a great reference at home later.

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Kathleen Riggins Workshops

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106M - Swirls Intensive - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

106M - Swirls Intensive - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 101/102
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (8:30-11:30 am)
Workshop Fee: $80

Learn this particularly versatile design, then practice using it in different ways! Kathleen shows her favourite variations on the basic swirl so that by learning this one easy design, it opens up a huge variety of different designs for you to use.

Supply List for 106M - Swirls Intensive - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

106A - Using Rulers - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

106A - Using Rulers - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 Hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 101/102
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (1-4 pm)
Workshop Fee: $80

Kathleen shares how to get perfect straight lines and geometric designs using rulers and markings while using a long arm quilting machine. Many techniques can be transferred to stationary machines, and Kathleen is happy to provide tips to domestic machine quilters in this longarm class. This class is aimed at those with little to no ruler work experience, and no longarm quilting experience is required. 

Supply List for 106A - Using Rulers - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

206M - Feathers for Modern Quilts - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

206M - Feathers for Modern Quilts - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 101/102
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (8:30-11:30)
Workshop Fee: $80

Think feathers only belong on your grandmother’s quilt? Think again! Despite their more traditional roots, feathers can be a great addition to modern quilts— you just might have to think about them a little differently! Kathleen shows you her favourite feather variations as well as modern uses for those feathers. Great for those who have never stitched a feather before, or who are looking for new ways to use a favourite design.

Supply List for 206M - Feathers for Modern Quilts - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

206A - How Do I Quilt This? (Making Shapes) - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

206A - How Do I Quilt This? (Making Shapes) - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 101/102
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (1-4)
Workshop Fee: $80

Not sure where to start when looking at a quilt and trying to decide how to quilt it? Kathleen walks you step by step through her process, and lets you practice some of her techniques on your sample fabric as well as printed quilt images. Bring quilt tops or printed photos of your quilt top, and Kathleen will help you come up with a quilting plan. This fun class includes a lot of group sharing and discussion that will leave you inspired and ready to tackle all your quilt tops!

Supply List for 206A - How Do I Quilt This? (Making Shapes) - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

306M - Combining Designs in Modern Ways - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

306M - Combining Designs in Modern Ways - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 Hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 101/102
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (8:30 - 11:30 am)
Workshop Fee: $80

Knowing some basic designs is one thing, but knowing how to combine them in interesting ways can open a whole new world of quilting – without having to learn new designs! Join Kathleen as she walks you through some of her favourite ways to combine designs, helping you create stunning quilts.

Supply List for 306M - Combining Designs in Modern Ways - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

306A - Designs for Lines (And Other Shapes that Don't Rhyme) - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

306A - Designs for Lines (And Other Shapes that Don't Rhyme) - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL

Workshop Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 Hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Room: 101/102
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (1-4 pm)
Workshop Fee: $80

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 306A - Designs for Lines (And Other Shapes that Don't Rhyme) - Handi Quilter Longarm - THIS CLASS IS FULL


Terry Aske Lecture

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310LM - Hard Edges in a Soft Medium (Lecture)

310LM - Hard Edges in a Soft Medium (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1 Hour
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Saturday June 2 (9-10 am)
Workshop Fee: $45

Come and hear the challenges of interpreting architectural structures with fabric and thread – making them look solid and three-dimensional by using perspective and value.

Please note: All day lecture attendees will be need to purchase a day pass to the Merchant Mall/NJS in order to access the lecture area within the Main Exhibit Hall.



Sharon Blackmore Lectures

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113LM1 - The Freedom Movement - Re-Defining Experience Labels (Lecture)

113LM1 - The Freedom Movement - Re-Defining Experience Labels (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1 Hr
Location: Lecture Hall in Show Hall
Day & Time: Thursday, May 31 8:30-9:30 am
Workshop Fee: $45

Join Sharon for an hour of your life that will change your outlook on many things, but in particular, how you see yourself as a Quilter.  What if you completely ABANDONED the idea of Skill Level altogether and freed yourself from the labels that could ultimately be stunting your growth as a Quilter and keeping you from achieving Quilting-Uber-Greatness?!  Learn how you can embrace just BEING a Quilter, and not obsess over labels such as a beginner, intermediate or advanced. As Remi in Ratatouille says “Anyone can cook”, so Sharon says, “Anyone can QUILT!”


113LM2 - In the Market - An Educated Longarm Purchase (Lecture)

113LM2 - In the Market - An Educated Longarm Purchase (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1 Hr
Location: Lecture Hall in Show Hall
Day & Time: Thursday, May 31 9:45-10:45 am
Workshop Fee: $45

If you’re in the market for a midarm or longarm quilting machine, the choices on the market today can seem overwhelming. How do you know what is right for you? What questions should you ask?  This is a non-biased comprehensive lecture about all the things you need to consider before taking the plunge and signing that cheque! Take away the confidence to make the right choice for you. Whether you are a hobby quilter or business owner, these research & shopping tips will help you make the right choice that could last you a lifetime.


113LM3 - Quilter For Hire - Business Tips for the Quilting Entrepreneur (Lecture)

113LM3 - Quilter For Hire - Business Tips for the Quilting Entrepreneur (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1 Hr
Location: Lecture Hall in Show Hall
Day & Time: Thursday, May 31 11:00-12:00pm
Workshop Fee: $45

Are you quilting for hire, or considering building a quilting business but not sure you have what it takes?  Turning your creative passion into a career isn’t as easy as it sounds, but with a few simple guidelines and best practices you can be well on your way to becoming a successful Quilter for Hire! Sharon has owned a quilt shop, has been published, and runs a full time longarm quilting & design business.  You will gain incredible insights from a successful Professional Quilter, whose sole family income is from quilting, and take them home to set your own quilting business wheels in motion.



Stacey Day Lecture

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123 - What is Modern Quilting? (Lecture)

123 - What is Modern Quilting? (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1 Hour
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (6:30 for Hot Hor D'Oeuvres & 7:30 for Lecture)
Workshop Fee: $50

Just what is “modern quilting”?

In this lecture, Stacey introduces you to this exciting world and shows you how to recognize modern quilting when you see it.

You’ll learn about various modern quilting techniques, and find out how to incorporate them into your own style.



Robin Fischer Lecture

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207LA - Come Dye With Me (Lecture)

207LA - Come Dye With Me (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1 Hour
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (1-2 pm)
Workshop Fee: $50

You’re a quilter, so you love to play with colour. Would you also like to create your own colours, specifically designed for your projects?

Come and learn the basics of dye mixing. You’ll leave with a rudimentary understanding of dyes and a desire to work with them yourself.

Whether you already have experience or would like to try dying for the first time, Robin’s lecture will interest and engage you.

Please note: All day lecture attendees will be need to purchase a day pass to the Merchant Mall/NJS in order to access the lecture area within the Main Exhibit Hall



Gloria Loughman Lecture

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224 - The Quilted Landscape (Lecture) THIS EVENT IS FULL

224 - The Quilted Landscape (Lecture) THIS EVENT IS FULL


Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (6:30 for Hot Hor D'Oeuvres & 7:30 for Lecture)
Workshop Fee: $50

Would you like to make a quilt that captures a special place and time? A wonderful holiday, a view from your living room window, a treasured childhood memory?

With the right techniques, you can create a landscape quilt that preserves your special moment.

In this slide-illustrated lecture, Gloria explains how to make decisions about design and color choice, and illustrates accurate construction techniques. She solves the mystery of where to begin!



Brandy Lynn Maslowski Lectures

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108LA - That Silly Social Media! (Lecture)

108LA - That Silly Social Media! (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 2 Hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Thursday May 31 (1-3 pm)
Workshop Fee: $60

Would you rather peel potatoes than enter cyberspace? Are you a twit when it comes to tweeting?

Take a step out of your comfort zone, and learn the basics of social media. You’ll hear comical stories, and learn practical ways to find and follow your favourite quilters online.

Come and connect with a younger generation of quilters. You might even start blogging yourself!

Please note: All day lecture attendees will be need to purchase a day pass to the Merchant Mall/NJS in order to access the lecture area within the Main Exhibit Hall


208LM - Studio Magnificent (Lecture)

208LM - Studio Magnificent (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 2 Hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (9-11 am)
Workshop Fee: $60

Want to clear away the clutter, organize your stash, and manage your creative space?

Come to Brandy Lynn’s lecture, and learn how! She shares tips for storage and ideas for making your space a creative sanctuary.

Brandy Lynn’s studios have been featured in both Studios and Quilter’s Connection magazines. Come and be inspired by Brandy Lynn!

Please note: All day lecture attendees will be need to purchase a day pass to the Merchant Mall/NJS in order to access the lecture area within the Main Exhibit Hall



Lorna Shapiro Lecture

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209LA - Quilt Design with Japanese Flair - For Us Average Quilters (Lecture)

209LA - Quilt Design with Japanese Flair - For Us Average Quilters (Lecture)


Workshop Length: 1.5 Hours
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibition Hall A
Day & Time: Friday June 1 (2:30-4 pm)
Workshop Fee: $50

Would you like to create your own designs, rather than simply following other people’s patterns? Not sure how to get started?

Come and hear how Lorna did it! After a 35-year career that mostly used her left brain, and with no art training, she wanted to create aesthetically pleasing designs of her own. So she studied the ground rules for effective design developed by artists over the years. She was particularly drawn to the simple yet powerful aesthetic found in Japanese artforms, and the textural richness of Japanese fabrics.

In this lecture, Lorna shares some key lessons she’s learned as she’s develop her own design abilities and tried to follow in the footsteps of the Japanese masters.

Please note: All day lecture attendees will be need to purchase a day pass to the Merchant Mall/NJS in order to access the lecture area within the Main Exhibit Hall



TOUR the National Juried Show

TOUR the National Juried Show


Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 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 of Tours:

Thursday 11:00 am (111M – FULL) , 1:30 pm (111A – FULL) and 3:00 pm (111A2 – FULL)
Friday 11:00 am (211M – FULL), 1:30 pm (211A FULL) and 3:00 pm (211A2 – FULL)
Saturday 11:00 am (311M – FULL)  and 1:30 pm (311A – FULL)

Please note: All attendees will need to purchase a day pass to the Merchant Mall/NJS in order to take the tour.