Workshops are held at Bramalea Alliance Church, 905 Central Park Dr., starting at 9:30 sharp. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to get yourself set up and ready to start. Coffee & tea are provided, just bring your lunch and mug. Bring all your sewing supplies – machine, power bar, rotary cutter, mat, etc. and all supplies listed for the class.
Payment for workshops is required at sign up. Material & supply requirement list will be emailed to you prior to the class date.
Sat., Nov. 5/16 – Al Cote – Quilted Rug – $55.00 members; $65.00 non members
This workshop is full – sign up on waiting list only! – Max. participants – 15
Al Cote will be coming to us from Niagara Falls. He has many commissioned pieces in the Niagara area as well as artwork throughout Canada. Al’s innovative classes and trunk shows are an attraction to many people in the quilting world.
In this very innovative and fun class, students will create a beautiful one of a kind quilted rug. Using 3 – 5 fabrics, plus batting and backing, we will layer the fabrics making a sandwich. Students will “doodle” a design on the top fabric and stitch their doodle through all layers. Once they have their design secured they will cut through to the desired colours underneath and begin to see their rug pattern and colours appear. Once all the cutting is complete they will echo quilt inside the cut design using a variety of threads and embellishments.
Sat., Jan. 28/17 – Anne Gale – Mini Dresden Plate – $35.00 members; $45.00 non members
The Executive challenge this year is to make the Dresden Plate modern. Anne will show us how to make 2 different Mini Dresden Plates and will talk about various ways to “make it modern” by embellishing and colour choices. Imagination and creativity will be running high during this workshop.
Sat., Mar. 4/17 – Susan Forbes – Clam Shell – $40.00 members; $50.00 non members. The Quick Curve Ruler is required for this workshop at an additional fee of $25.00 (provided 10 order rulers) – Level: Confident beginner and beyond https://www.instagram.com/susanforbesquilts/
Susan Forbes currently teaches at Creative Sisters Quilt Studio in Kitchener as well as various guilds and private groups throughout the area. One of Susan’s quilts has been published in Modern Patchwork (Spring 2015) with an original curved piecing design.
The clam shell pattern is modern, yet has a long history in the quilting world. This version comes with a much easier technique for piecing! Do not be intimidated by these curves. The piecing method is so uncomplicated. With a lot of wiggle room for the beginner, it is a quilt that anyone with basic quilting knowledge can achieve. The Quick Curve Ruler is the newest kid on the block. You can cut your curves, background blocks and square up the blocks with ONE ruler. It is amazingly simple and very effective in creating a modern look. There are over 25 patterns and a book available for use with this ruler.
Sat., Apr. 1/17 – Sandy Lindal – Stash Buster – $50.00 members; $60.00 non members
This technique is very easy to learn, making it great for beginners. Sandy will also spend time discussing many options for using the blocks which makes this workshop appealing to a more experienced quilter. Plough through your scraps, quickly piecing this quilt on a muslin foundation. This quilt will look equally beautiful in the colour palette of your choice or “stash”. You will be challenged to think outside the box, as Sandy will present many ways to use the technique and encourage you with different ways to modernize your old stash. Come, have fun, and get your creative juices flowing!!!!