Our improvisational log cabin workshop led by Barb Mortell was enjoyed by all who attended.   We had a wonderfully enlightening and inspiring two days of no-ruler cutting and creating! We hope our June meeting’s Show and Tell will see some of the amazing results of our efforts!

At the June meeting, we will accept registrations for the two fall workshops that have already been announced.   Here is the information once again, and supply lists will be available when you register.

There is already a great deal of interest in both workshops, so please register soon to secure your place.

Freezer Paper Foundation Paper Piecing – by Dianne Ritter

Place:            St. Agnes Church, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver, BC

Date:             Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time:             9:30 am to 4:00 pm [1/2 hour for lunch]

Cost:               $40.00

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Have you ever tried or wanted to try Foundation Paper Piecing because you love the accuracy of the technique but the thought of picking out all that paper made you run screaming?

What if there was a way to achieve the accuracy without all of the paper picking?

There is! Join Dianne for a day of Foundation Paper Piecing using freezer paper and when your block is complete you simply pull the freezer paper off.  No tearing, pulling at stitches or picking required.

We will work on a table runner that, while not too difficult, will give you a good foundation in the technique.

Free Motion Quilting with Rulers – Teacher: Carola Russell from Sechelt, BC

Place:              St. Agnes Church, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver, BC

Dates:              Saturday November 25, 2017

Time:                9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. [1/2 hour for lunch]

Cost:                  $60.00 

Come join us for a day of “Free Motion Quilting with Rulers” on your own standard sewing machine.  Carola will discuss everything you’ll need to know to get started on your machine. You will add ruler work to your repertoire! Rulers are a great way to perfect – “in the ditch” quilting, “navigate around corners”, “channel quilting” and make consistent shapes such as curves and circles.  Do not be intimidated by the description, this class is FUN for novices!

You will be required to purchase a “Ruler Foot” and “Ruler” or a “Ruler set” before the class, if you do not already have it.

Feet and rulers can be ordered from Carola before the hands-on class. You will receive a 15% discount on all regular priced supplies purchased from Carola.

Carola is also coming to lecture on this technique in our October program.  If you sign-up for this workshop in June or September, you will be able to order the required items from Carola in time.

Please supply the make and model of your sewing machine on sign-up.

For the Foot part:

  1. Current Bernina machines use the new #72 foot – known as the ruler foot.
  2. Most other machines can be fitted with one of the following Janome convertible free motion foot sets as follows:
    1. Part #202002003 High Shank (7mm) for $61.95 or,
    2. Part #202146001 High Shank (9mm) for $61.95 or,
    3. Part #202002004 Low Shank for $61.95 

Plus the following attachment:

4. Part #767434005 for $23.95 (Foot set part, this is the ruler work attachment that fits on the convertible foot noted above)

For the Ruler part:

For this class everyone will use the Versa tool from Handi-Quilter. It is a multi-purpose ruler and a great way to start. The Ruler is $39.99.

A supply list will also be available at the sign-up table.

Happy quilting! Susan Lum and Helen Jorgensen.