January Extravaganza – Make-one, Take-one!
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Stephen’s Parish, 24th Street and Mountain Highway
Join us on Saturday January 20, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Parish Church for our annual extravaganza! We will work on one of the bright and cheerful fat-quarter quilts by Emma Jean Jansen, the author of the ‘By the Bundle’ book (with her approval and generosity to use the pattern). We will create a lovely scrap version, play a game of make-one, take-one, and prizes. Come join in the camaraderie, bring a sweet, savoury, or fruit/veggies to share and be prepared for a fun filled day with many surprises!
You can also use this day to work on your own project, or a community quilt. The more the merrier for this event! We’d like to fill the hall with busy quilters.
Workshop – Say it with Flowers!
Teacher: Leslie Forbes
Date: Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Agnes Anglican, 530 12th St. E. North Vancouver
Class size: Maximum 15 participants
Join us for a two day workshop with Leslie Forbes using raw edge techniques and misty-fuse, along with exploring the use of value to bring a floral or floral grouping to life! Take one of your favourite colour photos, enlarge it to 22” x 22” or a variation of this (easy to do at your local Staples shop), print another copy in black and white to help with seeing value, and before you know it you will have created a beautiful and dimensional quilt. This could be done in cotton or silk. Her completed version was part of the Show and Tell items that were presented at our October guild meeting.
Workshop: Two Level Tote Bag
Teacher: Krista Hennebury
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Agnes Anglican, 530 12th St. E., North Vancouver
Kit cost: $25.00 – Includes pattern, leather handles, magnetic latch, rivets.
Add. Kits: $20.00 – Leather handles, magnetic latch, rivets only.
This design grew out of my experience making many purses, bags and totes designed by others. I wanted a stylish every-day bag that didn’t have a lot of complicated hardware, closures or heavy structure; one that could accommodate a few extra things that I’d need for traveling or hold a few purchases made throughout the day. It is the perfect pattern for a sewist looking to learn new bag-making skills. The bag is constructed from two outer fabrics; pair a few cotton canvas or home-décor print on the upper level with cork, waved canvas, lightweight leather or vinyl on the lower level.
Skills to learn; zipper window, sewing with heavy materials like cork, leather, waxed canvas or vinyl, installing rivets and magnetic snaps, top-stitching, boxing corners.
Susan and Helen