Coming in June

Scrappy Applique Workshop by Laurie Wildey, using Shannon Brinkley patterns        

Saturday, June 4, 2022   9am to 4pm   ON ZOOM     Cost: $65 Members          $75 Non-Members

  • This class is perfect for beginner quilters as well as more advanced students interested in learning this raw-edge applique technique.
  • Students will learn Shannon Brinkley’s simple and fun raw-edge applique technique, basic quilting techniques, and basic free motion quilting.
  • Students will take away the finished or nearly finished quilt top!
  • Students will be able to choose from a variety of templates (downloaded and printed beforehand from Laurie’s website, or  from Shannon Brinkley’s website HERE 
  • Students will have a blast choosing beautiful fabric that, once collaged together, will create a striking and modern look.
  • Note: Scrappy Applique Kits sold on Laurie Wildey’s (the instructor) website DO NOT ship to Canada. However, supplies are easily found at local shops or online.
  • ​Register and pay for this workshop by Saturday, April 30 and be entered into a draw to win a Scrappy Applique Kit consisting of 2.5 yards fusible web, 2 yards fusible interfacing, 1 yard tear away stabilizer and clear polyester thread (value about $30CAD). The kit will come courtesy of the workshop instructor, Laurie Wildey.

March Extravaganza Madness

The guild’s annual “Big Sew and Social Day” was held Saturday, March 26, 2022 on Zoom. 37 members joined in 6 hours of sewing, 2 games with prizes and 5 door prizes consisting of a $50 gift card to their favourite quilt shop. Some members chose to work on the “Sorbet” pattern. Hoping to see some of those quilts in future Show ‘n’ Tells or maybe next year’s quilt show.

Threadplay Pouch with Krista Hennebury

​This workshop was a followup to Krista Hennebury’s Aurifilosophy lecture. Over the course of 3 hours students made a quilt as you go zipper pouch. The pouch was designed to show off stitch patterns in multiple thread weights using a custom Poppyprint Aurifil thread box. The box included 5 small spools of thread in 12, 28, 40, 50 and 80 wt. Students received lots of tips for working with the various threads by machine and by hand. Several students had completed the pouch at the end of the class, or shortly thereafter. Most were impressed with the applications for the 12 and 80 weight threads.

Melissa is a Canadian Quiltmaker, Author, Teacher, and Quilt Pattern Designer. She has published two books: Walking Foot Quilting Designs, and Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs. She has a passion for teaching. Her focus is to help people gain the confidence to quilt their quilts on their home sewing machines with a walking foot. She has taught for Quilt Canada, the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference as well as guilds across Canada. Since June of 2020 she has been teaching online throughout North America which includes the Virtual Quilt Festival and Road@Home. Visit Melissa’s website to see her work, get free stuff, and find links to all her social media.

Post Workshop Commentary

by Shauna Dennert

Several quilt as you go methods were covered in this class. Students made samples of different ways to attach pre-quilted sections; and also attach unquilted sections to an already quilted section and then continue quilting. Quilt patterns sent in by participants were discussed as to which method was best suited to turn each pattern into a quilt as you go. Many participants found this workshop to be very useful.

September 2021 – Dresden Neighbourhood Workshops with Michelle Banton (using Kim Lapecek’s pattern)

Michelle Banton of Lunenburg, Massachusetts taught Kim Lapacek’s cute twist on the Dresden Plate pattern.

Michelle shared a tip sheet of things she does differently from what the designer has written in the pattern. Included in the workshop were Michelle’s PDF of both wedge templates (30 degrees and 12 degrees) to make either the 12 or 20 houses for the 24” x 24” block.

June 2021 – “Slab” Technique Workshop with Cheryl Arkison

photo compiled by M.E. Citton

21 registrants attended the Slab Technique workshop instructed by Cheryl Arkison on June 5, 2021. Before starting the improv piecing, participants sorted scraps first by colour, then value and size. Also, talked about was how to deal with bossy fabrics. After pairing and sewing scraps, trimming was done to minimize wastage and save leftover scraps for other projects. Multiple chunks of sewn together scraps were then laid out to design the made ‘fabric’ into a block. Finally, instruction on squaring up the block completed the workshop. 

I liked the workshop because it was so different from the rigid quilt patterns I normally follow, loved the stress busting fabric slicing into usable scraps and the meditative chain piecing.
Shauna Dennert
LGQG Workshops Coordinator





If you have any questions about any of the workshops, please contact Workshop Coordinator.