Break It Up! (9 ways to Quilt as you go) Workshop in November
November 21, 2021 – 9:00am – 3:30pm (virtual)
$35 Members $45 Non-Members
Several quilt-as-you-go methods will be covered in this class. Students will make samples of different ways to attach pre-quilted sections or to attach unquilted sections to an already quilted one and continue quilting. We will also look at patterns sent in by class participants and discuss which method would be best suited to turn each pattern into quilt-as-you-go so you can feel confident making your quilt from beginning to end at home.
CONFIDENT BEGINNER AND UP
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 www.melissamarginet.ca to see her work, get free stuff, and find links to all her social media.
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
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.
If you have any questions about any of the workshops, please contact Workshop Coordinator.