Basic Paper Piecing
Instructor: Lola Denesyk
April 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Bag Lunch
A lot of you know Lola Denesyk from the Guild meeting but not all know what a great teacher she is. Lola loves to teach and has offered her extensive expertise to help newer quilters get going. If you have never done paper piecing, this is the class for you.
Lola Denesyk Bio:
I have been a lifelong sewer and continue to sew garments. I “discovered” quilting in 2000 and have been addicted (my daughter’s words) since then. To begin my quilting journey, I took a number of classes to learn the many techniques available to us as quilters. Some I enjoyed, some I loved and some I disliked immensely (free motion quilting certainly comes to mind)!!
I have been teaching various classes for the past ten years and my greatest pleasure has been to see new quilters conquer the technique presented and to then move on to more complicated patterns. Paper piecing has always been one of my favourites. The possibilities are endless and the degree of difficulty can be very simple or very complex but once the basic technique is learned everyone can take on any challenge.
Difficulty: Confident Beginner
Lettering: How to Add Some Pizzazz to Any Project
Instructor: Judy Morrison
May 13, 2017 at the Bradley Centre from 9:00 am to 3:30pm Bag Lunch
Judy Morrison Bio:
I, Judy Morrison, might be called the 'accidental quilter'. I had no interest whatsoever in quilting but, having asked a girl friend to teach my two daughters to quilt (this was in 1998) and said two girls giving me a vehement denial, I had my friend teach me just so I could save face. And that was the beginning of the end.
I do like bright colours, I do like traditional patterns, I do like making place mats, I do like the mathematics of quilting and those surprising secondary patterns, I do like applique and I like putting words on quilts (and I like making masking tape name tags).
Recently I was asked what my favourite quilting method is and the short answer is 'machine applique'. I have never considered myself an artist, but I will take credit for being a good graphics artist i.e. technically correct and good at arranging components some one else has designed. I strive to be a perfectionist so technique is one place where I feel anyone can hone their skills and do a very good job, and I like to pass on 'techniques’.
Difficulty: Beginner to Expert
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