2017 / 2018 Workshops

Placemats or Table Runners - Anne Hall

Layer Cake Mystery Fun Day - Workshop Committee

Ruler Work Basics on Your Standard Bed Machine - Julie Plotniko

My 2 Baby Sisters Placemats or Mini Stars Table Runners

Instructor: Anne Hall

Anne Hall

Anne is a quilt-obsessed English oddity who is not keen on gardening or drinking tea. Her husband, David, has realized that resistance to her fabric fervour is futile, and lovingly encourages her every stitch, unless it involves buying more fabric (“do you REALLY need more?”). Anne became a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor in April 2015. She has taught at a number of locations across the province, and in her studio in Nanoose Bay. Visit her web site at

February 24, 2018 at the Parksville Community Conference Center from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

2 Baby Sisters Mini Stars

Have you ever wanted to try paper piecing using the well-known Judy Neimeyer method?

This class offers you a choice of two Judy Neimeyer patterns.

Both include the same large and small stars but arranged differently. My Two Baby Sisters gives you four 12”x19”placemats, while Mini Stars creates a 17” x 51” runner.

These are great introductory patterns as they are small projects using the same technique for all of the paper piecing, and can be completed very quickly.

Cost: $40 plus $39.90 for the pattern (payable when registering)

Difficulty: All levels

Supply Lists:

Layer Cake Mystery Fun Day

Instructor: Workshop Committee

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Bradley Center from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Layer Cake

This will be a fun, social, inexpensive day featuring a quick and easy mystery quilt using a precut Layer Cake or 10” squares from your stash.

We will also have a pot luck lunch (finger or fork foods only), some door prizes, a ‘Free’ table, and show and tell of some of your favourite, but little known, quilting tools.

Please come out and join us for a fun day.

Cost: $10

Difficulty: All levels

Supply List: Mystery Cake Supply List

Ruler Work Basics on Your Standard Bed Machine

Instructor: Julie Plotniko

Julie Plotniko

I have always been drawn to the beauty and tactile nature of cloth and do not remember a time when I did not sew.

My love affair with quilting began in the mid 70’s and I have taught all things quilting for close to 40 years.

Teaching credits include Quilt Canada 2016 and 2017, quilt and stitchery guilds throughout Canada, CreativFestival Sewing and Craft Shows, (Creative Stitches) Victoria, Abbotsford and Toronto, children’s classes, community adult/ senior education and teacher professional development.

When not on the road I have the pleasure of working and teaching at Snip & Stitch Sewing Center, Nanaimo, BC.

My favorite things include free motion quilting (standard bed and mid-arm machines), precision piecing, scrap quilting, machine embroidery, blogging, designing and of course teaching. It is my belief that to see a student go from tentative beginnings to having confidence in themselves and their abilities is one of the greatest rewards that life has to offer.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Bradley Center from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Quilting with Rulers

Free motion quilting with a ruler foot and specialty rulers enable quilters of all skill levels to quilt smooth curves and straight lines, even full circles with little or no marking and minimal experience.

In this hands-on class you will explore the basics of moving your fabric and rulers to quilt blocks and a variety of border designs.

Cost: $50

Difficulty: All Levels

Supply List: Ruler Work Supply List

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Attend a guild meeting and visit the Workshops Table.

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