Workshops

Thread Play: “Spring is in the Air”

Instructor: Carola Russell

Spring is in the Air Quilt

Carola Russell has been working in the sewing and quilting industry most of her adult life. Her career with a major sewing machine company gave her many educational opportunities. Since then she has applied this knowledge in teaching and her own creative endeavors. Join Carola in class as she teaches about all the amazing things that can be created with needles, thread & cloth.

In this class let’s explore the uses of different thread weights, from the finest 100wt. to the heaviest 8wt., options for thread painting, sketching, applique, bobbin work and different free motion techniques. We will:

  • Thread Paint a Chickadee and learn how best to add thread painting to a quilt project
  • Quilt and applique an interesting background
  • Free Motion stitch (draw) stems of a Cone Flower for our Chickadee to sit upon
  • Free Motion applique leaves and petals
  • Couch stems and make the Chickadee’s feet on water soluble stabilizer

 

Date: Sunday, Dec.12,2021 Set up 9:30 am. Workshop 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Bradley Center, 975 Shearme Rd., Coombs, BC

Cost: $60 plus $20 payable to instructor for the prepared kit of stabilizers, fusibles, needles, background & applique fabric and the use of all threads need to make the project.

The maximum number of participants is 18. Registration begins in person October 18, 2021 and online October 19, 2021 with the Spring is in the Air Registration form.

Registration closes Dec. 8, 2021 or when the class is full.  A waiting list will be kept. You will not be required to pay for this workshop until you are notified by the workshops committee there is a vacant spot for the class.  You will then be sent a payment options email.  All payments must be received before the workshop.

Non guild members may register for this workshop beginning Nov. 8, 2021 for the workshop fee plus $25, if there are any vacancies.  Contact the workshop committee at workshops@quilthouse.ca

Supply List

Mystery Quilt Workshop "THE SKY'S THE LIMIT"

Presenter: The Workshop Committee

It's a Mystery

Date and Time: Saturday, January 15,2022. Set up 9:00 am. Workshop 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Lighthouse Community Center, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach, BC

Cost: $15

Come and join us for this popular fun filled day. It is a great day to reconnect with all our fellow guild members and welcome the New Year. This year we will be required to bring our own bagged lunch and beverages, which means more time to sew!

The maximum number of participants is 60. Registration begins at the guild meeting, November 22, 2021 and online November 23, 2021 using the Mystery Quilt Workshop Registration Form. Payment must be received before the workshop and a waiting list will be kept. You are not required to pay until you are on the official list.

Supply List

Modern Quilting with Your Walking Foot

(Back by Popular Demand on Zoom)

Instructor: Melissa Marginet

Melissa Maginet Walking Foot Workshop

As a participant in this class, you will make samples of different quilting designs that can be executed on the home sewing machine with a walking foot. Not everyone can afford a longarm quilter or wants to have someone else quilt their quilt, and not everyone enjoys free motion quilting. You will create samples of walking foot designs on small quilt sandwiches to help you understand what makes each design successful. We will also look at variations of the designs you stitch out. These samples will be a great reference for you when deciding how to quilt your next quilt. This class includes information on quilting all sizes of quilts on the home sewing machine. Based on the book, Walking Foot Quilting Designs which is recommended for the class.

Date and Time: Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $38

The maximum number of participants is 20. Registration begins in person at the December 13, 2021 Guild meeting and online December 14, 2021 with the Modern Quilting Registration Form. Payment for the class must be received within 2 weeks of registering online. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the workshop.

The recommended book for this class, “Walking Foot Quilt Designs” can be ordered through the book order form by January 22, 2022. The cost is $26.25 + shipping which will depend on the size of our bulk order. You will be advised of the total cost once the order has been placed.

Supply List

Custom Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting on Zoom

Instructor: Melissa Marginet

Melissa Maginet Edge to Edge Walking Foot Workshop

Do you dislike burying threads? By quilting from edge to edge you will not have to bury any threads (unless your bobbin runs out or your thread breaks). But just because you are quilting from edge to edge, doesn't mean you are limited to a boring quilt design or following the same pattern throughout the quilt. Join me in this class where you will be quilting a simple pixel quilt by using my Custom Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting technique to quilt your pixel quilt.

Date and Time: Friday, March 4, 2022 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $38

The maximum number of participants is 20. Registration begins in person at the December 13, 2021 Guild meeting and online December 14, 2021 with the Custom Edge to Edge Registration Form. Payment for the class must be received within 2 weeks of registering online. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the workshop.

The recommended book for this class, “Edge to Edge Walking Foot Quilt Designs” can be ordered through the book order form by January 22, 2022. The cost is $30.50 + shipping which will depend on the size of our bulk order. You will be advised of the total cost once the order has been placed.

Supply List

Ideas for topics can be shared with anyone on the workshop committee or sent to workshops@quilthouse.ca

Sharon C. and Carolyn M.
Workshops Committee

Cancellation Policy:
If you would like to withdraw from a workshop, please submit written notice via e-mail at least five business days before the workshop begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $10 administration fee). We cannot offer refunds for cancellations received less than five days before a workshop begins. Workshop fess of $10 or less are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.