Workshops

Banditry

This wall hanging includes 4 Chickadees, but you could make one or a whole flock if you like! In this workshop you will use Catherine’s version of bonded applique and stitch to get the design in place. When quilting your wall hanging, you will explore both free motion and guided quilting options.

Banditry Quilt Chickadee Detail for Banditry Quilt

Catherine has exhibited in North America and Europe. Teaching forms part of her daily life, with "local" workshops and in locations around the world. You can find out more about Catherine on her website: ravensthread.com.

Instructor: Catherine Nichols

Date and Time: November 20 and 21, 2021. Setup: 9 am Workshop 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs.

Cost: $120

Registration will begin September 20, 2021 in person at the PQHQG meeting Online registration begins September 21, 2021 and closes November 1, 2021. There is a maximum number of 20 participants for this class.  Please
register online with the Online Banditry registration form.

A waiting list will be kept and you will not be required to pay for the workshop until you are on the official list. You will be emailed instructions on how to pay for the workshop. Payment must be received before the workshop.

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Clamshell

In this 1 day class we will get a good start on the construction of a baby quilt measuring approximately 40" x 55" with 7.5" finished clamshells. You will be introduced to the templates for making a clamshell Quilt and some history as to the origins of the quilt design.

Clamshell Quilt 1 Clamshell Quilt 2

Each participant will cut out half of the pieces required for the quilt and do a layout prior to sewing. Techniques for sewing of curved seams will be discussed and demonstrated, then the participant will start sewing their own quilt.

Instructor: Judy Morrison

Date and Time: October 23, 2021 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: St. Marks Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road, Qualicum Beach

Cost: $35

Registration begins: September 1, 2021 and ends October 15, 2021. There is a maximum number of 20 participants for this class. Please register using the Online Clamshell Registration form.

A waitlist will be kept but payment is only required when a person gets on the official list. You will be notified if you are on the waitlist. Payment instructions are emailed to everyone on the official list after your registration is received. ALL payments must be made prior to the workshop.

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Alphabet Spiral / Pathways on Zoom

This re-imagining of the classic “I Spy” baby / toddler quilt uses novelty prints representing the letters of the alphabet, winding around in a spiral from A to Z! The pattern is for a baby quilt or wall hanging, 38” x 42”. Borders can be added if you wish. It takes some searching to come up with all the blocks… but the hunt is fun, and once you have your alphabet blocks this quilt is fast and easy to sew!

pathways quilt

If you prefer, you can use this pattern for another design, such as:

  • A pathway through a garden using flowers, birds, insects, etc. for the 4.5” novelty blocks, and using a pavement, stone, or earth-toned fabric for the sashing.
  • Showcasing any collection of novelty prints, e.g. musical, foods, houses (a village), seasonal (Christmas, Halloween), children’s activities and toys, etc.

 

Instructor: Katherine Morgan

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $38.00 (includes pattern)

The maximum number of participants in the class is 20. Please register using the Online Alphabet Pathways Registration Form.

Registration begins June 14, 2021 and will end once the workshop is filled, or on Sept. 10; whichever comes first. A waitlist will be kept but payment is only required when a person gets on the official list. You will be notified if you are on the waitlist. Payment instructions are emailed to everyone on the official list after your registration is received. ALL payments must be made prior to that date.

The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the class.

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