2018 / 2019 Workshops

Botanical Beauties with Sandra Sandvik

Botanical quilt Botanical quilt

This design has two wall hanging layout sizes to choose from or you could do a table runner with three blocks. The flower petal blocks are created with curved foundation piecing. For the larger quilt there are an additional three blocks with crazy quilt option.

Acrylic templates will be available to help with the curved cutting process. You will learn free form foundation piecing, working with color (your choice of flowers for color inspiration), mitered corners, working with a small design board, making narrow borders and basic free form machine quilting and embellishing to finish your masterpiece!

This pattern works up well in bali batiks, solids and small prints. Or make it modern! Small scraps are used for the flower piecing and fat quarter pieces work well for the background/borders.

Sandra has been a textile artist for 30 years. She is a graduate of the Capilano University Textile Arts program and has studied under numerous instructors both weavers and textile artists, in the US, Norway and Canada.

Her primary focus for the first 15 years was as a full time production weaver selling her items throughout northern BC, Yukon and Canada. Previously, Sandra exhibited a handwoven wall hanging in the BC provincial juried art show. Most recently she had a quilt accepted into the 2015 and 2018 Canadian Quilters' Association's National Juried Show.

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Parksville Community Centre (Garry Oaks Room)

132E Jensen Avenue, Parksville

Cost: $50 plus $2 for handout

Botanical Beauties Supply List

Bargello Table Runner With Fran Heeney

Bargello table runner Bargello table runner

This is a great introduction to Bargello as it makes up quite quickly, but yet looks stunning. It is from the book “Twist and Turn Bargello” by Eileen Wright. It uses 10 fabrics in one colour group, light to dark.

As this workshop is in November, why not consider Christmas fabric?

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bradley Centre

Cost: $40

Quilting Level: All levels

NOTE: Each participant needs a copy of the book “Twist and Turn Bargello” by Eileen Wright. Eileen will sell copies of her book for less than any quilt store and they will be $25 to $30 depending on the number sold. There are 11 quilt patterns in the book.

Bargello Table Runner Supply List

To Register:

Attend a guild meeting and visit the Workshops Table.

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