2018 / 2019 Workshops

Pet Portraits (from photo to fabric) with Anne Mathers

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You will learn how to make a pattern from a photo and use it to create an adorable portrait of your favourite pet. You will work from your own black and white image to make a "paint by number" master pattern and then you'll learn how to create the portrait using a raw edge fusible applique method. If you're comfortable working with small pieces of fabric, you'll love this technique and you'll be amazed at the results.

On day 2, I will demonstrate how to make a background to showcase your portrait, how to free motion quilt the portrait and other finishing details so that you will be able to complete the assembly and quilting after class.

Anne Mathers has been a member of the Victoria Quilters Guild for over 20 years. And during the past four years she has specialized in making, leaning about and teaching pet portraits. She has taught several classes in Victoria and twice for Denman Island Creative Conspiracy. Anne has traveled to the USA to learn from her mentor, Barbara Yates Beasley. Her pet portraits have been on display at the Victoria Quilters Guild shows and also at the 2018 CQA.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bradley Centre, Cafeteria

Cost: $100

Pet Portrait Supply List

Stack & Whack with Jackee Thaysen

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The Stack and Whack method involves stacking 6-8 rectangular pieces of fabric that have identical print repeats, then whacking (cutting) pieces from this stack and arranging them to create a kaleidoscope effect. Medium to large scale prints create blocks with more variety and interest. It is amazing to see each totally unique kaleidoscope block evolve by just cutting your pieces and letting it all happen by chance. We will be using the Half-Square Triangle Magic pattern for the class.

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bradley Centre Cafeteria

Cost: $40

Quilting Level: All Levels

STACK & Whack Supply List

Temperature Check OR Variegated Threads with Krista Hennebury

Are you a traditional quilter, but secretly wish you could embrace the creative freedom of this wonky, improvisational business? If your answer is yes, then this class is for you.

Temperature Check Quilt

Variegated Threads Quilt

You have one of two options:

1) Temperature Check

2) Variegated Thread

(both patterns use the same technique)

Starting with 5" charm squares, Krista will teach you her fun and fast piecing method that utilizes your traditional piecing and rotary cutting skills to create wonky strip units. You will create your own unique piece following this design plan, working in a relaxed, fun and encouraging environment. A discussion of improvisational walking foot quilting is included.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bradley Centre

Cost: $65 (includes pattern)

Quilting Level: All

Supply List:

Temperature Check Supply List

Varigated Thread Supply List

Round Peg Square Hole with Krista Hennebury

This is a modern log cabin variation design with exciting possibilities! The original Quarter Round quilt hung in the small quilts category at QuiltCon 2016 and Square Peg, Round Hole was created to showcase RJR Supreme Cotton Solids and appeared in the RJR booth at Fall Quilt Market 2016.

Round Peg Square Hole Quilt

This quilt has a multitude of design possibilities for secondary pattern and colour play. You will cover:

- accurate cutting

- perfecting a scant 1/4" seam allowance

- accurate piecing without pins

- design wall support with fellow students

A colouring page is sent in advance if you wish to plan your own quilt design in advance.

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bradley Centre

Cost: $65 (includes pattern)

Quilting Level: All

Supply List:

Round Peg Supply List

To Register:

Attend a guild meeting and visit the Workshops Table.

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