2018 / 2019 Workshops

Half Baked Layer Cake Mystery Fun Day

Presented by your Workshop Committee ... This will be a fun, social, inexpensive day featuring a quick and easy mystery quilt using a precut layer cake or 10" squares from you stash or a kit from Comfort Quilts. We will also have a pot luck lunch (finger or fork foods only), some door prizes and a 'Free' table. Please come out and join us for a fun day.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Lighthouse Community Hall 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay

Cost: $10

Quilting Level: all levels

Mystery Day Supply List

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

To Register:

Attend a guild meeting and visit the Workshops Table.

Use the Workshops option in the site contact form (Contact Us link in the right column under Navigation on any page) to request more information,

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