Summer Classes 2018
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Our summer class brochure is here!

We are excited to welcome some of your favourite instructors:

Becky Holloway never ceases to amaze us with her intricately detailed creations.

Ron Collins is coming back!
Join him for "The Ultimate Sewing Retreat"



class policies
Our class polices page explains our guidelines for registration.

If you choose to register for a class online, our robot does not differentiate between shipping goods to you and you coming to class. While a shipping charge will be shown in either case, the shipping charge will of course not be charged for class registration.




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liberty garden introductory class
We love our lovely Liberty! This free technique starter class is available for registrants of our summer block of the week program Liberty Garden. Class will cover block construction, English paper-piecing and the mini Dresden ruler techniques.

1 class
Saturday June 9
10:30-11:30am
liberty garden introductory class......$0.00





cuppa
Sue Spargo’s homage to that most essential of stitching accessories, a cuppa tea or coffee, is vibrant and filled with the gorgeous textural embroidery that Sue is know for. This class is intended for participants in the Block of the Month program, Cuppa. Instruction will focus on the embroidery and embellishment techniques used on this stunning quilt. Registration in the block program is required. Book purchase and background purchase required.
11 classes
Tues Feb 13, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 15, June 12,
July 17, Aug 14, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 15
7:00-9:30pm
cuppa......$105.00 course





stonefields workshop
Another block of the month accompaniment, this class is intended for participants in the Block of the Month program, Stonefields. Instruction will focus on hand applique, piecing and English Paper Piecing. Registration in the block program is required.

10 classes
Thurs Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 10, June 14,
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15
10:30-1:00pm
stonefields workshop......$95.00 class





mini picnic
Bought the ruler but never used it? Always wanted to try curved piecing but a little intimidated by it? Then this class is for you! This class will walk you through the project in easy step by step instructions. Three different sizes have been calculated for you, so pick the one you would like to do, gather all your fabrics and lets do some curved piecing! Fee includes pattern. Sewing machine and some pre-class work required.

1 class
Saturday June 16
10:30-4:00pm
mini picnic......$65.00





meadow
Inspired by the bright colours and cheery flora of spring and summer, Michelle McKillop’s beautiful quilt design features a machine pieced half square triangle centre and a gorgeous border of twenty four different applique flower blocks. Instruction will focus on a variety of applique techniques as well as piecing, providing an opportunity for you to get stitching on this gorgeous spring time quilt! Fee includes pattern. Sewing machine required for first class.

5 classes
Monday Mar 19, 26, Apr 30, May 28, June 18
7:00-9:30pm
meadow......$68.00 class





nighty night
Summer is the perfect time to create the perfect nightgown (or two!) from butter-soft knits under the expert guidance of our own Wendy Sells. Great for beginner fashion sewists as well as experienced ones, this simple shift features clean lines and soft curves. You’ll love it so much, you’ll never want to get out of bed! Sewing machine and some pre-class work required. Pattern purchase required.

2 classes
Tues June 19, July 3
7:00-9:30pm
nighty night......$30.00 course





aeroplane tote
Are you leaving on a jet plane this summer? Or perhaps you’re attending Summer School? Either way, Les Westlake has the perfect tote for you! The Aeroplane Tote from Sew Sweetness features a foundation pieced top in Alison Glass colour-saturated prints, a sturdy cork bottom and a large zippered opening for easy packing. The small size bag will hold your favourite Featherweight and the large, a full-size sewing machine, or a few days worth of clothing and travel essentials. Perfect for classes here and abroad or as a fabulous carry-on bag for your summer adventures. Sewing machine and pattern purchase required.

3 classes
Thurs June 21, July 19, Aug 9
7:00-9:30pm
aeroplane tote ......$48.00 course





new year’s resolutions E
With the start of every year, we are re-energized to tackle projects new and old. We all love to start a new project, but it’s equally as exciting to finally see a quilt come to an end. This year, our resolution is to help you do just that, and we think you’ll find it much more satisfying and far less expensive than a new gym membership! Join us for a series of Saturday workshops dedicated to finishing previous block of the month projects. There’s a catch though! The first class of the series if free, but after that, you must bring a newly finished block from your project to the next class or pay a small “resolution” fee of $5.00. This will be a New Year’s resolution that will be easy to keep! New Year’s Resolution days run from 11:00am - 4:00pm. No need to register for them.

Saturday June 23
new year’s resolutions E......$5.00 class





bake sale
Join Terry for this summer’s demo featuring
Lori Holt’s Bake Sale line from Moda Fabrics.

These cheerful prints in bright colours reminiscent of a 1950’s kitchen - turquoise, canary yellow, apple red, Kelly green - feature kitchen tools and motifs that Terry has turned into a variety of small kitchen projects that will be sure to get you sewing!
Or baking!

Saturday June 23
10:30am
bake sale......$35.00 course





welcome to the north pole
Lolly  was somewhere else Back by popular demand, this delightful pattern has been enlarged one and one half times to showcase the whimsical houses that make it so appealing. We’ve rendered it in wool applique and heavily embellished each block with beads, buttons, trims and embroidery. Both machine and hand applique will be discussed in class. Book purchase required.

6 classes
Wed Mar 7, 28, Apr 18, May 9, 30, June 20
7:00-9:30pm
welcome to the north pole......$60.00 course





lazy days of summer A
Treat yourself to a summer get-away! Come and spend nine uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided so all you have to do is clear your calendar and grab your projects!
Play days run from 11:00 - 7:00pm.

Friday July 6
lazy days of summer A......$20.00 class





finishing school A
We are pleased to offer this opportunity for participants in any of our classes or block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! Finishing School runs from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Sunday July 8
finishing school A......$15.00 course





summer school A
School may be out for the kidlets, but we’re just getting started! Pack up your projects, your lunch and leave your textbooks at home! This summer come join us for three days of independent study in July or August to get a jump start on your projects for next years contest or whatever else you feel like sewing! Friday night dinner will be provided. Wednesday to Friday 11am - 7pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm.

Wednesday July 11 - Sunday July 15
summer school A......$60.00 course





mid week crisis - A
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00

Wednesday July 18
mid week crisis - A......$15.00 class





ron collins 2018 C - Ron Collins
ron collins is coming back!
join him for
“The Ultimate Sewing Retreat”

All levels welcome, from beginners to extremely advanced. If you just want to relax and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew! Dates for 2018 are:

Fri July 27 - Sun July 29 10:00-4:00pm
ron collins 2018 C - Ron Collins......$275.00 package





tula’s pom-pom quilt
Shake your pom-poms and give a big cheer for Tula Pink’s latest quilt kit! Using the wonderful fabrics from her most recent release, the Pom-Pom quilt features a large circular wheel that is reminiscent of old pom-pom makers wrapped with colourful lengths of yarn. The black and white background really makes the colours pop! Sewing machine and kit purchase required.

3 classes
Tues June 26 , July 31, Aug 7
7:00-9:30pm
tula’s pom-pom quilt ......$45.00 course





lazy days of summer B
Treat yourself to a summer get-away! Come and spend nine uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided so all you have to do is clear your calendar and grab your projects!
Play days run from 11:00 - 7:00pm.

Friday August 10
lazy days of summer B......$20.00 class





finishing school B
We are pleased to offer this opportunity for participants in any of our classes or block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! Finishing School runs from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Sunday August 12
finishing school B......$15.00 course





summer school B
School may be out for the kidlets, but we’re just getting started! Pack up your projects, your lunch and leave your textbooks at home! This summer come join us for three days of independent study in July or August to get a jump start on your projects for next years contest or whatever else you feel like sewing! Friday night dinner will be provided. Wednesday to Friday 11am - 7pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm.

Wednesday August 15 - Sunday August 19
summer school B......$60.00 course





beginner bear - A
huey, louie and dewey Sweet little Huey, Dewey and Louie have once again come out to play and want all you bear enthusiasts to join them. This class will walk you through the “bear” necessities of teddy bear construction, from how to properly layout the pattern , installing joints, stuffing just right, to the art of embroidering the perfect nose. This newbie friendly pattern is perfect for beginners or as a refresher for more experienced sewists. Fee includes pattern. Sewing machine and some pre-class work required.

2 classes
Monday Aug 20, 27
7:00-9:30pm
beginner bear - A......$40.00 course





12 days of christmas finishing class
The Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, but are you finished? Join us for a finishing class that will cover the construction of the figural ornaments, how to embroider their faces and create several different hairstyles. Let’s get these ornaments ready to hang on the tree this Christmas!

1 class
Tuesday August 21
7:00-9:30pm
12 days of christmas finishing class......$15.00 class





mid week crisis - B
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00

Wednesday August 22
mid week crisis - B......$15.00 class





a robin’s heart
Becky Holloway has taken the darling new pillow pattern from Bonnie Sullivan and made it sing! The folksy design features a silk-screened spring robin set inside a rich red wool heart surrounded by delicate embroidered vines and clever little button blossoms. Add a little embroidery and it’s your favourite new accent piece for any season! Fee includes pattern and silk screen.

1 class
Thursday August 23
7:00-9:30pm
a robin’s heart......$35.00 class





retreat! bag
You won’t want to back away from this project! Our bag lady, Les Westlake, brings us another great project, the Retreat Bag from Emmaline Bags. It is a simple zippered pouch with a wide base and a wide structured opening - perfect for storing anything! You will cover the basics of construction, learn tips and tricks from Les and at the end of this one day class, will have not one, but two Retreat! Bags of your very own! Sewing machine required.

1 class
Saturday August 25
10:30-4:00pm
retreat! bag......$40.00 course





scintillating tassels
Due to the success of our Passementary class this spring, we’re pleased to offer a new class focusing on traditional tassel construction with a modern twist. You’ll learn the art of using traditional wooden tassel moulds, wrapping with gimp and crowning your creations with delicate embroidery.

1 class
Thursday August 30
7:00-9:30pm
scintillating tassels......$15.00 class





lazy days of summer C
Treat yourself to a summer get-away! Come and spend nine uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided so all you have to do is clear your calendar and grab your projects!
Play days run from 11:00 - 7:00pm.

Friday August 31
lazy days of summer C......$20.00 class





finishing school C
We are pleased to offer this opportunity for participants in any of our classes or block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! Finishing School runs from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Sunday September 23
finishing school C......$15.00 course





mid week crisis - C
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00

Wednesday September 26
mid week crisis - C......$15.00 class





ron collins 2018 D - Ron Collins
ron collins is coming back!
join him for
“The Ultimate Sewing Retreat”

All levels welcome, from beginners to extremely advanced. If you just want to relax and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew! Dates for 2018 are:

Thurs Nov 1 - Sat Nov 3
10:00-4:00pm
ron collins 2018 D - Ron Collins......$275.00 package





 
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