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Beverly Johnson's Classes

Class: Beginner Bra  

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Date: Saturday June 2 & Sunday June 3 - 9 am - 4pm

Registration Fee: $210.00          

Kit Fee: $50.00

Class Overview:  ​Make a bra that is custom fit to your body. You will be sewing a basic full band bra (with or without wires) and fine tuning the fit so that you end up with Beverly's own pattern for a perfect fitting bra. Once you have a basic bra that fits, you can make a second bra using lace to really strengthen you bra-making skills.

    

 

Class: Designer Bra and Panty Set

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Date: Monday June 4  and Tuesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview: Have you wished that you could have a designer bra and panty set, but were shocked at the price tag? Here's your chance to put your bra making skills to good use.  Learn to create the famous "Heather Bra" as seen in the Craftsy classes from you basic bra pattern you know and love.  You'll be using sheer fabric and lace to create a one-of-a-kind bra and panties to match.  The bra looks sheer but it holds some secrets for support and comfort.

 

Class: Swimwear that Fits

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Date: Wednesday June 6 and Thursday June 7 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview: belter​Everyone needs a good swimsuit and it's even better when it fits! Learn to make swimwear and have the pattern professionally fitted to your body.  Beverly has created many swimsuit patterns that use a built-in bra with cut and sew foam for interior bust support with many styles to choose from.  You need a bra pattern (for the internal swimsuit bra) that fits in order to take this class.

 

Class: Designer Originals by You

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Date: Wednesday May 31 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $210.00

Class Overview: ​Have you seen great knit tops and tunics on the internet or in stores only to discover that they are not in your size or they are not well made, or have an unflattering fit? Beverly has made dozens of designer tops for herself using ONE well-fitting top pattern and she is sharing her ideas and techniques with you.  You will learn what make for good design and how to professionally finish the neckline and bottom edges.  You'll see dozens of designs including some that use two and three different fabrics and get the pattern fitted to your body.

 

 Ron Collin's Classes

 

 

 

Class: Pattern Alterations & Body Measurements for the Right Fit

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Date:  Saturday June 2 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Class Overview: In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them. Ron will show you how to correct fitting problems regarding sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, removal of bust dart, broad and upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, large upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat, and many more. We will also take 28 body measurements for you: high bust, low bust, shoulder width, sleeve length, back waist length, pant and skirt length...plus more...a total of 28 body measurements. Every student will have an alteration package to take home with them showing all the alterations that they have done. Ron will give you the inside answer on what pattern companies run larger and which ones tend to run true to measurements. He will also explain how much wearing ease you need in all garments from close fitting, fitted, semi fitted, loose fitted, and very loose fitted. Take the guess work out of trying to choose what size garment by finding the "finished garment measurements" and not using the sizes on the back of the pattern envelope. See the difference in sizing charts in major pattern companies and how to choose the right size for you and how to avoid disappointment in fitting.

Class: Designer Finishes

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DATE: Monday June 4 from 9 am - 12 Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview: Create 17 reference samples in this information-packed class! Practice 12 different seam finishes, seven of which are non serged, to include Hong Kong, Bound, Flat Fell, French and Striped, along with a great way to finish off underlined pants with a Double French seam..  Learn to make 142" of continuous bias tape at 1 3/4" wide out of a 16 1/2" square of fabric for some of those great seam finishes.  You will also make a fake flat fell seam, reinforced seam, and a finished pressed open seam.  And if that's not enough, make an unbelievable dart and pleat using one thread on your sewing machine, using only your bobbin thread in your machine.... great for shear fabrics or a designer detail.

Class: Posh Pockets

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Date: Monday June 4 from 1 - 4 pm  

Registration Fee$65.00

Kit Fee:  $15.00    

Class Overview:  Get the hands-on techniques to create two of the most recognized posh pockets, welt pockets and invisible stitch patch pocket. Welt pockets are a trial for most home sewers if you simply follow pattern instruction. Ron has refined this pocket so that it can be constructed with a single welt, double welt with or without a pocket flap and no bulk. The invisible stitched patched pocket is the Rolls Royce of pockets and is rarely done in ready to wear unless it comes with a heavy price tag. There is no visible stitching on the outside of the patch pocket and is fully lined on the inside to give pocket strength with a show of first class. Join Ron for this exercise in pocket perfection.  

Class: Perfecting Buttonholes

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Date: Tuesday June 5 from 9 am - 12 Noon  

Registration Fee$65.00

Class Overview:  :.  So, your funky-looking button holes are ruining your constructed garments!!!   See what makes a successful button hole on your sewing machine, using the proper thread, needle sizes and needle types, stabilizer and seam sealant.  Learn how to do a corded buttonhole for bulky fabrics, great for a larger button that will stretch out your buttonhole over time.  Bound buttonholes; if you ever did these buttonholes and did not like the finished results, Ron will show how he used a combination of bound and machine button holes which will beat anything in ready to wear.  You will love the creative look of an in-seam button hole which can be added horizontally or vertically to a man or woman’s shirt.  No need to fear buttonholes any longer.  

Class: Time to Zip it up

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Date: Tuesday June 5 from 1 - 4 pm  

Registration Fee$65.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

Class Overview:  :.  Having a hard time with your zipper?  Centered zipper, fly front, lapped zipper, and invisible zipper: these four zipper techniques are a must for any clothes construction.  Try out this centered zipper technique, and your zipper will never shift again when inserting it.  See how to design fly front zippers with a deep placket to avoid the zipper or zipper pull from showing on the center front of your pants or jeans. Lapped zipper is where all the construction is to one side and is always great for most dresses, pants, and skirts.  An invisible zipper is not as hard to sew as you might think; the secret is the pressing of the zipper before sewing. Time to sew and zip it up!!!

Class: Working and Fitting with Knits

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Date: Wednesday June 6 from 9 am - 4 pm  

Registration Fee$115.00    

Kit Fee:  $20.00

Class Overview: :  Uncover great techniques for this knit know-how-to workshop.  Ron will cover tips on layout, marking, cutting, interfacing, thread and appropriate needle sizes and types.  Followed by a hands-on segment on making samples on seam and hem finishes, stabilizing darts, necklines and shoulder seams; plus cool seam finishes for armholes and necklines, closures and more (all samples that you take home). Learn how to use a twin needle for decorative seams and hem along with techniques from ready-to-wear. Come learn how to sew the fabric of choice for most people....comfortable to wear, great for traveling, a great staple in your wardrobe.

 

Class: Ultimate Sewing Retreat

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Date: Thursday June 7, Friday June 8, and/or Saturday June 9 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $115.00/day or 3 days for $310.00

Class Overview: Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis?  Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into?  With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results.  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!

 

 

Bonny Voice's Classes
 

 

Class: Geo Log Cabin

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Date: Thursday May 31 and Friday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview: If you have ever pieced a log cabin block you will know how much fun it is to do. If you've never made a log cabin before, this is the time to learn the technique - plus add a fresh twist to this traditionally square block.  You'll use the log cabin building technique to make geo metric shapes such as circles, rectangles, triangles...and more.  To further add to the twist, the blocks can be as distorted and irregular as you want to make them  there will be class time devoted to planning how your finished blocks will be put together.

 

Class: Free Motion Quilting

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Date:  Saturday June 2 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $115.00

Class Overview: Do you have a free motion or darning foot and don’t know how to use it? Do you feel daunted by the whole free motion idea? If so then why not find out how fun, freeing and addictive free motion quilting can be. In this class you will be exposed to skills and information required to draw lines, swirls, twirls and countless designs on your quilt.  This is a hands on class with lots of time to practice, practice,practice

 

Class: Lively Log

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Date: Friday June 8 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $115.00

Class Overview:.One of the most versatile and well loved blocks is the log cabin.  Just when you think you have exhausted all the possibilities we will combine a fast and accurate method of log cabin assembly with a tilted twist, to get a lively variation of an old favourite. A great scrap buster

Class: Beading and Handwork

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Date: Saturday June 9 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Class Overview: :  Hand embellishment is popular today on garments . It is great fun and a great take-with-you almost anywhere skill.  Beading and applique techniques are being used to turn hand sewn garments into stunning pieces of wearable art. Learn all the techniques you need to know to start making your own hand sewn masterpieces.

 

Liz Thompson's Classes

 

 

Class: A Quilting Buffet

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Date: Tuesday June 5 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

Class Overview  You will make a quilted nine patch(approximately 28 – 30 inches in size) as you sample and array of more than 10 different quilting techniques offered on our Quilting buffet.  From simple stitching in the ditch to free motion quilting to ruler quilting to machine embroidery quilting and more…. Lots to sample, lots to learn in this fast paced skill builder workshop

Class: Ruler Quilting Fun

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Date: Wednesday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: This workshop is for those who have practiced some ruler quilting skills and know the basics. As this will be a workshop where we apply those basics to a quilt sandwich.  There won’t be time to go over learning the basics in this class.  Take the basics you have mastered with ruler quilting to the next level bring a sandwiched quilt to determine what ruler quilting designs you wish to use: do the necessary marking and then put your rulers/templates to work. Liz recommends you bring a table runner or lap quilt size to “cut your teeth” as you may find a large queen or king size quilt a little overwhelming..

Class: Make the most of your Serger

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Date: Thursday June 7 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class OverviewWe will make a top using your choice of Jalie pattern in a knit fabrics. Learn  pattern layout and cutting tips, secrets for working with knit fabrics, serger techniques as we construct and complete our garment.  Tips on achieving a professional finish will be shared. 

 

Jan Bones' Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Front Closing Sports Bra

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Date: Thursday May 31 from 9 am to 12 Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Class Overview: Complete the Front Closing Sport Bra in this class & learn all the techniques to sew medium weight 2 way stretch fabric, lingerie elastic & bra hooks. Students will sew from pre-cut sports bra kits, discover size selection secrets, hear about fitting ideas and see many different Sport Bras in 2 way stretch cotton/lycra, nylon/lycra and polyester/lycra. Learn to combine various fabrics to create different types of support and coverage in Sports Bras.

 

Class: Smoothie Panties

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Date: Thursday May 31 from 1 - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Class Overview:Do you want to learn how to create a great pair of comfortable panties you will make again and again? Learn how to select the correct size, how to sew seams with your sewing machine and how to measure & sew elastic accurately. The “Smoothie” Pantie has a good fit, it ‘smoothes’ you out a little and the light weight 2-way stretch fabric feels great. These techniques will be valuable for sewing active wear, dance wear and other designs using 2 way stretch fabrics. Come join in on the fun!  

 Class: Unlined Summer Jacket

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Date: Friday June 1  and Saturday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview:Let’s make simple, fabulous jackets for summer 2018!  Choose from any woven fabric… light to medium weight….cotton/poly blends, denim, home decorator cottons and many more. Select any Jacket Design (if the pattern does have lining patterns we will learn how to ignore them!). Patterns could have round necks or collars, open front or any closure style (buttons, zippers, ties), set in long or short sleeve, waist/ hip or knee length, shaped or straight hemlines. Your jacket could have enough ease to wear over other clothing or it could be closely fitting to wear alone.Jan will guide you through your pattern construction details. You will learn how to create neat beautiful interior finishes, to enhance the unlined feature. We will look at unique pockets ideas, single/double layer collars, quick sleeve hem edges, turned, bound and serged ideas.

 

Class: Grading Patterns 

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Date: Sunday June 3 from 9 am to 12 Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Kit Fee: $5.00

Class Overview:Pattern grading is a technique to increase or decrease the size of a paper sewing pattern.  When grading is used, the process is designed to keep the proportion and shape of the original clothing design intact.  We will use a pencil and a metric ruler along with step by step instructions by using full scale patterns, in ladies and children's sizes, to learn how to draw designs in various sizes. Grading is a great technique to use for creating personalized sizes in patterns and is interesting to see how the size can accurately be adjusted.

 

Class: Dressing for the very best You

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Date: Sunday June 3 from 1 - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Do you stand in front of your closet full of clothing and think “what should I wear today”? Do you wonder what to wear to feel great? Do you browse a pattern catalogue with questions about what to pick? Is there a colour or texture or print that attracts you? Do you feel certain clothing accents the positive and others maybe not so much !!?  Join Jan and create a plan for looking at the clothing you wear. We will look at styles, shapes, fabrics & silhouettes. Whether you favour casual or business clothing or a mix, there are so many interesting choices to consider!!

 

Class: Drafting, Fitting and Designing Skirts

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Date: Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Class Overview: 

Pattern drafting opens a whole new world to the understanding of patterns. Drafting uses a set of your body measurements and a series of specific written instructions, to create your own personalized skirt pattern. This workshop will teach you how to take accurate body measurements, draft a basic skirt pattern, sew a test copy, check the fit of your skirt and finally, transfer the fitting changes back to your pattern.  You will understand personal fitting ideas and best of all, pattern drafting is also fun! We will also design various skirts in paper to see the endless numbers of creations possible. 

 

 

Heather Grover's Classes

 

 

 

Class: Nuno Felting

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Date: Thursday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: This is a simple technique to wet felt using your dryer instead of rolling by hand. Less stress on the shoulders as the tumbling in the dryer does all the hard work. The project is a Nuno felted scarf.

 

 

Class: Scrappy Fibre Art Purse

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Date: Friday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Kit Fee: $30.00

Class Overview: This project is called The Scrappy Fabric Art Purse. Using a selection of hand-made felt, lace, dyed velvets, trims; an evening bag or day purse will be created. Purse is about 8"x10" in size.

 

 

Class: Eco Printing on Silk Scarf

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Date: Wednesday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

Class Overview: Learn this contemporary printing method where plant materials are rolled and bundled in cloth. Heat is applied and pigments from plants are extracted and transferred to cloth. We will be creating a unique silk scarf.

 

 

Dianne Jannson's Classes

 

 

 

Class: Fast & Accurate Machine Piecing - Mary Ellen Hopkins Methods

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Date: Thursday May 31 and Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview: This course is suitable for any level of quilter – beginner to more advanced.  Each quilter can concentrate on the area most suited to their interests. Many areas of quilting will be discussed from colour, value and fabric choices, design, piecing and pressing.  The aim is to give a clearer understanding of  the whole process so that in the future you will be comfortable changing pattern details or designing your own work successfully.  Many samples will be shown to illustrate various techniques and designs, 20 pages of notes will be given out.  There is one small set piece to sew on the first day.  For the remainder of the workshop students usually prefer to sew samples to keep with their notes, rather than start a larger project. 

Class: Scrap Quilts - Working with Value

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Date: Saturday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $115.0

Class Overview: In the workshop you will explore scrap quilt designs using value, rather than colour, to create successful quilts  The morning will be spend working through a set of practical exercises using a combination of light, medium and dark values triangles.  Some of the results will be quite surprising.  After lunch you will begin to design a small project ready for sewing.  Some quilters will begin sewing at the end of the day, but many will spend the time designing, leaving the sewing to do at home.

 

Class: Circle Game

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Date: Sunday June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $115.00

Kit Fee: $24.00 (book)

Fabric kit available upon request

Class Overview: For those who are “scrap happy” this is a wonderful pattern to stretch your skills and use up scraps at the same time.  It is a bright, wild, happy quilt containing 16 pieced blocks, each different.  This project is not for beginners, but provides a challenge for you to improve your piecing techniques and use of templates.  This 1 day workshop will cover several approaches to working with templates, colour and value choices for the best block results, sewing curves by both hand and machine methods. Only one block will be sewn in the day, but you will be confident enough to continue your quilt at home without too much stress. 

 

 

Glenda Hudson's Class

Class:  Spinning Basics

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Date:  Sunday June 3 and Monday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration fee:  $210.00

Kit Fee: $40.00

Class Overview:  Get started spinning.  Learn essential techniques and helpful tricks for putting your wheel to good use.  Learn to prepare and select fibre and create a variety of yarns.

Michelle Miller's Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: A Rug Hooking Retreat

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Date:  Thursday May 31 and Friday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $210.00

 

Class Overview:  Learn how to make hand hooked rugs with the same methods used in the 1800’s You will learn how to plan and design an aged looking, primitive style rug to be hooked on burlap.  Traditional dying and finishing techniques will also be explored.

  

Class: The Art of Hand Sewing

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Date:  Saturday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $115.00

Kit Fee: $25.00       

Class Overview: .  In this class you will learn will learn the hand sewing skills need to make lovely hand made clothing and home décor projects using knits and woven fabrics new and recycled.

 

 

Jodi Barrows Classes

 

 

Class: Options Overview of the Square in a Square piecing technique

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Date: Wednesday June 6 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: During this workshop, you will learn how the Square in a Square system works, from sewing the basic squares to learning the trimming of the Options to understanding the conversion charts.  We will concentrate on the “square options” (those made by starting with a square).  We will learn the beginning Options 1, 3, 4, and 8 as well as learning the charts for each. (morning session) Additionally, we will highlight the main “diamond options” (those starting with a diamond.  We will look at Options 7, 18, 19, 20 and their corresponding charts.  (afternoon session)Cutting, sewing and pressing of the shapes as well as understanding the conversion charts will allow the student to create and adapt other patterns to the system.  This is a mini version of what would be taught during our Certified Teacher training session.

Class: Hexie Star and Star Burst

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Date: Friday June 8 9am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview:

During this workshop, the student will go into detail with Option 24, the Hexie Star Make two elaborate stars (Hexie Star and Star Burst)See the possibilities with multiple designs and with multiple colors.Make it scrappy or organize the stars with a burst of color.This is a technique class not a project class

 

Class: Stained Glass

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Date: Saturday June 9 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: : During this workshop, the student will learn a brand new Option – Option 40 the Stained Glass Option. Since many students at the conference have a wonderful knowledge of the Square in a Square technique, Jodi is able to offer the students some advanced studies of the technique; advanced does not mean harder but instead taking what you know and advancing on with your learning.Be some of the first to learn the new Option 40, the Stained Glass.Multiple fabric range from solids to batiks to primitive

 

Sally Melville's Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Knitting Essentials Part 1

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Date: Thursday June 7 from 9 am to 12 noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: No matter how advanced and accomplished we are, there are habits or holes in our knitting repertoire. Perhaps we rely upon the same cast-on, the same increase, the same decrease; perhaps we are confounded by selvedge stitches; perhaps we knit without the awareness that we have choices. This workshop explores and explains the many techniques we should all have in our repertoire from cast-on to bind-off. We'll talk about which are best suited to each situation and why, and we'll practice them all with lots of hands-on experience. Homework required.

Class: Emergency Measures

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Date: Thursday June 7 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Sometimes the most insight comes from the struggle one faces when something goes REALLY wrong But there are remedies for most any ‘disaster” in knitting. Turn a problem into a wearable garment while learning to be a more intuitive and confident knitter! We’ll discuss problems that confront most knitters plus what to do if the garment is too wide, too short, too long, too narrow, too outdated in style, if a bad colour choice was made, if the edgings are not holding well, if the knitter has run out of yarn or forgot to make pocket, or if the garment has suffered a laundry disaster. Homework required

Class: Essential Skills Part 2

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Date: Friday June 8 from 9 am to 12 noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview::  Once the pattern pieces are complete, we are faced with the finishing work—seaming, neckbands, cardigan front bands, buttonholes. And for  this very important work, we are given minimal instruction: for eg, “pick up and knit 101 stitches around the round neck . . . evenly!” No wonder knitters avoid finishing!This workshop explores and explains the many techniques we should all have in our repertoire: seaming at sides, shoulders, and sleeves; picking up and knitting around a round neck, common front band stitch patterns and their best buttonholes. We'll discuss which are best suited to each situation and why, and we'll practice them all with lots of hands-on work.  Homework required.

 

Class: Knit to Fit and Flatter

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Date: Friday June 8 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Knitted clothing should fit, it should flatter, and there should be no mystery as to how this happens.  But sadly, and too often this is not the case.  Why? Because the knitter chooses the wrong pattern, chooses the right patterns but follows the directions without questioning them, or makes the right garment but wears it with the wrong thing. This workshop will help you make those decitions and put the power for successful results into your competent hands. Homework required

 

Class: Making the most of your yarn collection

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Date: Saturday June 9 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: This workshop shows knitters how to use, manage and replenish a yarn collection.  Learn ways to use up bits and pieces and those half dozen balls of heretofore unusable stock. The elegance of the resulting fabrics and the fact that they look nothing like  odd-ball knitting comes as a very exiting discovery to students.  Homework required.

 

Melissa Marginet's Classes

 

 

 

Class: Never the same Quilt Twice

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Date: Tuesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: The beauty of this pattern is that there are so many combinations that everyone will go home with a different quilt.  And once you have the pattern you can whip up more of them on your own.  They make a great charity quilt or a quick gift.  You will end up with a quilt that is 53” square but borders can be added to make it larger if desired. - ALL LEVELS 
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Class: Beginner Design Class

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Date: Wednesday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: Ok, so you think you can't create your own quilt design.  Well I know you can.  Come to class with five half metres of coordinating fabrics, your cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, and a design wall and let’s see what you can come up with.  You will be given cutting instructions and then we'll have some fun arranging and designing.  No sewing machine required.  You will have your small quilt laid out and ready to take home and sew together by the end of the class.

 

Class: Modern Quilting with your Walking foot

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Date: Thursday June 7 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: Students will make samples of many different quilting ideas that can be executed on the home sewing machine with the feed dogs up. Not everyone can afford a longarm quilter or wants to have someone else quilt their quilt and not everyone enjoys free motion quilting.  This class is another alternative. Students will go home with samples for future reference that they can use to incorporate into their own quilts.  We make small samples but there will be lots of discussion on quilting all sizes of quilts. - ALL LEVELS.

 

Pat Pauly's Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Glorious Prints

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Date: Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Kit Fee:  $35.00

Class Overview:Wonder how those fabulous printed fabrics are made? We will use monoprinting, screening and direct painting on fabric. Using fiber reactive dyes,  discover many ways to add  pattern, color and texture to fabric. It is a great class to learn how to use surface design on fabric. All skill levels are welcome. Use your finished cotton fabric for functional pieces or in a quilt!

 

Class: Slash and Burn

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Date: Wednesday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: :Learn to compose using spontaneous fabric design. We will combine and recombine a set of fabrics using the resulting designs as a spring board for contemporary quilt making. This class will show you techniques for adding to the composition, in floating areas, cutting curves and piecing as well as quilt as you go process for building the design.  Be prepared for quick and active spontaneous design.  You will learn how to compose in a direct way. This workshop focuses on how to read elements for line, contrast, repetition and value.  You will be using the skills that you have: no special talent required so quilters of all stages are welcome to enjoy this workshop.

 

 

Gloria Loughman's Classes

Class:Colour is Magic

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Date: Thursday June 7 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $115.00

Class Overview: :  A 'stress free' class where students have fun experimenting with colour and design.  Participants will begin by studying and experimenting with some structured colour schemes.  They will then move on to create a simple landscape quilt that features an unusual palette of fabrics.   The emphasis will be on colour choice and value, using colours that may never have been seen before in nature but work harmoniously together for a stunning and different effect. There will be a choice of two patterns, so that the emphasis is on the colour selection and not drawing out a pattern. 

 

 Class:Light up your Landscape

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Date: Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview: Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts and drama. In this class, design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined and a variety of colour schemes will be displayed and discussed.  Participants will then design their own wall hanging working from a photos, sketch or picture. Fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters with patterns and hand dyed and painted fabrics available in class