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ANA BUZZALINO CLASSES

 

 

Class:  Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint

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Date: Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: In a relaxed atmosphere in this workshop, students will work on a wall hanging – approximately 10″ x 20″. They will learn how to cut and sew simple curves to prepare the background, without marking or pinning. Once the background has been finished and the basic landscape sewn, the design will be drawn on the fabric. Both the design and the landscape will be free-motion quilted in preparation for painting.  A quilting demo will be offered with different background fillers.

Painting technique demonstration will include shading and highlighting.

 

Class:  Curves

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee:  $10.00 This workshop kit fee covers full size patterns and instructions.  An optional kit with all materials for the top can be purchased directly from my website.  

Class Overview: In this workshop, students will learn the basic technique to construct the pear piece while learning how to sew curves without sewing curves.  This technique allows students to later design their own art quilts in future.  Finishing techniques will be demonstrated. Sewing Machine Required. 

 

 From Sketch to Stitch with Inktense Pencils

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Date: Sunday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: In this class, you will use a sketched design (provided) to free-motion quilt it on the fabric as if you were sketching on a sketch pad.  Free-motion techniques will be demonstrated.  Filler motifs and background motifs will be discussed to be able to fully quilt the background.   Did I lose you at “Free-motion quilting?”  Don’t worry, this is the perfect piece for you to try your hand at the technique or improve on it.  Once the design is fully quilted, it will be colored using Inktense pencils.  Different techniques will be demonstrated.

 

Class:  Monoprinting - from basic to extraordinary

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Date: Monday June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: Monoprints combine the spontaneity of printed paints and fabric, creating a surface that is unlike any other. It is the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques. No two prints are alike.Students will learn to use water-based paint on Gelli Plates, utilizing various techniques: masking, multiple drop printing, colour mixing, etc.  Students will play around with textures and random materials to create several pieces  that can serve as underpaintings for future work or stand alone as a body of work. The first part of the class will be spent making rubbing plates to use in the monoprinting process.  Beware! It is fun … and very addictive.

There is an optional kit for this class that includes the supplies needed to make the rubbing plates.  Purchase directly from my website at www.anabuzzalino.com

 

Class:  Paintstiks on Fabrics

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Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview:   Come to class to spend a fun and relaxing time making rubbing plates and using them on fabric with Paintstiks.  Explore some ways in which you can use Paintskiks to embellish fabric and create personal prints.  

  • Paintstiks are easy to use as they are creamy and thick.  Different techniques to use the Paintstiks will be shown. 
  • Beware:  it’s addictive!

 

 

BEVERLY JOHNSON'S CLASSES

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS: Tumbling Blocks with a Hook

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DATES: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration: $140.00

Class Overview: Quilters love tumbling blocks. The light, medium and dark shades of the fabrics chosen give at the very least, some interesting perspective to the work, and can even be considered an optical illusion. But in this class, we are not quilting, but crocheting our tumbling blocks. Choose among several projects, including a shawl, a baby blanket or a lap blanket. You will be able to choose the size of your blocks, which will teach you how to alter the pattern! Yes, you are also going to learn to read a crochet chart! You can choose as many or as few combinations of light, medium and dark yarns as you like (from 3-99 different colours!). What a great stash buster! You’ll get Tumbling Blocks Design sheets, with your supply list so you can plan the colours ahead. (pdf file attached)

 

CLASS: Tempted by Tunisian Crochet?

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Dates: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am - 4 pm

Class Registration: $140.00

Class Overview: Is it knitting, or is it crochet? It certainly can look like knitting, but Tunisian crochet is absolutely worked with one hook. You won’t believe how easy it is. If you already crochet, you have the skills. If you do not crochet, don’t worry, it is easy to learn. You can buy a special Tunisian crochet hook, but most projects do not require any special tools. (Don’t let that stop you!) In this class, you will learn the basic TC stitches, such as the Simple Stitch, the Full Stitch, the Knit Stitch, the Purl Stitch, the Smocking Stitch and the Block Stitch. See how incredibly easy it is to increase, decrease and bind off. We will work on some samples to get you warmed up in the morning, and you will have several projects to choose from to work on the rest of the day. You will receive instructions for all the projects so you can do them all at some point.

 

 

Class:  Mystified by Mosaic Crochet?

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Date:  Thursday June 6 from 9 am - 4 pm

Class Registration: $140.00

Class Overview: Did you know there are many ways to crochet using colour? The latest and greatest technique that is a “must-have” in your crochet skills toolbox is Mosaic Crochet. If you crochet, you have the skills you need. The designs look complex, but they are all a combination of single and double crochet. And if the thought of colour scares you, don’t fret! In Mosaic Crochet, we always use only one colour per row. The stitches are nice and tidy too, and the resulting fabric is textured, squishy and comfortable. We will work on two samples to get you comfortable with the technique, and then you will have projects to choose from and work on for the rest of the day. Yes, you are going to learn to read a chart! You will receive instructions for all the projects (a mug rug, a hot mat, and a cushion cover) so you can do them all at some point.

 

Carson Demers Classes

Class: Ergonomics of English Style Knitting

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Date:  Friday May 31 from 9 am to Noon 

Class Registration:  $80.00

Class Overview: :Many knitters avoid knitting in the English style - even switch to another style, because they think it's inefficient. The truth is, it's a very efficient method, but it's being done wrong by most of us in the 21st century. This class is a deep dive into the original techniques and landmarks of English knitting, what we've done to make it seem inefficient and slow, and how to undo or modify those faulty variations. Knitters will learn to knit more efficiently and more comfortably with this class.

Skill Level: all levels of experience.  Beginners are welcome but must be able to independently cast-on, and make knit and purl stitches in the English style. 
 

Class: Continental Knitting with Comfort and Efficiency

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Date:  Friday May 31 from 1 - 4 pm

Class Registration:  $80.00   

Class Overview: Many people think that continental knitting is the way to go for speed and efficiency. Yet many continental style knitters aren't getting all they can from the technique because of technique variations away from the traditional system. These modern modifications make continental knitters very susceptible to discomfort and injury. This class is a deep dive into how to improve your technique, lower your risk of injury, and increase efficiency and comfort.

Skill Level;  All levels of experience .  Beginners are welcome but knitters must be able to independently cast on and make knit and purl stitches in the Continental style. 

 

Class: Ergonomics of Knitting Needles

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $140.00   

Class Overview:  A needle is not just a needle. Choosing the right needle for your project is the most impactful decision when starting a project, and the biggest determinants of comfort while knitting it. Too often we reach for whatever vacant needle we have that matches the pattern’s suggestion. Knitting needles have evolved to make work easier – if you pair them correctly with the yarn and stitch pattern you’re knitting. Paired incorrectly, and you’ll work much harder than you need to. Yet many knitters (and sadly, needle makers) don’t know what a needle’s features bring to a project and when to choose them. Poor yarn and needle pairing can lead to muscle and eye soreness, and even injury. In this class you’ll use a variety of needles, yarns, and stitch patterns to experience the impact of needle selection. You’ll feel firsthand the amazing difference in comfort and ease of knitting that your needle can make. You’ll understand the ergonomic contributions of any knitting needle so you can choose wisely in all your projects. 

Skill Level: Advance Beginner through advanced knitter.  A basic understanding of how to read a chart is strongly encouraged.  It is helpful if the knitter has knit simple cables and lace patters as these will be nit in class. 

 

Class: Swatchbuckling (a.k.a. applying ergonomics to knitting)

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Date:  Sunday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $140.00   

Class Overview:  Avast ye maties! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques, and all phases of stitch creation first with simple then more challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with  basic knit and purl stitches. Swatches of basic cable and lace patterns re also made in class.  Stitch patterns are provided in both charted and written formats.

Skill Level:  This class is suitable for all levels of knitting experience. 

Class: Knitting Rx

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Date:  Monday June 3 from 9 am - noon

Class Registration:  $80.00   

Class Overview:  Knitting is not a “no pain, no gain” activity. Yet many of us take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knit—our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks needlessly plague too many knitters. This class will teach you fun ways of “fiber care” for the most important project you make—YOU! Don’t let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on, safely and comfortably!

Skill Level:  this class is suitable for all levels of knitting experience

Class: Ergonomics at your Spinning Wheel

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Date:  Monday June 3 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $80.00   

Class Overview:  Time seems suspended when you’re at your spinning wheel. Hours melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body. Spinning shouldn’t hurt! In this class you’ll learn what ergonomic risk factors are and where they exist in spinning at a wheel. Most importantly you’ll learn what to do to minimize them and early warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for seating, balancing your spinning work, and of course, stretches will all be taught.  This is not a learn to spin class.  Students must be able to spin a consistent singles with both forward and long draw. 

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Dianne Jansson's Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Timeless Circle

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Date: Friday May 31, Saturday June 1, & Sunday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $375.00

Class Overview: This lap size quilt is a chance for you to update your sewing skills with a variety of technique exercises.  The overall effect is of an organized scrappy quilt.  Techniques covered include log cabin, flying geese, curves, bias, triangles, use of the Tri Recs rulers.  Size is approximately 55" (would make a good tablecloth).  If you plan to make a qult larger, be sure to purchase extra fabrics. 

 

Class: Surprize Me

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Date: Monday June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee:  $10.00

Class Overview: This is a very effective method for creating a background piece of fabric to use as the base for an art quilt.  Each student will decide on their own design to add to the background

 

 

 

Class: Shaded Border

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Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: Many quilters own printed panels that they fell in love with, but never used in a quilt.  This shaded border is a great way to use a favourite panel and turn it into a work of art, while learning a new border design.  the success of the border depends on choosing a background fabric similar to the panel background, and a set of colours shading from light to dark that will compliment the design. 

 

Class: Reminiscence

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Date: Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6 from  9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $250.00

Class Overview:  This small quilt has a scrappy piece background based on sixty degree triangles.  A large selection of fabrics from one colour family, and somewhat similar in value, will give a rich textured look.  Removing six connecting triangle will create a hexagon shape that will be used for a simple landscape that reflects your chosen theme country.  Examples for these could be Australia, Holland, Japan , Mexico, etc 

 

 

 


altHeather Grover's Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Needle Felted Chipmunk

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Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee: $40.00 includes felt, felting needles, felting mat and Instructions 

Class Overview: Easy Beginner friendly project.  WE will be working with felting needles to create a dimensional sculpture.  

 

 

 

Class: Creating Fabric Books

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Date: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview:  We are going to look at several different methods for creating fabric books as well as trying out different stabilizers and battings.  Mock up of the Tab and Slot book will be made in this class. 

 

 

 

Class: Landscape Art Cards

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Date: Thursday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview: We are going to create 2 cards in class and finsh them with hand embroidery. 

 

 

 

 

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Jan Bones' Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Textiles

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Date: Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4pm

Registration Fee: 140.00

Kit Fee: $30.00 includes binder & pages & all pre cut fabric samples.

Class Overview: We live with Textiles in every part of our day. It has been said that everyone who sews will enjoy this class because you will come to understand the properties of different fibers & fabrics. This knowledge will help sewists make good choices for their projects & it will answer fabric questions often asked about why things happen as they do. We will investigate Woven fabrics, Knit fabrics, Interfacing and Lining. Each student will create a binder filled with fabric samples to use for future reference.

 

Class:  Drafting, Fitting & Designing Skirts 

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

Registration Fee: $250.00

Kit Fee: $30.00 includes100% cotton fabric for test copy, paper for drafting, booklet of drafting/fitting information.  Paper patterns for creating design ideas. 

Class Overview: Skirts are the best! In the summer they are cool, in the winter with a pair of tights, they are warm and skirts team up with every style of top. This class will teach you to draft a personalized skirt pattern. To begin, Jan will teach you how to take accurate body measurements, then everyone will 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 learn personal fitting ideas. Best of all, drafting opens a new world of understanding pattern shapes !  Our final step will be to design various skirts in paper to see the endless numbers of creations possible. 

Class:  Jan's Finishing Techniques

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Date:  Monday June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Kit Fee: $30.00 includes binder and pages and all precut samples

Class Overview:  The hallmark of our sewing projects is to have beautiful results.  The best techniques need to be non bulky, neat & flattering to both fabric & figure. In this class you create a binder full of samples. There will be neckline finishes, seam ideas, hem treatments, uses for bias, zipper applications and pockets. Samples are a great way to experiment and show you how to add a versatile twist to your sewing knowledge & your next creation.

Class:  Knit Jacket/Sweater and Tee

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

Registration Fee:  $250.00

Kit Fee: $12.00 for pattern with 8 sizes from S bust 84 cm to XL4 bust 134 cm

Class Overview:  A polar fleece sweater and contrasting cotton knit tee, the perfectly matched cotton knit sweater set, the workout top and warm up jacket. These are descriptions of the possibilities in this workshop. The knit jacket/sweater is a zip front, with a stand up neckband, inset side panels, short, ¾ or long sleeves. The tee is pull over the head with a round neckline shape. You will learn how to combine various knit fabrics, apply a separating zipper, sew &/or serge knit seams and complete neckline finishes.

Bring assorted fabrics from your stash and check out Haus of Stitches knit fabric selection. We will mix and match and create great results.

 

Class:  Fitting Facts 

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Date:  Thursday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: Fitting is one of the most talked about and challenging topics for people who sew!  Here is your chance to learn and discover answers. Bring your garments (Made by you OR Ready-made OR test copies) and/or patterns to join in on the learning experience of this class. Jan will help all students with fitting issues and come up with ideas for solving them.  Students will learn from each other and  we will ask questions together. …Why is there a wrinkle? Why does the fabric hang in that way? Is the dart correct? Why do the sleeves look funny? What would improve the overall fit? How long should this design be?  Fitting is one of Jan’s favourite things, come join the adventure.

 

 

 

JEANETTE POISSON CLASSES
 
 
 
 
 

 

Class: Clone your Favourite Bra and Pantie

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Date:  Friday May 31  from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00       

Class Overview:  Do you have a bra you just love and want to replicate it? Why not make it in different colours and fabrics? Let Jeanette teach you how to clone a pattern so you can sew the bra yourself.  And you can do all this without having to take apart the bra you love! This works for all fabric bras and can work for foam bras.  Be aware that there are special considerations for foam bras which will be discussed and demonstrated in class.  Bring you favourite bra or bras that you want to clone. Time permitting we will clone your favourite panties. So bring a pair or two of them as well.  This workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn how to clone their foundation garments. The love of learning and sewing is the only prerequisite required.

 

Class: Altering Ready to Wear  

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Date:  Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2,  from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $250.00     

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview:  Have you found something in a store you’d love to buy or something you’ve bought already and would like to tweak the fit a bit?  Join Jeanette in alternating ready to wear clothing.  She’s altered everything from wedding dresses and formal wear( men’s & women’s) , to dance wear and everyday wear for clients for a number of years.  In this workshop you will learn what to look for while shopping and how to determine before you buy whether or not the garment needs to be altered for a better fit. Can it be altered? Is it worth your time to alter it? 

You will also learn a number of time saving techniques and skills that will ensure you’re ready to wear garment has that professional looking finish to it when you’ve completed the alterations.  Bring a number of items (from basic to intricate) you or loved ones have so you and your classmates can learn as much as possible. (if something intricate for the loved one having them there would be great!)The more garments to check out the better.   

The love of sewing and learning is the only prerequisite required.

Class: Cloning Garments

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Date: Monday June 3 and Tuesday June 4 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $250.00

Class Overview: Do you have a purchased garment that you love and thought it would be great be able to make one or more in different colours and fabrics to add to your wardrobe?Let Jeanette teach you how to clone a pattern so you can sew the garment yourself.  And you can do all this without having to take apart the piece of clothing you love!  We will start with a basic garment.  Think simple T-shirt or  dart less blouse.  Once you are comfortable with the basic technique we will move on to more detailed garments that could have tucks, darts, pleats, pockets etc.  Bring you favourite garments to clone.  During the workshop we’ll go over different details and how to clone them using yours and your classmates garments. This workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn how to clone their garments. The love  of learning and sewing is the only prerequisite required.

 

Class: Bodice Sloper 

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Date: Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $250.00

Kit Fee: $40.00

Class Overview:  Would you love to  make blouses, tops and jackets that you know will fit you before starting cutting and sewing? Do you have patterns you’d like to use and have trouble getting them to fit you well. Join Jeanette in developing a great fitting bodice sloper and learn how to use the sloper pattern to design all types of tops from. You will also learn how to use the sloper pattern adjust purchased patterns you may already have on hand to ensure the pattern fits you well with all the great details that drew you to that pattern in the first place.

In this workshop you will sew up and ensure you have a great fitting sloper  and pattern to achieve this.  You will lear how to make adjustments to achieve a great fit and you will learn about pattern drafting and design along the way. Love of sewing and learning is the only prerequisite required.

Once registered Jeanette will contact you to ensure correct pattern size for kit.

 

altLiz Thompson's Classes

 

 

 

Class: Embroidery on Knits 

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Date:  Monday June 3 - 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Design Fee:  $15.00

Class Overview:    Embellish a RTW t-shirt and learn everything you need to know about successful machine embroidery on knit fabrics: stabilizers, how to hoop knits, design choice and more. In addition we will talk about taming metallic threads so you can add some glitz to your RTW embroidery projects. Bring 2 RTW t-shirts to double up on the creative fun! All Machine brands welcome.

 

Class:  3D Embroidery that will WOW! 

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Date:  Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Design Fee: $15.00

Class Overview: And now for something completely new for our embroidery machines! Take machine embroidery to a whole new level putting our jump stitches to good use in a very clever way. You are going to be amazed and pleased with what you will embroider in this class. NEW technique! More embroidery fun!   All Machine brands welcome.                           

 

 Class: Free Standing Embroidery 

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Date: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Design Fee:  $15.00

Class OverviewPeople are fascinated with embroidery that is done in the hoop with NO fabric. We will make a set of 4 table napkins with free standing lace on the corner of each one.   All Machine brands welcome. 

 

 

 

Class: Garments using Serger & Coverhem

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Date:  Thursday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: You will make a lovely summer/fall outfit of palazzo pants and coordinating T shirt. Using a soft fabric like a jersey or ITY knit OR a woven like a rayon -  It MUST drape well – this will be for the palazzo pants. Any cotton or polycotton blend knit for the t-shirt should work.                           

 

 

Melissa Marginet Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Break it up 

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Class Overview: 

​ There are so many ways you can quilt as you go.  You will learn several ways, starting off with the basic sashing method, by making samples to take home to your studio for future reference.  We will also look at patterns and see how we can break them up so they can be finished on your home sewing machines. - CONFIDENT BEGINNER AND UP

 

Class: Quilting with your Walking Foot 


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Date: Sunday June 2 from 9am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview:   As a participant in this class, you will make samples of different quilting ideas that can be executed on the home sewing machine with a walking foot.  Not everyone can afford a longarm quilter or wants to have someone else quilt their quilt, and not everyone enjoys free motion quilting.  You will create samples of walking foot designs on small quilt sandwiches to help you understand what makes each design successful.  We will also look at variations of the designs you stitch out.  These samples will be a great reference for you when deciding how to quilt your next quilt.  This class includes information on quilting all sizes of quilts on the home sewing machine.  - ALL LEVELS..  The class is based on Melissa's book Walking foot Quilting Designs which is recommended for the class.

 

 

Class: Building Blocks

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Date: Monday June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Class Overview:  A technique and design class: Learn the “No cutting corners” technique to make your own 3-yard quilt using one or many of the 32 Building Blocks options. We’ll construct blocks then have lots of fun playing with them and discovering multiple layout options. Each participant will go home with their own unique quilt top.

 

 

Class: Let's Bind it 

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Date:  Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class OverviewDid you ever want to make your bindings special? Maybe you don't want to fuss with the usual binding and want something easier. In this class we will go over several different binding options from simple to sublime. You will be making samples of each so you understand them. You can then take these samples home as a reference and try them out on your future projects. ​ - CONFIDENT BEGINNER AND UP

 

 

altMichelle Miller's Classes

 

 

 

 

Class: Rug Hooking Basics

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Date:   Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $140.00

Kit Fee:  $65.00

Class Overview:  Learn how to make hand hooked rugs with the same methods used in the 1800's. You will make this Sunflower project that can be framed or made into a cushion on completion.  You will the basics of rug hooking techniques  while working from a precut kit. Traditional dyeing and finishing techniques will be explored.  

 

Class:  Rug Hooking Design & Finishing

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee: $30.00 includes supplies to make finishing samples for future reference. 

Class Overview:  Learn how to design your own rug in the primitive style or get help to get started on a new projects. If you are unsure how to finish your hand hooked rug, bring it along and we will explore the many options available to finish your rug.   Bring your ideas and projects and learn how to complete them. 

 

Mending Matters

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Date:  Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration - $140.00

Kit Fee $

Class Overview Using simple slow stitching gives an opportunity for creative expression and unique design to mend and embellish our favourite garments.   Mending means to make something whole again and with the growing interest in the sustainable fashion, it is more important than ever for all of us to stitch, patch and repair our garments as they begin to wear. 

 

Class: The Art of Upcycling

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Date: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $140.00

Class Overview:  Learn how to turn something old into something new.  This class is sure to get your creative juices flowing as you learn many options of turning your treasured or found items into something new.  Learn to turn those old jeans into a useable creative unique bag to suit your needs.  The possibilities are endless.

 

 altRon Collin's Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Pattern Alterations and Body measurements for the Right fit

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Date:  Thursday May 30  from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee:  $20.00

Class Overview: You will learn how to identify fitting problems and how to solve them.  Issue such as sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, removal of a bust dart, broad and round upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, larger upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat and many more will be addressed.  We will also take 28 body measurements for you.  Every student will have an alteration package to take home with them showing all the alterations that they have done.  You will learn the best pattern companies for fit and all about "ease" in garments.  See the difference in sizing charts in major pattern companies, how to choose the right size for you and how to avoid disappointment in fitting. 

 

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Class: Ultimate Sewing Retreat  FULL

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Date: Friday May 31, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2 from 9 am - 4 pm

OR: Tuesday June 4,  Wednesday June 5 and Thursday  June 6 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $375.00

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!

 

 

The Most Ultimate Jean Fitting & Construction Workshop FULL

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Date: Monday June 3, Tuesday June 4, Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $500.00

Class Overview:  This class is designed for participants wanting to make the Closet Core "Ginger" jeans.  Can you imagine trying on 3 different jean patterns in a total of 48 sizes before you start to sew and cut your fabric.  Well Ron has sewed the Closet Core "Ginger" pattern in view A from 0 - 32 and View B from 0 - 20  for you to try on!  The workshop will start off with you trying on the jeans and Ron identifying your fitting problems and will give you the necessary alterations (flat seat, protruding seat, low seat, knock/bowed legs, gaping waistband, length, etc.) for you pattern before  cutting your fabric.   Also learn how to sew a hidden stay front to create a smooth and clean silhouette, giving the appearance of a flatter front.  Sew the worlds' best fly zipper technique that moves the zipper further into the garment and prevents the zipper from being exposed at the centre front.  Learn Tricks behind top stitching, bar tacking, belt loops, hammer in snaps, rivets and waistband applications.  IF you want to make the Jalie " Elenore" jean patterns it does not take as much time and we suggest you sign up for one of the 3 day Ultimate Sewing Retreats. 

 

Sarah Rorquist Class

Class: Artistic Edge Cutter Basics 

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 9 am to Noon

Registration Fee:  $80.00

Class Overview: In this class you will learn the basics of the Artistic Edge Cutter and software including working with with vinyl and making t-shirts, bags and writing on cups or water bottles.   You will learn how to download designs and how to get them into the program easily and how to get them on the product you want to make.  We will provide a bag for you to put a design on and the vinyl for the class

 

Class:  Artistic Edge Cutter - take two .. what's next - make your own project. 

 

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 1 - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $80.00

Class Overview:  In this class we will go into making more complex designs and you will have the opportunity to create your own project.  If you want to print on a t-shirt, bottle, mug or anything else, please bring that with you, along with your laptop and cutter and all accessories.

 

Class:  Artistic Edge Cutter Beyond Basics 

 

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Date:  Sunday  June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Class Overview: Join Sarah and learn to take your cutter to the next level.  Participants will work on projects of their choice with Sarah by their side to help download and edit new designs.  Class will be limited to 6  participants so all will receive adequate assistance with their projects. 

 

 

Shelley & Bernie Tobisch Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Class:  Free Motion Quilting

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Date:  Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview:  From simple doodles to beautiful feathers learn the skills you need to free-motion quilt with confidence. Learn how to set up your machine, select the best thread, needle and foot for the job and much more in this fun and information packed class. This class is designed for all quilters, whether a confident beginner or experienced quiltmaker.

 

Class:  Joy of Piecing

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 9 am  to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: Joy is defined as “A feeling of great pleasure and happiness”. I experience joy when I piece whether I’m preparing fabric, pressing, cutting, or piecing I enjoy every step of the journey and I would love to share my joy of piecing with you.

In a calm and relaxed atmosphere learn how to successfully piece a 6” x 6” Shoo-Fly block step by step, from the ground up. You will learn Shelley’s innovative blend of both modern and traditional easy piecing methods, from fabric preparation, to pressing, cutting and piecing. In addition, Bernie will lead you through setting up your sewing machine to achieve a balanced stitch and accurate Patchwork seam. This class is designed for all piecers, whether you’re just learning or a seasoned quilter, whether you work with traditional or bold modern prints this class is for you.

 

Class:  Build a Better Relationship with your Serger

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Date:  Sunday June 2 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Kit Fee:  $15.00

Class Overview:   Do you feel like you're having a communication problem with your serger? Yesterday it was behaving and today it's not! Maybe this relationship needs some counselling? Let Bernie be your facilitator to guide you to a better understanding of this sometimes vexing but valuable tool in your sewing room. Learn how to trouble shoot and to understand what it is telling you when it balks at a task. This is a fun, information-filled class where you will learn how to take control and rid yourself of frustration.  We will cover basic maintenance and techniques that will have you using your serger with renewed confidence!

 

 

IClass:  Build a Better Relationship with your Sewing Machine

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Date:  Monday June 3 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Class Overview:   If you need relationship counseling with your machine, then this class is for you.  Learn what your sewing machine is trying to tell you and also how to tell it what you want.  Unravel the mystery of tension, learn light maintenance, and understand the importance of the right foot.  Get closer to your machine and spend more time focused on your sewing,  less time frustrated. Together we will address tension, feeding of fabric, needle and thread choices and do some fancy footwork! This class is based on Bernie's book You and Your Sewing Machine and a copy in class would make a great resource.

 

Class:  Fancy Foot Work - Foot Camp

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Date:  Tuesday June 4 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview:     Presser feet expand your creative potential! Join Shelley & Bernie to discover what foot to use and how to use it for a variety of techniques. Find out how easy it is to make buttonholes from ordinary to corded. Discover how to couch, edge stitch like a professional, make tiny piping and much more. Learn how presser feet can open new doorways to creativity and unlock the potential of your sewing machine. If you have the presser feet that are on the supply list bring them along as well as any other feet you would like to learn about. We look forward to seeing you in class!

 

 Class:  The Joy of Machine Applique 

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Date:  Wednesday June 5 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Class Overview: Have you have always wanted to try turned edge machine applique? Then now is the time to learn how. Working with the amazing Apliquick products you will learn how easy it is to turn seam allowances while creating simple shapes and achieving great results. You will also learn how to prepare your fabrics for applique, how to handle curves, points and much, much more. The fun doesn’t stop there, learn how to set up your sewing machine for beautiful applique from the right needle and thread to the best foot for the job. Join Bernie and Shelley in this fun class and make a Pretty in Pink Tulip while creating beautiful machine applique the Apliquick way!

 

 

Class:  Caring for your Fantastic Featherweight 

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Date:  Thursday June 6 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee:  $140.00

Class Overview:   Join Bernie in this fun and informative class and learn how to give your Singer Featherweight the TLC it needs. Learn about oiling, belt tension, motor brushes, tension calibration and more. Int the process you will be giving your beloved machine a supervised tune-up. Bernie will have common replacement parts available just in case they are needed. Please note this class is for Singer Featherweights only. No other older straight stitch machines, please!

 

 

 

Wendy van der Walt Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Quilted Sneakers

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Date:  Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Kit Fee: $90.00

Class Overview: Here’s the one you have all been waiting for!  Make your own pair of cool, custom, and yes, even comfortable sneakers!   We’ve taken European designed Sneaker soles and created our own pattern for a quilted cotton version that will have others saying “I can’t believe you made those!”  Participants will need to purchase a sneaker kit from the shop in their preferred size and color, and then either purchase or source the perfect fabrics to customize their pair.  
PLEASE NOTE:  we will contact you after you register to help you select your size and color.

 

 

Class: Vinyl Victory Bag

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday June 2 , from 9 am to noon 

Registration Fee: $210.00

Class Overview: Spend a day and a half in the classroom with Wendy, and create a faux leather handbag that will have strangers stopping you to ask: where did you buy that fabulous bag?!  This class is for those who have been afraid to sew with faux leather, for those who have tried and were frustrated, and for anyone who wants to improve their bag making skill set.  Wendy will share all her tips and tricks to achieve professional results from the very first attempt.  We guarantee you won't make just one! 

 

 

 

Class: Emerson Cross Body Bag

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Date:  Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: This modern bag by Manitoba designer Erin of the Blanket Statement is small enough to wear crossbody, or as a belt bag.  Perfect to customize, and the perfect gift for almost everyone on your list; guaranteed you will be making more than one!

 

Class: Mystery Quilt

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Date:  Thursday June 6  from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $140.00

Class Overview: Come join us for a super fun filled day working on a never seen before quilt pattern, created just for the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference!  Clues will be given out as participants "solve" steps in the mystery, slowly revealing a bold and striving design.  Bonus prizes will be awarded too! The mystery quilt includes some skill building steps that will improve your cutting, pressing and piecing.  Participants will be given a required fabrics list for 2 different sizes- a large table topper or baby quilt and a queen size- and kits will also be available of suitable fabric selections.