Workshops & Speaking Engagements

I’m happy to arrange a class for interested groups. I also teach private lessons at my studio and am available for speaking engagements.

My most popular workshops are one-day classes.  Students get enough basic knowledge to go home and complete or practice what they’ve learned.  I also do multi-day retreats that give quilters an opportunity to progress their skills and learn from others in a friendly setting.

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Apple Hill Quilting Patterns

True North

This is a great class to learn how to make perfect flying geese. You won’t want to stop making them once you learn this technique!  Perfect for those just starting to quilt or those wanting to make a quilt project.

Experienced beginner class. Includes pattern.

Canadian Bear

This beautiful block is perfect in left over red and white fabric from your stash. A great beginner quilt with only one block design. Learn to assemble blocks on point and half square triangle. This quilt is also very pretty in blue and white.

Great beginner class. Includes pattern.

Large Dahlia

Making this big flower quilt using up scraps or even a jelly roll or two is so much fun.  This is beautiful in a scrappy look or even two-tone fabrics.  A wedge ruler is required.

All levels. Includes pattern.

Psychedelic Slices

Do you find yourself with a piece of ugly fabric? Let’s turn it around! This is the perfect class for that piece you just don’t know what to do with it.  This technique of slicing the fabric creates a psychedelic block and each one is different.

 

Full Bloom

This large quilt on point is the perfect quilt to make for that special person. Appliqué centre and corner stones compliment the medallion centre. Paper piecing, appliqué and accurate cutting and piecing are necessary for the perfect fit.

Experienced Quilter. Includes pattern.

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Skill Building Classes

Machine Appliqué

This technique class lets you learn how to appliqué using various methods for all your quilt projects.  Included is a stain glass appliqué, raw edge and satin stitch. I teach steam-a-seam appliqué as well as stabilizer methods.

All levels.

Free Motion Machine Quilting

Using your darning foot, you will learn the basics of free motion machine quilting.  We will also do modern work using the walking foot.  We will cover tension, stitch length, threads and designs.  Gain confidence to finish your own small projects.

All levels. 

EQ7

Electric Quilt 7: Ever want to design your own quilt pattern or even just a block?  What would this quilt look like with these fabrics?  EQ7 will do that. This beginner class will teach you how to design a pattern using pre-loaded blocks, colours, fabrics. Change the layout of the quilt or size, add borders, sashing and more. This class will demonstrate how all this can be accomplished using EQ7 for Microsoft based products.  EQ7 is also available for MACs.

All levels. 

General Classes

Hexies

Always wanted to make a hexie quilt but don’t like the Y seam?  This is a great technique for the new hexie block.  So much fun and so many designs and looks. Use up those Jelly Rolls you have stored up in your closet.

All levels. Includes instructions.

One Block Wonder

You’ll walk away with a very psychedelic block using one fabric and one block to make this wonderful array of colours.  There is very little waste.  A 60’ ruler is required.

All levels. 

Collage Quilts: Laura Heine patterns

These patterns are so much fun no measuring just fun.  Using all your flower prints we will collage one of Laura Heine’s collage patterns.  Using pattern Ease and steam a seam and your imagination this quilt is sure to be a conversation piece.