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.

 Please visit my Facebook page to find the details of all scheduled upcoming classes.

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Wool Applique

New to the Village Quilt Shoppe, Wool Appliqué. Sew by machine or by hand if you wish, using Aurifil 12 wt Mako cotton thread. Mix and Match with cotton for background pieces.

$30.00 + taxes

January 4th, 8th, February 12th, March 11th




Collage Class: 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. No seams, no triangles, no piecing, just fun!

$40.00 + taxes

January 7th 10am – 3pm ; February 6th 10am – 3pm

Location 9 Main Street South Maxville, Ontario




Enjoy a day of quilting and make this beautiful wall hanging Starlet. Available in three sizes designed by Colour and Quilt.

$35.00 + taxes

January 10th 10am – 2pm




Silk Screen with Chalk Couture

Easiest class ever and so much fun. Silk Screen on fabric, bags, wood or glass/window or black board. Bring your own backdrop or purchase one in the store! We supply ink/chalk and stencils. 

$30.00 + taxes

January 25th, February 8th, March 14th 10am – 2pm 

September 30th 10am – 2pm


Beginner Sampler Class

The is the perfect class for those wanting to learn to quilt. The class will run for 6 weeks. Anna Russell will teach you different piecing techniques. Don’t miss out on this one. 

10am – 12pm

$160.00 + taxes pattern included

January 14th, 21st and 28th OR February 11th, 18th and 25th



Tulip Stain Glass Wall Hanging

Anna Russell will teach you to use a variety of black bias or tape for the lead. Make it with your favourite flower fabric.

$75.00 + taxes

January 16th, April 25th 10am – 4pm





Aster Anne Embroidered bags/totes

New projects and fun to make. Designed in Australia, these boxed bag kits come with a pre-cut felt shape, pre-punched eyelets where needed, required hardware (buckles, straps etc) sturdy pins and a set of instructions. Designed by us, made by you! The bags can be decorated as and how you wish; make up the bag, sign the label and you’re ready to go! 

$35.00 + taxes + kits

January 17th



Machine Embroidery

Have a new embroidery machine and not sure how to use it? Join Lise and try our new embroidery classes. Every month is a new technique. 

$30.00 + taxes

January 18th 10am – 2pm, February 15th 10am – 2pm & March 21st 10 – 2pm OR January 20th 10am – 2pm ; February 17th 10am – 2pm & March 16th 10am – 2pm 



Paper Piecing New York Beauty

Accuracy at its best. Love this technique and the colours in the block. Using freezer paper as a template makes it easier to manage.

$45.00 + taxes

February 13th 10am – 2pm





Duffle Bag:

This versatile Duffle bag is Fast and Easy to make with outside pockets and zippered top.  Sturdy enough to use as a sports bag yet soft and supple for any overnight bag.  An awesome project for a gift and comes in three sizes and styles.  Location 9 Main Street South The Village Quilt Shoppe Maxville, Ontario

$45.00 + taxes                

February 7th 10am – 3pm



Shadow Star Centre Piece

Working with the Wing Clipper Ruler make this beautiful star shadow centre piece. These flying geese will be a breeze to make. Michelle will teach you to make them any size you want. Learn to make quick and accurate flying geese.

$35.00 + taxes

February 20th 10am – 1pm




Versatile Wave Bag

Michelle Ricard’s specialty; bags. Create a purse base and then reversible covers to match different outfits or occasions. Interchange them without having to empty your purse. Includes pattern for check book clutch too!

$65.00 + taxes

February 19th 10am – 4pm


Rug Hooking

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New to the Village Quilt Shoppe, rug hooking with Beverley Dick McInnes. This is an amazing craft of hooking with yarn and wool pieces. Start with original trivet design by Beverley. Tools and supplies are available at the shoppe. Kit available at the shop

$35.00 + taxes

January 11th & February 22nd OR  January 22nd & February 26th



Free Form Embroidery

What a great way to use up your scraps of cotton, wool, organza and more. These small projects are done quickly and make great displays items or gifts. Frame them up or make cards. Kits available.

$30.00 + taxes

January 24th, February 5th 10am – 1pm




Combo Weave and Shaded Four Patch – Tucker Trimmer

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Join Michelle Hartrick to learn the combo weave and the Shaded Four Patch. Design your own table runner using any combination of these two blocks. You will make the units using the Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer 1. 

$35.00 + taxes 

January 23rd 10am – 1pm




Free Motion Quilting

This is the most popular class I give.  Want to finish your own small projects?  This is the perfect class to learn how to quilt your quilts, table runners and more.  Learn tips and tricks that will get you to that next level.

The Village Quilt Shoppe in Maxville

$35.00 + taxes

January 30th 10:00 to 1:00pm  

All levels.




Always wanted to see how rulers or products work before buying? Come and check out new tools, techniques. Acorn Precision Piecing, rulers, threads and more. Come and enjoy a coffee and goodies, no cost to participate! Call ahead to reserve your space as they are limited! Two separate sessions, morning from 10am – 12pm, afternoon from 2pm – 4pm.

January 31st



Machine Applique

Want the look of the needle turn hand appliqué without the handwork? This is the class to take. Using Invisifil by Wonderful thread and the perfect stitch, you will achieve the hand appliqué look without the long process.

$35.00 + taxes

March 12th 10am – 2pm




Tulip Bells Table Runner

Bring a touch of spring to your table with this tulip runner. Janice will teach you the ingenious folded fabric technique to make perfect curves easy with this dimensional pattern.

$35.00 + taxes

March 10th 10am – 2pm



Wedding Ring Quilt in a Day

Believe it or not you can make it in a day. Join Anna and learn her technique to start and finish the popular quilt pattern in a day.

$65.00 + taxes

March 28th 10am – 4pm





NAV Center Retreat

Join us for fun, learning and great food! Call or email for more details.

April 3rd – 5th