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altBeverly Johnson's Classes

 

 

 

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Class: Beginner Bra   FULL

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

Registration Fee: $220.00          

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.

    

altClass: Bralette

Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9am - 4pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

 

 

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Class Overview: Bralettes are the latest development in the bra and lingerie world and no wonder. They are non-wired with light support and super comfortable styling, yet are easy to sew and fit.  You can wear them around the house, for lounging or sleeping.  Some women wear them as their everyday bra! 

 

altClass: Ingrid Non-Wired Bra

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

Registration Fee: $220.00

Kit Fee: $50.00

Class Overview: Our Ingrid is a non-wired bra with support and good looks, without the dreaded collapse of the front like many ready-to-wear bras have.  This two day class is a perfect class for those new to bra-making as it uses only straight stitch and zig-zag. This is one of the best classes you will ever take. Our Ingrid Non-wired bra pattern is first fitted to your unique body – we will alter the pattern for you – then we teach all the professional bra-making techniques and the tricks to make sewing Ingrid a pleasant and successful experience in construction.

 

altClass: Pick-A-Jewel Bra Class

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Date: Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $220.00

Kit Fee: $50.00

Class Overview: This class is based on three of our newest patterns, the Ruby, Sapphire, and Amethyst.   You will pick one of the 3 cut-and-sew foam bra patterns and see all three made in the class. All of these bras (full band fabric, partial band fabric and full band lace) use cut and sew foam for light foam lining without the padded look of pre-formed foam cups. You can even combine the looks so you can make a Ruby/Amethyst combo.  You will learn the tricks of the trade to sew up a foam lined cup so you can “hide the headlights” or to smooth your profile under t-shirts. Cut-and-sew cups have many advantages. Besides being made of a lightweight foam fabric, you can use virtually ANY stretch fabric to cover the cups – even fabrics way too stretchy to use in a regular bra. Best of all, you use your own bra pattern to create the foam cup so all of your lift and shaping is retained. In this class, you will learn the tricks of the trade to sew it up and finish the top edge with a professional look. You must be familiar with the construction of a bra in order to attend this course.​

 

 altRon Collin's Classes

 

 

 

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Class: Pattern Alterations & Body Measurements for the Right Fit  FULL

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

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: Exploring Designer Jeans and Fitting with Ron  FULL

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

Registration Fee: $120.00/day or all 3 days for $315.00

Class Overview: Jeans and jean jackets– denim, corduroy, linen!  Get one of a kind results when you sew up a great pair of jeans with patch pockets, hammer-in-snaps, buttons and rivets.  Learn how to use heavy topstitching thread in any home sewing machine, along with many other thread types.  Fabricate the jeans together with great techniques for front closure, zipper, bar tacking; belt loops, hems and waistband application.  You will learn techniques for constructing a jean jacket with or without lining, using hammer in snaps, buttons, buttonholes, and rivets.  Fabricate the jacket with a waistband with button tabs to adjust waist size; also learn how to do perfect bar tacking and use fusible interfacing in your one of a kind jean jacket.   

Class: Ultimate Sewing Retreat   FULL

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Date: Thursday June 6, Friday June 7, and/or Saturday June 8 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $120.00/day or all 3 days for $315.00

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!

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Bonny Voice's Classes

 

 

Class: Free Motion Quilting

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Date:  Sunday June 2 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $120.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

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.

altClass: Wonky Log Cabin

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

Registration Fee: $220.00

Class OverviewWhy wonky? Because it is a log cabin with wonky shapes combined with other simple blocks.  Starting off with a theme fabric, you cut the selected images into irregular shapes and then surround them with log cabin rounds.  Then you’ll combine the log cabin blocks with other simple filler blocks to take  the wonkiness out of your block enough so that you can sew your quilt top together. This class is also excellent place to use up you orphan blocks too! This quilt is a great stash buster, exercise your brain and the finished quilt will truly be fun and original.

 

altClass: Basics of Quilting

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Date: Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 from 9am to 4pm

Registration Fee:  $220.00

Class Overview: If you are new to quilting and want to learn the basic skills or just want to update your skills this is the class for you.  You will make a small project and learn everything from cutting, piecing, borders, quilting and binding.  Learn tips, tricks, techniques and tools that will save you time, money and effort.  

altLiz Thompson's Classes

 

 

Class: The Basics of Long Arm Quilting

Date: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Learn the basics of Long arm quilting.  Learn about threads and needles and bobbins and how they affect the machines tension,  Trouble shoot on how to fix problems you might encounter.  Learn about proper loading and machine maintenance to keep you machine running in top notch condition.  (this class will be held at Haus of Stitches)

Class: ProStitcher Basics

Date: Wednesday June 5 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Here is your opportunity to learn about the Prostitcher robotics for the long arm quilting machines.  Learn how to do block by block designs, edge to edge programs and how to set up designs of your own.  Great class if you are interested in purchasing this program. (this class will be held at Haus of Stitches)

Class: Free Motion and Beyond

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Date: Thursday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

Class Overview: I encounter many people who tell me they are afraid of doing free motion quilting or they think they are not very good at it.  This class is for you if you need to review the basics and learn valuable hints and tips for successful free motion quilting work. Gain confidence and practice new designs as you move quickly beyond basic stippling to fun, new, free motion skills on small quilt sandwiches.

Class: Jalie Jamboree

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Date: Friday June 7 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Class Overview: Bring a Jalie pattern and knit fabric and let’s sew a Jalie garment under Liz’s supervision.  Learn pattern cutting hints and tips, how to avoid puckered seams and hems on knits and how to achieve a profession chic look to your garment.  This class is a great way to learn more about your serger and/or cover hem machine.

Class: Sew hAPPy

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Date: Saturday June 8 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview: Have you heard about the Apps? What’s an App? Apps for Sewing and Embroidery. Come spend the day with us and learn how to use the state of the art features and Janome’s Quilt Maker MC15000- the first machine with Wi-Fi connectivity and Skyline S9.  Sewing and Embroidery have never been more fun…and easy.!   If you don’t own one of these machines or need an ipad we will provide them for the class.  This is a great way to learn what these machines and apps can do for you while making a great little project.

altJan Bones' Classes

Class: Pant Drafting and Fitting FULL

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Date: Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $220.00

Kit Fee: $30.00

Class Overview: In this workshop you will learn how to take body measurement and then use “pattern drafting” techniques to create your own pant pattern. You will then make a fabric test copy of your pattern and check the fit you have achieved. We will make the fitting changes needed and transfer them to your very own personalized pattern! This is a fun and busy workshop that will show you how “pattern drafting” opens up a whole new world of personal fitting and design choice.   

Class: Nice Nightie

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $45.00

Class Overview: When we combine stretchy knit fabrics with elastic and lace, the sky is the limit.  The Nice Nightie” is a design to flatter the figure in a sexy, comfy kind of way.  You will spend the day sewing your precut “Nice Nightie” (knee length) and learning to complete all the details – fabric to gather, a shaped lace neckline to create, seams to sew and elastic edges to finish.  It could also be a beautiful dress for a cruise, your “lounging around” design or made shorter as a camisole. 

Class: Neckline Finishes FULL

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Date: Sunday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $35.00

Class Overview: Necklines must be perfectly smooth & even. Finishes may be invisible or be seen as part of the garment design. The same pattern may be re-designed for different necklines and you will learn how to draw/design a variety of neckline shapes. This is a techniques class and you will sew full scale samples to create your own set of neckline samples in both knit & woven fabric. Learn to create V-necks, round necks, bound edge necklines, scalloped edges, mini band finishes, faced edged and picot edge finishes.  Your sample booklet will be a great reference for your future sewing.

Class: Dress Form

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

Registration Fee: $180.00

Kit Fee: $35.00

Class Overview: Re create your body in paper! This workshop is simply the best investment you will make for yourself. Learn a fun, easy and inexpensive was to make your own dress form. We will make all the dress forms and then spend time smoothing the shapes and finishing edges. At the end of this workshop you will have completed all the steps to have your own designing tool. Experience the art of dress form creation!

Class: Textiles

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Date: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

Class Overview: We live with textiles in every part of our day.  You will come to understand the properties of different fibers and fabrics. This knowledge will help sewers make good choices for their projects and it will answer fabric questions often asked about why things happen as they do !!  We will investigate knit fabrics, woven fabrics, interfacing & lining.

altHeather Grover's Classes

 

 

 

altClass: Art Card Landscapes

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview: Create small landscapes using different fibre art techniques and finishing them into fibre art gift cards.

 

altaltClass: Corded Bag or Bowl

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Date: Sunday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Class Overview: This is a class where 2 different techniques are taught for creating a bag or bowls using fabric and clothesline. Students may choose the project they want to try for this class.

 

 

 

Class: Nuno Felting

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Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

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: The Art of Hand Embroidery - Vintage Butterfly

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Date: Friday June 7 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Class Overview: Learn a variety of Hand embroidery stitches while making a crazy quilt butterfly using a  variety of threads and vintage fabrics and lace. Kit includes thread, fabric, lace, needles and pattern.

altClass: Pan Pipes

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Date: Saturday June 8 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Class Overview: Make this Dynamic wall hanging that is very easy to sew and is a great stash buster!

altDianne Jannson's Classes

Class: Mary Ellen Hopkins Machine Piecing Techniques (Level 1 or Overview)

Date: Wednesday May 29 from 7 to 8 pm 

Registration Fee: $20.00

Class Overview: This is a basic machine quilting lecture that covers fabric choices, pressing procedures, colour and piecing method.  This overview will familiarize participants that have not completed the Level 1 class with terminology and techniques needed for Level 2.

Class: Fast & Accurate Machine Piecing - Mary Ellen Hopkins Methods 2

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Date: Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $220.00

Class Overview: Expand the procedure covered in Level One by adding triangles.Various methods of piecing triangles will be demonstrated and more patterns added to the collection.  This workshop involves more sewing than Level 1 but still uses the basic information. So brush up on your notes before you come.


altClass: Modern Blocks from Traditional Designs

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

Registration Fee: $220.00

Kit Fee: $20.00

Class Overview: The "Modern" quilt movement is becoming increasingly popular with quilters of all ages.The bold colours and simple shapes and lines fit more appropriately into the homes of young families. As quilters we still appreciate the personal challenge of sewing an intricate design, but also enjoy the fun of sewing modern, utilitarian quilts to be used by family and friends. Eight traditional block patterns will be reinterpreted as modern designs, and then sewn. 

 

 

altClass: Shaded Borders

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Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm 

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: Fabric kit available upon request

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 favorite 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 complement the design. 

altGlenda Hudson's Class

Class: Spinning Basics and Beyond

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Date:  Sunday June 2 and Monday June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration fee:  $220.00

Kit Fee: $50.00

Class Overview:  This class offers essential techniques and helpful tricks to get you started spinning and put your wheel to good use.  Learn how to prepare and slect fibre and create a variety of yarns from basics to more advanced textures.

 

 

altMichelle Miller's Classes

 

 

 

altClass: Primitive Rug Hooking

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Date:  Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $220.00

 

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.

altClass: Finishing Your Rug Hooking Projects

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Date:  Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $120.00/day       

Class Overview: Learn a variety of ways to finish your rug hooking projects. Some homework is required for this class.

 

 

 

Class: Upcycling

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Date:  Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $120.00/day       

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.  Make a bag out of a favorite suit or an apron out of a special shirt. The possibilities are endless. 

 

Class: Shashiko/Boro

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Date:  Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Class Registration:  $120.00/day

Kit Fee: $25.00       

Class Overview: Using the ancient Japanese embroidery mending techniques of Sashiko (running stitches) and Boro (tattered cloth)we will create a small zippered bag out of linen and silks.

altAnna Dalvi Classes

 

 

Class: Tips and Tricks for Knitters

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Date: Friday May 31 from 9 am to Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Whether you're an advanced knitter or a beginner, there are many ways to improve your knitting.  This class covers some of my favorite tips.  From cast ons to bind offs that are right for your project, how to join yarn, how to sew in ends, pick up sts, different increases/decreases and much much more.

altClass: Cable Repair

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Date: Friday May 31 1 pm to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Learn different methods for how to fix mix-crossed cables in your knitting - from dropping down entire cable sections and re-knitting them, laddering down partial cables or fixing them with daring needles.  Note: this class has some homework that needs to be completed prior to the class. 

 

altClass: Intro to Lace

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am to Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Learn basic lace skills like lace stitches, cast ons/bind offs for lace chart reading and blocking lace.

 

 

altClass: Lace Repair

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Learn how to find and fix mistakes in your lace knitting, including dealing with the incorrect number of yarn overs, decreases leaning the wrong way, and even dropping down stitches to correct an entire section of lace work. Note: this class has some homework that needs to be completed prior to the class.

 

Class: Knitting Shawls without a Pattern

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Date: Sunday June 2 from 9 am to Noon

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Creative "recipes" that are easily memorized and totally customizable/modifiable and great fun if you just want to jump into shawl knitting.

 

altClass: Reversible Lace

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Date: Sunday June 2 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $65.00

Class Overview: Learn how to knit reversible lace that helps you create shawls and blankets that look great on both sides. We'll also cover colour changes in reversible lace fabric.

altWendy van der Walt's Classes

 

 

 

 

 

altClass: Ruby Waxed Canvas Tote

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Date: Wednesday June 5 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Class Overview: This workshop will teach you all you need to know about working with our new favouite fabric: waxed canvas. Learn the basics of working with this durable, attractive fabric. Complete your bag out of one fabric, or add in a pocket in a brilliant fabric you have been saving for a special project. Simple construction with riveted leather handles and an interior zippered pocket will make this the bag you will grab every time you head out on an adventure.

 

altClass: The Jelly Roll Rug Workshop

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Date: Thursday June 6 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Class Overview: This is a class you will not want to miss.  Pick your favouite Jelly roll and join us in creating a super cute floor rug you will love.  The possibilities for this technique are endless.

 

 

 

altClass: Fabric Collage Creations

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Date: Friday June 7 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Class Overview: How to’s for working with Fiberworks or Fabriculous Collage patterns – the awe inspiring designs of Laura Heine of Fiberworks have captured the imagination of so many of us.  Creating your own version of Laura’s designs isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think! Our own George van der Walt has started producing in house collage designs that have now been sold around the world.  

altRoberta Wynnyk's Classes

 

 

 

Class: Tame that Technique

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Date: Thursday May 30 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $25.00

Class Overview: Expand your skills as you learn techniques to construct, embellish and finish your projects. In this workshop you will do hemstitching, rolled hems, piping and texturing, to name a few.  Everyone will walk away with new techniques and tips that will improve your sewing skills, inspire you to create new projects, and love sewing even more! This class is for anyone who loves to sew or wants to learn.  Bring all your sewing machine feet and work hands-on whenever you can. All brands welcome.

altClass: Styled in Cork

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Date: Friday May 31 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: TBD

Class Overview: One of the newest fabrics on the market is Cork.  You’ll find it used in sofas, shoes, and our favorite –  stylish handbags.  You will be shown the best techniques, needles, and stabilizers for use on cork.  Choose your colour and the style to showcase your sewing ability, from beginner to advanced, and produce a custom handbag that you will be proud to wear.

 

altClass: All in the Hoop

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Date: Saturday June 1 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $40.00

Class Overview: You will be constructing a trendy faux suede cross-body bag.  The bag is embellished and then put together almost “all in the hoop”- including the zipper.  The bag features embroidery and CrystalWork and PaintWork will be available for you to use. You need to have a hoop that is at least 8 x 10 and if you have a bigger one, that is even better. Please let us know the make and model of your embroidery machine and your custom design files will be waiting for you. All brands are welcome.

 

altClass: Ruler Work Linen Tote

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Date: Sunday June 2 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

Kit Fee: $40.00

Class Overview: So you have new Rulers! Now what?  We are going to spend the day experimenting with your rulers as we quilt a detailed medallion on a panel and then transform it into a fashionable linen tote bag.  We are also going to review different rulers and show you how to quilt with them including concentric circles and ovals, orange peel, clam shells, and borders.  By the end of this class you will have a better idea on how and where to use different motifs for your quilt blocks.  Come and spend the day experimenting with the hottest quilting trend out there.  All ruler brands are welcome.   

Bernie Tobischalt's Class

Class: Build a Better Relationship with your Sewing Machine

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Date: Tuesday June 4 from 9 am to 4 pm

Registration Fee: $120.00

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. 

altShelley Tobisch's Class

 

 

 

altClass: Easy Precision Piecing - Muskrat Paw

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

Registration Fee: $220.00

Class Overview: Join Team Tobisch and make a Muskrat Paw block while learning about new tools and techniques for cutting, piecing and pressing that effortlessly lead to precision. The class begins with Bernie showing you how to turn your sewing machine into a precision piecing instrument. Next Shelley will teach you how to prepare your fabric including how to press and cut with accuracy to minimize fraying and distortion when handling. With these newfound skills you will learn how to cut and sew easy and accurate half-square triangles. Throughout the class you will be guided, step by step, through the entire process of cutting, piecing, pressing, nesting and fanning seams while making a Muskrat Paw block. In addition, you will learn how to work with the Easy Press Pen and Easy Press Solution to create flat seams which easily leads to improved accuracy. You will also learn how to work with a Quilt Block Builder to help keep your patchwork units in order while piecing. This class is designed for you if you wish to improve upon your accuracy whether a beginner or experienced quilt maker.