Staying Connected #44

Lots of red in this post! Plus, an item about the recent Walking Foot Quilting Workshop. From Genevieve ... "Roger's Cars," all done. This quilt will be given to a minister who is spending five years in Canada, with his family, to build up a new church. From Linda R ... Heart coasters to pop … Continue reading Staying Connected #44

“Speed Date with Improv” Zoom Workshop

Last Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5, mornings we had fun creating improv blocks with Krista Hennebury. Using the Zoom platform Krista showed videos of her directions regarding each block and then provided support as we worked on each one. Zoom allowed us to include two people from Ontario: a quilter from Krista's wait … Continue reading “Speed Date with Improv” Zoom Workshop

Courthouse Colourplay Workshop

On May 8 Krista Hennebury facilitated our experiments with free cutting of strips and much fun was had by all. Members and guests discovered they could cut straight lines free hand. Everyone was careful to heed Krista's warning to "pause before cutting and know where your other hand is". Penny's a guest's and Wendy's Anne's … Continue reading Courthouse Colourplay Workshop

What you missed if you didn’t come to the clothesline bag workshop!

Many thanks to Suzanne P for hosting this one... what a fun day we had on May 9th! There was a lot of sewing prep for this class for those who chose to wrap their clothesline in fabric (and no prep for moi, because I left my clothesline unwrapped for a more beachy feel!), but … Continue reading What you missed if you didn’t come to the clothesline bag workshop!

Paul Krampitz – Working with Wedges

Paul Krampitz's Working with Wedges Workshop was well attended, with members enthusiastic about learning something new and sharing the process with quilting friends. Armed with our wedge templates, we learned how to cut our fabric into angled pieces and sew them together to create interesting effects.  We started with the basics, creating our own block.  Later, Paul showed us some variations such as … Continue reading Paul Krampitz – Working with Wedges

Wonky Tree Workshop – Paper Foundation Piecing with Carol Piercy

On October 12 twenty-four guild members participated in a workshop presented by local quilting teacher, Carol Piercy.  We got busy with pencils and paper and learned how to make our own paper foundation pattern for a "wonky" tree, which would be the centre design of a small wallhanging.  The project was a nice manageable size, with lots of scope … Continue reading Wonky Tree Workshop – Paper Foundation Piecing with Carol Piercy

Marianne Haak Workshop – Playing with Colour & Technique

Marianne Haak led her Colour Shot Quilt-As You-Go Workshop for our guild in September.  Over two days, we learned the construction secrets behind her Colour Shot quilt.  She taught us several techniques for making the blocks.  The blocks are sandwiched and quilted individually, and we learned how to join them together afterwards. It was great fun building our blocks in a more free-wheeling … Continue reading Marianne Haak Workshop – Playing with Colour & Technique

Karen Johnson Workshop

Karen Johnson is a textile artist and an instructor with the Fibre Art Network.  She taught a workshop for the guild on April 13 called "Textured Backgrounds" where we learned several methods for creating interesting visually textured backgrounds for art quilts. These backgrounds are made from two or more fabrics.  They can be woven, assembled with … Continue reading Karen Johnson Workshop

Krista Hennebury Workshop – A Recipe for Modern

Choose your colour ingredients.  Use a few traditional techniques.  Add lots of innovative cutting and improvised piecing.  Spice it up with your own creativity, and you have a recipe for a modern quilt. Krista’s workshop, “Improv Under the Influence,” was a lot of fun.  We learned how to make a quilt that Krista designed and called … Continue reading Krista Hennebury Workshop – A Recipe for Modern

Lorna Moffat Workshop – Silk Unraveled

Marilyn C On April 23rd several of our members attended our "Silk Unraveled" workshop with Lorna Moffat.  Lorna shared some of her favourite techniques for building a background or for embellishment. We were encouraged to layer threads and bits of fabrics onto a larger pieces of fabric. We were encouraged to let go and play! … Continue reading Lorna Moffat Workshop – Silk Unraveled

Circle Play Workshop

For two days in January fourteen of our members participated in a workshop with Lorna Shapiro and played with colour, shading, and circles. On the first day backgrounds were designed with either rectangles or half square triangles.  Those working with rectangles brought rectangles from 12 fabrics in colour runs from light to dark.  Those working with HST's brought two main … Continue reading Circle Play Workshop

Gail Hunt Workshop

Great day with Gail Hunt! The morning was spent creating a background.  In the afternoon we learned how to make confetti and apply it to create the landscape. The little piles are the palette of colours that are carefully applied to the background. Some of the participants were already applying confetti and net to their … Continue reading Gail Hunt Workshop

September 28th Workshops

Workshop notes from Ellen F. - Leaf Printing - Hatti Hunter taught us how to print fabric using craft paint and leaves collected from our gardens.  We were inspired by Hatti's beautiful samples including: a queen-sized quilt, a vest, wall hangings, placemats, coasters, trivets, and stationery. How Should I Quilt This? - Kirsten Yee inspired … Continue reading September 28th Workshops