PERFECT CIRCLES, PERFECT LINES WITH RULER QUILTING
**A Zoom Workshop
Instructor: Kellie, Silly Moon Quilting
CURRENTLY OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
10 am – 2:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $30, based on 15 participants, the maximum number for the workshop.
**Do not send payment at this time. The cost of the workshop will be finalized when the number of participants has been determined.
**Participants will need to buy an Edgie 6 and a Cheezie ruler for this workshop. A ruler foot for sewing machine is also required. Information on Silly Moon products here.
Kory’s project shown is an example of what can be achieved with ruler quilting.
It may not depict the designs taught in the workshop.
March 29, 2023. Spring is in the Air: A Thread Play Class. In person. Instructor: Carola Russell.
Carola discussed the threads and free motion quilting techniques used in thread painting, sketching, applique, and bobbin-work.
Participants learned how to:
- Thread paint a chickadee
- Quilt and applique an interesting background
- Free motion stitch / draw stems of a cone flower
- Free motion applique leaves and petals
- Couch stems and make the chickadee’s feet using water soluble stabilizer
Participants received a kit which included stabilizer, fusible web, needles, background and applique fabric, and threads needed for the project shown.
January 25, 2023. Experimenting with Collage and Stitch. In person. Instructor: Lorna Moffat.
Lorna designed a project around a linear stitched portrait with a floral hairdo, with options to create a collage butterfly in layers of colour, pattern and stitch. She talked about several different techniques used in her work. Sample pieces by Lorna below.
November 2 & 16, 2022. Seminole Workshop. In person. Instructor: Marilyn C.
Marilyn talked about the origins of Seminole in modern quilting and presented rows gathered from books on Seminole and Carol Piercy’s patterns (with permission). Sample quilts by members below.
May 18, 2022. Piece a Spiral Workshop. On Zoom. Instructor: Katherine Morgan.
Participants learned how to construct a double spiral quilt top. Sample quilts by members below.
April 20 & April 22, 2022. Hex Trade Workshop. On Zoom. Instructor: Janet Barker.
Janet’s description of the workshop: “I have a confession to make about my Confessions – I hate Y-seams! After a brief look at English Paper Piecing, we will spend the rest of the hour exploring the many ways of constructing Hexie and Half-hexie quilts using a variety of settings to avoid those pesky Y-seams. We’ll check out a few specialty rulers and discuss patterns that use only standard rulers. In addition to the tried and true, some new designs will also be presented, fresh from my design wall.” Sample quilts by Janet below.
March 16 & 18, 2022. Harmonic Convergence Inspired by Ricky Tims. On Zoom. Instructor: Corey Ralph.
Corey Ralph of Sew Manly Quilting taught the Harmonic Convergence technique with permission from designer Ricky Tims. In addition, he explored applique ideas to embellish the pieces. Sample quilts by Corey below.
January 12 & 14, 2022. Interwoven Art. On Zoom. Instructor: Melissa Marginet.
Melissa showed us how to create a beautiful and interesting 18″ x 18″ art quilt using four fat quarters that weave into each other using a quilt-as-you-go method. Some member finishes below.
October 20 & 22, 2021. Canadian Icon Workshop. On Zoom. Instructor: Jennifer Houlden.
Jennifer showed us how to create landscape icons that celebrate the beauty of nature. She taught fabric selection, cutting and arranging pieces, and a variety of techniques to create texture, depth, and visual interest in an art quilt. Some member finishes below.
April 14, 2021. Break It Up. On Zoom. Instructor: Melissa Marginet
Melissa taught a number of ways to quilt as you go, including the basic sashing method and breaking up patterns for finishing on a home sewing machine.
February 10, 2021. Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot. On Zoom. Instructor: Melissa Marginet
Melissa demonstrated how to quilt your quilt using a walking foot and create small sample sandwiches of various designs for future reference. As Melissa says on her website, “Not everyone can afford a longarm quilter or wants to have someone else quilt their quilt, and not everyone enjoys free motion quilting.”
She has published two books about walking foot quilting.