Workshops


Workshops are currently being held on Zoom.

Your spot in a workshop will be confirmed when you have signed up and when your fee has been received by the Programme/Workshops Coordinator.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: Please note that if a registrant must withdraw from a workshop, they are asked to contact Programme/Workshops to see if there is a waitlist. If there is no waitlist, the registrant is responsible for filling their spot before a refund can be given.


Harmonic Convergence Workshop Inspired by Ricky Tims

Wednesday, March 16 and Friday, March 18, 2022. A Zoom workshop.

Two mornings. 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Instructor: Corey Ralph

Corey has been given permission to teach the Harmonic Convergence technique created by Ricky Tims. Now is your chance to make that famous quilt!

You will learn how to make a delightful wall hanging. Once the background is completed, embellishment with applique will be explored.

Corey has a background in music, teaching and business. Then he discovered quilting! He will present this workshop from Alberta. Learn more about Corey on his website – Sew Manly Quilting.

A pattern is required for this workshop. Corey’s pattern is available for purchase when you sign up for the workshop. If you have Ricky Tim’s book Ricky Tims’ Convergence Quilts: Mysterious, Magical, Easy, and Fun, you will find the pattern for this workshop there.

Quilt #1 used 4 squares of hand dyed fabric, with navy and black to create the border and appliqué. 

Quilt #1 – Corey Ralph

Quilt #2 used 2 squares of feature fabrics (in the border on the left and top) and two squares of variegated complementary fabric (blue/green).

Quilt #2 – Corey Ralph

Workshop Cost: $35

Corey Ralph Pattern: $10

Questions about this workshop? Contact Programme/Workshops


Hex Trade Workshop

Wednesday, April 20 and Friday, April 22, 2022. A Zoom workshop.

Two mornings. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Instructor: Janet Barker.

Using simple strip piecing techniques and a 60⁰ ruler with a blunt tip, Janet explores the many possible block variations in this hexagon sampler quilt.  Triangles are cut and traded to create new patch combinations such as spinning stars, baby blocks, pinwheels, hexagonal wagon wheels and pieced triangle variations.  Note that there are no Y-seams involved!  Janet will also dip into her extensive collection of hexie samples to show alternate sizes and settings, demonstrating that a wide variety of projects can be made using your Hex Trade block designs.

The required pattern is included in the course fee.

Janet was a geophysicist before she began her quilting career and lives in Calgary, Alberta. You can learn more about Janet in this Canadian Quilters’ Association interview. Her designs and patterns are available in her online Etsy shop – jbquiltdesigns.

Hex Trade Sampler Quilt Pattern – Janet Barker

Workshop Cost: $35, includes pattern.

Note: A 60-degree ruler with a blunt tip is required for this course. The Jaybird Quilts Hex N More ruler that Janet uses can be ordered from Programme/Workshops at a cost of $37 (tax included).

Questions about this workshop? Contact Programme/Workshops


Recent Workshops

January 12 & 14, 2022. Two mornings. Interwoven Art. Instructor: Melissa Marginet. Melissa taught us how to make 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.

October 20 & 22, 2021. Canadian Icon Workshop. Instructor: Jennifer Houlden

May 12-13, 2021. Cityscape Improv Inspiration. Instructor:  Peter Byrne

April 14, 2021. Break It Up. Instructor: Melissa Marginet

February 10, 2021. Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot. Instructor: Melissa Marginet


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