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    • January 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 10
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    You will learn time saving and accuracy techniques in putting together a pixel quilt. You will be making a 3-colour, 10-pixel x 10-pixel design that finishes at 40" x 40”: a nice size for a baby quilt, lap quilt, or wall quilt. You will also learn a fool proof way to keep all those seams lying in the right direction while pin basting the quilt to ready it for quilting. The techniques you learn in this class are sure to help you with all your future patchwork projects no matter your level of experience. - ALL LEVELS

    Registration Starts: October 10, 2021


    Click here to view Melissa's website https://marginet.weebly.com



    • January 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 10
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    Do you dislike burying threads? By quilting from edge to edge you will not have to bury any threads (unless your bobbin runs out or your thread breaks). But just because you are quilting from edge to edge, doesn’t mean you are limited to a boring quilt design or following the same pattern throughout the quilt. Join Melissa Marginet in this class where you will be quilting a simple pixel quilt by using her Custom Edge to Edge Walking Foot Quilting technique.

     (Note: You will be required to make the quilt top prior to class if not also taking Creating a Pixel Quilt. Instructions will be provided upon registration.) ​Based on Melissa’s book, Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs which is required for the class.

    Registration Starts: October 11, 2021

    Click here to order Melissa's book https://www.etsy.com/shop/melissamarginet 

    Click here to view Melissa's site http://melissamarginet.ca/

    • January 10, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Learn how to spark creativity in yourself with challenges that will have everyone thinking outside the box. This trunk show has more ideas than you will know what to do with to get you not only learning new techniques but building your quilting and creative confidence.

    Melilssa Marginet grew up next door to her wonderful grandmother near Bruxelles, Manitoba and she credits her for a great start to a creative life. Melissa has lived in Manitoba all her life, in several areas of the province.  She currently lives in Beausejour with her husband.  She has one daughter and three beautiful grandchildren.

    Although she had made a couple of quilts prior, she caught the quilting bug in 2001 when she took a Log Cabin class to get rid of some fabric she had laying around. Melissa belongs to two quilt guilds: Manitoba Prairie Quilters and Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild. She also heads a quilt group, Common Threads in the town where she lives.  Melissa is the creator and webmaster of Quilt Manitoba, a website that lists quilt resources, links, and activities for quilters living in, or visiting Manitoba.

    Melissa loves to teach, and she especially loves to teach quilting. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and inspiring others. She is a DIY quilter from beginning to end and encourages others to do the same.  Melissa believes there is no right or wrong way, there are different ways.  Each person needs to find what works best for them.

    Melissa has written two books on walking foot quilting as well as several patterns. 

    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

    Click here to visit Melissa's website http://melissamarginet.ca/

     

     

    • February 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 14
    Register

    Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom, a beginner-friendly needle-turn applique project designed by Sheri. This quilt is a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts which Sheri admired while on vacation.

    Students will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding, cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques.

    Class includes best practices, step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sewing machines are not required for this workshop. This is a fun, relaxing slow-stitching workshop.

    PRIOR TO CLASS, YOU WILL NEED TO PRE-ORDER YOUR PRE-CUT TEMPLATE AND HANDOUT — $5 plus $4 flat fee shipping
    Orders must be placed by January 11, 2022 in order to guarantee your materials will arrive at your home in time for class.

     Click here for supply list and link to order your template and handout.

    Registration Starts: November 7, 2021

    Click here to view Sheri's website https://www.wholecirclestudio.com/



    • February 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 15
    Register

    Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve!

    Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for Picnic Petals, designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.

    Click here for information about required pattern, supply list, and a link to order the optional acrylic templates. Orders for templates must be placed by January 11, 2022 in order to guarantee that it will arrive in time for class. 

    Registration Starts: November 8, 2021

    Click here to view Sheri's website https://www.wholecirclestudio.com/

    • February 07, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see  and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

    Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a designer, quilt pattern publisher, award-winning quilter, educator, and creative entrepreneur. With the help of books and the Internet, she taught herself how to sew and discovered her love of designing and making quilts. As a trained and practicing graphic designer, her quilts start with a concept and research shapes the design. Her work is inspired by her everyday life and experiences.

    Sheri’s quilts have gained international recognition, including awards from QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, Quilt Week/Paducah, the Quilt Alliance, and the Modern Quilt Guild. Additionally, her work has been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications such as Modern Quilts: Designs of the New CenturyModern Patchwork and International Quilt Festival Scene. She self-publishes and distributes her quilt patterns, which can be found at quilt shops worldwide and online. Sheri enjoys giving presentations and teaching nationally.

    Sheri was awarded the first annual Craftsy Quilt Designer Fellowship in 2016. This fellowship enabled her to debut Whole Circle Studio’s first booth at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas in October 2016.

    As an active member of the modern quilt community, Sheri collaborates with leading industry organizations such as Aurifil, Janome, Art Gallery Fabrics, Oliso, Ruby Star Society/Moda Fabrics, and The Warm Company. She designed, created and filmed two segments for Fresh Quilting, a public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild and KS Productions. Most recently, Sheri filmed an hour-long online course in collaboration with the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

    Sheri works from her home studio in the suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut—a hop, skip and jump away from New York City. She loves to chat about design and quilts. 


    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

    Click here to visit Sheri's website http://wholecirclestudio.com

     

     

    • March 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • In person location TBA
    • 17
    Register

    Learn how to make this fun mini quilt (11"x14") during a 6-hour virtual Workshop in the comfort of your home. Instructor Kellie Willey will insure you have FUN while learning the easy steps of this pattern.

    This little Modern quilt is fun and quick to make using a variety of scraps or a 5” Charm-Pack. Pattern can be adapted to go tiny (make a Micro Mini) or make it larger than 11” x 14”, the choice is yours!!!!

    During the workshop, techniques on design and piecing will be taught as well as a demonstration on how to quilt your finished top in a modern way.  Also learn how to make a smaller binding that fits the size of your quilt. Your quilt top can be completed in class and just imagine leaving with a product that is ready to quilt!

    You will need to purchase the pattern for $10.00 during the class.

    Registration Starts: December 5, 2021

    Click here to view Kellie's website http://littlequiltcreations.com



    • March 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • In person location TBA
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Create a miniature 3" x 3" quilt that can be used in a greeting card. Learn techniques of small-scale piecing and leave with a finished masterpiece. Choose from a Christmas Tree or Basket block.

    Material fee per student is $15.00, which includes greeting card and pattern.


    Registration Starts: December 6, 2021

    Click here for supply list.

    Click here to view Kellie's website http://littlequiltcreations.com

    • March 07, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church

     

    You can’t believe everything you hear. For years, we have heard that making a miniature quilt is harder that making a large quilt!  This is simply not true and Kellie enjoys busting this myth.

    She believes that learning how to create a small-scale quilt can be FAST, FUN and REWARDING!  Enjoy hearing how to quickly and accurately make a miniature quilt from a person who is not afraid to go tiny and loves to share that passion! Kellie feels fortunate that she can share her craft with so many other people.  There is always something new and exciting to learn in quilting and she can't imagine ever running out of ideas for all the little quilts she wants to make. Kellie enjoys finishing lots of quilts every month instead of working for months on a large quilt. She enjoys taking large traditional patterns and miniaturizing them using various methods.

     During her lecture you will hear tips and techniques that will take the fear out of miniature quilting. Kellie encourages quilters to enjoy the process and get comfortable with scaling down their work.  Her philosophy is "You already know how to cut, piece and sew, and it's easy to make it smaller once you know the tricks”. Kellie’s teaching style is fun and relaxed.  During her workshops, most students leave with a finished quilt top! 

     Kellie recently started producing her own line of miniature quilt patterns.  Please visit her website to see more of her work at https://www.littlequiltcreations.com/ and follow her on Facebook at Kellie Willey's Little Quilts.

     


    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 



     

     

    • April 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • In person location TBA
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    What symbols and personal themes will you incorporate into your small art quilt collages? Houses, leaves, bowls, ladders? Deborah will guide you through exploring and creating shapes and symbols that have personal meaning. Create 5×7” fabric collages highlighting personal symbols using composition templates and inspiring fabrics. Embellish with machine and hand stitching. Learn simple finishing techniques and mount your art quilt collage on mats ready for framing.

    Registration Starts: January 2, 2022

    Click here for supply list.  You can order your kit at  https://www.deborahsstudio.com/personal-symbols-workshop


    Click here to view Deborah's website http://deborahsstudio.com



    • April 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • In person location TBA
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Deborah Boschert shows you how to create small fabric compositions full of texture, color and stitching inspired by nature. Each student will design four 4×4 inch art quilts that can be mounted as an inspired grouping. Learn intuitive tricks for design and composition. Explore several hand embroidery stitches. Combine various fabrics for maximum effect and detail.

    Appropriate for all levels. One day workshop. Kits recommended. 

    Registration Starts: January 3, 2022

    Click here to view Deborah's website http://deborahsstudio.com

    • April 04, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church

    Deborah Boschert shares her most recent art quilts and talks about developing her own personal style. Tons of examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. She’ll tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

    Deborah is an artist, author and teacher. She creates art quilts with layers of fabric, paint, and stitching. The personal symbols and details in her work reflect her experiences and feelings about places she’s lived and the things she’s done. In her art quilts, the tiny details are as important as the over-all design. As in life, every-day little joys compliment the bigger adventures. 

    Her award-winning art quilts have been exhibited in quilt shows and art galleries throughout the United States and internationally. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show. She is published in many books and magazines. Deborah is the author of Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch

    Deborah regularly gives presentations and workshops to quilt guilds and visual arts groups. She is always eager to share her ideas about creativity and the possibilities of creating with fabric. She gently nudges students to try new things as they work through the process of creating original art that they love. 

    Deborah also is a past President of Studio Art Quilt Associates. She lives near Dallas, TX with her husband and two kids. She loves to travel, do crossword puzzles, drink coffee, practice yoga and listen to podcasts.


    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

    Click here to visit Deborah's website http://deborahsstudio.com

     

     

    • May 02, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church

    Quiltfest 2022 showcase and merchandise sales!

    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 


     

     

    • June 06, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church

    A social event! Participate in the 2022 Quilt Challenge. 


    6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 


     

     

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