Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Planning is Done, the Dates are Booked!

I am excited to share the upcoming Classes and the Block of Month that will be starting at Calico Cupboard in January!  Registration is now open! 

Water Reflections Block of the Month
This stunning 6-month Block of the Month quilt was designed by Sue Harvey & Sandy Boobar of Pine Tree Country Quilts.  It features fabric from Northcott's Artisan Spirit Water Garden collection.

There are two versions for this quilt. 
One has a panel; the other is pieced in the centre.  You will need to choose one version for your quilt.

Instructions for both quilt versions are included in your patterns.  The full-colour patterns are printed on cardstock and your pattern and fabric kit will be packaged in a clear zipper bag - a great way to stay organized!

Skills you will learn as you make this quilt include:
  • precision piecing and pressing
  • partial-seaming and fussy-cutting
  • set-in seams
  • cutting 30-degree angled pieces
  • machine or hand applique
  • half square triangle units
Sign up is available immediately, and the first Block kit will be ready in January 2018.  I will be doing 1-1/2 hour monthly Demos, from January to June. There will be a small fee to join these Demo sessions and you can sign up now for these too.

The deadline to sign up for the Block of the Month is January 10, 2018.

My other Classes from January to March

Jan 27th:   Fine Finishes - 6 Ways to Bind Your Quilts   10 a.m. - 4 p.m.     $60
You will finish the edges of sample-size quilts using 6 different methods, which will become your reference samples. Daphne will show you finishing methods for ALL types of quilts and options for both hand and machine sewn finishes.
Jan 26th:  Beginner Free Motion Quilting    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.      $30
In this introductory workshop you will gain confidence and begin to develop your own style and designs.  Learn how to stitch interesting and creative patterns without having to continually turn your quilt through your sewing machine.

Also offered in February - February 3rd: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Feb 20th: Machine Applique FUNdamentals  
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.    $35

Step by step instructions, including how to use fusible web, and stitching the applique. Concentration will be on satin stitch, however blanket stitch will also be demonstrated. You will learn about setting up your machine and how to stitch smooth curves and sharp points. This class is suitable for all levels of quilters.

Mar 9 and Mar 16: "On the Move"
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2 sessions)   $60
A modern, fun and easy quilt project!  No special rulers required!  Yes, those triangle are all different sizes but the unique way to make them is very simple! Join Daphne the designer, for 2 fun and productive sessions.  You can make a baby or lap size quilt in class. We will discuss in class how to make a larger size as well.  This class is suitable for all levels of quilters, with an emphasis on confident beginners.

Most samples are on display at the shop. I am still quilting 'On the Move' and it will be there next week!

Drop in and have a look or call the store at 250-656-2722 to sign up.

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