Thursday, August 31, 2017

Who's going Back to School?

Are your children or grandchildren going back to school soon? This weekend marks the end of Summer vacation in most parts of Canada. Perhaps it's time for you to learn something new too.

Check out your local quilt shops to see their lineup of classes.  My classes at Calico Cupboard here in Victoria will be starting soon. 

Machine Appliqué FUNdamentals

·         Friday, September 15, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm - FULL
·         Saturday, November 18, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm - FULL
 ***Another session added:
·         Friday, November 10, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 Learn how to use fusible web to make wonderful appliqué designs. Step by step instructions include tracing, fusing and finally stitching the appliqué. We will concentrate on satin stitch. Blanket stitch will also be demonstrated. You will learn all about setting up your machine and how to stitch smooth curves and sharp points.

Machine Quilting with Rulers – Domestic Machines

·         Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm or
·         Friday, November 17, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this workshop you will learn to create beautiful quilting by using specialty longarm quilting rulers on your domestic sewing machine. Learn to use rulers to stitch incredibly smooth lines, curves and motifs while free motion quilting. Daphne will share tips and techniques to achieve success with this exciting new development in the quilting world!

You will receive a special fabric pack and instructions to make a quilt sample to use in class when you sign up for this workshop.

You MUST have the machine quilting ruler foot for your machine brand installed on your sewing machine. You also need rulers designed to use with your particular foot.

This workshop is for quilters with Intermediate to Advanced Free Motion Quilting, skills and who are very familiar with their machine and its functions.

Machine Quilting – Beginner Free Motion Quilting

·         Saturday, September 16, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
·         Thursday, October 5, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
·         Saturday, October 21, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
·         Friday, November 17, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Free motion quilting is like 'drawing with your sewing machine'! You are in control of how and where your machine sews. You are free to stitch interesting and creative patterns and you don't need to continually turn your quilt through your sewing machine.

In this introductory workshop you will gain confidence and begin to develop your own style and designs. Daphne will share her best tips, the ones she has learned from over 20 years of free motion FUN!

 To book a class, please call Calico Cupboard at (250) 658-2722

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