Mark your calendars now as Carla has booked April 6 & 7 2019 for her Spring Weekend Workshop. This year Carla will be teaching one of her new patterns instead of a guest. Topic to be determined. Stay Tuned for more information.
I will be presenting my Trunk show, "What I've learned from quilting" to the quilters at 1:00pm on Tuesday.
To follow: Wednesday: full day workshop. Quilters will be constructing a few of the blocks to my pattern "River Rocks" as they learn the ins and outs of working with the Split Rects Tool by Studio 180. Along with Half Square Triangles and a glimpse at the new 4-patch square up tool.
Introduction to Free Motion Quilting on your domestic sewing machine.
This one day workshop will walk you through the basics of machine quilting including machine settings, marking, threads and patterns that will enable you to begin with confidence machine quilting.
Class is open to all. To Register call: Diane's Creative Elements 705-753-4545
Northern Ontario Quilting Symposium Two workshops are being offered this year. Our guest instructor is Tracy Russell of Whirls n Swirls quilting. She will be teaching her free motion sketching class.
New this year Carla will be offering a Finishing School. A chance for quilters to complete their unfinished projects to make way for new ones. Get one on one instruction on those forgotten PHD's.
Interlocking chevrons make a fun and unique looking quilt. A difficult looking design is made easy using flying geese, making this a quick and easy quilt to master. Students will learn to use the "Wing Clipper" tool while they play with colour. This quilt can be made in 8 different sizes.
Contact Diane's Creative Elements Sturgeon Falls Ontario 705-753-4545
This Year, I am pleased to be teaching my own design and original quilt pattern. My retreat style workshop, has you jumping in and making a combination Lemoyne star. This star is a union of both a blazing and banded Lemoyne. For more information click here.
A One Day workshop with the Rayside-Balfour Quilters Guild
The traditional Birds in the Air block is strip pieced with no triangles to cut, no bias edges to sew, and – the best yet – the design possibilities are endless! Recently, the traditional method has been improved upon making piecing the Birds in the Air block, faster and more precise. Students willlearn to work with the Birds in the Air block by making units larger and trimming to the exact size. The workshop will also cover the One Makes Two approach to sewing this fun little block which opens the doors to endless quilt designs while playing with colour and value.
You can find me at Quilt Day 9, in Englehart Ontario.
A full day of Demos, Draws, Vendors, Youth Challenge, Show and Tell and more. I am pleased to have been asked to be the Guest Speaker at this event this year. I will be giving a Trunk Show and Lecture in the afternoon, along with a demo later on in the day. I look forward to spending time with all the quilters from the north. See you there.
A day with the Almaquin Quilters Guild. In this One Day Class participants will learn how to construct this spectacular Maple Leaf Block . This class will give the students a comprehensive look at the three tools that are used in making this beautiful leaf block. The Wing Clipper, used to make Flying Geese, the Corner Beam, for the point, and the Split Rects used to make elongated triangles. Class will include instruction and practice with all three tools plus sewing, pressing and construction techniques. Join in a fun day full of laughs and learning.
Contact the Almaquin Quilters Guild for more information
Just use two contrasting fabrics and create triangles tumbling down a quilt. This quilt is fun and quick to put together. Just jump right in and give it a whirl!
Six project sizes: 13” x 13” / 27” x 27” / 40” x 40” / 53” x 53” / 67” x 67” / 80” x 80
To register contact: Cindy Bee's Quilt Shoppe, Espanola Ont. 705-869-2548
Starlight Table Runner Pattern by Doug Leko
Part one of two: This stunning Runner features the Blazing Star, a variation of a Lemoyne Star and created with use of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Ruler. Off set with flying geese, these units are quick and fun to sew together.
Part two: March 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
To Register: Contact Cindy Bees Quilt Shoppe Espanola Ont 705-869-2548
Get ready for a great new method for constructing traditional Lemoyne Star Blocks. You'll be using strip piecing techniques, oversizing units for easy trim down and no "Y" seams. The Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool is designed to give you the choice of 10 different size blocks that range from 3" to 12" finished. This class project is a sample of all of the sizes.
Location: Diane's Creative Elements 196 Front Street (Hwy 17 west) Sturgeon Falls, On For more information call: (705) 753-4545
STORM AT SEA - A WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH CARLA ALEXIUK
SAT, NOVEMBER 5 and SUN, NOVEMBER 6th, 2016
Registration deadline is October 22, 2016
The Storm at Sea pattern makes an exciting quilt and full of movement.
Storm at Sea was traditionally constructed by paper piecing.
Learn how to use the Diamond Rects and Square squared tool all the while strip piecing this unique block. The pattern looks like there is curved piecing but there is not a curved seam in the quilt, not anywhere.
Click Here for more information and to register for this event.
I will be having a great evening with the quilters from the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild, showing them the wonderful quilts that you can make with the tools by Studio 180 designs. During this lecture/demo I will be highlighting some of the most popular tools and demonstrating why they should be in every quilters toolbox. Studio 180 tools and a variety of my special things will be for sale that evening.
For more information please contact - Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild
A day with the Rayside Balfour Quilters Guild. In this One Day Class participants will learn how to construct a Northern Neighbours Leaf Block . This class will give the students a comprehensive look at the three tools that are used in making this beautiful leaf block. The Wing Clipper, used to make Flying Geese, the Corner Beam, for the point, and the Split Rects used to make elongated triangles. Join in a fun day full of laughs and learning.
For more information contact the Rayside Balfour Quilters Guild.
Look at this beautiful block.
The only way to construct this Flying Swallows block used to be either by paper piecing or templates.
But now using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Ruler we can create the three star points within each star point using a strip pieced method designed by Pam Goggans.
There are no inset seams and no templates.
Using the techniques outlined by Deb Tucker we make the units bigger and square them up so that the points come out pointy and units fit together like a dream.
Visit the web page for more details, and to get registered for this event by Clicking Here.
I will be away this week to attend the annual Instructors Certification Program. This year we are in North Carolina. Exciting new things to learn and bring back to you!
Fundamental skills in piecing and design, featuring Studio 180 tools and Techniques.
This class is filled with tips and tricks for both the novice and experienced quilter. With each class, as we work through the Studio 180 fundamental tools, we build units and discover new blocks. Learn how to design your own blocks to become a more confident quilter. Make quilts without a pattern, learning how to change the size of a block and the units used to build them. Starting with the Tucker Trimmer and working through the different fundamental tools and techniques created by Deb Tucker.
To register contact Country Quilter at 705-524-6235.
This class will meet every two weeks for 6 classes.