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.
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.
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
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.
News Years Star
A quilt pattern by Studio 180. While making this quilt, students will learn to use the V-block tool and a technique called Hi-Low. Choose three fabrics, add several great tools, mix with good techniques, and, Presto!, you'll have this great looking quilt in a snap! Deb's New Year's Star pattern includes three sizes, from Lap to Queen, and is much easier to construct than you might think. This will be a 4 to 6 class quilt. The frequency of classes will be determined by the students. To register contact Cindy Bee's Quilt Shoppe, Espanola Ontario.
SAT., MARCH 12, 2016 - OPEN THREAD BAR™ WORKSHOP
Have you ever wanted to experiment with different threads before buying them? Well, now you can! Iʼll bring the threads, and you bring your machine. Enjoy a full day of using all the Superior Threads and see how they perform in your machine.
Learn how to choose the correct needles, and how to overcome your fear of the tension dial. We'll discuss the properties of the different threads available today so that you can make an informed (and inspired) decision when choosing thread.
SUN., MARCH 13, 2016 - APPLIQUE BUFFET WORKSHOP
Have a taste of various machine appliqué techniques and sample some new products that are available to simplify the process.
Learn both turned edge invisible and fused decorative methods.
One Day workshop with the Dowling Quilters Guild.
A fun filled day learning to use the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler by Deb Tucker. Students will become familiar with the construction method, along with exploring the numerous colour and design possibilities it has to offer.
Migrating Geese look like offset flying geese, but are built in a row as a braid rather than individual units. The technique doesn't use any special ruler. You'll love it so much you will want to use it in your designs as a lattice or a border etc..
Studio 180 Migrating Geese Technique sheet required
Contact Cindy Bee's Quilt Shoppe to register. (705) 869-2548
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 created by Deb Tucker.
This club will meet once a month. Please contact Cindy Bee's Quilt Shop to register. (705)869-2548
Another weekend of quilting in Sudbury presented by Quilting by the River! This time around, Carla will lead the group into the world of quilt design using construction and design principles outlined in Deb Tucker's new Book, Hunter's Star Hidden Treasures. Register soon as spaces are sure to fill-up quickly!
About the Hunter's Star Extravaganza
Take your quilting up a notch by building your skills as a quilt designer! The Hunter’s Star Extravaganza begins by mastering the fundamentals of the basic 7-inch Hunter’s Star block using Studio 180 construction techniques. By the end of the first day, quilter’s will feel confident constructing Hunter’s Stars as they are transformed from a complicated, time-consuming block to a fast, fun, and easily strip-pieced favourite! On day two, creativity reigns as Hunter’s Stars are arranged in unique designs to produce a 60” x 70” lap quilt. Several sample layouts will be available to work with, however Carla’s individual support and guidance will help quilters dive-in to create their own unique design with innovative fabric formulas, helpful tips, and advice.
Quilting by the River will be running a second Northern Neighbours workshop after a fantastic weekend last April in Sudbury. This fall, Carla will be taking Northern Neighbours on the road to the Lanark Country Quilter's Guild. Please contact the guild to register.
About Northern Neighbours...
Celebrate Canada by discovering a new Maple Leaf Block. Using Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam, Split Recs and Wing Clipper Rulers, construct flying geese and a new maple leaf block that stitch up without a hitch! Using Studio 180 principles to make units bigger and square them up, quilters can keep their points pointy and stitch precise blocks with ease. Choose the size that works best for you - from a quick table runner to a full king size quilt - then join Carla to master this beautiful pattern.