May
15
to May 16

Trunk Show and Workshop North Bay Quilters Guild

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.

 

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Introduction to Free Motion Quilting
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting

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

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Northern Ontario Quilting Symposium
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Northern Ontario Quilting Symposium

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.  

 

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"Love Links" a One Day workshop
Nov
25
10:30 AM10:30

"Love Links" a One Day workshop

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

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Playing with the Shaded 4-Patch
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Playing with the Shaded 4-Patch

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.

 

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LeMoyne Club
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

LeMoyne Club

Want to see what your Rapid Fire Lemoyne tool can do.  Join me for a 6 class journey as we create several different Lemoyne Stars.  Strip pieced and no "Y" seams. 

For more information contact:  Diane's Creative Elements,  705-753-4545

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Quilt Day 9  Englehart,  Ontario
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Quilt Day 9 Englehart, Ontario

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.

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Northern Neighbours Workshop
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Northern Neighbours Workshop

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

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Tumbling Triangles
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Tumbling Triangles

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 

 

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Starlight Table Runner
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Starlight Table Runner

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

 

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Lecture/Trunkshow
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture/Trunkshow

Lecture/Trunkshow with the Rayside Balfour Quilters Guild

 Applique, Thread Painting and Free Motion Quilting.  What do these all have in common?  A selection of quilts will be shown to demonstrate each technique and their relationship to one another. 

 

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Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Constellation - Using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star

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

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Storm at Sea
Nov
5
to Nov 6

Storm at Sea

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.

 

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Vermont Quilt Festival
Jun
24
to Jun 26

Vermont Quilt Festival

This year I will be at the Vermont Quilt Show.  If you are planning to attend drop by the Studio 180 booth and say Hello.  I can also be found helping out during the class taught by Lynn Wheatley.   It will be nice to see fellow Canadians.  

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Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild  Lecture/Trunk Show - Tools and Techniques
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild Lecture/Trunk Show - Tools and Techniques

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

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Northern Neighbours Leaf Block
Apr
30
9:30 AM09:30

Northern Neighbours Leaf Block

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.

 

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Timmins Quilters Guild
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Timmins Quilters Guild

Off to Timmins to spend the weekend with the wonderful quilters of the Timmins Quilters guild.  The project is undetermined at this time - but stay tuned for more updates.

Contact the Timmins Quilters Guild for more information 

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Flying Swallows Weekend Workshop
Apr
1
to Apr 3

Flying Swallows Weekend Workshop

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.

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"FUNdamentals" Class Again!
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

"FUNdamentals" Class Again!

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. 

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New Years Star
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

New Years Star

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.

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