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The Flying Swallows Workshop was held April 1-3, 2016 at Sudbury's Holiday Inn

Flying Swallows - a weekend workshop with carla alexiuk

FRI, APRIL 1, to SUN 3, 2016

Click Here  to download the poster.

Click Here to download the poster.

Look at the beautiful block below.  

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.  

We will cover the two main construction techniques popular for creating the other 5 Lemoyne stars found in the Studio 180 repertoire. 

Carla’s individual support and guidance will help quilters dive in to create this spectacular block.   

During the weekend you will construct 4 flying swallows blocks. 

A variety of layout options will be available or continue at home to make an entire quilt.  

An assortment of Studio 180 rulers and tools, including the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler, will be available for purchase along with a selection of Carla’s favourite notions.  

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate beginner to advanced quilters.

Location: Holiday Inn, Sudbury, Ontario

Cost: $200/person




  • Certified Studio 180 instructor
  • Flying Swallows quilt pattern
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Plenty of tea and coffee
  • 1-on-1 instruction


Carla’s classes teach the technical aspects of quilting in an informal atmosphere that leads to an entertaining and enjoyable experience for all quilters.

Her two-day workshops include deep discussion and exploration of colour and design while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. 

Through Quilting by the River, Carla provides high-quality, professional, and engaging lessons in the art of quilting by prioritizing traditional piecing excellence, flexible and creative instruction, and cutting-edge piecing techniques through classes and workshops for all levels of quilters.