- .Amish: traditional patterns, one or two wall
18" square pieces, history and colour freedom. Who are the Amish and why
are they is their work so unique?
- Bear’s Paw Revisited: original Canadian
Crow Quilt Designs" wall hanging
27" square, tradition meets fabric manipulation curves.
- .Canadiana In Cloth: Canadian History series; 8
class course over 8 months
3 hour class lecture and demonstrations with sewing done at home. Learn about
Canadian history and world contributions like you have never heard before. Each
student incorporates their own background and culture as we build a base of
traditional blocks set together in a random set arrangement. No two quilts have
ever been the same, they are as individual as their makers. You never expected
to learn this much about our country while having so much fun.
- Celtic: traditional pattern, suitable for a wall
Bias interlacing, hand applique to make an 18" square.
- Convergence: by Ricky Tims, art quilt
27" x 29" slice, shift and sew for a fun class that will amaze you with
- Dominion Days: original Canadian
Crow Quilt Designs"
36 1/2" Square Wall Hanging or 52 1/2" Square Picnic/Throw Quilt
- Feathered Star: magazine pattern from 1980’s, wall
38" square wall or table piece. Fearless half square triangles in a
Make one for every season, it's that striking and easy to do!
- Garden Trellis: traditional pattern with a new
for assembly created by Dianne,
wall hanging or throw quilt;54" x 66".
Also Miniature Garden Trellis: 22" x 28" wall hanging
- Hand Quilting: Traditional hand quilting, uncover the
nest of variables that work for or against your stitching.
Unravel the mystery(there isn't one) and discover the tranquility and
satisfaction of slowing down.
- "In Honour Of…": original pattern by "Black Crow
36" sq or 24" x 48" rectangle wall hanging. Piece features traditional
Maple Leaves and original
Poppy design in a random set to make a field for photo transfer and
memorabilia collections. Honour our soldiers, past and present.
- Magic Tiles: by Kathleen Bissett, wall hanging or
quilt, 44" x 58"
A class full of surprises as you stack, slice, shift and resew fabrics
to create new blocks.
- Quadrille Twister: by Martha Thompson, 37" square
Turn Ho Hum squares into dancing pinwheels, it's amazing, it's magic, it's fun.
- Reversible Quilt: by Sharon Pederson, table runner,
hanging or bed quilt
We make a table runner in class but once you master the technique, the
possibilities are endless.
- Trapunto: suitable for a pillow, workshop of bas
called boutis in France, this class covers padding and cording for
- Tumbling Maple Leaves: original Canadian "Black Crow
20" x 46" table runner. Fabric manipulation makes traditional leaves
dance in the wind.
- "A Pocket in England": slide and
Three weeks of touring and teaching in the south of England in no way
gave me the time needed to partake of all the area had to offer. There
were several quilt exhibitions going on, Guild meetings to
attend, lectures and markets and antique shops galore! Come
the delightful group of "Winton Piecemakers" that I had the joy of
spending some time with.
- "Canadian Influences": slide and
What do the cultures of the German Mennonites, the Scotch and English
have in common? In the small pocket of Southern Ontario each of them,
in their own way perpetuate the love of quilting. The influences that
shaped how I see colours and designs began in how and where I was
raised. This presentation lets you peek into that life and how the
later influences of the West Coast brought my quilting to where it is
- "C.P.R. - Conservation, Preservation, and
Breathing New Life into Old Textiles":
lecture and demonstration
Protecting your textile treasures can be as simple as recognizing the
condition they are in and taking simple steps to ensure that you
minimize any future deterioration. Heirloom pieces can be fragile, so
learn to identify what conditions are harmful to textiles so they are
preserved for future generations.
Lecture covers cleaning methods and proper display and storage options.
- "Threads of Canada": trunk show
Trace the history of Canada from the first settlers who needed to
provide for their families in the raw wilderness through the
development of cottage industry, watermills to factories. This is a
thumbprint of Canadian history that will help you understand and
appreciate how our country was established and evolved. Trade
blankets to homespun, World Wars, the Great Depression, each decade
tells a story through to present day.
Presentation 1 hour and includes
a large interactive display of quilts and artifacts, textile and
- "What I Do and How I Got Here!":
As a fifth generation quilter there have been a lot of influences in my
journey through the textile world. My continued fascination with cloth
speaks volumes to the patience of my first 4-H leaders.
This presentation traces my development in quilting from the very first
quilt that was ever given to me as a child, ones that I have inherited,
acquired at auction sales and of course the classes and projects that I
have enjoyed teaching throughout the last 37 years.
Wheels and Assorted Yarns" : talk and power point presentation.
This is the story of an adventure that my husband and I
embarked on in 2011. It explains why a long time quilter, being of relatively
sound mind and body, sets out to cycle across Canada.
All 7,710 kilometres in 72 days, camping along the way. It was a unique way to
get up close and personal with this magnificent country and get a true
appreciation of it's cultural as well as geographical differences.
Sacks to Fancy Things" : trunk show
A look back at the history of transporting goods: from
barrels to burlap and the evolution to the feed sacks that we hear so much about.
From the adage of "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without",
we look at the lowly cotton sack and how it became an early example of
marketing at it's finest, while tracing it's path from function to fashion.