Lynne Fanthorpe- Colour Wash

Saturday November 16 and November 23, 2019

I have been sewing since I was 7 years old. My journey into quilting started over 20 years go with a “Colourwash” quilt. I felt I needed to improve my colour choice decisions and I knew the “ Colourwash” style would do just that. This technique has taught me to not be afraid of new techniques.
After reading three different books on “Colourwash” and taking a class by Lorraine Torrence, I was ready to start my first “colourwash” quilt.
Learning this technique has immensely improved my ability to confidently use colour in all my quilting.

“Between” with Dougal Walker

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

STRIP AND QUILT AS YOU GO

A great technique for all those left-over strips. Two techniques will be demonstrated, random multi-coloured strips on angle and one colour strips sewn in a round. We will also use scraps of fabric, batting and backing for borders and backing. Blocks are quilted as they are sewn. The sashing is the “trick.”

Members $10     Non-Members $20

Rulers by Silly Moon with Kellie Kaczmarek

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I am a Canadian quilter, business owner, wife, mother and owner of two very large dogs.  I have been quilting for a short time but have jumped in with both feet!  I purchased a longarm after quilting for approximately a year and needed “rulers” to keep me within the lines, so to speak.  So, I made them!

I am fortunate to have experience in, and access to CNC Milling equipment, as well as a variety of software programs that enable me (along with my math guru hubby) to create machine quilting rulers that will do just what I want them to. I really enjoy coming up with new ideas, that make ruler work fun and accessible for all quilters.

I love attending retreats, guild meetings and trade shows not only to showcase our products, but to meet quilters, and take in all the great feedback and suggestions they bring to the table.

Silly Moon Quilting Co is proudly Canadian, and all our rulers are designed and manufactured in beautiful British Columbia.  The company started less that a year ago, and we are excited to see steady growth with a large number of repeat customers!  I always warn people, rulers are like potato chips, you can’t have just one!!

Demonstration:

I will be bringing my Juki, and will be set up to show on a large screen how to use a few of our rulers.  I will also be covering the basic of ruler work as well as explaining the difference in our domestic and longarm rulers.  I will be talking about how we make our rulers and how they are different from others on the market.

Workshop with Janet Scruggs: Image Transfer

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Janet will lead us through a variety of techniques to transfer images to fabric. A kit will be provided to each participant ( at an additional cost of $20) . The kit contains different fabric pieces and materials such as Citra Solv, hand sanitizer and Textiva to experiment with. As well, Janet will provide colour and black and white images for transferring. Come explore and have some fun. Who knows what exciting quilts will result from your finished fabric images! Come and join the fun.

Members $40
Non-Members $50
Kits: $20.00 paid to teacher

“Between” with Dougal Walker

Tuesday, October 8,  2019

Dougal Ann Walker is the designer of The Freckles Collection of whimsical stitchery and applique patterns. Combining hand-work, a particular love, with quilting techniques into a wall-hanging was the basic premise. Since first exhibiting at Quilt Market in 2000, the patterns have been distributed around the world and have been published in a number of magazines.

After moving to Ladner, B.C. in 2012 and working at The Quilted Bear for 4 1/2 years, her interest shifted to scraps and teaching classes. Learning new techniques and the multitude of ways that scraps can be incorporated into a quilt became the challenge. Machine quilting and thread painting are the finishing touches to make a quilt.

Art quilts are another part of her quilting personae. The world is full of inspiration: to take an idea, research it and develop it into a wall-hanging, quite often using many techniques until the desired effect is reached, is one of the best parts of her quilting journey. A few of her pieces have traveled to different shows and many have won awards at Guild shows and challenges. Dougal is a member of the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild, Boundary Bay Quilters’ Guild and the Modern Quilters’ Guild. She has also given trunk shows to many Lower Mainland Guilds.

HEXIES THREE WAYS (hand sewing)

This is a hand-sewing techniques class. The three techniques are 1) freezer paper, basting and whip stitch; 2) cardboard hexie template with glue stick (English paper piecing) and 3) quilt as you go hexie. Each technique has a different prep time but all are completed with a whip stitch. Samples will be made in all techniques.

Suggested projects: quilts, preemies, table runners, pillows, purses, endless…

Members $10
Non-Members $20

Trunk Show with Janet Scruggs

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Janet Scruggs has been involved in textiles and fibre art for more than 40 years. Over the years, she has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, winning several awards for her artwork. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary as well as a City and Guilds of London Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles (Hand Embroidery).

Jan has a passion for teaching and mentoring others in fibre and textile arts. For many years, Jan taught and mentored others in an experimental textile group, the Fibre Optics Group. She and her husband moved from Calgary to Kamloops in 2016 where she continues to pursue her own artistic growth as well as teaching art design methods and principles, as well as textile techniques. As a member of Kamloops Arts Council, Fibre Art Network and SAQA, she exhibits her work through these organizations, as well as art galleries as opportunities arise.

Jan likes experimenting with various surface design techniques in creating her art pieces, incorporating painting, felting, quilting, hand embroidery, and other mixed media processes.

Lecture by Janet Scruggs: Can Anyone Design?

We are attracted to art, usually of a particular type, and we all have a desire to be creative. It might seem daunting but creating your own unique art, of whatever style, is fun and easier than you think.

Understanding the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design can give us a solid foundation on which to base our practice of design Janet Scrugg’s lecture will touch on those important elements and principles as well as lead you through a simple design exercise.

If you wish to participate in the simple design exercise: You should bring pencils, scissors, glue stick, pencil crayons or felt pens and a hard surface such as a book, or clipboard to work on.