Spring Fling and Fall Frolic

As part of the Guild’s mandate for education, it has traditionally held Workshop Saturdays in the fall and the spring as a benefit to the members.  These sessions are subsidized by the guild and are a way for members to get together, to learn something new and to have fun. For new members it is a way to become acquainted with fellow members. Spring Fling and Fall Frolic are usually held at the Salvation Army Citadel.


Fall Frolic will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Citadel Gym, 9-4
Each class is $30, cheques preferred.
We are offering four, all day classes. They are:

Confetti Landscape
Teacher: Cathy Miller

You’ll never throw out scraps again! Create a small mountain landscape using nothing but tiny scraps of fabric and thread. This technique is great for “painterly” effects that are not able to be done with normal piecing or applique, leading to beautiful depth of colours in landscapes and other art pieces. Uses a technique developed by Ruth Bloomfield from Australia.

Easy Curves for Beginners
Teacher – Susan McGregor

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a curved quilt? In this class you will make a wall hanging, 16½ x 21, with curved elements.
You will be introduced to colour themes and how to design your own themes for later use. Learn to put the ruler away and cut gentle curves. Ideas on quilting and embellishing will be offered in class.
Pattern and paper templates will be provided in class.

Pick a Pocket Bag Class
Teacher: Mary Brownscombe AKA “Just Mary”

Skill level – confident beginner – intermediate
In this workshop you will learn Mary’s piecing method to make a multi pocket purse/tote or cross body bag. Once you have learned the basic techniques you will be able to make a purse/tote/bag of any size. You can choose from many different fabrics and incorporate as many pockets as you like. The basic purse, to be made in class, will measure 11” x 12″ plus handles/straps.

Dresden Plate Quilt
Teacher: Valerie Boode

Popular as a traditional quilt pattern since the 1930’s, we will explore this quilt by using coordinated scrap fabrics to make a fun sampler quilt. The quilt uses 2.5 inch wide strips of fabric, charm (5”) squares, a few fat quarters and background fabric. The background may be a 40” x 60” piece of fabric or a composition of 10 ½ and 5 ½” four patch squares, bordered by 5” strips. Twelve different Dresden blocks, using fabric in different placements or number of petals will be created. If you wish to only make block of the twelve and repeat that for a quilt you may do so.