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.

Spring Fling will be held March 18, 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel.

All are full day classes

Class Cost $30.00

Time:  9:00am - 4:00pm

Sign up starts at the January 10, 2017 Guild Meeting.

The Spring Fling Classes:


Back to Basics – Ursula Riegel

You asked for it, we listened. While working on the sample project you will go through a refresher course for all the basics of cutting, sewing and binding. You will be working through all the stages on one placemat and as time permits you may continue with the rest of the set. The class is based on the pattern “Pieced Placemats” by “Designs to Share with You” which actually gives you16 different styles for future enjoyment. Bring your own pattern or get a copy for a reduced price of $10 from Ursula.

Free Your Free Motion Diva – Karen Killins-Robinson

This is a great class if you'd like to have fun learning free motion quilting. Maybe you're a bit rusty and just need some tips and tricks to going again. The focus will be on free motioning fill patterns in at least 6 different designs, (leaves, pebbles, mussels and beyond) to help you gain skill and confidence in your stitching abilities.

Create Original Stamps and Fabric - Laine Canivet

We will make several different styles of stamps so that by the end of the class you will own several unique stamps and know how to make them.  We will: Make a stamp and then its reverse image using Magic Stamp, a foam stamp, that can be used over and over again. Make a stamp with multiple erasers glued together to make a larger more complex stamp. Make a fun stamp using fun foam. Learn how to cut lino with a cutting tool to make stamps of your own design. In the afternoon, we will put your new stamps to work on your fabric.  Examples will be shown to get your creative juices flowing.  Kit fee $20.
Landscape and Trees – Susan Teece - CLASS CURRENTLY WAITLISTED   Skill level - confident beginner - intermediate Make a wall hanging featuring a local scene of your choice.  It should include a tree along with a background such as a shoreline or a forest. The finished wall hanging will be  24” by 16”.  The orientation may be landscape or portrait. Learn how to create forced perspective. Learn how to create trees.  It’s a free form, raw edge appliqué method. You will be encouraged to have fun, develop your own personal style and your wall hanging will be unique. We will cover colour theory, fabric selection, machine quilting choices, design elements, and embellishments. No pattern required.  Bring a photo if you have a particular landscape in mind.

For more information you can contact vqgworkshops@shaw.ca

If you have suggestions for future  workshops, particular teachers, or if you wish to be a presenter, please contact the Workshops Chairperson at workshops@victoriaquiltersguild.org