Workshops

Interested in our Learn to Quilt Series? Details here.

Please contact the workshop committee if you are interested in any of the following workshops. eqgeducation1@gmail.com

Learn to Quilt 2 with Adele Gataveckas

Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 16, 30, 2022 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke

Fees:

  • $140 guild members
  • $160 non-guild members
  • Pattern fee TBA

Build on the skills taught in Learn to Quilt 1 and gain confidence in your piecing abilities while creating this spin on a traditional sampler quilt top. You will learn all the basic piecing units needed to build blocks as well as play with the colour and value of your fabrics. You will explore the idea of a random block setting for your quilt and practice working intuitively. Your quilt will be a unique reflection of your own likes and choices. Students must have their own sewing machines and rotary cutting equipment for both in class and at home use.

Prerequisite: Learn to Quilt 1 or Learn to Quilt – Cut and Sew or previous quilting experience.

Everything Old is New Again #1: Zig-Zag with Sandy Beintema Lindal

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm NPCC

Join our Scrappy Queen – Sandy Beintema – to modernize your old stash with the addition of white and grey solids!  String piece your old stash into this wonderful scrappy quilt.  This quilt can be made using a paper foundation or string pieced and cut with a 60 degree triangle ruler.  Both methods will be covered in class.

Fees:

$60 guild members
$70 non-guild members
Pattern fee $5 to be paid at registration

Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot with Melissa Marginet

February 11th 2023: 10am to 4:30 pm via ZOOM. $55 for guild members $60 non-members

Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot (6 hours)
As a participant in this class, you will make samples of different quilting ideas that can be executed on the home sewing machine with a walking foot. Not everyone can afford a long arm quilter or wants to have someone else quilt their quilt, and not everyone enjoys free motion quilting.  You will create samples of walking foot designs on small quilt sandwiches to help you understand what makes each design successful. We will also look at variations of the designs you stitch out. These samples will be a great reference for you when deciding how to quilt your next quilt. This class includes information on quilting all sizes of quilts on the home sewing machine. – ALL LEVELS      Based on my book, Walking Foot Quilting Designs which is recommended for the class

Margaret Makaltses: Design your own Quilt Fabric 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

POSTPONED to June 11 and 18, 2023

Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke.  $100 for members, $110 for non-members

You will learn how to play with colour, including:
– learning about the difference between paintng and dyeing;
– exploring different paintng techniques;
– trying different paints and recipes to make fabric paint at home inexpensively;
– using resists;
– learning what to do with the fabric at home.

If you would like to sign up for any of the workshops, please email us at eqgeducation1@gmail.com, and we will get back to you with info re payment etc.

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Cancellation policy for workshops

We understand that sometimes people who have registered for a workshop find they are unable to take it. If there are enough people to cover the costs of the workshop and the guild isn’t losing money, a registrant can get a refund if they have to cancel. The amount refunded will be the full amount they paid, minus a $5 processing fee. If there aren’t enough people to cover the costs without their registration, they can transfer their registration to someone else, but they cannot get a refund. Usually, it has been possible to give refunds because our members have responded enthusiastically to workshops, but it can’t be guaranteed.

If the guild has to cancel a workshop for any reason, people who have registered will be refunded the full amount they paid. (No processing fee will be deducted.)

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