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

Saturday, Sept 10 2022, 1:00 to 4:00 pm Make a fabric basket with Carol Myers

Does one ever have enough containers?  
Working with scraps, clothesline, and your sewing machine, come and join with our own energetic, creative and fun Carol Myers to learn to make a beautiful coiled coaster, plate and bowl. 

  • $30 for guild members
  • $35 for non-guild members

Saturday Sept 24 2022 Jackie Syer: Make an Arrowhead Quilt 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke.  $55 for members, $65 for non-members

Jackie Syer is a quilter extraordinaire who teaches quilting all over southern Ontario. We are so fortunate to FINALLY have her with us for a full day workshop, as she guides us in constructing a quilt using the arrowhead design. (She was going to do this workshop for us in spring 2020 and then again in 2022, so we’ve been waiting a long time for this event!)

Come and benefit from her expert guidance in creating this charming quilt, using a layer cake (or 40 – 10 inch by 10 inch squares) and 3 m of background fabric, plus .75 m of binding and backing of your choice.  (A layer cake makes 80 blocks!) In the sample pictured above, Jackie also used two charm packs to make the added border.

Download information here

Sunday, Sept 25, 2022, 1 to 4 pm Learn to Quilt – Cut and Sew with Adele Gataveckas

Adele Gataveckas is a very experienced and skilled quilter and teacher, and has instilled a love of quilting to many of us who came to the guild as beginners. Many of us have gone on to take all 4 levels in her Learn to Quilt series! Here, she has created another entry point to join her workshops in exploring the world of quilting.

Spend a few hours brushing up on your rotary cutting and machine piecing skills before going on to take other quilting classes or workshops. Students will cut and piece a 12” block while focusing on proper technique and safety. Layering, basting and quilting will be demonstrated.

Prerequisite: No previous experience needed.

  • $30 guild members
  • $40 non-guild members

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.

Learn to Quilt 4 with Adele Gataveckas

Mondays, September 26, October 3, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 2022 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Explore quilt design and develop your problem solving skills as you learn to add a series of borders around a central block. You will learn the correct way to add butted, pieced and mitred borders to your quilts and learn how to choose the best style and size of borders for your design. You will learn how to estimate the yardages needed for purchasing fabric. You can choose to make the sample quilt, Modern Basket Medallion, or work on designing your own medallion quilt.

Prerequisites: Previous quilting experience.

Fees:

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

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

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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