COURSES and WORKSHOPS

I offer a variety of courses, workshops and presentations to students and guilds.  My background as a teacher provides the ideal learning opportunity for students to attain new skills, in a safe, caring, learning environment.  My presentations and trunk show offers attendees with a review of quilting from the male perspective and links my background in Music, Education and Business. I am particularly proud of the my Architecture of Canada Series, which leads the student in a journey exploring some of Canada's most impressive and iconic buildings and infrastructure.
Jellybean Row-Signature Houses of St. John's No. 1

This is the first pattern that was created in the Architecture of Canada Series.  The two day workshop introduces students to a variety of applique, design and machine piecing and quilting.  the course includes 16 hours of instructional time.  Pattern is required, and kits are available for purchase.

Skill Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Light of Hope-Peggy's Cove Light House No. 2

As a child, my family visited Nova Scotia quite frequently.  This small wall hanging is based on a photo found on the internet.  The photographer is unknown.  The finished piece is a wall hanging measuring 18' x 24" and utilizes sewing angulated curved piecing, and applique. 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

Confederation Bridge-Connecting Island People No. 3

As a child, my family visited PEI quite frequently.  This small wall hanging is based on a photo found on the internet.  The photo is credited to Stephen Desroches.  The finished piece is a wall hanging measuring 24" x 32" and utilizes sewing angulated curved piecing, and applique. 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

It's A WRAP

This fun one day class walks students through the process of creating bowls, baskets and vessels.  Using strips of fabric, cotton clothesline and a zigzag stitch, you will be amazed with the creations you that will result from various angles, etc.  Pattern is required, and kits are available for purchase.  

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

Easy Layer Cake

This one day class is focused on new quilters.  The class uses a layer cake to make a "cut and stitch" lap quilt.  The class focuses on proper use of your rotary cutting tools, the perfect 1/4 inch seam, layout and design, and adding borders.  Pattern is required, and kits are available for purchase.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

Coming Soon!
Life's Symphony Series

This wall hanging can be finished 24"x 24" or 40"x 40".  The project utilizes strip piecing in the background and raw edge applique.  The abstract violin here represents the symphonic band I conducted from 2000-2009.  

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

Harmonic Convergence
Inspired By Ricky Tims

This delightful wall hanging uses the Ricky Tims Harmonic Convergence technique.  I have been granted permission to teach this course.  Once you have the background completed, we will explore applique ideas to embellish your work.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 

Boys on the Block I- Quilting through the eyes of a Guy

In this presentation and trunk show I discuss my quilting journey, the friends I've made along the way and the ladies and gentlemen that inspires my work. 

Boys on the Block II- Stories of  Inspiration at Autumn Rock 

I have been blessed in my quilting journey.  I recently spent 10 days in Colorado with one of my most significant mentors and friends... Ricky Tims.  In this presentation, I outline this profound experience and the path to mastery of quilting through Ricky`s education, leadership and reflection! 

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Call Me: 780.566.7156