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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.
The Squiffy Sling
by Mrs. H
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The Squiffy Sling is a great pattern that can be made in two sizes.  The example above uses Harris Tweed and Cork.  In this class you will learn how to work with these products, sew in zippers, use rivets and decorative stitching.

Skill Level:  Advanced 

In Person Only

Pattern Purchase Required

Sew Kind Of Wonderful
Quick Curve Ruler
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The Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve ruler has been on the market for several years now.  It's a timeless ruler that has been one of my greatest purchases.  In this class, you can choose from many existing patterns.  You will learn how to use the ruler, complete easy curve piecing and squaring up blocks.

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required (Multiple Options)

Ruler Required

Sew Kind Of Wonderful
Quick Straight Ruler
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The Sew Kind of Wonderful Straight Curve ruler is the newest SKW ruler.   In this class, we will complete the Diamond Daze quilt.  you can choose from many existing patterns.  You will learn how to use the ruler, complete easy piecing and squaring up blocks.

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

Ruler Required

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

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

Kit Options Available

Printed Fusible Option Available

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

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

Kit Options Available

Printed Fusible Option Available

Confederation Bridge-Connecting Island People No. 3
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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 

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

Kit Options Available

Printed Fusible Option Available

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 

In Person or Virtual 

Harmonic Convergence
Inspired By Ricky Tims
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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 

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

Kit Options Available

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 

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

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. 

In Person or Virtual 

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 

In Person or Virtual 

Pattern Required

Kit Options Available

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! 

 

In Person or Virtual