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Learn the basics (or brush up on them) of hand embroidery stitches.

Cost: $ 45.00
This includes the afternoon sewing portion of the Bird Seed Class. See the morning class for description

Cost: $ 65.00
This is a technique class and a social sewing afternoon if you choose. The pattern is based on Tula Pink's Bird Seed Quilt. In the morning we will be looking at the no-waste method of making flying geese blocks as well as a fun and easy orange peel block that avoids curved piecing. The afternoon will be available for working on your blocks in a relaxed social sewing session with Jen in attendance. The pattern is included in the class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Are you having a relationship problem with your machine? Is there tension in the air? Is the honeymoon over? Maybe you and your machine only need to learn how to communicate more clearly.

Cost: $ 85.00
Does choosing fabrics sometimes frustrate you? Join Lauren as she walks you through basic colour theory and helps you develop the skills to match fabrics based on colour.

Cost: $ 45.00
The Drunkard's Path block is an excellent design to give curved seams a try. We will review 3 techniques to help you gain confidence in sewing curves. If you've taken our Learn to Quilt class or have always avoided curves this is a great next step beyond basic piecing.

Cost: $ 45.00
EPP is stitched by hand and is a perfect technique for taking with you to places where you may have to do some waiting. This wonderful "slow stitching" method allows you to create simple flowers to intricate designs like millefiore quilts.

Cost: $ 45.00
Quilting with rulers on your domestic machine has come on like gangbusters! Learn about this alternative way to machine quilt. We will work with the Westalee intro pack ruler and the sampler pack available at Periwinkle, along with the additional tools to make ruler quilting a success.

Cost: $ 45.00
Using the pattern Quarter Sections, you'll learn the basic techniques of quilting, starting by choosing your own fabrics and moving on to rotary cutting, strip piecing, setting blocks, borders and binding. Class will be completed in 4 evenings.

Cost: $ 125.00
Another great tote by Anna Graham (Noodlehead Designs) which also happens to be her favourite! Perfect for work, car trips or travel. A quick tote with optional add-ons if you're feeling up to it.

Cost: $ 65.00
Our classroom is available to rent for group sewing. If you see this on our calendar then a group has booked the room for private use.

Wendy will guide you through making her fantastic quilted sneakers. Shoe size and sole colour (white, black, gum) information is required for the class. Kit fee of $90 payable to Wendy.

Cost: $ 65.00
Ron Collins is garment designer and sewist extraordinaire! Join Ron for one or both of his 3-day workshops. They are fun and casual. Students can work on whatever they want; some work on several projects. Students can use any pattern from any company.

Cost: $ 350.00
Learn about the history of Sashiko and how to use the stitches to mend/decorate your clothing/sewing projects.

Cost: $ 45.00
Do you feel like you're having a communication problem with your serger? Yesterday it was behaving and today it's not! Maybe this relationship needs some counselling? Let Bernie be your facilitator to guide you to a better understanding of this sometimes vexing but valuable tool in your sewing room. Learn how to trouble shoot and to understand what it is telling you when it balks at a task. This is a fun, information-filled class where you will learn how to take control and rid yourself of frustration. We will cover basic maintenance and techniques that will have you using your serger with renewed confidence!

Cost: $ 85.00
Have you always wanted to try turned edge machine applique? Then now is the time to learn how. Working with the amazing Apliquick products you will learn how easy it is to turn seam allowances while creating simple shapes and achieving great results.

Cost: $ 85.00
Join us for a fun day creating Dynamic Dresdens using Susan Cleveland's innovative and easy to follow techniques. Create contemporary Dresdens with pointy points, flat units and no appliqued centers! Learn how easy it is to create spinning, kaleidocopic and other fabulous effects through fussy cutting. In this class you will also learn how to set up your sewing machine for accurate piecing from the right needle and thread to the best foot for the job for best results. This is a fabulous class to learn how to turn traditional Dresdens into new modern Dynamic Dresdens!

Cost: $ 85.00
Have you wanted to do a tiling scene but didn't know where to start? Do you want to know the tips and tricks to creating a tiling scene without distortion, puckering and ripples? How to economize on fabric? How to assemble the tiles with precision and ease? Join Jan and Denise on a journey creating a tiling scene of your choice.

Cost: $ 265.00
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