Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer is a 1/4 over and I am still quilting!  No breaks just because it is summer.

Amy's "Original Gypsy Caravan Fat Quarters Quilt"
This is a free on-line pattern that is made from fat quarters and row units.

I used 10 fat quarters and 1 meter of feature fabric.  It measures about 48 inches square.

You can see it at Addie's in Cochrane where it will hang for a while.

From Feb. to Nov. 2017 I am teaching the Sister's Ten Sampler as a block of the month.

Sister Sampler Quilts - "Sister's Ten Sampler"
Keep your eyes tuned to Addie's class list for a new block of the month to start Feb 2018.

We will continue in this book and participants will be able to make 1 of the 3 quilts in this book or choose to tweek one of the quilts like I have.  Next year's sample coming soon.

These girls are proudly showing off their table runners that are based on the 10 Minute Table Runner pattern found on-line.

They came to the Kids and Teens Club and made their runners with fabric of their own picking.  Our youngest gal even added a quilted "M" to hers.

This wallet:  "the Necessary Clutch Wallet" is the first of 3 samples.  I am testing this pattern to see if I am willing to teach it.  Not every pattern is suitable for teaching!

I was unable to finish this attempt on my sewing machine.  BUT I did take it to a western wear store and they were able to sew the last seams that I was unable too.  I used the kraft-tex fabric paper for the bulk of the wallet.  I do not recommend this as the sewing machine was unable to sew through it.  (Or should I say I was unwilling to wreck my machine trying to finish this one)

My next try was not as successful.  I tried using SF101 Shape-Flex.  It was not stiff enough for a wallet.  But it looks nice.  Say tuned as I will attempt one more try at this.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Teaching at Addie's

I am teaching out of Addie's in Cochrane.  To see the classes offered go to: or pick up a class list at the store.

The Kids/Teens show off their blankets they made in class during March

If there is a class that you want to take just call Addie's to register at 403-932-1500.  If the class has already taken place or the timing is bad give them your info and I will get back to you.  We will see what we can do to get you set up to take it at a different time.  I can also set up a class for you and your friends, just find 2 or more friends and we can set a date and time.

Click on the headings above to view some of the classes I offer.

Now that it is nice out, take a drive and come to Addie's for a visit.  If you want to catch me you need to phone to see when I am in next as I work the floor on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays.  Hope to see you soon on the floor or in a class.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Welcome to my next line up of classes.  

Below are 4 ongoing classes and under the heading; adult courses you will find the rest.  All are being taught out of Addie's in Cochrane.  Hope to see you there.
Kids/Teen Club
2nd last Sunday of the Month
Class times:
10:30 to 12:30  or  1:30 to 3:30

Each month the children come to class with their sewing machines, an adult and the supplies needed.  Over 2 hours they sew and create a project. 

The children range in age from 5 and up.  Some of the children have sewn before but most are starting out.  So sign up and come out for a fun time.

Image result for sister sampler quiltsThe Sister Sampler Quilt 
Block of the Month Class
2nd Monday of the Month
Class times:
1 to 4  or  6 to 9

This quilt is made with pairs of blocks.  As we sew our blocks we will learn about colour.  The blocks will take on different appearances just by changing the positions of the fabrics.  As we go along different techniques will be learnt. 

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Stitching with Jennifer and Carol
4th Saturday of the Month
Class time:  1 to 4

Come to class and learn how to embellish with embroidery stitches.  We will focus on Wendy Williams' Birdsville and her type of stitching as well as Sue Spargo's type.  Half the of class has decided to work on Birdsville and the other half is doing projects they have on the go.

Carol's Gang
Last Sunday of the Month
Class time:  11 to 6
Need help with that UFO or the pattern you are almost finished?  Well Carol will help you get the problem figured out, so you can get the project done.  The students come to get help, socialize or just work.  Whatever you want to do is fine, I am here to make sure you don't get stuck.