Speakers and Workshops

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2022/2023 Programme and Workshops

Payment for Workshops may also be made on-line using this link: Square site

LECTURE: February 21 ZOOM

Linda and Carl Sullivan – Tips for Precision Piecing Colourwerx.com

Stop being frustrated by your inaccurate 1/4″ seam allowance or struggling to finish your pieced blocks to the correct size. In this one hour lecture Linda shares her best tips and tricks for fabric preparation, setting your machine up for stitching success, perfect pressing practices, favourite thread/needle choices and most importantly, tools and techniques for fine tuning and achieving your best 1/4″ seam allowance.

A true believer that most of our ‘piecing issues’ can also be overcome while creating the quilt, she’ll also demonstrate how to work your way through inaccurate seam allowances, persnickety seam intersections and a variety of other ‘potential piecing hazards’ to achieve beautiful results!

WORKSHOP Saturday February 25 ZOOM

Linda Sullivan – Colourbugs + Curves Colourwerx.com

Two techniques in one workshop in part one, Linda will guide students through her liberating and fancy free slash ‘n sew improv technique while making cute colour bug blocks – no 1/4″ seams to follow, no rules and stress free piecing. Next in part two, she’ll guide students through sewing perfect curves with her handy tips and tricks – after a few practice blocks, students are guaranteed to conquer their fear of sewing curves with no tears. Both techniques come together in one workshop while working on this cute ladybug quilt!

  • Time: 9:30 – 3:30
  • Pattern – included, will be shared a week beforehand
  • Skill Level: All

WORKSHOP Tuesday February 28 ZOOM

Linda Sullivan – Strippin’ + Stitching’ with Paint Box Colourwerx.com

Easy strip piecing and triangles combined with Linda’s tips and tricks allow students a stress free project to perfect their 1/4″ seam and cut the triangle shapes while making this fun and exiting new strip quilt. Additionally pulling together the supplies for this workshop couldn’t be easier: just one 2 1/2″ strip roll plus two 1- yard cuts of coordinating fabric is all that is needed for this 48″ x 48″ quilt!

  • Time: 9:30 -3:30
  • Pattern – included and will be shared a week before
  • Skill Level: All


Valerie Goodwin – Mapping Narratives using Fabric ValerieGoodwinArt.com

A map is an abstract conception of a place. The person who makes the map has to make choices about what to include as well as what to leave out. Each map is thus a reflection of its maker and the story they want to tell. This lecture is about how Valerie uses maps to tell the story of a place using fabric, paint and thread.

The focus will be on three maps:

  • Personal Narrative Maps
  • Fictional Map Narratives
  • Political/Sociological Narratives

WORKSHOP Tuesday March 28 ZOOM

Valerie Goodwin – Mapping Personal Places Valeriegoodwinart.com

This workshop is all about learning to make a simple stitched map of a place that is special to you – WHERE YOU LIVE. To make this map, you will use simple hand & machine stitches combined with silk organza, opaque fabric, and a bit of paint. The goal is to create a small fibre art map that is 8″ x 8″ to 11″ x 11″

Also covered, will be how to use the internet to find maps that will serve as your starting point. As we go along, you will see the potential of variations on the techniques I will teach you.

  • Time: 9:30 – 4:30
  • Some prep required, including sharing a map with Valerie in advance – sign up early!
  • Skill Level: All

Payment may also be made on-line via this link: Square site