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Mid July update -- Curves Workshop, Quilt Design 101 with VQG, 12 More Sleeps to My Summer Sale!

posted Jul 15, 2019, 4:10 PM by Lorna Shapiro
Hi everyone... We are on Saltspring for our now annual week's getaway with daughter, son-in-law and three  grandchildren aged 10-8-6. Each year gets a lot easier, I must say. Before we know it, they won't want to vacation with us... but it is lovely while it lasts. I took this photo as we walked our first night down to see the neighbour's new sheep. I hope all of you are getting in your summer outings with family and friends. We are so lucky to live in this amazing country.

Join my quilt design class with the Vancouver Quilters' Guild in October

When: October 5 and 19th, 2019

Where: Kerrisdale somewhere

Cost: $110

Contact: Meredith Kimball,

What do we do?

This workshop is for quilters who have created quilts from patterns and are moving on to designing their own quilts. Theory and technique are integrated throughout the workshop, allowing participants to:

·        gain a theoretical framework from which to evaluate and improve upon their quilt designs

·        experience a design process that supports the evolution and refining of a quilt design, and

·        learn new sewing techniques that allow a broader range of elements to be incorporated in their quilt designs.

Participants come to the workshop with some fabric they love (that’s important!) and have been wanting to incorporate into a quilt. They may also have a design concept in mind, however this is not at all necessary as a starting point. Ideas will quickly be generated!

On day one participants will develop a strong design concept incorporating their chosen fabric selection. 

Between days one and two of the workshop, participants will refine their design, assemble the complete set of fabric that may be used in the quilt, and possibly start creating some elements of the final design.

On day two of the workshop participants will progress from refined design on paper to the final design cut and positioned on their design wall, with some portion of the quilt actually assembled.

The class currently has 9 people enrolled and is definitely running. However there is room to add 3 more to the class so if anyone is interested in joining a group of women who will be exploring design ideas together, please contact Meredith.

1 Day Curved Piecing Class -- still 1 more space left

Several of you have asked when I would be teaching these various curved piecing techniques and now that it is summer I've decided it is time. 

Thursday July 25, 10:00 to 4:00 -- We'll cover 
  • inset circles, quarter and half-circles, 
  • free-form curved piecing, 
  • inset orange peels
  • Quick Curve Ruler curved piecing.

Where -- 2726 W 38th Ave., Vancouver, V6N 2W9 -- my studio 

How to register -- Email me -- and then either etransfer the $30 fee or call me with your credit card number

Class size is limited to 8 people

What to bring --

Come with your sewing machines (or use one of mine), 

bring the scrap fabric you want to work with, and 

also any rulers you have that you might be wondering how to use. 

Also bring your lunch. 

I'm excited and I hope some of you are too! A summer school opportunity:-)

12 More Sleeps to my Summer Sale

A hockey-sock full of new bolts of Kokka fabrics from Japan and new Essex linens are arriving this week while I'm away. They will be just in time to get on the shelves, ready for my summer sale. Start thinking about your projects and how I can help! Summer Sale -- everything in the store is 20% off -- e v e r y t h i n g !!!

Saturday July 27

10 AM to 5 PM

2726 W 38th Ave., Vancouver

           Presencia Perle Cotton
                                                                                   Superior King Tut & Masterpiece Threads

Pepper Cory Shot Cottons, Contemporary Japanese Prints

Essex Linens (55% linen, 45% cotton)

Bring a buddy and come join the fun... advice, community, and laughter are all free! My grandson, on the left, with his best buddy at soccer practice!

Best wishes to you all... and I hope to see some of you on July 27.