Hand Embroidery - Sample only of stitches-1

Sample only of stitches

Introduction to Hand Embroidery – Part 1

With Judy Eckhardt, 2018

Join me to explore the soothing world of hand embroidery. We will study the fabrics, threads, tools, and a number of basic stitches to help you enhance your current sewing projects. From baby bibs and quilts to textile art projects, embroidery can add depth, texture, and intrigue to the final product.

Beginner (or a refresher for those who haven’t done embroidery since childhood)

Date: Sept 7,  9:30 – 3:00 (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Recently added classes: Oct 5, and Nov 9
Cost: $40.00 plus materials

Hand Embroidery - Sample only of stitches-2

Sample only of stitches

Simple leaves and Flowers

Introduction to Hand Embroidery – Part 2

With Judy Eckhardt, 2018

After the basics of hand embroidery have been learned, it is time to build on those basics and learn how to create a variety of flowers and leaves that can be used for home décor or textile art.
This is a skill development course not a project class.
You will learn 7 different flower techniques and 7 different leaf techniques, as well as a variety of optional variations. It is recommended that you have taken a basic beginner’s class or have experience with the basic stitches.

Date: Sept 21,  9:30 – 3:00 (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Recently added classes: Oct 19 and Nov 23
Cost: $40.00 plus materials

Reflections of the North BOM

Reflections of the North BOM

Design by Border Creek Station

A stunning block of the month (BOM) from one of our favorite quilt designers. An 11-month BOM with two seasons to choose from – Northern Winter or Northern Summer. Or choose a colourway of your own. Each quilt version features 9 unique blocks in a beautiful, subtle northern setting all framed by simple pieced borders that reflect on images symbolic to living in a north location – no matter how ‘north’ you are!

Dates: Oct 30, Nov 27, Dec TBA; 9:30 – 3:00
Remaining to be determined.
Alternate dates could be discussed depending on need and response.
Teacher: Virginia
Cost: $25 per session ($275) payable day of class plus pattern and materials.

Stellar Star Tree Skirt

Stellar Star Tree Skirt

Design by Cheryl Phillips

A Ten Degree Wedge tree skirt. A stunning addition for under any Christmas tree in any colourway.

Date: Oct 23
Time:  9:30 – 3:00
Teacher: Virginia
Cost: $30, plus pattern, materials and ruler


Class Requirements unless otherwise instructed.

You need to bring:

Sewing machine, ¼” foot, rotary cutter, mat, rulers, scissors, seam ripper, pins, thread, filled bobbin, Best Press, open toed foot, hand needle, (walking foot if required), and sharp pencil.

Fabric may need to be precut. Check with teacher.