2023-2024 Virtual Workshops

Join RCQG for one of our virtual workshops. Learn from an outstanding teacher and enhance your quilting skills. Register today in our online store. Registration opens to members first after which guests are welcome in a virtual workshop as well.

Making Magic: A Disappearing Block Sampler Quilt

Instructor: Brita Nelson
Cost
: $ 60
Date
: Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 10:30 to 4:30 pm [Eastern]
Location
: Online via Zoom
Website
https://questioningquilter.com/
Pre-class Prep: Purchase pattern at questioningquilter.com. Use royal discount code for 10% off pattern price. Download pre-class instructions & supply list

Virtual Workshop Description

This 6-hour workshop will be structured similar to a “sew along”. There are 9 blocks and Brita will teach each one in turn. She has 2 cameras, one on her and the sewing machine and one pointing straight down at the cutting mat and pressing surface. She will demonstrate how to make the block along with little tips on accurate piecing and pressing. The students will then follow along and take turns showing the class how their block came out. The Zoom features allow Brita to answer questions immediately and help anyone who might be having a little trouble. As some students finish before others, she will show other possible layouts and talk about things like how to enlarge the pattern, or use different colors and how these blocks might look in a finished quilt.

Instructor Bio

In April of 2017, Brita retired from work, moved back to PA and devoted herself to serious quilting and sharing her passion for quilting. She is well-known for her YouTube videos on disappearing blocks. 

Crumbs to Quilts

Sample project from Crumbs to Quilt virtual workshop

This workshop is full. Contact the Workshop Chair to add your name to the waiting list in the event of a cancellation.

Instructor: Brita Nelson
Cost
: $ 45
Dates
: Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm [Eastern]
Location
: Online via Zoom
Website
https://questioningquilter.com/

Virtual Workshop Description

Learn how to turn the tiniest scraps into a beautiful quilt. In this class we will discuss tint, tone, shade, value and scale to take your tiniest scraps and turn them into one-of-a-kind textiles. We will use this new fabric to make a simple tulip block, but once you master this technique, there is no limit to what you can create.

Brita’s simple, organized method for assembling your curated crumbs results in fabric that is part planned, part free-form and totally fun!

Instructor Bio

In April of 2017, Brita retired from work, moved back to PA and devoted herself to serious quilting and sharing her passion for quilting. She is well-known for her YouTube videos on disappearing blocks. 

Inktense Adventure: A Creative Expression Workshop

This workshop is full. Contact the Workshop Chair to add your name to the waiting list in the event of a cancellation.

Colourful photo advertising the Inktense Adventure virtual workshop

Instructor: Dawn Piasta
Cost
: $ 35
Date
: Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern)
Location
: Online via Zoom
Website
http://www.dewpointarts.com/

Virtual Workshop Description

Dawn will be teaching how to blend, choose colours, apply colours and medium, create your own unique templates to colour, add details, shade, create highlights, finish and incorporate your work into other quilts.

You will be introduced to the Apliquick method of appliqué. 

There are videos, templates and links so that you can get a clear picture of how she creates her small piece.

Instructor Bio

Dawn Piasta is a fibre artist living in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

She is inspired by playfulness and uses her artistry to awaken the memory of special moments in her life. Dawn’s subject matter reflects her unique vision of the world in which she lives; passionate, energetic and spirited.  

You may have seen her presentation of Inktense possibilities at International Quilters Day 2023. Now you have a chance for a workshop to make a piece of art for yourself.