RCQG Workshops

Welcome to workshops for the 2019-2020 guild year!  We have arranged a variety of virtual workshop opportunities with Sharon Blackmore and Melissa Marginet. 

Workshop payment can be made at the RCQG Online Store: https://rcqg.square.site/

Upcoming Workshops:


During the COVID-19 era, quilters around the world are using extra time at home to work on UFOs and quilts. In recognition of that, Gammill Quilt Artist, Sharon Blackmore is offering RCQG members a 40% discount on any of the following online classes or products she offers. Choose from: 

  • Online classes for longarm or domestic free motion quilting (more being added this fall)
    • No Fear Feathers
    • How Do I Quilt This?
    • Practice with Purpose
    • Longarm Quilting Basics
  • Online class: Piece Your Way to Freedom
  • Digital quilt patterns
  • Prairie Quilt Militia Membership (Mystery quilt and quilt along group)
  • How do I Quilt This? (free motion quilting group and tutorials on of Sharon’s custom work)
  • Decorative collage quilting stencils. 

Choose your own workshop or two or three. Choose your own schedule!! Enrolling in one of Sharon’s online courses gives you access for a minimum of one year from the purchase date. Watch the lessons any time you’d like and as many times as you’d like.  Gather some friends to sign up with you. (Each person must purchase each class they are interested in completing). Start working your way through your unquilted tops. Pick up a top from Community Outreach and practice your new skills on one of theirs. Send photos of your work to Member Show and Share.  

Sharon has provided a special RCQG coupon code good for a 40% discount. Please consult your email for the code which is valid until December 31, 2020. Use it in Sharon’s online shop as often as you’d like between now and Dec 31: https://www.loveshackquilts.ca/shop 

Follow Sharon on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LoveShackQuilts 

Come to RCQG’s October Meeting to hear Sharon speak on the essential elements of show stopping quilts and how to infuse those key ingredients into your own quilting, in any style! 

Custom Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting with Melissa Marginet

Class is full. Please watch the RCQG mailing list for notice of any cancellations.

When:             Saturday, January 23, 2021
Cost:               $30
Instructor:      Melissa Marginet
Location:          Online Zoom Meeting – 9:30 am to 4 pm (Eastern). We will take a 30-minute break for lunch.

Please register soon to secure your seat at the RCQG Online Store

Melissa Marginet is an avid quilter whose passion is to teach and inspire other quilters. She is known for quilting with a walking foot and travels Canada to teach her techniques and empower quilters to quilt their own quilts on their home sewing machines.  She has published two books, “Walking Foot Quilting Designs” and “Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs” as well as several quilt patterns. Melissa was juried into the 2020 NJS with a quilt featuring the technique from her second book. You can visit her website melissamarginet.ca to find out more about her and see her work.

Custom Edge to Edge Walking Foot Quilting Class (6 hours)
Melissa developed this technique because of her dislike for burying threads. By quilting from edge to edge you will not have to bury any threads (unless your bobbin runs out or your thread breaks). But just because you are quilting from edge to edge, doesn’t mean you are limited to a boring quilt design or following the same pattern throughout the quilt. Join Melissa in this class where you will be quilting a simple pixel quilt by using her Custom Edge to Edge Walking Foot Quilting technique. 


You will be required to make the quilt top prior to class. Instructions are available for download at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Plv1R75e1dTM3K5KJvE4OPjfpp6gKJzt/view?usp=sharing

Before class, you will need to purchase her book, Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs, directly from her. She is offering free shipping in her Etsy store (link below) to the Royal City Quilters Guild as a thank you for booking. Check your email for the coupon code. She will also provide free shipping to those who wish to pay by eTransfer. Please contact her at Marginet@live.ca for orders.

Melissa Marginet
Author: Walking Foot Quilting Designs / Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs
Etsy: www.Etsy.com/shop/melissamarginet 
Website: www.melissamarginet.ca
Instagram: @melissamarginet
Facebook: Melissa Marginet - Quilter
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/melissamarginet