RCQG Workshops

Welcome to workshops for the 2019-2020 guild year!  A variety of workshops are available this year to encourage you to try something new or refine an already learned technique. Come and visit the workshop team to see workshop samples and sign up for a workshop or two (cash or cheque accepted).  If you have any suggestions for future workshops please let me know.

Landscape Workshop – Mary Hopkins @ Three Willows United Church
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor:  Mary Hopkins   This workshop will focus on adding depth, light, shadow and texture to your work.  Through collage, in all its forms from freezer paper to minute confetti, Mary will demonstrate some shortcuts that will give you more control, making it possible to add warmth and realism by pre-constructing and pre-finishing your background.  This workshop is FULL.
Painless Paper Piecing – Ruth Kennedy @ Three Willows United Church
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructor:  Ruth Kennedy

 Who doesn’t want paper piecing to be painless?  Ruth will lead you through the construction of a New York Beauty Block using the ‘painless’ method of paper piecing where you do not have to rip out the paper.  The finished block can be made into a cushion (see sample) or add more blocks and make a quilt.  Pattern fee is included in the cost of the workshop.

Pockets to Go – Jackie James @ Three Willows United Church
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructor:  Jackie James

 Do you have lots of stuff around your sewing machine, on your cutting table or just about anywhere in your sewing space?  Then this workshop is for you.  Learn to make Pockets to Go which is a sewing organizer to contain all those nifty tools and accessories all quilters must have.  Learn Jackie’s shortcuts and tips throughout the construction of your Pockets to Go.  There is a $20 kit fee which includes the pattern, interfacing and PelTex, payable to the instructor.

Magical Pinwheels – Sherri Hisey @ Three Willows United Church
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructor:  Sherri Hisey

 Join Sherri on building out the principles of her trunk show Settings and Borders as she leads you through the construction of Magical Pinwheels.  The focus will be on making perfect flying geese.  Pattern is included in the workshop fee.  Please note this workshop takes place on the Wednesday following her trunk show at the Guild meeting.


Hummingbird in Flight – Kerry Burke @ Three Willows United Church
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Instructor:  Kerry Burke

Celebrate Spring with this wall hanging designed with beginners in mind. If you are curious about learning Prepared Edge Applique this project is for you. The pattern includes freezer paper templates already traced and ready to be cut out. Pattern fee of $15 is payable to the instructor.