Courses

We offer a wide array of classes to start you on the road to making beautiful wall hangings and quilts.  We have a roomy, sunny studio that is suitable for a maximum of four students.

I can arrange to teach classes to suit individuals or groups in my own sunny studio or on-site.  Contact me to find out more.

For our 2018 Class Schedule, click here.

Here are some of the subjects that I teach:

  • Free motion Quilting – domestic machine
  • Free motion art quilting – domestic machine
  • Thread sketching and painting
  • rusting
  • dyeing and painting
  • batik
  • fusible web appliqué
  • design and colour
  • creative use of stash… Tembo
  • Finding your voice
  • Quilting basics 101
  • Quilting basics 202
  • Anatomy and rehab exercises for quilters and other artists.

Course Descriptions

Free Motion Quilting (domestic machine)

Drop those feed dogs, put on your quilting gloves and play. Experience the freedom and joy free motion quilting allows. Learn the basics while having fun and being creative in a supportive studio.

Free Motion Art Quilting (domestic machine)

Release your inner artist by creating your own designs to tell your stories or enhance your pieces. Explore different techniques to transfer your individual motifs on to your fabric.

Thread Sketching and Thread Painting

Play with thread by learning the different stitches, the importance of colour and the use of stabilizers and hoops. Thread sketch a butterfly and dragon fly. A tropical fish, polar bear, wolf or whale come to life with thread painting.

Rusting Material

Create unique, stunning fabric by playing with white cotton, vinegar and rusty objects.
Wrap in plastic, add heat and be surprised how easy and fun this technique is. Principles of design will be discussed.

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Dyeing and Painting

Step out of the box and learn how to design your own fabric by using “colour vie.” Play and experiment with endless techniques. Principles of design and colour will be discussed.

Batik

Create unique, bold, stunning fabric by playing with white cotton, wax and dye. Design personal motifs or general patterns.

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Fusible Web Appliqué

Learn to machine appliqué using fusible web.  Fusible web enhances stability to the appliqué motif and when the edges are reinforced with stitching and a liquid fray preventer the edges will remain clean and not fray. This class will also include free motion exercises.

Design and Colour

Bring an unresolved quilt related project to be developed. Discussion will review basic design principles, colour theory and the creative process. Immerse yourself in productive serious play and critical thinking to create a piece that talks to you.

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2018 Classes

DatesDescriptionLocation
May 15, 16Fusible web appliqué and free motionBobcaygeon
May 30, 31Fusible web appliqué and free motionBobcaygeon
June 8Free motion quiltingStudio
June 15Design and colourStudio
July 9 - 13Fibre art techniquesHaliburton School of Art and Design
July 23 - 27Children’s fusible web appliqué and free motionBobcaygeon
August 17Painting and dyeingStudio
August 18Rusting and discharging techniquesStudio
August 24Rusting and discharging techniquesStudio
August 25Rusting and discharging techniquesStudio
September 14Thread painting, thread sketchingStudio
September 15Fusible web appliqué and free motionStudio
October 19Free motion quiltingStudio
October 20Free motion art quiltingStudio
October 26Creative use of Stash - TemboStudio

Class Information

  • Maximum number of students in a class is four. Each class will be personalized to suit the individual needs of the students with one on one consultation.
  • One student $80.00 for four hours
  • Two students. $80.00 each for eight hours
  • Three students $75.00 each for eight hours
  • Four students. $70.00 each for eight hours
  • The studio will provide a safe and supportive environment where students can learn new skills and develop their creative process while having fun. Some courses require a material fee.
  • Groups are welcome to enquirer about classes and the class fee is $350.00 per day for instruction.
  • You may also choose a class and time that fits your schedule. Payment is due at time of registration. If you cancel anytime up to 14 days prior to course start, you will receive a full refund less a $25.00 administrative fee. If you cancel later than 14 days prior to class start, there is no refund of fees.

To book a class, please call  Jan at 705 488 2234 or email bytheriverstudio@icloud.com