Visiting Instructors

Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop will be in Thunder Bay on October 24 and 25, 2020 to teach two fantastic workshops and present a trunk show on Saturday evening.

Gemology Workshop

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Oliver Road Community Centre

Andrea will teach a teardrop gem pattern from her Gemology Book. This class will cover paper piecing and the effect of colour, value and transparency.

Workshop Fees – $80 per participant for TBQG member, $100 for non-TBQG members. Gemology Book Required = $38 (available to purchase at the class). Templates required if you already own the book for $2 fee (pay at the class).

 Quilted Maps Workshop

Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Oliver Road Community Centre

Using a map of Lake Superior, Andrea will guide the workshop participants through her applique and quilting methodology to create her map quilts. She will show you how to adapt this technique to other maps.

Workshop Fees – $90 per participant for TBQG member, $110 for non-TBQG members. Plus Map Pattern Fee = $10 (pay at registration).

Trunk Show – Saturday, October 24 – 7:00 pm

$10.  Workshop participants will be given one trunk show ticket with their registration for one or two workshops.

Tickets will be on sale beginning at 6:30 pm at the April 20 Guild Meeting in the Library. We are anticipating a good response to ticket sales so please arrive early if you are hoping to take these workshops.

Cancellation Policy

We make a commitment to you by offering our workshops and you make a commitment to  us when you register for one.  If you must cancel your registration, please let us know immediately so that we can attempt to fill your spot. Registration fees are not refundable unless the Guild is able to find someone from the wait list who can take the spot.  If there is no wait list, registrants are encouraged to find a replacement for their spot.

No Shows are not entitled to a refund.

Very rarely, the workshop will need to be cancelled by the teacher or the Guild.  In such cases, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid.

Visit her website at 3rdstoryworkshop.com or on Instagram and Facebook.

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Libs Elliot – Guest Quilter coming to Thunder Bay April 18 & 19, 2020 for 2 Workshops and a Trunk Show.

Embrace the Chaos – An Exercise in Controlled Randomness – full day workshop – FULL* 

Saturday April 18th, 2020 @ 10 am, Oliver Road Community Centre, Lower Level

Using only paper and pencils – no computers required! – I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout – no two Chaos Quilts are the same!

As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with her/his own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project at home.

1 Full-Day Session allows time for drafting, design and initial block construction. Level: All Levels

Improv Piecing with Dynamic Stripes – full day workshop- FULL*

Sunday April 19th, 2020

In this workshop, we will explore visually dynamic striped piecing and create one-of-a-kind striped compositions. We’ll review examples of how color, size and angles can affect visual outcome. We will cover strip-piecing and how to cut equilateral and half-square triangles. Libs will share tips on ironing, pinning and how to line up seams. Participants will be able to make choices on what kind of stripes they want to make and how they want to cut their block pieces so, in the end, no two compositions are alike. During the course of the class, we’ll share our progress for group input. By the end of the session, participants will have the knowledge and motivation to complete the project at home (if not completed in class). Level: All Levels.

Cost

All workshops are $75 for members or $90 for non members. Payment is due within one week of registration.  Options for payment are cash, cheque (made payable to Thunder Bay Quilt Guild) or e-transfer to tbayqg@outlook.com.

As a bonus each workshop participant will also receive 1 trunk show ticket.  Please keep in mind that trunk show tickets are per participant not per workshop taken ie. Sally takes both workshops, Sally receives 1 Trunk Show ticket.

  • BOTH CLASSES ARE FULL – to put your name on the waiting lists email cridley@tbaytel.net. Tickets still available for the Trunk Show – at the next meeting.

Cancellation Policy

We make a commitment to you by offering our workshops and you make a commitment to  us when you register for one.  If you must cancel your registration, please let us know immediately so that we can attempt to fill your spot. Registration fees are not refundable unless the Guild is able to find someone from the wait list who can take the spot.  If there is no wait list, registrants are encouraged to find a replacement for their spot.

No Shows are not entitled to a refund.

Very rarely, the workshop will need to be cancelled by the teacher or the Guild.  In such cases, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid.

Trunk Show/Lecture 

Saturday, April 18, 2020 

$10 – includes light refreshments (cupcake or fruit cup) to be chosen at time of ticket purchase

Libs Elliott is known for using computer code and algorithms to create her random quilt patterns. Libs will discuss her ongoing exploration of how technology can transform a traditional craft into modern, functional art. She will show examples of her work and give attendees a peek into her process. Libs will talk about her inspirations, her quilt story so far, and how we can all work to keep the craft of quilting relevant to the next generation.

Excited to participate? Sign up with Cathy Ridley at any guild meeting or by emailing cridley@tbaytel.net. Payments can be made by cash or cheque or by e-transfer to tbayqg@outlook.com

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COMING SOON –

Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop

October 24 & 25, 2020

More information on the selected workshops will follow over the coming months and sign ups for the October workshops will be at the March or April meeting.