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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Workshops

What is the workshop committee offering in March?  I'm so glad you asked.  We are actually offering two workshops next month. 

Saturday, March 6th (morning only) Andree Garvagh will be showing you how to hand quilt. Find out how to get that pattern onto fabric and then get that fabric into a hoop.  Do you know how to size a hoop perfectly for your arm length?  I was shown this by Keith Small who owns Quilters Woodwork.  Lay the hoop in the crook of your elbow and then hold it in the palm of your hand.  If it fits comfortably, then that is the size you should be buying.  A larger hoop doesn't necessarily mean you will get more quilting done because you have a larger area to work on.  If you can't reach the middle, what good is it? 




This is perfect for me.  It sits well in my hand as well as the crook of my elbow.
















This is way too large for my short arm.  It is way above the elbow and I can't hold onto it properly.  There is no way I would ever be able to reach into the middle to quilt.



Fee is $20.00, plus $5.00 for a kit that will be available at the class....start time 9:30 a.m. and its at the Oakville Museum.


Saturday, March 27th.  Playdate for Haiti...........a free workshop.  We are making "over" quilts to be donated to the Grace Children's Hospital outside of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti.  Sign up in February to assure yourself of a spot in what we hope will be a fun day.  Your lunch will be catered by Kim's Kulinary Arts and although a few of us know what is being served we are keeping it a secret.  It will be outstanding.  We can guarantee that.  We have ideas for what you can sew together for the quilt or bring along scraps already cut and pressed and make your own design.  Finished quilt sizes should be about 36" x 36".  These quilts have no batting inside them as they are heading to the tropics.  Don't forget I said this workshop is FREE!  Join us at the Oakville Museum for a start at 9:30 a.m. and we shall work until we are done.  A detailed list of what is required is available and don't forget to bring along your favourite cup and saucer.


by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

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