Activities, Events & Workshops

Manitoba Prairie Quilters is pleased to offer blocks of learning opportunities for all quilters, Members and non-members, alike. Our hope is to recruit accomplished artisans who also possess the gift of teaching to share their insights with eager students. 2019 and 2020  will prove to present skills, techniques, and innovative ways to add even more flair to your quilt-making. Find the class and time that works for you. Click “Add to Cart” and after you've added all that you want, click on "Go to Cart" and follow the prompts. You’ll be sew amazed you did!

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February 29, 2020 - Sew In Day

Call Heather @ 204-275-2494 to reserve your spot

April 17 - 19, 2020 - Quilt Reflections 2020

 

Major Workshops presents PATSY THOMPSON

To learn more about Patsy, visit her website at patsythompsondesigns.com
Workshop:
PT1 - Intro to Ruler Work for the Sit Down Quilter (aka Ruler Work 101)
Instructor:Patsy Thompson
Date:Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time:8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skill Level:Beginner
Location:Little Britain Church Hall, 5879 Highway 9 (Main Street), Lockport MB
Course Fees:
Non-member: $105.00
(20 Tickets Remaining)
This hands-on class will teach you the basics of ruler-guided free motion quilting using your home sewing machine. We will cover straight line ruler work and curved ruler work, as well as some free motion quilting designs to “fill-in” the framework we create with our ruler work. We will also learn how to audition your ruler work designs on paper before taking them to fabric. This class will give you the skills to create block and border designs using ruler work. *The PTD (Patsy Thompson Designs) Ruler Work Starter Pack of rulers, a true ruler foot appropriate for your machine and an extension table for your machine are required.


Workshop:
PT2: Beautiful Borders Using Ruler Work (aka Ruler Work 102)
Instructor:Patsy Thompson
Date:Friday, September 18, 2020
Time:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skill Level:Must have basic ruler work skills OR Ruler Work 101
Location:Little Britain Church Hall, 5879 Highway 9 (Main Street), Lockport MB
Course Fees:
Non-member: $105.00
(20 Tickets Remaining)
This class is designed for the quilter who knows the basics of ruler work on a home sewing machine and is ready to explore more challenging designs using ruler work. This class will focus on ruler work border designs created with basic arc rulers. We will learn how to create a variety of ruler-based border framework designs and then we will fill them in with free motion quilted designs. This class will bolster your ruler work skills, your free motion quilting skills, and your design skills. Know that if you already own arc rulers, you’ll be able to transfer all these skills to your own set of arc rulers. *The PTD (Patsy Thompson Designs) Ruler Work Starter Pack of rulers, a true ruler foot appropriate for your machine and an extension table for your machine are required.


Workshop:
PT3: Autumn Leaves – Adventures in Fabric and Thread
Instructor:Patsy Thompson
Date:Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skill Level:The student must have experience and some comfort level with using the free motion foot and an eagerness to experiment!
Location:Little Britain Church Hall, 5879 Highway 9 (Main Street), Lockport MB
Course Fees:
Non-member: $105.00
(20 Tickets Remaining)
Have you found yourself mesmerized by the graceful beauty of colourful fall leaves as they gently swirl from trees toward the ground? If so, this 6 hour free motion class is for you! We will create a one of a kind wall hanging, featuring leaf shapes (finished size 26 ½ in H x 21 ½ in W). We will be building our skills to create additional interest by creating new depths and textures in the quilt. Skills to be taught in this class include fusible appliqué, fusible cut-away appliqué, free motion machine embroidery, and free motion machine quilting. We will finish this quilt using the escape hatch finish, thereby bypassing any need for binding. This class will expand your experience with various threads and teach you how to achieve different effects with them. NOTE: Pattern Fee – $14 CDN per student to be paid at time of class.


Workshop:
PT4: Creating Stupendous Feathered Wreaths Using Ruler Work (aka Ruler Work 103)
Instructor:Patsy Thompson
Date:Sunday, September 20, 2020
Time:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Skill Level:: Students must have completed PT 1: Ruler Work for the Sit-Down Quilter (aka Ruler Work 101 offered on Thursday) OR PT2: Beautiful Borders Using Ruler Work (aka Ruler Work 102 offered on Friday) OR have experience in using arc rulers
Location:Little Britain Church Hall, 5879 Highway 9 (Main Street), Lockport MB
Course Fees:
Non-member: $105.00
(20 Tickets Remaining)
Have you ever wondered how to create an intricate feathered wreath with all kinds of thread detail that set it apart from other feathered wreaths? In this class, we will use ruler work to create a complex feathered wreath with a compound spine zone. To create it, you will learn how to use the Westalee Circles on Quilts rulers as well as how to couple circles with basic arc ruler work to create a stupendous circular design! If you’re frightened by the plumes on the outside of the wreath, don’t be! I’ll show you how to stitch those freehand, but I’ll also show you a way to quickly lay down a marked template of plumes that you can easily trace. If you love ruler work, you will love learning what you can do by coupling circle ruler work with arc ruler work and free motion fill-in quilting! . *The PTD (Patsy Thompson Designs) Ruler Work Starter Pack of rulers, a true ruler foot appropriate for your machine, an extension table for your machine and a Westalee Circles on Quilts Set #1 of rulers are required.

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