Exploring Transparency and Large Curves

Sign up for our VIRTUAL workshop with Karen Bolan on Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT each day.

Members and non-members welcome. Sign up today using our Google form.

The workshop fee is $70 CAD, plus the Cool as a Cactus PDF pattern purchase.

We’ll complete at least one block and one side panel of Karen’s Cool as a Cactus pattern in class. Registrants will get a link to a video about selecting fabrics for this beautiful quilt.

Explore Transparency & Large Curves Workshop

We are excited to announce our virtual workshop with Karen Bolan!

Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26
1 to 4 p.m. each day

$70 plus purchase of the PDF pattern

Registration is now open for all quilters. Sign up through our Google form.

Are you intimidated by curves but love precision piecing? Start the Cool as a Cactus quilt in class, featuring pieced curves, a unique border treatment, and a colour palette that features transparency. 

The class will begin with an exercise in creating transparency effects; then, we will work from paper templates to accurately cut and piece large-diameter curves. Learn to cut and precisely piece large-diameter curves from templates, assemble a quilt top with pieced borders, and plan a colour palette that includes a transparency effect. 

Students must purchase the digital pattern at https://www.karenbolan.com/shop/p/cool-as-a-cactus-quilt-pattern. Leave class with at least one block and border complete.

Modern Dresdens Workshop with Candy Grisham

Monday, May 16, 2022 :: 9:30 am to 4 pm :: via Zoom :: $60 per person

18º wedge ruler/template required :: 3.5-inch circle template

Optional book: Dresden Quilt Blocks Reimagined; C&T Publishing 

Registration: Open for all! https://forms.gle/zVu1xGZbe3e3GKqD7 (payment is required before registration is complete) 

Payment: e-transfer to twilightquiltguild@gmail.com or send an email for mailing address

Create your own, unique small wall hanging. In class we will cover the basic Dresden blocks and then some of the Dresden 201 blocks which allow for creative piecing.  Your choice. You can start with a background of your choice (pieced or solid) or wait until your blocks are made.

It will be tons of creative fun and easy for all from confident beginner up. Bring your willingness to be creative and step a little outside the box.

Hover-quilting Workshop May 3rd and 4th

Peter Byrne will be teaching his Hover-quilting workshop on Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4. From 9:45-2 on both days. The cost of the workshop is $40. And there are still a few spots available.

Register by emailing Karen Johnstone or twilightsimcoe@gmail.com. Price of workshop is $40 plus the cost of the kit if you choose. Kits need to be ordered by Monday, April 12.

Hover-quilting is a new form of raw edge appliqué, absent of fusible web. This innovative technique produces not only a beautiful controlled frayed edge, but also creates the illusion of your piecing hovering above the quilt top.  

On day one, students will focus on preparing their quilt sandwich, make 36 HST’s and finish the design layout. On day two, you will complete a 16-inch square mini hover-quilt. Students will learn unique design elements such as Cathedral Window, a School of Fabric and Pathways that make this technique so versatile and creative. 

Kits are available for $35 plus $5 bulk shipping. Peter’s Hover-quilting kits have been made with Colorworks Premium Solids from Northcott Fabric and include beautiful prints from Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Collection called “Shimmer” and have been paired with Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics. They include a spool of 60 wt Perfect Cotton-Plus thread, a No Slip Ruler and Soft-Blend Batting. Kits are available with your choice of a black background or white background.  

If you need help making your own kit for the workshop, you can go to Instagram and search @hoverquiltingworkshop. There you will find the suggested supply list, fabric requirements and how to videos to assist in making your kit!  

Please let Karen know what kit works best for you, either the kit with the black background or the kit with the white background and your kit will be reserved for the workshop. Kits need to be ordered by Monday, April 12.

You can find Peter at peterbquilts.com Email: petersquilts@gmail.com and on Instagram @petersquilts & @hoverquiltingworkshop