Monday, January 9, 2012

It's NOT too late!!!!!

OK - here we go for a BLATANT self serving announcement!!!!

Here is the information about the MARATHON classes I am scheduled to teach for 2012. All of them are filling up FAST and if you are wavering – you must act NOW in order to get a spot.

Cockadoodle Quilts   (

The Christmas Club meets on the THIRD SATURDAY of each month. (Note – January meeting is on the second Saturday). There is NO meeting in July and August.

There are TWO quilts to choose from:

O Tannenbaum by Quakertown quilts –  This quilt is gorgeous, 57” square, requires paper piecing – you WILL learn a few new things about paper piecing, piecing and applique.

A Critter Christmas by Brandywine Design. This is a very cute Christmas quilt (50 by 56”). Requires piecing and applique.



The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe  (

These sessions take place on the FOURTH SATURDAY of each month. (NOTE – there is NO meeting in July, August or December)

There are TWO choices

Spring has Sprung – by Country Quilts. 65 by 71”. Folk art style of quilt with lots of applique and some piecing.

DEAR JANE – yes we are going to do DEAR JANE. The finished quilt is 80 by 80 inches. Lots of piecing, lots of applique – project will continue for a second year.

Ruti’s Needlebed (

There are TWO choices

1.       Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler  (Elm Creek Sampler) – a collection of 140  (6 inch) blocks. While this class started in January 2011, it will continue until June 2012. If you are part way through this project and need help – this is the place to get it.
Meets – the THIRD TUESDAY at 10:30 AM.

2.       Techniques from Marti Michelle – if you have any of Marti’s tools and not sure what to do with them, you will be inspired by each class as  a new tool/technique is reviewed

If you are interested in any (or ALL???) of these classes – PLEASE contact the appropriate store and get signed up!!!   They need to order books/patterns and the quicker you sign up, the better the chance you get your book/pattern on time.

Some of you are thinking that is TOO BIG of a project for me. This is the beauty of these type of classes – you work on a small part of the pattern each month in easy chunks and at the end of the year – your quilt is done. You will have learned a lot, made new friends and basically had a great time.

Have you already started one of these projects??   Well you are welcome to join in and get the motivation/incentive you need to get it finished!!!!  

For class fees – PLEASE CALL the appropriate store.

If you have any other questions – let me know – otherwise please call the appropriate store and SIGN UP. They all promise to be loads of fun in 2012.

 Don't hesitate to have a look at the newsletters of these stores and Brampton Sew n Serge - I have classes scheduled at all four stores. 

And if that wasn't enough - I have some dates at my house. 

Quilting Chez Elaine

Pampered Sit n Sew Days - these are the days where I do your pressing and seam ripping while you get to SEW SEW SEW all day. The days are fund raisers for The Palliative Care Unit at Credit Valley Hospital. The cost is $40 (you get a tax receipt for the total amount). I also make your lunch ($5 to help cover the cost).

NOTE - these are the ONLY dates for these events. They are fun, they are popular, they are for a good cause and YOU GET LOADS done and you will have FUN FUN FUN. Don't delay in signing up. 

The dates are:

Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4
Friday, March 9
Sunday, March 18
Friday, May 11
Sunday, May 13

I am also hosting a couple of classes at my house

Introduction to the Long Arm - Sunday, February 5 OR Friday, February 17   (Time - 10 AM - 1 PM)
Cost: $25. Take the long arm for a whirl. You will get a chance to try the over all designs as well as custom work. A MUST if you wish to rent time on the machine. MAXIMUM FIVE participants per class

Paper Piecing Extreme - Sunday, January 29 and Sunday, February 12  (Time 1:00 PM - 4 PM)
Cost: $30. If you have a Jacqueline deJong or Judy Neimeyer pattern and need some help to get started - this is the class for you. We will walk through all the details of production paper piecing, precutting pieces for efficiency and help deciphering the instructions. 

Kaffe Fassett - Mossy Radiation Quilt - Sunday, February 26 (Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cost: $30. This is a great quilt for using jelly rolls. Can be coordinated with batiks or scrappy. It's a simple but a very effective quilt. 

 And there you have it. My teaching schedule for the next couple of months. On that note - I have a LOT of work to do to stay ahead of the students!!!!!!   

And it is MONDAY - yeah - my favourite day. Can't wait to see what all the girls have been up over the holidays. 

Have a great day - and don't forget to SIGN UP FOR one of my classes. 



  1. Called Ruti"s....see you at Sylvia's Bridal Sampler!


  2. I was going to do another Mossy Radiation but it is the same day as my M-I-L's 90th birthday party. Quilting???....M-I-L's Birthday???....
    better do the Birthday! :)