The aims and objectives for workshops are to stimulate an appreciation of the art of quilting; to encourage fellowship; and to share, learn, teach and promote old and new ideas, techniques, designs as well as information regarding quilting. They also encourage participation in our Comfort Quilts and Preemie charitable endeavours. Our committee aims to reach all levels of quilters, from beginner to advanced, and to make the workshops affordable to all members of the guild.


Workshop #6 Freezer Paper Appliqué On Friday 26 April, we had a wonderful applique workshop presented by Stella Dorsman.   Stella who is a master at applique taught us freezer paper appliqué by Kim Diehl.  Not only did Stella provide us with a checklist of items to bring to class but also provided instructions for some preparation work before class.  I found her instructions to be very clear.  As Stella covered the finer points of the appliqué process, we found she has a wonderful sense of humour which made the class most enjoyable.  She would present a lesson and then walk around to the tables to answer questions and ensure everybody understood the process.  We learnt about types of glue, why some pieces are harder than others to stitch down and the last lesson was how to machine appliqué using invisible thread.  There was a lot of ironing throughout the lessons and each person's block was different even though we were using the same pattern.  If you have the opportunity to take a class with Stella, sign up right away.  Congratulations Stella on a job well done.