Classes and Workshops

I am passionate about quilting and am grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others. My intent is to educate and enthuse in an atmosphere of fun and support. Most students enjoy my relaxed way of teaching and appreciate my encouragement of confidence.

I have taught classes at basic, intermediate and advanced levels and students have described me as entertaining, positive, knowledgeable and organized.


Bird of Wisdom

1 day – 6 hours, beginner lever (extended 2 day/12 hour workshop also available)

Bird of WisdomKim will guide you through her totally innovative, free-form style methods to create your own one-of-a-kind project. Play with techniques of free-form cutting with no rulers or measurement, random machine piecing, raw edge applique, rubber stamped or inked text letters, free-motion quilting—the list goes on!

Pre-requisite: basic free-motion stitching

 


Emerson – Laura Heine Collage Applique

2 days – 3 hours each, beginner lever

Laura’s collage quilts have received world-wide attention! These fun and floral quilts are easy to create once you learn Laura’s perfected techniques. Choose your project—Emerson (dog) or Purrfect (cat) and learn to create your own beautiful collage quilt. Fusible applique technique, free-motion stitching required to finish.

Pre-requisite: raw-edge applique, free-motion stitching

 

 

 

 


Amazing Alphabet (Pam Holland inspired)

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level

Amazing Alphabet AThis whimsical figure is one of 26 fabulous characters created by Pam Holland!  Use your best tracing and coloring skills to create the figure on fabric, then free-motion quilt with black thread to emphasize the lines. You will work on one letter-figure in this class (letter A or T), completing it as a stand-alone wall hanging or incorporate the block into a quilt.

Pre-requisite: basic free-motion stitching

 

 

 


Strips, Strings and Scraps

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level

Scraps 1Scrap quilts are always a favorite and such a great use for that never-ending stash! Begin by learning to organize your scraps from physical storage to colour categories. We will explore endless design possibilities, using strips and strings of fabric sewn onto a foundation, making a variety of samples. Choose your favourite and get started on your unique scrap quilt as you begin to use up that stash!

Pre-requisite: basic machine piecing

 

 

 


Basic Machine Quilting

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level
(qualifies for credit towards the Earthly Goods’ Quilting by Degree program)

Basic machine quiltingLearn to use your domestic (home) sewing machine to join the three layers of a quilt. Stitch quilt patterns that give the textural feel of hand quilting in a fraction of the time. Students practice machine quilting on samples using the even feed (walking) foot and darning (free-motion) foot. This hands-on workshop has been designed for beginners to become familiar and comfortable with basic machine quilting designs. Learn stitch-in-the-ditch, grid work, free-motion designs, stippling, etc. Thread, needles, marking methods and batting types will also be covered.

 


Advanced Machine Quilting

1 day – 6 hours, intermediate level

Continue to expand your skills of free-motion quilting while learning a variety of background filler designs, continuous curves and cross-hatching possibilities. Explore the use of stencils, templates, marking tools and decorative thread.


Quilt Labels & Documentation

1 day – 6 hours, Beginner Level
(qualifies for credit towards the Earthly Goods’ Quilting by Degree program)

Documentation of your quilt is so important for future generations. Learn to make easy and professional quilt labels and explore additional techniques including, Pigma pen inking, photo transfer, computer generated labels, proper documentation, quilt show entry, copyright and insurance appraisals. Finish your quilt with a hanging sleeve and make a coordinating pillowcase for gift giving and/or storage.


Zentangles in Fibre

1 ½ days – 9 hours, beginner level

A quick and easy fusible project will leave you wanting more – guaranteed! Explore the addictive world of Zentangle’s™ as you mix and merge bold black and white prints with your free-motion and walking foot stitching. Experiment with the decorative stitches on your machine and feel the zen of free-motion quilting while creating your own, one-of-a-kind Zentangle™ Art Quilt.

Pre-requisite: basic machine stitching


Dear Jane

Introduction to Dear Jane

1 day – 3 hours, beginner level

The original quilt, In War Time, made by Jane A. Stickle in 1863 has inspired a world-wide following of Janiacs! The quilt is comprised of 229 different blocks constructed with a variety of methods. Learn about the history of this famous quilt while making several of the 4 ½” blocks using miniature piecing and appliqué methods by machine and hand. This lecture/Powerpoint presentation will whet your appetite and introduce you to the cult-like world of Dear Jane.

Dear Jane Workshop – Getting Started

1 day – 6 hours, intermediate level

Begin your journey with Dear Jane with a few simple blocks. Learn the importance of precise piecing and how to execute the perfect (or close to perfect) block. Four different techniques will be explored and you will leave inspired to carry on to complete your own Dear Jane quilt. Organize monthly or even weekly meetings for your own Dear Jane Club for continued motivation.


Harmonic Convergence (Ricky Tims inspired)

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level

HC1-fullDescribed by Ricky Tims as a magical, easy way to make small, artistic wall quilts, instruction of Harmonic Convergence will allow you to learn the theory of construction while trusting the mystery of the method. The effect of your fabric choice is realized as you progress through each step. Once you have learned the process, use larger fabric pieces and slice them any way you like! A simple but very effective “art” quilt. Begin with just 4 fat quarters, use basic rotary cutting and ¼” seaming to complete your very own Harmonic Convergence. Most students complete the quilt center in the morning, audition and assemble the border, or begin a second piece in the afternoon.

Pre-requisite: basic machine piecing

 


Kool Kaleidoscope (Ricky Tims inspired)

2 days – 12 hours, confident beginner

Sept Sun-fullExplore this simple but effective piecing process to create a stunning wall quilt. Start with pre-class sewn strata strips, draft your own unique pattern and sew the wedges together for a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. Complete the quilt top by exploring numerous variations of background “butts and wedgies” and border treatments.

Pre-requisite: basic machine piecing

 

 


Rhapsody Quilts (Ricky Tims inspired)

2-5 days – Advanced Level

Fam Rhap-fullA Rhapsody quilt is a medallion-style quilt that utilizes a symmetrical design in a reversed and mirror-image arrangement. Each unique design in composed of gentle curves and provides an excellent opportunity for original appliqué and lush quilting designs. Learn to design your unique pattern, choose suitable fabrics, and make templates for these one-of-a-kind beauties. Handle curves easily with Ricky’s method for no-pin precision curved piecing. This is a workshop-style class where students work at their own pace. Demonstrations will be given throughout the days on the various elements and techniques pertaining to Rhapsody Quilts.

Pre-requisite: confident machine piecing, including curved seams and partial seam piecing

 


Workshops 2017

Location: Glasgow Gathering of Quilters, Glasgow, Scotland
September 15, 2017
Presentation: Share Jane – The Global, Collaborative Quilt Project

Location: Sew North, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland
September 10 & 11, 2017
Workshop: Dear Jane

Location: Fennel Shed, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland
June 17, 2017
Workshop: Introduction to Dear Jane

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 19, 2017
Workshop: Bird of Wisdom

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 13, 2017
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 12, 2017
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 4 & 18, 2017
Workshop: Emerson (or Purrfect) – Laura Heine Collage

Location: Drayton Valley Quilters Guild, Drayton Valley, AB
April 28 & 29, 2017
Workshop: Bird of Wisdom

Location: Sherwood Park Quilters Guild, Sherwood Park, AB
March 9, 2017
Presentation: Share Jane – The Global, Collaborative Quilt Project

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
March 4, 2017
Workshop: Amazing Alphabet

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
March 3, 2017
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 24, 2017
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 11, 2017
Workshop: Metro Rings/Hoops (SKOW)

 

Workshops 2016

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
December 10, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Edmonton & District Quilters Guild, Edmonton, AB
November 16, 2016
Presentation: Share Jane Update

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
November 12, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
November 4, 2016
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
October 15, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
October 7, 2016
Workshop: Metro Rings/Hoops (SKOW)

Location: Glasgow Gathering Quilters Guild, Glasgow, Scotland
September 28, 2016
Presentation: Opportunity Share Jane

Location: European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France
September 14, 2016
Workshop: Introduction to Dear Jane (advanced)

Location: European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France
September 13, 2016
Workshop: Introduction to Dear Jane (beginner)

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
August 20, 2016
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
August 19, 2016
Workshop: Metro Hoops/Rings

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
August 6, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
July 23, 2016
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
July 16, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
June 25, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Quilt Canada, Toronto, ON
June 17, 2016
International Gathering of the GuildsTM; Presentation: Opportunity Share Jane

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 21, 2016
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 14, 2016
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 13, 2016
Workshop: Metro Hoops/Rings

Location: St. Albert Quilters Guild, St. Albert, AB
April 30-May 1, 2016
Workshop: Kool Kaleidoscope

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
April 22, 2016
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Drayton Valley Quilt Guild Show, Drayton Valley, AB
April 15-16, 2016
Booth: Celtic Quilt Tours

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
April 9, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Edmonton & District Quilters Guild, Edmonton, AB
March 16, 2016
Presentation: Share Jane, The Global, Collaborative Dear Jane Quilt Project

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
March 12, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
March 5, 2016
Workshop: Metro Hoops/Rings

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 26, 2016
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 13, 2016
Workshop: Dear Jane Club

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 5, 2016
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
January 28, 2016
Presentation: Introduction to Dear Jane

Workshops 2015

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
December 11, 2015
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
December 2, 2015
Workshop: That Perfect Press

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
November 20, 2015
Workshop: Toni Whitney Designs

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
November 13, 2015
Workshop: Bird of Wisdom

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
November 6, 2015
Workshop: Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
October 31, 2015
Workshop: Metro Rings/Hoops

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
October 23, 2015
Workshop: Amazing Alphabet

Location: Glasgow, Scotland
September 29, 2015
International Gathering of the Guilds (guest presenter)

Location: Deventer, Netherlands
September 12, 2015
International Dear Jane Quilt Festival (guest presenter)

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
August 21, 2015
Workshop: Machine Quilting

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
July 25, 2015
Workshop: Bird of Wisdom

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
July 18, 2015
Workshop: Amazing Alphabet

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
June 20, 2015
Workshop: Machine Quilting

Location: Killarney, Ireland
June 6, 2015
International Gathering of the Guilds (guest presenter) 

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
May 9, 2015
Workshop: Kool Kaleidescope

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
April 25, 2015
Workshop: Bird of Wisdom

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
April 18, 2015
Workshop: Amazing Alphabet

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
April 16, 2015
Workshop: That Perfect Press

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
April 10, 2015
Workshop: Rotary Cutting Basics and More

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
March 28, 2015
Workshop: Amazing Alphabet

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
March 14, 2015
Workshop: Quilt Labels, Etc.

Location: Prince Rupert Arts Council
February 21 & 22, 2015
Workshop: Zentangles in Fibre

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 13, 2015
Workshop: Bird of Wisdom

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
February 6, 2015
Workshop: Luna

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
January 30, 2015
Workshop: Amazing Alphabet

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
January 28, 2015
Workshop: That Perfect Press

Location: Earthly Goods Quilting, Edmonton, AB
January 24, 2015
Workshop: Machine Quilting