About the Courses 2018


From Quilt Top to Quilt -Machine Quilting Basics                                  

Beginners class.

Learn all the basics of machine quilting- which presser feet to use, which batting, which needles, which threads and what designs to choose for your quilt. All about setting up the machine and adjusting the tension- plus learning how not to be tense yourself!!  Learn to quilt- using straight lines, curved lines and free motion techniques- working on sample pieces that you can make notes on for future reference. Now that you can piece tops fast, get them out of the cupboard and into use!

One day class                                                           $60

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Raelene Robertson



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Linda Doerksen


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Dante Ambriel

Kerri Boland


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Suzanne Cannon


 Introduction to Calligraphy

In this busy one day class you will be introduced to the elegant Italic hand.  You will learn and practice the rules of letter construction and discuss the topics of pen, inks, papers and other tools.  Be ready for lots of notes and ideas. 

Supply fee is $8/student


 One day class                                    $60 plus kit fee

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Cynthia Minden


Egg Basket Appalachian Style

In this 2-day workshop you will learn how to make a wonderful and useful basket. The Appalachian

Egg basket (sometimes called a “bum” or "gizzard” basket!) is constructed with 2 pockets on either side of the base 

so that eggs won’t roll into each other. Traditionally made from white oak or black ash splints, we will be weaving 

with rattan or reed, a wonderful material for controlling tension and creating the symmetrical basket we are aiming for.

This workshop is 2 full days, beginners are welcome! FULL

Two day class  $120 plus $20 materials fee

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Paddy O'Connell


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 Sussanna Czeranko


Felted Slippers

Learn a wet felting process using a resist method−an ancient, yet simple process that produces colorful, sturdy, one of kind, pair of slippers.  You will learn how to make a basic slipper pattern to fit your feet perfectly and to make a pair of felted slippers to take home.  You will never wear any other kind of slipper ever again!

One day class                                               $60 plus $25 materials fee


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Christine O'Neill


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Val Galvin

 One Day Rug Hooking for Beginners
Hook yourself an heirloom…..Val will walk you through everything you need to know to hook your own rug. Instruction will include technique ,and design, step by step hooking styles. Expect to get a great start on a wonderful textile  art form, using fabrics and textiles bound for the land-fill. You will take home a beginner frame, hook, backing, and a bag of fun fabrics to hook. 

One Day Class                     $60 plus Kit Fee $40

 Catered Meals 


Choosing the catered meals makes it easy for you! Lunch is $14. per day and includes soup or salad, a wrap or sandwich and a sweet treat, and coffee or tea. Breakfast and snack foods are individually priced, pay-as-you-go. There will be a catered dinner on  Saturday night at the Guest House Bistro, by reservation only for $22 complete (includes main course, dessert and hot drink).This will precede the Wearable Art Show which begins at 7:30 just down the street at the Denman Activity Center (aka Seniors)
   There will be a Friday dinner available at the Guest House Bistro along with live music, but we will not be taking reservations for this event. Just show up at dinner time and there will be lots of choices including gf  and vegetarian. 
Make your choices known on the registration page, along with any food sensitivities you may need looking after. Friday Evan Penner of the CafePourium will be catering lunch.
On Saturday, we are offering lunch choices - Sushi made by our own Norie McGillvary  or for the seafood sensitive-  a regular lunch by Lee Andra Jacobs (of the fabulous Kale Wraps of Saturday Market fame)  -you indicate your choice on the registration form.  Last year there were some very envious people when they saw the sushi!! Be aware that if you don't pre-order it  there isn't any for you!! Sunday Yogi & Bronwynne will provide their wonderful homemade pitas, bagels and fixings.  
Please note - There are no kitchen facilities available to attendees.

The catered meals are not the only way to go - there are two restaurants  within walking distance of the classrooms which serve breakfast and lunch, and the General Store has take-away food as well as coffee.

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