Materials Lists for Courses

Please check to see if the course(s) you are registering for have a materials list on this page or if a kit will be provided by the instructor which will be paid for in advance as part of your registration fee.


Anne Mathers Pet Portraits: From Photo to Fabric

Workshop Supply List

Fabrics for your Portrait

·         Pre-washed quilting cottons or batiks only

o   bring small to medium sized scraps in a range from very dark -- very light from one colour family (i.e. monochromatic).

o   choose small to medium prints. You can find suitable areas in larger scale prints but avoid solids at they read too flat.

o   bring coloured fabrics for eyes and nose (if applicable).

o   one piece of lightweight cream/white fabric (e.g. thin muslin) about 5” longer and 5” wider than the silhouette of your pet. This fabric should be light enough to see through so that you can trace a pattern onto it.

Fusible Web and Stabilizer

   Lite Steam-a-Seam II – 1.5 meter of 12” wide (or equivalent amount)

o   the method we will use requires a lightweight re-positionable fusible product so no substitutions, please.

·         Sulky Totally Stable iron-on tear away white stabilizer –1 meter of 20” wide (or equivalent amount).

Portable work surface (design board)

·         A portable surface large enough to work on the assembly of your portrait, such as a 15” x 18” piece of styrofoam, foam core or sturdy cardboard securely covered with a layer of cotton batting.

A kit containing the muslin foundation, the fusible web and stabilizer will be available from the instructor for a fee of $15.


·         Posterized photo of your pet printed on standard white 8.5” x 11” paper. See Photo Instructions, next page.

Other Supplies

·         Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, pins, tweezers, masking tape

·         Small sharp scissor (4”-6”) for fussy cutting fabric

Permanent ultra fine black Sharpie marker

NB You will also need a prepared photo for this class which can be sent to the instructor for "posterizing" for a $10 fee if sent before September 28th (Recommended method) or you can posterize it yourself if you are sufficiently tech-savvy or have a friend who is. Instructions re photos will be emailed on registration to this class.

Ionne McCauley - 

 “Square Pegs/Round Holes”                                       © Ionne McCauley

One day class

Advanced Beginner Workshop

Supply List


Note: Bring fabrics in colours that you like. I suggest that you bring lights, mediums and darks. Contrast of value makes the pattern, so all of one group should be one value- for example, all four fat quarters could be light, maybe the “holes” could be all dark and the square “pegs” could be all medium. Your choice. If you have any questions, please contact me.


  • four fat quarters for background fabrics
  • four fabrics for “holes” (each can be .25 meter)
  • four fabrics for square “pegs” (each can be .25 meter)
  • about 36” square of cotton type batting
  • neutral cotton thread for piecing
  • fine invisible nylon or polyester thread

Machine and other hardware:

  • sewing machine (with the manual if possible)- capable of zigzag stitch is helpful
  • regular presser foot, ¼-inch presser foot, open toe applique foot if you have it
  • rotary cutter, mat and the following rulers – large square, small square and 6” x 24” or 6” x 12”
  • scissors
  • seam ripper
  • pins and pincushion
  • freezer paper
  • masking tape
  • spray starch (any kind- grocery store kind or Best Press from quilt shop)
  • small cheap artists brush
  • iron and ironing pad or small board

 From Quilt Top to Quilt -Machine Quilting Basics                      © Ionne McCauley

One day class for beginners

Supply List 

·         Sewing machine with: extra bobbins, manual/instruction book, regular and quarter-inch presser feet and walking or even feed foot, and free-motion quilting foot.

·         Cleaning brush for sewing machine- if you don't have one- buy a fluffy artist's paintbrush or a long-handed fluffy cosmetic brush. 

·         Extension cord

·         Pencil and paper 

·         Masking tape

·         Scissors, seam ripper, straight pins and 6” or 6½” square ruler (any ruler -to draw straight lines)

·         About thirty or so 1”- 1 ½” safety pins for basting

·         Machine quilting gloves- a suggested brand is “Machingers”

·         Sewing machine needles- Quilting 75/11,  Jeans/Denim 70/11 or 80/12, or Universal 70/11 or 80/12.  Please do not bring large needles- 100/16 are large.

·         Cotton threads, (50/2 ply or 50/3 ply -regular sewing thread), in 2 slightly different colours (not black). Suggested brands are Mettler, Gutermann, Superior Masterpiece. Please make sure they really are cotton threads- it should say so on the spool. Metrosene is NOT cotton.

·         King Tut quilting thread is also acceptable- it is 40/3 ply made by Superior Threads. You will need Topstitch 90/14 needles for this thread.

·         Eight 14” squares each of muslin or white solid (not a print) cotton quilting fabric, cotton type batting- (not polyester!) and cotton fabric for backing. Please have these cut to this size before class (there is no need to serge or sew the edges together). Please use quilter's cotton fabrics only for these samples- old sheets and other fabrics do not work and will cause you unnecessary problems during class.

·         Printed fabric or panel about 12” -14” square plus batting and backing the same size. The motifs should be fairly large- you will be free-motion quilting around them.

·         Washable/removable marking pencil for fabric or chalk pencil/wheel or washout marker.

·         Permanent fine point pen or ballpoint pen for making notes on the fabric samples.

Carol Piercy - Foundation Tree

Supply List:

- One fat quarter of sky fabric – use something mottled that won’t show seam lines

- A bunch of scraps for the tree pieces – I’ll bring my scrap bag as well, so don’t worry if you don’t have enough variety.

- Scrap for the trunk (or get one from me)

- Border fabric – perhaps a darker shade of your sky? - .3 m – you could just squeeze it out of one FQ but will have to seam the side borders.  Half a meter or 2 FQs will give you enough for binding as well.

- One button for the top of the tree (optional)

- Batting, a bit larger than 12 ½” x 26 ½”

- Fabric for backing (see batting size)

- Binding fabric (80” of  2 ½” wide strip or see border fabric note)

- Quilt ruler, at least 24”, plus a shorter one (6-12”, a school one is fine)

- Pencil – 1 regular, 1 coloured

- Sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc. 

You probably won’t need the batting and backing for class.                 

Can be done in any seasonal fabric, any festive fabric, any colour …..  I’ll bring green scraps and several trunk fabrics.


Barb Mortell - Totally Modernized and Improvisational Log Cabin

Supply list: solid coloured good quality cotton, such as Pima cotton or Kona cotton. 

2 - 4 yards black (or very dark value colours) cotton

2 -4  yards white (or very light value colours) cotton

1 yard pieces of solid coloured cottons. Bring one colour, or grey, or many choices, it is up to you. Design a nice colour scheme that you like with black and white and we'll go from there. Solid colours, no prints.

Sewing machine

Large cutting mat

Rotary cutter

Flannel for design wall

Tape to adhere design wall


Note book or sketchbook and pencil 

digital camera and printer if you have it.

Anne Hall - Prismatic Star ** There is some preparation (pre-cutting) needed for this class - instructions will be emailed on registration 

Supply list:

·         2 yards (1.9 m) of background fabric (get this later if you want to audition colours)

·         1-1/8 yards (1.1 m) of sashing fabric (I used white … this is to go around your diamonds)

·         48 x 2 ½” x WOF strips (see handout for guidance)

·         Sewing Machine with a quarter-inch foot AND a normal foot

·         *12” Add-a-quarter ruler

·         *Fold template (approx. 3" by 12")

·         Your largest cutting mat

·         6” x 24” ruler (or 8½” x 24” ruler)

·         Rotary cutter 45mm or 60 mm with a new blade for fabric, and an old blade for papers

·         Size 70 needles (Microtex sharps recommended)

·         Small scissors

·         Seam ripper

·         *Fabric glue pen (e.g. Fons and Porter, Sewline, Clover)

·         High quality cotton sewing thread,

·         Flower pins (or any other pins you have)

·         Yellow highlighter pen (optional)

·         Purple thang (optional)

·         Stapler (I have several to borrow)

·         Staple remover (I have several to borrow)

·         Large plastic-coated paper clips

* I will bring these items to purchase if you do not have them

Mavis Reynolds - Amish Block Party

Recommended with this Pattern:

  • 4 Fabric colours (I chose Kona Cotton in blue, red, purple & burgundy) 1 meter of each
  • 10" Clearview 60 Degree Triangle Ruler
  • Backing - 5 meters
  • Plastic Template, tissue paper or freezer paper - at least 10" by 18" long
  • Design Wall
  • Batting - Queen Size - 90" x 108"
  • Black Sharpie for marking templates
  • Accuquilt 1 1/2 inch Strip Die (#55024) or equivalent (optional)
  • Black Kona Cotton or solid colour of your choice - 5 meters total ( for strip sets, setting triangles & border)
You will also need your regular sewing kit and a sewing machine with an accurate 1/4" foot. 
Please email me if you have any questions.
Precutting for this class:
cut 16 x 1 1/2" x WOF strips from each of the four colours
Cut 80 x 1 1/2" x WOF strips from the black (or your solid)
Cut 2 to 3 x  5 7/8" strips to yield 16 setting triangles (will depend on your width of fabric)

Borders. Cut 8. 5" x WOF of border fabric

Borders don't need to be done for the class though. 

Isabelle Fusey 

 All materials included in Kit fee. (unless you have access to a table loom you can bring!)

Suzanne Cannon

Bring pencil, ruler, scissors, and a glue stick and your reading glasses if you need them. 

Cynthia Minden                                                                                                                                                       All weaving materials included in kit fee

Participants need to bring:
sharp hand held pruning shears 
an old towel
a dish pan or bucket for soaking reeds

an awl if you have one

Paddy O'Connell

  Classic Socks - Materials & Pattern Provided; please bring your own scissors & tapestry needle

  Finishing your Hand-knits - Please bring your hand-knit pieces or 8" square hand-knit samples for joining, matching yarn & knitting needles, scissors and tapestry needle

Anna Heywood- Jones
Kit fee covers all materials.

Sussanna Czeranko
Bring two old towels, a hand towel, an old pillow case, an apron & a plastic bag. Kit fee covers all materials.

Christine O'Neill Felted Critters

A $10 kit fee covers all materials needed for this class

Val Galvin
Please bring a pair of scissors for this class. The kit fee covers everything else.