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.


 Janet Finch

 Machine Quilting Basics                       

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.


 Joyce McLellan

Trees and Branches


Supply List:

I will be showing you 2 techniques to form a Tree trunk and one for the foliage or branches.

You will need:

-An eight or 6 inch regular embroidery hoop to put under your needle to thread paint branches

-a permanent fine line felt marking pen such as Sharpie fine line.

-an old scarf nylon type fabric, preferably with brown undertones, I bought one from Sally Ann‘s. I will have pieces on hand in case you can’t find one.

-Variety of yarns in mostly shades of browns, some cream to tan, a bit of orange.  I will bring some for those that do not have yarns already. Some green for foliage.

-Wool roving in a variety of colours you may find in a tree trunk, browns, green, rust orange. I will have some on hand so don’t make a special buying trip, bring only if you have on hand.

-Bring for sure coordinating threads in browns and greens. I prefer cotton 30 to 50 weight as it fills faster than thinner poly or rayon and will not burn if you want to dry it faster with a hot iron.

-A piece of Heavy Duty Stabilizer 81/2 x 11 minimum.  Again I will have some with me in case you have none.

-Heavy Duty Solvy or Pellon or Avalon water soluble stabilizer, I will have some too.

-Nylon tulle, the light wedding kind in a colour that will blend in with your intended background colour, I use a light to medium blue to blend in with sky where tree branches usually are.

 - 90/14 topstitch needles, cotton threads of varying greens, browns, tans in 40 to 50 weight, bobbin weight thread(80-100) in neutral colour . 

  You may want to use the felted method of making a tree trunk if you have foam or a felting brush and a felting needle. I will be bringing mine to try as well. I will be showing the tulle method as well if you don’t want to felt the trunk.

NB- If you choose to make a small quilt background keep it small and simple with 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground or slightly less than a third ground and more sky. You may pre quilt this or bring it sandwiched to class and work on it there if you finish your tree. This is not a whole and complete project course, but a techniques class on how to make tree trunks and branches.

Raelene Robertson

Supply list for Blue Jean Bag class

Sewing machine, zipper foot

Cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers,

12” x12” Cotton Fabric to construct zippered pocket, 11” zipper

8” x 12” cotton fabric to construct expandable pocket.

6”x6” solid or tone on tone fabric to fold into fabric flower - Hand needle and thread

Pencil and unlined paper

Despite being a blue jean class, there is no need to bring that fabric.


Dante Ambriel

1 - Scrap fabric, lace, yarn and string, sequins, buttons and anything that might appeal to you. Go to the dollar store and look in the Art Supply section for interesting things to use.

2 - A panel or well made stretched canvas the size that appeals to you and a size that will work in your house.

3 - A good pair of scissors, a ruler, a tape measure, paper and a pencil.

Pam Vipond

Kit fee includes the Kumihimo disc and all materials for the braiding


Linda Doerksen

Please purchase the materials kit, and bring yarn scissors, a craft or heavy blunt darning needle for finishing, and, optionally, a 6"+ long crochet hook to assist the final rows. For those wishing to continue their learning, the instructor will have copies of Carol James' two books on språng available for purchase.

Kit fee: $18; includes: frame; 2 beam sticks; shed sticks; prepared warp; latch hook; hand-out. 

Suzanne Cannon

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

 Plus  Any calligraphy supplies you already have

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

Basic knitting skills are needed to participate in this class and yarn will be provided. Please bring a 16”/40cm circular needle and set of four double-pointed needles, all in size 3 ½ mm.

$10 materials fee



Kerri Boland

-          50 grams of fingering to DK weight yarn (in order to complete an adult pair of socks, you will require 100 grams of yarn, but we will only use 50 grams in the class)

-          desired needles for working in the round (5 dpns OR 1x32”/40” circular needle OR 2x9” circular needles) to match your yarn

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

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.