Workshops & Lectures
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New for 2023!
Fine tune your precision piecing skills and learn tips and tricks for fast and accurate half square triangles while making this fun and easy to piece quilt. Clever positioning of your blocks make this quilt look complicated but it is so easy to piece and goes together in a breeze! Choose one of the three sizes below to get started on in this fun and relaxing wokshop!
New for 2023!
Students will learn this liberating, cut loose style of piecing - no exact seams, no templates, no measurements and best of all, no stress - just slash, sew and go! While making this retro 12” ModTV block, Linda will guide students through her free form and most importantly, fun style of improv piecing, sharing lots of tips and tricks along the way. She’ll also demo ways to finish off this little project into a full quilt or as a memory pillow project using photo fabric.
One of Our Most Popular In Person Workshops!
Boost your appliqué IQ! Loaded with super practical tips and tricks, this workshop is a great way for students to learn or brush up on easy machine appliqué. Students will learn a variety of methods to prepare their shapes for appliqué and perfect their own “unique machine appliqué stitch” during class. Along the way, they’ll also learn how to use a variety of fun decorative stitches to texturize their appliqués and gain the confidence they need to appliqué the day away! Students will work on making one of the Garden Party Flower Pots in class.
One of Our Most Popular Workshops!
Two techniques in one workshop! In part one, Linda will guide students through her liberating and fancy free slash ‘n sew improv technique while making cute colourbug blocks – no ¼” seams to follow, no rules and stress free piecing. Next in part two, she’ll guide students through sewing perfect curves with her handy tips and tricks - after a few practice blocks, students are guaranteed to conquer their fear of sewing curves with no tears. Both techniques come together in one workshop while working on this cute ladybug quilt!
Perfect Your Precision Piecing!
Easy strip piecing and triangles combined with Linda’s tips and tricks allow students a stress free project to perfect their 1/4” seam and cut the triangle shapes while making this fun and exciting new strip quilt. Additionally pulling together the supplies for this workshop couldn’t be easier: just one 2-1/2” strip roll plus two 1-yard cuts of coordinating fabric is all that is needed for this 48” x 48” quilt!
New for 2023!
Liberated slash ‘n sew strips come together in a traditional drunkard’s path block to form these gorgeous, strippy big blossoms. This workshop is perfect for beginning or advanced students to learn fun, easy and wonky strip piecing while conquering their fear of sewing curves with Linda’s easy tips and tricks while making this artsy, colorful,and curvy quilt!
Relaxing & Super Fun Time!
WONKY PIECING & EASY APPLIQUE
Choose to Make Mini ModDog, ModCat or ModFish
Students will love how liberating and fancy free these improv, slash ‘n sew projects are! With no exact 1/4” seams to follow, and tons of tips and tricks from Linda, students will learn the basics of fun improv/wonky piecing and never worry about being exact again! She’ll also teach students the beginning basics of fusible web machine ppliqué with these easy to stitch shapes! Students may choose to make either a ModDog, ModCat or ModFish!
New for 2023!
Get wonky and get super liberated while making these fast and fun slash ‘n sew pillows. No templates or special rulers needed - just (2) 1/2 yards, a rotary cutter and a square ruler is all that is required! Linda will teach students her signature slash n sew method to make both the 20” pillow as well as the 12” 4-patch smaller pillow ! She’ll also share various ways of using these signature slash ‘n sew techniques in other quitsfor fast and fun sashing, borders or blocks as well as other projects that can be made from them such as table runners and placemats!
MY BEST TIPS & TRICKS FOR PRECISION PIECING
One Hour Lecture
Want to perfect your 1/4” seam allowance? Most ‘piecing issues’ are small inaccuracies in cutting, piecing or pressing but each of these small inaccuracies can become compounded while creating the block.
Mastering your scant 1/4” seam doesn’t have to be frustrating! Always searching for new ways of tackling everyday quilting issues, Linda is a true believer that quilting should be first and foremost, fun!, and that ‘persnickety seams’ and ‘potential piecing hazards’ may be frustrating but can always be overcome. Linda will share her best tips and tricks for fabric preparation, setting your machine up for stitchin’ success, perfect pressing, favorite thread/needle choices and most importantly, tools and techniques for fine tuning and achieving your most accurate scant 1/4” seam allowance.
GOT COLOUR? - THE ULTIMATE COLOR LECTURE-One Hour Lecture
Boost your colour confidence and learn to use every colour of the rainbow in your quilts. Linda and Carl will discuss the basics of colour theory, demonstrate colour concepts and how to create and combine dynamic colour palettes, as well as share their tips and tricks on how to find colour inspiration in everyday objects to inspire, infuse and ignite the colour in your next quilting project.
|COLOURWERX TRUNK SHOW - One Hour Lecture
Who would have guessed that two professionals from
television would discover their life long passion in quilting
and go on to create new careers, own a quilt shop and
design a line of best selling patterns? In this one hour
lecture, Linda - along with her partner, Carl - will take you
on their colourful, crazy, quilty journey that started some
18 years ago with the very first Linderella quilt designs to
their current obsession for pure colour within their new
company, Colourwerx. Lots of show & tell and lots of quilts!
ALSO AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY