Teaching - Zoom teaching is lots of fun.I offer classes in both traditional and art quilts for adults or children both advanced and beginners. We can design a class that is just right for you.
Virtual Teaching - This is available individually.
Teaching from the comfort of your own home gives you the opportunity to have students from all over the world. Finding the platforms that work best for you is the challenge. In this workshop I will share what has worked best for me, but we will also look at alternatives. We don’t all have the same hardware or software.
We will look at Zoom, Google Classroom, Power Point, making videos and technology to make that happen.
In the two-hour Zoom class, we will go over all the material and then you will be invited into my classroom where you will have time to explore, digest and ask questions. I will answer online creating a dialogue to help you create dynamic classes.
This method is also perfect for in person and online classes simultaneously. Feedback from students over the past year has shown that using technology will be part of my teaching tools in the future.
2 hour Zoom with online follow up
For more information or to register click the link.
Beginner Quilting Or Make a Game Board Quilt
Take up a new hobby or get reacquainted with an old one making a fun and easy baby quilt or table runner. We’ll walk you step by step through the process from cutting to stitching and quilting to binding.
If you want a little more challenge use the same concepts and make a reversible game board quilt with Checkers on one side and Snakes and Ladders on the other.
Tuesdays April 4, 18, and May 2, 9 and 23 6- 9 PM
This class is offered in person or by Zoom.
Supply list – sewing machine and sewing kit including a ¼” foot and a walking foot for your machine, safety pins
Cotton fabric for top and backing and batting.
Fabric requirements for baby quilt – 33’ X42”
If using a directional fabric get extra
Material 1 – Feature Fabric – squares, border 3, and binding 1 meter
Material 2 – 9-patch corner blocks and border 2 (accent border) 0.4 meters
Material 3 – 9-patch 0.25 meters
Material 4 – border 1 0.3 meters
Batting 1 meter
Backing 1.2 meters
Designing and stitching a picture is easier than you think. It is like painting expect you use thread instead of paint. This is a free motion quilting technique. It can be done on fabric or bring a water-soluble stabilizer to create a stand-alone thread creation. Bring fabric with a design printed on it if you don’t want to draw your own. The weekend will be spent trying different techniques and then starting a project.
Saturday and Sunday April 15 & 16 10 am – 4 pm
Machine in good working order with a free motion foot, sewing supplies.
Fabric – six pieces of 15” square cotton, solid colour works the best, 10’ – 12” hoop (the round ones, I will have some to borrow if you don’t have one.), stabilizer
Optional – water-soluble stabilizer, fabric with a large design.
There are two summer camps offered. The July camp is a stitching camp. Stitching can include traditional quilting, art quilts or garment construction.Bring your machine and projects and I will be on hand to help with any issues you are having.
The August camp is a stitching and art camp. Bring any project you want to work on. This can be stitching or art work. There iwill be space to bring your paints or other art material to work on and get help as required.
Camp 1 July 3 - 7
Camp 2 August 21 - 25
10 am - 4 pm At least one evening, usually Thursday we go for dinner and return to quilt until 8 PM
Addies Creative Fabric - Cochrane
Call 1 587 439 8840 to book
These classes are taught virtually using Zoom.
One Block Wonder
Make your own one-of-a-kind, unique quilt. Choose one perfect fabric (yardage or panels) to create a piece which will swirl, whirl, twist, and spiral. Add some cubes or another panel to add some more pizzazz.
We will begin with choosing fabric, making the kaleidoscopes, and building a variety of cubes. Then the fun begins with choosing the layout and borders.
The class will be held by zoom but the store is open to work together. An in-person class will try and be arranged for the layout.
March 16, April 6, 13, May 4, 18, June 1
7 – 8:30 PM
May 18th is 6:30 – 9:30 for lay out.
Sheep Creek Weavers
Felting Paper and Wool
The day will be spent exploring using a variety of papers with wool to create felted items. A felted vessel will be constructed in the afternoon.
Thursday May 18 10 am - 4 pm
Felting supplies - 2 towels, bubble wrap, soap- olive oil works well, pool noodle, resist fabric - heavy plastic,
container for water, ball brasier or other container to sprinkle water.
Wool - merino works well - bring or purchase at the class.
Paper - variety of types - kit supplied price to be determined.
Book through SCW $35 for members $70 non-members
Stained Glass Cathedral Window Quilt or Runner - 4 week class
Flower Garden Quilt or Runner - 4 week class
Pillowcase 1 class
Get Out of Your Box Quilt - 14 week class
Borders - Techniques - 12 week class or it can be taken in 3 sections.
Stars Galore - Techniques - 12 week class
Finishing Techniques for Traditional Quilts - 4 week class
Finishing Techniques for Art Quilts - 4 week class
One Block Wonder with cubes - 6 week class
These classes are all set up and can be taken virtually as a self study. You will be invited into a Google Classroom. Videos and instructions will be posted each week. I will be available for discussion during the time to answer questions on the classroom.
Student Comments on my Zoom Classes
I have really enjoyed the quilting classes on Zoom with Joyce. I have taken three of Joyce's classes online since January 2021 - started with the beginner Flower Garden Quilt, continued with Finishing a Traditional Quilt, and just completed the Stained Glass Cathedral Windows class. She posts videos to explain every step of the quilt and then spends a lot of time teaching and answering all the questions that my class members and I have for her during our zoom class time. She has imparted to us not only information but the confidence that we can learn to grow in our artistic appreciation of quilting. And we have a lot of fun! I now have a couple of quilting projects that I am really proud of and I am so grateful to Joyce for her patient and encouraging teaching style. I am so glad she taught me the basics of quilting and I look forward to learning more advanced quilting with her. by Debbie
Joyce has done an amazing job of teaching quilting classes over zoom. During the online class Joyce demonstrates concepts using different camera angles and has many samples to share with the class. Between classes she posts detailed videos and movies to demonstrate the next steps of our project and makes herself available through email and posting on Classroom to provide ongoing support. This has allowed the participants to spend class time sharing questions, offering encouragement to each other and sharing an interest in a new hobby. We can leave our quilting area set up and don’t need to spend valuable time packing and unpacking our quilting supplies to attend an in person class Joyce, thanks so much making the online experience such a success. I very much appreciate all your efforts to make the online quilting course a truly positive experience. by Pam
I was so fortunate to have Joyce as my teacher for my very first ever foray into quilting. I was an absolute newbie. Joyce explained everything so clearly, was so patient and so much fun that I’m signing up for her next two classes as well. She really instills an infectious sense of confidence and creativity into our quilting classes. Thanks so much, Joyce. by Lorene