Teaching - Zoom teaching is lots of fun.I offer classes in both traditional and art quilts for adults or children both advanced or beginners. We can design a class that is just right for you.

Virtual Teaching

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

Sheep Creek Arts Council

For more information or to register click the link.

 

Creative Borders

Unique borders can take your quilt to another level. In this class we will be looking at over a dozen different border panels. You can prep a dozen quilts or bring panels to enlarge with a border. Want to work on something smaller? Make a set of placemats. The borders can be  used to make a Row by Row quilt. This class can be taken in person or virtually by Zoom.

 

 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Sept 15, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, Dec 7

Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 15, March 1 and 15

alternate dates April 5 and 19 - In case we get shut down or I need a week

6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Landscape Quilting

You have all had a year to sort your pictures so find your favourite and recreate it in fabric. Make your landscape stunning by liberating your inner child by playing with fabric and embellishments. Art quilting is perfect for anyone who like to play, it can be made by machine or by hand. We’ll meet by Zoom the first class to discuss your picture choice and what you will need. The Saturday classes are in person or join by Zoom.

 

Zoom class Tuesday September 28 7 - 8:30 PM

October 16 and November 13 - Saturdays

10 am - 4 pm

Addies Creative Fabric - Cochrane

Call 1 587 439 8840 to book

These classes are taught virtually using Zoom.

Get Out Of Your Box

12 block sampler quilt. Great for all level

It would be 12 weeks. 1st and 3rd Thursday and odd  5th.

Sept 16, 30, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 16, January 6, 20 and Feb 3 and 17.

Threads Galore

Want to know all about threads? 

There are so many types of thread on the market. Cotton, rayon, poly, metallic thread, thin thread, thick thread…. what is the best type to use? This on line class will explore different threads and how to use it. Each class we will discuss 1 type of thread. Depending on the thread you will do piecing, appliqué, quilting, bobbin work, couching etc.

4 - 1 hour classes on the basics. 

4 - 1 hour classes for traditional quilters

4 - 1 hour classes for art quilters.

Or choose what you are interested in.

Okotoks Culture

Call 403.938.8969 to book

www.okotoksculture.ca

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Landscape Fibre Art

Bring your favourite scenery photograph to life using fabrics and create a beautiful piece of art for your wall. First your photo will be enlarged to the desired size (no larger than 30 cm X 60 cm so it can be completed) then we will use a variety of fabrics to create it. Stitch it together by machine or hand. Then we will add embellishments to bring it to life. All ages are welcome as long as they can handle an iron and sewing machine.

November 6 and 20 

10 AM - 4 PM

Self Study

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

Stars Galore - Techniques - 12 week class

Finishing Techniques for Traditional Quilts - 4 week class

Finishing Techniques for Art Quilts - 4 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

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