Monday, 24 August 2015

In Studio Classes For November and December 2015

Oh Winter in Canada! When every day is the perfect day to quilt...

Where no Canadian quilter is afraid to say... it's just a little snow....

We will be jumping in with both feet so to speak and running classes straight through till the end of the first week in December. I will leave some dates open for all of you who have been asking for dates to book one on one classes as well. So if you have a date and or class in mind please email me right away at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca before my dates are no longer available. OK lets get to the classes.....

November 2 2015

ZenSuedle Whole Cloth Marking Class
10:00-5:00 A light lunch will be served half way through class



This is an all day whole cloth marking class. Lunch is included. Classes will be held in my studio in Post Rowan Ontario, no machine is needed for class. This technique can be completed by hand, Longarm or domestic sewing machine and all three finishing techniques will be discussed and shown in class. Students will need to bring a black piece of fabric 45 x 45 and your favorite wash away marking tool. For dark fabrics I recommend a white wash away pen. If you are interested please email me for registration details. All gizmos, gadgets, stencils, and rulers will be suppied in class.
 Class Fee: $65.00 plus tax


November 6 2015


Spines With Designs Blocks
9:00-1:00 Hands On
This class offers new designs and concepts for full size blocks, corner stones, and triangles. It includes everything from “featherish” designs to feather alternatives with the added touch of new spine ideas that can be added and altered to any design you have already mastered or any design you will master in the future. This class is a free motion that will take your confidence level and precision to a whole new level. Come see how easy it is to create an entirely new design with these innovative unique spine designs.

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

A light lunch will be offered for all students taking classes all day.

Spines With Designs Sashings and Borders
1:30-5:30 Hands On
We spend so much time planning the block motifs that we often ignore the sashing altogether. This class offers you all new design concepts that may be free motion quilted quickly and easily. Although this class offers dozens of my original designs it is a class that will teach you a new technique that you can easily apply to all the designs that you have already mastered, or that you have yet to learn. This technique can be used to intensify any style of quilting from the most traditional design to the wildest of art designs. It will teach you that there is more then one way to create texture to your designs and will have you looking at how you stitch out designs in a whole new way.

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
                                                            Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion

November 7 2015

Rule Your Quilts
9:00- 1:00 Hands On

If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates
safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs. Rulers are a perfect tool for your domestic machine and of course your Sweet Sixteen. So join us and discover how rulers can add beauty and precision to all your future quilts.
Skills Featured:
• Straight line quilting
• Fast continuous-curve method
• Right angles and echo quilting
• Crosshatching
• Piano keys and borders
 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
                                                            Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion
Lunch will be offered for all students attending classes all day

Rouge Rulers & Stunning Stencils
1:30-5:30 Hands On

No surprise that Sue is going rouge!! This class is full of awesome new ways, tips and tricks on using those rulers, stencils and gadgets that you have collected over the years. This class is packed full of something for everything and will have you looking at gizmos, gadgets, rulers and stencils in a whole new way… so come join us in discovering new concepts for your everyday tools. If you have a ruler, stencil or gadget that you would like Sue to demo, please feel free to bring it with you to class.

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
                                                            Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion

Domestic Quilting Classes
Free Motion For The True Beginner
10:00-1:30 please arrive at 9:30 to set up your machine

This class is designed to inspire and assist the beginner to become confident with their ability to use free motion designs and techniques for themselves and their clients. This class is packed full of info for the beginner. While mastering the skill of free motion quilting, we will discuss threads, tension, how batting affects the overall look of the quilt and where to place these new design concepts on the quilt to achieve three degrees of texture and balance. These designs offer a quick, easy and accurate way to finish any quilt top. So put away those marking tools and turn off that laser light and join us for this free motion block party! 
$65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in                                                                                     your kit.
Lunch
A light lunch will be provided for any student attending the whole day.

Start With A Stencil
2:00-5:30 

This is a class full of tips and trick on using the stencil you already have, or teaching you what to look for in a stencil in the future. I will show you how to take one stencil and turn it into a multitude of designs to fit every area of your quilt... not just the block. or border size it was intended to be used in. You will learn how easy those hand stitching stencils can be turned into stunning continues line designs and how you can use stencils in more ways then you ever imagined. So come explore beyond the rules of Stencils with us.
$65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in your kit.


November 13 2015

Add, Alter, Delete, and Change
10:00-5:00 Hands On
A Light lunch will be provided
This new class will take six design concepts and turn them into DOZENS of designs for every area of the quilt top. Sue will teach the class to go beyond what they see to discover what each design can be if you add, alter, delete and charge it. This class takes each design concept and creates blocks, borders, sashing, background, and edge-to-edge designs or all over designs, covering the complete quilt any style all in one class. Students will have the chance to share a design they use all the time and have it transformed into a multitude of variations to fit every area of a quilt. This is a fast pass, all out fun and exciting class that will leave students with a whole new way of looking at their designs and the design they will learn in other classes. Come see beyond what's there and discover what any design can become as we Add, Alter, Delete and Change the way we design and quilt!!!    

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
  Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion

November 14 2015

Free Motion Edge to Edge
9:00-1:00  Hands On

This fast-paced class is packed full of inspiration!! Come create a multitude of unique quilt designs for personal and client edge-to-edge quilts. With no marking and no pantos you can complete one of a kind design in half the time and never have to worry about whether you'll run out of space at the bottom of the quilt. It's the perfect fit every time, with no math and no marking. This class also covers free motion borders for that added touch, without ever having to turn the quilt top or pre mark a single design. We will discuss thread and batting choices as we work our way through this quick and easy three step concept for the perfect edge-to-edge design every time. Come discover how you can quilt those edge-to-edge quilts in half the time in this free motion Quilting Extravaganza!! 
$110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion       

Lunch

Plunk & Play
1:30-5:30 Hands On

This class is full of unique and innovative ways to spice up those edge-to-edges and all over designs. Sue combines motifs, corner designs, thread play, and thread colour change to enhance and intensify with texture and movement. This class explores the use of everything from free motion quilting to computerized pre-set designs. Sue will use stencils, acrylic rulers and thread play all combined with edge-to-edge and all over designs to create a stunning style that will wow even the judges!! Come learn to take that oh so common edge-to-edge technique to a stunning new level of WOW as Sue explores the endless ideas of Plunk and Play!! This class does not use stencils or templates in the traditional manner as Sue is not your average quilter, but she will show you how to use all those                                                                                        stencil and template you already own in a                                                                                          whole new way      
 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion      

November 20 2015

Birds Of  A Feather Domestic class
10:00-1:30 please arrive at 9:30 to set up your machine
This is a three step class to help you master the beloved feather. If you are new to the longarm world or have ever wanted to learn the art of feathers without the extra work of marking or the extra cost of stencils and panto, then this is the class for you. This is a free motion class that takes you step by step from stem to feathered finish; with extra tips and tricks and a multitude of inside feather filler designs. The feather learn in class may be used for borders, blocks, and sashings. So put away your feather fears and come fly with us as we master the art of the feather together!!  
 $65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in your kit.                                  

Lunch will be provided for any student signed up all day

Feather Alternatives
2:00-5:30 
Not every quilt screams for feathers!! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement... of course Sue has up dated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded. This is a free motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh so tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers these designs can be used to wow both traditional and cutting edge quilters alike. So come discover a world of designs that will add create movement and outstanding texture to all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!!!
 $65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in                                                                                     your kit.       

November 21 2015

Birds Of A Feather
9:00-1:00 Hands On

This is a three step class to help you master the beloved feather. If you are new to the longarm world or have ever wanted to learn the art of feathers without the extra work of marking or the extra cost of stencils and panto, then this is the class for you. This is a free motion class that takes you step by step from stem to feathered finish; with extra tips and tricks and a multitude of inside feather filler designs. The feather learn in class may be used for borders, blocks, and sashings. So put away your feather fears and come fly with us as we master the art of the feather together!!
  $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet Sixteen- 2 Fusion           
Lunch will be provided for any student attending all day.

Feather Alternatives
1:30-5:30 Hands On
Not every quilt screams for feathers!! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement... of course Sue has up dated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded. This is a free motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh so tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers these designs can be used to wow both traditional and cutting edge quilters alike. So come discover a world of designs that will add create movement and outstanding texture to all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!!!              $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet                                                                                             Sixteen- 2 Fusion           

November 27 2015

Today's New Age Modern Quilt
9:00-1:00 Hands On
This class is packed full of new design concepts for today’s Modern Quilt. This class combines new age design concepts with unique style grid, straight line and curved line work to create three degrees of texture and fill large open background spaces with a touch of flare. Sue will discuss everything from stencil, rulers, and free motion to ways to mark and fill each area of you work of art. This class will also cover the effects of thread weight, colour, tension tips and will discuss batting choices to help achieve the perfect finished look for today’s new age modern quilts.
  $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet         Sixteen- 2 Fusion           
Lunch will be provided to all students attending classes all day

Every Little Bit Counts
1:30-5:30 Hands On
This class is designed for the confident quilter. It is packed full of unique one of kind designs that we will micro stipple into 6 inch squares!! The designs used in this class may also be enlarged to create wonderful all over designs and can be incorporated to fit into small sashings and corner stones. There are 22 unique designs in all and ever hand out has step-by-step how to instructions to follow when you return home from your workshop or quilt show. This class takes the art of stippling to a whole new level of design and fun. Come join us and discover for yourself why every little bit really does count.
 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 Sweet                                                                                             Sixteen- 2 Fusion    
      
 I also offer one on one classes. The classes usually run from 10-5 ish and as always include a light lunch. These classes can be requested for the Longarm user or the Domestic machine user. If you would like to book a private class please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca and we can set a date.

  Hands-On Classes will be offered on a Sweet Sixteen (sit down machine) and a Fusion (longarm) Classes are limited to four students per class, please be sure to indicate if you will be using the sit down or longarm for class when you email your space request. A light lunch will be provided for all students signed up for a full day of classes, please let me know if you have any food allergies. All supplies need for class will be provided.

Domestic Classes
Please be sure to bring a machine in good working order to class. Be sure that your machine has the ability to drop your feet dogs for free motion quilting. Please pre wide 3-6 bobbins for class. A kit fee of $20.00 is required at the start of class. This covers the pre marked quilt sandwiches, top thread and hand outs.

**All in Studio class fees are due at the time of booking. You have several ways to pay:
If you would like to register for any of the classes listed above please email your class choices to suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca prior to making payment, to ensure that space is still available. You may pay by mailing a cheque or money order to Sue Patten, 4 Stacey Street, PO BOX 372, Port Rowan, Ontario, or through e-transfer to suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca. Please be sure to include applicable tax for all class fees listed above. You may also contact me by phone at 289-260-8203.

I will be adding more classes to November and December later this month, please check back often. 

Happy Quilting Till We Meet Again, please feel free to share this with all your quilting friends, and I'll see you in class soon.

Events and Classes In Canada- September through October 2015

September 15-19 2015

I will be traveling to Africa in September where I will be teaching a weeks worth of classes. If you are going to be in the area or attending the show be sure to sign up for classes on line and stop by the Handi Quilter Booth to say hi.

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Then I will be traveling through the States before returning home in early October
My first stop will be a quilt shop in Johnsontown, PA Called the Quilt Peddler where I will enjoy a two day Handi Quilter Event.
Friday, September 25
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                     Feathers That Amaze                
Whether you quilt on a sewing machine, HQ Sweet Sixteen or a longarm, the basic elements of creating a feather are the same.   Learn how to draw and stitch feathers by several different paths; then, add fills and adjust feathers to a variety of geometric spaces.   Add class to any quilt with these classic, charming and beloved designs.  New quilters to advanced quilters will benefit from this class.
                                                     
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                       3 Bs - Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks 
Every quilt has one or more of these elements.  Learn to enhance each area by adding texture and fluidity to your quilting with a few simple skills.  Drawing designs, combining simple designs to create borders and sashings, re-sizing and spacing designs, and using rulers and templates will open new design possibilities.  This class applies to all types of quilting - including hand quilting - and all types of machines.
            
Saturday, September 26
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                     How Do I Quilt It?  
Learn how to select, resize, preview and apply designs; explore border options; and discover new design resources. Bring quilt tops and projects that have you stumped, for a collaborative activity to discuss possible quilting paths and designs.  You will find yourself considering designs from a new perspective. 
                       
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                       Creative Textures and Fills                
Fills are creative design elements used to quilt the background and empty spaces of a primary quilting or block design. Elegant, whimsical, structured, or meandering - there is a style to compliment every space.   Learn to scale the fill design properly, how to evenly place and space fills, and how to “travel” from one to another.   Whether moving the machine or moving the fabric, the technique is the same.  Beginners to advanced quilters will enjoy and benefit from this class.

To sign up for classes you can contact the shop at 814-262-9656 and receive your space today.

Then Its off to an awesome week of friends and classes and an amazing display of quilts and vendors as I make my way to  Quilt Week in Des Moines, IA. The show runs from September 30- October 3. 

QuiltWeek
Downtown-Skyline-and-River

Then it's back to work for me as I head back to the shop in Port Rowan, Ontario Canada ....

October 7 2015

ZenSuedle Whole Cloth Marking Class
10-5 with an hour brake for lunch

This is an all day whole cloth marking class. Lunch is included. Classes will be held in my studio in Post Rowan Ontario, no machine is needed for class. This technique can be completed by hand, Longarm or domestic sewing machine and all three finishing techniques will be discussed and shown in class. Class will run from 10am to 5pm. Students will need to bring a black piece of fabric 45 x 45 and your favorite wash away marking tool. For dark fabrics I recommend a white wash away pen. If you are interested please email me for registration details. The class is $65.00 per student, all tools need to complete the class will be supplied.

A light lunch will be provide. Please let me know if you have any food allergies.

October 9 2015

Domestic machine quilting classes

Free Motion Possibilities For The True Beginner:
10-1:30 please arrive at 9:30 to set up your machine.
This class is designed to inspire and assist the beginner to become confident with their ability to use free motion designs and techniques for themselves and their clients. This class is packed full of info for the beginner. While mastering the skill of free motion quilting, we will discuss threads, tension, how batting affects the overall look of the quilt and where to place these new design concepts on the quilt to achieve three degrees of texture and balance. These designs offer a quick, easy and accurate way to finish any quilt top. So put away those marking tools and turn off that laser light and join us for this free motion block party!!

$65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in your kit.
Lunch
A light lunch will be provided for any student attending the whole day.

Stunning Sashings
2:00-5:30 please arrive at 1:30 if you are not attending the whole day.
Running out of sashing design ideas?? This class is a fast-paced class that explores the balance between design and texture. Students will build confidence in their free motion skills while learning new designs created to maximize the art of texture we use every day to enhance our quilt tops. These new and innovative designs will help you achieve that cutting edge in your client, personal and show quilts. We will explore the age old question to “stitch in the ditch” or “ditch the stitch” and discuss how to travel though out the quilt with less stops and starts. This class will charge how you view sashing, corner stones and ditch work forever. So jump in and join in on this exportation of Stunning Sashing.

$65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked                                                                                     quilt sandwich is supplied in your kit.

October 16 2015

Tickle My Quilt With Feathers
10:00-1:30 please arrive at 9:30 to set up your machine

This class is not your “Classic Victorian Feather”class. It is a class for the Wild at heart who want to offer Unique, Fast and Fun Feathers to enhance an art quilt or spice up a traditional pieced top. This class takes the art of feathers to a whole new level of design and texture, with cutting edge fillers, creative “stipplish” spines and an all-out frenzy of new and innovative ways to tickle any quilt with feathers. This is a free motion class so put away those stencils, pantos and laser lights and come join in this frenzy of “featherish” designs adventure.

$65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in your kit.



Lunch
A light lunch will be provided for any student attending the whole day

Start With A Stencil
2:00-5:30 please arrive at 1:30 if you are not attending the whole day.

This is a class full of tips and trick on using the stencil you already have, or teaching you what to look for in a stencil in the future. I will show you how to take one stencil and turn it into a multitude of designs to fit every area of your quilt... not just the block. or border size it was intended to be used in. You will learn how easy those hand stitching stencils can be turned into stunning continues line designs and how you can use stencils in more ways then you ever imagined. So come explore beyond the rules of Stencils with us.

$65.00 plus tax ($20.00 kit fee)
please bring wound bobbins to class, everything else needed included top thread, and pre marked quilt sandwich is supplied in your kit.

If you have a stencil at home that you would like to bring with you to class.


October 21-24

I will be attending a Handi Quilter Event being presented by Friends Quilting Basket in Lake Odessa, MI. For Information or to register for all or some of the classes and open house please contact them at 616-374-3060. The Event is being held at a Church Hall, the friendly staff there will be happy to provide directions and information;

Open House on the 21 2015
I hope to see you there, I'll be the red head playing on all the HQ machines LOL

Thursday, October 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                    Feathers That Amaze

Whether you quilt on a sewing machine, HQ Sweet Sixteen or a longarm, the basic elements of creating a feather are the same.   Learn how to draw and stitch feathers by several different paths; then, add fills and adjust feathers to a variety of geometric spaces.   Add class to any quilt with these classic, charming and beloved designs.  New quilters to advanced quilters will benefit from this class.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m                       Creative Textures and Fills

Fills are creative design elements used to quilt the background and empty spaces of a primary quilting or block design. Elegant, whimsical, structured, or meandering - there is a style to compliment every space.   Learn to scale the fill design properly, how to evenly place and space fills, and how to “travel” from one to another.   Whether moving the machine or moving the fabric, the technique is the same.  Beginners to advanced quilters will enjoy and benefit from this class.

Friday, October 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                    Edge to Edge the Easy Way

The most popular method of finishing quilts is to quilt continuous line designs from one edge of the quilt to the
other edge. Groovy boards and pantographs make it easy to achieve beautiful quilting, quickly and easily. Learn
tips and tricks for accurate placement and consistency when advancing your quilt.
Skills Featured:
• Selecting appropriate designs for beauty and skill level
• Hand/eye coordination for achieving smooth designs
• Accurate placement and nesting
• Groovy board circle work
• Making your own pantograph

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                      Start with a Stencil  
Transform a basic stencil design from ho hum to extraordinary. Watch the skeleton come to life as you add
extended and secondary designs, fills and special effects. Learn to make your own stencils as well as useful tips
for marking your quilts.
Skills Featured:
• Designing your quilt using stencils
• Methods for embellishing basic stencil designs
• Making your own stencil
• Marking quilts with stencils
• Repeating designs for special effects
           

Saturday, October 24
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                    Rule Your Quilt*

If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates
safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs. Rulers are a perfect tool for your domestic machine and of course your Sweet Sixteen. So join us and discover how rulers can add beauty and precision to all your future quilts.
Skills Featured:
• Straight line quilting
• Fast continuous-curve method
• Right angles and echo quilting
• Crosshatching
• Piano keys and borders
                                                               

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                      Tricks of the Trade    

  Now you can learn the same tips and tricks professionals use to finish quilts. Paying attention to small details
when preparing and handling a quilt will make a big difference in the appearance of the finished quilt. Typical
problems and issues, along with their solutions, will be addressed. You can become an expert too.
Skills Featured:
• Creating a square quilt
• Batting guidelines
• Dealing with fullness
• Turning a quilt
• Binding on the frame      

When I return to my Studio for the last week of October. I will be offering one on one classes. The classes usually run from 10-5 ish and as always include a light lunch. These classes can be requested for the Longarm, user or the Domestic machine user. If you would like to book a private class please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca and we can set a date.

  Hands-On Classes will be offered on a Sweet Sixteen (sit down machine) and a Fusion (longarm) Classes are limited to four students per class, please be sure to indicate if you will be using the sit down or longarm for class when you email your space request. A light lunch will be provided for all students signed up for a full day of classes, please let me know if you have any food allergies. All supplies need for class will be provided.

Domestic Classes
Please be sure to bring a machine in good working order to class. Be sure that your machine has the ability to drop your feet dogs for free motion quilting. Please pre wide 3-6 bobbins for class. A kit fee of $20.00 is required at the start of class. This covers the pre marked quilt sandwiches, top thread and hand outs.

**All in Studio class fees are due at the time of booking. You have several ways to pay:
If you would like to register for any of the classes listed above please email your class choices to suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca prior to making payment, to ensure that space is still available. You may pay by mailing a cheque or money order to Sue Patten, 4 Stacey Street, PO BOX 372, Port Rowan, Ontario, or through e-transfer to suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca. Please be sure to include applicable tax for all class fees listed above. You may also contact me by phone at 289-260-8203.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Looking For A Handi Quilter Dealer Here In Canada?

Handi Quilter Dealers In Canada

Newfoundland

Sewing World
52 Hamlyn Rd Plaza,
St. John’s Newfoundland
A1E 5Z7
Phone: 709-747-4100


Nova Scotia

Woodlawn Plaza
114 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS   B2W 2S7
Phone: (902) 434-7220

Quebec

Machine a Coudre Penelope
St-Hubert : 450-443-0888
1651 Boulvard des Promenades.
St-Hubert, Quebec
J3Y 5K2

Ontario

The Pickle Dish Quilt Shop
113 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 2V4
Phone: 613-212-8770

Sew Crafty
1068 Rideau Ferry Rd. (County Rd #1)
Rideau Ferry Ont. K0G 1W0

Phone: 613-264-1547

Fun With Stitches
1977 Old Highway 2
Belleville, On. K8N 0A5
Phone: (613) 966-4715

The Quilt Store / Evelyn's Sewing Centre
17817 Leslie Street, Unit 40
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 8C6
Phone: Store: 905-853-7001
Toll Free: 1-888-853-7001

Hamilton Sewing
1564 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 1E7
Phone: 905 527 6794

Kingswood Longarm Studio
6033 Shawson Drive unit 23
Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 1H8
Phone: 416 577 6066

Sew and Save Centre
149 Downie Street
Stratford, On. N5A 1X2
Phone: 519-271-9660

Krafty Kennedys
2711 Dingman Dr.,
London, Ontario, N6N 1G3
Phone: 519-681-0015

Dominion Sewing Centre
879 Kingsway
Sudbury, Ontario, P3B 2E4
Phone: (705) 673-2443
Toll Free: 1-877-673-2443

Winnipeg

Quilt As Desired
661 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Mb R3M 2L5
Phone: 204-942-0035
Toll Free: 1-888-526-6631

Saskatchewan

Cindy-Rella Sewing And Quilting
3847 Sherwood Drive
Regina, Sk S4R 4R8
Phone: 306-585-2227

Veronica’s Sewing
100 Main St
Kindersley, Sk S0L 1S0
Phone: (306)463-4505

Alberta

Sew In Tune
2916 - 50 Avenue
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 2S5
Phone: 780-875-1305

Central Sewing Machines
10642 170 St.
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1P3
Phone: 780-486-0047
Toll Free: 1-877-486-0047

Central Sewing Machines
8649 63 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 0E8
Phone: (780) 469-1147
Toll Free: 1-866-469-1147

The Sugar Pine Company Quilt Shop
#1-737 Tenth Street
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2A3
Phone: 403-678-9603


My Sewing Room
#148 8228 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 2B8
Phone: 403-252-3711

Lethbridge Sewing
1256 3 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0J9
Phone: 403-327-2243
Toll Free: 1-866-352-6615

Cotton Tree Quilt Shop
PO Box 1709
581B 2nd Ave
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250-423-3358

Cotton Tree Quilt Shop
38 Cranbrook ST N
Cranbrook, BC V1C 3P6
Phone: 250-426-3358

British Columbia

Allan’s Sewing Machine Service
1268 Pine Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 4E4
Phone: 250-368-6485


Cherry Tree Quilts
1-10105 Main Street
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Phone: 250-494-1314

Toews Sewing & Pianos
2518A Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 2Y2
Phone: 604-859-1801

Castle Sewing
18543 Fraser Hwy
Surrey, BC V3S 8E7
Phone: 604-574-5333
Toll Free: 1-800-284-6680
Email: castlesewing@telus.net

Carola's Quilt Shop
7 - 1161 Sunshine Coast Highway
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V4
Phone: Phone: 604-886-1245
Toll Free: 877.886.0033
Email: carolaquiltshop@gmail.com

Snip & Stitch
1-4047 Norwell Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T 1Y6
Phone: 250-756-2176

Island Cloth Castle
786 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, BC V9B 2X6
Phone: 250-478-2112







Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Sharing Free Motion Quilting done in class...

I am loving having an in house Studio again. Don't get me wrong, I love to travel and meet quilters from around the world but is nice to share ideas, meet new friends and help new quilters become confident all with out packing a single suit case.

This week I was teaching classes on the sit down HQ Sweet Sixteen. I was so excited for the two days of classes that I was awake at the crack of dawn and ready to start classes way before any of the students were scheduled to arrive. So I did what any quilter would do with their free time, I sat down at the sewing machine and played.
For this set of classes, as my students were newbies, it was all about free motion quilting and using a hoop to help control the fabric. This is my favorite hoop to use for my newbies. The hoop is a metal ring with a rubber coating. It is a quilt halo - by Sharon Schamber. It helps you move the quilt.



Once students become more confident and move into the advance quilter level, I teach them to use rulers with Handi Grips ( a clear adhesive grip strip that sticks to your ruler) This allows you to place your hands further apart and gives you a larger, less restricted quilting space, while it secures your quilt sandwich and guides the larger quilting area as you move through out the space between the two rulers. 



This week I had a wonderful student come to class a nerves newbie and leave class a confident quilter ready to start quilting her own quilts. I ask Mary if it would be alright with her if I shared some of her samples she stitched out in class on the Sweet Sixteen and she agreed.... so take a look...
From- Spines with Designs: Sashings class

From- Free Motion Possibilities For The True Beginner class

From- Every Little Bit Counts class

From- Spines with Designs: Blocks class

We covered 4 different classes over two days and Mary did an awesome job, I can't wait to see what she does on her next quilt top! A special thanks to Mary Weber for letting me share her wonderful work with all of you.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Quilting Studio in Port Rowan Ontario Canada- Longarm, Domestic, Hand and Embroidery

Lots of exciting news to share with everyone. I have moved to Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada and I have opened an Education Quilting Studio....
We are located at 4 Stacey Street, Port Rowan and the first level of our studio is open for business and classes are selling out quick. Classes will be small and personal and will be posted on my new Facebook Page Handi Quilter Education Canada. All levels of quilters are welcome. We will be offering classes on our Sweet Sixteen and Fusion, and we will also offer classes that will be done on your own domestic machine that you bring to class. There will also be a full range of classes pertaining to all things quilting including hand work, wool work and seasonal projects.


 If you are looking for a place to stay, there are several wonderful Bed and Breakfast near by. Let us know if we can help you find just the right accommodations. Be sure to plan a day down town and visit all the quaint shops and beach front restaurants.









We are working on making the studio on two different levels. The first level is complete and classes have already begun.









We are now working on the next level which will be a separate classroom space and will allow us to hold larger domestic and hand work classes. It will also allow us to run multiple classes at the same time so we are able to offer something for everyone. So who would you like to take a class from? What types of classes are you looking for? Let us know so we can start working of offering everything you need and want to learn about quilting. If you would like to be on our email list for upcoming classes please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca

Quilting Classes For August 2014, In Port Rowan Ontario Canada


The Studio is ready to go and classes are booking fast. Below I have included a full range of classes that are being offer throughout the month of August. If you are interested in attending a class please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca to receive your space. Payment for the classes can be made by cheque, money order or e-transfer. A light lunch will be provided for students registering for a complete day of Hands-On Classes. Happy Quilting…. See you in class….





 Birds Of A Feather: 9 am – 1 pm Hands-On 

This is a three step class to help you master the beloved feather. If you are new to the longarm world or have ever wanted to learn the art of feathers without the extra work of marking or the extra cost of stencils and panto, then this is the class for you. This is a free motion class that takes you step by step from stem to feathered finish; with extra tips and tricks and a multitude of inside feather filler designs. The feather learn in class may be used for borders, blocks, and sashings. So put away your feather fears and come fly with us as we master the art of the feather together!!


Feather Alternatives 2:30-4:30 Hands-On

Not every quilt screams for feathers!! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement... of course Sue has up dated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded. This is a free motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh so tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers these designs can be used to wow both traditional and cutting edge quilters alike. So come discover a world of designs that will add create movement and outstanding texture to all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!!!

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

August 15 2014

Today’s New Age Modern Quilt 9-1 
Hands-On

This class is packed full of new design concepts for today’s Modern Quilt. This class combines new age design concepts with unique style grid, straight line and curved line work to create three degrees of texture and fill large open background spaces with a touch of flare. Sue will discuss everything from stencil, rulers, and free motion to ways to mark and fill each area of you work of art. This class will also cover the effects of thread weight, colour, tension tips and will discuss batting choices to help achieve the perfect finished look for today’s new age modern quilts.

Every Little Bit Counts 2-6 Hands-On

This class is designed for the confident quilter. It is packed full of unique one of kind designs that we will micro stipple into 6 inch squares!! The designs used in this class may also be enlarged to create wonderful all over designs and can be incorporated to fit into small sashings and corner stones. There are 22 unique designs in all and ever hand out has step-by-step how to instructions to follow when you return home from your workshop or quilt show. This class takes the art of stippling to a whole new level of design and fun. Come join us and discover for yourself why every little bit really does count.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

All Hands-On classes are limited to 4 students, two students will work on a Sweet Sixteen Longarm sit-down and 2 students will work on a Fusion Longarm stand up frame. Please be sure to indicate if you will be working on the sit-down (domestic style machine) or the stand up (longarm frame) when requesting you class reservation. Please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca prior to making payment for the class to insure there is still a space available. If you have any food allergies please let me know as we will be serving a light lunch for all students who are signed up for a full day of classes. Everything needed will be provided in class.



August 17 2014- Domestic machine quilting classes 

Free Motion Possibilities For The True Beginner 9:30-1:30 please arrive at 9 to set up your machine.
This class is designed to inspire and assist the beginner to become confident with their ability to use free motion designs and techniques for themselves and their clients. This class is packed full of info for the beginner. While mastering the skill of free motion quilting, we will discuss threads, tension, how batting affects the overall look of the quilt and where to place these new design concepts on the quilt to achieve three degrees of texture and balance. These designs offer a quick, easy and accurate way to finish any quilt top. So put away those marking tools and turn off that laser light and join us for this free motion block party!!
 $65.00 plus $20 kit fee 


 Every Little Bit Counts                                        2:30-6:30 please arrive at 2:00 for set up if you are not attending the morning session.
This class is designed for the all quilters. It is packed full of unique one of kind designs that we will micro stipple into 6 inch squares!! The designs used in this class may also be enlarged to create wonderful all over designs and can be incorporated to fit into small sashings and corner stones. There are 22 unique designs in all and ever hand out has step-by-step how to instructions to follow when you return home from your workshop or quilt show. This class takes the art of stippling to a whole new level of design and fun. Come join us and discover for yourself why every little bit really does counts.
 $65.00 plus $20 kit fee 




August 18 2014- Domestic machine quilting classes

Spines with Designs: Sashings & Borders 
9:30 am – 1:30 pm please arrive at 9 to set up your machine.
We spend so much time planning the block motifs that we often ignore the sashing altogether. This class offers you all new design concepts that may be free motion quilted quickly and easily. Although this class offers dozens of my original designs it is a class that will teach you a new technique that you can easily apply to all the designs that you have already mastered, or that you have yet to learn. This technique can be used to intensify any style of quilting from the most traditional design to the wildest of art designs. It will teach you that there is more than one way to create texture to your designs and will have you looking at how you stitch out designs in a whole new way.

 $65.00 plus $20 kit fee 


Spines with Designs: Blocks and Cornerstones
Hands-On 2:30- 6:30 Please arrive at 2:00 to set up your machine before class begins.            
This class offers new designs and concepts for full size blocks, corner stones, and triangles. It includes everything from “featherish” designs to feather alternatives with the added touch of new spine ideas that can be added and altered to any design you have already mastered or any design you will master in the future. This class is a free motion that will take your confidence level and precision to a whole new level. Come see how easy it is to create an entirely new design with these innovative unique spine designs.

 $65.00 plus $20 kit fee 
August 19 2014


 Rouge Rulers and Stunning Stencil Designs
2:00-6:00 Please arrive at 1:30 to set up your machine before class begins.
No surprise that Sue is going rouge!! This class is full of awesome new ways, tips and tricks on using those rulers, stencils and gadgets that you have collected over the years. This class is packed full of something for everything and will have you looking at gizmos, gadgets, rulers and stencils in a whole new way… so come join us in discovering new concepts for your everyday tools. If you have a ruler, stencil or gadget that you would like Sue to demo, please feel free to bring it with you to class.
 $65.00 plus $20 kit fee 




All domestic quilting classes are being offered at a fee of $65.00 per class. A $20 kit fee for supplies; pre-marked quilt sandwiches, thread and hand out, is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Please be sure to bring a machine that is in good working order and that has the ability to drop its feet dogs to allow you to free motion quilt. A light lunch will be provided for all students registering for both sessions.          To register please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca before mailing a cheque, money order, or e-transferring payment to insure space availability. Or you can call us at 226-931-4382 to reserve your space

August 21 2014 Hands On

Spines with Designs: Sashings & Borders Hands-On 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We spend so much time planning the block motifs that we often ignore the sashing altogether. This class offers you all new design concepts that may be free motion quilted quickly and easily. Although this class offers dozens of my original designs it is a class that will teach you a new technique that you can easily apply to all the designs that you have already mastered, or that you have yet to learn. This technique can be used to intensify any style of quilting from the most traditional design to the wildest of art designs. It will teach you that there is more than one way to create texture to your designs and will have you looking at how you stitch out designs in a whole new way.


 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

Spines with Designs: Blocks and Cornerstones
Hands-On 2:00- 6:00
This class offers new designs and concepts for full size blocks, corner stones, and triangles. It includes everything from “featherish” designs to feather alternatives with the added touch of new spine ideas that can be added and altered to any design you have already mastered or any design you will master in the future. This class is a free motion that will take your confidence level and precision to a whole new level. Come see how easy it is to create an entirely new design with these innovative unique spine designs.








 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm


August 22 2014

Rule Your Quilt! Hands-On  
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
 If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs. Rulers are a perfect tool for your domestic machine and of course your Sweet Sixteen. So join us and discover how rulers can add beauty and precision to all your future quilts.
Skills Featured:
• Straight line quilting
• Fast continuous-curve method
• Right angles and echo quilting
• Crosshatching
• Piano keys and borders
  


 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm


Rouge Rulers and Stunning Stencil Designs Hands-On
2:00-6:00.
No surprise that Sue is going rouge!! This class is full of awesome new ways, tips and tricks on using those rulers, stencils and gadgets that you have collected over the years. This class is packed full of something for everything and will have you looking at gizmos, gadgets, rulers and stencils in a whole new way… so come join us in discovering new concepts for your everyday tools. If you have a ruler, stencil or gadget that you would like Sue to demo, please feel free to bring it with you to class.





 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm


August 23 2014

ZenSuedle Whole Cloth Marking Class
10:00-5:00                                                              This is an all-day whole cloth marking class. Lunch is included. Classes will be held in my studio in Post Rowan Ontario, no machine is needed for class. This technique can be completed by hand, Longarm or domestic sewing machine and all three finishing techniques will be discussed and shown in class. Students will need to bring a black piece of fabric 45 x 45 and your favorite wash away marking tool. For dark fabrics I recommend a white wash away pen. If you are interested please email me for registration details. The class is $65.00 per student, all tools need to complete the class will be supplied.

*This class is full, if you would like to be put on a waiting list please email me at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca and you will be contacted via email on scheduled up coming ZenSuedle Classes.*




August 24 2014

Add, Alter, Delete and Change...Hands-On
9-1 Lunch 2-6 Lunch provided- full day fee $200.00

This new class will take six design concepts and turn them into DOZENS of designs for every area of the quilt top. Sue will teach the class to go beyond what they see to discover what each design can be if you add, alter, delete and charge it. This class takes each design concept and creates blocks, borders, sashing, background, and edge-to-edge designs or all over designs, covering the complete quilt any style all in one class. Students will have the chance to share a design they use all the time and have it transformed into a multitude of variations to fit every area of a quilt. This is a fast pass, all out fun and exciting class that will leave students with a whole new way of looking at their designs and the design they will learn in other classes. Come see beyond what's there and discover what any design can become as we Add, Alter, Delete and Change the way we design and quilt!!!




 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

August 28 2014

Free Motion Blocks Hands-On
9 am – 1 pm No picture available
This is a beginner block party. Students will learn to free motion quilt while discovering how easy it is to combine designs, use a multitude of different spine ideas, add inside design fillers to help manipulate fabric and learn how different types of thread and fabric affect the overall look and depth of the design.

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

Free Motion Borders Hands-On                                                                                                           2 pm – 6 pm No picture available
This is a beginner class for anyone who would like to learn to free motion their quilt borders. Imagine never having to pre mark or turn your quilt to have stunningly quilted flat borders. We will use traditional spine designs, straight and wavy line designs, and combinations of both to create stunning borders for that next quilting project.

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

August 29 2014

Free Motion Edge-to-Edge Hands On              9 am – 1 pm
This fast-paced class is packed full of inspiration!! Come create a multitude of unique quilt designs for personal and client edge-to-edge quilts. With no marking and no pantos you can complete one of a kind design in half the time and never have to worry about whether you'll run out of space at the bottom of the quilt. It's the perfect fit every time, with no math and no marking. This class also covers free motion borders for that added touch, without ever having to turn the quilt top or pre mark a single design. We will discuss thread and batting choices as we work our way through this quick and easy three step concept for the perfect edge-to-edge design every time. Come discover how you can quilt those edge-to-edge quilts in half the time in this free motion Quilting Extravaganza!!

 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

Plunk And Play * This class takes free motion edge-to-edge, one step further* Hands-On      2 pm – 6 pm

This class is full of unique and innovative ways to spice up those edge-to-edges and all over designs. Sue combines motifs, corner designs, thread play, and thread colour change to enhance and intensify with texture and movement. This class explores the use of everything from free motion quilting to computerized pre-set designs. Sue will use stencils, acrylic rulers and thread play all combined with edge-to-edge and all over designs to create a stunning style that will wow even the judges!! Come learn to take that oh so common edge-to-edge technique to a stunning new level of WOW as Sue explores the endless ideas of Plunk and Play!! This class does not use stencils or templates in the traditional manner as Sue is not your average quilter, but she will show you how to use all those stencil and template you already own in a whole new way.



 $110.00 plus tax- machines and class supplies provided or $200 plus tax when registering for the whole day
Maximum number of students- 2 domestic 2 longarm

 Hands-On Classes
These classes will be offered on a Sweet Sixteen (sit down machine) and a Fusion (longarm) Classes are limited to four students per class, please be sure to indicate if you will be using the sit down or longarm for class when you email your space request. A light lunch will be provided for all students signed up for a full day of classes, please let me know if you have any food allergies. All supplies need for class will be provided.

Domestic Classes 
Please be sure to bring a machine in good working order to class. Be sure that your machine has the ability to drop your feet dogs for free motion quilting. Please pre wide 3-6 bobbins for class. A kit fee of $20.00 is required at the start of class. This covers the pre marked quilt sandwiches, top thread and hand outs. 

If you would like to register for any of the classes listed above please email your class choices to suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca prior to making payment, to ensure that space is still available. You may pay by mailing a cheque or money order to Sue Patten, 4 Stacey Street, PO BOX 372, Port Rowan, Ontario, or through e-transfer to suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca. Please be sure to include applicable tax for all class fees listed above. You may also contact me by phone at 226-931-4382.