Stupendous Stitching

Get to know your machine’s stitches like never before with this stupendous stitching class.

Bring your machine that has lots of stitches and your creative imagination for an enjoyable day creating wall art from fabric and threads and specialty stitching.

In the workshop, you will learn to embellish fabric using decorative stitches, various threads, cord, yarn, beads, and angel hair.

Instructor: Gwynn LePoidevin

Some of you know me from the Christmas Fair and some of you know me from the October Homewood Retreat. My name is Gwynn LePoidevin and I have been quilting for 30 years.

I was born and raised in Victoria and when the last of my children finished school, we went to the interior for 16 years. Before we left, I bought a small sewing machine and took 1 quilting class.

I still have the first piece I ever made. That piece was an arched wall hanging with some appliqué on it. The teacher had a sample that had stippling with leaves on it. When I was finished the piece, I did the same stippling and leaves as she had done and took it in to show her not realizing that this was not something a beginner would do.

From then on, I was hooked. Everything I learned increased my love of quilting and teaching this art.

Classes I have taught include appliqué, paper piecing, wallet making, stippling, hand quilting and freehand quilting and the art of thread work quilting.

I look forward to seeing you at the Stupendous Stitching Class in October 2024.

Date and Time: Saturday, October 19, 2024 Set up 9:00 am, workshop 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC

Cost: $37.50

Maximum number of participants: 18

Registration begins: June 17, 2024 at the Guild meeting and online June 18, 2024, using the Stupendous Stitching Registration form. All online registrations must be paid within 5 business days of registering.

Registration closes: September 19, 2024

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Colour is Magic

This is a 'stress free' class where students have fun experimenting with colour and design. Participants will begin by studying and experimenting with some structured colour schemes. They will then move on to create a simple landscape quilt that features an unusual palette of fabrics. The emphasis will be on colour choice and value, using colours that may never have been seen before in nature but work harmoniously together for a stunning and different effect. A pattern will be provided, so that the emphasis is on the colour selection and not drawing out a pattern.

image of colour is magic quilts

Instructor: Gloria Loughman

image of Gloria LoughmanGloria Loughman is a well-known quilter, fabric artist, teacher and author from Australia, best known for her landscape quilting. She uses hand dyed fabrics, paints and thread. She has published several books about her work.

Gloria says “Underlying all my work is a passion for colour and the ongoing challenge to capture light in my work."

She has taught extensively in Australia and in more than 20 other countries, and her quilts have won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States.

Date and Time: Friday, September 6, 2024 Setup 9:00 am Workshop 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Bradley Centre, 971 Shearme Road, Coombs, BC

Cost: $100 plus $25.00 kit fee

Kit fee covers the required Ives Colour Wheel Companion. Any participant who already has this specific colour wheel need not purchase another.

Workshop fee includes pattern, detailed class notes, .5m hand dyed fabric, .5m Steam-a-Seam

Maximum number of participants: 20

Registration is now closed.

Note: Due to the anticipated high demand for this workshop, all registrations prior to June 4, 2024 will be entered in a lottery. Payment will be collected once those chosen have been contacted and must be made within 5 business days.  A waitlist will be kept from those not chosen in the lottery. If there are less than 20 registrants by June 4, 2024, the online registration will be reopened, and participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

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Ideas for topics can be shared with anyone on the workshop committee or sent to

Roxanne N. and Robin B.
Workshops Committee Chairs