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Joan will introduce you to an adventurous exploration into appliquilting. She is a designer of over 100 patterns which are incredible detailed, and for this class you can choose a pattern from the ones in store or purchase a kit from Joan directly at the start of class. She will show you all the different tools, techniques and tips, to create your project faster and easier! Step by step she takes something detailed and easily adapts the most simple and clever way of approaching the process.

Cost: $ 120.00
Maybe you need a burst of one bright colour of the rainbow to lift your spirit, spark your creativity and even boost your immune system. Are you ready to try something new? Quilt from the inside out with the help of your Inner Quilter (IQ) instead of your Inner Critic's chatter. Learn how to quilt the ideas that bubble up from your Inner Quilter. Choose a vibrant fabric colour and let it rejuvenate and rebalance you. Your creativity may surprise you! Quilt a small sample in class using a walking and/or free motion foot. 2020 can be a new quilting adventure for you- join Marjiree and quilt for joy at Central Sewing!

Cost: $ 60.00
Join international free motion quilting star Helen Godden in this informative workshop as she shows you all about couching! Learn how to use a couching foot: couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn. The couching threads may be either the same color as the laid threads or a contrasting color. This technique is a real eye-catcher and instantly adds texture and depth to projects, and Helen is so excited for you to try it along with her!

Cost: $ 249.00
Does this describe you? "I just bought a long arm" or "I'd love to own a long arm" or "I want to rent a long arm" or "I need some inspiration" or "I need a little help getting started"? Well this hands on class is for you! It's great for beginners or anyone wanting an inspiration boost. Curls can be elegant or whimsical and always add movement and texture. Start with a curl and add a ribbon, a flourish or echoes to change the look of meandering, rows or an Edge to Edge design. Join Marjiree for some fun in the Long Arm Studio!

Cost: $ 110.00
If quilting feathers tickle your fancy, this class is for you! Feather borders will frame your quilt with beauty, movement and the wow factor! Marjiree's Stitching Maps take the guesswork out of quilting- no backtracking or re-stitching your lines makes them easy to do. First practice on paper and your muscle memory will make quilting a breeze. Come learn something new with Marjiree and lets take your quilting further!

Cost: $ 60.00
Feathered fills are plumes added to a free motion quilting design to create movement and depth. Fill any space with lovely triplet plumes, plumed curls or paisleys to create movement with elegance or whimsy. They are easy to do, quickly fill a quilt and look impressive and fab! You'll be oohing and aahing with your quilting. Join Handi Quilter educator Marjiree Kale as she teaches you just how you can spruce up your quilting with these feathered designs!

Cost: $ 110.00
This workshop is a delightful introduction into the world of feathers, which is an essential technique in the world of quilting. Join Handi Quilter educator Marjiree Kale and use simple lines to create the illusion of abstract feathers. No backtracking or re-stitching your lines makes it easy to do, and you can try some fun feathered fills too! A delightful introduction to the world of quilting feathers.

Cost: $ 110.00
International quilting star Helen Godden is coming to teach at Central! In this workshop, select from one of Helen's Feathered Friend designs and trace a 14" design on to 20" black homespun. With demonstration and no previous painting skills required, we then paint and combine colours to blend and create our birdie block! Once they are dry and sandwiched, Helen will demonstrate a wide variety of fresh and fun free motion quilting styles that will complement your work and add so much life and energy into it! You will take your skills to the next level by pairing a unique medium (paint) with free motion quilting to create something truly stunning and one of a kind.

Cost: $ 249.00
If you don't know how to 'quilt as desired' and wonder if you have a quilting style?, you are not alone. The answers are "yes you can" and "yes you do"! Learning quilting techniques is helpful but there's more: the secret is quilting from the inside out. Did you know you have an Inner Quilter who is trying to guide you and an Inner Critic too? Marjiree will introduce you. You?ll learn interesting ways to understand their messages and your quilting style will blossom- making choices to quilt as desired will feel natural to you. Get to know the quilter you?ve always wanted to be and welcome to a class of happy discoveries!

Cost: $ 60.00
International quilting star Helen Godden is coming to teach at Central! This quilt introduced Helen's technique of "Paintchwork".. Not pieced but painted patchwork created with luminous acrylic fabric paints. Using one of 12 designs, Day 1 you paint your Flying Into Colours wall hanging 60 x 80cm (23 x 31) combining a totem (eg sea turtle) with ribbons and Paintchwork like in Helen's quilt Freedom. Then Helen will demonstrate how to combine colours and students will paint beautiful blended ribbons and Paintchwork onto black fabric. (no previous painting skills required) Day 2 with Helen's expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work.

Cost: $ 349.00
This techniques class allows students to learn first-hand how to use 100wt InvisaFil thread and discover its benefits! This ultra-fine thread offers a great breadth of utility, and you can utilize it in your sewing room and apply it to multiple projects. Students will learn how to use InvisaFil for hand and machine applique, English paper piecing, stitch in the ditch, and stippling. This class is a great introduction to the multiple uses of InvisaFil and will show you how you can get better results simply by changing the thread. It?s also a wonderful opportunity for students to try out several techniques under the guidance of the Threaducator.

Cost: $ 40.00
This techniques class allows students to learn first-hand how to use 100wt InvisaFil thread and discover its benefits! This ultra-fine thread offers a great breadth of utility, and you can utilize it in your sewing room and apply it to multiple projects. Students will learn how to use InvisaFil for hand and machine applique, English paper piecing, stitch in the ditch, and stippling. This class is a great introduction to the multiple uses of InvisaFil and will show you how you can get better results simply by changing the thread. It?s also a wonderful opportunity for students to try out several techniques under the guidance of the Threaducator.

Cost: $ 40.00
12wt cottons, Spagetti and Fruitti, will be the feature in this hands-on techniques class! Students can play with the threads, experience how they run on their machines, and learn the best settings and decorative stitches to run the thread successfully. Free motion stitching, decorative machine applique and hand quilting will be covered. Serger technique samples will also be shown. You'll also learn about the benefits of Spagetti and Fruitti?s ultra-low lint finish, making it an ideal thread for reducing lint build up in the machine. These threads give projects a clean, professional stitch quality that can be relied on.

Cost: $ 40.00
12wt cottons, Spagetti and Fruitti, will be the feature in this hands-on techniques class! Students can play with the threads, experience how they run on their machines, and learn the best settings and decorative stitches to run the thread successfully. Free motion stitching, decorative machine applique and hand quilting will be covered. Serger technique samples will also be shown. You'll also learn about the benefits of Spagetti and Fruitti's ultra-low lint finish, making it an ideal thread for reducing lint build up in the machine. These threads give projects a clean, professional stitch quality that can be relied on.

Cost: $ 40.00