Quilting Classes

Teaching the art of quilt making is an important service offered at Reichard’s. We welcome you to take part in our class offering.  Instructors that are also staff members at Reichard’s teach many of our classes. Their knowledge on quilt-making is extensive.

Don’t miss these great opportunities to learn a new technique or two and spend an afternoon with fellow quilters, led by our knowledgeable and friendly teachers.

Please consider us as a resource! If you have problems or questions on technique, ask us. We will do our best to make quilt making an enjoyable experience for you!

All the details and samples of our classes are available at the store, so please drop by and check it out!

Learn to Quilt (Three Sessions)

In this class we are going to make the “Milky Way Table Runner”. This project incorporates all of the basic skills of quilt making. When completed you will be so pleased with your accomplishment that you can hardly wait to start the next project. Come and join us. We have a lot of fun too. This class is being offered during the day as well as in the evening for your convenience.
Date:  Tuesdays, September 3, October 1, November 5
Time:  7 pm – 10 pm
Fee:      $54.00 + HST
Teacher:  Louise Letson
or
Date:  Wednesdays, September 4, October 2, November 6
Time:  1 pm – 4 pm
Fee:      $54.00 + HST
Teacher:  Louise Letson

Beginner

Get It Done

An opportunity to spend time away from the phone, kids and you-know-who and get those projects done. Cindy is there to help if you are stuck and the coffee is there if you need a shot of energy.
Date:  Tuesdays, September 10, October 8, November 12
Time:  10 am – 3 pm
Fee:      $20.00 + HST per session
Teacher:  Cindy McKay Musso
All Levels

Deb’s Divas (Three Sessions)

This fall we will be making 2 projects:  a hexagon table topper featuring strip piecing with machine-appliquéd poinsettias and a seminole table runner to highlight batik or tonal fabrics.  Both are great gifts if you’re thinking about stitching for the holidays.
Date:  Saturdays, September 14, October 12, November 9
Time:  10 am – 1 pm
Fee:      $54.00 + HST
Teacher:  Deb Beirnes
Intermediate

Handy Hands (Three Sessions)

Welcome your guests this holiday season with a beautiful hand-appliquéd spray of poinsettia embellished with beads and embroidery.  Stitched from your heart, through your hands, celebrating a treasured heirloom.
Date:  Saturdays, September 14, October 12, November 9
Time:  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee:      $54.00 + HST
Teacher:  Deb Beirnes
Advanced Beginner

Quick Quilt Tricks (Three Sessions)

Come join us as we embark on a quilt mystery tour.  This mystery will have you following clues of various piecing techniques resulting in a beautiful 61″ x 75″ four colour quilt.
Date:  Tuesdays, September 17, October 15, November 5
Time:  10 am – 1 pm
Fee:      $54.00 + HST
Teacher:  Deb Beirnes
Advanced Beginner

Squedge Ruler

This ruler from Phillips Fiber Art makes a 16-inch block. Used with strip-pieced fabric or just with fabric as it comes off the bolt, it still makes an impressive statement.  We will be using the 18-degree ruler and will be following the free pattern that comes with the ruler. Make one block for a table centre or follow the pattern and make a bed runner.
Date:     Wednesday, September 18
Time:     10 am – 4 pm
Fee:    $35.00 + HST
Teacher:   Leslie Irvine
Advanced Beginner

Simple Harmony

Using the Simple Curves Ruler from Phillips Fiber Art you can easily put together these blocks. Pick the flower block or the spider web (or both) to make a table runner or quilt. The pattern includes instructions up to King size. Stop running away from curves and try this Simple Curves pattern.
Date:  Tuesday, September 24
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Fee:  $35.00 + HST
Teacher:  Leslie Irvine
Advanced Beginner

Log Cabin Crazy (Three Sessions)

In this 3-part class we will explore one of the most versatile quilt blocks: the log cabin.  It can be formal or scrappy, any size you want, and offers so many options for design when you put the blocks together.  It is a great block for beginners, but with the variations, it can be as complex as you like. In the first class, we will make the basic log cabin block and experiment with the different settings. In Part 2, you will learn how to make a curved log cabin block, and in the third class, we will explore a variation on the log cabin theme with a pattern from Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book. You can make anything from a wall hanging to a full size quilt with any of the blocks we will make.
Date:  Wednesdays, September 25, October 16, November 19
Time:  10 am – 1 pm
Fee:  $54.00 + HST
Teacher:  Brenda Dagg
Advanced Beginner

Autumn Leaves

Learn an interesting and versatile method of creating curved piecing, while making a modern-looking table topper. This original design is approximately 15” x 45”, but is easily adapted to your décor.
Date:     Tuesday, October 1
Time:    10 am – 4 pm
Teacher:  Ruth Kennedy
Confident Beginner

Ready, Set, Sew!

Imagine a quilt made from one long strip of fabric! With a purchased jellyroll and some simple sewing directions, you can make a fun and modern 48”x64” quilt in this class. Borders may be added to increase the quilt size. It is literally a quilt in an afternoon!
Date:     Saturday, October 5
Time:     1 pm – 4 pm
Fee:    $20.00 + HST
Teacher:  Robin Pearson
Beginner

Scrap Quilt

Got Jelly Rolls that you bought but have no idea what to use them for? Have you bought charm packs only to have them sit waiting for the right project to come along? Well, this could be the class for you! Whether you use pre-cuts or cut your own from your stash, this is a fast and easy project that you will want to use again and again.
Date:  Thursday, October 10
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Fee:     $35.00 + HST
Teacher:  Leslie Irvine
Beginner

Whimsy Bag

With six outside pockets, this open-top tote is great for everyday and everything. Size: 12 ½ x 12 x 4 ¼. Fill this easy-to-make bag with whatever meets your whimsy. It is easy enough for a beginner and you should go home with a finished bag!
Date:     Monday, October 21
Time:     10 am – 4 pm
Fee:     $35.00 + HST
Teacher: Louise Letson
Beginner

Lazy And Loving It

Learn the simple technique of cutting and piecing Lazy Angle blocks.  No templates, no math and perfect points every time. What could be easier?  We will be making a sampler runner using the Lazy Angle ruler designed by Joan Hawley for Creative Grids.
Date:  Tuesday, October 22
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Fee:      $35.00 + HST
Teacher:  Deb Beirnes
Advanced Beginner

Pick Up Sticks

This fun quilt has a modern look and could be used as a wall hanging, baby quilt, lap quilt, or even a bed quilt, depending on your fabric choices and the number of blocks you make. The basic technique is simple and fun — you will enjoy watching each block develop!
Date:  Wednesday, October 23
Time:  10 am – 1 pm
Fee: $20.00 + HST
Teacher:  Brenda Dagg
Advanced Beginner

Free Motion Quilting

Are you eager to try your hand at the exciting quilting to be seen in magazines and quilt shows? It is very rewarding to say “… and I quilted it myself!”  Spend a day learning tips and tricks to make free-motion quilting an enjoyable part of your quilting experience. Great for both new and experienced quilters.
Date:  Tuesday, October 29
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Fee:      $35.00  + HST
Teacher:  Ruth Kennedy
Beginner

Landscape & Thread Painting (Two Sessions)

This two-part class will give you the opportunity to learn how to create a small landscape quilt and then how to use your sewing machine and basic straight and zigzag stitches to embellish your piece. In Part 1, we will make our “background” landscape, with a pattern provided by the teacher. In Part 2, you will work on adding details to your landscape with thread painting.
Date:  Wednesday, October 30 – 10 am – 1 pm and Friday, November 15 – 10 am – 3 pm
Fee:      $48.00 + HST
Teacher:  Brenda Dagg
Beginner

Ladies At The Lake Quilt Retreats

Pamper yourself for a weekend with Deb and fellow retreaters at Brentwood on the Beach bed and breakfast.  Sew to your hearts content on one of Deb’s offerings or on your own project.  Meet new friends, relax in the jacuzzi, enjoy a swim in the salt water indoor pool or take a jaunt into Exeter to enjoy some shopping time.  No meals to make nor phone to answer.  How about that for a carefree weekend!  Contact Deb by phone or email.

Fall 2013 Dates
September 27 – 29
November 1 – 3
November 15 – 17

Phone:  1-519-669-8894
Email:  deborah.beirnes@sympatico.ca