01. Polymer Beading Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger

1099 Kingston Road Unit 102
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B5
(905) 420-1101
www.art of fabric.ca
01. Polymer Beading
Learn how to swirl polymer clay in order to make one of a kind focal beads or buttons.
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Sat.Jan. 3, 1-4:00
b. Wed.Jan. 14, 10-1:00
$25.00 plus supplies
02. Quilted All-weather Jacket
This easy to make quilted jacket will be a pleasure to wear during winter and spring
months. Choose from our wide selection of fabrics and battings and make this jacket
your new favourite. Learn to insert a separating zipper and to line a jacket completely
by machine.
Instructor: Nonna Schiefer
a. Mon. Jan. 12, 19, 26, 6:00-9:00
b. Mon. Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 10-1:00
$45.00 plus pattern
10. Sophisticated Sweats
Put a new spin on sweats! The fully lined zip front vest can be quilted in an argyle
pattern or the style of your choice. Another feature of the vest are in-seam pockets.
The co-ordinating top can be sewn with a zip front and collar, crew neck or turtle neck
in sweat fleece or interlock used to line the vest. Check out our beautiful sweat fleece
and interlocks. The vest can also be made from a woven fabric. Sergers and regular
sewing machines can be used.
Instructor: Karolein McCormack
a. Wed. Jan. 21, 28, Feb.4, 6:30-9:00
11. Folded Hearts Wall Hanging
This is a techniques class where you learn curved corners with no curved pieces…it’s
all in the fold.
Instructor: Laura Green
a. Thurs. Jan. 22, 10-1:00
03. Make Your Own Skirt Pattern
Learn to make your own skirt pattern in this fun and informative beginner pattern
making class. You will learn accurate measuring techniques, basic pattern drafting,
fitting and alteration techniques and will make a pattern for your own six-gored tulip
skirt. Class is limited to 5 students.
12. Triple Irish Chain
You don’t have to be Irish to create this project. It’s done by strip piecing and cutting
large squares. Choose a focus fabric and 3 co-ordinating fabrics. You can make it in a
variety of sizes.
Instructor: Nonna Schiefer
a. Tues. Jan. 13, 27, Feb.3, 1-4:00
b. Tues. Feb. 10, 17, 24, 6-9:00
$45.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Jean Humpage
a. Thurs. Jan. 22, 29, 6:30-9:00
b. Tues. Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10-12:30
$25.00 plus book
04. Make Your Own Bodice Pattern
Learn to make your own bodice pattern in this intermediate pattern making class.
Learn accurate measuring techniques, upper body fitting and alteration techniques and
draft your own upper body pattern.
13. Fabric Bead and Necklace
Learn to make fabric beads from batiks and your own favourite fabric scraps. From
there I will show you basic beading techniques in making a necklace. You will be
using your own newly created beads to make a one of a kind necklace.
Instructor: Nonna Schiefer
a. Thurs. Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 12, 10-1:00
b. Tues. Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 14, 6-9:00
$45.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Fri. Jan. 23, 2-6:00
b. Fri. Feb. 27, 10-2:00
05. Spring Blouse
This figure flattering blouse is easy to make and is a great confident beginner project.
Learn professional fusible interfacing application, easy buttonhole stitching and upper
body fitting techniques.
Instructor: Nonna Schiefer
a. Fri. Jan. 16, 23, Feb. 13, 10-1:00
b. Thurs. Apr. 2, 9, 16, 6-9:00
$45.00 plus supplies
14. Kitty Play
This is a great quilt for a child’s first “big bed”. It makes good use of a panel and border print. Who could possibly resist these adorable, playful kittens!
Instructor: Jean Humpage
a. Fri. Jan 30, Feb. 6, 10-12:30
15. Easy Beginner Table Runner
If you are a beginner, just starting to get your feet wet and wondering what all the
excitement is about, this is the class for you. You will learn basic rotary cutting techniques, piecing, sandwiching and machine quilting. Your finished project will look
great on any table. Make placemats to match and dazzle your friends.
06. Bracebridge 5 & 10
This class has been brought back by popular demand. Clean out your scrap box, make
a lot of half square triangles and be amazed and what you can create. Choose one basic
colour that will bring unity to your design.
Instructor: Jean Humpage
a. Sat. Jan. 31, 10-12:30
Instructor: Laura Green
$15.00 plus pattern
a. Fri. Jan. 16, 30, 6-9:00
16. Four Seasons Wall Hangings
These small wall hangings are perfect for any wall and can be changed monthly or by
the season. Join us to learn some basic skills like rotary cutting, fusible appliqué and
07. Japanese Puzzle Quilt
This fat quarter friendly, easy to make wall hanging uses only one template and resem- machine quilting.
bles the traditional Japanese Matsukawa-Bishi-Pine Bark Diamond Pattern. You can
use the paper template included with the pattern or also available is a clear, rulerInstructors: Laura Green and Jean Humpage
thickness clear acrylic template which makes cutting easy. The wall hanging only
a. Sat.Jan. 31, 1-4:30
requires one class, a quilt size requires 2 classes.
b. Sun. Mar. 8, 10:00-2:30
$15.00 each month plus book
Instructor: Monika Battistone
a. Sun. Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 10-3:00
17. Star Placemats
$25.00 or $35.00
Here’s a quick and easy project for everyone. These placemats make up quickly and
easily and look great in any fabric combination. Make them seasonal, match your
décor or make them for a friend.
08. Foot Warmer Embroidery Quilt
This project requires an embroidery machine. Dolores will teach you how to do multiple hoopings to create large embroideries which can be used in many different proInstructor: Jean Humpage
jects. You will make 4 large blocks, stitch them together and make a quilt which cova. Thurs. Feb. 5, 10-12:30
ers the end of your bed. Any embroidery machine is welcome in the class.
$15.00 plus pattern
Instructor: Dolores Hopps
a. Tues. Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, May 19, 10-3:00
18. Organized Chaos
Chaos is fun in a quilt. Take a bunch of 2 ½ inch strips, toss them together and be
09. Colour Class
Learn the proper way to choose colours for your project from an artist.
Instructor: Laura Green
a. Thurs. Feb. 5, 12, 6:30-9
b. Fri. Mar. 13, 20, 10-12:30
$25.00 plus pattern
Instructor: Jackie Routledge
a. Tues. Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 6:30-9:00
To see our classes and for a complete listing,
visit Art of Fabric at www.art of fabric.ca
If you have any questions or suggestion for future classes, email
us at [email protected]
19. Mystery Quilt
If you have never tried this before be prepared to be surprised! Choose your fabric, a
dark, medium, and light, do some pre-class homework and spend the day on the edge
of your seat wondering what your finished project will look like. Be daring, take a
chance, step out of your comfort zone. Lunch will be provided.
Instructors: Laura Green and Jean Humpage
a. Sun. Feb. 8,
b. Sun. Feb. 15, 10:00-5:00
20. Quilt-as-you-go Bag
Brought back by popular demand this bag can be done in 2 sizes. A great bag for
everyone, can be made scrappy or made to co-ordinate with your outfit. Quick and
easy so why not give it a try.
30. Midnight Stripper
This class is not what it implies but it really is a lot of fun! Do some pre-class homework and join Laura and Jean for an evening of sewing, laughing, eating and fun,
fun ,fun!
Instructor: Jean Humpage
a. Mon. Feb. 9, 1-4:00
Instructors: Laura Green and Jean Humpage
a. Sat. Mar. 7, 5:00-12:00 midnight
21. Hollyhock Wall Hanging and Thread Painting
Learn to raw appliqué the hollyhock using “Steam a Seam”.
Please bring a plain quilt sandwich to practice on. You must be familiar with your
machine and it must be in good working order. Your machine must have the ability to
drop its feed dog teeth. Please ask if you have any questions regarding this. You may
borrow a machine from the store for this class if needed and available.
31. Swirling Elements Wall Hanging
Learn a new way to create quilts. Applique paper piecing techniques will be taught.
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Tues. Feb. 10, Wed. Feb. 11, 1:00-5:00
$40 plus kit
22. These Feet Are Made For Sewing
Do you have a lot of feet taking up space in your sewing bag and you have no idea
what they are for? Or do you need special feet to make your sewing projects easier
and more professional looking? This is the class for you. Let Jacquie take you and
your feet on a journey to sewing heaven.
Instructor: Jacquie Scott
a. Thurs. Feb. 12, 1-3:30
23. Oriental Reversible Jacket
Make this beautiful reversible jacket in our oriental fabrics and wear it for almost any
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Fri. Feb. 13, 20
$45.00 plus pattern
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Tues. Mar. 10, 24, 1:00-5:00
b. Fri. Mar. 13, 20, 2:00-6:00
32. Raw Applique Lighthouse Landscape
Learn to paint and create your fabric for your lighthouse scene. You will learn the
basics in creating your own fabrics. Using your fabric and “Steam-a seam” you will
learn Elizabeth’s techniques for raw appliqué. The third class will be thread painting
which is the final step in bringing your landscape to life. Your machine must have the
ability to drop its feed dog..
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Thurs. Mar. 12, 19, 26, 10-1:00
33. Optical Illusion
Pattern and templates by Karen Coombs has helped develop a quick and easy rotary
technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D block. Using only light, medium
and dark value fabrics you can become a master of illusion too!
Instructor: Monika Battistone
a. Sun. Mar. 15, 10-3:00
$25.00 plus pattern
24. French Braid
Wow! This is easy and yet so effective. Choose your fabric in shades that go from
light to dark and create long braided strips which get sewn together to form a quilt,
wall hanging or even a table runner. The hardest part of this project is choosing your
fabrics because there are so many wonderful combinations.
34. Pant Fit Clinic
This classic fit pant can be used as your “block” to create the style of your choice.
Eliminate the pockets and waistband, make yokes and increase leg widths. The end
results are pants that fit! Pre-made muslins in all sizes will help to determine your
size. Woven and wovens with light stretch are suitable. You can use a serger or a
regular sewing machine.
Instructor: Jean Humpage
a. Mon. Feb. 16, 23, 6:30-9:00
b. Thurs. Feb. 26, Mar.5, 10-12:30
$25.00 plus book
Instructor: Karolein McCormack
a. Mon. Mar. 16, 23,Apr. 6, 6:30-9
$45.00 plus pattern
25. Semi-Tailored Jacket
Don’t let this pattern cover fool you! This versatile pattern can be adjusted to a longer
length, zipper front closure, zippers on cuffs. Unlined this jacket can be made from a
variety of woven fabrics. Embellish the front panel with embroidery. If 3 or more
people choose to do the embroidery Jacquie Scott will teach the second class. An
embroidery machine will be needed.
Instructors: Karolein McCormack and Jacquie Scott
a. Thurs. Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 6:30-9:00
26. Ribbon In Motion
Imagine a quilt that creates a ribbon in motion of colour. Well, this is an amazing
Bargello quilt that is a stunning art quilt. This quilt can be sewn and quilted in one
step. Monika will teach you how using a special technique and flannel grid for your
assembly board.
Instructor: Monika Battistone
a. Sunday Feb. 22 Mar. 1, 10-3:00
$35.00 plus pattern
27. Thread Painting
Learn basic thread painting with Elizabeth. Your machine must have the ability to
drop its feed dog. If you have any questions please ask before you register.
Instructor: Elizabeth Dillinger
a. Tues. Feb. 24, 10-12:00
$15.00 plus kit
28. Weekender Bag
Do you want that perfect bag for any weekend get away or short trip? Then this bag
is for you. The stitch as you go method of quilting is used to make the body of this
bag. It has a large front pocket and two side pockets for your book or flip flops as
well as a shoulder strap and two carrying straps. Great project for jelly rolls.
Instructor: Trisha DellaVella
a. Wed. Feb. 25, 10-3:00
$25.00 plus pattern
29. Ribbon Works
This quick and easy to make quilt has no “Y” seams. Pick your fabrics and pick any
size from table cloth to king size and watch it grow.
Instructor: Laura Green
a. Fri. Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 6:30-9:00
$25.00 plus pattern
35. Bow Tuck Purse
Back by popular demand. This project was a hit in the fall. Make yourself or someone else a spring purse that is sure to delight. Once you’ve made one you will want to
make several more.
Instructor: Monika Battistone
a. Sun. Mar. 22, 10:00-3:00
$25.00 plus pattern
36. Crayoning on Fabric
Have you ever wanted a design that you couldn’t find? Using crayons you can create
a lovely panel to be used in a wall hanging, bag, pillow etc. Take yourself back to
your childhood and bring in your crayons and spend the time creating one of these
lovely pictures.
Instructor: Trisha DellaVella
a. Wed. Mar. 25, 10:00-1:00
37. Jungle Walk For A Cause
This delightful wall hanging was inspired as a cure for breast cancer, but can be
applied to anyone fighting a cause. You may want to make a couple of blocks or the
full size cuddle quilt or bed topper. Create a couple of blocks and learn how to quilt
each block on your machine first and then construct your quilt.
Instructor: Trisha DellaVella
a. Wed. Apr. 8, 22, 10:00-1:00
$30 plus pattern
38. Once Upon A Star
This is the new quilt/wall hanging by McKenna Ryan. She is known for her appliqué
designs and attention to detail. This runs as a “Block of the Month” from January to
next October. We will be providing you with a pattern and background fabric each
month for a nominal fee and you are then able to use your stash for the detail work.
It’s lots of fun finding just the right fabrics and embellishing each block to suit your
individual taste.
Instructor: Jean Humpage
a. Sat. Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, 1-3:30
b. Mon. Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 13, 1-3:30
c. Wed. Jan. 14, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, 6:30-9:00
The rest of the dates TBA
$50.00 plus monthly kit fee (pattern + background fabric)
1099 Kingston Road Unit 102
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B5
(905) 420-1101
www.art of fabric.ca
HH. Helping Hands
Join our volunteers and help make lap quilts for local women’s shelters, placemats for
Meals on Wheels and cuddle quilts for children in need. Please pre-register.
a. Wed. Jan. 7
b. Wed. Jan. 21
c. Wed. Feb. 4
d. Wed. Feb. 18
e. Wed. Mar. 4
f. Wed. Mar.18
g. Wed. Apr. 1
h. Wed. Apr. 15
SC. Software Club
Bring your laptop and let Val guide you through 3D and 4D software. Learn exciting
things on the computer that can be incorporated in your embroidery.
Instructor: Val Coatham
a. Sat. Jan. 17, 10-12:30
b. Sat. Feb. 21, 10-12:30
c. Sat. Mar. 21, 10-12:30
$15.00 per month
EC. Embroidery Club
Are you making good use of your embroidery machine? Why not join Val and the
ladies and use your machine to make a new project each month. Husqvarna Designer
Series machines only.
Instructor: Val Coatham
a. Sat. Jan. 17
b. Sat. Feb. 21
c. Sat. Mar. 21
$15.00 per month plus kit
NC. Notion Commotion for Machines FREE SEMINAR
Join Dolores for an informative morning as she demos new products. Bring along your
show and tell to share with the group. You will be sure to get inspired and be up on all
the latest tricks of the trade. Do not bring your machine.
Instructor: Dolores Hopps
a. Sat. Jan. 24, 10-12:30
b. Sat. Feb. 28, 10-12:30
c. Sat. Mar. 28, 10-12:30
FREE Seminar
KS. Kids Can Sew Too
We are looking for boys and girls interested in learning to sew. You will be starting
with simple projects to get used to a sewing machine. You must be 12 years or older to
join. Drop by the store to see samples of the projects. A sewing machine is required.
Instructor: Nonna Schiefer
a. Sat. Feb. 7,
b. Sat. Mar. 7,
c. Sat. Apr. 4,
d. Sat. May 2,
e. Sat. June 6,
$20.00 each month plus pattern
Do you have any unfinished projects lurking around your sewing room? Drop by on
UFO days and get them done! Please pre-register each month.
a. Tues. Jan. 6, 10-4:00
b. Sat. Feb. 21, 5-10:00pm
c. Mon. Feb. 23, 10-4:00
d. TBA
e. TBA
Instructor: None
$5.00 each session
FS. Finishing School
This is an opportunity for you to come to the store and work on a project you started in
one of our classes, Art of Fabric. Please pre-register and let us know if you need an
a. Wed. Jan. 28, 10:00-3:00
b. Thurs. Feb. 19, 10:00-3:00
c. Wed. Mar. 11, 10:00-3:00
d. Tues. Apr. 7, 10:00-3:00
No Charge
BL. Rambling Rose (Block of the Month)
This class is full.
Instructors: Jean Humpage, Monika Battistone
a. Sat. Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, 10-12:30
b. Mon. Jan. 5, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, 10-12:30
c. Wed. Jan. 7, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, 6:30-9:00
d. Sat. Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, 10-12:30
The rest of the dates TBA
MC. Machine Club
Each month you will make a small project and at the same time learn a new technique
on your machine. All brands of sewing machines are welcome in this club.
Instructor: Dolores Hopps
a. Sat. Jan. 24, 1-3:30
b. Sat. Feb. 28, 1-3:30
c. Sat. Mar. 28, 1-3:30
$5.00 each month plus a kit fee of approx. $20
To see our classes and for a complete listing,
visit Art of Fabric at www.art of fabric.ca
If you have any questions or suggestion for future classes, email
us at [email protected]