QAYG — Ballard Blocks


In this workshop, we will break free from the traditional ways and explore an innovative way of making a quilt as you go. We will piece and quilt each block on the batting. Once our blocks are done, we will assemble them and we will add backing fabric ( flannel) and binding. Et voilà! By working on small and manageable pieces, we avoid the frustrating step of feeding a large quilt sandwich through our sewing machine and save money on long-arm quilting services.This approach is great for the beginning quilter because it is a very forgiving and it is also excellent for a seasoned quilter who wants to learn a fresh technique. It will change the way that you quilt!

Instructor — Marie-Claire Charette

Skill level — completed at least one quilt 

When — Saturday September 29, 10 to 4 pm

Supplies (save 10% on supplies purchased in store) —

  • Quilt As You Go Made Modern
  • fabric for Ballard Blocks (page 74) or modified to use charm squares as follows:
  • 42 - 5" squares (charm pack)
  • 2.5 yard sashing (or jelly roll)
  • .5 yard binding
  • 1.5 yard backing (flannel preferred)
  • 2 yards batting
About the instructor — Marie-Claire Charette is known as La Quilting Coach. A bilingual teacher, her journey began by teaching quilting and bag making in a store in Ottawa 5 years ago. Since then, she has created patterns, writes newsletters on her recent discoveries in the quilting world on her website, travels to quilting conventions to stay current, organizes retreats and gives courses in different venues. Her interest is mainly to share her passion by teaching how to make practical accessories, basic and more advanced quilting techniques and how to use scraps so that participants can unleash their creativity through sewing and quilting.

Category: september

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