News & Noteworthy Events

Northern Neighbors (Studio 180) Quilt Class rescheduled

This class taught by Gail Heller has moved from January 27 – 28 to February 10 & 11, 2017. 

Friday’s class begins at 9:30 a.m. and goes to about 3:30.  Saturday the class will begin after the regular Guild meeting.

Pre-cutting instructions and requirements are sent by email to all class registrants.

Contact Shirley C if you are interested.


Ana’s New Studio and Classes


I’m very excited about a new workshop I’m offering this year and wanted to share the news with you.  Some of you have asked me about teaching workshops in my studio, so here it is.  It is a 6-part series called “From Mark Making and Sketch to Stitch”.  Let me tell you a little bit about it:

The biggest challenge for a quilter who wants to break from a traditional design or pieced work and try something different and work on an original design is where to start.  Where to find inspiration?  And once found, how to develop it into a theme that could become a body or work?  Working on a sketchbook with paper and other media, students will develop ideas while exploring principles of composition and design to translate ideas into fabric pieces.  Different techniques will be demonstrated and tried in class.

Classes:  6 sessions on Saturdays (see dates below) from 09:00 hrs. to 12:00 hrs.


February, Saturday 18

March, Saturday 18

March, Saturday 25

April, Saturday 1

April, Saturday 22 (moved for Easter Weekend

May, Saturday 13

Cost:  $350.00 – includes most materials

Please note that some individual classes may require a kit fee which will be charged at the time of the class to cover extra materials such as screen printing, transfer artist paper for photo transfer, etc.

Location:  My studio in NW Calgary – I have room for 8/9 people to work comfortably.

If you’d like to register, send me an email ( so I can send you payment information which will be by e-transfer.  Payment is required in full at the time of registration.  I am unable to offer refunds at this time, unless the class fills and I can fill your spot.  If you can’t attend, you are welcome to send someone on your behalf.  If you think you’ll need to miss a class, we can discuss setting up a date for “catch-up” for those of you who’ve missed a class.

Are you as excited about this as I am?  Hope to see you soon in class.

Have a good weekend.


Cheryl Atkinson has a new fabric line!

Cheryl has designed a new line of fabric for Connecting Threads

Check it out!


Heritage park Quilt Festival Dinner

How many would be interested in going to the dinner on May 27th (Festival of Quilts)? Juidth Baker Montano is the  presenter that evening.

The cost of the dinner is $78.74 which includes GST.  If you are interested please email Mary.

The website says the tickets went on sale December, 2016 and we’re not sure if that was for the dinner or the three workshops Judith will be doing.  Tickets go quickly so let Mary know as soon as possible if you are interested.

Thank you and Harpy Quilting!

Shirley C for  FNQG



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