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Early Bird pricing until 2 February!
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of the sewing space.
For Peaks 23, we’re going 3D! We’re calling this cool design Interlinks. I originally saw the design in the book called Stunning 3D Quilts Simplified, by Ruth Ann Berry. I’ve taken it one step further to create larger units rather than all 60 degree triangles, and pieced in columns. It has 5 shapes, 4 colours, and NO partial seams!
You can decide how large to make your project, as a wall hanging or a table runner. All of the shapes will be cut from strips, using the Creative Grids 60 degree ruler, which will be provided along with the pattern.
You’ll need a light, medium, and dark along with a background fabric. You can use a monochromatic palette or chose different colours.
Supply list will be sent with registration confirmation.
Our secondary project, should you wish to make it, will be to make the Catch All Cutie bag, created by Teresa Weaver of YourSewingFriend on Etsy.
This clever tabletop organizer will keep your small sewing notions handy and easy to find. No more lost sewing tools!
Several inside pockets provide plenty of places to stash your sewing accessories, including a divided zipper pocket to hold small items like clips, bobbins, and packets of machine needles.
This catch-all organizer also zips up to enclose the contents, making it a perfect way to take your small sewing supplies with you to a class, retreat, or sewing day. When you get to your destination, just unzip the bag, fold the top down, and you’re ready to sew!
This user-friendly pattern has thorough, clear directions full of step-by-step color pictures and diagram to help as we guide you through the project. It’s a useful and enjoyable project that you can finish in a few hours. The finished bag is approximately 8″ tall when zipped up, 3″ from front to back, and 4″ from side to side. It can easily hold a rotary cutter when zipped up.
Pattern will be provided & supply list sent in advance. Use your favourite colour combinations to make a bag that is uniquely yours!
Mystery Stash Attack is back!
Please bring a large (3.78l) Ziploc bag of your favourite scraps, no larger than 3″ will be fine. We’ll have a special quick project to put those to good use. You can make it entirely from your scraps or share amongst everyone to find delightful combinations.
In addition to all this creativity, we’ll have the usual lovely dinners made by someone else (always a Chef Extraordinaire), hot tub, massages onsite by Morzine Massage, Dice Swap with fat quarters, goodies & gadgets in The Craft House shop and more to get your creative juices going.
What will you need to bring? A supply list will be provided but mostly, you just need fabric, thread, and your machine. Quilt Fairy Clare & I will be happy to help you in any way we can. Clare will have The Craft House shop onsite as well, with a selection of Aurifil threads, Quilters Dream batting, and a variety of other sewing notions. Anything you need from the mini-mobile shop you you can put it on your Tab, to be settled up onsite at the end of Peaks.
We also have Suki the Juki, our sit-down longarm, to help you make some progress! You can rent her by the hour (chf 15/hr), enjoying a large and newly renovated dedicated space to work. I already have a number of bobbins wound in neutral colours but will be happy to show you how to wind something from your thread stash if needed.
Need a bit more encouragement? Your own Secret Sister will be there to cheer you on! You’ll be one too and we’ll have lots of ideas to help you help encourage each other. Part of the fun is the secrecy!
Other fun for the weekend:
Fat Quarter Dice Swap: This is a fun little game to exchange Fat Quarters. You’ll need to bring three Fat Quarters (18″ x 22″).
Secret Sister: You’ll be assigned another person in the group to be their Secret Sister. The objective is to provide quiet, “secret” encouragement, in the form of very small gifts or notes, throughout the weekend. We’ll provide lots of ideas to get you started. Secret Sisters will be revealed after dinner on Saturday evening.
Machine Servicing: On Thursday, I will be performing Basic Machine servicing (at special Peaks pricing of chf 55) to all who wish to have a little “tune-up” before getting those needles flying!
If there’s anything else you are dying to know, from how to clean your machine (yes, that little metal bit comes off… 🙂 ) to how to figure out the quilt piecing lingo of a particular project, Clare and I are happy to help.
Afternoons are free time. Continue to work on your PhD’s/UFOs/PIGs, start a new project, have a massage, go for a walk. It’s up to you. There’s a hot tub too so be sure to pack your swimming costume! 🙂
Come join us in the Peaks!