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Christmas in July Virtual Retreat

We know summer is a great season in Canada but at the end of July, you may need a little break and want to spend some time indoors, out of the hot sun. 

Here is what we have planned for you on Zoom:

Tuesday, July 27th:

  • Zoom room opens at 4pm EST for visiting with others
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm EST: Welcome
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST: Tutorial by Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts for her soon to be released pattern called Simply Modern Christmas. Learn to make the two blocks that are used to construct this cheery, lap quilt  (finished size is 54" x 63"). This is a brand new pattern, releasing in July!
  • 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST: Break out rooms and sewing time

Simply Modern Christmas | Quilting Patterns and Supplies | Watergirl Quilt Co.   Simply Modern Christmas | Quilt Patterns and Supplies | Watergirl Quilt Co.

Wednesday, July

  • 10:00am - 10:15am EST: Welcome back and coffee break chat rooms
  • 10:15am - 11:30am EST: Learn to make a Christmas Postcard and swap it with a new friend from this retreat. You may choose to be assigned a swap partner and you can surprise them by mailing your postcard to them. We all love happy mail! Instructor: Lynn Brasnett of Dragons Heart Quilts
  • 11:30am - 12:45pm EST: Self directed sewing time with break out rooms
  • 12:45pm to 1:05pm: Let's get shaking with Dale Pearson, trained Qi Gong and Yoga instructor. Get the kinks out, do a few gentle stretches and prepare for more sewing!
  • 1:05pm - 2:15pm EST: Learn to make a lined drawstring gift bag with Michelle of Watergirl Quilt Co. This is a beginner friendly, useful project.
  • 2:15pm - 4:30pm EST: Self directed sewing time with break out rooms
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST: Show and Tell and retreat wrap up 
  • Required Supplies that are not included in your registration fee:

  • Corner Pop III Ruler by Studio 180 Deb Tucker (Susan Madu will share ideas with you for how you can continue to use this ruler after our retreat for other patterns and projects). The instructions will only work with this ruler. There are no alternative cutting instructions available. 
  • Simply Modern Christmas Fabric requirements: 10 fat quarters of prints (must be non-directional), 2 fat quarters of prints (can be directional if you wish), Solid #1 needs 3/4 yard, Solid #2 needs 1/2 yard, Solid #3 needs a 2" x WOF strip for the tree stems, binding fabric of a 1/2 yard, and backing fabric 4 1/4 yards
  • Scraps of Christmas fabric to make a 4" x 6" postcard 
  • Drawstring Bag Supplies: 3 fat quarters of coordinating fabrics and 1 3/4 yards of ribbon or twill tape
You will need to have your sewing machine, cutting mat, and a 24" long quilting ruler and any other notions that you keep in your regular notions supply. You will need a device with a camera and a microphone with the ability to access Zoom.

Join us in the fun of the East (Watergirl Quilt Co.) meets the West (Dragons Heart Quilt Shop) and make some new quilting friends!

Link to order the Corner Pop III ruler and we will be restocking very soon. If you require shipping of the pattern included with your registration, we suggest waiting and send it with the ruler when everything arrives.

***Please note that if you have items other than the required ruler and the retreat in your order, we will hold them and ship all items together. Rulers and patterns will be in our shop the week of June 28th.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Simply Modern Christmas pattern, a piece of Peltex and SF101 interfacing for the post card
Includes the required pattern. Purchase of the required Corner Pop III ruler is an additional cost.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.