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More Patchwork Illusions - in person workshop


Join Paul Leger: BERNINA?Canada Ambassador?of Paul Leger Quilts for a full day workshop.? Paul?will share his tips and teach you how to take a traditional quilt block design to create a 3D illusion patchwork cube using colours. The amazing layouts produced can lead to the creation of striking illusion quilts.

Left, a photo of a block that will be completed during the workshop. Right, a quilt made using the technique taught by Paul.

Here is another sample of how you can use this block and make it look modern

Kit for Workshop - included in the price of class?
These kits are only available to participants and will be distributed the day of class.? It is valued at approximately $40 and includes:
- pattern
- workshop handouts??
- plastic template
- enough fabric to complete two blocks


- rotary cutter
- seam ripper (just in case)
- straight pins / clips
- neutral 50 wt thread for piecing
- coloured markers or crayons or pens
- pen (preferably black, but blue will work)
- paper for note taking

- sewing machine; with cords and foot petal
- 1/4" foot
- small scissors
- ruler; 1" x 6" or similar

Lunch break
There will be a 30 minute lunch break.??

In our classroom at Watergirl Quilt Co, you will be able to enjoy the use of our
- tables; for your comfort, some of our individual sewing tables are mechanical Sit / Stand desks.
- chairs
- iron and ironing boards
- cutting mats on large table for cutting

Complimentary coffee and tea will be available in our kitchenette. Please bring a travel mug or sealed cup to avoid any spillage.

Don't feel like bringing your machine with you? Rental machines are available (limited quantity). Please contact our store directly to confirm current pricing and availability.

You may enter via the main door of the store or if someone is in the classroom they can open this door to make it easier to bring your things in.

Limited parking spots are available in the parking lot at store level. Please refer to signage to ensure you are NOT parked in a spot that is designated for resident parking. Free long term town parking is available on the river side of our building, to the left. There is no parking allowed on the Water Street. E-chargers are available within the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lo
NOTE: there is time limit for the parking in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot.


Cancellation of Classes or Retreats
Should you decide to?cancel your?registration?for an event, class or retreat, you will receive a full credit to a gift card as long as the cancellation is?made more than 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that time, you will forfeit your full registration fee.

If you are unable to attend, you do have the option of finding your own replacement participant but Watergirl Quilt Co. will not assist with this or give any fee credit to the original participant. You would be required to email us the name and contact information of your replacement.

For more details on our "Refund policy" please refer to FAQ on our website? ??

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Confident quilter
Materials Included: workshop kit; includes pattern, class handout, plastic template, fabric (enough for 2 blocks)
Requirements: Working sewing machine.
Instructor: ? string:Paul Leger ?
Instructor Bio: Paul is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, an avid quilter who has made more than 200 quilts, an active member / facilitator for Quilts of Valour - Canada and he is a Bernina Canada Ambassador. He resides in the Ottawa area and loves to share his passion for quilting with others through his social media, blogs and visits to quilt guilds.
includes kit; value of $40.

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Included Materials



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