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Tamarack Jacket - 2 day workshop

Spend a few days with  Melanie in the classrooms of Watergirl Quilt Co.
making your very own 
Tamarack Jacket in time for Spring!  This fun
class is a great entry point into garment 

NOTE from Melanie:
I can not wait to show you how to make the jacket! This class should come with a label:

Please note that while this is a great garment-making entry point for seasoned
quilter, this class would not be appropriate for a new sewer.


This jacket can be made from a single fabric or from patchwork panels. It can even be made one from an old quilt.  What a great way to bring a quilt a second life!

The pattern has an option for welted pockets  However, in this class we will be adding patch pocket.

Required preparation prior to class:

- fabric must be pre-quilted and ready for pattern placement (no time is allotted for quilting during this class) 
- determine your size and have all pattern pieces copied and ready to use

Pattern (required):
Tamarack Jacket pattern; note this pattern comes in various sizes and cup sizes.
Tamarack Jacket - Sizes 0 - 18 - B cup
Tamarack Jacket - Sizes 14 - 30 D cup

Required supplies:
- Quilted Fabric/Pieces – the amount required is determined by the size of the jacket

you will be making.
- 6 meters of 2.5” wide bias binding. You can purchase bias binding or make your own.
- enough fabric to line pockets (a fat quarter is perfect!)
- thread
- scissors
- scotch tape
- rulers
- hand sewing needle
- rotary cutter. You will essentially cutting through a quilt, so now is the time
to treat 
yourself to a new blade!  The 28 mm cutter is the best for this project.
- sewing machine in good working order 
- bring ALL your machine feet with you to class; including your walking foot.
- and most importantly, bring your SENSE OF ADVENTURE!

Sewing Machine
- must be in good working order
- user guide / manual; always good to bring your user guide / manual incase
you run into any problems.
- pedals, power cords

In our classroom at Watergirl Quilt Co, you will be able to enjoy the use of our
- tables; sit / stand mechanical raise and lower
- chairs
- iron and ironing boards
- cutting mats on large table for cutting 
NOTE for added comfort bring a seat cushion.

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

Bring you own lunch to eat at your work space.
NOTE: our fridge space is limited, so we suggest you make use of a thermal lunch bag.  

Machine rentals
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 it’s door to make it easier to bring your things in.   Please note that you will be allowed in as soon as the front opens at 9:30 am. You may notice staff in the store earlier, but they will be busy preparing for store opening.

Where to lay our weary bones Saturday night?
Well you have two accommodation choices:

1. Drive back home to your own comfy bed.  Leave your sewing machine and supplies safely waiting for you in our classroom for your second day of this class.

2. Book a room at one of our local accommodations.  Here are some links for you.  This is a great excuse to treat yourself and a friend to have a weekend away.
Zen's Inn - bed and breakfast (continental style), single traveller rooms with shared bathrooms.  Very modern. Within walking distance of our store.
Dewars Inn and Cottages - cottage and motel rooms.  5 minute drive from our store. Views of the river available. Continental breakfast included.  
Various BnB rentals are also available in the Prescott area

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 lot  
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: Beginner
Skill Details: Please note that while this is a great garment-making entry point for seasoned quilters, this class would not be appropriate for a new sewer.
Requirements: Tamarack jacket pattern must be purchased or already own. Will be required to have fabrics quilted prior to class
Instructor: Melanie MacDonald
Instructor Bio: After admiring quilt magazines in grocery stores for years, Melanie finally worked up the courage to make her first one in 1998. She had a borrowed sewing machine and absolutely no knowledge of quilting, whatsoever. The results were predictably disastrous, yet she was completely and immediately hooked. In the twenty-five years since she has become an extremely adept and ambitious quilter, always willing and excited to try new techniques and tools. What started as a hobby has turned into a lifelong passion. Melanie is always making quilts, talking about quilts, admiring quilts, looking at patterns, petting fabric, going to quilt shows, or packing to go on retreats with friends who are equally obsessed passionate about quilting. There is only one thing Melanie enjoys as much as quilting and that is encouraging others in their pursuit of the art. As a former corporate workshop facilitator, Melanie strives to create a learning atmosphere that is welcoming, fun, and encouraging. She wants all students to leave her courses feeling empowered and proud of their efforts. While she enjoys teaching all forms of quilting, her favourite by far is paper piecing the BeColourful way. She saw her first BeColourful quilt online in 2011 and became determined to one day make them all! She has attended several of Jacqueline?s courses and is extremely proud and honoured to be one of 7 Authorized BeColourful Teachers in the world and one of 3 in Canada. Melanie and her dog, Bobbin, live in Ottawa, Ontario. Follow her on Instagram at Sewcial_ambition

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