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BeColourful - Happiness 2.0 - 2 days -- SOLD OUT -- you can add your name to the waitlist!

This is an introductory class to Foundation Paper Piecing - FPP for an experienced sewer / quilter.
NOTE: this is NOT a beginner quilting class.

Join Melanie MacDonald; Jacqueline De Jonge - BeColourful instructor in the classroom of Watergirl Quilt Co.  Melanie is one of 3 Canadian authorized Jacqueline De Jonge instructors.  There are currently only 7 in the world. 

Happiness 2.0 finishes at 38" x 38".   It is the perfect beginner FPP quilt in which you will learn 13 techniques that Jacqueline De Jonge uses in all her designs. So this is a great introduction to all the BeColourful designs which we hope to offer in the future.

There will be 2 days of class; approximately a month apart.  The first class will be learning many of the 13 techniques.  The second will be focused on the joining of the larger pieces.

Required preparation prior to class:

Day 1 - May 5 - some cutting is required prior to class (instructions included with pattern). This class does not teach you how to cut.

Day 2 - June 9 - Completion of the smaller units 

Pattern and Fabric kit (value of $150.00 and is included in the price of class):
The Happiness 2.0 pattern is mandatory; the pattern (foundation paper) and fabric kit is included in the price of this class. The kit will be available 2 weeks prior to class.

Fabric requirements:
Fabrics to make the top and binding are included in the kit.

Required supplies:
- thread; Aurifil is recommended (Jacqueline only uses white, black and navy)
- "Add a Quarter" ruler
- freezer paper
- pins; Clover #2507 (fine) pins are recommended
- friction pens and a white chalk pen
- 28 mm rotary cutter & replacement blades

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
- 1/4" foot is recommended.

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 
- cutting mat at each work station
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 workstation.
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 the 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.


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: Intermediate
Skill Details: Please note this class is for an advanced sewist / quilter beginner to learn Foundation Paper Piecing - FPP This is NOT a "Beginner Quilting" class.
Materials Included: BeColourful Happiness 2.0 pattern and fabric kit - valued at $150. Pattern include foundation paper pattern
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
Include BeColourful - Happiness pattern (foundation paper pattern included) and fabric kit which will be available 2 weeks prior to class.

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