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Quilting in the Mountains- Border Bonanza Workshop
Date Jul 22 - 25 2013 
Time 8:30am Start 
Location     Hearthstone Lodge 
Who Everyone can attend 
Price See description 
Registration     Registration is Required 
Phone 1-800-807-3257 ext 1 
Event Description

Did you ever want to sew for the weekend (or in this case a couple of weekdays) with like-minded quilters and have an instructor ready to answer your questions, help you with problems and give you ideas on how to finish your quilt(s)?

Dianne Jansson is our guest teacher again this year for the annual Sun Peaks Quilting in the Mountains’ Quilt Retreat and Workshop.

After attaining a degree in Home Economics in Australia, Dianne taught textiles at the secondary level in Australia and Canada. Dianne’s interest in fabrics eventually led her to quilting, and for the past 20 years this has been her passion. Dianne has attended conferences and workshops in Canada, U.S., and Australia, and studied with many international quilt instructors.

Currently Dianne teaches workshops for guilds and shops throughout B.C., Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. She has also taught in Australia, Iceland and U.S.A. Technique, rather than artistic design, is the basis in most of Dianne's machine piecing workshop, with students encouraged to adapt the designs to suit their own needs. Dianne believes that the quilting process is meant to be a pleasurable activity.

Dianne is a member of:
The Sagebrush Quilters Guild
Canadian Quilter’s Association
American Quilter’s Society
Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters
La Conner Quilt Museum

2009 Together with Judy Morningstar, created quilt judges certification programmed for Canada, and presented first workshop at CQA conference, Saskatoon
2009 Organized and led quilters tour to eastern Australia
2008 Juror for national juried quilt show, St. Johns
2007 Hospitality Co-coordinator for “Quilt BC” national conference, Kamloops
2006 Teacher, C.Q.A. conference, Ottawa
And more...

Border Bonanza Workshop BOOK NOW

July 22 - 23 | $130 per person for 2-day retreat

Single Day: July 24 and/or July 25 | $65 per person, per single day

Hearthstone Lodge
By the time the piecing or applique of a quilt top is complete, interest for creating a unique border is waning. So often a border of straight strips is attached just to finish the project. With a little thought and some extra effort, a simple pieced border could often add to the appeal of the quilt.

This workshop will enable you to sew samples of various pieced borders, build up a collection of designs suitable for borders, and to learn the basics of sizing, border patterns to fit the body of the quilt. Bring quilt tops that still need borders and raid your stash for fabric to sew samples of various designs.

If you don’t have any finished quilt tops, bring whatever you are working on. Enjoy two days of sewing. Knowing that if you run into problems or lack of inspiration, Dianne is ready to help you. This workshop retreat will allow you to start/finish or just learn a new technique.

Retreat Included
Did you ever get so excited when taking a class that you wanted to stay up all night and finish your project with like-minded quilters? Well this is your opportunity! Come to Sun Peaks on July 22nd and 23rd, 2013 take the class from Dianne and then quilt in your pajamas all night if you want. Dianne Jansson is our guest teacher again this year for the annual Sun Peaks Quilting in the Mountains’ Borders Bonanza Quilt Workshop and Retreat.

Enjoy 2 nights of accommodation and the two day Border Bonanza Quilting Workshop starting from $215 per person. BOOK HERE

For more information please contact Central Reservations at 1-800-807-3257 ext 1 and

See what else is happening during the Quilting in the Mountains Festival HERE