Warbler's Table Ware


Irene Dewar

Details of workshop will be posted at a later date.  Stay Tuned!!!

About our Teacher Jennifer Houlden
I am a nurse by profession and worked mostly in the critical care field either in a hospital or as a flight nurse in the Arctic. 
I grew up in Saskatchewan being very crafty and my mother was a seamstress but I had very little to do with a sewing machine until I took up quilting in 2002 in Yellowknife. 
There I took all kinds of classes from local and visiting instructors that the guild would bring up a couple of times a year. I have continued to take classes thru the years whether in a formal setting or on line. 
I started playing with my own designs in Yellowknife but didn't really get going on designing and pattern writing until I was living in the Australian outback. I designed for Arbee Designs out of New Zealand and I still teach for Ruth at The Academy of Quilting an online forum for quilting classes.
Since returning to Canada 6 years ago I developed Quilts by Jen and have been teaching, designing, speaking and writing patterns. I have taught classes at many shops in Ontario as well as have done many trunk shows and workshops at guilds throughout Ontario. 
I love colour, the illusion of movement, using different techniques both traditional and non traditional as well as the use of other types of fabrics within my work. 
I developed a technique a couple of years ago using a Bargello to make flowers which has been very successful. Presently I am working on a new series creating pieces highlighting Canadian icons.  These pieces use a lot of non traditional quilting fabrics such as upholstery fabrics and silk. 
I get my inspiration from all around me whether it be in nature, architecture or Kleenex boxes. In fact I have done a series of quilts inspired by tissue box designs.
I enjoy sharing my expertise and knowledge with quilters and teaching others to create quilts and pieces of art. 
I am an artist on the Coldwater Studio Tour as well as the Images Studio Tour. 

I was a vendor and instructor at Creative Festival in Toronto for several years. 

September 2016 I was the featured artist at QuiltX in St Mary's, Ontario.  I have participated in the Women's Day Art show in Orillia yearly since 2012. 

I have an extensive website with my work and tutorials about quilting:   www.quiltsbyjen.ca. 





The Improv Art Quilt Design class: 




Double Charmed by Studio 180

Taught by Leianne McCallum from

Quilters Cupboard - Uxbridge

Details of workshop will be posted at a later date.  Stay Tuned!!!

About OUR


Unless otherwise stated, all workshops take place at Mackey Celebrations Inc (former Queen Street United Church)
35 Lindsay Street North
Lower Level

Workshop Material and Requirement Lists
Will be provided.
Patterns. Fabric and Specialty Rulers are extra from the cost of the class. 
Sometimes the teacher will sell the pattern, ruler, templates and or kits at the class.

Registering for a Workshop
You can register for a workshop at our Guild meeting or contact:
Pam Campbell at:
pamiam@xplornet.ca or 705-953-9741
or Grace Darling at:grace.b.darling@gmail.com
or 705-328-1244

Workshop Costs
The cost to attend a workshop, unless otherwise stated, is $35 plus material. For non members add $5.
If the class fills up quickly, please make sure you have paid for your class or your space will not be held if there is a waiting list.  Your name will go to the waiting list. Non-members are welcome for a minimal charge above what is paid by members. Patterns, fabric and rulers are extra from the cost of the class. Sometimes the teacher will sell the pattern, ruler, templates and/or kits at the class.

Rules & Regulations for Workshops.
REFUNDS – No Refunds – If unable to take the class, it is the responsibility of the Initial Payee to get a replacement. The replacement, whether from the waiting list or another member, if there is no waiting list, pays the Initial Payee and takes her place on the class list. TRANSFERS –to transfer to another class you must find someone else to take your place, either from the waiting list or another member. Please present receipt to receive a Transfer Voucher. All Vouchers must be used by the end of the quilting year of issue. Only good for one transfer. CANCELLATION – In the event that we cancel a class, you will be presented with the option of a full refund or a Transfer Voucher. Please present receipt.

September’s Workshop

Sorry, Class is full!!!!

Tuesday Sept. 12th Workshop

"Open Thread Bar".


Anita Zobens of Cotton Mill Thread Works

Time:                 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost:  Members - $35.00    Non Members - $40.00

  As the Certified Thread Educator for Canada since Feb. 2008, I teach nationally on behalf of Superior Threads.


Come out and join Jennifer as well as your fellow quilters for a day of fun and creativity. Learn several new techniques from curved piecing to couching to facing a quilt while working on a small improv design piece. 

The following techniques will be presented throughout the workshop as you spend the day building and expanding your improv design piece with hourly instructions.


Curved Piecing - an easy no pinning or clipping method for sewing curves

Thread Play -using thread of all weights and sizes along with water soluble stabilizer to create lace like embellishments 

Create your own Fabric - using fusible stabilizer and small bits of many varieties of fabric create your own fabric - use a free motion zigzag stitch to stitch down the raw edges

Couching - add dimension to a piece by couching on yarn,
cording, ribbon or heavy weigh threads 

Texture Magic - adding dimension and texture to your
fabric has never been so much fun

Facing a Quilt - learn an alternate method to finishing
a quilt - face a quilt instead of binding a quilt


   Mystery Quilt 2017/2018

Cost: Members - $35.00 Non-Members - $40.00

Non-Members will be required to pickup their packages at our monthly meeting. 

Why not consider joining our Guild

Unlimited amount of participants.  Snowbird members can be accommodated.

Starts at our September/2017 meeting.  You can choose between a Lazy Lap Quilt or a Quaintly Queen Quilt.  First instructions will be given out at our October/2017 meeting.

The instruction package will contain Fabric Requirements as well.


Using Strips


Kelly DuMaresq

Details of Workshop will be posted at a later date. Stay Tuned.

OPEN THREAD BAR (6 hr. workshop)

 Have you ever wanted to experiment with different threads before buying them? Well, now you can! This is Superior's official "open thread bar" workshop - you bring your machine and I'll bring the Superior threads for you to play with. 

Learn how to choose the correct needle, and how to overcome your fear of the tension dial. We'll discuss the properties of the different threads available today so that you can make an informed decision when choosing thread.

At the end of the day you will have a new perspective on threads and your own sampler as future reference.

Your $5 kit fee will include a Titanium Topstitch needle, prewound bobbin, and use of all threads by Superior. Class notes, "Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob" DVD, plus a special 26-page handout are also provided.  

Suitable for all skill levels.


Diamonds in the Sky

by Studio 180

Taught by Leianne McCallum from

Quilters Cuboard - Uxbridge

Details of Workshop will be posted at a later date.  Stay Tuned.

Lindsay Creative Quilters' Guild




November’s Workshop

 Tues. Nov. 14th Workshop 

                "Stained Glass Quilts"
           by Joni Newman of Quirks&Quilts.

Time:        9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost:        Members - $35.00  Non Members - $40.00

Create an original masterpiece in stained glass quilting. Applique and quilting are all done in one step! Choose from a variety of projects from beginner to more advanced and learn this fun technique. Some of the available projects include the following: (note pictures are not to scale):

            October’s Workshop
        Tues. Oct. 17th Workshop – Improv Design


           Jennifer Houlden from Quilts by Jen

Time:        9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost:        Members - $35.00 Non Members - $40.00

Check out our 2017-2018 Workshops!!!





Beth Cameron

(Domestic Goddess Canada)

Beth has a number of different classes that she teaches.

It will be determined which one to choose after input from the members.

Stay Tuned for updates.