Workshops

I’m presently offering a choice of workshops, in-person and live on Zoom. For all the fun details, have a look below! I host my own workshops and I’m also available to teach these virtual and in-person workshops to your guild!

BTW, I’m a published, National & International award-winning modern quilter, designer and teacher. I love quilting and I love teaching others to quilt. My goal is innovation, my passion is creativity and my gift is having opportunities to share new techniques within the quilting community.

I bring over a decade of quilting experience to the classroom and value creating a supportive atmosphere. I have taught basic, intermediate and advanced levels. My students would describe me as knowledgeable, well organized, positive and caring, but most of all an incredibly patient teacher.

If you would like further information, or are interested in registering for a workshop please email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com

Introducing my latest workshop called:

“The Puzzle Workshop


Hello folks, quilting instructor Peter Byrne here with exciting news! I’m proud to announce, I’m now offering a new workshop called, “The Puzzle Workshop”.

Have you ever looked at these wonky/contemporary style quilts and wondered how they are made? I did to until I designed Puzzle and would love to share this fun technique with you!

Here’s a look at the 72 inch square Puzzle quilt that inspired the workshop!

I host and teach The Puzzle Workshop live on zoom with a class size of only 15 students. Here is a list of upcoming dates on zoom!

-July 23rd & 24th

-September 24th & 25th

-November 26th & 27th

If you would like to attend this virtual workshop on zoom registration is now open! The fee to participate in this live on zoom, 2, half-day workshop is $95, all in. To register for this zoom workshop, email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com

For Quilt Guilds that are interested in this workshop, I’m offering the Puzzle Workshops in-person or live on zoom. The fee to participate in this live, 2, half-day event is $700 for up to 15 students and $800 for up to 20 students. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

My Zoom Workshops are an engaging 2, half-day event, with each day starting at 10:30am and finishing at 3:00pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Puzzle Workshop is a technique based workshop that covers:

-improv puzzle piecing
-fusible appliqué
-spray basting
-walking foot quilting
-hanging triangles

Class Description: students will learn a new approach to improv puzzle piecing and create a fabulously and fun, wonky looking contemporary/modern mini quilt.

On day one, students will explore value, learn how to improv puzzle piece and build their quilt top.

On day two, students will apply their appliqué, learn straight line quilting with the walking foot and finish with glue basting your hanging triangles. This workshop provides a great space for exploring freedom of choice while creating a one-of-a-kind 20 inch square, contemporary/modern Puzzle Quilt!

To enhance your workshop experience, affordable custom kits made with top quality fabric are available for only $35 dollars plus shipping. For guilds, as a cost saving measure, when placing a bulk order of 10 or more kits, the shipping fee works out to be less than $5 per kit!

Kits are made with stunning fabrics and include Stonehenge Gradations Ombre’ and premium Colorworks solids, all from Northcott Silks and are available in 3 colorways:

  • Teal/Blue
  • Rose/Gold
  • Emerald/Green

Here’s a look at the 20 inch square mini Puzzle quilt students make while attending the workshop!

If you require support while making your own kit, go to @thepuzzleworkshop on Instagram to access this information. There you will find the fabric requirements, along with “how to” videos to assist in making your kit.

Registration is now open!

If you would like to attend this workshop, registration is now open. Email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com and I will email you the Intake Form to complete your registration.

Thank you so much, and I look forward to meeting you live in class!

Sincerely, Peter Byrne!

Heres all the places you can find me.

Website: peterbquilts.com
Phone: 647-712-5433
Email: petersquilts@gmail.com
Instagram: @petersquilts & @thepuzzleworkshop
FaceBook under Peter Byrne

Cityscape Improv Inspiration Workshop

My quilt titled “Cityscape” won Best Machine Quilting Frameless at QuiltCon 2020 and placed in the Abstract and Improvisational category at Quilt Canada 2021 and has been showcased in the 14th issue of Curated Quilts, in The Plus Gallery!

The Virtual Cityscape Improv Inspiration Workshop has been designed around this award winning quilt!

For further inquiries or to register for a workshop email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com

My Zoom Workshops are an engaging two half-day event with each day starting at 10:30am and finishing at 3:00pm EST.

This is a technique based workshop and includes:

1) Improv strip piecing

2) Fusible appliqué

3) Spray basting

4) Stitch in the ditch

5) Grid work quilting

6) Matchstick quilting

7) Overlay quilting

8) Stitch outside of the ditch

9) Glue basting your binding with mitred corners

Class Description: Students will learn a new approach to deconstructed/improv strip piecing and create a late summer’s eve cityscape, including bright lights, dark skies and modern tower blocks, filling this quilt in a modern way with a new approach to quilting I call Overlay Quilting.

On day one, students will explore value, learn how to Improv strip-piece and build dark sky’s and modern tower blocks and will complete making their quilt top.

On day two, students will learn several modern quilting motifs including grid work, matchstick and overlay quilting. This workshop provides a great space for exploring freedom of choice. All students are encouraged to work past the guidelines and create a one of a kind 18-inch square modern quilt.

The fee to participate in this workshop is $95 and Kits are available for $35 Dollars plus $25 Dollars Shipping/Handling.

Kits are available in two colorways, Blue/Teal and Tan/Grey and have been made with top quality products and include Colorworks Premium Solids from Northcott Fabrics.

Tan Teal
Tan/Grey
Blue Teal
Blue/Teal
Quilters Select products
included in kit

Kits include soft-blend batting and a Foundational Products Card, from Quilters Select along with The ABC Pocket Guide from SCHMETZ needles!

If you require support making your own kit for the workshop, go to @zoomcityscapeworkshop on Instagram to access this information. There you will find the suggested supply list, fabric requirements and how to videos to assist in making your kit!

For Guilds, my fee for the two day workshop is $700 with a maximum of 15 participants. Each additional participant is $20 with a maximum of 20 participants at $800

For further inquiries or to register for a workshop please email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com

More photos of this quilt can be found here.

Heres all the places you can find me!

Instagram @petersquilts & @zoomcityscapeworkshop

Email: petersquilts@gmail.com

Facebook under Peter Byrne

Website http://www.peterbquilts.com

Looking for a reference? Here’s a current list of the last 5 guilds that have participated in The Cityscape Improv Inspiration Workshop. Please feel free to contact any guild listed below and ask how I did!

I also host this workshop on Zoom with a class size of only 10 participants!

1) Eastern Quilt Guild – February 12th & 13th, 2022

2) Hamilton Quilters Guild – October 16th & 17th, 2021.

3) QuiltCo – July 10th & 11th, 2021

4) Seymour Quilters Guild – May 12th & 13th – 2021

5) Bloomington Normal Modern Quilt Guild – May 15th & 16th – 2021

6) Bolder Modern Quilt Guild – April 10th & 11th – 2021

7) York Heritage Quilters Guild – February 20th & 21st – 2021

8) Etobicoke Heritage Quilt Guild – February 8th – 2020


Hover-quilting Inspiration Workshop

My Hover-Quilt titled “Pathways” has been showcased in Curated Quilts, Issue/11, in The Appliqué Gallery! The Virtual Hover-quilting Inspiration Workshop is designed around this quilt!

For further inquiries or to register for a workshop email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com

My Zoom Workshops are an engaging two, half-day event with each day starting at 10:30am and finishing at 3:00pm EST.

Class Description: Hover-quilting is a new form of raw edge appliqué, absent of fusible web. This innovative technique produces not only a beautiful controlled frayed edge, but also creates the illusion of your appliqué to hover above the quilt top.

In this class students will move colour like never before! using HST’s in a new way to create several design elements such as ‘Cathedral Window’, ‘Pathways’, ‘Lattice Work”, and a ‘School of Fabric’.

On day one students will focus on preparing their quilt sandwich, make 36 HST’s and glue baste everything in place. On day two students will complete a 16-inch square mini hover-quilt and while doing so will learn the unique design elements that make this technique so versatile and creative.

I’m so very pleased my Hover Kits have been made with top quality products and include beautiful prints called “Shimmer” from Northcott Fabrics, Artisan Spirit Collection and have been paired with solids from Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics! The gorgeous backing fabric is from the Stonehenge 10th anniversary special edition, from Northcott Fabrics as well!

The fee to participate in this workshop is $95 and Kits are available for purchase and come with your choice of a White Background or Black Background and are $35 Dollars plus $25 Dollars Shipping/Handling.

Kits include a no slip ruler, soft-blend batting and a Foundational Products Card all from Quilters Select, along with The ABC Pocket Guide from SCHMETZ needles. (suggested retail on these products is valued over $20!).

Kits are strongly suggested for this workshop! If you require support making your own kit for the workshop, go to Instagram and search @hoverquiltingworkshop to access this information. There you will find the suggested supply list, fabric requirements and how to videos to assist in making your kit!

For Guilds, my fee for a 2 day workshop is $700with a maximum of 15 participant. Each additional participants is $20 with a maximum of 20 participants at $800

For further inquiries or to register for a workshop email Peter at petersquilts@gmail.com

Heres all the places you can find me!

Email: petersquilts@gmail.com

Instagram @petersquilts & @hoverquiltingworkshop

Facebook under Peter Byrne

Website: http://www.peterbquilts.com

Looking for a reference? Here’s a current list of the last 5 guilds that have participated in The Hover-quilting Inspiration Workshop. Please feel free to reach out to any guild listed below and ask how I did!

I also host this workshop on Zoom with a class size of only 10 participants!

1) Nanaimo Quilt Guild – February 5th & 6th, 2022.

2) Moraine Quilt Guild – June 8th & 9th – 2021

3) The Twilight Quilters Guild of Norfolk County – May 3rd & 4th – 2021

4) The Victoria Quilters Guild – May 1st & 2nd – 2021

5) Grouse Mountain Day Quilters Guild – May 25th & 26th – 2021

6) The Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild – April 17th & 18th – 2021



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