Workshops

Are you craving some quality “Me” time? I invite you to join me for a Two-Day, Quilting Getaway!

The fee to participate is $150, all in! This includes a beautiful custom made Kit delivered to your door! The class size, for this quilting getaway is for 10 people only!

Each month, I’m presently offering your choice of 2 Workshops, via Zoom! For all the fun details, have a look below!

I’m also available to teach these virtual workshop to your guild!

BTW, I’m a published, 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


Cityscape Improv Inspiration Workshop

My quilt titled “Cityscape” won Best Machine Quilting Frameless at QuiltCon 2020 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!

Upcoming workshop dates: July 3-4, August 7-8, September 4-5.

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 9:45am and finishing at 2:00pm, 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 miter 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 $85 and Kits are available for $45 Dollars plus $20 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 also include a spool of 60wt Perfect Cotton-Plus thread, soft-blend batting and a Foundational Products Card, all 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 addition 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 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 monthly on Zoom with a class size of 10 participants!

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

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

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

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

5) 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!

Upcoming workshop dates: June 26-27, July 17-18, August 14-15, September 18-19.

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 9:45am and finishing at 2:00pm. 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 $85 and Kits are available for purchase and come with your choice of a White Background or Black Background and are $45 Dollars plus $20 Dollars Shipping/Handling.

Kits also include a spool of 60wt Perfect Cotton-Plus thread, 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 $25!)

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 $700 with 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 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 monthly on Zoom with a class size of 10 participants!

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

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

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

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

5) The Mountain Cabin Quilters Guild – March 13th & 14th

6) Almonte Quilters Guild – March 27th & 28th

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

8) Paris quilting Bee – April 24th & 25th



%d bloggers like this: