Ricky Tim’s Event - April 7th and 8th, 2017


We are proud to be hosting

Ricky Tims

April 7
th and 8th, 2017

Two days of lectures – three lectures per day
Lectures are at The Water Tower Inn
1 day of lectures - $90 members/$100 non members
2 days of lectures - $160 members/$185 non members
Lunch included each day

Music Concert Friday evening
Ricky is a pianist, composer, musician and entertainer
Concert is at Central United Church
Cost - $20

Hotel information
The Water Tower Inn is offering rooms at $109/night - mention this event to get the reduced rate.

Ricky Tims posters
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Lectures on Day 1 - Friday


Kool Kaleidoscope – 1.5 hours
This strata-based Kool Kaleidoscope quilt is a huge “WOW” for your customers. The exciting result will look complicated but the simple construction and dynamic visual impact will appeal to both confident beginners and advanced quilters. No two Kool Kaleidoscopes ever turn out the same!

Caveman quilting meets Convergence quilt – 1.5 hours
Ricky combines two of his most popular methods. Caveman Quilting introduces you to patchwork that is free from measuring, math, quarter-inch seams and precision piecing and Ricky’s ever-popular and Convergence Quilts, an addictive method for creating simple, easy, and fun quilts. Finally, take the plunge and learn how to combine both techniques to create your own smashing Caveman meets Convergence quilt.

Out of your mind – 1.5 hours
This class features the basic design elements and principles found in art, and demonstrates practical application as it relates to quilting. Ricky demystifies design and you will leave with the confidence to start creating your own quilt designs.

Lectures on Day 2 - Saturday


Just a quilting fool: Machine quilting information overload – 1.5 hours
Join Ricky as he shares many of his secrets and methods for fine heirloom quality machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine. He'll teach the techniques used in his award-winning quilts in a way that leaves you amazed at how simple they are. His entertaining and informational program will give you the confidence you need to machine quilt like the pros.  Filled with tips and tricks, even hand quilters will find the information to be beneficial. Also included are instructions on quilting design and innovative marking techniques for both improvisational and pre-planned quilting. 

Rhapsody quilts – 1.5 hours
In this information packed lecture/demo, learn the design process Ricky used in his award winning Bohemian Rhapsody and Fire Dragon Rhapsody quilts to create your own individual and unique quilt. Ricky will show you how to design an original Rhapsody medallion while demonstrating some of the techniques that have made his Rhapsody quilts so memorable. You will leave with the confidence and knowledge to begin your own “Rhapsody” but the information on design and techniques will be indispensable for other quilting projects too.

Nothing but bindings – 1.5 hours
Learn Ricky’s approach to creating piped bindings with mitered corners using an amazing technique done entirely by machine. It’s not only fast, but it’s elegant and fun! In addition to piped bindings, Ricky demonstrates a scalloped variation. Finally, learn other methods of finishing quilts without binding. You’ll leave class ready to go home and finish your quilts with ease and style!

More information on Ricky Tims at www.RickyTims.com