Manitoba Craft Council: Quilted Cushion Workshop, July 13 & 20

Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library

Quilted Cushion Workshop

Instructor: Naila Janzen

Date: Wednesday, July 13 & 20

Time: 6pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 1-329 Cumberland Avenue

Registration link:

Artist Inspiration

In this collection I have used two triangle shapes that represent Navigation. The smaller triangle represents the sail of a sailboat. Used to guide a boat on its course to the desired destination. The larger triangle paired in sets of two to represent the historical quilt block, Flying Geese. This block design was used during the Underground Railroad to signal a safe haven for those who escaped slavery on their way to the North and to freedom.

What we believe will determines our results. So, if you can cultivate your thoughts you can create beliefs that lead to your desired outcome.

Registration Fee: $80 or $70 for MCML Members

Kit Supplies: $50 (paid to MCML)

1.5 yards of cotton fabric for the front background, cushion back and quilt top backing

4 accent colours - fat quarter each

Cotton Batting

Metal Snap Closures

Required tools provided by participants

  • Sewing machine (striaght, overedge or zigzag capable), and operating supplies
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Safety pins
  • White or complimentary thread
  • Thread snips
  • Fabric scoring tool or butter knife
  • 12"/12.5" square acrylic ruler

Optional tools

  • 6.5" x 24.5" acrylic ruler

Skill level

Beginner / Intermediate

Basic sewing skills

Participants must be able to competently use their sewing machine

Prior quilting experience not necessary

Covid-19 Protocols: Face masks will be required while participating in the workshop.

Contact Information

Andrea Reichert, Curator