Jan 26: Playing with your Jelly Roll | Irene Harvalias

Date: January 26, 10am – 4pm

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre

Topic: Playing with your Jelly Roll

During the workshop participants will learn how to set up the pre-cut strips for quick sewing. When all strip stratas have been completed, participants will cut the stratas into blocks and “play” with them creating different designs according to the placement of the blocks. When all participants are happy with their individual designs, the quilt tops can be completed.

About Irene

Irene first came to Canada from Greece at the age of 14 and went through high school in Vancouver.  After school she returned to Greece, got married and three years later she and her husband I came to Vancouver as landed immigrants.  She has lived in B.C. since then.  After her children were all school age, she attended university and became a teacher.  She taught elementary school for 25 years and moved to Mayne Island upon retirement.

On Mayne she joined the quilt guild and learned how to quilt.  She has been quilting ever since and love it today as much as she did the first time she tried it!  Putting her teaching background to good use she has taught classes both at at Tom’s Sewing in Surrey, and  at several guilds.   Every Monday at Maywood community school – an inner city school near Metrotown she teaches a group of ladies that come to learn how to quilt. This goes on all through the school year and has been on-going for the last 12 years!

Jelly Roll Picture
Jelly Roll Quilt from Irene Harvalias’ Workshop

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