Colour is Magic

This is a 'stress free' class where students have fun experimenting with colour and design. Participants will begin by studying and experimenting with some structured colour schemes. They will then move on to create a simple landscape quilt that features an unusual palette of fabrics. The emphasis will be on colour choice and value, using colours that may never have been seen before in nature but work harmoniously together for a stunning and different effect. A pattern will be provided, so that the emphasis is on the colour selection and not drawing out a pattern.

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Instructor: Gloria Loughman

image of Gloria LoughmanGloria Loughman is a well-known quilter, fabric artist, teacher and author from Australia, best known for her landscape quilting. She uses hand dyed fabrics, paints and thread. She has published several books about her work.

Gloria says “Underlying all my work is a passion for colour and the ongoing challenge to capture light in my work."

She has taught extensively in Australia and in more than 20 other countries, and her quilts have won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States.

Date and Time: Friday, September 6, 2024 Setup 9:00 am Workshop 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Bradley Centre, 971 Shearme Road, Coombs, BC

Cost: $100 plus $25.00 kit fee

Kit fee covers the required Ives Colour Wheel Companion. Any participant who already has this specific colour wheel need not purchase another.

Workshop fee includes pattern, detailed class notes, .5m hand dyed fabric, .5m Steam-a-Seam

Maximum number of participants: 20

Registration begins: May 27, 2024 at the Guild meeting and online May 28, 2024 using the Colour is Magic Registration form.

Registration closes: June 3, 2024

Note: Due to the anticipated high demand for this workshop, all registrations prior to June 4, 2024 will be entered in a lottery. Payment will be collected once those chosen have been contacted and must be made within 5 business days.  A waitlist will be kept from those not chosen in the lottery. If there are less than 20 registrants by June 4, 2024, the online registration will be reopened, and participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

Supply list to follow


Ideas for topics can be shared with anyone on the workshop committee or sent to

Terryl E.
Workshops Committee Chair