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BPQ
Quilt School
Bear's Paw Quilts started it's Quilt School in 2007 to benefit beginners and encourage them to progress in their quilting skills.
We are proud to have started many of you on your journey to greater creativity.
What is BPQ Quilt School?
Freshman Level criteria
Sophomore Level criteria
 

Quilt School
Graduates
December 2008

Congratulations to our first sophomore graduate:
Jean Anderson

BPQ Quilt School Sophomore Graduate - Jean Anderson
Congratulations to our freshman level grads: BPQ Quilt School Freshman Graduate - Holly Underschultz
Holly Underschultz - Freshman Grad

BPQ Quilt School Freshman Graduate - Elaine Andre
Elaine Andre - Freshman Grad

BPQ Quilt School Freshman Graduate - Donna Shopland
Donna Shopland - Freshman Grad

Shannon Pearson - Freshman Grad
Janice Lindsay - Freshman Grad
(sorry you couldn't be with us.)
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Freshman
Graduates
March 2008

March 1st, 2008 we proudly celebrated our first group of Freshman Graduates from our Bear's Paw Quilt School.
They are:
Cheri Seaman
Lee Pugh
Susan Rae
Susanne Barva
Judith Voswinkle
Karen Russell
Louise Legault
Hope Hartley

Congratulations! We look forward to your continuing creative journey.

BPQ Quilt School Freshman Graduate - Cheri Seaman
Cheri Seaman - Freshman Grad
BPQ Quilt School Freshman Graduate - Lee Pugh
Lee Pugh - Freshman Grad
What is BPQ Quilt School?
Starting in 2007 we opened our Bear’s Paw Quilt School. It was initially for the benefit of the beginners, to organize and encourage them to make as much progress as possible in their quilt skills. When you sign up for QuiltStart you automatically start on the route towards the BPQ Freshman Level. Upon completion of QuiltStart you will receive a certificate listing your new skills. Even if it takes a year to get your quilt finished for the completed quilt photo, that’s ok. After that your portfolio has really started.  
bpq quilt school freshman scroll For each class you attend, that is marked with a BPQ Freshman symbol, you will receive a certificate and a photo and you move another step towards the Freshman Level. There is no set sequence for attending the required classes. There is no time limit, go slow and take years, or speed ahead and try for a year. top
Freshman Level criteria bpq quilt school freshman scroll
To achieve BPQ Freshman Level you must fulfill these criteria:
* Attend QuiltStart - class time of 10 hours
* Attend a class that uses triangles in the design
* Attend a class to learn paper piecing
* Attend a Level 1 colour class
* Attend a class that includes fusible web
* Attend a class that uses flannel fabric
* Attend at least one traditional piecing class
* Machine quilt a minimum of three small quilts
(table runner, wall hanging, baby quilt)
* The Freshman level must total 52 hours of teaching,
(QuiltStart plus 6 more classes.)
* Keep records of your quilt projects for your portfolio.
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Sophomore Level criteria bpq quilt school sophomore scrolls
To achieve BPQ Sophomore Level you must fulfill these criteria in formal classes:

Attend a class that includes:
* Pieced border
* Curved piecing
* Unusual binding--scalloped / inn’y corners
* Bias binding
* Complex paper/ foundation piecing
* Hand work:
Hand quilting
Hand piecing - 2 of these
Hand applique
* Unusual ruler
* Machine quilting l
* Machine quilting ll
* Colour class ll
* Sashing
* Mitered borders
* Cornerstones
* Diagonal construction
* Denali strip
* Rows and columns construction
* Partial seams
* Simple embellishment
* Simple machine embroidery
* Stained glass
* Sophomore quilt class: l / ll / lll
* Raw edge appliqué:
Straight stitch
Zig zag/ satin
Blanket stitch
* Keep records of your quilt projects for your portfolio.

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Updated: January 12, 2009
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2093 - 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 1B5
Phone: 867-393-2327 Fax: 867-393-3540
e-mail: bearspaw@klondiker.com
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