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Vancouver Island School of Art

302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC  V8W 3C7  250-380-3500

Supply List - Quilting & Embroidery: Memory & Mapping


Items required for the first class:

- sketchbook and pen or pencil (whatever you use to think through ideas)

- fat quarters of cotton fabric (0.25metres): min. of 3 in shades of one colour

- polyester or cotton sewing thread in the colour you have chosen for your monochromatic cotton fabric

- scissors able to cut fabric and threads

- at least 3 regular size sewing needles


Additional Items to be discussed during the first class:

- embroidery hoop

- embroidery cotton - at least two contrasting colours of your choice; more may be needed when you decide on a larger project

- 14 count Aida cloth or 28 count linen

- needles - 1 size 24 tapestry needle,

- optional: self-healing board, roller cutter

- sewing or regular ruler (plastic or metal)

- polyester sewing thread (black and white)

- approx. 10 sheets of graph paper

- more fabric will be needed but the project will be discussed in class first and purchases made then

- sewing pins

- a way to access some open source software that will be discussed in class (this can be a computer or phone)

- stuffing or quilt batting

- book binding materials - you will decide what type you wish to make and buy supplies accordingly, options will be shown in class; may be as simple as needle, thread and paper or staples

Items can be found at:

  • Buttons and Bows on View St

  • Michael's

  • Fabricland


Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at:  Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St).


Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details. 


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