Learn from the experts in these daily free seminars

Quilting retailers are here to pass on great tips and the latest techniques in these FREE seminars open to all expo visitors.

Program runs daily. No bookings required. Seminars run for 30 minutes unless otherwise indicated by clock (indicates extended seminar).


11am: Easy English Paper Piecing and Appliqué – the Iron-on Way. Helen Stubbings, Hugs ‘n Kisses, Stand 8.

Iron it on, leave it in…it can’t get any easier. Helen will share EPP iron-ons and perfect appliqué methods, new products and patterns plus exciting appliqué paper news! Free coupo voucher for all attendees.

11.30am: Make your Own Professional Lampshade in Under 30 Minutes. Kate Marra, Victorian Textiles, Stand 92.


Learn step-by-step how to use lampshade kits from Need Craft. These DIY kits are easy to use and available in a variety of sizes. Just add your own fabric to match your home decor or quilt. Come and be inspired to create.

12noon: Hitomezashi – One Stitch – Samplers. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand 24.

Jane will explain and demonstrate how to stitch the new

Hitomezashi (one stitch) sampler cloths that include weaving. The patterns are pre-stencilled and are a delight to stitch.

12.30pm: Quilting with Templates. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand 114.

Leonie introduces new products from Westalee Design to create stunning quilting designs for your quilts using a ruler foot on your domestic sewing machine.

1.30pm: Discover New Threads and What Impact They Can Have on Your Work. Barrie Ashton, Wonderfil Specialty Threads, Stand 188.

Finally a metallic heavy 12 weight thread to go through the machine needle. Samples will show how amazing they look and how easy they are to use – a glow in the dark thread to excite children’s quilts, and learn how to use Iron n Fuse and Rinse n Gone threads. Plus other thread weights and how you can use them to enhance your work.

2pm: :Modern Approach to Traditional Log Cabin. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand 111.

Discover various shapes, dimensions and curves that will inspire you with fresh ideas and excitement using BlocLoc and Creative Grids’ Log Cabin rulers.


11am: How to Design and Plan your own QuiltAs-You-Go Quilt, Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand 148.

Monica’s new book, The Quilt As You Go Planner, takes the hard work out of designing your own quilts. Whether you would like to make a cot, single or queen size quilt, it’s all there, from the layout to cutting instructions and quilt as you go methods. Monica will show you just how easy it is to design your own quilt as you go quilt along with lots of great tips and advice along the way.

11.30am: Top Tools for Stitchers. Stitch-a-ma-jig Julie Hall Designs, Stand 131.

Discover the latest and greatest tools and gadgets that will make your sewing life easier. All participants will receive a gift for attending, as well as special discounts to use during the show.

12noon: What’s new at Flip La K! Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand 44.

New templates using the unique Flip technique with a how-to and a show and tell on what’s new in the Fiskars range.

12.30pm: From Table Runners to Quilts. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand 81.

Learn how to make quick and easy table runners and quilts using our binding tool.

1pm: The Anatomy of a Handbag. Monica Poole, Margaret’s

Fabrics, Stand 148.

Get expert tips and advice on how to make your own stylish and functional handbags. Monica will take the mystery out of interfacing, talk about different types of fabric, hardware, straps, demonstrate how to make easy zipper pockets and show you a wonderful new water-proofing product.

1.30pm: Templates, Templates, Templates! Maree St Clair Quilts, Stand 195.

Introducing our NEW range of acrylic templates for English paper piecing and hand piecing. See the range of individual templates and sets for traditional blocks! Keyhole template demonstration! Quilt samples on display both in our workshop and on the stand, plus get a free sample!

2pm: Machine Embroidery & Quilting, Stitch-a-ma-jig Julie Hall Designs, Stand 131.

See Julie Hall, who has been creating machine embroidered quilts for 18 years, talk about some of her favourite quilts, and the techniques used to

get the most out of this mixed media. Participants will receive a gift for attending, as well as special show discounts.


11am: Getting Started with Free-motion Quilting. Pauline Rogers, Pauline’s Quilters World,Stand 125.


Don’t be scared of freemotion quilting, take it to the next level, and learn the basic shapes that help build your skills.

11.30am: Fabric Covered Boxes. Carol Nicholls, Sewn and Quilted, Stand 47.

Learn how easy it is to make fabric covered boxes and other handy sewing accessories and achieve a professional finish. All the basics will be covered for making these boxes that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, that are perfect fo yourself or perfect for gifts!

12noon: Quilt-As-YouGo Goes Modern. Pauline Rogers, Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand 125.


Fresh modern techniques that will inspire you. Make it your own style!

1pm: Beyond the Border. Sue Bennett, Miss Sampson’s Drapery, Stand 53.

You’ve used border fabric for borders so why not come and explore other uses of these versatile designs.

2pm: Strong Australian Women-inspired Quilting. Catharina Sudholz, Catharina’s Vintage Stitches, Stand 87.

Behind all good men on the land, there are some truly amazing women, who push on regardless of the challenges they face. This is what makes us strong Australian women. Catharina shares how she found inspiration from the outback to create her latest innovative pieces inspired by our strong women.

2.30pm: The Secrets of Accurate Patchwork. Pauline Rogers, Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand 125.

Pauline’s best sewing tips – the right tools for amazing results.