x STEPS OF COLOUR

STEPS OF COLOUR

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Rachelle Denneny

Skill level: Suitable for all skill levels with basic cutting, piecing skills and the ability to sew an accurate ¼ inch seam.

Materials fee: $10 includes A4 full-colour instruction book


Steps of Colour is a striking modern style quilt creating a run of colours from top to bottom. Use a range of saturated rainbow colours or select one colour graduating from light to dark. Choose solids, tone on tones or variety of patterns. Add two background fabrics in either high or low contrast to make your own amazing version. This project has simple piecing set in a way to create a complex looking quilt. Read the Class Requirements.



x THE BALLET WITH KAFFE FASSETT

THE BALLET WITH KAFFE FASSETT

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Willyne Hammerstein

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials fee: Nil


In this class you will start making the complete rosette from the book Millefiori 2. Willyne’s technique uses only hand stitching with running stitch. She will demonstrate her method of fussy-cutting and discuss choice of fabrics and colour selection, while you make a 10-pointed star. Please note: You can sew using paper pieces (English Paper Piecing) if you wish, although the tutor does not use the EPP technique. Read the Class Requirements.



x QUILTING VINTAGE LINENS

QUILTING VINTAGE LINENS

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil


Quilting vintage linens is such an amazing way to keep these treasured pieces going for many years to come. If you have a cupboard full of them let’s put them to good use. The class will cover design choices to suit your piece – think feathers, crosshatching, pebbles and dainty fills. Heather will guide you to mark it up and stitch it out beautifully on the Sweet Sixteen. For this super fun and creative class Heather recommends working on a doily or placemat sized linen, as this project is an achievable size for a one-day class; of course, you are welcome to bring a larger piece but you will need to complete it at home. This class is conducted on the longarm Sweet Sixteen. Read the Class Requirements.



x CHERRY ROLL VINE

CHERRY ROLL VINE

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Karla Overland

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials fee: $58 includes die-cut strips of hand-dyed fabric for quilt top and binding, pattern, fusible web


Give your left brain a ‘coffee break’ with this wall-hanging that looks more complex than it is! The simplicity of the design is enhanced by gorgeous, rich colours of hand-dyed fabric. This project gets a jump-start with die-cut strips provided in the kit. Karla will teach raw-edge appliqué with a satin-stitch or zig-zag finish using variegated thread. Design techniques and variations will be discussed throughout the class. Some students may finish the top by the end of class and finishing techniques will be discussed, including zig-zag quilting. Design variations will be discussed, as well as colour theory and Karla’s unique dyeing process. Read the Class Requirements.



x MAP PLAY

MAP PLAY

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Valerie Goodwin

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials fee: $13 for exercise materials, handouts and sundry supplies


Come play!! Create artful map studies through creative exercises that will help you understand the basic principles of design. An art quilter’s most valuable asset is his or her creativity – and it needs to be reinforced through an understanding of design thinking. In this workshop you’ll find creative thinking exercises. Beginning with an exercise related to the seven principles of design – work instinctively with colour – explore creativity through experimentation. All works are small, enabling you to develop ideas quickly and freely.

The goal of this class is to allow you to create little spontaneous map-like fibre art pieces while learning various techniques. You will develop these pieces using freehand scissor cutting, layering of varied fabrics, and other techniques to create an interesting work of art. The primary prerequisite is a desire to have fun through the creative process and willingness to try something new. This workshop produces mapping samples that can be used in later quilted, painted or stitched works. Read the Class Requirements.



x LOVE SEWING; VINTAGE TO MODERN BLOCKS

LOVE SEWING; VINTAGE TO MODERN BLOCKS

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Julie Haddrick

Skill level: All levels catered for; beginners need basic machine skills

Materials fee: $20


This is a fun and unique class where students learn or develop their foundation piecing skills to make some fun little blocks. Try pre-printed foundations, wash away, leave in foundations and paper traced techniques. Even design your own … your own sewing machine perhaps? Vintage sewing tools, collected from a lifetime of sewing and collecting have been designed by Julie as foundation pieced blocks that can be assembled as individual mini quilts or as a sewing room wall quilt. Choose from motifs like needle cases, sewing baskets, toy sewing machines, cotton reels and pincushions. Even lettering templates could phrase your favourite sewing quote. The samples illustrated are taken from just one layer cake so the designs co-ordinate beautifully (illustrated here is ‘Spring a ling’ layer cake by American Jane) or you might use lots of those bright or modern scraps from the stash. Low volume fabrics will highlight the motifs and give space for quilting. This is a playful approach to creating unique little quilts. Read the Class Requirements.



x THE PAINTED LANDSCAPE

THE PAINTED LANDSCAPE

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Gloria Loughman

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $30 materials fee for fabric paint, light stabiliser for land areas and 1 metre of Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite (24 inch wide). Optional pattern available for $5


Design and construct your own landscape quilt using a chosen image as your starting point. The key elements of design, including focal point, perspective and balance will be discussed and then you will design your own wall hanging working from your selected image. This project features strips of fabrics in the background sky and water contrasting with a silhouette of land. After drawing your pattern, participants will paint areas of sky and water on white fabric. These strips are cut and rearranged on a cloth base and then quilted through the sandwich. Commercial and hand-dyed fabrics can also be incorporated.

Cliffs or other land forms are created on a light interfacing base and then stitched to a dark fabric which is trimmed leaving a dark edge outline. Other elements including trees are fussy cut, then fused and stitched in place. Different techniques for foliage will be included and the foreground and can be further enhanced with machine embroidery. The quilt can be finished with a faced edge or borders. This is a class where everyone is challenged to produce their own design but is supported through each stage of the process. Read the Class Requirements.



x DAISY PATH CUSHION

DAISY PATH CUSHION

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Deborah Louie

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Materials fee: $40 for 68 page colour instruction book, full size patterns and 7 piece template set


Daisy Path Cushion is a lovely project to learn free motion sketch appliqué, blind hem appliqué, machine quilting with the walking foot and free motion daisy quilting. This stunning relaxed sketch appliqué technique will delight and inspire you to make the Daisy Path Runner which is also included in the instructions of the 68 page full colour glossy book. Perspex templates are included. Read the Class Requirements.



x SUMMER RAIN

SUMMER RAIN

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Paula Storm

Skill level: Confident Beginners to Advanced

Materials fee: Nil (Optional: Paula offers a discounted ruler package and applique brush – see Class Requirements list)


The Summer Rain workshop is the perfect workshop for the confident beginner who wants to take their stitching to the next level or for the advanced quilter who wants to try and have a bit more control over the designing process but needs the confidence to get there.

You can make the quilt exactly as it is shown or let your ideas blossom to create a unique and beautiful quilt. There are so many options!

Paula will guide you through every step with personal attention and group discussions. She will guide you through selecting colours and will tell you all the secrets behind her quilt making. We will break the designs down and you will see how easy they can be! Read the Class Requirements.



x INTERCHANGE APPLIQUÉ

INTERCHANGE APPLIQUÉ

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Gillian Travis

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil


Learn an effective way of making bonded appliquéd quilted items based on a basic shape. The technique is easy and the design work is simple. The placing of the colours and patterns of the fabric can be the key to making a successful piece of textile art that can be a cushion, wall hanging or a set of tablemats. It works best using Batik fabrics but other fabrics can be used. We will start the two-day class by doing some drawings and design work. Drawings can be taken from the internet, on an iPad or tablet, and are useful but not essential. Students could also compose observational drawings from an item that they bring to class, eg a mug, jug, piece of fruit, toy – something that has a simple shape. Students could come prepared with a print out of a shape that is about 10cm in size but this is not essential. Most of the first day will be spent cutting and ironing the shapes.

On day two students will be able to put the blocks together, quilt and add machine stitching. The finished piece will depend on how ambitious students are. A small wall hanging, some placemats or a table runner is the usual outcome. Reach the Class Requirements.



x WARATAH 3D BAGLIQUÉ

WARATAH 3D BAGLIQUÉ

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Three-day classes

Tutor: Denise Griffiths

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $20 for extra-large pattern, Steam-a-Seam


In this class you will learn Denise’s unique 3D Baglique technique that she uses with all her Australian native flower quilts. No more tiny edges to turn under as in the traditional way; instead finish with a completed stand-alone flower that can be placed anywhere on your quilt. This technique can be adapted to anything your imagination comes up with like buildings, cars, animals, vegetables etc. At the end of the class it is expected that you will come away with a giant Waratah flower completed and ready to put onto your background. Read the Class Requirements.



x FABRIC LANDSCAPE COLLAGE

FABRIC LANDSCAPE COLLAGE

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Four-day masterclasses

Tutor: Meri Henriques Vahl

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil


The sky is the limit with this playful, easy and enjoyable technique. Bring along your favourite photograph or idea for inspiration (landscapes work well!), lots of straight pins or safety pins, fine tulle (definitely black, other colours as desired), and the fabric you will need to make your artistic vision come true. You will also need backing fabric and batting, then pick up your scissors and you are all set to go! If you would like to add people to your quilt, Meri will teach you a simple, fool-proof method of doing so. In addition, once you have free-motion quilted this part of your art quilt, Meri can show you an easy way to add borders, or more sections to create a work of any size. Read the Class Requirements.


FRIDAY CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM • LUNCH: 1 HOUR

ALL CLASSES ARE SIX HOURS IN DURATION PER DAY. Note: Pictures do not always represent the student outcome in class; they may represent what can be achieved with the techniques learned.


x VINTAGE ROSE

VINTAGE ROSE

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Four-day masterclasses

Tutor: Joanne Wearing

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced with some level of patchwork piecing and use of tools required

Materials fee: $99.75 for pattern (mandatory), $375 fabric kit (optional and only on request), $70.50 supplies kit (optional and only on request)


The stunning new Technique of the Month quilt from Judy Niemeyer will have you foundation piecing like an expert. Over four comprehensive days you will cover all the techniques needed so you can go on to finish your masterpiece at home. You will potentially finish a quarter of the quilt top, covering at least every section to ensure you leave with a thorough understanding. The Technique of the Month quilts are designed to teach you all you need to know to go on to make any of Judy’s patterns in the Quiltworx range. Read the Class Requirements.


One Day Classes – Friday


x
STEPS OF COLOUR

STEPS OF COLOUR

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Rachelle Denneny

Skill level: Suitable for all skill levels with basic cutting, piecing skills and the ability to sew an accurate ¼ inch seam.

Materials fee: $10 includes A4 full-colour instruction book

Steps of Colour is a striking modern style quilt creating a run of colours from top to bottom. Use a range of saturated rainbow colours or select one colour graduating from light to dark. Choose solids, tone on tones or variety of patterns. Add two background fabrics in either high or low contrast to make your own amazing version. This project has simple piecing set in a way to create a complex looking quilt. Read the Class Requirements.


THE BALLET WITH KAFFE FASSETT

THE BALLET WITH KAFFE FASSETT

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Willyne Hammerstein

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials fee: Nil

In this class you will start making the complete rosette from the book Millefiori 2. Willyne’s technique uses only hand stitching with running stitch. She will demonstrate her method of fussy-cutting and discuss choice of fabrics and colour selection, while you make a 10-pointed star. Please note: You can sew using paper pieces (English Paper Piecing) if you wish, although the tutor does not use the EPP technique. Read the Class Requirements.


QUILTING VINTAGE LINENS

QUILTING VINTAGE LINENS

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Quilting vintage linens is such an amazing way to keep these treasured pieces going for many years to come. If you have a cupboard full of them let’s put them to good use. The class will cover design choices to suit your piece – think feathers, crosshatching, pebbles and dainty fills. Heather will guide you to mark it up and stitch it out beautifully on the Sweet Sixteen. For this super fun and creative class Heather recommends working on a doily or placemat sized linen, as this project is an achievable size for a one-day class; of course, you are welcome to bring a larger piece but you will need to complete it at home. This class is conducted on the longarm Sweet Sixteen. Read the Class Requirements.


CHERRY ROLL VINE

CHERRY ROLL VINE

Friday – One-day classes

Tutor: Karla Overland

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials fee: $58 includes die-cut strips of hand-dyed fabric for quilt top and binding, pattern, fusible web

Give your left brain a ‘coffee break’ with this wall-hanging that looks more complex than it is! The simplicity of the design is enhanced by gorgeous, rich colours of hand-dyed fabric. This project gets a jump-start with die-cut strips provided in the kit. Karla will teach raw-edge appliqué with a satin-stitch or zig-zag finish using variegated thread. Design techniques and variations will be discussed throughout the class. Some students may finish the top by the end of class and finishing techniques will be discussed, including zig-zag quilting. Design variations will be discussed, as well as colour theory and Karla’s unique dyeing process. Read the Class Requirements.


Three Day Classes – Thursday, Friday and Saturday


x
WARATAH 3D BAGLIQUÉ

WARATAH 3D BAGLIQUÉ

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Three-day classes

Tutor: Denise Griffiths

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $20 for extra-large pattern, Steam-a-Seam

In this class you will learn Denise’s unique 3D Baglique technique that she uses with all her Australian native flower quilts. No more tiny edges to turn under as in the traditional way; instead finish with a completed stand-alone flower that can be placed anywhere on your quilt. This technique can be adapted to anything your imagination comes up with like buildings, cars, animals, vegetables etc. At the end of the class it is expected that you will come away with a giant Waratah flower completed and ready to put onto your background. Read the Class Requirements.


Four-day Masterclasses


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FABRIC LANDSCAPE COLLAGE

FABRIC LANDSCAPE COLLAGE

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Four-day masterclasses

Tutor: Meri Henriques Vahl

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

The sky is the limit with this playful, easy and enjoyable technique. Bring along your favourite photograph or idea for inspiration (landscapes work well!), lots of straight pins or safety pins, fine tulle (definitely black, other colours as desired), and the fabric you will need to make your artistic vision come true. You will also need backing fabric and batting, then pick up your scissors and you are all set to go! If you would like to add people to your quilt, Meri will teach you a simple, fool-proof method of doing so. In addition, once you have free-motion quilted this part of your art quilt, Meri can show you an easy way to add borders, or more sections to create a work of any size. Read the Class Requirements.


VINTAGE ROSE

VINTAGE ROSE

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Four-day masterclasses

Tutor: Joanne Wearing

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced with some level of patchwork piecing and use of tools required

Materials fee: $99.75 for pattern (mandatory), $375 fabric kit (optional and only on request), $70.50 supplies kit (optional and only on request)

The stunning new Technique of the Month quilt from Judy Niemeyer will have you foundation piecing like an expert. Over four comprehensive days you will cover all the techniques needed so you can go on to finish your masterpiece at home. You will potentially finish a quarter of the quilt top, covering at least every section to ensure you leave with a thorough understanding. The Technique of the Month quilts are designed to teach you all you need to know to go on to make any of Judy’s patterns in the Quiltworx range. Read the Class Requirements.


Two Day Classes – Thursday and Friday


x
MAP PLAY

MAP PLAY

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Valerie Goodwin

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials fee: $13 for exercise materials, handouts and sundry supplies

Come play!! Create artful map studies through creative exercises that will help you understand the basic principles of design. An art quilter’s most valuable asset is his or her creativity – and it needs to be reinforced through an understanding of design thinking. In this workshop you’ll find creative thinking exercises. Beginning with an exercise related to the seven principles of design – work instinctively with colour – explore creativity through experimentation. All works are small, enabling you to develop ideas quickly and freely.

The goal of this class is to allow you to create little spontaneous map-like fibre art pieces while learning various techniques. You will develop these pieces using freehand scissor cutting, layering of varied fabrics, and other techniques to create an interesting work of art. The primary prerequisite is a desire to have fun through the creative process and willingness to try something new. This workshop produces mapping samples that can be used in later quilted, painted or stitched works. Read the Class Requirements.


LOVE SEWING; VINTAGE TO MODERN BLOCKS

LOVE SEWING; VINTAGE TO MODERN BLOCKS

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Julie Haddrick

Skill level: All levels catered for; beginners need basic machine skills

Materials fee: $20

This is a fun and unique class where students learn or develop their foundation piecing skills to make some fun little blocks. Try pre-printed foundations, wash away, leave in foundations and paper traced techniques. Even design your own … your own sewing machine perhaps? Vintage sewing tools, collected from a lifetime of sewing and collecting have been designed by Julie as foundation pieced blocks that can be assembled as individual mini quilts or as a sewing room wall quilt. Choose from motifs like needle cases, sewing baskets, toy sewing machines, cotton reels and pincushions. Even lettering templates could phrase your favourite sewing quote. The samples illustrated are taken from just one layer cake so the designs co-ordinate beautifully (illustrated here is ‘Spring a ling’ layer cake by American Jane) or you might use lots of those bright or modern scraps from the stash. Low volume fabrics will highlight the motifs and give space for quilting. This is a playful approach to creating unique little quilts. Read the Class Requirements.


THE PAINTED LANDSCAPE

THE PAINTED LANDSCAPE

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Gloria Loughman

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $30 materials fee for fabric paint, light stabiliser for land areas and 1 metre of Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite (24 inch wide). Optional pattern available for $5

Design and construct your own landscape quilt using a chosen image as your starting point. The key elements of design, including focal point, perspective and balance will be discussed and then you will design your own wall hanging working from your selected image. This project features strips of fabrics in the background sky and water contrasting with a silhouette of land. After drawing your pattern, participants will paint areas of sky and water on white fabric. These strips are cut and rearranged on a cloth base and then quilted through the sandwich. Commercial and hand-dyed fabrics can also be incorporated.

Cliffs or other land forms are created on a light interfacing base and then stitched to a dark fabric which is trimmed leaving a dark edge outline. Other elements including trees are fussy cut, then fused and stitched in place. Different techniques for foliage will be included and the foreground and can be further enhanced with machine embroidery. The quilt can be finished with a faced edge or borders. This is a class where everyone is challenged to produce their own design but is supported through each stage of the process. Read the Class Requirements.


DAISY PATH CUSHION

DAISY PATH CUSHION

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Deborah Louie

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Materials fee: $40 for 68 page colour instruction book, full size patterns and 7 piece template set

Daisy Path Cushion is a lovely project to learn free motion sketch appliqué, blind hem appliqué, machine quilting with the walking foot and free motion daisy quilting. This stunning relaxed sketch appliqué technique will delight and inspire you to make the Daisy Path Runner which is also included in the instructions of the 68 page full colour glossy book. Perspex templates are included. Read the Class Requirements.



SUMMER RAIN

SUMMER RAIN

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Paula Storm

Skill level: Confident Beginners to Advanced

Materials fee: Nil (Optional: Paula offers a discounted ruler package and applique brush – see Class Requirements list)

The Summer Rain workshop is the perfect workshop for the confident beginner who wants to take their stitching to the next level or for the advanced quilter who wants to try and have a bit more control over the designing process but needs the confidence to get there.

You can make the quilt exactly as it is shown or let your ideas blossom to create a unique and beautiful quilt. There are so many options!

Paula will guide you through every step with personal attention and group discussions. She will guide you through selecting colours and will tell you all the secrets behind her quilt making. We will break the designs down and you will see how easy they can be! Read the Class Requirements.


INTERCHANGE APPLIQUÉ

INTERCHANGE APPLIQUÉ

Thursday, Friday – Two-day classes

Tutor: Gillian Travis

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Learn an effective way of making bonded appliquéd quilted items based on a basic shape. The technique is easy and the design work is simple. The placing of the colours and patterns of the fabric can be the key to making a successful piece of textile art that can be a cushion, wall hanging or a set of tablemats. It works best using Batik fabrics but other fabrics can be used. We will start the two-day class by doing some drawings and design work. Drawings can be taken from the internet, on an iPad or tablet, and are useful but not essential. Students could also compose observational drawings from an item that they bring to class, eg a mug, jug, piece of fruit, toy – something that has a simple shape. Students could come prepared with a print out of a shape that is about 10cm in size but this is not essential. Most of the first day will be spent cutting and ironing the shapes.

On day two students will be able to put the blocks together, quilt and add machine stitching. The finished piece will depend on how ambitious students are. A small wall hanging, some placemats or a table runner is the usual outcome. Reach the Class Requirements.