• Program runs daily. No bookings required. • Seminars run for 30 minutes unless otherwise indicated by (indicates extended seminar).
You’ll be amazed to see how easily you can print any photo or text on fabric with your printer. Make memory quilts, photo canvas for weddings – it’s so easy! Register for FREE notes.
11.30am Add a little Hugs ‘n Kisses to your day. Helen Stubbings, Hugs ‘n Kisses, Stand 8.
Learn the easy methods that Helen of Hugs ‘n Kisses has developed to make your stitching enjoyable, stress free and perfect every time. From iron-on/leave in English paper piecing papers to perfect needleturn appliqué she will demonstrate her products and methods and share every tip she can to better your stitching world!
12noon Bags – Ready to Decorate and Go!Jennifer Moore, Sewn and Quilted, Stand 47.
The easiest bags around! Simply embellish, sew a couple of seams and you’re done. Bags are pre-cut, with zipper pocket and eyelets already done for you! Come see just how easy these bags really are. Suitable for beginners to advanced.
12.30pm Family Tree Memories & Easy Quilt Labels. Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts, Stand 44.
Come and see how to easily print your own family tree and quilt labels on fabric or paper/ card. Many template designs to suit every occasion. Resize them to suit your projects.
1.30pm Making Magic with Jinny Beyer Border Prints. Sue Bennett, Miss Sampson’s Drapery, Stand 174.
See how easy and effective incorporating Jinny Beyer’s border print fabrics into your blocks and quilts can be … from hexagons to octagons and everything in between!
2pm Thread painting/Drawing with Different Threads. Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Speciality Threads, Stand 188.
Have you tried cottons and metallics as well as rayons for thread painting. Come and see samples of different weights of threads used to give texture and interest. We’ll also show our new range of Sue Spargo wool and cotton threads for machine and hand work.
2.30pm Judy Niemeyer Pattern Reading and Techniques. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand 53.
Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing is super easy to do, but getting started on new techniques can seem daunting. Pick up tips, learn how to read a Judy Nieymeyer pattern, set up for fabric cutting, add fabrics to your paper pieced projects, both straight and curved piecing. What are the paper piecing tools, and how they work.
You want to quilt your quilts on your domestic sewing machine, have great even stitches and wonderful creative designs. No more pinning your layers. No more uneven stitches. No more sore shoulders or back. After this session you will be running home to get into quilting.
11.30am Creative Quilting Inspirations. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand 111.
You wanted to know more about using templates, well here it is – “Quilting Design Inspirations”, a new way of learning quilting design. This is a series of design ideas to inspire you to create your own quilting designs using Westalee Templates.
12noon Quilt-As-You-Go. Pauline Rogers, Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand 125.
Be amazed how easy making quilts can be using Paulines QAYG techniques. A treasure chest of ideas will be shown step by step. No longer do we have to fit that huge layer quilt through a small machine, quilt each block before you join the quilt together, also quilt the borders before joining them onto the quilt. Who said we should quilt last!
12.30pm Techniques For Crocheting Into Fabric to Create Beautiful Borders. Catharina Sudholz, Catharina’s Vintage Stitches. Stand 87.
Learn different ways of joining quilt blocks using a normal crochet hook. You will also learn how to crochet borders onto fabrics and turn something plain into something pretty and unique, such as baby blankets and bibs.
1pm Precision Quilt Wonders. Pauline Rogers, Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand 125.
Having trouble cutting sewing and achieving accurate points. Don’t be put off, join this session to see how to overcome these challenges. Lots of great tips and tidbits will be shared. Like simple cutting tips, perfect triangles and blocks turning out the size they should with perfect points. Also learn how to transfer appliqué and quilting designs with an amazing tool.
1.30pm Sew Kind of Wonderful. Quick Curves with Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand 111.
Contemporary Quilt Designs, where Modern meets refinement, showing endless possibilities with ONE ruler – Quick Curve and the NEW Mini Quick Curve – combining curved piecing with straight lines piecing. Cut, Sew, Square-up!
2pm Sashiko Hitomezashi ‘One Stitch Sashiko’. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles & Craft, Stand 24.
Jane will demonstrate how easy Hitomezashi is – One Stitch sashiko – with the new pre-stenciled dotted grid fabric. See new kits and samples.
2.30pm Treasures with Tea Towelling. Jenelle Kent, Pieces to Treasure, Stand 135.
Tea Towelling is a beautifully woven, thick textured fabric available on the roll, made by Moda. Learn how to use tea towelling to make a diverse selection of amazing projects designed by Jenelle Kent to cater to a range of sewing abilities.