One-day classes

PINE STAR

PINE STAR

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PINE STAR Sold out!

Saturday – One day class

Tutor: Rachaeldaisy

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

You will enchant viewers with the mesmerising patterns and kaleidoscopic effects of these beautiful Pine Star circles. Learn how to make a Pine Star circle in any size that can be used in a project of your choice, whether it be a quilt, wall art, cushion, bag or other wonderful creation. Rachaeldaisy will talk about different ways for folding the points, choosing fabrics, making different variations and suggestions for finishing the block in different ways. This technique is suitable for beginners to learn and a fun new challenge for more experienced sewers who would like to try something different.

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3D FABRIC FLOWERS

Saturday – One day class

Tutor: Gillian Travis

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $5 for the patterns and wire

This workshop uses innovative techniques and has shortcuts you can use in other projects, including sewing machine skills, free-motion quilting, other uses of the zipper foot, couching, pattern making.

Many years ago Gillian won a first prize at the Festival of Quilts in the UK for her large bunch of three dimensional fabric flowers.

Flowers can be made from special fabrics, eg children’s clothes or wedding fabrics as a permanent reminder. The flowers are wired giving them a 3D appearance.

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SHADOW TRAPUNTO SAMPLER Sold out!

Saturday – One day class

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: Suits all, some basic free-motion quilting skills required

Materials fee: $30

This stunning little gem will teach you simple modern trapunto techniques and you will take it to the next level by adding in another element. The shadow fabric is what creates the subtle colour and interest, the tight fills and density of the free motion quilting designs are what give your piece high impact and attraction.

Approximate finished size 20” square (50cm).

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CREATIVE DESIGN Sold out!

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Joe Cunningham

Skill level: Intermediate

Materials fee: Nil

Joe will demonstrate and teach you how to develop a small idea into an abstract quilt. Along the way you will learn the techniques Joe uses for freehand piecing, working with bias tape and creating memorable compositions. You will develop your own designs and get to a point where they can be completed. This class has a welcoming atmosphere for experimentation and originality.

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Two-day classes

MUM’S HIBISCUS

MUM’S HIBISCUS

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MUM’S HIBISCUS

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Deborah Louie

Skill level: Intermediate

Materials fee: $35

This enjoyable modern hibiscus cushion will develop your free-motion appliqué skills. Learn about blending of threads in stitch, layering of the appliqué shapes, adding texture with stitching, and ½ inch grid pop free motion quilting for the background, demonstrated by Deborah.

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HARRIET’S TREASURES

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Rachael Porter

Skill level: Confident beginner to advanced

Materials fee: $75 includes all acrylic templates, papers and precut templates

Harriet’s Treasures is a lap quilt made up of nine ‘scrappy’ Lone Star blocks. The star blocks allow you to play with fussy cutting using different fabrics. These blocks are then appliquéd to background squares giving the look of a wholecloth background. Next comes appliquéing the addition of scrappy honeycombs to separate each block.

This is a project class and you will also learn techniques, and Rachael’s tips and tricks for English paper piecing, fussy cutting and appliqué. You will leave with enough knowledge to complete the project and apply what you’ve learnt to other projects.

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MEXICAN STYLE MEMORY (ALTAR) QUILTS

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Celebrate the memory of your loved ones. Learn what the Day of the Dead celebration is all about and gain an understanding of Mexican symbols and icons. You will build your own altar/memory quilt and embellish it with the memories of those you love. Pattern provided.

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MODERN BIAS APPLIQUÉ TECHNIQUES Sold out!

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Katherine Joness

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $7

Learn various techniques of working with ½ inch, ¼ inch and variable width bias binding appliqué in a fun and modern way. You will complete a fat quarter sized (perfect cushionsize) project to learn each technique or choose to work on a larger piece focusing on one technique – a landscape quilt, flowing curvy quilt or mandala quilt. Mandala quilt uses ¼ inch bias and is recommended for experienced quilters only. Class also includes Kat’s technique for creating appliqué dots which she uses extensively in her bias appliqué quilts and discussion of design approaches she uses in creating her mandala quilts.

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STITCHING NATURE’S WATERCOLOURS Sold out!

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Julie Haddrick

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $48

Julie will share her Visual Art teaching expertise with you, as painting on fabric is more than tracing and adding colour. Julie appreciates the growing interest for art quilters to share stories of fragile ecosystems, depleting wildlife populations or just nature’s beauty.

Enjoy practice exercises to explore colour, shading and tone, painting light and shadows, wash and layering of colours, backgrounds, brush use and painting techniques.

The stitching begins on day two, with the fabrics ironed and stabilised and unlike thread painting, stitching does not cover the surface, rather it enhances with lines, gives highlights and adds delicate details and subtle embellishment to focal points. Projects are about A3 size and will be blocks only.

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REVERSIBLE LOG CABIN Sold out!

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Emiko Toda Loeb

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

The class is both project and technique. You will learn the techniques of designing and creating a reversible Log Cabin quilt block by making both sides simultaneously, first with the same designs – but different colours – on the two sides. Then you will make blocks with different designs on both sides. After making four such blocks you will learn how to assemble them. By the end of the second day you will hopefully have completed a four-block small reversible quilt. If not quite finished, you will have learned the necessary skills to finish it at home.

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QUILTY COUTURE

Saturday, Sunday Two-day class

Tutor: Jessica Wheelahan

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced – suitable for beginners if a dressmaker can assemble finished garment.

Materials fee: Nil

Learn the skills to create your very own knockout statement piece. This is the time to use those favourite silks and combine your dressmaking and patchworking talents to try something new. Learn how to apply our patchwork knowledge to begin to create a wearable piece. Using foundation piecing, with specific links to the importance of the elements and principles of design in fashion, Jess will share her experience and guide you on the path.

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SATURDAY CLASSES: 9AM TO 5PM • LUNCH: 12NOON TO 2PM

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.

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FABRIC COLLAGE MENAGERIE Sold out!

Thursday, Sunday – Four-day class

Tutor: Susan Carlson

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Create a fabric collage quilt of your favourite animal with Susan’s innovative layering/collage method.

Pets, mammals of the world, birds, sea life such as turtles or fish – any animal is game – a fabric collage trophy! The four-day format is ideal for expanding on each student’s unique design. Each day, Susan will introduce different aspects of the fabric collage process, using her own stunning quilts as examples. Fabric selection and how it relates to subject matter, construction, backgrounds and borders, quilting, and finishing for display will all be discussed.

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