One-day classes

ORGANIC HAND QUILTING

ORGANIC HAND QUILTING

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ORGANIC HAND QUILTING

Sunday – One day class

Tutor: Rachaeldaisy

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Add extra colour and character to your quilts with Perle 8 organic quilting. Rachaeldaisy will discuss the tools you need and teach you the skills to get you rocking the needle to make beautiful big stitches. You’ll also learn the organic decorative stitches that have featured in her award-winning quilts. Organic quilting is the perfect way to finish your quilts in a way that shows the maker’s hand. You will work on a sampler of stitches that could be finished as a table runner or wall hanging.

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QUIRKY BIRDS Only 2 places left!

Sunday – One day class

Tutor: Gillian Travis

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $5 for the pattern set, although you are encouraged to make your own

Learn how to use a photo to identify colours and match fabrics, make a simple pattern from an image using an ipad or similar, strip-piece, use an innovative method of appliqué, join the blocks by adding sashing using a bias binding maker and bind the wall hanging using a very easy method.

Gillian has made several quilts using this technique. The first one was made up of narrow strips of fabric was inspired by the colours and stripes of Polish Folk costume with added guinea fowl images that are so popular in Folk Culture in Warsaw, appliquéd over the top.

The second was inspired by storks seen in similar shops in Krakow. Gillian then made another based on native birds seen in Devon England. There are endless possibilities to make a wall hanging featuring Aussie birds. The blocks are joined using an innovative method with thin sashing.

You will probably make up to four blocks in the class, each about 10” square which you can add to at home.

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MINI MEDALLIONS Sold out!

Sunday – One day class

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: Suitable for beginners, some experience with quilting rulers

Materials fee: Nil

Learn how to create mini medallions with rulers on a Sweet Sixteen sit down machine. Heather’s technique uses the quilting rulers as the base core structure, then it’s time to go to town with free motion fill designs and elegant elements to turn simple lines into something amazing. Heather’s experience and expertise will guide you and give you the confidence to beautifully quilt your project. You will be provided with plenty of inspiration and tips on how to take this quilting technique from sampler size to a future modern whole cloth quilt.

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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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SUNDAY 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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