x MYSTERY QUILT

MYSTERY QUILT

Thursday – 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: $30 includes acrylic ruler/template designed for pattern and A4 full-colour pattern book


We all love a great Mystery Quilt. This fun quick piecing quilt uses a Layer Cake with a specially designed ruler to create an interesting and striking design.

Select a gorgeous Layer Cake from your favourite designer, add a contrast and background fabric and you are ready to start. You will complete enough in class to be able finish the quilt with confidence at your leisure. Join Rachelle for a fun and friendly day. Two sizes options: Lap: 64” x 63” or Queen: 85” x 84”. Read the Class Requirements.



x LA PASSACAGLIA

LA PASSACAGLIA

Thursday – One-day classes

Tutor: Willyne Hammerstein

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials fee: Nil


In this class you will start by learning to make a Rosette 1 (see page 161 of Willyne’s Millefiori book). Willyne will show you her way of fussy-cutting and help you to choose fabric colours. You will be using running stitch. Please note: You can sew using paper pieces if you like although the tutor does not do this. Read the Class Requirements.



x CONFIDENT WITH RULERS

CONFIDENT WITH RULERS

Thursday – One-day classes

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil


Learn how to quilt with rulers on the Sweet Sixteen machine. This class will give you the confidence to create amazing designs and you will learn the techniques involved with handling rulers, understanding the marks on the rulers and playing with different shaped rulers to see what effect they will give your quilting. You will complete Heather’s VersaTool sampler first and then you can branch out further and experiment with a variety of different rulers. Heather’s classes are conducted in a casual and fun manner so there is no pressure to perform and you can work at your own pace to get what you need out of the class time. Read the Class Requirements.



x ENDLESS HORIZONS

ENDLESS HORIZONS

Thursday – One-day classes

Tutor: Karla Overland

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials fee: $104 includes pattern, fusible web, 8-step fat-quarter bundle and 2 yards of hand-dyed fabric for top and binding


The rolling horizon line continues in subtle gradation in this soothing design. Set aside your rulers and trust your freeform hand. Students will be guided through free-motion cutting techniques with practice fabric provided (sometimes the hardest thing to do is cut into that Cherrywood fabric!). This project involves raw-edge appliqué on a foundation fabric and fusible appliqué. Design variations, machine quilting techniques, colour theory and Karla’s unique dyeing process will be discussed throughout the class. Some students may finish the top by the end of class. 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.


THURSDAY 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 – Thursday


x
MYSTERY QUILT

MYSTERY QUILT

Thursday – 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: $30 includes acrylic ruler/template designed for pattern and A4 full-colour pattern book

We all love a great Mystery Quilt. This fun quick piecing quilt uses a Layer Cake with a specially designed ruler to create an interesting and striking design.

Select a gorgeous Layer Cake from your favourite designer, add a contrast and background fabric and you are ready to start. You will complete enough in class to be able finish the quilt with confidence at your leisure. Join Rachelle for a fun and friendly day. Two sizes options: Lap: 64” x 63” or Queen: 85” x 84”. Read the Class Requirements.


LA PASSACAGLIA

LA PASSACAGLIA

Thursday – One-day classes

Tutor: Willyne Hammerstein

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials fee: Nil

In this class you will start by learning to make a Rosette 1 (see page 161 of Willyne’s Millefiori book). Willyne will show you her way of fussy-cutting and help you to choose fabric colours. You will be using running stitch. Please note: You can sew using paper pieces if you like although the tutor does not do this. Read the Class Requirements.


CONFIDENT WITH RULERS

CONFIDENT WITH RULERS

Thursday – One-day classes

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Learn how to quilt with rulers on the Sweet Sixteen machine. This class will give you the confidence to create amazing designs and you will learn the techniques involved with handling rulers, understanding the marks on the rulers and playing with different shaped rulers to see what effect they will give your quilting. You will complete Heather’s VersaTool sampler first and then you can branch out further and experiment with a variety of different rulers. Heather’s classes are conducted in a casual and fun manner so there is no pressure to perform and you can work at your own pace to get what you need out of the class time. Read the Class Requirements.


ENDLESS HORIZONS

ENDLESS HORIZONS

Thursday – One-day classes

Tutor: Karla Overland

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials fee: $104 includes pattern, fusible web, 8-step fat-quarter bundle and 2 yards of hand-dyed fabric for top and binding

The rolling horizon line continues in subtle gradation in this soothing design. Set aside your rulers and trust your freeform hand. Students will be guided through free-motion cutting techniques with practice fabric provided (sometimes the hardest thing to do is cut into that Cherrywood fabric!). This project involves raw-edge appliqué on a foundation fabric and fusible appliqué. Design variations, machine quilting techniques, colour theory and Karla’s unique dyeing process will be discussed throughout the class. Some students may finish the top by the end of class. 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


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.


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.