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ROCK THE BLOCK:
ALBUM STYLE

Thursday – One day class

Tutor: Joe Cunningham

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

How can a quilt that looks so complex be so simple? Joe’s simple process rocks the block and leads the quilter to unavoidable originality. You can’t help it! Fun, easy, deeply satisfying and eye-opening, this class will have you inventing your own ways to make block quilts all your own. Using Joe’s process, you will make approximately 24, 6½ inch blocks and develop alternative ways of setting and bordering them.

The process can be used to make as many blocks as you wish.

You rock it!

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COAT TALES

Thursday – One day class

Tutor: Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Bring a coat or jacket that you have been dying to embellish and tell your own story in thread! We will take the garment a
step further from plain to priceless by embellishing gorgeous details in fabric, decorative stitches and layers. Birds, swirls,
angels, hearts, symbols, fruit, vines and flower motifs work well, but bring any motif that is personal to you that you would
like to add. Designs can include buttons, beads, crystal, sequins, lace, or trim. Anything we can layer, we will. You will need
a wool, cotton, or denim coat or jacket with detached or no lining. No polyester. Motif patterns provided.

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INTERLACED PATCHWORK

Thursday – One day class

Tutor: Gillian Travis

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $1 for each pattern page

Learn an innovative method of weaving or interlacing. Inspired by Scandinavian woven Christmas decorations, Gillian has developed the patterns and designs to make fabric blocks that can be joined to make a striking wall hanging, cushion, table runner or bag. Finished blocks are 4” square but they could be slightly bigger or smaller. It’s clever, it’s addictive and it’s fun to do!

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MISS MOLLY’S SEWING WRAP

Thursday – One day class

Tutor: Rachael Porter

Skill level: Confident beginner to advanced

Materials fee: $40

This delightful project uses Rachael’s new Sliced Octagon block design and features a scrappy English paper pieced front cover with a little fussy cutting.

The inside has a place for your needles, scissors and other sewing bits and pieces.

This is a hand sewing class where you will learn English paper piecing, Rachael’s tips and tricks for accurate fussy cutting, and hand appliqué, then leave with knowledge to complete this project at home and apply what you learn to other projects.

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PRINTING MODERN FABRICS

Thursday, Friday – Two-day class

Tutor: Julie Haddrick

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $58

Learn to print fabric to make your own bespoke creations. Think modern, organic shapes, large texture prints, funky baby animals or bold, large motifs like Marimekko style on linen, canvas, cotton. In this easy, informative and creative class Julie will share many different printing techniques she uses in her own art, quilt making and home decoration. You will make print blocks, use various stencil-making materials, try silk screen printing and do template-free colour printing. Begin with quick stencil techniques, then develop a simple print motif, or simply use some of Julie’s stencil and woodblock collection. The idea is to try all the techniques. (Students may bring their own too.) Design also for a scan and cut stencil based on personal ideas and learn colour mixing with ink and fabric paints, create mood design boards and colour swatch palettes. Modern printing uses rudimentary equipment, so the workshop is designed to be easily continued at home using simple tools.

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MODERN HEXI WHOLECLOTH

Thursday, Friday – Two-day class

Tutor: Heather Hopkins

Skill level: Suits all, with basic free motion quilting experience.

Materials fee: Nil

Make a stunning modern wholecloth quilt with expert guidance in this fun and relaxed lesson. The Hexi Wholecloth quilt is designed by dividing the background into hexagon shapes then building on this structure using quilting rulers to flow design through the blocks, creating single motifs that pop. To complete the piece, you will enhance with fillers to add more texture, depth and beauty to your quilted creation.

This project is filled with various helpful techniques and learning these tips will strengthen your skills and broaden your ability to finish your quilts. Approx. finished size of quilt 42” x 52”.

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REVERSIBLE LOG CABIN

Thursday, Friday – 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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TRAPUNTO BALLOON
MINI QUILT

Thursday, Friday – Two-day class

Tutor: Kat Jones

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $15

Make a beautiful 20 inch square mini balloon quilt using fabrics of your choice. This project is based on Kat’s own award-winning Moda Bella Challenge quilt from 2017 using her innovative technical skills and tips.

Sewing methods include improv piecing with variable width bias appliqué, machine appliqué with freezer paper, trapunto, walking foot quilting with Perle cotton and swirling free-motion quilting. If you do not free-motion quilt, you can use a walking foot instead. You will be emailed the templates for the balloons after completing the class, enabling you to use the techniques to complete a larger project using the techniques taught.

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Two-day classes

DAD’S DAHLIA

DAD’S DAHLIA

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DAD’S DAHLIA

Thursday, Friday – Two-day class

Tutor: Deborah Louie

Skill level: All

Materials fee: $35

Learn how easy it is to enjoy machine appliqué. You will make a modern, graphic decorative-stitched flower cushion, learn to use heavy textural threads for decorative stitching, trapunto appliqué, sketch appliqué, free-motion stitch quilting and grid pebble quilting. You will receive a colour booklet with all notes and patterns plus webbing and stabilisers.

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WHIZZ BANG!

Thursday, Friday – Two-day class

Tutor: Rachaeldaisy

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Learn the various techniques for making the folded point blocks that feature in Rachaeldaisy’s Best in Show Whizz Bang! quilt and her other award-winning folded fabric quilts.

Along the way she will show you lots of helpful tips and give suggestions for varying the blocks for different results so you can be creative with your blocks. You will make three or more blocks which can then be used in a project of your choice. Techniques taught are suitable for beginners and wonderful for experienced sewers who would like to try something different.

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IMPROV

Thursday, Friday – Two-day class

Tutor: Jessica Wheelahan

Skill level: All

Materials fee: Nil

Learn tips and techniques for successful improvisational piecing in quiltmaking. Using examples from her own practice, Jess will demonstrate how your improv-pieced blocks can be combined to create new and innovative quilt designs. Learn about the roles of the elements and principles of design in quiltmaking and hone your own intuition in making design decisions about colour, shape, line and pattern.

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THURSDAY CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM • LUNCH: 1PM 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

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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