Classes, Talks And Workshops
ONE DAY CLASSES
This simple but stunning quilt is a great scrap quilt that will eat into your stash, or let you indulge in purchasing those fabrics calling to you from the shop shelves!
The quilt is sewn using some ‘sew then cut’ techniques and easy chain piecing. A great project for building your confidence with rotary cutting and machine piecing. And for those already confident in these areas, a quick quilt with stunning results.
Wagga Wagga – The Australian Bush Quilt
This is a real quilt in a day! Learn the history behind the name of this intriguing quilt. Then using 11 fabrics and quick cutting we piece this bold Australian bush quilt in double quick time on the sewing machine. Your Wagga Wagga can then be quilted in thick threads and Big Stitches or on the sewing machine.
Perkiomen Valley Quilt
A quilt for true scrap quilt lovers. Learn the history behind the quilt and then using rotary cutting and sewing machines we ‘get sewing!’ By sewing split 9-patch blocks or its variations we learn to create endless stunning quilts like those of its historic namesake. A great class to reinforce rotary cutting basics and for those who enjoy the design possibilities offered by this quilt.
Stash Buster Quilts
Learn how to piece 9-patch blocks and then cut them up to create 3 completely different quilts! These include ‘Patience Corner’, ‘Woven Throw’ and ‘Star Light, Star Bright’. This busy day with your rotary cutter and sewing machine will give you the momentum to eat into your fabric stash with these quick and addictive quilts!
Japanese Bag of Squares
Make these three useful and fun bags quickly from squares of fabric! Using clever but simple construction methods, they can be made to any size with no tricky calculations, just simple squares. We also sew the ultimate bag from a single square of fabric! Rotary cutting, machine sewn hand finished.
Utility and Big Stitch Quilting
Tired of fine hand quilting but not comfortable with machine quilting? Then you are ready to try Big Stitch Quilting and its variations. These are quick ways to quilt your tops by hand using such stitches as Crows foot and Mennonite Tacks along with buttoning and tying.
On a pre-made top (pattern supplied) you will stitch all the different stitches and try your hand at Amish wave or elbow quilting. We will also look at how women in years past quilted quilts quickly with utility type quilting designs. Hand work.
Strips and Strings
See how fast and fun you can make this age old technique that originated to use up the fabric strips you’d trim off and discard. Strips and strings are sewn into new fabric and blocks, creating quilts from ‘free’ fabric! A busy day learning different ways to use the leftovers, you will sew blocks that include ‘Spiders Web’ ‘String block’ and ‘Eight Point Stars’!, Reduce your stash and use up the odds and ends. Machine piecing and rotary cutting.
Jelly rolls, Layer cakes and charm squares: let’s get them in our Quilts!
A day full of ideas and quilt blocks. We look at the many possibilities offered by these pre-cut bundles of fabric and sew some sample blocks too! We look at Omnigrid Right Angle rulers 96 and 98 and see all of the possibilities these open up to us when used with Jelly rolls! The blocks are sewn on the machine for speed on the day, but can easily be sewn by hand.