May 11th and 12th.  Opal Essence

Tutor Lorena Uriate  Cost: $130 or $145 non members

The tumbling block design relies on the value differences of your fabrics. The more contrast there is between your light, medium and darks the better the optical illusion will be. These differences can be in values of the same tone or different colours.

The circles follow the same value as the diamond it is placed on. So a light diamond has a light coloured circle.

What will we finish in a two day workshop?

On the first day, we will probably make three blocks, more if you are quick. You may then be able to get more blocks done before the next lesson.

The class will teach you how to:

  • use acrylic templates for cutting straight and curved shapes
  • design and plan your quilt
  • use freezer paper to do needle turn applique
  • machine piece the curves
  • sew the diamonds together into hexagons

On the second day you will learn how to:

  • put your blocks together using y-seam construction
  • sew your rows together
  • add your setting triangles
  • plan your quilting


June 8th and 9th. Collagraph and Gelatin Mono-printing Basics      CLOSED

Tutor: Jo Hollier  Cost: $110 or $120 non members

This weekend’s workshop will allow the participants to build up image making skills through the use of simple print making techniques, such as collagraph, monotype printing using a gelatin plate by hand and by press using non-toxic water based inks. Participants will be printing on various papers and/ or homespun cotton to explore the properties of each type of material used.

Paper will be your biggest cost outlay.

I will provide inks.

I will provide the plates including the gelatin plates so they will all be the same thickness. This makes it possible for us all to print without the need to readjust the pressure on the press

July 6th and 7th.  Fabric Mosaics

Tutor: Robyn Taylor  Cost: $150 or $170 non members

Cost includes $50 for pattern.

Based on a computer programme developed by Tammie Bowser. Please visit to learn more


September 7th and 8th.  Crack Pots

Tutor: Helen Godden  Cost: $100 or $120 for non members

With assistance, students will create their own Crack Pots design. We will cut out of paper, silhouettes of potential pots, vases and bottles and play around with an arrangement of our pot templates. We then add a few elements of magic and we have our design ready to paint. Day 2 students will draw along with demonstration and then stitch many different designs into their pots and bringing our Crack Pots to life.

Download the class requirements here


September 21st. Cord Baskets

Tutor: Ruth Ellis  Cost: TBA 


October 12th and 13th.  The Plays the Thing: Improv Sketches

Tutor: Pat Pauly (International Tutor) Cost: $250 or $275 for non members

With a passion for sharing her work and methods of making art, Pat Pauly teaches workshops that are always fast paced, energized, and fun. A sought-after lecturer and teacher in contemporary fiber arts, Pat Pauly demonstrates her wealth of knowledge from decades design work. Internationally recognized, her work evokes natural forms that are bold and graphic. Since the 1980s, her art quilts have been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. With workshops that focus on design and technique, she helps students to know when to apply the rules, and when to toss them out. Pat Pauly’s studio is in Rochester, New York.

Join Pat Pauly in learning the quick steps to composing improvisationally – or improv – by building a composition from pieces you’ve created. It’s a great way to see how a composition can be made without a plan, pattern, or idea – just made as one design grows. This class talks about composition, what works, what possibilities develop, and what to take away from the sketch. With her handful of piecing techniques, and tips on construction, we will make mini-works that can be the finished art quilt or become the base for larger work that begins a series. Let go of templates and see possibilities develop.





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