Workshops 2020

This year we have several tutors coming from interstate to run workshops for Canberra Quilters members. The committee has decided to ask members to pay a deposit at time of booking a workshop and full payment 2 months prior to workshop being held. This is to enable tutors to explore other options if CQ cancels a workshop. Members always have priority for workshops, however, if numbers are low workshops are opened up to non-members. By having members commit to a workshop early enables us to hopefully fill a workshop and not have to cancel. Thanking you in advance for your understanding of this matter.

Online payments for workshops are now available, please click on the button below!

Janice Nangle

Workshop Coordinator

Workshop Bookings

To fill out a form for personal or posted registration:   Download workshop form

To register or pay a balance on-line: Online Registration and payments

CORDED SPIRAL BAGS – Ruth Ellis

When: March 14th

Cost: $50

In this workshop I will show you how to wrap, shape and sew covered cord into a sturdy, practical tote bag or small bowl. I have used these techniques to make many items—bags of many shapes and sizes, placemats, coasters, table runners, mats and poufs. The only limit is your imagination and then you can embellish as you wish.

 

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FABRIC DYEING – Mary Kennedy

When: April 4th

Cost: $130 members $150 non members

The workshop.

Get ready for a journey around the colour wheel, you will produce 20 fat quarters by the end of the workshop. You will have fun designing your own fabric using ice, stamps and stencils.

The tutor.

Mary Kennedy is an accredited teacher with Canberra Quilters with extensive experience dyeing fabric, and has developed techniques which allow her to reproduce colours to order.

The cost includes all materials needed for the workshop. This includes dyes, chemicals, safety equipment, dyeing pattern making equipment and five metres of ready to dye fabric.

Mary Kennedy is an accredited teacher with Canberra Quilters with extensive experience dyeing fabric, and has developed techniques which allow her to reproduce colours to order.

Get ready for a journey around the colour wheel, you will produce 20 fat quarters by the end of the workshop. You will have fun designing your own fabric using ice, stamps and stencils.

 

WESTALEE RULERS – Helen Sullivan

Beginners class

When: May 2nd

Cost: $60

Westalee Accredited teacher Helen Sullivan returns to Canberra and offers an introduction class using her original pattern, ‘Geometric’.  This quilt shows the versatility of the Westalee Design 12” Arc Ruler with the many designs that can be accomplished with just one Ruler.

Using QAYG style quilting, complete the blocks using 1 template. The 1/2” wide Sashings are added with the SashLeeQuilt Template. The quilt measures 42” square.

This is an introductory class and no previous experience using Rulers on a domestic sewing machine is necessary.

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WESTALEE RULERS – Helen Sullivan

Intermediate class

When: May 3rd

Cost: $60

 

Westalee Accredited teacher Helen Sullivan returns to Canberra and offers an intermediate class using her original pattern, ‘Opal Passion’.  This quilt showcases the variety of stunning quilting designs which can be achieved using only 1 template for the blocks!

Using QAYG style quilting, complete the blocks using 1 template. Most of the blocks are completed with the TempLeeQuilt technique. The 2” wide Sashings are added with the SashLeeQuilt Template and quilted. The quilt measures 69” square.

This is an intermediate class and ideally you will have completed the beginner ‘Geometric’ class or have previously had experience quilting with rulers on a domestic sewing machine.

 

LIGHT UP YOUR LANDSCAPE WALL HANGING – Gloria Loughman

When: May 30th and 31st

Cost: $140

Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts and drama. In this class, design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined and a variety of colour schemes will be displayed and discussed. Participants will then design their own wall hanging working from a photo, sketch or picture. Fusing, invisible machine applique, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters with patterns and hand dyed and painted fabrics available in class.

BLUE FAIRY WRENS – Jan Clark

When: July 4th and 5th

Cost: $120

 

Tiny Blue Fairy Wrens flitting and chirping in and out of branches are a lovely sight. By building up layers in a variety of techniques you can make your own composition of these little birds.

This class will cover fabric collage, thread drawing and elements of composition. You will have an opportunity to make a unique design and learn a simple process to build complex looking surfaces.

 

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WENTWORTH QUILT  – Katrina Hadjimichael

When: 26th and 27th September

Cost: $120

 

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WILDFLOWERS APPLIQUE BAG – Jane McDonald (Bebe Bold)

When: 1st and 2nd October ( This is a Thursday and Friday workshop)

Cost: $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARGELLO QUILT – Chris Timmins

When: 21st and 22nd November

Cost: $120

 

Bargello is a simple strip piecing patchwork technique that can be used to create exciting, spectacular designs from a range of colours or shades to produce a gradual colour value change of exciting patterns. Students will learn to design their own Bargello quilt or can complete the design featured. Some preparation is required prior to the workshop.