Workshop Policy

Beginners Patchwork and Quilting Workshop

Tutor: Mary Kennedy

Participants: 10 (12 Max)

To book on-line, click here

Requirements: Fabric (after 1st class), general sewing items and a sewing machine in good working order. (It is a good idea to bring your machine manual with you to classes)

Costs: $150.00 – Canberra Quilters Members

$210.00 – Non-members (your class includes membership of Canberra Quilters until    December 2023)

Payment in full required upon enrolment.

When: Classes will be held atCanberra Quilters rooms in the Cook Community Hub. (Old Cook Primary School). Each class is held on a Saturday morning and will run for 2.5 hours – 10.00am – 12.30pm. There is a total of 8 classes.

Dates: The first class will commence on 18th June. The next class is 2nd July then fortnightly up to and including 24th September. ( 18th June, 2nd July, 16th July, 30th July, 13th August, 27th August, 10th September, 24th September).

Morning Tea will be provided.

Class Information:

In week one we will start with fabric choice and colour theory.

In the continuing weeks we will develop skills in rotary cutting, template making and measuring while making blocks for a small quilt.

The blocks will include such techniques as foundation piecing, machine and hand appliqué and English paper piecing.

We will learn how to draft blocks, construct blocks by hand and machine and learn reverse units and mitre corners.  

The final three weeks will cover quilt construction, including borders, pinning, hand and machine quilting and two methods of binding.

For further information and enrolment details please contact:


  • Workshops are held by Canberra Quilters to advance member’s skills.
  • Financial members of Canberra Quilters receive priority bookings. Non members are welcome to attend if there is a place available but will pay an additional 20% of the workshop fee or 50% of the current membership fee, whichever is the greater.
  • Workshops are self-funding and the cost of the teachers, venues and associated costs must be met by the participants.
  • A minimum number of participants is required for each workshop to be held. If this number is not reached, the workshop will be cancelled.
  • The maximum number of participants is determined by the teacher and the space available to ensure that people can work in comfort and safety.
  • Places are allocated on a first in basis. A waiting list is kept by the Workshop Coordinator.
  • Workshops are usually held from 10am to 4pm at Our Rooms in the Cook Community Hub.
  • Workshops will commence and conclude at the planned times. They will not be delayed for participants who are late.

Booking a Workshop

  • Check with the Workshop Coordinator that a place is available.
  • Complete a Workshop Enrollment Form with is available on the website and at general meetings.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% must be paid at the time of booking. The deposit for each workshop will be clearly stated in the information provided.
  • Your place will be secured with a completed Workshop Enrollment Form is received by the Workshop Coordinator and the Treasurer confirms payment of the deposit.
  • A confirmation notice/receipt will be issued.

Final Payment

  • A workshop must be fully paid for by the date which is specified in the information about the workshop. Usually this is one month before a workshop is held.
  • It is up to you to remember this date. Individual reminders will not be given to participants.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If full payment has not been received by the Workshop Coordinator by the due date, you will lose your place to someone on the waiting list and lose your deposit.


  • No refunds will be issued unless the workshop is cancelled by the Committee.
  • If you are unable to attend a workshop, contact the Workshop Coordinator as there may be people on the waiting list who have priority placement.
  • If there is no one on the list you must make your own arrangements to find a substitute. You must make your own financial arrangements with your substitute.
  • You must notify the Workshop Coordinator of any changes.

Cancellation of a Workshop

  • Workshops may be cancelled due to a variety of factors, for example, insufficient enrollments or illness.
  • If a workshop is cancelled at the discretion of the Committee a full refund is given.

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