2023 Workshops

2023 Workshop Calendar

Beginners Machine Quilting and Finishing – February – March 2023

An introduction to the basics of machine quilting and finishing a quilt consisting of three, 3 hour sessions on Saturday mornings 9.30 to 12.30.  Suitable for beginners and those new to quilting.

 4 February, 18 February and 4 March. 

Cost: $20 per session or $50 for all three.

Teacher: Mary Kennedy

Session 1:  Quilting with a walking foot 

  •          – Includes adjusting tension 
  •          – Straight lines, zig zag quilting and matchstick quilting.

Session 2: Free motion quilting 

  •           – Includes adjusting tension when using a free motion foot
  •           – 8 patterns to quilt

Session 3: Finishing a quilt 

  •           – Binding a quilt 
  •           – Facing a quilt

A working sewing machine with Walking foot and Free motion foot plus basic sewing supplies.  Further requirements will be provided following enrolment.

Enrol here: Beginners Workshop(s)

Deborah Louie Workshop – 1 and 2 April 2023

Rainbow “Glamorous Clams “ Machine Decorative stitch Applique

This two day class is a fun and exciting way to explore the unlimited possibilities of your sewing machine. You will make a delightful modern clam shell cushion and learn techniques that will enhance your future projects.  Take full advantage of the wonderful decorative stitches your domestic machine has to offer.

Cost: $180.00

$50 deposit on enrolment with balance of $130 to be paid by 1 March 2023

Enroll here for Deborah Louie workshop

Coming Up

Beginners Patchwork and Quilting – June – September 2023

Rachelle Denneny – 3 and 4 June 2023

Gloria Loughman Workshop – 2 and 3 September 2023

Enrolment and payment details for workshops can be found here.

For further information and enrolment details please contact: workshops@canberraquilters.org.au

Workshop Policy


  • 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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