Workshops: March – June 2018

Valerie, the current workshop co-ordinator has provided a list of planned workshops for the first half of the year. You can book by using the form in the newsletter or download the form from the workshops page of the website.

March 17th.  Fun with Fabric with Mary Kennedy.  Cost $130 (includes, dyes and fabric)

This Workshop is about having fun with dyes and printing on fabric. Come along and try your hand at designing your own special fabric.

March 24 & 25th.   Flying into Colours with Helen Godden.    Cost $140 members $150 non members

 Introducing Helen’s technique of Paintchwork….that is, painted not pieced patchwork working with luminous acrylic fabric paints.

Day 1. chose from 20 designs for your own Flying Into Colours wall hanging 50 x 70cm. Helen will demonstrate how to trace and then paint and combine colours to blend painted ribbons and Paintchwork onto black fabric.

Day 2 with Helen’s expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work. Students will then paint again, this time into their free-motion stitching, enhancing and adding so much life and energy into their individual and unique work.

This class is a lot of fun and very exciting as student’s gain confidence in painting and in free-motion and their work comes to life in full colour!

April 21st – Mirabella Bag – with Monica Poole.   Cost  $110 for members and $120 non- members.

This versatile bag converts from a shoulder bag to a cute backpack. It has a secure zipper top closure, a set in zipper pocket on the front as well as pockets on the inside. Monica will guide you through all of the steps and show you how to attach bag hardware for a professional looking bag.

April 22nd – Quilt as You Go with Monica Poole    Cost  $110 for members and $120 non- members.

This technique enables you to quilt each section of your quilt with ease before joining it together with Monica’s simple fully machine sewn method. Even the bindings can be  machine sewn with a neat 1″ (25 mm) wide modern finish which looks great and is perfect for busy sewers.  The quilts are not tricky or complicated, they have been designed to make you say, “Yes, I can make that”.

May 5th   – Lucy Boston- Patchwork of the Crosses with Janelle  Noack  Cost  $110 for members and $120 non- members.

If you have wanted to try this technique (English Paper Piecing), beware! It is addictive. Janelle’s ‘Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses’ quilt (titled Lucielle), was exhibited in the Canberra Quilters Exhibition in 2016 and received the Retaining the Tradition award. It has also been featured in Quiltmania magazine. We are lucky enough to have her share her skills and techniques with us. Lucielle is the quilt in the banner for this post.

May 19th – Introduction to Patchwork.  Cost $50 for members and non-members

If you have a friend who has always admired your work and would like to find out a bit more, this one day Workshop will give them an overview of our craft and introduce them to our guild.

June 2nd Boro inspired pouch with Wendy Saclier    Cost $70 for members and $80 non-members

 Wendy needs no introduction, her work in the Japanese style of stitching is legend! We all remember Wendy’s amazing Boro inspired jeans that featured at the Canberra Quilters Exhibition a few years ago and we are lucky enough to have her share her skills with us. This one day Workshop will soon having you create your own ‘Boro inspired’ masterpiece.

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