2024 Workshop Calendar

Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting for Adults

This class is suitable for anyone wanting an introduction to Patchwork and Quilting.  Students will have the choice of making two quilt layouts while learning the same techniques.  A traditional pattern and a modern layout will be offered. Students will complete a small quilt while developing skills in rotary cutting, template making and measuring while making quilt blocks. Techniques such as foundation piecing, machine construction, machine and hand appliqué and English paper piecing will be used to complete your project. The final three weeks will cover quilt construction, including borders, pinning, quilting, and binding.

Each class is held on a Saturday morning from 9.30am – 12.30pm at the Canberra Quilters rooms in Cook.

There is a total of 8 classes -22 June; 6 July; 13 July; 3 August; 10 August;  31 August; 7 September and 14 September.

Costs: $160.00 – Canberra Quilters Members

$240.00 – Non-members which includes membership of Canberra Quilters for the 2024 calendar year.

Payment in full at the time of booking is required to secure your place.

Requirements: Fabric (after 1st class), general sewing items and a sewing machine in good working order.  Some experience in the use of your sewing machine is essential.


Skill Share Day –  CQ members only

One block quilt led by Kerry Graff

Come along to the CQ rooms for a fun day playing with colour to create a one block quilt.  This quick block is made with two contrasting fabrics and can be made using two colourways, tones or even scraps.  It is layer cake friendly as it starts with two 10” squares  and comes together quickly once you learn the technique.  Fabric requirements for different size quilts will be provided on enrolment.

Make it as shown or mix up the pieces and make it scrappy.

Suitable for all skill levels from beginners to advanced quilters.

This is a free day for Canberra Quilter members only with 15 places available in the rooms

When:  Sunday 5 May 9.30am – 4.00pm

Please enrol here if you would like to attend.  Once maximum numbers are reached a waitlist will be available.


Coming soon

Beginners Patchwork and Quilting – starting June

Rachaeldaisy Workshop – tba

Chris Jurd Workshop – 2 and 3 November

Skill share sessions – one block quilt, scrap quilts, fusible applique, small projects

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.

    • Workshops will commence and conclude at the planned times. They will not be delayed for participants who are late.

Booking a Workshop

    • 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.

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.