Class Schedule for 2021
The class schedule contains the popular “Sampler Class”, which is an ideal class for beginners to learn the fundamentals of quilting, while completing their Sampler Quilt.
“Stitchers Garden – Block of the Month” is a great follow on from the Sampler quilt, or for the Intermediate Quilter wishing to make this beautiful quilt, while learning the different features and accessories available on your sewing machine.
Gai’s new quilt called “Shimmering Triangles” is a colour illusion quilt that can create an illusion that the triangles are shimmering like a mirage. It using triangles to blend colours into one another. An ideal follow on from the Sampler or Stitchers Garden Classes.
Due to the popularity of the Wool Felt classes in 2020, Gai will be offering a Felty Friday Class, where you can have fun experimenting with new stitches, as well as starting and working on a Wool Felt project. Have fun designing and completing projects, with handy helpers to assist where necessary.
Free Motion Quilting with Rulers is a class introduced to cater for quilters wishing to learn to quilt their own projects. Free Motion quilting enhances any quilt, and in this class you will use acrylic rulers to do perfect curves, feathers and leaves.
Dresden Plate Templates are extremely popular at the moment and Gai has included classes on Dynamic Dresden, Funky Dresden and the Neighbourhood Quilt using these templates to produce some stunning results.
After our visit to the Western Country Quilt Show in Bristol in 2019, we now stock specialist Bosal products for Bag making, and Gai is conducting two day classes for the Poppins Bag and Camden Bag. Check them out in the classes write-up below.
The Class Schedule is now available for pick up in store, or on our website.
If you would like to enrol in any of the classes, contact us on Ph: 02 65545824 or email at email@example.com
Red Hat Days – FREE
If you hear raucous laughter from the classroom on a Monday, chances are the Red Hat Ladies are meeting! Everyone is welcome, but make sure you wear your red hat… purple clothes are optional but recommended for full effect.
The Red Hat Ladies/Sisterhood of Purple enjoy a free morning tea and a demonstration of a new or different patchwork and quilting technique. The benefits don’t stop there – spend time with like minded locals and visitors, hear some new stories or jokes and best of all, receive 10% off all fabric purchases that morning if wearing your red hat. No booking or membership details required – just turn up on the day. All of the dates are listed below, so see you there!
Mondays 10:00am to 1:00pm
1 February 1 March 3 May 7 June 5 July 2 August 6 September 1 November 6 December
Stitchers Garden Block of the Month
Cost: $40 per month
The Stitches Garden Block of the Month introduces you to new ways of using decorative stitches on your sewing machine. Over the 12 lessons you will be shown how to use different feet such as the open toe appliqué foot, edge foot, circular attachment, free motion couching foot, button foot, cording foot, pin-tuck, piping, fringe, candle-wicking and chenille foot.
A choice of four different colour ways will be available for your quilt. They are pastel, sepia, silver/black an green/blue. Select which colour way you would like and the fabric pack will be available each month when you arrive at class.
The class is $40 per month for the lesson and fabric pack. You will nee to provide your own threads and fusible webbing. Classes for 2020 are listed below, with class L continuing from 2019, class M commencing this year.
Class M Monday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (continuation from 2020)
8 Feb 8 Mar 12 Apr 10 May 7 Jun
Class N Tuesday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (new class 2021)
9 Feb 9 Mar 6 Apr 31 May 8 Jun 6 Jul 7 Sep 5 Oct 6 Nov 7 Dec
Sampler Class – Introduction to Patchwork
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a family heirloom that will be treasure for many years. In this class you will learn how to accurately cut with a rotary cutter and then piece the shapes together to the correct size of your blocks, Attaching borders, machine appliqué, curved piecing, piece borders, log cabin an traditional blocks are all taught during the course, The final two lessons are on machine quilting and the correct way to square up a quilt an a a binding.
The aim of the class is that at the completion of the 8 lessons, you should be able to read any pattern and make the project without difficulty.
You will be working on your own sewing machine and learning new things you can do with your machine.
Classes are held once a month for 8 months, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Class A – Thursday
18 Feb 18 Mar 8 Apr 6 May 10 Jun 8 Jul 9 Sep 7 Oct
Two Day Class
This year is the year of the Triangle. Have fun with triangles while blending colours to make the quilt take on a wonderful persona. This quilt can be adapted to any size.
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February 2021 10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February 2021 10:00am to 4:00pm
MACHINE QUILTING WITH RULERS
$40 per class + rulers
Free Motion Quilting enhances any quilt, and now with design of acrylic rulers to guide us into smooth curves, feathers and leaves, quilting of large quilts has never been so easy. Class 1 will be an introduction to using rulers as a guide to quilt different shapes and patterns onto a quilt. Class 2 and class 3 will be follow on classes to increase your skill level in using the templates.
Class 1 Monday 22nd February 10:00am to 2:00pm
Class 2 Tuesday 20th April 10:00am to 2:00pm
Class 3 Wednesday 8th September 10:ooam to 2:00pm
Two day Class
Continuing with Triangle Theme, but using a totally different shape triangle template, create the illusion of circles. The quilt can be made to many size.
Class 1 Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March 10:00am to 4:00pm
Class 2 Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th October 10:00am to 4:00pm
Two day Class
I love the simplicity of this quilt, but still enjoy that it can be made to be more complex with little effort. It is fun to see the circle emerge as the project proceeds.
Class 1 Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th March 10:00am to 4:00pm
Class 2 Thursday 18th and Friday 19th November 10:00am to 4:00pm
Two day Class
Class 1 Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Class 2 Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dynamic Dresden is a multi-technique class. Pre-quilt, learn a new binding method and then construct your Dresden’s in a very unique way. Projects can be constructed in a multiple of sizes.
Two day Class
Class 1 Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd June 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Class 2 Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th Nov 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Funky Dresden is a technique class in which you will learn how to accurately piece one circle into another circle. A new construction method is used in the project.
One day Class
Class 1 Wednesday 17th March 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Class 2 Thursday 30th September 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Neighbourhood Quilt is the most popular quilt on the internet at the moment. See how to use Dresden plate templates to construct Dresden Places. Make a them quilt ie seaside houses or Christmas houses.
Two day Class
Class 1 Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd March 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Class 2 Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Poppins Bag is a large zipper bag, great to store all those favourite things. It has pockets in the inside as well as on the outside to organise all those bits and pieces, as well as two wire stays to hold the bag open when loading.
Use a focus fabric and channel stitch the body of the bag, or stitch 2.5″strips and flip.
Two day Class
Class 1 Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Class 2 Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th November 10:00am to 4:00pm
Camden Bag is constructed using 2.5″ strips of fabric (or Jelly Roll strips) and fusible batting strips. It is a beautiful zig-zag stitched bag with no shaping required. It is easily made from a rectangle for the sides and an oval for the bottom. Camden Bag can be made in the three different sizes, small, medium and large, and using Bosal new 25 yards rolls of Duet Fuse II and Camden Bag bottoms.
Cost: $20.00 per day
Have fun with felt on a Friday. Learn new stitches, start a new project or problem solve design dilemmas. Come along and have fun with a wonderful form of Patchwork. Check out the wonderful effects you can get different stitches to embellish your projects.
Friday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
5 Feb 5 Mar 9 Apr 7 May 4 Jun 10 Sep 1 Oct 5 Nov 3 Dec
If you have any unfinished projects or want to start a new project, this is the day to be here, If you miss a Class in the Sampler Quilt or Block of the months, you can use this day to catch up.
To allow planning for the day, it is best to let me know you will be here and the project you would like to work on.
Fridays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
19 Feb 26 Mar 23 Apr 28 May 16 July 29 Oct 26 Nov 17 Dec