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

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!

2021 Dates

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

Cost: $110

Sampler QuiltHave 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


Cost: $60.00 

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.

Class 1

Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February 2021                                                           10:00am to 4:00pm

Class 2

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February 2021                                                           10:00am to 4:00pm


$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



Cost  $60.00

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


Cost  $60.00

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



Cost: $60.00 

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.



Cost: $60.00 

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.


Cost: $30.00 

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.


Cost: $60.00 

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.

Poppins Bag


Cost: $60.00

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





Cost: $15.00 

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