Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Workshop Update

Hi Everyone

We are still putting the shop back together after the sale.  Fabric is emerging out of the boxes, but like all good things, it takes a bit of time.

We have some great Workshops planned for April (and one in early May), which I thought you would like to know about.



Saturday 13 April                                         10am-3pm                 One Day                    $70.00

Here's a quilter's dilemma.......what to do with the tops and blocks that are half-finished, or old, or boring or even loved-but-no-idea-what-to-do-next?  You could put them back in the cupboard and pretend you didn't see them or you can come to a ‘Renovate and Rescue’ class and breathe new life into these discards and bring them into 2013.   You might complete them by hand or machine...the method doesn't matter.  

Bring your usual sewing requirements and you do need to include an un-picker!!!!



Tuesday  23 & 30 April                          10am-3pm                 Two Days                  $140.00

Linda’s original “Tea Caddy Parade” quilt has a gorgeous piece of fabric in the centre and an equally gorgeous appliqué border of an exotic parade – elephants, camels, oxen, dancing girls, soldiers, animals and much, much more. Join Linda in this two day workshop to learn how to hand appliqué your own parade. Whether you want to replicate the original quilt or customise it to your own design, Linda is there to provide all the assistance you need.  Small pattern fee will be charged.



Saturday & Sunday 4 and 5 May                         10am-3pm                 Two Days                  $170.00

Quilt design for non designers. Learn how to design simple blocks, create a variety of proportional designs and build them into a striking original quilt design.

Based on Lisa Walton’s book – Beautiful Building Block Quilts  (C&T Publishing)

 Day 1 – Designing your blocks .You will learn how to design your own simple quilt blocks, create a variety of proportional sizes and then build them into a striking improvised design. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create an original contemporary quilt design using simple shapes and colours with endless possibilities. Topics covered include shape, proportion, colour and piecing. Sample blocks are stitched and reviewed.

Day 2 – Building your quilt. Once you have stitched enough blocks in a variety of sizes you will be able to start to play around with the design. You will learn how to put your blocks together in a variety of layouts as well as incorporating the border into the design. How to work around those unexpected problems and turn them into the perfect creative decisions and quilting options will also be discussed.
Skill level – Beginner to Intermediate

If you would like to book into any of these Workshops please call the shop on 02 9550 4947.

I'm off to open some more boxes.


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