Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MICHELLE YEO WORKSHOPS

Hi Everyone

We are really happy to say the Michelle Yeo from Melbourne is coming to do three days of Workshops with us.  Michelle is fresh from her triumph in France where she launched her new book 
 "Of  Needle, Thimble and Thread".


MICHELLE YEO WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY 25 - 27 JULY

     FRIDAY 25 JULY      
 ONE DAY WORKSHOP

GIANT DAHLIA   or   NORWALK STAR

We haven’t done a Giant Dahlia workshop with Michelle for a few years, so we thought it was time to bring back this perennial favorite

An absolutely beautiful quilt which you can make in a choice of colour placement and sizes.  There are 60”, 45” and 30” finished quilt sizes – a real pleasure to make.

This quilt can be hand or machine pieced.





Norwalk Star is a reproduction of an antique quilt, c.1840-1850.  

The quilt consists of 13 blocks set on point, each of which features a central star and is completed with a saw tooth border.  The setting and corner triangles are a variation of the main blocks.  A narrow pieced border completes the quilt.  

The blocks are foundation pieced but can be hand pieced as well.



SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 26-27 JULY
TWO DAY WORKSHOP

ST BARNABAS PEARL   
or   
EUMUNDI COVERLET

St Barnabas Pearl This quilt is inspired by the mosaic mother of pearl, hand carved inlays set into the pew ends at St Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island. Each inlay is unique. This magnificent church, circa 1880, is a quilter’s dream in regards to the inspiration it offers to quilt designers. 
Designing this quilt provided an insight into the complexities faced by designers living in an era which lacked the technology we have today. Despite this, making ‘St Barnabas’ Pearl uses modern patchwork techniques including hand and machine piecing, Broderie Perse, reverse and needle turn appliqu√© and foundation piecing. Use of these techniques achieve a beautiful, timeless quilt. It was a joy to design and make this quilt. The quilt uses a variety of fabrics to achieve controlled scrappy effect.  


Eumundi Coverlet This beautiful quilt was inspired by the border print and shows the amazing effects that can be achieved by fussy cutting.  It was inspired by a teaching challenge for three teachers to each make their own version of a quilt using the techniques of English Paper Piecing, applique and template hand piecing.  

Perspex can be used in lieu of English papers if preferred.



To book a place in Michelle's Workshops and get the full details please call the shop on 20 95504947.

Look forward to seeing everyone here.

Melinda


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