At last here is our 2015 Summer School list, I think you will agree it is worth waiting for.
Ring and book in as soon as you decide which wonderful Workshop or Workshops you would like to do, numbers are limited.
02 9550 4947
SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
All Summer School Workshops run between 10am and 3pm unless stated otherwise.
Please bring your own lunch.
Samples of the Workshop projects are on display in the shop.
LYNNE ALCHIN Wednesday 14 January One Day $65.00
TROMPE LOEIL Machine piecing and applique
For Summer School this year, Lynne has made a beautiful bright and scrappy quilt. This ‘trick of the eye’ quilt is very simple to make using quick machine piecing and easy covered paper piecing techniques to create a look of multiple rows of elongated hexagons. Lynne has used her collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics but it would look stunning in Japanese indigos or lovely soft and romantic florals as well.
SUE ROSS Thursday 15 January One Day $65.00
TILE QUILT Hand piecing
This is a new take on a vintage quilt. Perfect for a child’s quilt or for the young at heart! Make four or six blocks to make a cot or throw; or as many as you like. The individual blocks are all done by hand and have a motif in the centre. These are then surrounded by “mosaic’ or “tile” style applique. Lovers of folk art style quilts and scrap quilts will love this quilt.
CHRIS JURD Friday 16 January One day $65.00
SCRAPPY WINDMILLS Machine or hand piecing
We welcome Chris back to our Summer School line-up. Make this beautiful windmill block with Chris, using traditional or contemporary fabrics. Make a table centre, runner or make a beautiful quilt. You can use your preferred method of piecing this block or Chris will show you English paper piecing, machine piecing, foundation piecing or American piecing – the choice is yours!
SUE ROSS Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 January Two Days $130.00
NEW + OLD Machine piecing
Using large scale prints and machine piecing techniques, learn how to build a quilt using New (latest release) & Old (stash favourite) fabrics. Mix them together, play with your fabric. Bring in those orphan blocks from quilts that were never completed. Breathe new life into them. Learn how to design with layers of different blocks. You may be surprised with what you create.
ANNE SOMMERLAD Monday 19 January One Day $65.00
MACHINE APPLIQUE Machine applique
Come and learn Anne’s no pins, no tack machine applique method and make a beautiful Asian inspired wall hanging featuring traditional Japanese crests. This is a turned-edge machine applique method using a fast and successful fusible technique. Improve your machine applique skills.
LINDY APPS Tuesday 20 January One day $65.00
WHIMSY & FOLK EMBROIDERY Hand embroidery
Join staff member Lindy as she shares her love of embroidery. Are you a beginner or just need a refresher class on the most commonly used embroidery stitches? Do you want to embellish your quilts with simple stitching using beautiful threads? Lindy’s class will help refresh your memory and you can stitch a sweet and simple design.
MARG SAMPSON GEORGE Thursday 22 January One Day $65.00
JUST SQUARES Machine or hand piecing
Join Marg to discover the many possibilities of designing with squares. Stripy, nine patch, squares on point, squares surrounding a beautiful piece of fabric or orphan block. Use up your stash on this one! Be inspired by one of Australia’s best designers.
This is a new design class, you will be creating the quilts that we can then photograph.
CATHERINE BUTTERWORTH Friday 23 January One Day $65.00
FUSSY CUTTING WITH LARGE PRINTS Machine piecing
Half the fun of fussy cutting is playing with your fabrics and discovering the amazing array of different effects that can be produced from just one piece of fabric. Catherine will demonstrate handy tips for accurate cutting and walk you through her ‘tried and true’ construction method for when six or more points meet in the centre of a block.
JUDY NEWMAN Saturday 24 and/or Sunday 25 January One day $65.00
DILLY BAG and/or EMMA MARY QUILT Hand piecing
This is Judy’s first Summer School. Come and join Judy Newman from Melbourne and make her sweet and popular ‘Dilly Bag’ and/or her lovely new Emma Mary quilt. You can do either a one day class or both days and do either project on either day! How simple is that!
JANE DAVIDSON Wednesday 28 January One day $65.00
NESTED CHURN DASH Machine piecing
Jane is also a new Summer School teacher, she is a Brisbane based teacher, so grab onto her classes while she is in Sydney. Create a timeless and fun quilt using simple piecing techniques including the quick method for making half square triangles and chain piecing. Fresh and modern and a heap of fun.
JANE DAVIDSON Thursday 29 January One day $65.00
JUNGLE AVE BLOOM Hand/Machine piecing
This is Jane’s “new” quilt, still under construction at the time of the photo. This quilt will be appearing in a US Quilting publication. Be one of the first on-board. This class is perfect for the beginner quilter and for experienced quilter alike.
LORENA URIARTE Friday 30 January One day $65.00
CAROLYN FRIENDLANDER’S SOCIAL TOTE Hand & machine piecing
Another new teacher for Summer School is Lorena who is very involved in the “Modern Quilt Movement” in Australia. With Lorena you will create Carolyn Friedlander’s social media sensation, the fabulous and functional Social Tote.
AMANDA DALY Saturday 31 January One day $65.00
FLANNEL FLOWERS QUILT Machine Applique
We also welcome Amanda to our Summer School line-up. Amanda is an internationally recognised teacher. Join Amanda and make this quick, easy and fun project. Learn machine raw edge and reverse applique techniques. It is easier than it looks! Amanda has perfected a technique that makes the applique look really smooth and finished.
SUZY MILLER Sunday 1 February One day $65.00
FUSSY CUTTING HEXAGONS Hand piecing
Suzy is back with her ever popular fussy cutting hexagons workshop. Let Suzy open your eyes to fussy cutting heaven! You will be surprised what type and style of fabric you can use, ones you may have never even considered and create some extraordinary designs.
Please note. Some Workshops may have additional materials or pattern charges. Please phone the shop for details.