We're so pleased to announce that Irene is returning for another weekend workshop! And there are two options to chose from for the weekend. You may chose to work on either Tulipa (61" square) or the Birdie Bag (12" x 11" approximately). For the Birdie Bag, you will only be working on the needleturn applique, not sewing the bag together during the class. You should come close to finishing the applique on the bag. We decided to offer a smaller project, as well as a larger project as many of us feel that we're already working on so many quilts. Birdie is achievable and won't be another UFO but you'll still get the benefit of learning from Irene.
Cost : $125 per person for the weekend. This includes tutelage, finger lunch, tea/coffee/cake on both days. It DOES NOT include the cost of the pattern, as some of you already have the pattern or have Irene's book, Focus on Applique, in which the pattern appears (Tulipa). We have reduced the cost of the workshop to compensate for this.
The cost of the pattern, if required, would be an additional cost. Tulipa would cost $25.00 and Birdie $15.00.
The workshop runs from 10am - 4pm daily.
A deposit of $62.50 is required to secure your booking, with the final payment of $62.50 due by Saturday, 4th February.
Irene's workshops are a laugh a minute and you still learn heaps. An amazing woman and teacher!
This year the projects will all be small designs, the size of a postcard. A variety of techniques will be used in creating her gorgeous designs; stitching, appliqué and I bet there's a little felt in there somewhere too!
The idea is not only to create gorgeous designs, but to use them in other ways too. Think outside of the square, use them as pockets on bags, save them up and make a quilt out of them, add them to a heat pad, a zipper purse (like the first project), an apron pocket, frame them and pop on the wall - the ideas are endless and we all know how cute Marg's designs are. Can't wait to see the rest of the projects as we go through the year!
Quick zipper purse included in class
The dates are as follows:
Wednesday evenings: from 6pm - 9pm
1st February, 5th April, 7th June, 2nd August and 11th October
Saturday mornings: - from 10am - 1pm
4th February, 1st April, 3rd June, 5th August and 14th October
Cost: The cost of the club will be $140 and there are five classes as always. A deposit of $84.00 will be required immediately to secure your booking, with a further payment of $28 to be paid at the February class and the final $28 to be paid at the April class.
This is a club and you are signing up for all five classes on the specified dates. We regret that we are not able to swap between the Wednesday and Saturday classes. If you are unable to attend your allocated date, Marg will leave the pattern for you with us for you to collect.
I love this table / bed runner and I love how the striped batik works to make it easier than a 'real' bargello. For this class, you need to be able to cut accurately with your rotary cutter and sew in a straight line.
Class : Thursday, 9th February 2017 OR Sunday, 19th February 2017 Time: 10am - 3pm
Cost: $15 which includes the pattern and tea/coffee/cake. BYO lunch please. You will have to purchase a kit from the shop to participate in this class as the project can only be made with our striped batik. We have 3 different batiks available. Please click here to see an earlier post showing the fabrics.
We need a minimum of four to run this class on a Sunday. The table/bed runner is 2.3m approximately long but can be adjusted in length to make it shorter.
Batik Table Runner - the photo really doesn't do it justice.
Measuring approximately 2.3m long, this beauty will make a stunning bed runner or decorate a long table. And the great thing is that it's adjustable so you can make it fit your table. There is a shorter version that's about 1.5m long as well. We've kitted it in 3 colourways and think it will look fantastic in all. Sharon is having a hard job stopping Kay make the other two versions - they just look so good!
Fabric the table runner is made out of.
This 'cheater' bargello is made out of the most gorgeous striped batiks. The original design is by Chris Hill and the pattern written by Terrie Layton. Kay has tweaked their pattern and written up her amendments (with Chris and Terrie's permission). The original design and Kay's amendments are included in the kit.
Each fabric is teamed up with a great co-ordinating fabric for the borders and retails at just under $45.00 for the pattern, top and binding.
Keep an eye out for further patterns and designs later in the year utilising these gorgeous striped batiks.