Classes

My classes

  • All classes are machine stitched
  • The techniques used in each quilt are slightly different, depending on the design
  • The techniques are not difficult, if you can cut out and sew, you can make these quilts.
  • Click here to see detail photos of these quilts

Colour Pops

63 x 68 cm (25” x 27”)

This is a two day, no sew class.

The quilt is made with bright fabric squares which are cut and then joined back together to “make” a “new” fabric.

The result is a fractured artistic style, with unique results.

Relax and enjoy the creative process of “making” your fabrics, and then preparing your pieces on a dark layer which makes them stand out from the background.

You will design your background layout, and then arrange and fuse your completed pieces on it.

Once you are home after the class, it will take you just an hour or so, to quilt your piece.
The simple quilting, done with a walking foot, also acts as the stitching on the appliqué, eliminating the need to stitch around each piece.

Fabric requirements are modest, you need small amounts for the appliqué and background; you will also need fusible webbing, and a sharp pair of scissors.

This two day, no sew, project class is

Suitable for all levels of ability.

 

Tiny Town

This is a two day, no sew class.

This quilt is made with 6” squares as the quilt above, these are  cut and then joined back together to “make” a new fabric. The result is a fractured artistic style, with unique results.
A fun alternative version of the above, with different results.
30” x 22” ( 75 x 55 cm)

Picasso Stylepicasso

  • Using fusible techniques, you will “create” a new fabric.
    Then you will cut the new fabric into shapes to make the design.
    Back the shapes with black (or a colour of your choice), and stitch the quilt using straight line stitching.

This can be a no sew class, relax and enjoy the creative process and complete the quilting at home, quilting takes approximately one hour.
This project is suitable for all levels of experience, two day class.

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65 x 68 cm (25 x 27”)


Golden Domes

This is a one day, sewing class.

 

Spend a day stitching the wall hanging with lovely enhancements of gold paint and thread.

 

The stitching is mostly done with the open toe foot; alternately you may use a darning foot and free motion stitching if you are confident with that method.

 

You might like to prepare a background at home, by tea dyeing a fabric, or use a commercial fabric for your background.

After transferring the design to the background with stitching, you will then enhance the design with gold thread and paint.

52 x 52 cm (21” x 21”)

 

Flower CollageFlowerCollage

  • Using the scraps from other projects, an easy and fun class.
    Scraps of fabric are trapped under tulle and flowers are fused and stitched.
    Quilting is easy and your quilt will be unique.

This project is suitable for all levels of experience, two day class
Approximately 45 x 50 cm (18” x 20”)

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Two different colour schemes for you to try. You might have another colour scheme in mind. Gorgeous antique pink pansies in a golden bowl… or dark red in a black bowl. Machine appliqué using fusible web.

This is a one or two day class, suitable for everyone.
62 x 70 cm (24” x 28”)

 

 

 

Medieval Journeys

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  • This quilt marks a departure from my flower quilts.
    Scraps of organza, silk, velvet, gold Lame and gold net are combined to create an antique look inspired by medieval book covers.
    You will be able to use your special fabrics to create a piece which is unique to you. I used some silk and velvet, but mainly cotton fabric with organza, cord, purchased trims and some gold lame’.
    The techniques used are quite simple, with spectacular results! Everyone can make this quilt.

48 x 65 cm (18” x 25”)

 

 

 

 

 

SurfaceEdgedFlowers

Surface Edged Flowers

  • Create a rich embellished surface, with use of special fabrics such as silk and satin, and beading and lots of machine stitching with metallic threads.
    The flowers and leaves “float” on a previously quilted surface.
    See also the other quilt in this section for a more modern twist.
    You will be able to choose between these two quilt styles in your class.
    You will not complete a whole quilt in this class but will learn the techniques used. Your quilt will be unique!

This project is suitable for all levels of experience, two day class.

48 x 65 cm (18” x 25”)


Surface Edged Flowers, Modern

SurfaceEdgedFlowersModern

  • This is another version of Surface Edged Flowers. As you can see this one uses ric rac braid as edging and trim. You could also use other purchased trims.
    The flowers and leaves “float” on a previously quilted surface.
    You will not complete a whole quilt in this class but will learn the techniques used.
    You could use a whole cloth background. You will also be given directions for the pieced background.

This project is suitable for all levels of experience, two day class
60 x 100 cm (24” x 39”)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Rambler Rose and Ribbon Rose

Using bright fabrics and a whole cloth background, you will quickly achieve a lovely wall hanging.
The quilt is made using fusible techniques.
The simple quilting, done with the walking foot, also acts as the stitching on the applique, eliminating the need to stitch around each piece.
This could be a no sewing class, relax and enjoy the creative process and complete the quilting at home.

 

Suitable for everyone, this could be a one day class, and could also be a two day class.
81 x 50 cm (20”x 32”)

 

 

 

 

 


bamboo

Bamboo

  • I created this quilt in response to many request for a quilt featuring bamboo, and inspired by my quilt “A Touch of the Orient” which you can see on my gallery page here.

This is a two day class and suitable for everyone
80 x 115 cm (30” x 45”)

 

 

 

 

 

BugsBugs

  • The fun part of this quilt is the bugs!  The wings of the dragonfly and bees are made using Solvy water soluble stabilizer, and beautiful metallic threads.
    You can have a peaceful time after class, hand stitching beads to the
    centres of your dandelions.

This class is suitable for all levels of quilters.
This is a one or two day class
75 x 87 cm (29” x 34”)

 

 


PondLifePond Life

  • The background is pieced; however you may prefer to use just two fabrics with a horizon line towards the top of the piece.  The bugs’ wings are made with Solvy water soluble stabilizer, and metallic thread.
    This class is suitable for all levels of quilters.

This is a one or two day class
70 x 86 cm (28” x 34”)