Creative Constructions

5-10 October 2017 – Christchurch New Zealand

For more information visit New Zealand National Symposium 2017

I am delighted to be teaching at this event, and here are the three brand new classes I will be teaching.
Note that Colour Pops and Ribbon Roses  are no sew classes.
This means if you are attending Symposium you do not need to hire, or bring,  a machine for these two classes.


ColourPopsColour Pops

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.
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.

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

This two day, no sew, project class is Suitable for all levels of ability.

Wall hanging measures 63 x 68 cm (25” x 27”)


CHCHSympRibbonRoseRibbon Rose

This is a two day no sew class.

The quilt is made with bright fabrics which are cut and fused to the whole cloth background.

Relax and enjoy the creative process of preparing and cutting out your fabrics.
“Make” the roses, and then cut out the leaves and ribbons.
You will design your layout, and arrange and fuse your completed pieces.

The simple quilting, done with a walking foot, also acts as the stitching on the appliqué, eliminating the need to stitch around each piece.

As the quilting takes just an hour or two, you will do this at home.

Fabric requirements are modest; you will need background fabric, and small amounts of appliqué fabrics for the roses, leaves and ribbons.

You will also need fusible webbing, batting and backing, and a sharp pair of scissors.

This is a two day, no sew, project class and is Suitable for all levels of ability.

Wall hanging measures 52 x 105 cm (20” x 40”)

 


Golden Domesgoldendomes

This is a one day, sewing class.

Spend a day stitching the small 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.

If you have a picture of a domed building that you would prefer to stitch, help will be given with stitching your own design.

You need only your background fabric plus batting and backing, a small tube of gold paint, and thread to stitch your design.

This one day, project class is
Suitable for all levels of ability.
Wall hanging measures 52 x 52 cm (21” x 21”)