Saturday, January 26, 2013

Classes February 2013 on

I have just finished writing up my class list so now need to publish it for you to view. I had fun over Christmas creating several new classes and samples. Please check them out and let me know if you want to join in a class.
Japanese Flower Garden Quilt
Sunday 24th February 10am - 4pm NZ$42
This is a very easy quilt to make nad you can keep making circles and adding them to the quilt. You can quilt it or not, I used machine fancy stitches to join the circles together but you can do this by hand.

It doesn't have to be made in Japanese fabric, it will suit almost any fabrics you choose.
Snap Bags
Tuesday 26 February 7-9pm NZ$18
These are fun bags to make. They 'snap' shut after you pull them open. Come and see how easy they are to make.They can be different sizes, and can be pieced fabrics or just use a pretty fabric to create. I made these 2 and showed my husband and he wanted me to make him one to hold his golf tees in. I made him a sqaure shaped one using golf fabric that had tees printed on it. You'll love how easy they are to put together.

Patchwork Techniques Savvy
3rd Wednesday of the month February - November 7-9pm $15 per lesson or $120 ($12 per lesson) if total paid by 11 February
Dianne has run this class for the last 2 years teaching a variety of techniques and shortcuts that can make cutting and sewing patchwork quilts much easier. Shortcuts and clever cutting & sewing techniques can make your piecing go together much faster. Come along and see what you can learn.
Here is a quilt from last year
Runner of the Month
2nd Tuesday monthly from February to November 7-9pm $15 per lesson or $120 ($12 per lesson) if total paid by 11 February
Would you like to make a variety of table runners, bed runners or narrow wall hangins? Dianne will teach different techniques each month to create a collection of runners that could be used for the table, bed or wall. In the first month Dianne will show you a 60degree angle runner. Dianne used Christmas fabric but you can use any fabric - border stripe or make your own border using a couple of fabrics
Garden Trellis Quilt
Sunday 3rd March 9:30am - 4pm NZ$45
This is a very quick and easy quilt to make. It looks harder than it is. There are also variations you can make. The photo showing is the Garden Lattice Quilt I made using floral fabrics. There is also an Argyle version (using just 3 fabrics and the lattice - like the argyle sox) and the Double lattice which looks quite different because you use a double version of the lattice strips.
Folded Fabric Purse
Tuesday 5th March 7-9pm NZ$18
This purse is so easy to make - sew and fold and sew again. Uses 2 squares of fabric, size depends on how big you want to make it. I used 2 fat quarters and the finished size is around 20x25cm. I have also designed a version that has extra pockets on the inside as well as the main central pocket and pocket either side.

The photo above shows just the centre pocket, but I have another which has 2 pockets within this area. I added a magnet snap for the centre and domes under buttons for the side pocket flaps.
Modern Quilt
Sunday 17th March 10-4pm NZ$42
I love the freshness and simplicity of Modern Quilts and have designed this easy square/rectangle block quilt. I used blue and white, several blue fabrics, to make this design but it could suit lots of fabrics.This is the first of many modern quilt classes.
I have Tiger's seal of approval on this one, here is a photo of him joining in on the quilt.

Look's right at home, doesn't he?
Collage Fabric Book
Sunday 24th March 10am - 4pm NZ$42
Dianne created this collage fabric book using surface design technqiues on Lutradur, painting, fusing, stamping etc. You could add photos printed on fabric, words using T.A.P (Transfer Artist Paper), hand paint and much more. Come and have as much fun as I did making one of these to suit your style.

Jennie's Half Nighter Quilt
Choice of 2 dates - Saturday 16th or 23rd March 2pm - 10pm NZ$65
Jennie has once again designed another quilt for making in a half nighter. The quilt is a mystery until you arrive at the class, all I can tell you is - you need a jelly roll and some background fabric. Full needs list on payment of class fee. Filling up quickly.
Fabric Storage Box
Wednesday 10th April 7-9pm NZ$18
Dianne created this fabric storage box with lots of pockets, made from only 2 fat quarters. You can create larger boxes if you want, Dianne can advise fabric requirements.Create colourful storage boxes for your workroom, bathroom, kitchen,office, lounge etc but be colour and pattern co-ordinated. Really quite easy to make.

 Circular Stitching
Tuesday 16th April 7-9pm NZ$18
Come along and learn how easy it is to stitch circular patterns on your machine without any fancy equipment. You'll leanr how to use the fancy stitches on your machine to create these wonderful patterns.
Sew Easy Star Quilt
Sunday 14th April 10am - 3pm NZ$35
Dianne came across this wonderful technqiue for sewing cutting a square block to make this interesting star. See what she has done with it and what you can do.Although I did it in Batik's, almost any colourway would work - Christmas, Black and White with an accent colour, florals...
Here's a couple of layout variations you could do -

I hope you will come and join me for one or more of these classes. If you would like a PDF of this class list emailed to you please contact me and I'll be happy to forward a copy to you. Call me or email or come into the shop to make your bookings.

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