Sunday, January 28, 2018

Craft Classes for 1st Term 2018

I have finally done a class list for the first term of 2018. If you are interested in any of these classes please contact me by phone  (06)3555735, email or call in to the shop.

Beginners Patchwork  6 Wednesdays 21, 28 Feb, 7,14,21 & 28 Feb 7-9pm
If you want to learn the basics of patchwork, fabric selection, hot cut and sew accurately, how to piece blocks and then how to put a quilt together and quilt it then this class will guide you along the way.

Machine Quilting - Wednesday 15 February 7-9pm
I can guide you to learn how to use your sewing machine to quilt  using both the walking foot and the free motion foot. You may want to come along to refresh your skills. This is only a brief intro, you do need to practice.

Orange Peel Quilt - Sunday 18 February 9:30am - 4pm
Dianne has designed this class to show you how many ways you can make this traditional block. You choose which of these methods suits you best and make a selection of blocks then learn what layouts you can achieve. There are so many ways to set out this block.
Monthly Miniature Quilts - 2nd Tuesday of each month February through to September 7-9pm
If there is enough interest I can do this during the day as well. Please ask, one person already has.
Learn the techniques to make different miniature quilts each month. Traditionally a miniature is a small version of a large quilt, generally no bigger than 24" square. A grouping of miniature quilts looks stunning on a wall.

Beach Huts Quilts Sunday 25 February 10am - 3pm
Create your own beach hut scene. Dianne has designed a collection of shapes to use to make your own unique beach hut scene. Can be made as a wall hanging or cushion or canvas.

Blue Bayou Quilt Sunday 15 April 9:30am - 4pm
Dianne has created this quilt using precut strips to create an almost stained glass effect, then she bravely cut into it and added a different colour. You don't have to cut a curve, it can be straight. Dianne will have examples so you can see. You can use this as a base and applique shapes over it as well.

Strip Club (Fabric strips that is!!)
On the 2nd Saturday of every month February through to December I will hold (Fabric) Strip Club from 8:30am - 10am FREE. This will be a free session where you come along and Dianne will demo a quilt or bag made using precut strips (2.5" generally but not necessarily). As well as getting a demonstration on how to make the quilt, there will be patterns available for sale at a Special price. There will also be giveaways on the morning. We will have some Fabric Rolls precut, made up using the fabrics we choose for our sample quilt, for purchase at a Special Price. There will be 10% discount for purchases that morning.
Do come along and see what you can create using these precut strips of fabric. The quilt above uses 2.5" wide plus 1" wide but it will not be the quilt that is demoed. It just gives you an idea of what you can create. Do join us for this FREE event.

Contact me for more info