Tuesday, 4 February 2020

A New Direction for Katrina Hadjimichael Classes

I am very excited to be taking my business in a new direction: hosting my own workshops at a new venue close to Camden: The Mount Hunter Community Hall, 160 Burragorang Road at Mount Hunter.

My regular classes and workshops will continue, bringing you my twenty years of teaching experience, including access to all of my patterns, template kits and my favourite haberdashery items.

The new venue is spacious with large work tables and separate kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Workshops will take place on the following days from 10am to 4pm, starting in March 2020:

The second Friday of each month x 9 (13/3; 8/5; 12/6; 10/7; 14/8; 11/9; 9/10; 13/11; 11/12)

The third Saturday of each month x 9 (21/3; 18/4; 16/5; 20/6; 18/7; 15/8; 19/9; 21/11; 19/12)

The fourth Thursday of each month x 8 (26/3; 23/4; 23/5; 25/6; 23/7; 27/8; 24/9; 26/11).

These classes are in addition to my regular classes at my favourite shop venues including Post Office Patchwork at Glenbrook, Hobbysew at Kings Park and Penrith and Lyn's Fine Needlework at Baulkham Hills.  These classes are listed in my teaching schedule tab above.

I try to make my classes very flexible and relaxed.  My students can choose to make a project from a very large portfolio of my original designs using techniques including hand applique, English Paper Piecing, hand quilting, machine piecing, machine applique and paper foundation piecing.

These workshops will also make all of my Jane Austen Quilt Collection available to  my students.  I will soon be launching the teaching notes for my latest Jane Austen quilt, called "Norland Park".

If you would like to receive more detailed information and a booking form, please email me on kat.had@bigpond.com. 

I hope you will join me in this new venture!  Happy stitching,  Katrina x

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

What Have I Been Doing Lately?

I have been busy over the Christmas/New Year period.  The boys and I have been renovating the house over the past few months.
Refurbishing furniture by painting with chalk paint, painting the bedrooms and reorganising the decor.
We are going for a more modern Hamptons look.

David helped me refold and stack all of my teaching quilts in neat order.  Yay!  These need to be handy for class.
There are over 60 quilts here.

As well as sewing when I can.  I am working on borders for the next Jane Austen quilt called “Delaford”.
Here are some style shots I took for social media over the past few weeks.
If you do not already follow me, I am on Facebook with two pages and on Instagram under my own name “Katrina Hadjimichael”.
I usually post daily.

Last year was a tough year, with many personal and work-related challenges.
Here is a look at 2019 from a colour point of view, obtained from my Instagram posts.
I like the deep reds, pinks and teal blues, as well as the green browns and touches of gold.

Here is a look at the top 9 posts for 2019 from my Instagram page.  
Lots of my work plus a beautiful “Highbury” by Lyn and quilted by Katy Law.

In case you missed here, here is my Christmas collage.

Stay tuned for more information on my teaching schedule and retreats for this year.

Kind regards,  Katrina x

Monday, 20 January 2020

Summer School at Hobbysew

Happy New Year Everyone!  I have had a break from blogging, but I am back now!

I held four very busy classes at Hobbysew Kings Park for Summer School over January.

Meredith took the opportunity to add many borders to her stunning “Netherfield”, finishing it during the final class.

Lots of ladies enjoyed their stitching and some started new projects.

Sandra started her “Hampton Court” Table Runner in bright blues and teal.

Sharon worked on my new “Louisa” pouch design, adding her own spin.  Looks lovely.

Anne was not able to get to class, but sent me these photos of the beautiful work she has done on her “Kimiko” Bag.
Well done, Anne!

Thank you to everyone who supported my Summer School. I am looking forward to regular classes starting on 1 February.

Monday, 9 December 2019

A Visit to Kilmore, Victoria

I recently flew from Sydney to Melbourne to visit and teach some lovely members of the Kilmore Quilters Inc.  I was teaching my Donwell Abbey quilt over a weekend workshop.  Here is the group.

Lots of demonstrations from me and learning my appliqué and EPP techniques.  Here is a snapshot of what the ladies achieved over the weekend.

The weather was cool and wet, such a contrast to the heat of Sydney!

Thank you for your hospitality and a great weekend, Kilmore Quilters.  Happy stitching!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Beautiful Stitching in Class

Here are some more photos of my students’ work from recent classes.

This is Lesley’s stunning “Rosings” Centre.  She has just added the dogtooth border in class at Lyn’s Fine Needlework.

Veena has been busy making the Dresden rings for her “Hartfield” in red, purple and chocolate.

In Camden at The Stitchers Cupboard, Pam has finished this gorgeous “Donwell Abbey”.

Regina has also finished her fabulous version. Wow!

Sue is making her version in golden brown, green and red.

Lynne is making a gorgeous floral version.

Irene has been working on her “Pemberley” - beautiful!

Ivana has completed the hexagon centre for “Meryton” in red and navy.  Love it!

Sharon has progressed on her “Dar Kisim Anatolia” Cushion.

Fabulous work ladies!