The manager there, Rosemary, has invited me to take part in the January Summer School. I will be teaching two different workshops.
The first will be on Wednesday 15 January, 2014. I will be teaching my "Jane" cushion. This extra large cushion will teach students the basics of English paper piecing including hexagons and clam shells. We will also be working with bias stems to create some circular designs and stems. If you would like a calm day working on hand work, this is the class for you.
The second will be on Wednesday 22 January, 2014. I am offering to teach your choice of two different quilts made from a jelly roll. These quilts are great fun to make and always turn out well because you are working with pre cut strips from one range of fabric where all the colours and patterns work well together. If you have a few jelly rolls tucked away in your cupboard this is the class for you!
One of these quilts is called "Jelly Friends". This quilt is made of blocks set on point. The half square triangle units are made with the Easy Angle rotary cutting tool. The on point setting includes large triangles to showcase a beautiful fabric. The outer rectangle border is made from the remaining jelly roll strips.
The second quilt is called "Jelly Mosaic". This is also made of blocks cut from the jelly roll. They are quickly made from squares and rectangles. This quilt design can look quite masculine depending on the jelly roll used. The outer piano keys border is also made from the jelly roll strips and some of the background fabric.
I will also be teaching an on going sit and sew class in the afternoon of the second Wednesday of the month at Hobbysew starting 12 February, 2014. The class will take place from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Students may choose to make projects large or small from my portfolio (excluding the Jane Austen collection and some other major workshop quilts). The girls at Hobbysew now have a variety of my projects on display and a folder containing additional photos of some of the options available. Of course students may also choose to do a project of their own that they require help with. For beginners, I also offer a variety of machine pieced sampler quilts.
Please contact the store directly on 02 9621 4000 to make enquiries and book in.
Here is the link to their website and class lists: Hobbysew.