Friday, 28 February 2020

Trip to Adelaide to Teach “Donwell Abbey”

I am recently back from three days of teaching in Adelaide for The Quilting Room.

We had a great retreat organised by Helen Campbell.  Lots of stitching, eating, talking, laughing and learning.

Everyone did a great job at starting their “Donwell” journey.  Lots of fussy cutting and playing with colour.  

Here are lots of the centre block mandalas under construction.

Lots of pot work on Day 2.

Fussy cutting of pie slices by Alice.

Pies by Andrea (she finished them at home, lol).

The show and tell of quilts finished from previous years was amazing!

“Pemberley” by Shirl.  Beautiful work!

A striking “Pemberley” by Andrea.

And an uncharacteristic pretty version of “Highbury” by Andrea.  It is absolutely lovely.

Here is a wonderful Christmas colour version of “Hartfield” by Danielle.
The outside blocks still to be added.

Love the striped zig zag border, very clever.

Thank you for a great weekend, ladies.  Happy stitching!

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 

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