Summer School 2017 - BOOKINGS OPEN AT 10am TUESDAY OCTOBER 18

Sewn and Quilted - Summer School 2017


Week 1: 5 days option – Monday 16th to Friday 20th January, 2017

Week 2: 1, 2 &3 day options – Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th January, 2017

Week 1:                                   Foundation Paper Piecing - with Carol Nicholls

Week 2:                                   Foundation Paper Piecing (3 day option) - with Carol Nicholls

                                                      Or    Di Ford-Hall -1 day (Monday) option Or 2 day (Tues/Wed) option

                                                      Or    Wendy Williams - 1 day (Monday) option Or 2 day (Tues/Wed) option

General Information

Payment information: To confirm your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required per class. The balance due may be paid off in $100 installments (see payment schedule on enrolment form). Full payment is due by 14/12/16.

In addition to the cost of each course you will need to purchase a pattern and your choice of kit or fabrics, and any equipment required to make the kit/quilt etc.

Payments (less $50 deposit) are refundable only up to 31st December, 2016. After this time, no refunds will be made.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, you are welcome to transfer your enrolment to another person, but please understand this is the responsibility of the person enrolled.

Where:                                     One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn, Vic 3130 (opp. Blackburn Primary)

This is a fantastic venue - air-conditioned, and on the ground floor with no stairs involved to access the classrooms. There is plenty of on-site all day parking. The classrooms will be secured each evening enabling you to leave your machine/sewing and work area set up for the entire duration of each course if you are attending for more than 1 day.

Class Times:                           Formal tuition times will be 10am – 4pm each day

Registration will be from 9.30am on day 1 of each class, and the classroom/s will be open from 9.45am each subsequent day for ‘settle in’ time prior to the classes commencing at 10am.

For your convenience, there will also be optional extended sewing time until 5.30pm available Mon – Thurs the first week, and Mon – Tues the second week! No teaching during these times, however if you wish to do some extra work on your project, this will provide the perfect opportunity for you to do so.

Refreshments/Meals:    Morning & afternoon tea each day, on-going tea and coffee are all provided for you! You will need to provide your own lunch – however there are nearby shops, and an on-site café (which we hope will have re-opened after their summer break!)

Accommodation: If you are travelling from a distance and require accommodation, there are a couple of nearby places that may be suitable for you to stay.

Thursday evening dinner: For anyone interested, we will again be organising our very popular dinner out on Thursday evening 19/1 at the Blackburn Hotel. This is optional and will be at your own cost, but it is a great way to celebrate the week! Husbands/partners welcome to join us too!


Week 1: 5 days – Monday 16th to Friday 20th January, 2017                                   Cost: $375

Week 2: 3 days – Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th January, 2016                             Cost: $275

Our focus for each of these classes will be Foundation Paper Piecing.

These classes are suitable for all skill levels – if you have never tackled Foundation Piecing before, or you’ve had a go but couldn’t quite ‘get it’, right through to those who are confident with the process and are ready to start a new project. Wherever you’re at with your Foundation Piecing we’d love to have you come along and join us.

The great thing about having a 5-day class or a 3-day class (or both!) is that you get dedicated sewing time to really conquer this technique or make great headway with a project. You can choose from a large selection of patterns:

- Any of the Quiltworx®/Judy Niemeyer Patterns – check out the full range at
- Any of the BeColourful®/Jacqueline de Jong Patterns – lots to choose from on our website!
- A selection from the QuiltSmart® Patterns – lots to choose from on our website

We have a huge range of patterns for you to choose from, and many kits in stock too. Or we would love to help you design your own colourway. Here are just a few suggestions for you – but please check our website for many more!


Paradise in Blooms
– kits available

Fire Island Hosta
– Kaffe Fassett version available

Lumina Feathered Star – kits available

Mariner’s Compass – kits available or your choice

Impatiens Placemats


Four - wallhanging

Fractured Paintbox

Prismatic Star - kits avail.


Fire Dance

La Vie est Belle

Spring Fever

Bitty Broken Lone Star



Double Wedding Ring


Mariner’s Star



Di Ford-Hall Workshops

Di’s wealth of knowledge in use of Reproduction Fabrics along with her wonderful designs takes her all over Australia and the world to teach. Di is also an expert in fussy-cutting and has a unique approach to using fabric to best advantage to make her fabric choices shine.

The workshops offered below will enhance your skills in so many areas! Di is an absolute wealth of information and has a vast depth of skill and knowledge to share that no matter whether you are new to applique or more advanced, there is something for everyone to learn!


Monday 23rd January, 2017 (1-day workshop) – Cost: $105

Colour confidence and how to choose and use fabrics!

Spend a day with Di exploring how to choose fabrics and combine colours, to give your quilts that ‘WOW!’ factor. Master fussy cutting, and learn to look at fabric with ‘new eyes’ to see the potential different fabrics offer.

There will be a requirements list and a small kit required for the class – details to follow.                                                 



Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th January, 2017 (2-day workshop) – Cost: $195

Masterclass in Applique and Design

This class covers a variety of Applique techniques including traditional needle turn applique, Broderie Perse, button hole applique along with a selection of embroidered edge options. Learn all the tricks of the trade to enable you to make best use of your fabrics, along with design layout to create a stunning piece of work.

Di will have a selection of her quilts on display for inspiration to help you create your own original design, which can then become a wall hanging, cushion cover or the Centre Medallion for a quilt.

There will be a requirements list and a small kit required for the class – details to follow.



Wendy Williams Workshops


Wendy is a highly experienced and much sought after teacher and patch-worker, as well as being a prolific designer of many patterns for quilts, wall hangings, cushions and bags (Flying Fish Kits). Her book “Wild Blooms and Colorful Creatures” was first published in 2014 and has since been re-printed.


The workshops offered below will focus on her use of wool felt, fabric and embroidery embellishment to create stunning pieces of work! Suitable for Beginner’s through to those who are more advanced.

Monday 23rd January, 2017 “Playing with Felt” (1-day workshop) – Cost: $105

The skills covered in this one-day workshop will include Wendy’s techniques for her use of wool felt for applique, along with countless stitch ideas to create stunning projects.


For this workshop, you will have the choice of the following projects – patterns & kits will need to be purchased:

“Mini Tree of Life” cushion

“Feather Pillows” 

"Baby Blooms Chshion"



Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th January, 2017

“Colour Composition & Design” (2-day workshop) – Cost: $195

The skills covered in this two-day workshop will include colour composition, proportion and dimension in your design, along with Wendy’s many techniques for wool felt applique enhanced with many combinations of embroidery stitches.


For this workshop, you will have the choice of the following projects:

“Round the Garden”
64.5” x 64.5”

“Wallflower Quilt”
43.5” x 53”  

“Birdsville Cushion”
26” x 26”