Sewn and Quilted - Summer School 2018

Week 1: Monday 15th to Saturday 20th January, 2018

Week 2: Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th January, 2018

What an amazing selection of classes we have for you for our Summer School 2018 program! Two weeks of non-stop learning and fun. Take a look at our timetable below – you’ll find further details for all classes and teachers on the following pages.

WEEK 1:

 

Carol Nicholls

Jane MacDonald (BeBe Bold)

Mary Hitchens

Monday 15/1

Foundation Paper Piecing 5-day option**

Or

Choose to work on one of our following BOM quilts:

“Getting to Know Hue”

“While the Cat’s Away” (machine piecing aspect)

(**speak to us if you would like to take a 3-day option with Carol and incorporate one of Jane’s classes also into your 5-days)

Sashiko 2-day class

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Tuesday 16/1

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Wednesday 17/1

Boro 2-day class

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Thursday 18/1

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Friday 19/1

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Rebecca Kohler Crib Coverlet

Hand Applique class – available as a 1-day option either Friday or Saturday, or 2-day option for both days

Saturday 20/1

Fabric covered boxes 1-day class

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WEEK 2:

 

Carol Nicholls

Rachelle Denneny

Monday 22/1

Foundation Paper Piecing 3-day option

Or

Choose to work on one of our following BOM quilts:

“Getting to Know Hue”

“While the Cat’s Away” (machine piecing aspect)

 

“Free Motion Quilting” (suitable for Beginners)

Tuesday 23/1

“Grid it, Quilt it”

 

Wednesday 24/1

“Fancy a Feather”

Thursday 25/1

Fabric covered boxes 1-day class

“Applique by Machine”


Meet our Summer School Teachers

Jane MacDonald

Jane MacDonald has been interested in Japanese textiles and crafts for over twenty years, developing a specialty in the craft of sashiko stitching and design. Initially drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane now teaches sashiko extensively throughout Australia and internationally.

Jane is renowned as a patient teacher who is diligent in providing an enjoyable learning environment for all levels and abilities. Jane likes to inspire students with original ideas and techniques in the gentle craft of sashiko, branching into other forms of sashiko including one stitch sashiko, boro-inspired designs and kogin stitching.


Rachelle Denneny


Rachelle grew up in the Flinders Ranges in SA and moved to Adelaide when she was 18 years old, working as a Florist from the time she left school. She is now a mum to three kids ages 13, 15 and 17 and has been quilting for approx. 15 years and teaching for 10 of those. She has won multiple awards for her quilts both here in Australia and overseas.

She is an experienced teacher with classes for all skill levels ranging from Beginners, Machine Applique, Mystery Days and Pre Cut Quilt Classes. Specializing in Machine Quilting from an Introduction Class through to Feathers, Trapunto and Grid work.


Mary Hitchens

Mary’s loves are all things hand done.  Applique by needle turn, reverse, blanket stitch, layered cut back etc. Hand and paper piecing also feature in her work along with a deep love of reproduction and hexagon quilts.

Mary was the winner of the prestigious 2011 Rajah award at AQC, and is a well-known teacher and tireless guild worker. A highlight of her quilting career was creating the renowned Mary McKillop quilt which now resides in the Mary Mackillop Museum in Sydney.


Carol Nicholls

Carol is the owner of Sewn and Quilted, a patchwork shop which opened around 6 years ago. Her love of all things patchwork has spanned the last 20 years, and started when she took a patchwork course while living in the USA.

She has developed a vast array of patchwork skills over the years, and is passionate about passing on her knowledge to students of all levels. While she has a love of hand piecing, applique and machine piecing, she also specializes in Foundation Paper Piecing, with Sewn and Quilted being a Certified Quiltworx Shop for the past 5 years.


 

Classes with Jane MacDonald

Class

Description

Class Fee

2-day class: Sashiko

Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January

10am – 4pm

This is a sample based technique workshop that covers some aspects of Sashiko including how to transfer a pattern, and the simple techniques to achieve the “grain of rice” look. Also covered is Hitomezashi (one stitch Sashiko) which is easy and enjoyable to do, and also Kogin-zachi which is a technique from the North West of Japan

The below projects will be covered in the class:

$195

Plus kit fee and requirements list to be advised



2-day class: Boro

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th January

10am – 4pm

Learn to make a Boro inspired Kinchaku drawstring bag. Choice of two colourways. Or choose to make the reversible loop bag.

Patterns are provided for all options, and some of the elements made in the Sashiko class can be incorporated into these bags if you choose.

$195

Plus kit fee and requirements list to be advised


 


 

Classes with Rachelle Denneny

Class

Description

 

Class Fee

1-day class: Free Motion Quilting

Monday 22nd January

10am – 4.30pm

 

This class is designed for beginners or those who need a little more encouragement and confidence. Let’s lower the feed dogs to begin an exciting new journey, and learn how much fun free motion quilting can be. This class will cover the basic you need to know to get started. We will touch on straight line and ditch stitching and we will discuss needles, threads, tension, basting and marking your quilt. We will free draw, stitch a simple marked design and learn some easy continuous designs to get you started.

 


$105

Plus kit fee and requirements list to be advised

1-day class: Grid it, Quilt it

Tuesday 23rd January

10am – 4.30pm

 

This class is suitable for those with some free motion experience.

This class will show you how to use grids to plan and quilt your quilts.

There are endless possibilities using grids to create beautiful designs that can be used for background fillers, borders and pieced blocks.

Some free motion experience is required (the class offered on Monday 22/1 would be sufficient experience to take this class)

 


$105

Plus kit fee and requirements list to be advised

1-day class: Fancy a Feather

Wednesday 24th January

10am – 4.30pm

 

Do you love quilted feathers? This class will show you how to draw them, sew them and fit them into spaces. Fancy, free, fillers and formal, feathers are fun and beautiful once you know how. Some Free motion experience is required (the class offered on Monday 22/1 or Tuesday 23/1 would be sufficient experience to take this class)


$105

Plus kit fee and requirements list to be advised

1-day class: Machine Applique Class

Thursday 25th January

10am – 4.30pm

 

This class is suitable for any skill level. Do you love the look of needle turned applique, but would like to learn how to do it by machine? Come along and learn the techniques Rachelle has used in her award-winning applique quilts. This technique is achieved by turning the edges over a semi-soluble fusible stabiliser, glue basting, then stitching together by machine

 

Patterns will be supplied for each of the following designs

$105

Plus kit fee and requirements list to be advised

 

 

Classes with Mary Hitchens

Class

Description

Class Fee

Rebecca Kohler Crib Coverlet

This class will be offered over 2 days: Friday 19th & Saturday 20th January 

10am – 4pm

However, you may also choose to take a 1-day option on either day for this class

 

Join Mary to make this delightful crib quilt that she has created a pattern for.

 

The pattern will need to be traced on to the back of the quilt – yes the back as it is a new technique for many of you!

 

Mary has presented this quilt in two colourways, one in the Dutch Heritage style of fabrics and the other using modern styles of fabric. You may choose to be as creative as you like with your choice of fabric – brights, moderns, pastels or reproductions. Make it your coverlet!

This class is suitable for beginner’s to advanced

 

$150.00 (2 days)

or $85.00 for 1 day

Pattern: $40.00  payable to Mary on the day (cash please)

 

Requirements list to be provided


 

Fabric Covered Boxes with Carol Nicholls

Class

Description

Class Fee

Fabric Covered  Boxes

This 1-day class will be offered on 2 different days: Saturday 20/1 and Thursday 25/1

10am – 4pm

 

 

Join Carol to learn all the tips and tricks to make your own personalised fabric covered box with a professional finish! Choose from a selection of different sized boxes, including: Stephany, Madison, Chrissie, Quilt Spool Box

 

$85.00

Plus cardboard box kit, fabrics and a small requirements list to be advised

 


 

FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING with Carol Nicholls

Week 1: 5 days – Monday 15th to Friday 19th January 2018 Cost: $375

Week 2: 3 days – Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th January 2018 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:

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We are happy to order any of the patterns in for you, provided you let us know your choice of pattern by mid-December!

We have the Quiltworx “Vintage Rose” kit available as a Kaffe Fassett option, or colourwheel option. Or maybe you would like to try one of the new BeColourful patterns that have just been released! We will certainly be checking out these gorgeous quilts in Houston this year!!


Vintage Rose in Kaffe



 Vintage Rose Colourwheel

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New Releases from BeColourful for Houston Quilt Festival 2017!

Imagine

 Serendipity

Black Magic

Arabian Nights

Labyrinth

Summer Breeze

Square Dance

 

General Information

Payment information: To confirm your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required. The balance due may be paid off in $100 increments each month (see payment schedule on enrolment form). Full payment is due by Friday 15/12/17.

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, 2017. 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 (4.30pm for Rachelle’s classes)

Registration will be from 9.40am 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 – Wed 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 number of nearby places that may be suitable for you to stay. Please check for motels and bed and breakfast in nearby suburbs.

Thursday evening dinner: For anyone interested, we will again be organising our very popular dinner out on Thursday evening 18/1 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!