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January 2020

Introduction to Ruler Work on a Domestic Sewing Machine with Leonie Fraser Using your Westalee Rulers Friday 31 January 2020

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85

Date: Friday, 31 January, 2020.  Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 2:00pm Focus: Machine quilting If you have never quilted before, this is a way for you to begin with a useful project you can accomplish and show off – then move onto a table runner you have made or a quilt if you wish. We will make a sample block and a quilted runner and Leonie will show you how to make your block and runner into…

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February 2020

Beginners Patchwork and Quilting 8 week course with Anne-Marie Jacobs

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$195

Date and Times: Sat 1st & 29th Feb, Sat 21st March, Sat 4th & 18th April, Sat 2nd & 30th May, Sat 6th June 2020. 9.30 – 11.30am. During this course you learn two blocks each week, which get progressively harder. Week one: we recommend students do not buy anything until the first class, when Ann-Maree will show the class all the types of products to use, learn about fabrics, colour choices, designs etc. The course covers  choosing fabric, making…

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Introduction to Ruler Work on a Domestic Sewing Machine Using your Westalee Rulers with Leonie Fraser Tuesday 4 February 2020

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85

Date: Tuesday, 4 February, 2020.  Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 2:00pm Focus: Machine quilting If you have never quilted before, this is a way for you to begin with a useful project you can accomplish and show off – then move onto a table runner you have made or a quilt if you wish. We will make a sample block and a quilted runner and Leonie will show you how to make your block and runner into…

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Using your Westalee Rulers – the Continuum Quilt Ruler work on a domestic sewing machine with Leonie Fraser 5 Week Course

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$275

Focus: Ruler work Quilting Dates: Fridays 7th, 14th, and 21st February, Thursday 27 February and Friday 6th March. Times: 10am – 2:30pm (9.30am setup)      Westalee's Continuum Quilt is a touch of nouveau, deco and contemporary. This quilt layout and the block patterns were designed by Leonie West of Westalee Rulers in 2017 as a quilt class in a bag to provide a challenge to those using her rulers by using new techniques and larger sized blocks to make…

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Love Your Overlocker Course with Lynne Johnson

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$185

A 6 week course on Wednesdays 19th &  26th Feb, 4th, 11h, 18th & 25th March, 1pm - 3pm Lynne's classes are very popular and are ideal for beginners and experienced sewers alike, for both practical applications and decorative possibilities. Lynne will introduce you to the creative World of Overlocking with this course and will cover all aspects of your overlocker and typical overlocker issues. By the end of 6 weeks you will have a thorough understanding of your overlocker and what you can…

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Introduction to Patchwork on your Sewing Machine The Disappearing Nine Patch Saturday with Leonie Fraser 22 February 2020

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$70

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020 Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 3:00pm Focus: Patchwork - Machine Piecing techniques Quick and simple blocks are great to make to learn the skills of patchwork on your sewing machine, and they serve as a great springboard to being creative.  In this workshop, we will look at the skills and techniques needed, sew perfect blocks, then mash it up to personalise and make something more sophisticated to show off your skills.   Level…

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March 2020

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting with Leonie Fraser Friday, 13 March 2020

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$75

Date: Friday, 13 March, 2020.  Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 2:30pm Focus: Machine quilting This course will encourage you to break away from straight lines with the walking foot and be a bit more creative in your quilting, taking you through the steps required and boost your confidence. You will be provided with a choice of designs to work on using material of your own choice.   This one-day session is an introduction to free motion quilting skills.…

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Thread Painting with Leonie Fraser 17 March 2020

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$70

Date: Tuesday, 17 March, 2020.  Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 2:00pm Focus: Quilting embellishment techniques Thread painting can add pizzazz and a bit of glamour to your work by enhancing images or patterns in your material.  Thread painting can be added to a variety of fabrics – pre-printed panels, patterned fabric, pieced blocks for example.  In this class you will be using embroidery threads to add embellishment to a photo you have printed on fabric. Level of…

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Fun with Stitched Portraits with Leonie Fraser Tuesday, 24 March 2020

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$75

Date: Tuesday, 24 March, 2020.  Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 2:30pm Focus: Machine Applique, Thread painting and Quilting embellishment techniques Have some fun turning your own or a loved one’s face into a quilted portrait!  Your finished work can become a wall hanging or a centre for a larger quilt or even part of an album quilt. You can approach this in many ways – as a caricature, or a serious portrait made as complex and detailed…

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Introduction to Dressmaking with a Purchased Pattern with Leonie Fraser 3 week course commencing 28 March 2020

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$220

This class is full. Another class will be scheduled around April/May 2020 so if you are interested please ring and put your name on the waiting list. Dates: Saturday, 28 March, Saturday 4 April and Saturday 18 April, 2020.  Time: 28 March 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 2:30pm 4 & 18 April  11:30 setup for a 12:00pm start until 4:30pm Focus: Dressmaking with a purchased pattern Note: the pattern pictured is a sample and may not be the…

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April 2020

Free Motion Quilting with Leonie Fraser 4 week course commencing 3 April

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$200

Dates: Friday 3rd  and 17th April, Thursday 23rd April and Friday 1st May Times: 9:30 setup for 10am start – 2pm Focus: Quilting techniques, focussing on free motion. This course is a series of 4 sessions aimed at developing free motion quilting skills. If you do all the sessions and homework, you can decide whether you will end up with cushions, a throw or a bed quilt. This course will encourage you to break away from straight lines with the…

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May 2020

The Creative Beginner’s Quilt Made by You on your sewing machine with Leonie Fraser 4 week course commencing 8 May 2020

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$200

Dates: Friday 8th, 15th and 29th May and Thursday 21st May. Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm (9:30 setup)  Focus: Machine Pieced Patchwork If you always wanted to try patchwork or dream of being able to make your own soft furnishings in colours and tones to suit you and yours, this workshop is for you!  You will be guided through the techniques for sewing together pieces of cut material on your machine to make a beautiful quilt that will become a treasured…

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June 2020

Foundation Piecing Christmas Table Runner with Leonie Fraser Friday 5 June 2020

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$85

Date: Friday 5 June, 2020 Time: 9:30 setup for a 10:00am start until 3:00pm Focus of this workshop: Foundation Piecing Foundation Piecing lets you sew pictures in your quilts while you are piecing them to achieve some fun effects.  In this class you will have a choice – Christmas trees, Santa, candles, bells or stars – you choose how your runner will add joyful decoration to your home. If you have tried foundation piecing in the past and found it…

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Machine Applique Christmas Table Runner with Leonie Fraser Friday 12 June 2020

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$75

Date: Friday, 12 June, 2020 Time: 9:30am set up for a 10:00 start until 2:30pm Focus of this workshop: Machine Applique This joyful runner is constructed in smaller parts so that you will be able to choose the words and pictures that you want to include.  The sample in the shop and the photo has been made longer by including strips from a jelly roll – you can put as many or as few strips and applique rectangles together as…

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ScanNCut Christmas Throw with Leonie Fraser 2 Day Course commences Saturday 20 June 2020

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$150

Dates: Saturday 20 June and Saturday 27 June, 2020 Times: 9:30am set up for a 10:00 start until 2:30pm Focus of this workshop: Machine Applique with a Brother ScanNCut If you have a Brother ScanNCut and a sewing machine, you can make a stunning Christmas throw to decorate your home – this one goes over the back of a lounge, on a table, or a bed to give a little Christmas Cheer.  All the shapes in it are included in…

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July 2020

Using your Westalee Rulers – The Sampler Quilt with Leonie Fraser 5 week course commencing 3 July 2020

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$275

Dates: Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st July and Thursday 23rd July 2020. Times: 10am to 2.30pm (9.30am setup)  Focus: Ruler work Quilting Develop your ruler quilting skills by completing a series of blocks that will use the quilt as you go method to complete a beautiful quilt. We will use blocks designed by Leonie West and with your variations and adaptations to explore your Sample Ruler Kit. At the end of this course you will be able to confidently…

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