1 Jan
Would you like to book a workshop
If you would like to enquire about booking a workshop in 2018, the please give us peter and juliea call (0432664420) or email ( to work out a project for your group.     We look forward to hearing from you.     Julie and Peter  
30 Mar
International Quilters Day SA

Julie will be a guest speaker and also have her shop at the International Quilters Day at Mannum.  This event for country quilters from the Riverland, Sunraysia, Broken Hill and Murraylands regions will be hosted by the Shared Stitches of Mannum.


  • Location: Mannum
  • Level: NA
  • Date: 30/3/2019
    The event is sold out
11 Apr
Printing Modern Fabrics at the Australasian Quilt Convention
green flowerLearn to print fabric to make your own bespoke creations. Think modern, organic shapes, large texture prints, funky baby animals or bold, large motifs like Marimekko style on linen, canvas, cotton. In this easy, informative and creative class Julie will share many different printing techniques she uses in her own art, quilt making and home decoration. You will make print blocks, use various stencil-making materials, try silk screen printing and do template-free colour printing. Begin with quick stencil techniques, then develop a simple print motif, or simply use some of Julie’s stencil and woodblock collection. The idea is to try all the techniques. (Students may bring their own too.) Design also for a scan and cut stencil based on personal ideas and learn colour mixing with ink and fabric paints, create mood design boards and colour swatch palettes. Modern printing uses rudimentary equipment, so the workshop is designed to be easily continued at home using simple tools.AQC logo
  • Location: Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
  • Level: All levels
  • Date: 11/4/2019
    Thursday April11 to Friday April 12. Class is full
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13 Apr
Stitching Natures Watercolours at the Australasian Quilt Convention
Painted Natures DelightJulie will share her Visual Art teaching expertise with you, as painting on fabric is more than tracing and adding colour. Julie appreciates the growing interest for art quilters to share stories of fragile ecosystems, depleting wildlife populations or just nature’s beauty. Enjoy practice exercises to explore colour, shading and tone, painting light and shadows, wash and layering of colours, backgrounds, brush use and painting techniques. The stitching begins on day two, with the fabrics ironed and stabilised andbaby blue jay unlike thread painting, stitching does not cover the surface, rather it enhances with lines, gives highlights and adds delicate details and subtle embellishment to focal points. Projects are about A3 size and will be blocks only
  • Location: Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
  • Level: All levels
  • Date: 13/4/2019
    2 day workshop: Saturday (13) and Sunday (14) March. Class is full.
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21 Apr
A RED TOY MACHINE web This is a fun and unique class where students learn or develop their foundation piecing skills to make some fun little blocks.  Patterns for different skill levels, from simple cotton reel to complex toy sewing machine. Use a variety of foundations from pre-printed, wash away, leave-in foundations and paper traced techniques. Even design your own – your own sewing machine perhaps?   Vintage sewing tools, collected from a lifetime of sewing and collecting have been designed by Julie as foundation pieced blocks that can beA BLUE REEL web assembled as individual  mini quilts or as a sewing room wall quilt. Choose motifs like needle cases, sewing baskets, cotton reels, pin cushions, toy sewing machine or even lettering templates could phrase your favourite sewing quote.
  • Level: All levels
  • Date: 21/4/2019
    2 day workshop: Sunday (21) and Monday (22) April
  • Contact person: Hellen Riley
  • Contact phone: 0457824222
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2 May
Quilters Guild SA Guest Speaker
Julie will SA Quilters Guildpresent a talk at the South Australian Quilters Guild AGM, 7.30pm.
25 May
Colour for Quilters with a Modern Twist
  Col wheel 1Learning about, understanding, using and appreciating COLOUR is a lifelong artistic challenge and that is in part, what makes it such an exciting and important element to use in quilt making. It is impossible to know everything about colour and many quilters struggle with, or lack the experience or confidence with choosing and using colours.   DAY 1 Colour wheel quiltCol swatches Understanding and knowing basic colour relationships can be a great starting point and in this class, Julie will guide students through a series of fun and easy exercises that are based on a colour wheel.   Col wheel quarterJulie provides all of the fabric swatches for each student to cut segments (using a 30 degree wedge ruler) to make a 12 segment  colour wheel with tints and shades and this panel can then be extended into a small art quilt to hang and use in the sewing room. Students may wish to work further on this by adding borders or begin some colour samples using different colour schemes, tonal values, temperatures, colour ratio and proportions.    Day 2 Half square triangle colour scheme quilts Half square triangle main Understanding colour and knowing how to use it successfully and powerfully is a great skill to have and day 2 workshop uses many of the different colour schemes to create small half square triangle quilts. (HST)  Students will learn how to create certain colour schemes that are powerful, dramatic, subtle and or unique. By assembling small quilts enables students to really understand the ways that colour can work in modern quilts. Students will work predominantly in plain fabrics with minor feature prints and discussion will include how to use stitch; machine quilting to enhance a modern quilt.
  • Location: Port Broughton
  • Level: Beginners to advanced level
  • Date: 25/5/2019
    2 day workshop: Saturday (25) and Sunday (26) July
  • Contact person: Louise Thompson
  • Contact phone: 0407324730
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3 Jun
‘INDIGO DYEING’ with Japanese context
Explore Indigo; the world’s most beautiful blue dye. Teaching focus will be presented from aindigo treasures 010 Japanese context. This FUN class is a skills and techniques based workshop where sample size projects  will be created that utilize Japanese Shibori techniques. These include stitching, wrapping, tied, folding, clamping, graduating  and twisting resist techniques. INDIGO JULIES 015
  • Location: Melbourne Victoria
  • Level: All levels
  • Date: 3/6/2019
    Monday June 3 to Wednesday June 5
  • Contact person: Mary Heard
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24 Jun
Make it Modern Design
redgreen arcFollow your interests to develop skills for  designing your own modern quilts. Julie Haddrick provides many starting points; quick, easy art exercises that encourage playful idea generation and original thinking. green flowerUse unique colour choices, original photos, collage, sketching and learn different ways to develop your own new designs
  • Location: Coffs Harbour
  • Level: All levels
  • Date: 24/6/2019
    Monday June 24 to Wednesday June 26
  • Contact person: Heather Eyers
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