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  
25 May
Colour for Quilters with a Modern Twist at Port Broughton SA
  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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24 Jun
Make it Modern Design at Coffs Harbour NSW
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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29 Jun
Introdction to improvisational techniques that ‘break the rules’ and encourage spontaneity and freedom… Sound a little scary? As vague as this sounds, there are a multitude of ways to construct, using improvisational processes and in this class, a number of these ‘frameworks’ will AI CURVED BLOCKS webbe explored. In creating free form, the mind can ignore quilting rules and the rotary cutter becomes your expressive tool. Cutting fabric, playing with colour, exploring space, varying shapes and disrupting formal quilting order will connect ideas whilst lots of creative playing occurs with your scrap stash fabrics. The sample blocks illustrate some of the frameworks to try, AI CIRCLES webMini Modern improvisationincluding  block building , crisscross, curves, strippy layers, strip piecing, stitch and flip, splicing; insert and slice, accent strips/blocks, chain pieced blocks ,lazy log cabins and organic  circles. Set into large spaces, these mini modern technique blocks could be the start of a much bigger quilt.
6 Jul
Stitching Natures Watercolours at Dorrigo NSW
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