Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Retreat Workshops

We have 11 workshops to tempt you at our 2012 Retreat.

Workshops will be held on both Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9.30am-12.30pm

Workshop Requirements, pictures and tutor bios are posted in the file section of our retreat group:  SCQTownsville

Saturday AM

1.  Lissa Everest - Fabric Paint 1 Hand Work

Fee:  $40 includes kit                    Experience Level: No experience needed

You will learn 3 colouring techniques: Salt Mountains, Controlled Salt and Microwave.  Fold and create 3 x 100% cotton fat quarters of very individual coloured fabrics to take home for Machine Embroidery, Patchwork or Bags, etc.  Everything you will need will be supplied. Just bring a notebook, pen and a sense of humour

2.  Fiona Jackson - Streliztia Wall Hanging - Hand Work am; Machine work pm.
                                                                         *All Day workshop*
Fee: $80 includes kit                     Experience: Intermediate

This workshop is for those who already have some basic free motion Machine Quilting experience and want to extend their skills.  Use raw-edge fusible applique and a pre-printed fabric photo to make this beautiful wall hanging, then embellish with free motion quilting and thread sketching.  Finished Size: 53cm approx

Fiona's website

3.  Arlene White - Crazy Quilting Postcard -  Hand Work

Fee:  $40 includes kit                     Experience Level: all levels catered for

Adding lace, threads, beads, silk ribbon and many other lovely little embellishments to create stunning crazy quilting blocks.  General information about crazy quilting will be included in lesson material.  Kit includes silk ribbon, beads, threads, lace and pre-made block (Option available for you to make your own 8 x 5 block)


More of Arlene's work here

4.  Kirsten Duncan - Applique Techniques - Machine Work  workshop full!

Fee: $40 includes kit                       Experience Level:  all levels

Perfecting Machine-stitched Applique.
A myriad of tips and tricks to help you refine your machine-stitched applique. Using fusible webbing as a stabiliser, we will explore the range of visual effects that can be achieved using a variety of machine stitches and different threads. You will develop a repertoire of techniques that can then be applied to your quilting projects.

Kirsten's profile here and her Blog

Saturday PM

5.  Ruth Bloomfield - Confetti Butterfly - Machine Work

Fee: $40 includes kit. Experience Level: All levels catered for
This is a small project and makes a Postcard of the Ulysses Butterfly, but that is the beauty of the confetti technique. You are able to make something amazing from virtually "nothing". Try this technique and find a whole new genre for your patchwork passion.

You can watch a Preview of Ruth's confetti work here

6.  Ruth Bloomfield - Confetti Hydrangeas - Machine Work

Fee: $40 includes kit                        Experience Level:  All levels catered for

This is a delightful workshop which although a small project, does contain quite a lot of confetti work. This allows the workshop participants to really get the "feel" for confetti work. Also included is a small amount of free machine applique. The project can later be used as a "stand-alone" project or the medallion in a much larger project.

7.  Jane Grove - Trapunto Project - Hand Work and machine if chosen

Fee: $40 includes kit                         Experience Level: all levels catered for

Jane's studio, Gecko Gear, North Queensland, offers sewing experiences to cater for individual needs. In this workshop she demonstrates both hand and machine stitching. This traditional quilting technique, originally stitched by hand, is used to create a puffed effect on a quilt. Experience Trapunto, either by machine or hand stitching and create a tone-on-tone cushion cover top. Machining will comprise straight stitching or free machine quilting. Hand stitching will comprise backstitch and running stitches.

More of Jane's work on her website

8. Fiona Jackson - Travel Kit - Machine Work

Fee: $40 includes kit Experience Level: all levels

Choose from 4 designs to make a Luggage Tag and machine Passport Cover and learn simple free-motion embroidery - perfect to keep for your next trip or as a lovely gift for someone special.

Sunday AM

9.  Lissa Everest - Fabric Paint 2

Fee: $40 includes kit                          Experience Level: no experience needed

In this session we cover 3 more ways to colour fabrics: Tennis ball painting, Microwave/Air Crinkle and Fabric In a Press Seal Bag.  Again you will take home 3 x 100% cotton
Fat Quarters.  Everything you will need will be supplied.  Once again remember to bring your notebook, pen and of course your sense of humour.

10.  Arlene White - Stumpwork Notebook Cover

Fee: $40 includes kit                            Experience Level: Beg to Intermediate embroiderer

Australian gumnuts and blossoms in Stumpwork - create stunning little works of art to enhance the front of a small notebook.  Using only a few basic stitches, you will create beautiful Stumpwork gumnuts and blossoms. General information about Stumpwork will be included in lesson materials.  Kit includes everything to make this wonderful cover.

11.  Kirsten Duncan - Working with Circles - Machine work
Fee:  $40 includes kit                            Experience level:  all levels

Overcoming Circle Fear
Circles look fabulous on quilts but are you avoiding them because they never come out...well.....round?  There are so many ways to make wonderful circles on your quilts and this is the class to learn them all.  We cover both hand-sewn, machine-sewn and even no-sew options for those days when it just all seems too hard.

1 comment:

  1. What a variety of choices. Have a look in the group files for more info and pictures. Thanks Kay for getting these together.