Queensland Quilters Inc. organises a number workshops each year featuring local, national and international tutors.
We offer different workshops teaching everything from traditional quilting, modern techniques, art quilting, fabric dying, fabric printing and surface design just to name a few.
Workshops could be lectures, half day, full day, weekend and even once a month over a number of months.
Please contact our Workshop Convenor at email@example.com for more information, or to book into one of our classes or if you are a tutor interested in running a workshop for our members.
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In this workshop you get to create your own little piece based on my quilt “Forest Floor”. Two days will see a small sampler piece produced.
Day one students will be given the confidence to draw their own leaves, followed by the exploration of the possibilities and techniques for creating their own chosen leaves from fabric.
Day two will focus on techniques for creating other elements including working with soluble fabric and couching as well as the process for attaching to your quilt.
Skill Level: Free Motion: Intermediate – Advanced
Dates: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 2017
Workshop code: 1701
Learn the Judy Niemeyer way of foundation piecing in this wonderful workshop.
Techniques used to make this lovely quilt
- Curved piecing
- Cutting and preparing foundation papers
- Floating points
- Paper piecing
Dates: Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March 2017
Workshop code: 1702
This is a hands on stitching class, there will be lots of stitching with some drawing included- be prepared to have a fun and busy class! Suitable for beginner machine quilters or anybody wanting to expand their repertoire.
Samples only will be stitched.
Simple fillers – Modern fillers or Funky Feathers. Hone your skills and become confident with a variety of free motion feathers and fillers. Learn:
- simple free motion fillers – traditional and modern
- to quilt a basic shape and expand on it to have a great library of designs at your fingertips.
- how to make lovely funky smooth feathers using a no fuss approach.
Date: Thursday 18 May 2017
Workshop code: 1703
Bring your own feature blocks and set them into their own unique background.
Dates: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2017
Cost: $120 (plus $20 booklet)
Workshop code: 1704
Learn lots of stitching techniques to make your own landscapes.
Start with this wonderful Book Mark with:
- Melted Background
- Chiffon Leaves &
- Thread work Gum Flowers
Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Workshop code: 1705
Suitable only for quilters who have a ruler foot suitable for their sewing machine.
Do you have machine quilting rulers and a special foot and are not really sure how to use them? Then this is the class for you. Learn:
- how to use your sit down domestic machine to quilt achievable designs using a ruler foot
- to create designs using your new rulers that will revolutionise your quilting life!
Date: Saturday 8 July 2017
Workshop code: 1706
Use your sewing machine to create improv designs (modern and pictorial) with small scraps of fabric to make small samples.
Suitable for beginners and anybody with a sense of adventure.
This is free-form cutting and stitching at its best. Create new fabric in this fun class.
Bring along small pieces of fabric and learn how to create larger pieces of fabric and fun improv designs.
Making improv letters will be covered in this class.
Date: Saturday 19 August 2017
Workshop code: 1707
In this workshop students will learn:
- How to prep applique shapes using a lightbox
- How to glue all pieces to the background block
- Needleturn techniques including reverse applique, circles
- How to correctly use their Clover bias maker for stems
- “Wagonwheel” blocks using Irene’s methods
Dates: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October 2017
Workshop code: 1708