Sunday, August 27, 2017

Craft Classes Sept-Nov 2017

Below are the craft classes we are running from September through to November. If you are interested in attending any please contact me for more details.
Take 1 Block Quilt
Sunday 17 September 10am - 4pm
This quilt uses only one block but it can be put together in so many different ways and then the layouts for the quilt have many options as well. So effective, can be scrap or choose your colourways.
Table Runner
Tuesday 5th Sep & 12 Sept 7-9pm
I will show you how to make the blocks and then complete the table runner over a 2 night class. You can also use this as a skinny wall hanging, or make more blocks and make a bigger quilt.
Ratty Rat - A Jill Maas doll class
Sat 30 Sept/Sun 1 October 9:30am - 4pm $110 + $10 pattern fee
Jill Maas creates the most wonderful and unusual cloth dolls. Ratty Rat is her latest. This lovely character is in his underwear and has a hot water bottle ready for bed.
Jelly Roll Applique Quilt
Sunday 29 October 10am - 4pm
Dianne will show you how to make a quick and easy jelly roll quilt background over which you can add any applique patterns you want. I chose to use a large flower but you could use a cat/dog, bird, butterfly etc. I will help you create a quilt unique to you.
Honeycomb Spin with Anna Hicks
Saturday 11 November 9:30am - 4pm
The ever popular hexagon has had a contemporary spin, instead of hand piecing learn an easy glue basting method and spiral machine quilting. Learn to play with colour, how to prepare and apply hexagons, spiral quilting and how to finish them with a hidden facing. Below are 3 different variations.

Hopefully something here interests you - so please contact me regarding coming to the classes.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Unicorn fabric

Just arrived in store is this new Unicorn fabric. A few months ago someone was asking for this, well finally arrived in. Very pink and girly ...

And there is a new NZ fabric as well, lovely hedgehogs...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shop Hop

The Shop Hop started last Saturday and we have had quite a few ladies through already. Lovely to see everyone.
This weekend (12/13) we will be open both Saturday and Sunday as we have the wonderful Jill Maas in store teaching her lovely Daphne Duck. Whereas we are not normally open on a Sunday, this weekend we will be.
There is a pic of Daphne Duck in the post below.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jill Maas class space available

I have had a couple of people pull out of the Jill Maas class on Daphne Duck, 12/13 August 9:30am - 4pm each day. If you are interested in this class, then please contact me as soon as possible. These spaces usually fill up fast. The class was full but a couple have had to pull out so here is your chance to come along and have some fun making this wonderful character doll - Daphne Duck, of the Pink Cardigan variety.
Isn't she gorgeous


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Craft Classes for July/August

Craft classes for this month are as follows - if you are interested please contact me for more info.

Painted Cat - Thursday 13 July 7-9pm
I designed this cat and made it from fabric which I painted after stuffing. If you'd like to learn how, this is the class for you.Still more detail to go on my one.
Nine Patch Floral Quilt - Tuesdays 18 & 25 July & 1 August 7-9pm
I designed this quilt using mainly nine patch blocks and a "brodertie perse" style applique in alternate blocks. See the techniques for making the nine patch and the applique.
The first night will be nine patch, the second applique and the third will be borders (which aren't on my quilt yet)
Midwinter Mystery Quilt Class
Saturday 22 July 2pm - 8pm (includes a meal)
Would you like to make a lovely quilt - sorry as it is a mystery you can't see it yet. It can be Christmas or general, the pattern suits both. Come along and have a fun afternoon and evening in winter time.


Painted Fabric - Thursday 27 July 7-9pm
Would you like to know how to create your own unique fabric using nature and paint. Dianne will show you how easy it is.
Star Book with Lynette Collis Saturday 29 July 10- 4pm
Lynette is a great teacher who will show you lots of different techniques that you can apply to making this delightful star book. You can add textile related pages as well as the paper/stamp style. Theme it to whatever you want.

Do check the samples for these out in store and let me know if you are interested in attending any of these classes.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Class List June 2017

Oops, didn't realise it had be a month since I last posted, will try and keep more up to date.
Here is the latest list of classes for June 2017.
Binding Class - Thursday 15 June 7-9pm $15
I will show you a variety of ways you can bind your quilts, how to achieve a nice mitred corner, how to machine and hand sew, how to use a mixed fabric binding, a faced binding and a magic binding. A technique class.
Birds In Flight Quilt - Sunday 18 June 10am - 3pm $30
A lovely quilt that looks good in many fabric styles and can be made using scraps.
Circles Quilt Class - Monday 19 June 10am - 3pm $30
Learn a variety of methods to sew circles onto fabric, hand and machine applique and set in sewn circles. I'll show you the varieties and you choose which method you want to use to create your project. Doesn't have to be the same as mine. Use the circles in any way you would like.
Sheer Applique Class - Wednesday 21 June 6:30pm - 9:30pm $22
I recently created a quilt for a challenge using layers of Organza which were stitched and then cut back using a soldering iron, then appliqued to a cotton base before quilting (whew). If you would like to learn how to create something using organza sheers of your own design this is the class for you.
Lutradur & Quilting - Sunday 25 June 10am - 3pm $30
Explore playing with Lutradur, paint, heat gun and quilting to create your own unique piece of textile art.See what you can create with Lutradur, many samples to share.
If any of these classes appeal to you, then please contact me re being a part of them or do call in to the shop and see the samples.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Classes 2nd Term 2017

Here is a list of classes from April - June 2017
Flint & Rodger Rabbit - Jill Maas doll class Sat/Sun 22/33 April 9:30am - 4pm $110 + $10 pattern fee
Jill's dolls have such wonderful attitudes and the class is lots of fun, only 2 spaces left. There is also an option to make Danika and Rocco if you'd prefer at the same class.

Zippered Pouch - Tuesday 9th May 7-9pm $15
A quick project designed by Dianne, have fun with your fabric choices. Also can be made larger easily.
Origami Kimono Quilt - Wednesday 17th May 7-9pm  $15
Dianne designed this quilt several years ago but always has people asking how to do it. Using similar techniques to paper origami you fold fabric and attach it to a quilt.
Hexagon Quilt - Sunday 21 May 10am - 3pm $30
This quilt uses a jelly roll or you can cut your own. Very easy to sew in rows.
Have fun with fabrics - what you choose for the background affects the look of the whole quilt
Spray Painted Fabrics - Tuesday 23 May 7-9pm $15 plus materials fee for use of paints
Learn how you can achieve many paint effects with spray paint - Marabu Fashion Shimmer works on both light and dark fabrics, ready made clothing or fabric for quilting etc. Have fun creating loads of designs using this technique. Here is one sample using a stencil
Birds in Flight Quilt - Sunday 18 June 10am - 3pm $30
A lovely and easy block to sew, make as many as you want the size of the quilt, can be scrappy or pick a range and use that.
Lutradur and Quilting - Either Sunday 25 June 10 - 3pm or 2x Wednesdays 7 & 14 June 7-9pm $30
Explore what you can do with Lutradur, paint, heat gun and quilting to create your own unique piece of textile art. I put mine on a canvas.
If you have any queries about any of these classes, or to book in,  please contact me either by email or phone or call in to the studio and see that actual samples.