Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fabric Strip Club

Once again it is Fabric Strip Club this Saturday 14th April. 8:30am - 10am.
Come along and I will demonstrate the techniques used to make this lovely quilt - in fact I made 2 quilts this time, quite different looking so you can see how versatile this pattern is. Very easy to make as well.
If you decide to purchase anything whilst you are here then you will receive 10% off the total purchase price. Patterns are a special "Strip Club" price of $6. See what you can make using 2 1/2" wide strips of patchwork fabric. Will show the quilt(s) after Saturday so you can see what I am talking about. Scroll below to an earlier post to see what I did for club #1 & #2.
Dianne

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Blue Bayou Quilt Class

I have a couple of vacancies in the Blue Bayou Quilt class on Sunday 15th April. Just give me a call and I can send you the needs list. Picture of the quilt below -
This is a simple quilt to put together the basics, creating a "stained glass" effect, but then you cut into the pattern and create a new section. This is a little more challenging but that is the reason you come to class, so I can help you along the journey. Look at making your own version, can be any colour choice you like.
Dianne

Fabric Strip Club #3

Fabric Strip Club #3 is coming up in a couple of weeks - Saturday 14th April.
I am busy working on creating a new design and very happy with the way it is going together. Have cut the fabrics and sewn most of them into blocks, now to put them together. This time I picked the border fabric and then picked the roll fabrics from the colours in this border.
Thought you might like to see the quilt I made from the blue/green/purple roll from #2
Although it looks like it is sewn on point, it is not, all straight cut and sewn blocks.So reminds me of a tile floor, which is why I called it Persian Tiles.
Why not look at coming along from 8:30am on Saturday 14th April to see the techniques used to put the next quilt together and to see the "great" unveiling of the quilt top. Fabric rolls will be available for sale, along with the patterns (patterns are at a reduced rate for that day - only $6 each) and anything you purchase on the day will attract a 10% discount. Plus a couple of giveaways as well.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Dianne

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Fabric Strip Club Saturday 10th March

Once again it is time for Fabric Strip Club, this Saturday 10th March 8:30am - 10am. Come along and see a FREE demonstration on how to put this quilt together. If you want to purchase a pattern they are available for a Special Price of only $6 (normally $8) plus if you want purchase any other items in store that morning you will receive a 10% discount off the retail price. Worth coming....
Here is a sneek peek of the fabric colours I chose and cut into Fabric Rolls
Yummy colours .... but you can choose whatever fabric selection you like to make your quilt. I will show you 'look' boards to share the process of how the quilt is made and you get to see the finished quilt.
The first Strip Club was very successful - here is a picture of the completed quilt. I have seen 2 quilt tops made by customers which are really lovely. Well done Fiona and Jenny, your quilt tops look gorgeous.


Demos will start at 8:30am on Saturday and then I will repeat them at 9am and 9:30am so you can all get to see them. Remember you get a 10% discount off all purchases this morning only.
Looking forward to seeing you there and showing how to create another fun quilt which I am calling "Persian Tiles" because the quilt looks very much like floor tiles.
Dianne

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Craft Classes for 1st Term 2018

I have finally done a class list for the first term of 2018. If you are interested in any of these classes please contact me by phone  (06)3555735, email or call in to the shop.

Beginners Patchwork  6 Wednesdays 21, 28 Feb, 7,14,21 & 28 Feb 7-9pm
If you want to learn the basics of patchwork, fabric selection, hot cut and sew accurately, how to piece blocks and then how to put a quilt together and quilt it then this class will guide you along the way.

Machine Quilting - Wednesday 15 February 7-9pm
I can guide you to learn how to use your sewing machine to quilt  using both the walking foot and the free motion foot. You may want to come along to refresh your skills. This is only a brief intro, you do need to practice.

Orange Peel Quilt - Sunday 18 February 9:30am - 4pm
Dianne has designed this class to show you how many ways you can make this traditional block. You choose which of these methods suits you best and make a selection of blocks then learn what layouts you can achieve. There are so many ways to set out this block.
Monthly Miniature Quilts - 2nd Tuesday of each month February through to September 7-9pm
If there is enough interest I can do this during the day as well. Please ask, one person already has.
Learn the techniques to make different miniature quilts each month. Traditionally a miniature is a small version of a large quilt, generally no bigger than 24" square. A grouping of miniature quilts looks stunning on a wall.

Beach Huts Quilts Sunday 25 February 10am - 3pm
Create your own beach hut scene. Dianne has designed a collection of shapes to use to make your own unique beach hut scene. Can be made as a wall hanging or cushion or canvas.








Blue Bayou Quilt Sunday 15 April 9:30am - 4pm
Dianne has created this quilt using precut strips to create an almost stained glass effect, then she bravely cut into it and added a different colour. You don't have to cut a curve, it can be straight. Dianne will have examples so you can see. You can use this as a base and applique shapes over it as well.

Strip Club (Fabric strips that is!!)
On the 2nd Saturday of every month February through to December I will hold (Fabric) Strip Club from 8:30am - 10am FREE. This will be a free session where you come along and Dianne will demo a quilt or bag made using precut strips (2.5" generally but not necessarily). As well as getting a demonstration on how to make the quilt, there will be patterns available for sale at a Special price. There will also be giveaways on the morning. We will have some Fabric Rolls precut, made up using the fabrics we choose for our sample quilt, for purchase at a Special Price. There will be 10% discount for purchases that morning.
Do come along and see what you can create using these precut strips of fabric. The quilt above uses 2.5" wide plus 1" wide but it will not be the quilt that is demoed. It just gives you an idea of what you can create. Do join us for this FREE event.

Contact me for more info
Dianne