Teacher Accreditation denotes a measure of achievement to a recognised standard. It is not a training program, but rather a recognition of proven skills of present and future teachers. The Teacher Accreditation program was established to recognise competent teaching skills in quilt making and associated special techniques and workshop techniques.
There are 3 different programs:
- Basic Techniques – this is the program for those people already teaching or considering teaching basic patchwork and quilting techniques. Participants need to demonstrate broad knowledge and good technical skills in all the basics including, drafting, template making, piecing, appliqué, quilting and finishing methods. Calculations and measurements can be in imperial or metric. The technical samples and the quilt can be hand or machine techniques or a combination of both.;
- Workshop Techniques – This program is for those teachers who have well developed workshops teaching their own unique designs, in traditional or contemporary patchwork and quilting, without ever teaching the basics of patchwork and quilting.The work presented should still demonstrate a broad knowledge of basic techniques in assembly and finishing.If you teach your own unique designs in workshops, rather than the basics of general quiltmaking, you can apply for accreditation through this program. and
- Special Techniques – This program is for those teachers who specialise in various advanced techniques used in innovative art, or traditional quilt making, without ever teaching the basics of patchwork and quilting. The work presented should still demonstrate a broad knowledge of basic techniques in assembly and finishing. If you teach an advanced technique, or techniques closely associated with patchwork and quilting, rather than general quilt making, you can apply for accreditation through this program.
For more information, please see Teacher Accreditation Brochure (57KB PDF) or contact the Teacher Accreditation Coordinator.