Strippy Sampler Quilt with Chris Jurd

When: 10am-3pm Sunday 6 August and Sunday 13 August 2017
Where: Hazelhurst Gallery: 782 Kingsway, Gymea
Cost: $130 for members $200 non-members BOOK ONLINE

Come along on two consecutive Sundays and Chris Jurd will guide you to start on this technique-based project.

Constructed in strips you’ll learn:

  • How to make fabric
  • Free-form curved cutting and piecing
  • Foundation piecing
  • “Wonky” flying geese
  • Curved piecing
  • “Wonky” zig zags
  • AND as an bonus, design your own strip with a technique of your choice

Chris has been quilting for 30 years. She started teaching this wonderful hobby 16 years ago and maintains a busy schedule of teaching in Sydney and throughout NSW.

Her work encompasses all styles with an emphasis on a strong colour palette and a preference for foundation piecing. Chris has been a regular contributor to Quilters Companion and has recorded two DVDs for the magazine.

Korean Jogakbo Workshop with Claire Taerim

When: Saturday 2 September 2017 10am-4pm and repeated on Saturday 9 September 2017 10am – 4pm
Where: The Library at Korean Cultural Centre Australia, Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Cost: $65 for members $100 non-members BOOK ONLINE

The Korean Cultural Centre Australia (KCC) and QuiltNSW are delighted to be presenting the Jogakbo, Korean Patchwork workshops. KCC’s Tutor Jogakbo artist, Claire Taerim Jeon, will be teaching Jogakbo Korean traditional hand sewing techniques passed down from generation to generation.

The origin of Jogakbo (Patchwork) goes back a long time. In Korea, women prepared for their wedding from a young age by making ‘necessary needs’ such as Korean traditional costume Hanbok, household items and Bedding items. The leftover silk pieces were then used by connecting them in beautiful colour coordination to make Jogakbo. This was an important preparation for weddings.

In this workshop, you will be making Wedding Jogakbo, a double-layered Korean patchwork made with elegant 100% silk Korean traditional fabrics and silk threads. You will experience working with amazing colours of Korea and feel the texture of genuine traditional silk by composing different colour coordination, sizes, shapes and produce a crossover work of Eastern – Western culture. This Wedding Jogakbo can be modified to fit the modern lifestyle and can be used in various ways for example, beautiful clutches, gift-wraps, wall hangings or it can also be framed.

The main stitching technique of Korean Jogakbo sewing, whipstitch and triple double side topstitch used for decorative purposes will be taught in the workshop. You will also be learning how to fold the Wedding Jogakbo to create different types of pouches (shown in Figure 1 and 2) as depending on how you fold; you are able to show different variables of colours portraying different moods. This is a characteristic of Korean sewing. You will also work on the bias where silk is able to expand and learn how to make the strap, which are another characteristics of Korean Jogakbo.

This workshop will be a significant and unique experience and can provide inspiration for your future works.

Instructor Claire Taerim Jeon is a former illustrator for children books and published magazines. She changed her career to a Jogakbo artist as she has fallen into the beauty and gained great passion for Jogakbo. For the last 15 years, she has been instructing and making projects and is now currently running Jogakbo classes with Korea Culture Centre Australia as well as at her own ‘The Wing’s Atelier’. For more information on regular Korean Jogakbo classes at Korean Cultural Centre, see Check Claire out on Instagram@taerim.claire.


What will be provided: Silk fabrics, silk threads, template, and sand paper

Available for your use: Awl/crease maker, needles, silk pins, cutting mat

What to bring: Scissors, rotary cutter, 50cm patchwork ruler, cutter, water soluble pen or tailor’s chalk and seam ripper.

Tea and Korean treats will be served. Lunch BYO

Book online or by calling the QuiltNSW office. Bookings open 20 July 2017 and bookings on first-come basis.


Confetti Landscapes Workshop with Lynn Hewitt

When: Sunday Sunday 1 October and Monday 2 October 2017 9.30am to 4.00pm 
Where:Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Cost: $130 for members $200 non-members BOOK ONLINE

This workshop will involve creating a landscape based on techniques devised and developed by Noriko Endo who has given permission for Lynn to teach her methods. Visit her website by clicking here.

Patchwork is cutting fabric into little pieces and joining them together again. Confetti Naturescapes involve chopping fabric into confetti sized pieces with a rotary cutter, sprinkling them onto a background, copying a picture, covering it with fine black tulle and “scribbling” over it with the sewing machine.

Bring your own picture and create a fabric landscape from it. Lynn Hewitt is an accredited quilt tutor and well renowned teacher of various methods. She has a close association with Japan having led many tours there over the years. She is an ardent promoter of all things quilting, particularly focusing on encouraging creativity and design. She loves to share her extensive knowledge with her students and no matter your level of experience, you will walk away from her class with new tips and tricks up your sleeve.

Book online or by calling the QuiltNSW office. Bookings open 20 July 2017 and bookings on first-come basis.