Workshops

Creative Quilt Designing with Wendy Nutt

When: 9.30 am-4pm Sunday 30 April 2017
Where: Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Cost: $65 for members $100 non-members BOOK ONLINE

Come and join this workshop  with Wendy Nutt for a liberating quilt making experience.

You will design and construct a small quilt top – the size is flexible. On this journey we’ll examine shapes familiar to you and use these to inspire a design process. The exercise presents a number of ways to interpret the shapes and achieve very different designs resulting in your own unique quilt. 

You’ll be encouraged to ‘step outside the square’ with colour choices that will lead to extraordinary and surprising results. As Wendy explains “I’m armed with colour and not afraid to use it”. Bring a plentiful supply of varied fabrics to the workshop.

Some cutting and assembly techniques will also be covered – improvised cutting, tips and tricks for smooth piecing and space filling ideas that may assist you in completing your design.

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.