Workshops

Hi everyone my name is Cherie Mincherton and I’m so excited to be your Workshop Convenor for 2019. What an exciting year I have installed for you!

If you are would like to teach in 2019 please send me an email waqaworkshops@gmail.com

For our WAQA Country Members if you’re interested in attending a workshop and need a bed for the night let me know early and I can assist.

 

MARCH WORKSHOP

 Ruth de Vos – Piecing a botanical quilt

 

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Using a pattern designed by Ruth deVos, you will work through Ruth process for piecing a pictorial design to form a small (50 by 50cm) botanical quilt. Starting with a full size pattern, you will use iron on interfacing to translate the pattern pieces to fabric, and then will learn how to stitch all the pieces together. You will love watching your design take shape and by the end of the workshop be well on your way to completing this quilt top.

More Information https://www.ruthdevos.com/

Date:  Friday 22 March & Saturday 23 March 2019 (2 days)

Venue: John McGrath Pavilion 2 (97 Hensman Street, South Perth)

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm

Cost: $110 Members – $170 Non Members

Kit: $60 (includes pattern, 2m of hand-dyed fabric (17 different colours) and a 60cm by 60cm piece of iron-on interfacing. (to be paid on the day)

Please click on the below link if you wish to register for the above workshops. 

2019 -March workshop application form

Please contact Cherie Mincherton our workshop convenor at waqaworkshops@gmail.com, if you wish to take part in the workshops listed below.

APRIL

Serendipity Workshop with Jan Rowe

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Definition: The making of happy and unexpected discoveries by accident. There will be nothing accidental about this workshop but the results will be happy and unexpected. Starting with a triangle and a few straight lines you will draft your own paper foundation. Adding your own choice of colours and repeating the foundation pieced segments you will achieve a unique and beautiful kaleidoscope. The completed panel can be set in a variety of ways – quilt, cushion, tablecloth or side of tote bag.

Suitable for all ability levels.

 TECHNIQUE Foundation piecing

DATE Sunday 7 April

TIME 9:30am – 4:30pm

VENUE Alexander Park Craft House

COST: $55 Members – $85 Non-Member

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Whirling Dirvish Cushion with Michelle Marvig

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Michelle Marvig is passionate about patchwork. She started in the industry 26 years ago, making sample quilts for a fabric wholesaler.  Since then she has had 100’s of quilts published in magazines, written three books, presented 8 DVD’s for Quilters Companion, designed four fabric ranges, ran a shop for 10 years and has escorted patchwork tours overseas since 2008. Recently she has focused on designing template sets to help make more complicated quilt patterns easier to produce.

 More Information https://www.pieceville.com.au/

 Movement is created in this cushion, by stepping the value of the main fabric colour in the “blades”. Then a bright contrast is added to the centre to make the design pop. The odd shapes are easily handled by using foundation piecing techniques. “Y” seams are also covered in class, in the construction of the block. Let Michelle teach you to love foundation piecing as much as she does.

 TECHNIQUE Foundation piecing and “Y” seams

DATE Friday 24 May 2019

TIME 9:30am – 4:30pm

VENUE Manning Hall – 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning

COST: $100 Members – $150 Non-Members

Exploring Raleigh with Michelle Marvig

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TECHNIQUE Curve Piecing

DATE Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019

TIME 9:30am – 4:30pm

VENUE Manning Hall – 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning

COST: $180 Members – $250 Non-Members

 Curved piecing is not hard to do, if you approach it in the correct manner. Accurate cutting is the first step and the new Raleigh templates designed by Michelle makes this job easier. The templates are very versatile and two designs will be offered in the workshop. The Explorer, which measures 96in x 96in and Spin Out which finishes 57in x 57in. Both of these instructions are printed in a booklet, along with another 10 diagrams of possibilities.

Learn about how the change of values changes the overall design, and what “cleaning up” is (and it does not have to do with housekeeping!) Fussy cutting can be done easily with the templates and makes the quilt more interesting.

Michelle will also discuss pressing directions for accurate points and using your stash to create The Explorer design.

Templates $30 and to be paid on the day

Book is $39 (please let me know when registering if you would like the book)

Two quilts made with the Raleigh templates, so many possibilities!

JUNE 

Turn under appliqué with Catherine Clarke

TECHNIQUE Appliqué paper to achieve a needle turn look without doing traditional needle turn

DATE Sunday 30 June 2019

TIME 9:30am – 4:30pm

VENUE Alexander Park Craft House

Cost: $55 MEMBERS – $85 Non-Members

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The technique is using a paper that stays in the work to give the look of needle turn appliqué.

They will learn a few little tricks that I have developed over the years to perfect this technique so that it is easier and looks great.

TECHNIQUE Appliqué paper to achieve a needle turn look without doing traditional needle turn

DATE Sunday 30 June 2019

TIME 9:30am – 4:30pm

VENUE Alexander Park Craft House

Cost: $55 MEMBERS – $85 Non-Members

The technique is using a paper that stays in the work to give the look of needle turn appliqué.

They will learn a few little tricks that I have developed over the years to perfect this technique so that it is easier and looks great.

JULY

Picture Perfect with Phil Thomas

 TECHNIQUE Fusible web and raw edge machine applique

DATE Sunday 21 July 2019

TIME 9:30am – 4:30pm

VENUE Alexander Park Craft House

Cost: $55 MEMBERS – $85 Non-Members

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Create a fun picture quilt using fusible web and raw edge machine applique.

Phil will show you how to select fabrics to make your picture quilt come alive.  Learn how to ‘appliquilt’ and how to finish the edges of your quilt using some simple and clever techniques.

Phil will provide her own patterns to use on the day but will also show you how you can design your own masterpiece at home.

Email: philthomas95@hotmail.com      Website: pippaquilt.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

Is coming to Perth in September 2019

Expression of Interest List is open!!

More information to come.

 

angela walters

 Check out Angela website: ww.quiltingismytherapy.com or  Google “The Midnight Quilt Show” for more information.