WAQA Workshops June-September 2018

Hi everyone my name is Cherie Mincherton and I’m so excited to be your Workshop Convenor for 2018. What an exciting year I have installed for you!

If you are would like to teach in 2018 please send me an email

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.

Workshop Website June – September 2018

Workshops Application form

Worshop application ( June-September)



Quilt as you go with Stephanie Knudsen

Stephanie now resides in Sydney and will be in Perth to present this workshop.

This workshop was your top request from the Workshop survey.

 Quilt as you go (1 1/2 day workshop)

If you are short on time or on space, making a quilt in sections and then joining it together with the quilting already done is the way to go. There are many methods of quilt as you go and in this class we will explore the making of individual complete blocks, quilted blocks with batting and backing, ways to join these pre quilted blocks and how to break down a larger quilt into manageable sizes to make it easier to quilt.

 Date:  Saturday 30 June 2018

Venue: Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road Menora

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm


 Date:  Wednesday 4 July 2018

Venue:  Stirling Adriatic Centre, 78 Jones Street, Stirling

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Cost for the 1 ½ day workshop: $100 MEMBERS – $150 non members

quilt as you go


JULY: JANCIE PAVY (Newly Accredited Teacher)

Quilts’ Finishings

In this Workshop we will cover: Handy tips for sewing binding on, Two colour binding – One colour on the front and a different colour on the back, Faux piping – the look of piping without all the work, Binding angled edges, Binding scalloped edges, Faced Binding – when your perfect binding fabric is a few inches short!, Sturdy Binding – great for charity quilts or quilts for kids, Prairie Points and Finishing irregular quilt edges with a facing.


Date:  Sunday 22 July 2018

Venue: Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $50 Members – $80 Non Members

 AUGUST: Lindsey from Sew To Grow, Brisbane

Fit to Flatter

WAQA and Kraft Daze are proud to be bringing Lindsey Rae from Sew to Grow, Gold Coast. Yes, I can hear you all now, she’s not a quilter but she does use quilting fabrics (see below).

Making clothing for yourself can be fun and extremely rewarding. Choose from any of the following popular Sew To Grow sewing patterns and Lindsey will walk you through step-by-step how to trace, cut, assemble and add the finishing touches to these wardrobe staples. Lindsey will also be demonstrating how to measure yourself correctly and make slight pattern adjustments for a more accurate fit. In this two day workshop you will be guided from beginning to completion and leave with a perfectly fitting garment. This class is perfect for the confident beginners and those looking to get back into dress making.


Date:  Saturday 18 and 19 Sunday August 2018 (2 days)

Venue: Kraft Daze Maddington

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $180 Members (includes pattern) – $180 Non Members (purchase on the day)

SEPTEMBER: Kerry Moore

Making Dresdens Spin


What’s not to love about those daisies looking things? You can make them round, pointed, curved, split, layered or even squared. You can mix it up with 2 or more styles in a plate. You can vary the centres, add another layer, add frills or not. It’s all about how you like them.

You will learn to design your own plates, make samples of several different types, and experience several different ways of making them. We will cover hand and machine piecing, hand and machine appliqué, circle making, playing with design and layers and much more. Colour will be included.

This will be a two day workshop.

Date:  Saturday 1 September and 15 September 2018

Venue: Liddelow Homestead, 7 Cooper Avenue, Kenwick

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $80 Members – $130 Non Members

We would love to have your input on the types of workshops you would like to see; any particular techniques, styles or designers/tutors you would like to learn from, and what you consider to be the best time for workshops. We will try hard to provide something to suit everyone over the course of the year.

If you would like to provide some input, click here to fill in the survey form online and email to OR download and return it to: WA Quilters Association Inc., PO Box 188, Subiaco, WA, 6904.