|Judy Campbell||Kerry Moore||Jan Rowe|
|Janet Collins||Sheila Pye||Leonie De Haas|
|Jenny Quin||Robyn Gartner||Deb Van den Boghert|
|Jocelyne Leath||Margaret Smith||Phil Thomas|
WAQA TEACHER ACCREDITATION SCHEME
A file is available for groups to borrow if they are interested in employing an accredited teacher for a workshop.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Teacher Accreditation Scheme, under the auspices of the WAQA Inc, has been developed over a number of years and is under constant review to ensure high standards and relevance are preserved.
A two year time limit has been set for completing the course, commencing from the date on which you receive the package of forms and information. An accredited teacher will be assigned to assist you with your application.
There are two streams – Stream 1 “Basic Patchwork” and Stream 2 “Specialist Patchworker and Quilter” (the latter being someone who perhaps already runs classes and demonstrates outstanding specialist work and so will not be required to undergo the Stream 1 programme).
Stream 1 Basic Patchwork, in summary, involves three steps.
- Step 1 – to demonstrate patchwork skills by preparing blocks with consistent seam allowances, neat stitching, accurate pieces so corners meet, accurate alignment of grain lines and suitable quality of fabric used. The should be 5 blocks of identical size (either 30cm or 36cm format) demonstrating applique, American piecing, English piecing, curved piecing and machine piecing.
- Step 2 – Submit a bed-sized quilt entirely your own work, maybe hand or machine pieced, hand or machine quilted. If your submitted work is hand work then also submit samples completed by machine (or visa versa). A resume, some accurate template making and a written report on the quilt construction process is also required.
- Step 3 – Prepare a 10-15 minute talk to be given at a WAQA meeting, prepare and present a workshop for approximately 15 people (WAQA will assist with this) and agree to the WAQA Code of Ethics.
The above is an indicative summary only and requirements may change slightly over time.