Contemporary techniques – Series 1

This ongoing set of classes presents a new technique each month, in an achievable A4 size format. Each technique will be demonstrated, with ideas for possible applications and hints and tips for future reference. Students will complete the piece on the day, and add it to their display folder with the class notes. In addition, there will be tips for free-motion quilting as well as different ideas for binding or finishing the work. As the class progresses, students will build a ‘toolbox’ of techniques they can apply in designing and constructing their own quilts. I hope to foster the creativity of those participating, and encourage them to try something new and step outside the square.

Traditional piecing

  • Compass Quilt & New York Beauty – Aimed at the more experienced piecer, Compass and New York Beauty both introduce participants to foundation piecing. For those who long to achieve accurate pointy points. One-day class.
  • Southerly Change – Medallion quilts never go out of fashion. For quilt-makers with some experience. A two or three-part class with time required for piecing in between sessions.
  • Strippy Stars – A variation on the traditional vertical strip layout, this quilt features a controlled scrap palette in the pieced stars. Two-day class, suitable for most skill levels.Compass Quilt – Auld Lang Syne

Positive/negative fused applique

These fun classes introduce a quick and easy technique for creating stunning quilts.

Opposites Attract – A fun wall-hanging introducing the techniques of fused applique and the positive/negative effect. One-day class, suitable for all skill levels.
Night & Day – This wall-hanging combines the visual impact of positive/negative fused appliqué with some simple piecing for a dynamic quilt. One-day class, suitable for all skill levels.
Tree of Life – A larger wall-hanging which comes together surprisingly quickly. This piece uses the positive/negative fused technique combined with partial image repetition, resulting in a unique quilt. One-day class, suitable for all skill levels.