Quilting Workshop Series

These quilting workshop series cover quilt projects which are more comprehensive and therefore need more time to construct. This can be managed in a couple of different ways depending on the setting of the workshop. Some students cover these classes during part of the regular monthly Skillbuilder program Jan runs at her studios in Yeerongpilly or at Grandvale.

Stop the Scrap Box Growing

(Machine work)

Taught as 3 consecutive days or 1 class day per week for 3 weeks

This workshop is designed around the ever growing scrap box. Make your choice of several small quilts or one larger one incorporating different scrap techniques. Learn how to use up fabrics from other projects and make colourful practical quilts where each quilt produced will be different. Rotary cutting, foundation work and templates are some of the techniques that will be covered as you make bat wing, flying geese, chevron, crazy patch and other style pieces to make up your quilt(s). Project size can be to suit individual requirements, however the workshop sample is a lap quilt size quilt & covers top only. This is a popular group workshop as it covers many techniques, and depending on the group which time frame works best & suitable for all skill levels.

37 students work from this workshop featured in the Queensland Quilter’s Quilt show in Oct 2003. View Image

Springtime Garden or The Garden Gate

(Hand & Machine)

Taught as 3 consecutive days or 1 class day per week for 3 weeks

Springtime garden is a larger project than The Garden Gate, but both projects cover the same techniques. Various forms of hand applique, Celtic work, and some dimensional flowers to finish it off. Rotary cutting and speed piecing also included.

Basic Patchwork & Quilting


Taught as a 4 hour session – 1 per week for 8 weeks

This series is designed to take students new to patchwork through the steps of making a traditional quilt. The course covers hand techniques, template making, setting blocks, through to hand quilting and finishing the quilt. Students are encouraged to work on a project that is achievable for them with lots of variety offered for block designs to allow the quilts to be individual.

Basic Machine Sampler


Taught as 3 consecutive days or 1 class day per week for 3 weeks

This course is designed for students to make quilts totally by machine and covers rotary cutting and many piecing & applique techniques, machine quilting through to finishing the quilt. The structure of this class allows students to make blocks of different sizes, settings of different types, and a project size to suit their needs from wall-hanging to single bed quilts.

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