Our event calendar

Monthly meeting

Date: 3rd April 2018 Time:  7:30pm Venue: Philatelic Society Rooms, 67 Mandeville Street Parking is on the street. There will be:
  • Show and tell raffles  (See raffles prize)
  • Library
  • Guest speakers
  • demo of new techniques and equipment
  • Sales Tables.

Workshop

Sweet Cherries, Inspired to stitch
Melissa Burdon
Date: 14th–15th April 2018 (Sat & Sun)
Cost: $100 members,  $115 non-members
Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street.

Non members are welcome to enrol in this class, however, preference will be given to Christchurch Quilters members until 18th March so complete your enrolment form and pay class fees by this date to secure your position in the class.
The first photo is before the use of inktense pencils and blocks and the second after. The difference is subtle but does achieve more realism which is what I aim to teach in this class. A pattern is supplied to participants via email attachment which they will be required to print off before class. Class has been kept it fairly simple so there are not too many supplies like pencils to buy, just enough for people to have a go at using this medium without the cost being prohibitive.

Workshop

Machine Quilting with Rulers – Capture and Create
Melissa Burdon
Date: 16th April 2018 (Mon)
Cost: $50 members,  $60 non-members
Venue: Rangi Ruru, Textile Room, Cnr Merivale Lane & Hewitts Road

Non members are welcome to enrol in this class, however, preference will be given to Christchurch Quilters members until 18th March so complete your enrolment form and pay class fees by this date to secure your position in the class.
Melissa found that at her Quilting class at Symposium that most people were interested in learning how to use the rulers that are now available for quilting, so she has adapted this class to a 1-day class.

Ruler foot package from Westalee Design (includes two rulers) Be careful to buy the correct foot for your machine.

Bernina Ruler Foot Highly recommended if using your own Bernina machine. Any damage caused by using a Westalee foot on a Bernina machine is not covered by the warranty.

Exhibition

Date: 18th-22nd June 2018 (Wed-Sun)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: $5 Admission
Venue:
The Arts Centre, Pumanawa,
1st floor
28 Worcester Boulevard

Workshop

Lisa Walton – teaches worldwide
Date: 22nd June (Fri) (1 Day class)
Cost: $75 members,  $85 non-members + Kit fee supplied $30
Venue:  Venue Harvard Lounge, Corsair Drive, Wigram, just off Springs Road.

Lisa is an Australian Tutor with over 25 years’ experience, owner of Dyed and gone to Heaven.

Silk organza can be folded into crisp origami shapes once painted with fabric paint.  In this workshop you will learn to paint on silk organza and then fold it origami style.

This class will also be offered to the Canterbury Patchwork and Quilting Guild however preference will be given to Christchurch Quilters members until 20th May so complete your application and pay class fees by this date to secure your place.

Felt like Stitching

Lisa Walton – teaches worldwide
Date: 23rd – 24th June 2018 (Sat & Sun) (2 Day class)
Cost: $140 members,  $155 non-members + Kit fee supplied $30
Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street.

Learn to wet felt a small multicoloured piece of woollen felt as well as hand dye some threads for stitching.

This panel will then be hand stitched using a variety of stitches with your own dyed threads and will also include more embellishing options including a session on Beading. The resulting panel can be the base for a bag, wall hanging, art textile work or whatever takes your fancy.

Retreat

20th-22nd July 2018 (Fri-Sun)

Just one class this year, Robyn van Reneen formerly of Christofer Robyn, Wanaka will be teaching her journal books, as shown at the November meeting.

Sit and sew is always popular and you can stay in the flats if you wish your own room. For those that have not been to retreat before this a very friendly, productive way to spend a mid-winter weekend, great food and like-minded quilting ladies. Registration forms available shortly and bookings close on 6th June monthly meeting.

Workshop

Kirsten Duncan
Date: 24th Nov 2018
Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street.

A fused woven background with another method of applique.