Our event calendar

Monthly meeting

First Tuesday of the Month
Time:  7:30pm
Venue: Philatelic Society Rooms, 67 Mandeville Street
Parking is on the street.

There will be:

  • Show and tell
  • Raffles 
  • Library
  • Guest speakers
  • Demo of new techniques and equipment
  • Sales Table

Workshop

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

A fused woven background with another method of applique.

Workshop

Gloria Lougham
Date: 14th – 15th March 2019
Venue: TBA

Fabulous Facades

The word facade means the ‘face’ of outward appearance of a building. In this class, we are going to recreate a facade of a building in fabric.  The building can be modern or old, a public building, a private home, a shed, a sky scrapper or a church.  There are so many wonderful buildings to inspire us.

After looking at a number of colour schemes participants can then decide to use a very different palette or stay with the original colour scheme for their own design. As part of the construction technique we will look at the layers of the building and construct each layer separately. Main features will be outlined with a thin dark line to create a more graphic image.

Workshop

Gloria Loughman
Date: 16th – 17th March 2019
Venue:TBA

Shades of the Forest

A forest is often filled with a play of light as the sun filters through to some areas and leaves others in mysterious gloomy shade. A way of recreating this dappled sunshine backdrop is to tile a background in a variation of colors. The addition of detailed trees, branches and leaves in the foreground adds perspective and interest. The tiled background is created by fusing small squares or rectangles.  Consideration of the season and type of trees will be important design elements.  Background colors could range from the stunning autumn tones of reds, browns, oranges and gold, to the new crisp greens of spring to the grey and white tones of the stark bleak winter.  Participants will design their own wall hanging working from a photos, sketch or picture. Fusing, fabric painting, free motion stitching, bobbin work and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters with patterns and suitable hand dyed fabrics available in class.