Monthly Meeting

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

There could be:

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

Sit and Sew at Hohepa

Sit and Sew
Date: 20th March 2021
Venue: Hohepa – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch (River end)

Sit and Sew is held in the Artemis activity Centre.

It is like a retreat in the city. We have the facility from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

What to bring: Lunch, a coffee mug, extension cord and multi-box. Sewing machine and all
associated things you need . Most importantly your charming personality.

Sit and Sew: Held each month, bring your own work and make sure you bring everything you need.
No charge

Shaded Four Patch with Kirsten Duncan

Date: Saturday 20th Febuary 2021        CLASS FULL, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $50 for members

Shaded FourPatch blocks have all the magic tricks necessary for making
scrap quilts that zing – smallish pieces, opportunity for light/dark interplay and the
best thing of all – a diagonal line. This allows the block to be set in countless
different ways creating many interesting secondary patterns. They also have
TRIANGLES. Little ones. Bias edges that stretch and wriggle as you sew. But there is
an easy way to make them that involves only squares and rectangles and in this
class we’ll use that technique and (best of all!!) we’ll have a SWAP PARTY while
we’re doing it!

Resist Dyeing Play Day with Ngaire Dawson & Lee Harper

Date: 20th March
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Hohepa – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch (River end)
Price: $10 for members


This class will require a little preparation of your fabric which can be done in the first part of the morning or in advance. Ngaire will show this on the 2 February.
The club was donated some dyes last year and our tutors have kindly agreed to teach the class for free on this occasion therefore the class will cost only $10. 

Machine Trapunto with Lynda Brocklehurst

Date: Saturday 17th April 2021

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $50 for members

Machine Trapunto Class

A technique based class drawing on both traditional and contemporary design ideas to give the skills to enhance any quilt.

Using free motion quilting and dissolving thread, this technique draws inspiration from the traditional art of trapunto and brings it right up to date.

Students will be provided with several design options for a small piece of quilting which can then be finished as a cushion, bag or small quilt. The inclusion of a student’s own design ideas is welcomed.

While proficiency in free motion machine quilting will be an advantage, it is not essential, as these pieces are excellent practice for the beginner.

This is an exciting means of adding texture and interest to any quilted work, with a myriad of possibilities once this simple method is mastered.

Foundation Paper Piecing with Paula Lawrence

Date: Saturday 19th June 2021

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $50 for members

This class is for all levels including beginners.


This one day class is designed to make foundation piecing fun and easy.

You will make one block (18 inch) on the day which consists of 8 sections which join together forming a star. This can be then turned into a cushion ( as per the photo) or, you can continue to make more blocks to make a table runner. I have used a foundation pattern by Carol Doak which I have for teaching purposes, and I hope to remove any doubts you may have regarding your ability to tackle this fabulous technique, and I hope you will want to move on to a more advanced class.

I have supplied a second photo in William Morris fabrics which gives you a different look to the bold star made in Jinny Beyer fabrics I had left over from making my Moonglow quilt.

You don’t need much fabric for this class but you do need to look at your colour choices to co-ordinate.