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 August 2022 
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

Reverse applique with Annette

Date:  August 20th

Venue:  Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere 

Price: $10.00

Annette will teach a reverse applique technique, leaves or trees as you choose. The cost for this will be $10.  This covers her teaching material costs and also goes toward room costs.  An indication of those interested before the class starts would be helpful, however we are very aware that members are often not able to commit until almost the day before and we do not know for sure the Covid levels are decreasing significantly enough for others to be comfortable mixing with others.  Following is information about this class from Annette.

For the leaf sampler Annette can supply 1/4 metre of dark blue hand dyed cotton.

Annette needs to know a week before class so she can dye it (cost $5). Annette will have a stash of coloured hand dyes for the leaves.

You will also need maybe 1/8 m. of Vliesofix,( or steam-a-seam, which is much easier to use). I will give you a sheet of leaf shape patterns.


If you want to do something smaller, you can do the tree quilt. You will need two pieces of contrasting solid colour fabric about A4 size, and a piece of Vliesofix or steam-a-seam about the same size. If you have time to quilt it in class I will bring some small pieces of batting, and some firm calico for backing.


Making a pattern from a photograph with Mary Jane Sneyd

Sunday September 11th at Hohepa, 9.30 – 4 pm.

Cost $70.00

Mary Jane Sneyd will run a one-day class on making a pattern from a photograph. This has been requested by several people. Mary Jane does fused collage pictures in a realistic style so the class will teach you a method for making a pattern which you can later turn into a fused collage.

The class will use the free programs Gimp and Inkscape on your laptop. You will provide your own photographs – restricted to people or portraits or hands or animals. Mary Jane will provide direction on choosing a photograph before the class.

This class will be available to anyone, not only those who have completed any of her previous classes.  You will need to have downloaded these programs before coming to the class. More details later.

You will bring your own laptop with the above programs already downloaded. These are free programs.

Half Square Triangles with Heather Craig

Date:  September 17th

Venue:  Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere 

Price: $35.00

On September 17th Heather Craig will teach a variety of ways to complete half square triangles. This is a technique class for all levels of quilters.

Split the Difference with Kirsty Duncan

Date:  Postponed till next year

Venue:  Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere 

Price: $70

This is a improv scrap quilt, for all levels of participants.

You don’t need to buy new fabric….. altho you can of course….. but just use your scrap bin.

Kirsty says bring all your scraps…… well does she knows how much that could be for some of us, I might need my trailer

This is a new quilt she has made (still to be bound!), you will get the techniques and make it your own.

The photo of the quilt here is lap-sized and was made entirely from Kirsty’s scrap bin (no cheating) with the intention of showing you how to use  up all of your crumbs.

Your quilt may look nothing like this one when you’re done and part of the fun of the class will be exploring the infinite possibilities of this process.

Rhino Head with Mary - Jane Sneyd

Date: Posponed 

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $120 for members +  Kit fee if required.

An intermediate level class

Class level: For intermediate quilters. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO DRAW. I have never done art and I cannot draw to save myself. 

 Previous experience: It would help if you knew how to use fusibles or have done fusible fabric collage previously. In the end you will have to sew every individual piece down so you also need to know your sewing machine well! 

 Class size: Restricted to 10 people so each person gets individual attention.