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
Hohepa

Sit and Sew at Hohepa

Sit and Sew
Date: 21st May 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 charge21st May 2022

Liberated Birds with Margaret Rogerson

Date: 21st May 2021

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $ 70 + $20 for pattern 

A really fun class, using your scraps to make colourful pieced birds.  

 

Margaret has permission from Lynne Tyler (patcherymenagerie.blogspot.co.nz) to teach this class using her Liberated Birds tutorial, on condition that you buy your own copy from her Etsy shop, PatcheryMenagerie. There is a link on the sidebar of her blog, and the tutorial currently costs approximately NZ$20. It is an instant download PDF file. Print it all off if you want to, or just the piecing pages, or just bring your tablet.  

 

Margaret will guide you through the process of choosing fabrics, cutting the pieces required and stitching them together, telling you all the tips and tricks she has worked out.  She will also discuss how to join all the birds together into a quilt top, with several options.  21st May

Scrappy Forest with Margaret Rogerson

Date: 22nd May 2022

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $70

Bring all your scraps and spend a day making your own forest. Go for a Christmas theme using reds, greens, golds, and whites, or how about an autumnal forest of reds, oranges, yellows, browns and a touch of green? Or maybe a fantasy forest with novelty fabrics?

Margaret will guide you through cutting the trees two at a time, stitching the trees, framing them with strips, then arranging the trees into a quilt top.

This is a no-pressure class suitable for beginners and anyone who has a scrap collection!

The Mindful Mark with Ronnie Martin

Date: 18/19 June 2022

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere and St Margaret’s School

Price: $140 for members

Students will explore the potential of simple marks and stitching to give their work interest and individuality. We will work with both paper and threads to develop an understanding of the importance of creating pieces which have a strong sense of an artistic voice. Through a series of discussions, demonstrations and exercises students will produce a useful personal resource for future experimentation. 

 

Monochromatic Portrait with Mary-Jane Sneyd

Date: 9/10 July and 16/17 July 2022

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere and St Margaret’s School

Price: $250 Total

Class level: For advanced quilters.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO DRAW.
I have never done art and I cannot draw to save myself.
Previous experience: You need to have done one of my
intermediate level classes before attempting this one OR
you need to be an experienced art quilter.
Class size: Restricted to 10 people so each person gets
individual attention.
Examples of works in progress for the Portrait Class.
Cathy and Jacinda. I will also have options of Ruth
Bader Ginsberg and Kiri Te Kanawa.

Split the Difference with Kirsty Duncan

Date: 16th July 2022

Venue:   St Margaret’s College,12 Winchester street, Merivale, Christchurch

Price: $140

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

You dont 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 tecniques 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.

2022 Retreat at
St Margret's College

Date: 15th – 17th July 2022

Venue:   St Margaret’s College,12 Winchester street, Merivale, Christchurch

Price: Varies – Please download registration form with prices from the link below.

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations  to be paid online  via internet banking with payment in full by June meeting (7 June) 

Retreat is a whole weekend to sit and sew. A time to relax, sew in the company of like-minded people, finish UFOs, work on community quilts and share a laugh. Great opportunity to meet other members.   

It will start with a dinner on Friday night. Then relax or back to sewing.  

The food is wonderful and the accommodation is very comfortable.  Although accommodation is available it is not compulsory.  It should be noted that the rooms at St Margaret’s are double and you have the option of naming who you would like to share with (with that person’s permission of course). 

This year our classes will be with : 

  • Mary-Jane Sneyd – ‘Monochromatic Portrait’ more information below along with a Registration Form.  Day three and four of this four day workshop will be at Retreat (First two days at Hohepa the previous weekend) 
  • Kirsten Duncan – ‘Split the Difference’ with more information below along with a Registration Form for this one day (Saturday 16th) workshop. 

Rhino Head with Mary - Jane Sneyd

Date: POSTPONED till further notice

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.