2018 Appliqué Academy Tutors

The Appliqué Academy is very pleased to invite you to join us for an enjoyable weekend in beautiful Beechworth. The tutors will offer opportunities to explore new techniques, create your own design and experience methods you have not tried before.

Divided Blooms

Carolyn started her creative journey in quilting in 2011. In 2014, while taking a break from her job as a payroll consultant, she attended the SA Machine Quilting Convention and decided quilting was going to be her future. She now runs her own longarm machine quilting business, specialising in creative custom quilting and pattern designs.

In this workshop Carolyn uses a modern faux appliqué method using interfacing to secure the appliqué pieces before being sewn into place by machine.

This quilt is a perfect use of scraps with the maximum size needed for a single flower being a fat quarter.

Techniques: Machine appliqué.
Project size: 15½” blocks, quilt approximately 70"
Skill level: Beginner - Advanced



Light up your Landscape

Gloria has taught extensively in Australia and Internationally. Winner of the Rajah Award in 2009. She has written four books and had a number of solo exhibitions.

Participants will design their own wall hanging working from photos, sketch or picture. Or you may choose to purchase one of Gloria’s patterns that will be available.

Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students will build up a landscape background that is dramatic and visually appealing. Design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined and a variety of colour schemes will be discussed.

Techniques: Fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting.
Project size: Approximately 20" x 26"
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced




Whipplewood Posies

Liz has a background in graphic design, advertising and commercial art. She inherited her patience and workmanship from her mother who was an experienced dressmaker who always strived for the best outcome in her work. She also inherited her Mother’s love of fabric and is happy to mix genres.

A quilter of 25 years, Liz is a member of many guilds and enjoys being part of the quilting community. Liz loves to design and teach. She operates a quilting business and publishes her
own quilt patterns.

One might describe Liz’s designs as traditional however her wonderful sense of fabric choice and colour adds another dimension.

Techniques: Needle-turn appliqué
Project size: Centre medallion
Skill level: Beginner - Advanced
Additional cost: Quilt pattern kit $15.00


Take an Element

Margaret has lived in several countries during her adult life which has influenced her attitude to colour and design. Teaching annually in the Netherlands and the UK has also made her aware of long-held traditions and the reasons behind them.

Her aim is to offer students the opportunity to explore all options, in workshops where they feel free to change, omit or add any detail to a pattern to make their quilt a little different, or a whole lot different or a whole lot different. She loves combining vintage, reproduction and contemporary fabrics and enjoys guiding people if they find this daunting, or challenging. She would like quilters to trust their own judgement and create quilts that, in some part, reflect their own personality.

Techniques: Needle-turn appliqué and broderie perse appliqué
Project size: Quilt centre or small project
Skill level: Intermediate - Advanced



Rebecca Kohler’s Crib Quilt

Rebecca Kohler made the original coverlet for the birth of her son Jacob in 1832. Patty Harrants, quilt historian, teacher and author was given permission to trace the original by the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Mary has permission to teach the class using Patty’s pattern.

The tulips and whirligigs are typical Pennsylvania German of that time. The sawtooth border is cut in one piece and appliquéd onto the background panel.

Mary is an accredited judge, quilt appraiser and teacher, specialising in hand piecing, hand quilting and hand appliqué.

Techniques: Needle-turn, back-basting appliqué
Project size: Approximately 43" x 41"
Skill level: Beginner - Advanced
Additional cost: Pattern $40.00




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