Wednesday, 12 March 2014

NOTYQ Symposium

2014 Symposium 4th & 5th October
Thank you Heather for supplying this information and all your hard work in organizing these workshops.

Robyn Cuthbertson: two, half day workshops – whole cloth quilting 
Day 1: Follow a line when quilting. After starting with a few warm up exercises we'll start work on some motif designs which could easily be used on quilting blocks. Simple backfills and borders can be incorporated to create a small design piece.
Day 2: Will focus on learning different free motion fillers. By dividing a background into interesting curves and swirls and filling the sections with different textured fills, we'll create an exciting wholecloth design while practicing all those new fillers!
Both of these workshops will be offered in half day sessions.  Participants will be able to stay in the space and consolidate their learning with the group.  Robyn will not be available in the afternoon.
Both days are suitable for beginners with some basic experience of free motion quilting and there will be some more advanced options for those with more experience. The second day will be a little more challenging than the first, but lots of fun! It's fine for people to attend either or both days, with classes to run for approx 3 hours

Helen Hunt: One day workshop

Tumbling Blocks, Helen will guide you in constructing a quilt top using tumbling blocks; there are no difficult Y joins. You will need to cut and join some strips prior to the class; this should only take a couple of hours to do.
In the class you will cut and sew these strips, you will complete the centre of the top in a single one day class. You will provide your own materials and tools.  The quilt has four fabrics, a dark, a medium, a light value, and a background.  The finished size is 59 x 75 inches.  The centre measurement is approximately 35 inches square, so you could alter borders to change the size, if you like.

Jan Preston: two day workshop

Curved Piecing: A gentle wave piecing technique inspired by either the fabrics themselves, a landscape image, sculptural or organic theme with the addition of a silhouette form pertaining to the individual, this may be added later. The possibility of slashing with insertions to give a fractured observation may be included.  All cutting is free form for “curvaceous” piecing.  Suitable for all skill levels, but students must be familiar with the rotary cutter guided by Jan.
Colour:  An exercise with the relationship of colour towards the creative piece to be executed.  We will look at light and shade, depth and shadows.  Tonal values and the relationship to the colour wheel.  Maybe a zizz or complete contrast to be used within to add some flair to your piece.  Students will participate with a collection of fabrics with the above exercises prior to cutting.  The freedom of creativity and the magic of colour allow us to show our individuality, you just need to be brave.  I look forward to sharing this class with you…

Leesa Chandler: two one day workshops

Flower Tote: Leesa has designed a versatile easy to make bag which has many possibilities! She will show you how to adjust the size and dimensions to make further designer bags after the workshop, and also show you how to make all the flowers displays on the samples. There will be kits available for all three versions at a great price including the handles and super bag batting. Waratah Tote, Gum Flower Tote or Clematis Tote

3D Flower Fun:

In this workshop Leesa will help you make a lovely tablerunner featuring 3D petal blocks. The centres of the flowers are great for popping in a tea candle, little vases of flowers or lolly bags! Leesa will also provide a pattern for a miniature version of the block which makes a lovely pincushion from your leftover fabric!  Kits are available from Leesa for $50.

Sue Bartleman – Millrose Cottage

Sue Spargo pin keep, one day hand project, Sue Spargo Kit and Pattern $50 per person.  A Pin Keep worked in wool, cotton and velvet, with beading, embroidery and embellishments.

Jackie Hamlet: One day workshop
Use Your Scraps:  A time to "bite the bullet" and DO something with all those precious pieces. We'll start a system and have a goal (or two) to work towards. We'll get so much done and have a great time without the noise of sewing machines. Some tools will be used if you've got them (don't buy anything until you try in class) and we'll discuss what is out there in quilting land to help us along our quilting journey.

Kate Hansen: one day workshop
Embellished journal cover:

This is made with an Embellishing machine or attachment.  In this workshop you will be making all the components to put together a creative and three dimensional piece.  There are four styles of leaves, appliqué vines, flowers and the use of different materials.  Some of you may already have a machine or attachment but there will be those who don't, I can supply you a machine to work on for the day limited numbers of course. If you already have the felts, organza, wool tops and wool you can use this or Kate will put together a kit.
 This is a machine only felting workshop so you have to use a machine which can embellish. If you are unsure, call Kate at Kates Sewing on 9467 1244.

Claire Gee: one day workshop

Modern take on needle-turn appliqué, Claire is going to teach a butterfly, which is one of her original patterns. This workshop will include comprehensive instructions, pattern and diagrams to help you master needle-turn appliqué.  Claire is an experienced Needle-turn Appliqué instructor.  Check out her Blog for a feel of her style.

Electric Quilt 7: (EQ7) this is a computer software program that aids in quilt design.  They say you can design your own quilts and block patterns. Audition your own personal fabric stash, embroidery designs and quilting designs on your quilt before you make it. Print patterns for foundation piecing, templates and rotary cutting charts. It does the maths for you! Print your fabric yardage too! If we have the interest we will seek out a tutor who can guide us in using this program.

Quilt Photography:  Do you wish to increase your ability to photograph your finished quilts and other fiber art projects?  This could be either for your blog or to keep a record of them for posterity.  If we have enough people interested we will seek out a tutor who can deliver a workshop to up skill you in this area of technology.

There will be printed copies of these photos on display on Thursday 13th March when we ask for your expressions of interest for the symposium.  Heather will be at NOTY on this day as well so you can ask her any questions you might have.  Please enjoy!

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