Summer 2018 classes


  • Bookings must be made in advance. Full payment ensures your seat at the class
  • A refund will be given if 2 weeks notice of cancellation is received
  • Classes run from 10am sharp until 3pm unless stated otherwise
  • If you are going to purchase fabric for the class on the day we will be open from 9.30am on class days. Give yourself plenty of time prior to the class starting
  • 10% discount on material purchased on the day
  • Samples for all classes are in the shop for you to look at
  • A needs list for each class will be provided on payment of the class fee
  • Bring your own lunch we will provide tea, coffee etc

Now the housekeeping is out of the way the fun begins!

Our aim is to provide a stimulating environment for all our class participants to learn skills, make something (complete or otherwise) laugh a lot. Share ideas and beat yourself up if you make mistakes! Above all our classes are for everyone to thoroughly enjoy the experience. We welcome beginners to all our workshops and courses unless the course explanation states otherwise.

Saturday 10 February

10.00am to 2.00pm

Patchwork & Quilting

Beginners class

Learn all the basic skills such as rotary cutting, machine piecing, machine applique and finishing a quilt, add a sprinkling of humour and a large dash of companionship, to make a table mat and quilting friends for life! 

Ideal also for those who feel they need a refresher course.

Tutor Fiona Shepherd


Saturday 17 February

10.00am to 3.00pm

Ocean Tide runner.

Foundation piecing - with curves

Whether you call it foundation piecing or paper piecing, this method of making quilt blocks is re-gaining popularity among today's quilters. This technique ensures crisp, precisely-pieced blocks. If you can stitch on a straight line, you can foundation piece!

Kathy is a master at this technique.This runner can be made any length



Saturday 24 February

10.00am to 2.00pm

Cover your own lampshade

Add to the décor of your room with a covered lampshade – match a quilt, add a splash of colour or simply because you can!

Something a bit different for you to try your hand at.

 Class fee includes the lampshade and everything you need to complete your project.  you simply have to come in before class day and choose!

We have many more class samples on display in the shop!


Tutor Maureen Verstegen

$70.00 includes kit for lampshade

Saturday 10 March

10.00am to 2.00pm

More Precious Things – Embroidered Heart

A new design - inspired by nature, New Zealand flora and fauna embroidered on soft linen using beautiful thread embellished with beads, fabric and lace.
Join us and start your More Precious Things Heart.

A beautiful frippery to hang on a door handle, knob on the dressing table, as a keepsake for a special day or to hang on the wall.
Bronwyn will walk you through the techniques, tip and tricks. In no time at all you will be underway and addicted!

$60.00 includes kit for heart

Saturday 14 April

10.00am to 3.00pm

Introduction to English Paper Piecing (EPP)

A really fun day is how I would describe this class. Julie will take you through the tips and tricks of EPP, and you will produce in no time at all a beautiful, practical and stylish pin cushion with a twist! They are addictive – ask Julie she has made more than a few!


$50.00 includes all the paper pieces needed for the project

First Saturday of every month

12.00 to 4.00

Saturday Sit and Stitch group

Meets on the first Saturday of every month. Especially for people who are hooked on (or would like to be)on embroidery.

We are all inspired with the creativity and endless combinations of colours, textures, applique and embroidery techniques. 

Choose your own design or one from the many books and patterns available in books: your own, ours, on Pinterest or the Internet.

A lovely afternoon in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

Julie is on hand to assist with those knotty questions and stitching issues!

All we ask is that you let us know you are attending so we have sufficient chairs out for everyone – text is good 022 199 4174




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