Irene Blanck “Focus on Quilts

“Message in a Bottle”                           “Gardenhurst”

Irene Blanck – Focus on Quilts

I met Irene earlier this year in Melbourne and then  she visited Cotton Rose in April with her beautiful quilts.   I have to say they were breathtaking,  I just know she is going to be an amazing teacher and this will be a wonderful class to attend so very inspiring.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on the day.

There are a few options available,  you can attend both days or just come along for the first day Saturday. I have listed options below;


  1. Clamshells – One Day Class (Irene has a unique and effective method of piecing these popular shapes, she has told me this is one of her most popular classes).
  2. Quilt of Choice either;  a) Message in a Bottle or b) Gardenhurst this can then run into the Sunday Class as quilts are a two day class.


  1. Continue with Clamshells from Saturday class.
  2. Continue with Quilt of choice.

Note: If you would like Irene’s book “Focus on Appliqué” please let me know as I will be placing an order for these they will be $67 each.

 One Day Only Saturday 21st July – Clamshells
Class Cost: = $120.00
Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

“Fully  Booked”


Both Days Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July
Class Cost: = $220.00
Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

“Fully Booked”



Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828


“Anna Maria Horner” Lecture and Trunk Show


“An Evening with Anna-Maria Horner” 

Lecture and Trunk Show in the Undalup Room –  City of Busselton Shire Office.

Come and share an evening with Anna-Maria Horner, there will be many of her quilts on display and she will be sharing with us her path in patchwork and design.  This is an amazing and inspirational opportunity to meet this talented artist.  Bring along your Anna Maria Horner Fabric or something you have made from her fabrics to sign.    The evening will include refreshments and Canape’s served after the lecture.

Thursday 5th July
Class Cost: = $65 Time:  6.30pm   to 9pm

Venue: City of Busselton shire office Undalup Room


Anna Maria Horner is one of the industries leading designers as well as being a creative mastermind.  There have been varied stops on her path to here, but a common element in all of her work, whether fashion, quilting or fine art is a passion for the language of colour.

This is an amazing opportunity to meet and hear of Anna Maria’s path in patchwork and design and to also attend two workshops.  Anna Maria Horner is an inspiration, I am so very excited to be able to offer this to our local community.

Accommodation:  Bunker Bay Resort is offering a special discount rate for all interested in booking accommodation for this event, please click on this to find out details and pricing; Accommodation Booking Form -Anna Maria Horner Trunkshow



“Anna-Maria Horner Class – Inspiration by Hand”


“Inspiration By Hand” – SOLD OUT

Drawing on her tireless passion for handwork, Anna Maria will be showing us some hand quilting, embroidery or embellishment concepts that you can apply to your quilt or embroidery.  Anna-Maria will share several diverse examples of her own explorations with many stitch styles and how to look at fabric and materials in a new way.

There will be many options for this class, you may like to just know how to hand quilt or perhaps you are more into embellishment, Anna-Maria has many examples to share this will be an amazing class and opportunity.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day along with morning and afternoon tea.


Saturday 7th July
Class Cost: = $140 Time: 10 to 1pm
Venue: Cotton Rose




“Quilts in Bloom” – SOLD OUT

Friday 6th July – 10am to 4pm

Anna Maria will guide you through building modern bouquets using specific set of template shapes for which she will provide paper copies.  There is no specific pattern to follow, she will present a diverse set of examples to inspire you to achieve a block, a mini quilt or the beginnings of a larger piece.  Anna Maria will share several technique demos for machine appliqué , needle turn applique and patchwork considerations for backgrounds and borders.  This is a wonderful way to break free  of traditional block by block patchwork, yet still provides enough of a format to feel comfortable within that freedom.

Techniques covered:

  • Fabric Selection
  • Improvisational Patchwork
  • Needle turn appliqué by hand and raw appliqué by machine
  • Curved bias strip preparation, applique
  • Template demos for cutting and pressing appliqué shapes
  • Compositional planning and layout

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day along with morning and afternoon tea.


Friday 6th July
Class Cost: = $260 Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose  This Class is full booked, please email if you would like to be placed on the wait list.



Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828