Jen Kingwell

Jen Kingwell

Jen is a quilt designer from Melbourne and owner of Amitie Textiles, her patterns and quilts are inspiring and after having her teach here last year, we are so excited to be able to have her back.  Jen has so many wonderful techniques to share with us and to see her beautiful quilts up close will be wonderful.

“I enjoy the design process of quilt making and I would describe my style as ‘eclectic’. Hand sewing is most enjoyable but I am also comfortable behind a sewing machine. Bright colours always attract me and I am quite often adding black and white or grey to a quilt. Most people think this is because I am a Collingwood supporter (Aussie Rules football team) and these are the team colours but I just think I love black and white!”

In this two day class Jen will be sharing various techniques used in making her quilts, this means you can work on what ever you would like to work on.  The class cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea for both days.  Patterns will be available on the day and a 10% discount applies to fabric purchased on the days of this class.

Class size will be no bigger than 15 students, so please book to secure your place.

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th September
Two Day Class – Class Cost: = $220.00
Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

Rachael Daisy “Bluemountain Daisy”

Rachel Daisy “Bluemountain Daisy”

About Rachael

I have always been interested in colour and design from delving into various crafts as a child, working as a florist for 20 years and then discovering patchwork and quilting 10 years ago.  since then I have been passionate about all things quilt related.  My quilts have been honoured with many awards, including Best in Show/Best in NSW at the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 for my Whizz Bang! quilt featuring the folded fabric blocks.  I have also received Best in Show in 2015 and then again in 2016 at the Australian Modern Quilt Show for other quilts.  Many of my quilts have been published in magazines and books both nationally and internationally.  Words often used to describe my style are whimsical, creative and happy.  Whilst honouring the tradition of quilting I like to find fresh ways and try new techniques to interpret conventional designs.  I use a lot of 3D elements in my work such as yo-yos, prairie points, wool felt, appliquéd denim, doilies and trims.

 

WHIZZ BANG! WORKSHOP – 2 DAY

In Rachael’s two day Whizz Bang! workshop participants will learn 4 different ways of making the folded point blocks that feature in my Whizz Bang!, Merry Whizz and other folded fabric quilts.  Along the way she will offer lots of tips and suggestions for varying the blocks for different results.  This allows the participants to be creative with their blocks rather than following a strict pattern.  The techniques taught are suitable for beginners to learn but also wonderful for more experienced sewers who would like to try something different

Class size will be no bigger than 12 students, lunch, morning and afternoon tea is included in the class cost.  Come along and enjoy making something different.

Both Days Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 10 to 4pm
Class Cost: = $180.00
Venue: Cotton Rose

“FULLY BOOKED”

 

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

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;

Saturday:

  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.

Sunday:

  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
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

 

“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.

CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED

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.

FULLY BOOKED

Friday 6th July
Class Cost: = $260 Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose  This Class is full booked, please email tanya@cottonrose.com.au 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
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au