This year we have some great new classes and some inspiring tutors!
All workshops are held in "The Play Room" at The Cloth Shop. It is air conditioned and tea, coffee and filtered water are always available. You can book into workshops by phone, or email to [email protected] or come in and see us at The Cloth Shop.
"Open Day" every Friday
We have "Open Day" every Friday - just come in with whatever you are working on and have fun. We will be here to lend a helping hand. Just $2.00 for the day.Strictly speaking this is not a class but we are on hand to help.
Beginners Class - 7th March - 11th April
We have completely revamped our Beginners class this year. We are now running it over six weeks and have designed a table runners as our class project. Although this is smaller than the quilt we usually make we feel that it is perfect starting point for Beginner quilters. You will learn how to choose your colours, use the cutters and rulers that quilters use, sew a perfect 1/4" seam, put all your blocks together and add a border. We will guide you every step of the way. If you would rather make a quilt than a table runner - that no trouble - you will just need to make more blocks.
$60.00 for six weeks.
Tuesday Afternoon - 1.00 - 3.00 and Tuesday Night 7.00 - 9.00
Beginners Morning - Every Tuesday 9.00 - 12.30
Anyone who has done a Beginners Class can come to our Beginners Morning. This would be perfect spot for anyone who chose to make a quilt instead of a table runners for her Beginners project. There are all kinds of things being made at our Beginners Morning, bags, table runners, table mats quilts
This is a photo of Frances who make this Dr Seuss Quilt at our Tuesday class - she used a Cloth Shop pattern called Double Chocolate Drops. She also made the bag using our Easy Peasey bag pattern
$35.00 for six lessons
Wednesdays! .... are for quilting Every Wednesday from 9.00 in the morning until 9.00 at night
We have made a slight change to our Wednesdays are for Quilting too this year. We will not close at 5.00 after our day class and then open again for our night class at 6.30 as we have been doing for the last few years - instead we will stay open from 9.00am until 9.00 pm
. So that means if you want to do some shopping but can't make it until after 5.00 we will still be open, if you want to come and baste a quilt, it will be a good time to do it or if you want to stay late from the day class or come early to the night class you can!!
We talked about this last Wednesday night and decided that anyone who wants to and is here at 6.00 will share a Pizza that we will have delivered, so you won't go hungry.
The class fee will remain the same - $35.-00 for six lessons
Sally made this gorgeous quilt doe a special baby at Wednesday night classes.
Another change - the first Wednesday of the month will be "New project Day"
Baltimore Class and Hand Applique Class 2013
Judy Betts is taking the Baltimore class again this year.
She has many Baltimore Blocks and hand applique blocks for you to choose from. If you have always wanted to try hand applique and are not sure where to start this would a perfect class for you. You can come for just one class to see if you will enjoy it (hopefully you will LOVE it) or come along regularly every last Sunday of the month and learn new techniques and tips each month. For some who come to the class this is the ninth year they have been coming.
Classes start at 10.30 and finish at 3.00 on the last Sunday of the Month.
Email or phone us if you would like more details.
This class is held every month on the last Sunday of the Month - $30.00 per month, includes lunch.
This is a club for Husqvarna sewing machine owners. Projects are designed to explore the features and techniques so that you will learn to get the best out of your gorgeous machine..
This Year we are will be starting a long term project for those Husky owners who want to take part. It is called Husqvarna Foot of the Month Club (email us if your would like more details) We also have more information and the actual project we will be working on at the shop too. We will also be working on some of the designs featured on Leah Day's blog called the Free Motion Project.
Day - 9.30 - 3.00
Evening - 6.30 - 9.30
This class is held every month on the second Monday of the Month
Wednesdays are for Quilting
Every Wednesday - a quilting class where you learn whatever you would like to make. A class for anything when it's not a class!! This is a great class to meet other quilters and to start something new - we will be here to guide you every step of the way.
We are open on Wednesdays from 9.00am to 9.00 pm - you can come to the class any time.
$35.00 for six classes - morning or evening.
In 2013 we are starting a new feature for "Wednesdays are for Quilting" The first Wednesday of the month will be "New project Wednesday" On that day we will showing you a new pattern for a quilt, bag, table runner - anyone who buys fabrics and pattern for that particular project on that day will receive 15% off her purchase.
The second Saturday of the Month. Next Strippers is February 9th. We have two sessions, 8.30 - 9.30 and 1.00 - 2.00.We will be showing you a new technique using strips called Textured strips with coloured windows.
Beginners' Patchwork and Quilting
Class starts Tuesday 26th February - we have two times 1.00 - 3.30 or 6.30 - 9.00
Caution- if some of these terms below sound like a foreign language - don't worry - at the end of six weeks it will make perfect sense!
We have a new plan for our Beginners Class for 2013, We have reduced the duration of the class to six weeks - during that time we will show you how to choose your fabrics,you to cut it out perfectly, sew it perfectly so that you have perfectly flat accurate pieced blocks, set your blocks together into a table runner, baste it together with batting and backing and then quilt it and bind it - all in six weeks.
Six weeks for $60.00.
We have chosen a table runner because we know it is achievable over six weeks, if you would rather make a quilt instead of a table runner - that's fine - you just will need to make more blocks
Tuesday Morning Beginners Group (you will need to have attended our Beginners Class before you can come to this Group
This class is also good if you want to know how to applique, or make a bag or cushion, or anything!! Class numbers will be kept small so there is no need to feel shy - we would love to see you!!
Class time: 9.30 - 12.00
Fee: $35.00 for six lessons
This is a new class that we did at Summer School. Our lampshade is covered with fabric from a Moda range called Circa 1934. We found the perfect base in a shop in Wellington called Stacks www.stacksfurniture.co.nz
We will customise a class for you to make your own lampshade.
Here's how it works:
1. Call into the shop and discuss colours, whether you want to piece the shade and size.
2. If you choose to piece the shade, we will show you how to do this and what size piece you will need. Allow at least an hour for this step - you may want to take it home to finish the piecing.
3. Bring the pieced fabric back to The Cloth Shop and we will send it away to Helen at Joug Design. There, it will be fused to laminate then sent back to us with the appropriate wire templates, ready for you to complete.
4. You will come back to the shop and we will help you to finish your lampshade.
Fee: $110.00 - includes the two lessons, the laminate and fusing process and the wire templates.