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Part of a group, guild or shop and keen to participate in one of Maggie's sessions?
Maggie provides personalised talks and workshops for your group, that range in length from half days to a full day.
Please contact Maggie to arrange your booking
All techniques listed below can be taught on a group basis either in a venue of your choice or in Maggie's workroom. The workshops run from 10am to 4pm with class sizes from 12 - 15 students. All levels of quilters can take the following classes. Each workshop will cover the traditional techniques, shortcuts and useful tips.
Learn contemporary and traditional techniques for incredible results. 1-Day Workshop - Suitable for all levels
Mastering Hand Appliqué
Short Cuts to appliqué– You can do it. Invisible needle turn appliqué in just three stitches! Demonstrations on how to achieve perfect points, smooth rounded curves and inverted Vs. There will be demonstrations for right and left handed quilters.
Celtic Or Stained Glass Windows
Learn how to make quick strip bias binding. No bias bars, machines or irons required. The effect is so simple with stunning results. 1 Day Workshop - Suitable All levels
Design a motif using coloured papers and translate the pattern into a fabric sample, which you can later incorporate into a project of your choosing. 1 Day Workshop - Suitable All levels
Hot Ribbon Art
You'll love this new technique! Fusible appliqué with a decorative ribbon edge. Fun, fast and easy. The 1/8 inch fusible double sided ribbon comes in 22 colours. This new technique requires NO needle turned edges or stitching! Just simply iron-on the ribbon to fabric or paper. Ideal for Appliqué, Hawaiian Appliqué, Stained Glass Window, Pan Dau & Celtic projects.
Water Soluble Embellishments
This simple free motion machine stitching technique creates stunning embellishments for all sorts of projects using water-soluble fabrics. Sewing machine essential for workshop and must be in good working order. You will need either an embroidery or quilting foot attachment for your machine or a darning spring for the older machine. 1 Day workshop - suitable all levels.
Mastering Hand Appliqué - Wall Hanging, Wreaths Or Table Runners
Learn how to design your own floral patterns, appliqué with confidence using freezer paper on the top method before adding touches of realism to each flower and leaf with fabric paints, embroidery embellishments, water soluble fabrics and free motion machine stitching. 2 day Workshop - suitable for all levels
No more turned edges! Quick and easy techniques for machine applique and embroidery. 1 Day Workshop - Suitable All levels
Machine Quilting For Beginners
Why not take the plunge! Learn how to master free motion quilting and create stunning patterns for those unfinished projects. Easy step – by step exercises to gain your confidence before commencing a project. 1 Day Workshop - Suitable All levels
Create your own stunning scene on hand painted muslin or felt with organza, silk fibres, wool fibres, hand dyed scrim and textured yarns.
All talks are around an hour long, with extra time for questions.
The Life Time Achievement of Hannah Baker
One of Hannah's lifetime ambitions was to help perpetuate this unique art form for generations to come.
Famous Quilters of Oahu
A talk and slide presentation on the patterns, design inspirations and quilts from famous quilters of Hawaii
Exploring Machine Quilting
Something for everyone. This talk will help you to develop your own skills in machine quilting.
A Little Bit Of Everything
Something for everyone - a little bit of traditional patchwork, contemporary and futuristic designs. Who said, 'soldering irons and hot tools are for husbands only'!
The Development of Hawaiian Appliqué since 1850
A talk, slide presentation and demonstration on the traditions of Hawaiian Appliqué as used on the islands.
What If - Variations On Hawaiian Pattern Layouts
A look at design, pattern layout for the 1/8, 1/6 and 1/4 folds and use of colour.