Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Quilting in Ballarat

There is going to be a wonderful quilting retreat in Ballarat next year. It is called
 Quilt at the Winter School. and the venue is Ballarat Grammar.
Imagine spending 5 days from the 6th to the 12th of July 2012 happily sewing, laughing and learning, chatting, shopping and having a break from your everyday commitments.

There are 11 tutors including myself. I am teaching Celebrate the Crazy Quilt and 5 days will give you time to experience the joy of Crazy Quilting and help find your artistic voice.
Crazy about Kookaburras © 2010 Linda Steele

Over the five days you will learn all of the crazy quilt stitches and combinations as well as 3 different methods of piecing your base block.
Immerse yourself in fabric and thread while we discuss colour and design and how to make quilts that reflect you.
The skills you will learn can be applied to all your work including traditional and art quilts.
Topics covered include, Foundation piecing, Hand embroidery, Ribbon embroidery, Appliqué, Beading, Design, Colour, Dyeing and painting lace and ribbons and much more.

I will be giving the class some patterns but I will also be teaching you how to break free from patterns and design your own.

It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. I have heard that you must book early to ensure a single room.
Click on the link Quilt at the Winter School to find out all about it.

For all those  readers on Facebook, I now have a Facebook page for Linda Steele Quilts. Just click on the link in the right sidebar of my blog to find the page. The page is only a couple of weeks old, so it's pretty new.

Bye for now,


Frances Clements Fawcett said...

Oh boy Linda this retreat looks like fun and lucky you to be sharing your gifts with everyone next July. Love the Kookaburras block!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Frances, Teaching at Ballarat should be fun, it is such an elegant, historic town.