Friday, May 31, 2013

A dog’s life – Griet Lombard


Class 502 – Page 17 – Friday, 5 July – Full Day

A fun quilt to make for both boys and girls with dog shapes fused and appliquéd with added machine embroidery.

Join Griet in making this colourful quilt for a youngster in your life.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Griet at:

wilgret@xtra.co.za

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Colour Technicians Course – Melanie Brummer


Class 501 – Page 36 – Friday & Saturday, 5 & 6 July – Two Days

A jammed packed two day class filled with tips and techniques on dying your own fabric.  Learn how to mix and blend colours and go home with a colour chart with more than 60 recipes to mix your own colours.
Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Melanie at:

info@dyeandprints.co.za


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Textile Weaving – Marianne le Roux


Class 406 – Page 8 – Thursday, 4 July – Full Day

Another class for our young adults, this time by Marianne le Roux, lecturer for 22 years.  Use various fibers and fabrics to weave and create your own journal cover.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Marianne at:

lerouxm@cut.ac.za

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Op-Art Kaleidoscope Quilts – Maggie Ball


Class 401 – Page 27 – Thursday & Friday, 4 & 5 July – Two Days

Construct this Op-Art Kaleidoscope quilt with Maggie in a surprisingly easy manner not having to use triangular rulers or templates.  Cut your wedges and kites with your ordinary straight ruler and start playing by mixing and matching these to assemble large Kaleidoscope blocks.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Maggie at:

maggie.quilter@gmail.com

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Crochet with embroidery – Louria Blignaut


Class 405 – Page 23 – Thursday, 4 July – Full Day

As quilters we’re so used to looking for projects using our scrap fabric and here is one to use your scrap wool combined with embroidery to create a cushion or whatever you like.

Louria will guide you through using different crochet and embroidery stitches to get the job done.

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seliba@intekom.co.za

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Fearless Feathers – Marié du Toit


Class 404 – Page 32 – Thursday & Friday, 4 & 5 July – Two Days

This is an all about feathers free motion class.  Design and use your feathers for different spaces in your quilt, use background filler patterns to make your feathers pop and plan a feather border that will flow around the corners.

All of this and then Marié will still teach you to do bobbin drawing with thick metallic thread.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Marié at:

mariedut@mweb.co.za

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Corn Plaster Embroidery – Macky Cilliers


Class 403 – Page 25 – Thursday, 4 July – Full Day

When Karin and I first read about this class we were dumbfounded..... fortunately we don’t need/use corn plasters yet, so we didn't really know what this was all about!  Now that we’re slightly more informed this sounds like fun.

Stitch mini blocks onto which you’ll then apply embroidery to later join to make a mini wall quilt.  Macky will guide you through the whole process.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Macky at:

mackycilliers@telkomsa.net

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Holey Felt – Griet Lombard


Class 312 – Page 16 – Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July – 2 Days

A burning class, this is!  Combine fun techniques to make a one of a kind art piece with a beautiful lacy effect and learn to develop a design that will not fall apart when you burn away the felt.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Griet at:

wilgret@xtra.co.nz

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bag-A-Square – Marilyn Pretorius


Class 310 – Page 34 – Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July – 2 Days

This is an ideal project for using your scraps.  Squares are used as a design element and these are embellished using a variety of different methods such as couching of cords, stitches on your machine covering of plastic rings to name a few.

Your embellished squares can then be used to construct a bag and this will be demonstrated in the class.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Marilyn at:

maripre@mweb.co.za

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Let’s do Birds – Mari Strydom


Class 309 – Page 30 – Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July – 2 Days

Listen to this..... In this class the difficult realistic appliqué technique is taught in an EASY WAY.  My kind of class.....

Mari will help you to work from a picture using negative images and a special type of layer appliqué.  Your background will consist of various textile art forms to manipulate fabric to form the background you want.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Mari at:

maris@telkomsa.net

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Handmade Feathered Star – Marié du Toit


Class 308 – Page 32 – Wednesday, 3 July – Full Day

When I think handwork, I think time consuming but in this class Marié will teach you a quick and accurate method to speed this up. You will be making an 8-point star without a hole in the center with sharp points all meeting.  More than just one technique if I read this correctly.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Marié at:

mariedut@mweb.co.za

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Circles for Africa – Doortjie Gersbach


Class 307 – Page 13 – Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July – Two Days

Doortjie used typical African fabric to create her quilt but says you can use any fabric you wish.  This technique allows you to play with circles without the bother to have them picture perfect.  Sounds like a lot of fun.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Doortjie at:

rooidoortjie@telkomsa.net

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Freestyle Quilts – Odette Tolksdorf

Class 306 – Page 39 – Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July – Two Days

Ah.... no rulers or templates for this class.  Learn to freehand cut simple geometric shapes using traditional quilt blocks as your starting point to create a variation on these.  You can either finish your quilt top on day 1 and continue quilting it on day 2 or decided to go big and carry on playing with new and fun blocks.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Odette at:

odettet@iafrica.com

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dancing Diamonds – Louise Combrinck


Class 305 – Page 24 – Wednesday, 3 July – Full Day

This is the ideal quilt to showcase bold and larger scale prints on fabric with this large diamond shape. 

According to Louise the cutting and stitching is not difficult at all and the fun lies in choosing the right fabric. Read all about the fabric you should consider for this quilt in our program.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Louise at:

louisec@iafrica.com

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Freeform Knitting and Crocheting – Cornelia Robinson


Class 304 – Page 12 – Wednesday, 3 July – Full Day

Join this class to make something other than a quilt.  Cornelia has been teaching knitting and crochet since 1999 and regards it as a honor to teach others especially if she can open new doors to creativity for someone.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Cornelia at:

corneliarobinson4@gmail.com

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

More detailed photo added...


In our post on 2 May we talked about Ina Meyer’s Innovative Embellishment class. 

Please go back to this post by clicking HERE to see the newly added photo showing all the detail of this quilt. 


Click on the picture to get an even better view of what you’ll be up to when doing this.  Absolutely stunning!

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Curvy Squares – Simone Schofield


Class 302 – Page 40 – Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July – 2 Days

The first thing you should notice is how much prettier the photo in this post looks compared to the one in our program.  Now don’t you just want to make this?


In this class you’ll be using a new technique that looks complicated but is really very easy.  Learn to make your own bias binding and different techniques in making applique fun.

Even though Simone has taught workshops on cruise ships, she’ll make sure you’ll have just as much fun doing this course in her classroom.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Lollie bag – Rita Cloete


Class 205 – Page 10 – Tuesday, 2 July – 2pm – 5pm – Half Day

In the last of these kiddies classes by Rita they’ll be making a Lollie Bag and it made me think what I had as a child.  For one not ever enough lollies to fill a bag but we did have a handful of mixed sweets in a rolled up newspaper.... ah how we've evolved.

Book now for your little one and let them join in the fun.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Rita at:

071 609 6099

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cellular phone bag – Rita Cloete


Class 204 – Page 9 – Tuesday, 2 July – 9am – 12pm – Half Day

It seems Rita plans to keep our youngsters rather busy as this is her third class for our future quilters. 

Again they’ll be doing hand sewing to make this cute felt cellular phone pouch.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Rita at:

071 609 6099

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kleurvolle Kerkplein – Mari Claase


Class 203 – Page 29 – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2,3 & 4 July – 9am to 5pm – Two and a Half days (class only starts on 2pm on Tuesday)

Translated this class means “Church square”

We all have drawers/boxes/tubs/containers filled with those smaller pieces of fabric that we simply never seem to work away.  Now this is where this class comes in handy.

Join Mari and get entangled in your scraps creating an ‘oil painting’ like centre for the church square and a ‘watercolour’ look for the background.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Mari at:

theoliverose@breede.co.za

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tumbling Tumbling Blocks – Marline Turner


Class 202 – Page 36 – Tuesday 2 July – Full Day

Feel like making something other than a quilt?  Then this fun class is just what you are looking for.

Join experienced teacher, Marline, in making this “Rubicon cube” like fabric toy which will intrigue both adults and children.  In fact, it already intrigues me..... how do you twist those blocks once sewn together?..... or then where do you stitch them to allow you to twist them?  Find out all these answers in this class.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Marline at:

marline@iafrica.com

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Bargello Quilt with a Twist – Maggie Ball


Class 201 – Page 27 – Tuesday 2 July – Full Day

Oooo.... I have the book and I can tell you the possibilities for making this quilt is endless, so find out what you can make with one 16 piece block in this class by Maggie.

Furthermore it is as easy as using pieced strips!


Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Maggie at:

maggie.quilter@gmail.com

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Scrabble – Rita Cloete


Class 113 – Page 9 – Monday, 1 July – 2pm to 5pm – Half day

Another one for our little ones by experienced teacher, Rita Cloete.  This time they’ll be doing hand sewing, to complete this book cover.  Remember a kid that can do hand sewing can fix their own buttons on their shirts!


Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Rita at:

071 609 6099

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pienkie Dolla – Rita Cloete


Class 112 – Page 9 – Monday, 1 July – 9am to 12pm – Half day

One for our little ones and with an experienced teacher for our future quilters, Rita Cloete, how much better can it get?  So don’t forget to book for your child or grandchild, bring them along to the festival and let them run the school grounds and hostel passages when not doing a class.


Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Rita at:

071 609 6099

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Jewel Runner – Nellie Alberts


Class 111 – Page 37 – Monday & Tuesday, 1 & 2 July – Two full days

Now don’t shy away from taking this class just because your eye caught “free motion stitching”.  Nellie promises to teach even the novice quilter the basic techniques on doing this.

You’ll be using bright jewel colors with various appliqué techniques to create this stunning table runner.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Nellie at:

albertsnellie@hotmail.com

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Magic of Half Square Triangles


Class 110 – Page 24 –Monday & Tuesday, 1 & 2 July – 2 full days

Gee whiz, listen to this!  According to Dominique Douat, a French monk, 8 triangles can be arranged in more than 256 ways to create a 4 patch block.  (Now watch me Google this when I’m done writing this post!)

Now I’m sure Louise won’t have time to go through all of these during her two day course but she promised to show you different ways in which you can create Half Square Triangles to create this lovely quilt showing you how to use contrast fabric to obtain a color-wash effect.


Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Louise at:

louisec@iafrica.com

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