New classes for AMQF 2016

It is always lovely when an idea comes good.  the Australian Machine Quilting Festival (AMQF) is one of those ideas.  I’m busy finalising my contribution in the form of six classes aimed at all quilters using any machine, domestic or long arm, who want to improve their skill set and progress on their quilting journey.  You can check out all the teachers at the website.  There is sure to be something that catches your eye.



AMQ Festival 2016 will be held at the Award Winning Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Thursday 25th August – Sunday 28th August 2016

We are celebrating and educating quilters, patchworkers and stitchers of all disciplines! There is something at Festival for everyone that uses a machine!

A fantastic time is always had by all & we thank all that come along as students, our teachers, vendors, sponsors & volunteers.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2016.

2016 Festival will be held over 4 days and will include:
Vendor Mall open from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon with fantastic vendors to entice you.
Cocktail party with entertainment as a prelude to Quilt Show awards
Quilt Show presented by the Australian Machine Quilting Association Inc
Classes for longarm machine quilting, domestic machine quilting, art quilters, embellishments, machine piecers & more….starting on Thursday and finishing on Sunday.


Saturday Cracker Jack Class added


I’m really looking forward to my Cracker Jack Quilt Along starting up at the end of May.  There is still time for you find out more information at my website

I am hoping that a Saturday morning offers another time choice for those quilters who are time poor during the week but would still love to improve their quilting skills.

Make 2016 the year you really learn how to quilt

This is a quilt along with a difference… IT’S ALL ABOUT THE QUILTING!

Cracker Jack Quilt Along is a lovely vibrant modern quilt just begging to be quilted. The construction is not overly complicated as the main goal of this course is the quilting at the monthly classes. We will be using the Westalee Rulers in the quilting process.



AMQF 2016

Classes for AMQF go live tomorrow. Boy did that sneak up on me.  Check out all the fabulous teachers and classes at the website 

I’m really looking forward to being there again this year to teach many classes to fellow long arm quilters.   There will also be many classes suitable for domestic machine quilters.   

More news when I get back to civilisation. I’m camping at the beach this weekend and the internet cover is somewhat limited. 

Classes for 2016

Hello quilty folk

I hope you had a lovely christmas and I wish you all the best for 2016.  December passed me by in a blur due to a knee injury but I am on the up now and smiling again, much to my family’s and everyone else’s relief.

Ive set out my class programme for the first three months of the year over at my online shop so head over and see which one suits you best.

Make 2016 the year you learn how to quilt your own quilts.

Its Official the teaching space for Hillside Quilting in Warrandyte is officially launched

I have realised my dream of opening up a teaching space here in Warrandyte.  Now you can book classes online and come to the new classroom to learn how to free motion quilt and use the Westalee ruler foot

Classes are live now and start in October.

Come on down and play all day in a new sunny studio space with lots of great tables, more equipment than you could possibly need and the guidance of an experienced hands on quilting teacher.


Machine quilting Mondays.

A quick note just to let you know there are still a few spots at my machine quilting class held on the second Monday of the month at Can Do Books.

A great space where you can learn new skills and grow your quilting know how.

Book at candobooks

I hope to see you on Monday for our first class. If you can’t make it then I’ll be there every second Monday of the month.

So if free motion quilting or quilting with rulers is your thing, or you would like it to be, come and join me.

Preview of things to come, quilting with rulers on your domestic machine

It’s been a busy year to date designing and delivering courses using Westalee Rulers domestic machine quilting foot  much more to come on that next week.


In the meantime I’m making a quick trip to England to personally deliver my Louis Star quilt to a very special person in my life who is having a really tough time.