2017 Collection

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Casual Workshops: 

Tuesday 10 Jan – Saturday 14 Jan – Wednesday 18 Jan – Friday 27 Jan

For the freelance crafter, Casual Workshops provide a classroom and a teacher for a day! Work on any of your own projects or pick any of our shop projects (keep an eye on Facebook for the new projects in our 2017 Collection!)

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Machine Quilting Workshop:

PART A: Friday 6 Jan –  Walking foot technique

PART B: Saturday 7 Jan – Free motion quilting

Learn how to use your sewing machine to quilt your patchwork designs! Attend Part A to learn the basics, and then you have the option to add to your skill-set with Part B.

 

Colour Theory: 

Thursday 12 Jan

Learn the ins- and outs- of selecting colours and fabrics for your quilts and projects. A condensed version of a popular 2015 club, this one day version oversees you making a colour wheel for your sewing space to put theory into practice.  Kit available.

Get to know your machine:  

Saturday 21 Jan

The lovely Bree is gracing us with her expanse of sewing machine knowledge! Get to know all the wonderful hidden gems that are hidden in your machine and unleash your creative potential.

Machine Embroidery (on your machine!):

Tuesday 24 Jan

Bree takes a second sewing machine workshop, this time teaching you how to utilise your regular sewing machine to make beautiful embroidery.

Hand Sewing Day:

Saturday 28 Jan

Slow down and relax with a ‘No Machines Allowed’ day. Work on your own embroidery, applique and hand stitched projects or select from our Shop projects and 2017 Collection.   This would also be an opportunity to brush up on your wool applique skills if you are considering taking part in the ‘Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs’ BOM.

Price: $50 per day – fee includes class only (materials and patterns not included)

Time: 10:00 – 3:00

Enrolment: Call 5977 3332 or email query@magicpatchquilting.com.au to book your spot – $20 deposit required upon enrolment

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Class Block:

These classes run all year and are suitable for Beginners to the more advanced patchworker.  There are many projects in the shop to choose from or bring your own.  They run for  4 weeks allowing you to get stuck into your latest project, whatever it may be!

Structure 2 hours per week for 4 weeks
Price $75
Class Times Tuesday, Wednesday:

10:00 – 12:00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:

1:00 – 3:00

Wednesday:

7:30 – 9:30

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Saturday Workshop

Don’t have time for a class block, then Saturday Workshops are for you!  Work on any of your own projects or pick any of our shop projects

Structure Casual all-day class held once per month
Price $50
Times 4th Saturday of the month

10:00 – 3:00

 

Friday Night Class

Friday evenings are dedicated to highly skilled reproduction quilts: The Sundial Coverlet, 1930s Farmer’s Wife or the new 2017 Hexagon Quilt

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Structure Friday evening classes held once per month
Price $30/month

Includes class and patterns
(Farmer’s Wife book sold separately)

Times 2nd Friday of the month

7:30 – 9:30

 

Saturday Sampler

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In its 4th year, the Saturday Sampler quilt sees you making a whole quilt worth of blocks for only $25… if you follow the rules! Pay a $25 join fee and receive block 1, come back next month on the specified Saturday with block 1 complete to receive block 2 free… but forget and there’s a $10 fee!

(See enrolment form for full details)

Structure Pattern and kit provided on 9 specified Saturdays throughout the year
Price $25 Join Fee

$10 to pick up each kit outside of specified date

Times Pick-up dates are usually the first Saturday of the month – see enrolment form for exact dates

 

Paper piecing club

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Learn a variety of English Paper Piecing techniques with the Paper Piecing Club. Four classes are dedicated to four projects; four classes are dedicated to a larger, ongoing project of your choice (a quilt? You pick!)

Structure 2 hour class, once per month for 8 months
Price $55 includes pattern and 4 kits
Times Saturday:

10:00 – 12:00

1:00 – 3:00

Friday:

10:00 – 12:00

 

Mystery Quilt Club

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The Mystery Quilt Club is a year-long club in which you make 4 pre-designed patchwork projects and the famous Mystery Quilt. At the beginning of the year you select which fabrics you would like to make your Mystery Quilt out of, not knowing what the quilt will actually look like… the intrigue!

Over the monthly classes you will continue working on the 4 projects, each containing a skill which reflects in the quilt design. Each month you’ll receive another piece of the puzzle that is your Mystery Quilt, and at the end of the year your Mystery Quilt and 4 projects will be complete!

Structure 2-hour class, once per month for 8 months
Price $55/month

Total cost includes classes, patterns for 4 projects and 1 quilt, fabric for 4 projects

Times Saturday:

10:00 – 12:00

1:00 – 3:00

Friday:

10:00 – 12:00

 

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Anni Downs latest ‘DANCING CHICKENS AND FLYING PIGS’

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The name says it all really!  A whimsical quilt in Anni’s usual style, made using wool applique and stitchery on Linen fabric.  Stunning!

Priced at $26.50 per month for 12 months plus P&H

SUNDIAL COVERLET:

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I have been asked to release the pattern for our very popular class to recreate the Sundial Coverlet.  This is a very comprehensive pattern with lots of information included to make this amazing quilt.  The pattern will be offered as a Pattern a month over 12 months.

Price : $30 per month for 12 months plus P&H

 

In my sewing room………

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My sewing room is a very busy place as I’m busy stitching away at new projects for 2017.  I wonder what these lovely hexies will become?

All will be revealed at the Christmas Party on December 2nd!

Please join us for a fun filled evening.  Make sure you bring some show and Tell along for us all to admire.

See you there!!!

NGV Quilt Exhibition

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A few weeks ago I was lucky to revisit the amazing Making the Australian Quilt Exhibition at the NGV.  I am in total awe of the work that our ancestors produced under less than ideal conditions.  One of my favourite quilts was the Prudence quilt pictured.  Of course the Rajah quilt is my number 1!  When I walked into the Exhibition I felt a real connection with the women (and a couple of men!) who had made these quilts.  It sent shivers down my spine!  This weekend is the last time we can see this Exhibition, if you haven’t visited yet try and get there.

New fabric on the shelves

Paula Barnes beautiful new Red Roses and Vines

Marcus Howards new Collection for a Cause – Preservation

Putty and Mortar from Marcus Fabrics

To finish off Anni Downs new Peace on Earth for all those Christmas projects that there is still time to make.  Check out her website for great free download patterns.

Lots and lots of boxes to unpack recently!  Of course my favourites are the Reproductions of which Preservation is top of the list!  The medallion panel is devine and really sets the creative thoughts racing .  Wonder where that journey will end!

Welcome to my magical world!

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As the song goes -‘let’s start at the very beginning it’s a very good place to start’ – I decided to start the adventure of blogging way back at the start of my quilt designing career!

Being inspired by a photo of an old quilt that had it’s own story to tell and a beautiful range of fabrics that had just arrived in store, I designed my own version that became my Jesse Jacob’s Quilt.  This quilt started me on a journey that has no end!  I still draw inspiration from the many photos of quilts that can be found across all media.  If you would like to make your own Jesse Jacobs quilt the pattern is available from our online store or pay our shop front a visit if you are in our neighbourhood.

Please come back and visit with me here often to keep up to date with everything that is happening at Magic Patch Quilting.  You will also find us on Facebook and Instagram!