Thursday, March 29, 2012

Under The Australia Sun II

Leesa Chandler just sent me through this picture of her Under The Australia Sun II Bag, in a different colour way. This is one of the workshops she will be teaching for us at our Quilting in the Highlands Retreat in July on 29th and 30th July.Click HERE for more information

leesa chandler

During this workshop on the first day you will work on a handbag designed by Leesa, inspired by  Under the Australian Sun II fabric, which will include 3D flowers. On the second day you will be working on  a wall hanging - 4D Eucalypts This is a new workshop Leesa has created to produce a wall hanging in one day. 1D - Raw Edge appliqu├ęd gum leaves onto background 2D - Overlayed Organza with stitched gum leaves on it 3D - Batting Added and Quilted leaves and detail added 4D - Loose gum leaves are created and added with gum flowers over the top.

Leesa will also be teaching for Berrima Patchwork's Quilting in the Highlands Retreat on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July : Geisha in the Moonlight. CLICK HERE  for further details about this class.

Geisha In The Moonlight

This is a stunning quilt that Leesa has designed featuring needleturn applique and several other hand sewing methods.
On the first day you willwork on the border blocks first to learn needleturn, 3D work, paper piecing, bias making, stem stump work and cherry blossoms. On the second day you will review what was covered on day one and then work on the Geisha. All techniques are demonstrated, keeping in mind that the Geisha is all needleturn and 3D/bagged out work, so much simpler than Day 1! General techniques are also covered such as transferring patterns onto background, quilt as you go techniques to assemble the quilt and all that cool stuff you don't get in the pattern.

quilting in the Highlands

We have 5 talented techers teaching workshops during Quilting in the Highlands including Carol Doak, Melinda Bula from the USA and from Australia Sue Dennis, Leesa Chandler and Michele Hill. For more information about Quilting in the highlands Retreat either CLICK HERE or go to

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