• $300.00

    Inner Garden Quilt – ANNA MARIA HORNER

    Description:
    TUESDAY 26th JUNE  10:00am – 4:30pm

    LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE

    The Inner Garden Quilt (and the featured Sweet Dreams fabric collection) was inspired by Anna Maria’s walk through the King’s Park Botanical garden in Western Australia. As a class she will teach a series of techniques involved in the making of this quilt (which is her first BOM program). A riff on a medallion quilt, Inner Garden builds from a single piece of stunning floral fabric and then tells the story of that floral’s palette by exploring simple patchwork blocks, appliqué, curved piecing and dresden fans. A marvellous class for getting a good quilt palette lesson and learning how printed fabric elements can contribute to an overall quilt design.

    Techniques taught:
    -Fabric selection, compositional planning and layout -Fussy cutting
-Checkerboard Patchwork & Curved piecing
-Needle turn appliqué by hand & raw appliqué by machine -Curved bias strip preparation, appliqué
    -Dresden Fan Blocks

    Materials:
    -There is a specific Sweet Dreams fabric collection buying list for this exact quilt available upon request.
    -Inner Garden Pattern PDF provided for host/students. -Standard sewing tools including cutting and marking tools, hand sewing needle & thread
-Lightweight fusible such as Steam a Seam Lite etc.- optional if machine appliqué is desired.

    PLEASE  BRING A COPY OF YOUR PURCHASE ORDER AS YOUR TICKET.

  • $125.00

    Inspiration by Hand – ANNA MARIA HORNER

    Inspiration by Hand

    Wednesday 27th JUNE 10am-1:30pm

    LIMITED to 25 PEOPLE

    Drawing on her tireless passion for handwork, Anna Maria will offer a customized class based on hand quilting. With several diverse examples of her own explorations to share, Anna Maria can offer multiple demos on stitch styles and how to look at fabric and materials in a new way. The class can also be a more straightforward instruction on hand quilting, including all the necessary steps, start to finish.

    Techniques :

    Handquilting:
    -Survey of tools, deciding on a stitch style -Preparing top, batting, backing, basting -Performing the stitch demo

     

     

    Materials:

    -Varies depending in specific skill set desired, but includes some or all of the following materials and tools: *Fabric/Batting/Backing setups,  Pearle 8 Cotton or Aurifil 12wt, marking tools such as water soluble pens, scissors, marking tools, thread snips –

    -Favorite materials for some fussy cut applique

    PLEASE  BRING A COPY OF YOUR PURCHASE ORDER AS YOUR TICKET.

  • $85.00

    Lecture / Q & A / Meet and Greet – ANNA MARIA HORNER

    Description

    Wednesday 27th June

    6pm – 9:30pm

    LIMITED TO 100 PEOPLE

    We are so excited to have Anna Maria join us in a fun evening of all things fabric and quilting. Anna Maria will present between 15-22 quilts that illustrate her creative process as a fine artist, fabric designer and self-taught quilter. Throughout the lecture she makes note of her influences that run the gamut from her family heirlooms to fashion runways to Matisse paintings. General quilt lecture runs between 1 and 1.5 hours and can go a bit longer depending on the amount of Q & A. Combined with time for a meet and greet you could expect total event to take between 3 and 4 hours.

    PLEASE  BRING A COPY OF YOUR PURCHASE ORDER AS YOUR TICKET.

  • SOLD OUT – Hitomi Fujita Sashiko Workshop

    When – Monday 9th April 10am- 1pm
     
    Where – GJ’s Discount Fabrics 31 Steane st Fairfield 
     
    Cost – $40 each Includes kit to be used on the day
    Hitomi Fujita from QH Textiles will be leading an intensive workshop, teaching the basics on how to stitch using pre-printed Sashiko kit and also how to draw designs on solid fabrics.
  • SOLD OUT – Trunk Show with JENNY DOAN Missouri Quilt Star Company

    SOLD OUT.

    To give you a little more leg room, we have moved to a slightly larger venue. Which has enabled us to release a very limited number of new tickets.

    We are extremely excited to host Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

    Jenny’s Trunk Show is two fantastic hours of fun! You’ll hear how Jenny got started quilting, how the Missouri Star Quilt Co came about and the impact this incredible phenomenon has had on her life.

    Stick around for a meet and greet with Jenny and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with the crew at GJs.

    Date : Wednesday 21st March 2018

    Where : DAREBIN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE

    281 Darebin rd Thornbury ( 50 meters up the road from GJS shop)

    Time : 6:00pm – 9:00pm arrive early to take advantage of show specials- details to follow

    What’s Included :

    Gift Bag of products that will be featured on the night
    Wine and Cheese on the night
    Tea and Coffee

    Strictly NO CANCELLATIONS