Creative Quilting Workshop with House of Quinn - Abstract Appliqué

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Maximum Class Size: 6

Level: Beginner/intermediate - This session is a creative session with a variety of skills designed to be achievable for all levels. 

During this workshop, Julius will guide you through a creative approach to applique and textiles collage so that you can create your own quilted wall hanging.

You will begin by learning a little bit about House of Quinns own practises, showing you a selection of quilt work and inspiration to help you start thinking creatively about your abstract quilt composition. Julius will teach you how to use a range of hand applique techniques to create a unique composition that you will then hand quilt and bind to turn it into a wall hanging.

This workshop is an opportunity to deconstruct traditional quilting techniques and experiment so that you can create something that is personal to you. By the end of the workshop, you will not only have a beautiful wall hanging to take away but should be armed with the skills to carry on making at home!

In this workshop you will cover the following techniques:

  • Textiles collage and composition
  • Simple hand applique techniques and skills
  • Constructing and finishing your quilted piece ready for display.

Materials: Your quilted wall hanging will measure approximately 50cm x 50cm. We will supply you with natural bamboo/cotton wadding and threads. You will need to bring enough fabric with you to cut your quilt top, measuring 50 x 50cm, plus a selection of pieces to appliqué on to it. You can also rummage through our fabric scraps to see if we have anything that compliments your design. You will also need one piece of fabric for the back measuring 55cm x 55cm.

Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off all fabrics in-store purchase for use in the course and for one week afterwards.

About Your Teacher: Julius Arthur

Author of Modern Quilting, Julius is a textile designer and artist who founded his creative practice 'House of Quinn' in 2014.  

House of Quinn - is a place for exploration in craft, making and design by using traditional techniques and fundamental making practices to cultivate contemporary design narratives onto familiar objects.

Julius has an MDES in Fashion Design and Business and a background in textile & 3D design.


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