My Schedule

During the course of a year I attend a range of events as a teacher, guest speaker or a pop-up shop. If you would like me to teach or speak at your event, please get in touch via my Contact page.

Here is a schedule of some of my upcoming events.


Seabreeze 2018 Quilt-in

Date: June 30, 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Williamstown Town Hall, Ferguson Street, Williamstown

QuiltFab pop-up shop

Patchwork Europe

I will be taking my Quilting Fabrications shop to the Seabreeze 2018 Quilt-in.

 

I’ll have my fabric collection of African, Malaysian artisan batik and hand dyes for sale. Also my latest patterns and some creative kits. Something for everyone.

 

Come along and say hello….

 

 

Australian Quilters Association

Date: July 2, 2018

Location: Surrey Hills Uniting Church, Valonia Avenue, Surrey Hills

 Guest Speaker

Fish and Chips alternate colorway

Fish and Chips alternate colourway using Shiva paint sticks

This month I will be the guest speaker at Australian Quilters Association in Surrey Hills.

My pop-up shop will be available, selling African, Malaysian batik and hand dyed fabric plus my quilt patterns.

I’m looking forward to speaking to a new group of quilters.

Leslie

 

SA Quilt Encounter 2018

Start date: July 13, 2018

End date: July 19, 2018

Location: Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens.

Teaching at Quilt Encounter 2018

Quilt Encounter is the South Australia Quilters Guild’s annual retreat, offering workshops in a variety of techniques for Traditional Quilts through to Art Textiles, suitable for the beginner, intermediate and advanced quilter. Held at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens, SA, it is a live-in event and you are invited to attend for 2, 3 or all 6 days.

This year I have been invited to teach at this wonderful event. I’m excited to be teaching these classes.


Fish & Chips 2 Day Class

Size 41 inches x 57 inches, suitable for all skill levels

Use fusible web and improvisational piecing techniques to create this fun and easy fish themed quilt.

Fish are so much fun to use in pattern design because they lend themselves to an enormous range of fabric colours and textures.

You will have five fish blocks to work with – all of different sizes and shapes… and the tantalising randomness of the improvised chunky chip blocks may just liberate you from the tyranny of perfect right angle forever!

 

Finished Fish and Chips quilt on the design wall

Finished Fish and Chips quilt on the design wall

Fish & Chips closeup view

Fish & Chips closeup view


Enchanted Forest 2 Day Class

Two quilts from one class – Quilt 1, 49 inches x 30 inches/Quilt 2, 35 inches square, suitable for confident beginner to advanced.

You will be enchanted in this class as one (very careful and somewhat intricate) cut nets you two stunning blocks.  The class explores the virtues of positive and negative images in design.

Using fusible web, you will create two quilts out of one set of trees.  You will have the opportunity to play with colour and texture, then use buttons or random pieces of fusible fabric to add leaves and fruit to your fairy tale trees.

 

The dark moody atmosphere of the Enchanted Forest

The dark moody atmosphere of the Enchanted Forest

Autumn in the Enchanted Forest

Autumn in the Enchanted Forest


Angle Tote bag 1 Day Class

Bag size 18 inches wide x 20 inches long x 4 inches deep, class suitable for all skill levels.

I originally designed this pattern using fat quarters of African fabric paired with a black on black base fabric. Since then, I have made it using Kaffe Fasset fabric. It also works well in Aboriginal print fabric or bright, fun modern prints. The tote bag has 2 large pockets inside to place all those essentials, plus a large central space where you can stash quilt projects, knitting, library books, whatever you need to carry.

The bag uses seven fat quarters, so allows for a good variety of colours and patterns. Don’t be afraid to pick large bold patterns – strong contrast increases the impact of the finished piece.

 

Make a statement with this colourful tote bag

Make a statement with this colourful tote bag

Angle Tote bag pattern includes 2 large pockets

Angle Tote bag pattern includes 2 large pockets

 

If your attending Quilt Encounter this year I’d love to see you in one of my classes.

Check out their website for further details.

 

Leslie..

Napa fabric dyeing

Start date: August 6, 2018

End date: August 19, 2018

Location: Napa, California

Teaching at Napa

During August I will be in Napa, California running some fabric dyeing classes. It should be a lot of fun.

A side benefit is that I will miss a part of winter in Melbourne!!

 

 

Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2018

Start date: September 6, 2018

End date: September 8, 2018

Time: 9am - 5pm

Location: Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall | Madison, WI

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Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2018

I’m excited to be invited to the 2018 Wisconsin Quilt Expo.

I will be giving lectures and also teaching one of my classes during the event.  Details will be available on the Expo website from late May.

 

Checkout the Quilt Expo website has more information ->> 

AQS Fall Quilt Week, Paducah

Start date: September 12, 2018

End date: September 15, 2018

Location: Paducah, Kentucky

Teaching at AQS Quiltweek Paducah

I’m excited to be invited to teach at the AQS Fall Quiltweek in Paducah. I will be teaching 3 different classes during the event.  Details will be available on the AQS website from late May.

 

AQS website has more information ->> 

2018 October Workshop – Fabric Dyeing 2 Ways

Start date: October 27, 2018

End date: October 28, 2018

Time: Two full days

Location: Mansfield, Victoria

Fabric Dyeing 2 Ways (Ice & Eco Dyeing)

The October workshop is 2 days of Ice and Eco dyeing fun.
Create unique pieces using layers of fabric, ice and dyes. Experiment with botanical elements to bring nature into your fabric pieces.

The workshop numbers are limited, so plenty of personal attention for all is assured.

Why not join me to explore the world of dyeing your own fabric?

Check out the Workshops page for full details ->> 

Ice dyeing fabric is great fun!

Ice dyeing fabric is great fun!