Friday, April 15, 2016

Classes available with Susan Brubaker Knapp

Our 30th Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The Arena, Pascal Street, Palmerston North on the 14th of May 2016. See our latest information HERE.
Our guest speaker is Susan Brubaker Knapp from North Carolina, USA and Susan will also be teaching 3 classes.
For further details and to enrol please email

Thread Sketching Snowflakes
FRIDAY May 13 2016
RCQ Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $100.00
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Whip up your very own flurry in this class, using thread, fabric and a tiny bit of paint. You’ll learn the basics of how to thread sketch, using my patterns for gorgeous, realistic looking snowflakes. We will cover:
* tracing your design onto your background fabric
* how to stabilize your piece to avoid draw-up
* regulating your stitch for perfect tension
* how to improve your control while stitching
* quilting considerations

November Leaves
SUNDAY May 15 2016
RCQ Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $100.00
This class teaches the technique of stitching through Tyvek pieces, then heating the Tyvek so that it disintegrates in places to show the background fabric. Small kit fee includes paint, Tyvek, and foam brush.
Topics covered include:
* painting and stitching through Tyvek
* creating a design using maple leaf shapes
* heating stitched Tyvek
* creating doodled, stitched designs for an interesting background
* quilting considerations

Thread Sketching Dragonfly 
MONDAY May 16 2016
RCQ Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $100.00
This is a good workshop for those who already have basic machine free-motion experience who want to expand their skills and do more with thread on the surface of a quilt. Using a simple line drawing of a dragonfly, students learn how to:
*make templates for the body and create fusible pieces
*stabilize the fabric surface
*choose the right threads and needles for thread sketching
*adjust tension to get great results
*create line, color and texture with thread
*gain control and confidence when free-motion stitching

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 25 April (ANZAC Day holiday).
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our guest speaker this month is Judith Balchin.

Saturday Sewing this month is 16 April. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Our 30th Annual Tote & Gloat will be Saturday 14th May 2016.
For the latest information please click HERE.