Quilt In Clarens
18 June to 21 June 2019

"If life throws you scraps, make a quilt"

FREE EXPRESSION MODERN SHAPES                                              MARI STRYDOM


Let’s make an innovative art quilt! While having fun learn about design and colour. You will enjoy creating your own design and develop several techniques in the process. There are many ways to make quilts. In this workshop you will find your own path! This is a stress free workshop where success is guaranteed. Guidelines will be given but the design will be your own.  Guidance will be given on how to choose colours, shapes etc. Mixing up colour values and temperature in your quilt will teach you how to make your quilt interesting and attention grabbing! In three easy steps you will be able to design and make your own quilt. In this workshop you will be taught the techniques of raw edge machine appliqué as well as how to put together overlapping blocks.  Guidance on how to quilt your piece will also be given.  Began making quilts your own way with your own voice. You will begin to love quilting. Let’s start the journey!


1 day

All levels, but knowledge of appliqué needed
Min 10
Max 25


  • 8 x A3 pages
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Selection of fabric for appliqué – bold, contrasting fabric in solids  
  • 33” x 23” calico fabric
  • Teflon sheet (optional but advisable)
  • 2m Appliqué paper
  • 1m stitch & tear
  • Iron and small ironing surface
  • 505 Basting glue
  • Needles (machine 80 Universal)
  • Sewing Machine with free motion capabilities
  • Machine foot: Darning foot, ordinary sewing foot / ¼” foot / embroidery foot
  • Extension cord, 15 amp plug or adaptor
  • Rotary Cutter, extra blades, mat, 60cm ruler
  • Machine thread or embroidery thread matching your fabric
  • Basic sewing equipment e.g. pins, scissors etc.