Our regular classes are dynamic, sought-after and a true expression of the passion of a quilter. Each class is specifically designed to showcase the individual teacher’s unique style and technique and offers the student an interactive workspace to grow their own style. We also hold social quilting groups where our visitors are able to share their projects and discuss varying design ideas.
Marg George needs no introduction to the Cottage Quiltworks community. She uses traditional technique with her quilts yet goes beyond by adding a twist of quirkiness that gives her quilts a unique edge. Marg’s quilts have appeared in publications in Australia and overseas which highlights how incredible they are. Marg has a passionate following of quilters and the work that is produced in her classes is truly inspiring and an ode to the incredible nature Marg exhibits in her quilting and teaching styles.
Karen has been a quilter for over 27 years and a teacher for over 12. She adores quilting and her incredible passion is evidenced in her beautiful creations. Karen leans toward the English style of quilting that stems from her having grown up in the North of England. Karen specializes in designing quilts that are mostly hand-pieced (she does occasionally offer a machine pieced project for her students) and appliquéd in a colour pallet that produces a soft and delicate English gem.
More information on Karen is available from her blog http://karencunninghamdesigns.blogspot.com.au
Sue Ross has returned to Cottage Quiltworks and we could not be happier. Sue’s classes take her students on an exciting journey tapping into a further level of creativity. She teaches specific processes that explain how using colour and fabric in a certain style will enhance your overall quilting style. Sue’s students develop skills in colour and fabric placement that can be adapted across varying quilting styles and techniques.
Sheena has a unique style of quilting method and incorporates her love of string piecing into her wonderfully quirky and beautiful quilts. Sheena finds inspiration in vintage quilts and textiles, especially those from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Our classes with Sheena inspire the students to place a variety of fabric together in such a fashion that they produce beautiful originals with an adorable vintage look that Sheena is known for.
For over 30 years, Brigette has designed and taught her quilts in the naïve, antique and traditional styles. She is considered one of Australia’s finest designers and teachers bringing a new approach and unique style to quiltmaking. Our classes with Brigette are truly wonderful with our classrooms transforming into a dynamically creative space. She has a passionate following of budding quilters that are inspired by Brigette’s ability to combine colour and fabric in a way that is unique to her style.
More information on Brigette is available from her website http://www.brigittegiblinquilts.com
What a talent. Sarah exhibits a passion for quilting and fabric that inspires her students in more ways than one. She is an award winning quilt designer boasting over 15 years experience in the quilting industry. She has released four best-selling quilting books that have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Her quilt designs stem from both modern and traditional quilting so she caters to a variety of quilters. Our workshops and classes with Sarah Fielke are incredible and our students grow in ways that truly inspires all of us.
More information on Sarah is available from her website http://www.sarahfielke.com
Annette is a wonderful asset at Cottage Quiltworks. She has invested time and effort to create classes that allow our students to test out differing areas of their quilting and sewing. Annette’s classes are a wonderful experience we are incredibly lucky to have Annette’s expertise on hand in the classrooms and in the shop.
Sandy brings her own flavor to Cottage Quiltworks and showcases a dedication to our beginner quilters that is unsurpassed by any other. Her ability to guide her students and to allow them to grow creatively has seen some of our students’ progress to a level of quilting that is truly inspiring. Once again, we are also thrilled to have Sandy’s experience and understanding within easy access with her working tirelessly in the shop.
Miriam is another one of our gifted teachers who shares her passion, knowledge and expertise in both the shop and the classroom. Miriam’s wonderful blog, Sew Miriam (http://sewmiriam.blogspot.com.au) showcases her beautiful designs and works that she shares with her students.