All courses are held in our workshop below the shop, with six sewing machines, tables, cutting boards and ironing boards. Kitchen and bathroom facilities also.
Fabric and patterns are not included in workshop price unless specified. Workshops won’t be refunded unless the entire class is cancelled.

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Deborah Dorward Workshop – Ann’s Peony Vase Quilt

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


‘Ann’s Peony Vase Quilt’

What a delight it will be to have Deborah Dorward teach her first class with us in May! Deborah will be teaching her very latest quilt; the ‘Ann’s Peony Vase Quilt’ which includes a range of techniques such as needle turn appliqué, English paper piecing and hour glass piecing.

“Deborah is an Australian Quilter who has been quilting for almost 30yrs. Her love of designing quilts, needle turn applique, old quilts and reproduction fabric are her passions. Drawing inspiration from antique quilts inspire Deborah’s designs.

Ann’s Peony Vase Quilt has a lovely centre scrappy needle turn applique block with birds sitting on pomegranates. The first border is inspired by Ann Stevenson’s embroidered Coverlet and has EPP six pointed stars. The second border includes scrappy hourglasses and is followed by a wonderful floral fabric to frame the quilt.
Join Deborah and learn her tricks and tips for quick and easy needle turn applique, bias stem making and a hand quilting demonstration.”

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided however we do ask that you bring your own packed lunch and a basic sewing kit. Karen and Pincushion will put together a collection of fabrics for you to use in the class alongside a treat from Pincushion and the quilt’s pattern.

The workshop runs from 11am-4pm whilst our shop opens at 10am so you are very welcome to come along early to select fabric and shop with the guidance of Karen. Student receive a 10% discount on the day of their workshop.

Deborah’s latest book ‘Stitches Of Time’ is available to purchase on our website and includes further images of Deborah’s work. For further inspiration from Deborah you can follow her instagram @deborahdorward

Deborah Dorward’s ‘Stitches of Time’

Fortunately we also have some of the fabrics used by Deborah in this quilt, they are from the collection ‘Oak Alley’ and can be found on our website under this name, or a fat quarter bundle of a select few can be found:

Oak Alley – Blue Bundle

Oak Alley – Red Bundle


May 7
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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