The 2019 Albany Summer School welcomes Philippa Thomas

17/08/2018 10:12 PM

Philippa Thomas began quilting in 1988 whilst living in Brazil. Between 1990 and 1995 she began teaching beginner patchwork and quilting classes as part of the American Womens’ Association, giving courses of 8 lessons, approximately every 6 months. Since then she has been teaching in India and the UK, as well as in Australia. She has exhibited her work widely and has also won several awards. She is a member of the WA Quilters Association and was the website author between 2012 and 2017, small group coordinator 2012 to 2014, Vice-president 2013 to 2015 and beginner coordinator from 2014 until the present day. In 2016 she became co-convenor of the WAQA contemporary quilt group.

Students will make a small ‘strippy’ quilt using simple techniques. They will learn how to cut and prepare fabric for quick and easy machine piecing and applique, have a go at straight stitch quilting and use a simple binding to complete the project. Course is suitable for those new to patchwork and quilting but students need to be confident using a sewing machine.

Beginners (18+ years)

Students will create a fun picture quilt using fusible web and raw edge applique. They will learn how to select fabrics, how to appli-quilt and how to finish the edges with some simple and clever techniques. Patterns will be provided for use in class but students will also learn how to design their own masterpieces at home. Course is suitable for confident beginners and intermediate quilters.

Beginners, Intermediate (18+ years)

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