Learn from the experts in free daily workshops


New Workshop  ♥ Perfect for beginners   watch1 hour workshop

No bookings required. Program applies daily at the fair. These free workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless indicated.

11am Hexies and Pineapples. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand B22. Explore the possibilities in making machine stitchable hexagons, triangles, diamonds and kites – all in one tool. Plus you can sew Pineapple blocks without foundation piecing.

11.30am Flower Power. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand A08.CFF-Adelaide_125x210mm-FA-HR-37
Wool felt appliqué is the buzz word on everyone’s lips. Flowers feature in many wool felt projects, and Gai will demonstrate the techniques used in flower elements, the stitches and embellishment of wool felt shapes. Pick up tips on wool felt, needles and threads to use in your project. A free starter pattern provided in class.

12noon Make Your Own Fashion Handbags. Monica Poole, Pattern Poole, Stand A12. 12.30 Get all the essential tips and advice on fabrics, interfacing, hardware, straps and closures whilst being inspired by Monica’s trunk show of beautiful and practical handbag designs, including the new Adventurer bag that converts from a backpack to a shoulder bag.

12.30pm Diamonds are Forever. Sue Bennett, Miss Sampson’s Drapery, Stand F28. See how many wonderful designs that

12 can be made from this one simple shape– a 60 degree diamond or rhombus if you prefer!


1pm Quilting with Templates. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A03. 1 See new products from Westalee Design to create stunning quilting designs using a ruler foot on your domestic sewing machine, including the new Jewels range of templates.

1.30pm How to Design and Plan your Quilt As You Go Quilt. Monica Poole, Pattern Poole, Stand A12.1.30
Monica’s new book, Quilt as You Go Planner, takes the hard work out of designing your own quilts. From size and layout to cutting instructions and quilt-as-you-go methods. See how easy it is, with lots of great tips and advice.

2pm watch See and Touch What’s New at Cardmaking.net. Debra Van Der Meulen, Stand A15. Be inspired and learn hints and tips to make beautiful homemade cards with a professional finish.