Friday, July 29, 2016

Up coming workshops at Russellee BnB Craft Retreats

Brenda Burgess from Flip la k will be coming to Russellee Tumut to present a Reverse Appliqué workshop. This is a 2 day work shop and includes a basic tools kit with template of your choice for $160 plus lunch . This method teachers you how to create a quilt top in a weekend. Accommodation is available for Friday and/or Saturday night with breakfast twin share at $55 per night. There will be a follow-up workshop using the Flip la k templates on the 14th and 15TH January 2017. A great method for using your scraps and stash. Contact me if you are interested in one or both of these workshops.
One of Brenda's lovely quilts

Friday, July 8, 2016

February Retreat 2017

Russellee BnB Craft Retreats
Five Day February Retreat
20th—24th February 2017

Chris Dowell, Juniata Buggé and Dorothy Clee

The Retreat comprises of 2 X 2 day Workshops plus a Mystery Workshop, and a visit to the Pioneer  Women's  Hut Tumbarumba.  Drinks and Nibbles' included at a private viewing of Tumut’s Fabric and Things patchwork shop.  Lunch is included each day plus a Group Dinner, Thursday evening, with Lucky Prize Draw.

Class sizes are kept small with a maximum of six participants.  Three workshops will be running simultaneously. Choices need to be submitted early to avoid disappointment.  Please choose three from the list below with the first two being your preferred choices.

Chris Dowell, a talented  artist and successful quilter from Toowoomba .

Floral Fantasy—Create a panel that can be used in a quilt or as a wall hanging using appliqué, fabric manipulation and adding optional texture with beads, cords etc.  Chris will take you step by step to create a beautiful panel unique to you.

Captivating Panels—Chris will help you design your own one of a kind quilt based around purchased panel fabric.  Look at different types of blocks to enhance your panel/s for a stunning result.

Juniata Buggé, authorised Judy Niemeyer tutor, quilt designer and owner of Sewing Buddies Australia

Judy Niemeyer Class A—choose one of Judy Niemeyer’s wonderful paper pieced designs. 

 Judy Niemeyer Class B—choose one of Judy Niemeyer’s wonderful paper pieced designs or continue with your previous project.

Patterns and kits are available for these workshops. Note there is a $20 materials fee payable to tutor at the start of the classes.  You can choose to undertake one or both of the Judy Niemeyer classes.

Dorothy Clee, thread painter and art quilter.

Trio of Bags —this workshop gives you the opportunity to create one or all three bags offered.  The techniques to create the bags  include chenille, fabric weaving, bag hardware and also look at fabric designs for bags.  Kits available.

Landscape Panel with optional Pineapple Log Cabin—Create your own landscape panel landscape finished landscape finishedusing one of Dorothy’s designs or she will take you through the steps to create your own landscape finishedlandscape.  Optional pineapple log cabins can be added to your panel to create a larger quilt.

 Mystery Class

Chris will be presenting a fun Mystery Class for all.  A kit will be provided for this class.

Accommodation requests are filling fast at Russellee.  There is limited availability.  We have also organised extra accommodation a short distance from Russellee with breakfast being served at Russellee each morning.  Accommodation allocation is on a first in first allocated basis.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Carol's Christmas In July Scrappers and Sewers

Carol's Scrappers and Sewers from Canberra are at Russellee for their second Christmas in July. All have been working into the late night (and some into the early hours of the morning) on their chosen interest be it scrapbooking or hand sewing. Today was the day for present sharing and a traditional Christmas
dinner. Alas there was no snow but the snow is not far away up the mountain.