Designer Day in Bairnsdale Sunday 19th May 9.30am -3pm

$70.00 - $110.00
  • $70.00
Tax included.

Dig out those unquilted patchwork tops and learn how to create unique quilting layouts easily, assisted by the use of the Westalee Design Kit and the quilting templates you already own.

Anita Ellis of Hillside Quilting will be on hand, getting you to think outside of the box, tackling those quilts that have been hanging around waiting for inspiration.

Use the skills gained from your previous beginner classes, along with advice from Anita and the group, to create achievable quilting design layouts.

You have the templates, this class is about using them with imagination and flair.

Spend the day with like minded quilters and put these ideas into practise...yes you will make a start on those quilts during class.

The class is limited to 20 participants to allow for plenty of attention but also a broad spectrum of ideas too.


The Hub, Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875

BYO lunch.  Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea provided.

Contact Anita Ellis on 0430 135 281 or Margaret Fraser on 0412 266 894 for any additional information.

The class is being held the day after the Riviera Quilters host the Vic Quilters meeting, so you could make a weekend of it.

Class requirements:

You need to have completed at least one beginner class so that you are comfortable with your templates.  If you are not sure if this is you, please ask Anita or your class organiser.
Your quilt/quilts spray basted ready to quilt.  Quilts that are smaller are easier to start on if you haven't quilted a whole quilt yet.
If you do not have a quilt that needs quilting, a printed panel can be used.
Threads to match.  (The Glide thread collection will be available in class).
A few calico sandwiches for practising designs.
Note book and camera for recording ideas.
Sewing machine in good working order, maintained according to manufacturers instructions.
Extension table.
Sew Slip mat.
Superior top stich sewing machine needle size 80 or 90, depending on thread choice.
Self threading needles.
Marking pen that is easy to see/remove from chosen fabric.
Quilting gloves such as Grabaroos.
Westalee Design Template requirements
Westalee Design Ruler Foot and straight ruler for your specific machine.
Westalee Design templates that you have already purchased.
Westalee Design Kit (Can be ordered for $40 and will be taken to class for you)
Westalee Crosshair ruler 8 divisions.
Fine pens that dry quickly but can be removed with a damp cloth or alcohol wipes from acrylic surface ( I have been using the Crayola washable markers from the kids stationary section as well as fine permanent markers and Lumocolor permanent glasochrom waxy pencil from Officeworks.  These come off with alcohol wipes).   I will bring a selection with me to class for you to try.