We are excited to announce Michele Hill will be visiting us in-store this year to give a Quilting Demonstration.
Dates to be announced. There will be only limited placed available. Please call Jen to register your interest and reserve a spot.
I specialise in machine appliqué and design and in particular my love is for the style of the Victorian Era (1800’s) and William Morris’ work. More recently I have been exploring embroidery from the 1800’s.
I was introduced to the wonderful world of quilting in the late 1980’s when I was looking for a diversion from my role of motherhood and part-time nursing – the rest as they say is history! This hobby has led me to amazing opportunities that I never expected and it is through my love of applique and William Morris that most of this has come about.
A raffle prize of airfares to Europe in 1997 resulted in a life-changing event. This is where I had my first William Morris ‘experience’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. When I came home to Adelaide I discovered that our Art Gallery of South Australia has one of the biggest collections of Morris furnishings outside of the UK – so I can see it whenever I like! In 2009 I retired from 35 years of nursing and took up a ‘new career’ –to keep the “genius of Morris alive”.
Opportunities to share my passion have resulted in two books, four ranges of fabrics and more recently sold out William Morris tours in the UK….who would have thought?!! I have been a proud member of the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia for over 20 years and have had the honour and thrill of winning awards at our shows, including Best of Show four times. In 2014 I received the highest accolade an Australian quilter can receive – The Rajah Award in recognition of services to Australia through quilting.
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Newcastle Quilting Services
Quilt-Essentials runs weekly quilting classes in their Newcastle Quilting store. Classes are suitable for beginner and advanced quilters. All classes are run by a quilting professional who will help you with quilting and patchwork skills and projects. If you are interesting in attending a Quilting Class please call Jen on (02)49 524444.
Ever felt like indulging your quilting passion for a whole weekend? Throughout the year Quilt-Essentials runs a Quilting Camp in the Hunter Valley for beginner and advanced quilters to learn new skills, complete quilting & patchwork projects and meeting with friends. Quilting Camps usually run from 1-4 days and are run by a quilting professional. The Quilting Camp may be structured around a particular skill or project or may be unstructured where you bring your own work to complete.
As you can imagine our Quilting Camps are extremely popular, with all meals provided and nothing to do but quilt, so you need to ring and book quickly. If you are interested in attending a Quilting Camp please call Jen to book your place (02) 49 524444.
Machine Quilting Service
Quilt-essentials offers a first class quilting service. We have been quilting since 2006. Bring your quilt top to us in person or post it to us and we can apply the quilting pattern you want. Give us a call to discuss what you would like. Call Jen on (02)49 524444.
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