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The Magic of Sew Quirky Retreat

Date: 3rd - 5th March 2023

Venue: Stacey's At The Gap

Location: 9080 Cunningham Hwy, Tregony QLD 4370

P.s how talented are these wonderful ladies! Creations made at The Wonderful World of Sew Quirky Retreat 1.0.

 

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Sew Quirky Trunk Show

Date: 12th July 2023

Venue: Bernina Club 

Location: Bernina Sewing Centre Chermside QLD

Contact Bernina Chermside for details: (07) 3359 5255

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Bundaberg Quilt Expo - SQ booth loaded with goodies!

Date: 4th - 6th August

Venue: Multi Plex 

Location: Civic Ave, Bundaberg, QLD 4670

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Bundaberg Quilt Expo Sew Quirky Workshop

Date: 5th August 2023
Venue: Bundaberg Quilt Expo - Multiplex: Civic Ave, Bundaberg

Workshop: 1pm - 4pm

BOOK HERE- Limited Spaces

Join Mandy for a workshop on Saturday 5th of August 1pm - 4pm at the Bundaberg Quilt Expo 2023 "SHOWTIME" held by Bundaberg Quilters Inc. Sew Quirky will also have a booth filled with loads of goodies!

Create a Mingoes & Cream Scissor Case!

A special workshop opportunity for my local community. Workshop cost is $65 and includes a full kit with a variety of fabric, vinyl, zipper, stabilisers, pattern and use of embroidery threads. Just bring your sewing machine, small sewing kit including quilting clips and appliqué mat (optional mini iron and pad). Oh plus a cute pompom or charm to attach to your zipper pull!

Hide your favourite pair of fabric scissors in true Sew Quirky style with the Mingoes & Cream Scissor Case! Featuring a gold woven look waffle cone, floral ice cream scoops and a quirky flamingo poking out the top. Topped with a cherry of course! It’s the sweetest way to take your scissors on any sewing adventure! A zipper closure ensures your precious snips stay safe and sound. A great project to make for you and your sewing bestie!

Firstly, a warning… this is highly addictive! You’ll want to make one for not only scissors, but other supplies too. It's even handy as a mini sewing or first aid kit in your handbag! A fun, quick and very satisfying make, which is not only quirky but also practical! This workshop is a great entry project into Mandy’s appliqué style. Get a taste of modern appliqué, work with vinyl, continuous stripe zipper and then get those decorative stitches into action as they dance over your project! All skill levels welcome. Finished size: 6 x 10 ½ inches (fits a large pair of scissors).

Join in the fun! Limited spaces.

Questions? Email Mandy - info@sewquirky.com.au

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Quilt Encounter 

Date: 11-12th of September 2023
Venue: Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg

Workshop: 2 Day Workshop, 1 Day Workshop, 2 Day Workshop

Website: https://www.saquilters.org.au/quilt-encounter/

Email: mikeandkerryn@bigpond.com

Magical Metamorphosis

The ability to start life as one form and rebuild that body into something so stunning is without a doubt a magical process. Let this collection of unique shaped butterflies be a symbol in your space for their metamorphosis and transformation abilities. They bring light in darkness, positivity and colour to our world. Let our work be a powerful reminder to trust the process and know that we too can grow and transform.

 

Join Mandy for this two-day class to create your own butterfly shaped textile art! This workshop has loads of options so you can express your individuality using this style of appliqué! The butterflies come together uniquely on a velvety base. The workshop has a focus on fussy cutting and creative free form collage appliqué with elements of free-motion quilting. As you create with various materials and stitching Mandy will discuss colour, balance and texture, working with you to ensure your

textile art is beautifully balanced and harmonious. Choose from Sun Blossom or Moon Blossom butterfly designs. Option to make as a lap quilt.

 

First day: We’ll rummage through your collection of floral and novelty printed fabrics and fussy cut elements as we start building your piece of art on velvety wings! A wonderful scrap buster project which will have you looking at fabrics in a completely different light! Be inspired by the prints you find and let this guide the colour palette of your butterfly. We’ll layer diverse textures, with touches of vinyl to catch attention and glisten in the light. Create a butterfly full of beauty, depth, colour and texture.

 

Second day: Lets sew! Learn how to add dimension to your appliqué with decorative stitches from your sewing machine to get beautiful results. Mandy has a relaxed teaching style, full of encouragement (yes, plenty of “you’ve got this!”), you’ll be amazing at what creative magic YOU create! Decorative stitches in contrasting threads add pops of colour to your work. Learn how to add free-motion quilting detail and feather fills. We work on one wing at a time which is less daunting and allows various skills levels to excel. Finally, use Mandy’s unique method to construct your magical butterfly or make it a quilt! Finished size of butterfly 32 x 47 inches. Starter Kits will be available from Sew Quirky.

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Quilt Encounter 

Date: 13th of September 2023
Venue: Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg

Workshop: 2 Day Workshop, 1 Day Workshop, 2 Day Workshop

Website: https://www.saquilters.org.au/quilt-encounter/

Email: mikeandkerryn@bigpond.com

Mingoes & Cream Scissor Case

Hide your favourite pair of fabric scissors in true Sew Quirky style with the mingoes & cream scissor case! Featuring a gold woven look waffle cone, floral ice cream scoops and a quirky flamingo poking out the top. Topped with a cherry of course! It’s the sweetest way to take your scissors on any sewing adventure! A zipper closure ensures your precious snips stay safe and sound. A great project to make for you and your sewing bestie! Full kit purchased from Sew Quirky and includes a couple of vinyl options, in case you get time to make more than one!

 

One day workshop: Firstly, a warning… this is highly addictive! You’ll want to make one for not only scissors, but other supplies too, it's even handy as a mini sewing or first aid kit in your handbag! A fun, quick and very satisfying make, which is not only quirky but also practical! Each kit will be different and unique so everyone in the workshop leaves with a one-of-a-kind scissor case they can bring on to their next Quilt Encounter! This workshop is a great entry project into Mandy’s appliqué style. Get a taste of modern appliqué, work with vinyl, continuous stripe zipper and then get those decorative stitches into action as they dance over your project! All skill levels welcome.

 

Finished size: 6 x 10 ½ inches (fits a large pair of scissors).

You may have time to make additional!

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Quilt Encounter 

Date: 14-15th of September 2023
Venue: Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg

Workshop: 2 Day Workshop, 1 Day Workshop, 2 Day Workshop

Website: https://www.saquilters.org.au/quilt-encounter/

Email: mikeandkerryn@bigpond.com

SWOOP the Magpie Textile Art

Meet my mate, SWOOP! An Australian Magpie with the most glorious warble. You could say he is quite the accomplished songbird, sporting the coolest propeller hat to match his musical talents. For a bird known for it's black and white attire, this dude shines with glitter and soft vinyls. Touches of Royal blue glisten from feathers poking through his belly. Punchy pops of colour surround and give a glowing warmth.

Texture and dimension is flying high with this textile art loaded with unique materials. Swoop's white feathers are velvet, along with the golden velvet background. Both elements are layered with free motion quilting to create a dreamy texture. Wool felt features on the floral wing adding pops of vibrant colour. His wit flashes through touches of colour, inspired by Aussie backyards and landscape. Join Mandy from Sew Quirky for this two-day, large-scale appliqué workshop to create your own version of Swoop!

First day: Mandy’s modern appliqué creations are loads of fun to create. In this masterclass, you’ll learn how to layer and select fabrics to create your own version of Swoop! Add depth and contrast with different fabrics, fussy cutting & work with an absolute array of textures such as glitter vinyl, metallic soft vinyl, velvet and wool felt.

 

Second day: Lets sew! Learn how to add dimension to your appliqué with decorative stitches from your sewing machine to get beautiful results. Mandy will have you looking at your decorative stitches in a completely new light! Give your appliqué that extra touch and WOW factor. Learn how to add quilting detail and fills to truly make Swoop a stunning piece of textile art! Finished sized 24 x 33 inches - Option to make into cushion. Starter Kits will be available.

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Quirky Moo Retreat 2023 6.0 - SOLD OUT

Date: 29th September - 1st October  2023

Venue: Stacey's At The Gap

Location: 9080 Cunningham Hwy, Tregony QLD 4370

Workshop: Small scale applique x bag making.

Secret unreleased project featuring a bag pattern by Little Moo Designs and appliqué by Sew Quirky that working perfectly with each other to create a fun piece of wearable art!

 

SOLD OUT: Contact Leonie to be added to waitlist

Email: info@staceys.com.au or Phone: 0428 350 849

Sew Quirky Retreat 2024 - SOLD OUT

Date: 1st-3rd March 2024

Venue: Stacey's At The Gap

Location: 9080 Cunningham Hwy, Tregony QLD 4370

Workshop: Unreleased Sew Quirky pattern - retreat members are first to see and making it!

2024 theme - Elephant

 

SOLD OUT: Contact Leonie to be added to waitlist

Email: info@staceys.com.au or Phone: 0428 350 849

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