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Welcome! APRIL 11 – 14, 2019 Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens Melbourne, Australia

CLASS & CONVENTION PROGRAM CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE QUILTING EVENT!

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COME AND CELEBRATE 15 YEARS AT OUR BEST AQC YET! AQC CONVENTION INFORMATION AND TIMETABLE Dates

Gold Pass

April 11 – 14, 2019

Early bird rate: $1,049

Location

After November 30, 2018: $1,249

Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Vic 3053

CONVENTION TIMES Early Registration 4.30pm – 5.30pm Wednesday, April 10

Welcome Function 6pm Wednesday, April 10

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 2019 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Registration

6pm – 7.30pm

Welcome Cocktail Party

THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2019 7.30am – 4.30pm

Registration

7.45am

Orientation

Two-day package

8.30am – 10am

Expo & Quilt Show open to VIPs (exclusive preview for delegates)

Thursday/Friday OR Saturday/Sunday

10am – 4.30pm

Expo & Quilt Show open to public

Early Bird rate: $749

10am – 1pm

Classes: morning sessions

After November 30, 2018: $849

1pm – 2pm

Lunch

Expo & Quilt Show Admission

2pm – 5pm

Classes: afternoon sessions

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Evening Lecture: Joe Cunningham

7.30am – 4.30pm

Registration

8.30am – 10am

Expo & Quilt Show open to VIPs (exclusive preview for delegates)

10am – 4.30pm

Expo & Quilt Show open to public

10am – 1pm

Classes: morning sessions

1pm – 2pm

Lunch

2pm – 5pm

Classes: afternoon sessions

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Evening Lecture: Gillian Travis

Adults $22 at the door, $19† online Seniors $20 at the door, $17† online

Orientation

Age & disability pensioners $18 at the door, $16† online

7.45am Thursday, April 11

Children $10 at the door, $8† online

Registration

(5-16 years, under 5 years free)

7.30am – 4.30pm Thursday – Sunday, April 11 – 14

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FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2019

SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019

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Lunch

2pm – 5pm

Classes: afternoon sessions

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Gala Dinner

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10am – 5pm Thursday/Friday, April 11, 12 9am – 5pm Saturday/Sunday*, April 13, 14 * Two-hour lunch on these days. All classes are six hours.

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AQC 2019 CLASS TIMETABLE TUTOR Susan Carlson Joe Cunningham

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Fabric Collage Menagerie

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Rock the Block: Album Style

Rock the Block: Block Style

Creative Design

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Julie Haddrick

Printing Modern Fabrics

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Stitching Nature's Watercolours

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Heather Hopkins

Modern Hexi Wholecloth

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Shadow Trapunto Sampler

Mini Medallions

Trapunto Balloon Mini Quilt

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Modern Bias Appliqué Techniques

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Kat Jones Emiko Toda Loeb

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Reversible Log Cabin

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Reversible Log Cabin (repeat)

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Deborah Louie

Dad's Dahlia

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Mum's Hibiscus

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Rachael Porter

Miss Molly’s Sewing Wrap

Maisie’s Diamonds

Harriet's Treasures

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Whizz Bang!

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Pine Star

Organic Hand Quilting

Coat Tales

Mexican Motifs

Mexican-style Memory (Altar) Quilts

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Interlaced Patchwork

Something Fishy

3D Fabric Flowers

Quirky Birds

Improv

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Quilty Couture

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Rachaeldaisy Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli Gillian Travis Jessica Wheelahan

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CLASS PROGRAM THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2019 CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 1PM TO 2PM

CLASSES BEGINNING THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2019 ONE-DAY CLASSES ROCK THE BLOCK: ALBUM STYLE Tutor: Joe Cunningham • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil How can a quilt that looks so complex be so simple? Joe's simple process rocks the block and leads the quilter to unavoidable originality. You can’t help it! Fun, easy, deeply satisfying and eye-opening, this class will have you inventing your own ways to make block quilts all your own. Using Joe’s process, you will make approximately 24, 6½ inch blocks and develop alternative ways of setting and bordering them. The process can be used to make as many blocks as you wish. You rock it!

COAT TALES

MISS MOLLY’S SEWING WRAP

Tutor: Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil

Tutor: Rachael Porter • Skill level: Confident beginner to advanced • Materials fee: $40

Bring a coat or jacket that you have been dying to embellish and tell your own story in thread! We will take the garment a step further from plain to priceless by embellishing gorgeous details in fabric, decorative stitches and layers. Birds, swirls, angels, hearts, symbols, fruit, vines and flower motifs work well, but bring any motif that is personal to you that you would like to add. Designs can include buttons, beads, crystal, sequins, lace, or trim. Anything we can layer, we will. You will need a wool, cotton, or denim coat or jacket with detached or no lining. No polyester. Motif patterns provided.

This delightful project uses Rachael’s new Sliced Octagon block design and features a scrappy English paper pieced front cover with a little fussy cutting. The inside has a place for your needles, scissors and other sewing bits and pieces. This is a hand sewing class where you will learn English paper piecing, Rachael’s tips and tricks for accurate fussy cutting, and hand appliqué, then leave with knowledge to complete this project at home and apply what you learn to other projects.

INTERLACED PATCHWORK Tutor: Gillian Travis • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $1 for each pattern page Learn an innovative method of weaving or interlacing. Inspired by Scandinavian woven Christmas decorations. Gillian has developed the patterns and designs to make fabric blocks that can be joined to make a striking wall hanging, cushion, table runner or bag. Finished blocks are 4” square but they could be slightly bigger or smaller. It’s clever, it’s addictive and it’s fun to do! April 11 – 14, 2019

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CLASS PROGRAM THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2019 TWO-DAY CLASSES

CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 1PM TO 2PM

PRINTING MODERN FABRICS Tutor: Julie Haddrick • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $58 Learn to print fabric to make your own bespoke creations. Think modern, organic shapes, large texture prints, funky baby animals or bold, large motifs like Marimekko style on linen, canvas, cotton. In this easy, informative and creative class Julie will share many different printing techniques she uses in her own art, quilt making and home decoration. You will make print blocks, use various stencil-making materials, try silk screen printing and do template-free colour printing. Begin with quick stencil techniques, then develop a simple print motif, or simply use some of Julie’s stencil and woodblock collection. The idea is to try all the techniques. (Students may bring their own too.) Design also for a scan and cut stencil based on personal ideas and learn colour mixing with ink and fabric paints, create mood design boards and colour swatch palettes. Modern printing uses rudimentary equipment, so the workshop is designed to be easily continued at home using simple tools.

MODERN HEXI WHOLECLOTH

TRAPUNTO BALLOON MINI QUILT

Tutor: Heather Hopkins • Skill level: Suits all, with basic free motion quilting experience.• Materials fee: Nil

Tutor: Kat Jones • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $15

Make a stunning modern wholecloth quilt with expert guidance in this fun and relaxed lesson. The Hexi Wholecloth quilt is designed by dividing the background into hexagon shapes then building on this structure using quilting rulers to flow design through the blocks, creating single motifs that pop. To complete the piece, you will enhance with fillers to add more texture, depth and beauty to your quilted creation. This project is filled with various helpful techniques and learning these tips will strengthen your skills and broaden your ability to finish your quilts. Approx. finished size of quilt 42” x 52”.

REVERSIBLE LOG CABIN Tutor: Emiko Toda Loeb • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil The class is both project and technique. You will learn the techniques of designing and creating a reversible Log Cabin quilt block by making both sides simultaneously, first with the same designs – but different colours – on the two sides. Then you will make blocks with different designs on both sides. After making four such blocks you will learn how to assemble them. By the end of the second day you will hopefully have completed a four-block small reversible quilt. If not quite finished, you will have learned the necessary skills to finish it at home.

Make a beautiful 20 inch square mini balloon quilt using fabrics of your choice. This project is based on Kat’s own award-winning Moda Bella Challenge quilt from 2017 using her innovative technical skills and tips. Sewing methods include improv piecing with variable width bias appliqué, machine appliqué with freezer paper, trapunto, walking foot quilting with Perle cotton and swirling free-motion quilting. If you do not free-motion quilt, you can use a walking foot instead. You will be emailed the templates for the balloons after completing the class, enabling you to use the techniques to complete a larger project (right) using the techniques taught.

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CLASS PROGRAM THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2019 TWO-DAY CLASSES cont’d

CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 1PM TO 2PM

DAD’S DAHLIA Tutor: Deborah Louie • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $35

WHIZZ BANG! Tutor: Rachaeldaisy • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil Learn the various techniques for making the folded point blocks that feature in Rachaeldaisy’s Best in Show Whizz Bang! quilt and her other award-winning folded fabric quilts.

FOUR-DAY MASTERCLASS

CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 1PM TO 2PM

FABRIC COLLAGE MENAGERIE Tutor: Susan Carlson • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil

Along the way she will show you lots of helpful tips and give suggestions for varying the blocks for different results so you can be creative with your blocks. You will make three or more blocks which can then be used in a project of your choice. Techniques taught are suitable for beginners and wonderful for experienced sewers who would like to try something different.

IMPROV Tutor: Jessica Wheelahan •Skill level: all • Materials fee: Nil Learn how easy it is to enjoy machine appliqué. You will make a modern, graphic decorative-stitched flower cushion, learn to use heavy textural threads for decorative stitching, trapunto appliqué, sketch appliqué, free-motion stitch quilting and grid pebble quilting. You'll receive a colour booklet with all notes and patterns plus webbing and stabilisers.

Learn tips and techniques for successful improvisational piecing in quiltmaking. Using examples from her own practice, Jess will demonstrate how your improv-pieced blocks can be combined to create new and innovative quilt designs. Learn about the roles of the elements and principles of design in quiltmaking and hone your own intuition in making design decisions about colour, shape, line and pattern.

Create a fabric collage quilt of your favourite animal with Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. Pets, mammals of the world, birds, sea life such as turtles or fish – any animal is game – a fabric collage trophy! The four-day format is ideal for expanding on each student's unique design. Each day, Susan will introduce different aspects of the fabric collage process, using her own stunning quilts as examples. Fabric selection and how it relates to subject matter, construction, backgrounds and borders, quilting, and finishing for display will all be discussed.

ALL CLASSES ARE SIX HOURS IN DURATION PER DAY. Note: Pictures do not always represent the student outcome in class; they may represent what can be achieved with the techniques learned.

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CLASS PROGRAM FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2019 CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 1PM TO 2PM

CLASSES BEGINNING FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2019 ONE-DAY CLASSES ROCK THE BLOCK: BLOCK STYLE Tutor: Joe Cunningham • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil Learn to make a fractured landscape from a series of unique blocks, all created with Joe’s simple step-by-step process. Creating these simple, related blocks is easy and you can make them as challenging as you like. While this is primarily a process class, at the end of the day you will have enough blocks for a crib-size quilt. By using these techniques you will then learn how to create your own original processes.

MAISIE’S DIAMONDS

SOMETHING FISHY

Tutor: Rachael Porter • Skill level: confident beginner to advanced • Materials fee: $28

Tutor: Gillian Travis • Skill level: All • Materials fee: About $5 for cost of patterns

This is a fun small project where you can hand-stitch English paper piecing and play with fussy cutting and create different effects using mirrors. Pick up Rachael’s tips and tricks for accurate fussy cutting and hand appliqué, and leave with knowledge to complete this project at home and apply what you’ve learnt to other projects.

Learn how to make a pattern from a photograph and appliqué the design so that it is exactly the same as the pattern, plus how to add paint to give a 3-dimensional feel. You will also learn how to stitch and bind the piece, although this will need to be done at home. While on holiday in Portugal, Gillian took lots of photos of sardines in the fish market. Back

MEXICAN MOTIFS Tutor: Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil Have fun with Mexican motifs and celebrate Day of the Dead with these dancing sugar skulls, adding appliquéd flowers and decorating the skulls with brightly-coloured fabrics, crystals or ric rac. You can choose to make a quilt with a twisted border setting, embellish a cushion or a

in her studio she used one of the photos to make a pattern for an appliquéd wall hanging. Gillian made two quilts, 16” x 24” using blue fabrics and a larger one 24” x 32” using the same pattern. Patterns are available for students in both sizes.

CLASSES CONTINUED FROM THURSDAY: bag, while learning fusible appliqué and embellishment techniques along the way.

PRINTING MODERN FABRICS • MODERN HEXI WHOLECLOTH • TRAPUNTO BALLOON MINI QUILT• REVERSIBLE LOG CABIN • DAD’S DAHLIA • WHIZZ BANG! • IMPROV • FABRIC COLLAGE MENAGERIE April 11 – 14, 2019

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CLASS PROGRAM SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019 CLASSES: 9AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 12NOON TO 2PM

CLASSES BEGINNING SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019

3D FABRIC FLOWERS Tutor: Gillian Travis • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $5 for the patterns and wire This workshop uses innovative techniques and has shortcuts you can use in other projects, including sewing machine skills, free-motion quilting, other uses of the zipper foot, couching, pattern making.

ONE-DAY CLASSES PINE STAR Tutor: Rachaeldaisy • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil You will enchant viewers with the mesmerising patterns and kaleidoscopic effects of these beautiful Pine Star circles. Learn how to make a Pine Star circle in any size that can be used in a project of your choice, whether it be a quilt, wall art, cushion, bag or other wonderful creation. Rachaeldaisy will talk about different ways for folding the points, choosing fabrics, making different variations and suggestions for finishing the block in different ways. This technique is suitable for beginners to learn and a fun new challenge for more experienced sewers who would like to try something different.

Many years ago Gillian won a first prize at the Festival of Quilts in the UK for her large bunch of three dimensional fabric flowers. Flowers can be made from special fabrics, eg children’s clothes or wedding fabrics as a permanent reminder. The flowers are wired giving them a 3D appearance.

SHADOW TRAPUNTO SAMPLER Tutor: Heather Hopkins • Skill level: Suits all, some basic free-motion quilting skills required • Materials fee: $30 This stunning little gem will teach you simple modern trapunto techniques and you will take it to the next level by adding in another element. The shadow fabric is what creates the subtle colour and interest, the tight fills and density of the free motion quilting designs are what give your piece high impact and attraction. Approximate finished size 20” square (50cm).

TWO-DAY CLASSES CREATIVE DESIGN Tutor: Joe Cunningham • Skill level: Intermediate • Materials fee: Nil Joe will demonstrate and teach you how to develop a small idea into an abstract quilt. Along the way you will learn the techniques Joe uses for freehand piecing, working with bias tape and creating memorable compositions. You will develop your own designs and get to a point where they can be completed. This class has a welcoming atmosphere for experimentation and originality.

MUM’S HIBISCUS Tutor: Deborah Louie • Skill level: Intermediate • Materials fee: $35 This enjoyable modern hibiscus cushion will develop your free-motion appliqué skills. Learn about blending of threads in stitch, layering of the appliqué shapes, adding texture with stitching, and ½ inch grid pop free-motion quilting for the background, demonstrated by Deborah.

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CLASS PROGRAM SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019 TWO-DAY CLASSES cont’d

CLASSES: 10AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 1PM TO 2PM

HARRIET’S TREASURES Tutor: Rachael Porter • Skill level: Confident beginner to advanced • Materials fee: $75 includes all acrylic templates, papers and precut templates Harriet’s Treasures is a lap quilt made up of nine ‘scrappy’ Lone Star blocks. The star blocks allow you to play with fussy cutting using different fabrics. These blocks are then appliquéd to background squares giving the look of a wholecloth background. Next comes appliquéing the addition of scrappy honeycombs to separate each block. This is a project class and you will also learn techniques, and Rachael’s tips and tricks for English paper piecing, fussy cutting and appliqué. You will leave with enough knowledge to complete the project and apply what you’ve learnt to other projects.

MODERN BIAS APPLIQUÉ TECHNIQUES

QUILTY COUTURE

Tutor: Katherine Jones • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $7

Tutor: Jessica Wheelahan • Skill level: Intermediate to advanced – suitable for beginners if a dressmaker can assemble finished garment. • Materials fee: Nil

This class introduces you to various techniques of working with ½ inch, ¼ inch and variable width bias binding applique in a fun, modern way. In Day 1 you will start three fat quarter sized (perfect cushion) projects to learn each technique or choose to work on an improvisational piece using multiple techniques. On Day 2 you can choose to complete the three small projects started on Day 1 or start a larger project focusing on one of the techniques – a landscape quilt, a flowing curvy quilt or a mandala quilt. Please note the mandala quilt uses ¼ inch bias and this option is recommended for experienced quilters only. Class also includes Kat’s technique for creating applique dots which she uses extensively in bias applique quilts plus discussion of design approaches she uses in creating her mandala quilts.

Tutor: Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil Celebrate the memory of your loved ones. Learn what the Day of the Dead celebration is all about and gain an understanding

STITCHING NATURE’S WATERCOLOURS Julie will share her Visual Art teaching expertise with you, as painting on fabric is more than tracing and adding colour. Julie appreciates the growing interest for art quilters to share stories of fragile ecosystems, depleting wildlife populations or just nature’s beauty. Enjoy practice exercises to explore colour, shading and tone, painting light and shadows, wash and layering of colours, backgrounds, brush use and painting techniques.

of mexican symbols and icons. You will build your own altar/memory quilt and embellish it with the memories of those you love. Pattern provided.

REVERSIBLE LOG CABIN Tutor: Emiko Toda Loeb • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil

Tutor: Julie Haddrick • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $48

MEXICAN STYLE MEMORY (ALTAR) QUILTS

Learn the skills to create your very own knockout statement piece. This is the time to use those favourite silks and combine your dressmaking and patchworking talents to try something new. Learn how to apply our patchwork knowledge to begin to create a wearable piece. Using foundation piecing, with specific links to the importance of the elements and principles of design in fashion, Jess will share her experience and guide you on the path.

The stitching begins on day two, with the fabrics ironed and stabilised and unlike thread painting, stitching does not cover the surface, rather it enhances with lines, gives highlights and adds delicate details and subtle embellishment to focal points. Projects are about A3 size and will be blocks only.

Learn the techniques of designing and creating a reversible Log Cabin quilt block by making both sides simultaneously, first with the same designs – but different colours – on the two sides. Then you will make blocks with different designs on both sides. After making four such blocks you will learn how to assemble them. By the end of the second day you will hopefully have completed a four-block small reversible quilt. If not quite finished, you will have learned the necessary skills to finish it at home.

FOUR-DAY CLASS CONTINUED FROM THURSDAY FABRIC COLLAGE MENAGERIE ALL CLASSES ARE SIX HOURS IN DURATION PER DAY. Note: Pictures do not always represent the student outcome in class; they may represent what can be achieved with the techniques learned.

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CLASS PROGRAM SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019 CLASSES: 9AM TO 5PM LUNCH: 12NOON TO 2PM

CLASSES SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019

QUIRKY BIRDS

MINI MEDALLIONS

Tutor: Gillian Travis • Skill level: All • Materials fee: $5 for the pattern set although you are encouraged to make your own

Tutor: Heather Hopkins • Skill level: Suitable for beginners, some experience with quilting rulers • Materials fee: Nil

ONE-DAY CLASSES ORGANIC HAND QUILTING Tutor: Rachaeldaisy • Skill level: All • Materials fee: Nil Add extra colour and character to your quilts with Perle 8 organic quilting. Rachaeldaisy will discuss the tools you need and teach you the skills to get you rocking the needle to make beautiful big stitches. You’ll also learn the organic decorative stitches that have featured in her award-winning quilts. Organic quilting is the perfect way to finish your quilts in a way that shows the maker’s hand. You will work on a sampler of stitches that could be finished as a table runner or wall hanging.

Learn how to create mini medallions with rulers on a Sweet Sixteen sit down machine. Heather’s technique uses the quilting rulers as the base core structure, then it’s time to go to town with free motion fill designs and elegant elements to turn simple lines into something amazing. Heather’s experience and expertise will guide you and give you the confidence to beautifully quilt your project. You will be provided with plenty of inspiration and tips on how to take this quilting technique from sampler size to a future modern whole cloth quilt.

Learn how to use a photo to identify colours and match fabrics, make a simple pattern from an image using an ipad or similar, strip-piece, use an innovative method of appliqué, join the blocks by adding sashing using a bias binding maker and bind the wall hanging using a very easy method.

TWO-DAY CLASS CONTINUED FROM SATURDAY:

Gillian has made several quilts using this technique. The first one was made up of narrow strips of fabric inspired by the colours and stripes of Polish Folk costume with added guinea fowl images that are so popular in Folk Culture in Warsaw, appliquéd over the top.

• CREATIVE DESIGN • STITCHING NATURE’S WATERCOLOURS • MODERN BIAS APPLIQUÉ TECHNIQUES • REVERSIBLE LOG CABIN • MUM’S HIBISCUS • HARRIET’S TREASURES • MEXICAN STYLE MEMORY (ALTAR) QUILTS • QUILTY COUTURE

The second was inspired by storks seen in similar shops in Krakow. Gillian then made another based on native birds seen in Devon England. There are endless possibilities to make a wall hanging featuring Aussie birds. The blocks are joined using an innovative method with thin sashing.

FOUR-DAY CLASS CONTINUED FROM THURSDAY:

You will probably make up to four blocks in the class, each about 10” square which you can add to at home.

FABRIC COLLAGE MENAGERIE ALL CLASSES ARE SIX HOURS IN DURATION PER DAY. Note: Pictures do not always represent the student outcome in class; they may represent what can be achieved with the techniques learned.

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ABOUT THE TUTORS IN 2019 SUSAN CARLSON, USA Susan Carlson is an internationally known, award-winning quilt artist. She travels around the world teaching her fabric collage technique. She has written two books and has produced an online class called the Susan Carlson Fabric Collage Online Master Class. Her weekly blog, available through her website, has been nominated for Best Art Quilt Blog by National Quilters Circle. Read more at www.susancarlson.com

JOE CUNNINGHAM, USA Joe started quilting in 1979 and has been teaching, writing and talking about quilts ever since. Of his 12 books on the subject his most recent is ‘Men and the Art of Quiltmaking’. Having been immersed in the study of traditional quilts and techniques when he began, his style now is eccentric, unique and personal. His quilts are in the collections of major museums and corporations. Read more at www.joethequilter.com

Quilts: From top left clockwise: Polka Dodo by Susan Carlson; Inner Journey (detail) by Julie Haddrick; Dream Catcher by Heather Hopkins; New York Beauty by Joe Cunningham.

JULIE HADDRICK, SA Proud 2018 Rajah Award recipient, Julie Haddrick is an accomplished, prize-winning quilter, artist, teacher and judge. Her quilts traverse contemporary quilt styles, techniques and media, and her formal training; Visual Art; Teaching degree, (drawing, painting, printmaking and design) strengthens her expression and creativity. Founding member of exhibition group ‘SAlt’, Julie exhibits and tours widely with work held in private Australian collections. Her art expresses personal ideas and Julie’s workshops nurture individual students’ journeys of self-expression and creativity. A passionate and generous teacher, Julie establishes a nurturing, fun environment, opening artistic doors for students and inspiring them to be confident and understand their own expression. Julie has taught quilting in Australia, New Zealand, Houston USA and Japan. Read more at www.haddrickonfabric.com.au

HEATHER HOPKINS, SA As a first-generation quilter, Heather has developed her own dynamic modern ‘anything goes’ style of quilting. Most of her quilts are wholecloth or feature minimal piecing so she can just get on with the fun part – quilting! Heather loves the feel of quality fabric on her fingertips, choosing beautifully coloured threads to build texture and transforming a quilt top into something magic simply makes her heart sing. Heather has been teaching students and sharing her unique and quirky style for around six years. Creating a classroom with freedom to experiment builds confidence and allows students to quilt free from self-doubt so that they too can achieve success with their free-motion quilting. See more at: HeatherHopkinsQuilts on Instagram and facebook

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ABOUT THE TUTORS IN 2019 KATHERINE JONES, TAS Kat made her first ever quilt in 2009 but did not start quilting seriously until 2014 when she entered the Tasmanian State Quilt Show for the first time. Kat is best known for her success at QuiltCon 2017, with Bling, the queen-size princess- cut diamond quilt, winning Best of Show. However, her favourite technique is what she describes as semi-improvisational bias appliqué and is the focus of a lot of her teaching and patterns. She now works full time as a quilter, making her own show quilts, quilting for clients, teaching and writing patterns. She blogs at: www.twocatsquilts.blogspot.com See Kat’s facebook here: www.facebook.com/kat.jones.79274

DEBORAH LOUIE, NSW Deborah has been teaching machine quilting and machine appliqué since 2000, bringing many rewarding experiences for her and great achievements for her students. Accolades include multiple quilt awards with quilts entered into the QuiltNSW Sydney Quilt Show for her domestic machine quilting and machine appliqué. Her accreditation as a tutor in special techniques means Deborah’s workshops are very hands-on, practical and useful. Deborah’s love of colour and free motion quilting shines throughout her latest works. Read more at: www.deborahlouie.com.au

EMIKO TODA LOEB, JAPAN Emiko has made more than 90 quilts, reinventing Japanese and Western patterns. In over 50 quilts she has developed a unique reversible Log Cabin technique. Emiko has published two books and has enjoyed success with major solo exhibitions in museums in Stony Brook, NY; Paducah, KY and Lincoln, NE in the USA and at the International Forum Tokyo. She teaches and leads the New Zephyrs Quilt Group in Japan and has taught in the USA, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland and Taiwan. Read more at: www.emikotloeb.com

RACHAEL PORTER, NSW Rachael has been sewing for more than 20 years and teaching for around eight. She won first place in her category for her Victorian Tiles Quilt at the 2016 Sydney Quilt Show. Rachael has a love of hand sewing – in particular English paper piecing. She is also partial to a bit of fussy cutting and is always delighted to see how it can add another dimension to projects. Her style of quilting is quite traditional but she likes to add her own twist and is fond of using either reproduction fabrics or soft pretties. See more about Rachael on Instagram: @stitchesnsewon

Quilts: From top left clockwise: Lotus by Kat Jones; Shattered Squares by Deborah Louie; Star Gazing by Rachael Porter; Beautiful Dreams from Villages 1 and Winter Journey 1 by Emiko Loeb.

See Rachael’s facebook here: www.facebook.com/stitchesandsewon/ April 11 – 14, 2019

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ABOUT THE TUTORS IN 2019 RACHAELDAISY (NSW) Rachaeldaisy has become synonymous with bold, colourful, interesting, whimsical, eye popping quilts. She uses 3D elements such as prairie points, yoyos, chunky appliqué and organic quilting to create beautifully unique textured work. Rachaeldaisy’s fresh interpretation of the art of quilting has seen her quilts awarded with many prizes including Best in Show at both 2015 and 2016 Australian Modern Quilt Shows, Best in Show at 2016 Sydney Quilt Show, Most Innovative at the 2017 Dare to Differ Contemporary Textiles Exhibition, Best Use of Colour at 2017 Sydney Quilt Show. Her quilts have been featured in quilt shows, galleries and publications nationally and internationally.

GILLIAN TRAVIS, UK Gillian has won many awards for her artful quilts which she displays around the world. She studied for her City and Guilds in Embroidery in the early 90s when her children were young; following this she started to teach textiles both in the UK and internationally. Having trained as a landscape designer, Gillian loved bringing these design skills to make quilts. Many years later she is still making quilts and teaching from her studio at her home in the South Pennines in Yorkshire. Most of Gillian’s quilts are inspired by the many photos she takes while travelling. She enjoys using a range of techniques in her stunning work with most of her quilts being painted, printed or appliquéd and usually colourful. Read more at: www.gilliantravis.co.uk

See more at: bluemountaindaisy on Instagram and blog bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com

JANE TENORIOCOSCARELLI, USA

JESSICA WHEELAHAN, NSW

Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli is a renowned author, artist and quilter whose talents have been featured in the Steven Spielberg movie ‘How to Make an American Quilt’. As a freelance artist Jane combined her artistic talent and love of quilting to create ¼ Inch Publishing and has, for the past 20 years successfully designed and produced books, patterns, fabrics and notions, many reflecting the richness of her Mexican roots.

Jess Wheelahan’s awardwinning textile works fuse inspiration from the world of art and design with her experience working in the fashion industry. Described as inimitable, left of centre and unconventional, Jess seeks to create quilts which engage the audience and evoke a sense of curiosity. Recently Jess has worked with Australian fashion house ‘Romance Was Born’ and her patchwork pieces were shown in their couture collection in Paris.

Jane has worked with a visionary creative team of studio designers to create fabric lines that represent her Latin heritage. With her vibrant choice of colours, patterns and texture designs, Jane’s natural influence inspires the flamboyant quilter in us all.

See more at: birdie_beetle on Instagram

Quilts: From top left clockwise: Whizz Bang! by Rachaeldaisy; Indian Ladies by Gillian Travis; Sous le Soleil by Jessica Wheelahan; Andy Warhol meets Frida by Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli.

April 11 – 14, 2019

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CONVENTION FEES Classes are available to convention delegates only. Several convention packages are available. The most economical and all-inclusive option is the four-day Gold Pass.

TWO-DAY PACKAGE* (THURSDAY – FRIDAY) Includes:

PAMPER ZONE! Sponsored by:

• Two days of class tuition on Thursday and Friday • Ticket to the Welcome Cocktail Party

Delegates can enjoy a relaxing massage in the Pamper Zone.

• Sample bag with products from sponsors and exhibitors

CLASS PACKAGES

• 2019 AQC souvenir pin and bag

SOCIAL EVENTS

GOLD PASS

• VIP preview of the Expo and AQC Quilt Show (Thursday and Friday mornings from 8.30am)

Includes:

• Unlimited entry to the Expo and AQC Quilt Show

• Four days of class tuition

• Thursday evening lecture

Social events can be booked by the general public. For descriptions of each event, see page 4. The following fees apply:

• Friday evening lecture

• Welcome Cocktail Party: $75

• Sample bag with products from sponsors and exhibitors • 2019 AQC souvenir pin and bag

• Continuous tea and coffee during the day on Thursday and Friday

• Ticket to the Welcome Cocktail Party

• Personal snack pack on class days

• VIP preview of the Expo and AQC Quilt Show (Thursday and Friday mornings from 8.30am)

• Lunch on class days

• Unlimited entry to the Expo and AQC Quilt Show

Fee payable: $749, before November 30, 2018 $849 for bookings received after November 30, 2018

• Thursday evening lecture • Friday evening lecture • Ticket to the Gala Dinner

• One Pamper Zone massage session

TWO-DAY PACKAGE* (SATURDAY – SUNDAY) Includes:

• Thursday evening lecture with Joe Cunningham: $55 • Friday evening lecture with Gillian Travis: $55 • Gala Dinner: $135 If you are not a delegate and you wish to book any of these events, book online or call 02 9452 7575 during office hours.

• Continuous tea and coffee from Thursday to Sunday inclusive

• Two days of class tuition on Saturday and Sunday

DAILY ENTRY TO EXPO & AQC QUILT SHOW

• Personal snack pack on class days

• Sample bag with products from sponsors and exhibitors

• Lunch on class days

• 2019 AQC souvenir pin and bag

For non-delegates, daily tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

• One Pamper Zone massage session

• VIP preview of the Expo and AQC Quilt Show (Thursday and Friday mornings from 8.30am)

Admission fee: Adults $22 at the door, $19† online

• Unlimited entry to the Expo and AQC Quilt Show

Age & disability pensioners $18 at the door, $16† online

• Ticket to the Gala Dinner

Children $10 at the door, $8† online (5-16 years, under 5 years free)

Fee payable: $1,049 early bird, before November 30, 2018 $1,249 for bookings received after November 30, 2018

• Continuous tea and coffee during the day on Saturday and Sunday

GOLD PASS PLUS PARTNER

• Personal snack pack on class days

Gold Pass Plus Partner Dinner Ticket includes:

• Lunch on class days

All of the above plus one discounted partner’s Gala Dinner ticket for an additional fee of $105. (The additional ticket must be booked at same time as the Gold Pass in order to receive a discount.)

• One Pamper Zone massage session

Fee payable: $1,149 early bird, before November 30, 2018 $1,349 for bookings received after November 30, 2018

*These packages are inclusive of all items listed and there can be no deletions, trading, or swapping of individual events. Additional social events not included in the package may be booked separately if tickets are available.

Fee payable: $749, before November 30, 2018 $849 for bookings received after November 30, 2018

Seniors card holders $20 at the door, $17† online

Groups/bulk buy – minimum 10 tickets, $17** each Two-day pass: $41 at the door, $36† online Three-day pass: $57 at the door, $54† online Four-day pass $71 at the door, $68† online. All prices include GST †Credit Card fee of 1% for Mastercard & Visa will be charged at time of payment. ** Group Adult tickets must be prebooked and paid for by Friday April 5, 2019. This offer is not valid for door sales.

April 11 – 14, 2019

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HOW TO BOOK Before booking your classes, read the descriptions in this program, and use the Timetable on page 3 to plan your class selections. If you want to see the Class Requirements – the things you will need to bring – see the class descriptions.

Easy Step by Step booking 1. Decide which package you will take up: Gold Pass, Two Day (Thursday-Friday), Two Day (Saturday-Sunday) or Social Events. See page 14 for inclusions. 2. Decide which social events you will attend. You must book these even if they are included in your chosen package.

When you are ready to book, go to the 'How to Book' page, select the package you want, and then select your classes.

3. Choose your classes and have your credit card handy. 4. Visit aqc.com.au and go to the 'How to Book' page. Complete your details then follow the prompts to select your classes and make your payment.

You will need a Visa or Mastercard credit card and any security/bank pin number necessary for your card. An email will be sent confirming your booking.

5. Call 02 9452 7575 if you need assistance.

Class booking conditions FAQs about the classes

Payment of fees must accompany all bookings otherwise the booking cannot be processed.

Why are the classes in packages? AQC classes are part of a convention and therefore are available to Convention Delegates only. Class packages include social events, catering and a number of inclusions. If you only want to attend AQC as a casual visitor, there are plenty of options – attend social events, or just buy a ticket to the Expo and Quilt Show – there is a full program of free workshops and short classes to choose from. The Expo program will be released in March, 2019. Can I pay by cheque? You can pay by cheque, but you will need to make a phone booking. Please have several class preferences chosen. Your class place cannot be confirmed until your payment is received.

If there is a kit, you will need to pay the kit fee directly to the tutor. Most classes will require the student to bring specific supplies with them. The requirements list for each class are posted on the website. Do I need to bring a sewing machine? In classes where machines are required, sponsor companies will provide them so you do not have to bring your own. A technical assistant will be available in class to help you. You may bring your own machine if you choose but no technical assistance will be available. What is included in the class fee?

What do I need to bring?

For full details see page 14.

Some classes include a kit of all or some materials required in the class. The class description includes mention of any kit/materials fee.

Catering during the day will be sponsored by:

• Cancellations received in writing before March 10, 2019 will receive a 75 per cent refund of fees paid and will be at Expertise Events’ sole discretion. After this date there will be no refunds. All cancellations must be forwarded to Expertise Events in writing. Please note that substitutions of the delegate may be accepted in lieu of a cancellation, at the discretion of Expertise Events but, due to limited class numbers, class selection changes cannot be made. • We recommend travel insurance in case you need to cancel. • To take advantage of any early bird rate, bookings must be made before November 30, 2018. • In the event of a tutor cancellation due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, the tutor will be replaced and no refunds will be available in this instance. April 11 – 14, 2019

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