Pieces of Pye

A machine quilters' passion


Grid Design – confident beginner with free motion quilting experience: 1 day

Have a relaxing and fun day working on several new grid designs I have introduced to this class

This workshop builds on many of the grids taught in my fabulous feathers workshop. We will review designs such as clam shells and orange peels along with the introduction of many new designs.

Next workshop will be at Alexander Park Craft House on Sunday 29th April and can be booked through WAQA.

Please contact me via this website for private group bookings.

Basic Free Motion Quilting Beginners 1 day

In this technique workshop you will learn basic backgrounds such as stippling, headbands, loops railroads tracks and many more background designs. You will also gain confidence when designing your own feathers or you can bring a stencil you would like to work with. Some stencils will be available to use in class.


Fabulous Feathers and Filler Fun  Intermediate/Advanced  1 day

Machine Quilted Sample - Fun with FeathersLearn how to stitch freehand feathers with your darning foot.

Fed up with stippling and would like a change? Are you undecided what background fillers to use for putting the finishing touches to your quilt then this is workshop for you. In class we will work on several fabulous fillers such as pebbles, echo quilting, paving stones, loops, orange peels and Mc Tavishing as well as creating your own unique backgrounds!

Students attending this class must be confident with free motion quilting using their darning foot.

Working With Wedges    All levels 1 0r 2 days

Working with Wedges Quilt SampleMany fabulous designs can be made using the wedge ruler. In this workshop we will use the Dresden Plate ruler which will give 20 wedges in a circle. You will be able to make any of the designs on the featured quilt as well as the Dresden plate. Full instructions will be given for all designs. The Cathrine Wheels quilt on the gallery page was made using the 6″ 9 degree wedge. Some preparation is needed for the 1 day workshop.

Hand Applique   Needleturn   All Levels 1 day

Red-and-Green-Applique sample blockThis class is suitable for beginners or those quilters who have done some appliqué and are looking to improve their skills. Learn how to sew curves, sharp points and the troublesome pointy indents. In this class we will learn how to transfer the design to the fabric, position the shapes accurately then baste and appliqué the pieces to the background. Fabric and thread choices will also be discussed during this class. This is a technique class a pattern will be made available to all students during class. An original 9 block quilt pattern is also available for those students who wish to consolidate their skills.

Scrap Happy Fun   All levels  1 day

Multi coloured scrap quiltEnjoy a fun day in a relaxed atmosphere making this delightful scrap quilt. A very simple and easy foundation method is used to make the blocks for this quilt. Different block settings give a variety of stunning and beautiful designs to choose from when constructing this quilt.  Country colours, cottage prints virtually any fabric combination look good in the finished quilt. Follow any theme you want!