New classes on offer:

We have many classes being offered over the next few months.

Here is a list of classes offered at May-Gene’s studio: 19 MacFarlane Drive, Gillits from 9am to 12pm

Miniature of the Month with May-Gene (Friendship Braid)

Learn the basics of foundation piecing with the easy Friendship Braid. Learn how to make a ‘Peep’ border to add a bit of pizzazz to your quilts, as well as continuous binding for both large and miniature quilts

Date: Tuesday 21 February

Cost: R200 (includes pattern by Beth Broodryk)

Suitable for all skill levels

Block Builders with Viv Christianson

Unlock the mysteries of block construction… choose your favourite blocks in the size of your choice using supplied computer-generated templates or foundation piecing. Learn the how’s and why’s and become an expert as we learn to make blocks with curves, blocks that appear to have curves, and by popular request, a bargello.

Dates: Thurs 23 Feb, 2,9 & 30 March

Cost: R560 (4 lessons)

For improvers and experienced quilters who haven’t yet mastered complex blocks.

Quilt-As-You-Go with Viv Christianson

No more unmanageable bundles to heave around your sewing machine!

This technique, as taught by Marti Michell (the talented American quilter of template fame), is adaptable to any quilt style/size. With no sashings on the back, it’s virtually invisible when complete. There are numerous methods and the course objectives are to be able to decide on the best methodology for each quilt and mastering the technique. You’ll be able to complete your next quilt with an achieved level of expertise.

Date: Wed 15 March

Cost: R140

Suitable for all skill levels

Miniature of the Month with Beth Broodryk (Bali Jewels)

Make this sweet gem of a quilt and then embellish it with the cutest little flowers

Date: Monday 27 March & 3 April

Cost: R330 (2 lessons – includes Patchwork pattern)

Suitable for all skill levels

African Seminole Sampler with Tiiu Excell

Learn the art of various Seminole piecing techniques. The final lesson includes applique and embellishments

Dates: Wed 12,19,26 April & 3 May

Cost: R520 (4 lessons)

Not suitable for new beginners

Sparkling Pools with Sue Cameron

Immerse yourself in this ‘Sparkly’ take on the traditional ‘Trip Around the World’

Dates: Tues 14 & 28 March


Cost: R280 (2 lessons)

Not suitable for beginners

‘Come Play with Me’ with Sue Cameron

Have 100% fun with fabrics, threads and your sewing machine as you learn how Sue makes her award-winning quilts. Don’t miss this play date!

Dates: Tues 18 & 25 April and 9 May


Cost: R390 (3 lessons)

Suitable for all skill levels

More classes with Sue Cameron at other venues:

Advanced Star Quilt – a block a month – at Bernina Pietermaritzburg

Beginners Quilting at Elna Hillcrest

Criss cross Table runner at Bernina Musgrave

Flower Baskets at Bernina Musgrave

Beginners quilt at Berning Musgrave

An “Anything” class with Jane Renton

On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 9am come with what you are working on.
Do you have any UFO’s that you would like to finish?
Do you have a project you would like to start but need some guidance on how to do so?
Do you have a project you’ve started but no longer like it or know what to do with it?
Would you like help choosing borders o a quilting design?
Join us at 12 Sutton Rd, Merrivale.

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