Our classes are all held in the shop. They are limited to 8 people and sold in semesters. We do not teach classes during the summer school holidays. Prices are set at the beginning of the semester based on the number of available dates. Coffee and tea service available in all classes. Our all-day classes include a snack. Due to dietary restrictions we will no longer offer a full lunch

• Payment of fees for each semester in advance. A deposit (equal to one class fee) on the last day of semester is required to secure your place for the following term.
• The balance of class fees for a semester is due on the first class date of that semester regardless of attendance.
• Payment of class fees is non-refundable unless we cancel the class. If you cannot attend a class and you give us reasonable notice, every effort will be made to provide a make-up class if a place is available in another class.

• Make-Up classes must be taken in the same semester as the class that was missed.



Kathy is the owner of Material Obsession, a place where quilters can explore creative aspirations, quality products and interesting techniques taught by generous, talented quilters.

She is the author of five books (so far), a fabric designer for FreeSpirit, a Quilt NSW Judge and an international tutor.

Working in the shop for over 15 years has provided a platform of experience that enables creating a space where people feel comfortable being creative.

Follow Kathy on instagram @matobsgirl, Facebook and her blog.

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Taking Shape

2nd Sunday of each month;

10 – 3 pm, $65 per class.

This class is an exploration of the creative path in both thought and practice. The focus is on effective use of fabric using repeated shapes.

Each month has a different focus for conversation and making. Quilts can be from a pattern or a free form design. Experience necessary.







Wendy is a generous and talented artist with a background in teaching and design that she shares freely in her classes.Her days are spent teaching at Material Obsession, around Australia and the world while her nights are for creating new designs!Her popular patterns are loved around the world in staggering numbers.Her specialty is working with wool felt or felted wool and embroidery stitches but her skills extend through all patchwork techniques and all sewing methods including clothes, bags, and cushions.

Wendy is a multi-prize winning quilter, is widely published and has written one book so far, Wild Blooms and Colorful Creatures…a best seller

You can follow Wendy on instagram at @flyingfishkits.

New Traditions

2nd and 4th Monday of each month;

10 – 3 pm, $65 per class.

Join Wendy in her pandora’s box of tricks as she presents new and exciting ways to update the look of your quilts with simple to learn techniques.  Each lesson includes a new idea that can work with or without the last but is guaranteed to inspire participants in the class.  Piecing, wool embellishment, hand work and more are all options as you go adding skill upon skill and layer upon layer of interest in your projects.

Red_Heart_Quilt_SMixed Technique Wednesday

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month,

10am – 1pm, $45 per class

1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of each month,

7.30pm – 9.30pm, $35 per class 

Explore a variety of techniques in a range of techniques including everything from

squares, triangles and circles to machine or hand piecing and appliqué to foundation piecing, inset seams and curves.

These classes are suitable for beginners to experienced quilters. This class may include wool applique.





Mixed Technique Thursday

2nd Thursday of each month,

10 – 3 pm, $45 per class

4th Thursday of each month,

10 – 1 pm, $45 per class

Delve into a world of mixed techniques supported with great instruction and lots of ideas for making quilts, cushions and more.

Every session includes a lesson and making time.