Classes-Instore 2022


Our classes are all held in the shop, 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. 

• 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.

One on One

2hr appointment at the Shop - $80

Have a tight schedule? Looking to start your quilting path?  Need to kick start a project?  Shy to start a class? Why not consider a two hour personal lesson?

One on One lessons ensure you both understand and practice the fundamentals of patchwork but are also available for fine tuning a particular skill such as applique with personalised attention.   

So, whether you have never cut a piece of fabric or are just keen to refresh long ago learned skills, call the Shop to arrange a time.




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, throughout Australia and the world, while her nights are spent creating new designs! Wendy’s popular patterns are appreciated around the world in staggering numbers. Working with wool felt or felted wool and embroidery stitches are her specialty areas but her skills extend through all patchwork techniques and 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 Colourful Creatures…a best seller

You can follow Wendy on instagram at @flyingfishkits.

Mondays "New Traditions" (31st January, 28th February, 4th April, 2nd May 2022), (10 - 2pm), $65 per class.

Tuesday "Technique", (1st February, 1st March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June 2022), 10am – 2pm, $65 per class,

Wednesday "Technique", (2nd February, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 8th June 2022), 10am – 2pm, $65 per class,

Wednesday "Evenings with Wendy" (2nd February, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 8th June 2022), 7.30pm – 9.30pm, $35 per class,

Thursday "Mixed Technique ", (3rd February, 3rd March, 7th April, 5th May, 9th June 2022), 10am – 2pm, $65 per class,


Explore a variety of patchwork techniques as you expand your skill base throughout the year with Wendy.  Work at your own pace on existing projects or start a new one with the prepared lesson for each class.  This year Wendy will present a new twist on some of her favourite techniques with a focus on design layout options.  Elements with a modern theme in solids or prints can be personalised with instruction!



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.





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






Embroidery - Level Beginner to Experienced

3rd Wednesday of each month (16th February, 16th March, 20st April, 18th May, 15th June 2022), (10 - 1pm), $45 per class.



   Join Karen to learn, practice and apply embroidery stitches for a variety of projects.  

   For example, select one of our stitching panels,  create your own or embellish your appliqué.  

   Class techniques will include stitching instruction, transferring designs and finishing the project guidance.

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  Karen has a background in Interior Decoration, which is evident in the choices she makes in patchwork. 

  Her trained eye combined with thorough knowledge of embroidery and stitching techniques creates a learning environment with guaranteed original results!

  Follow Karen @kljohn31



Piecing and Applique skills -Assumed basic skills to advanced

2nd Saturday of each month (12th February, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June 2022), (10 - 3pm), $65 per class.

Join Karen to make heirloom style quilts exploring English traditional styles that include piecing with or without papers, appliqué and design.  Select from a range of existing quilts and let Karen guide you to making unique quilts that will stand the test of time.

Get on board now with Karen to bring the quilts from her soon to be published book with Quilt Mania due out in 2021!

Popular Quilts to choose from include:



Vintage Pots


Day of the Sun ( during the year.

Bits & Pieces, Hodgepodge,  and Bonney Lass 






$20 or $25 casually (subject to vacancies).

Fridays  – 10am – 3pm. 18th February, 18th March, 20th May, 17th June

Saturdays - 10am - 3pm, 19th March, 21st May

Come for a day of chit chat and sewing in our fully equipped classroom.  The design walls are available for assembling quilts, auditioning borders which is something a lot of us can’t do at home.  The classroom has Bernina sewing machines set up as well as mats for your use.  On occasion Sit and Sew days will be guided by Cath Babidge, our resident stash busting design starter!  Cath is full of ideas for stash busting quilts!

20190816_174244_1GRACE WIDDERS

Grace is an award winning quilter with a long practiced background in design and technique. As a teacher by trade, she is well versed in ensuring students have a solid foundation of skills.


Grace has been an institution at MO since the beginning, bringing her consistent creative talents and patient manner to the classroom. Join Grace to work out the details of your own projects or let her guide you through her suggestions. Follow Grace @gracewidders 


 Thursday evenings - Level Beginner(10th February, 24th February, 10th March, 24th March, 14th April, 28th April, 12th May, 26th May, 9th June, 23rd June 2022), (7.30 – 9.30 pm), $35 per class


Join Grace for a comfortable gathering while you continue learning techniques and build your skill base. 


Grace is never short of an idea or a suggestion for your next quilt! Work through the semester to complete a project at your own pace.










Affectionately known as ‘the Pied Piper of quilting,’ Marg is a creative teacher, gentle mentor and an author… Join Marg for a series of classes that will connect you to your creative motivation.

Marg has vast experience across all areas of stitching, but is renowned for her handwork, including applique and paper piecing. Marg’s easy going nature creates an environment that is definitely sure to inspire.


The class covers the skills of handwork including applique, hexagons and design.

Follow Marg @msg47


Friday of each month (4th February, 4th March, 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June 2022); 10 – 3 pm, $65 per class.


Saturday of each month (5th February, 5th March, 2nd April, 7th May 2022); 10 - 3pm, $65 per class.







JW_03Artful Improv

Saturdays every 2nd month; 10 – 3 pm (26th Feb, 26th March, 28th May, 23rd July, 24th September and 26th November 2022), $65 per class.



Open your mind to a world of creativity with Jessica. As a qualified teacher of art and design and experience in the fashion industry, Jess brings a mass of knowledge to your quilting process!

Practice design concepts behind making quilts that are inspired by an idea and enhanced by the classic ideas of art…line, composition, colour and more.  

Improv has a modern reputation but it has been part of quilting forever and is all about story telling.  No matter what kind of quilts you make, this class will add something to your future quilts!

Follow Jess @birdie_beetle