Classes-Instore 2024


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 (or transferable) 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.

Monday "Technique", (5th February, 4th March, 15th April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 28th October, 25th November), 11am – 3pm, $65 per class,

Tuesday "Technique", (6th February, 5th March, 16th April, 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September, 29th October, 26th November), 10am – 2pm, $65 per class,

Wednesday "Technique", (7th February, 6th March, 17th April, 8th May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 30th October, 27th November), 10am – 2pm, $65 per class,

Wednesday "Evenings with Wendy" (7th February, 6th March, 17th April, 8th May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 30th October, 27th November), 7.30pm – 9.30pm, $35 per class,

Thursday "Mixed Technique ", (8th February, 7th March, 18th April, 9th May, 6th June, 4th July, 8th August, 5th September, 31st October, 28th November), 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

Tuesday's monthly (20th February, 19th March, 23rd April, 14th May, 18th June), (10 - 2pm), $60 per class.

Wednesday's monthly (21st February, 20th March, 24th April, 15th May, 19th June), (10 - 2pm), $60 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

 Saturday's monthly (10th February, 9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November), (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 new book A Ladies' Garden to life.

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. TBA

Saturdays - 10am - 3pm. TBA

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(8th February, 22nd February, 14th March, 28th March, 11th April, 9th May, 23rd May,  13th June, 27th June, 11th July, 25th July, 8th August, 22nd August, 12th September, 26th September, 10th October, 24th October, 14th November, 28th November and 12th December), 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's monthly (2nd February, 1st March, 5th April, 3rd May, 31st May, 5th July, 2nd August, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December); 10 – 3 pm, $65 per class.


Saturday's monthly (3rd February, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December); 10 - 3pm, $65 per class.