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My working life was in education and I now enjoy sharing my quilting skills with other quilters. My classes aim to encourage participants to be creative and add their own unique style and interpretation to designs. I have taught around NZ for local quilt groups, mini and national symposia.
A range of classes are offered with emphasis on -
free motion quilting
Main themes are NZ and Pacific style quilts.
I specialize in machine paper-foundation piecing classes, such as New York Beauty and Mariner's Compass, plus a variety of other techniques like my Shadowy wall-hangings featuring organza.
I am also available to judge at shows and as a speaker.
Marge has been quilting for 35 years and teaching quilting for almost that long. She teaches both beginner and advanced classes, the advanced classes being predominantly her own designs. She has taught extensively in NZ as well as Australia, Canada and the US. She has also written many pattern articles for NZQuilter over the past 25 years.
I teach mainly piecing classes with a strong emphasis on use of colour. The piecing classes range from very simple bordered block classes to intricate log cabin, quilts with triangles of various size and shape and a number of my own original designs.
I teach applique and machine embroidery techniques. Most of my original designs are flower inspired wall hangings. I like to make my classes achievable for all levels. Each class uses a different Technique.
I also have some online instant download patterns for sale from my website.
Picasso Style, Colour Pops, Tiny Town, one technique, three designs to choose from.
Surface Edged flowers, applique and machine enhancing with stitching and cording.
Fab Fishes, applique seascape with couching and net enhancement.
Pot of Pansies, gorgeous Pansy quilt, applique technique.
Other classes, see my website www.marytransom.co.nz
I am a contemporary fibre artist, teacher and historian. I enjoy helping other artists in developing their own voice through the process of workshop
Patterns of Polynesia-Explore design, learn to draw designs informed bythese, plan and print samples which may be used later in a mixed media or fabric composition (1 or 2 day)
Out of the Earth: mud painting using local earth and mordants to colour fabric or paper (1 day)
Weaving a story: using the medium of fabric to express yourself, your story(ies) of family, place, or events. (1 or two day)
Icon painting- reflective style workshop using an icon to paint on fabric (one day)
I have been quilting for more than 30 years and have enjoyed sewing many different techniques over the years. However, by far, I enjoy working with scraps. I use my own scraps and gifted left overs to make beautiful, useable scrap quilts. I hwork with a range of favourite sizes, and challenge myself to use as many pieces as I can in each quilt.
Ronnie is a textiles and mixed media tutor . She is the founder and Creative Director for Changing Threads Contemporary Textiles /Fibre Awards Show held in Nelson each year. She is on the exec of Arts Council Nelson and is an artist member of the Nelson Suter Art Society. She teaches as part of the Creative Journeys Workshops group.
Textiles, mixed media, art journals, simple book binding, design and painting.
Ronnie's classes encourage students to develop new skills and extend their knowledge in an enthusiastic supportive environment.
I am a textile artist and tutor. My work is predominatly realistic in style. I love sharing my skills and encourage participants to gain confidence while learning new techniques. My classes consist of thread painting, fabric painting, applique, hand stitching and landscape design.
Thread painted animals - learn to thread paint your own choice of animal.
Thread painted birds - choose from learning thread painting a kingfisher, goldfinch or fantail
Freedom to fabricate - experiment with painting sky, water, backgrounds and using stencils and stamps.
Painted sunrise, free-motion embroidery wildflowers.
Other classes check my website/classes pages