Listen and Learn. Take your skill to the next level and pick up handy tips and techniques from the experts in these FREE sessions each day. No bookings required.


11am Shortcut to Shibori. Nicole McCarthy from Hands On Workshop, Stand D06. Learn the shortcut to Shibori fabric dyeing with Japanese Indigo dye kits.

11.30am New Designer Twisted Hearts, Brenda from Flip la K, Stand G15. Learn how easy it is to make great quilt blocks – weave and appliqué your way to create a fantastic quilt block. Plus,  upcycle your clothing – appliqué bags and children’s clothes – a fun session with a show and tell finish!

12noon Make it Aussie. Pamela Davis from Picklemouse Corner, Stand K11. New Ideas to create using fabric to give your projects a distinct Australian flavour.

12:30pm Taking Scary out of Curved Blocks. Brenda from Flip la K, Stand G15. Great newproducts like the Fiskars Circle Cutter enable you to create curved blocks with ease. Classic like Drunkard’s  Path, Double Wedding Ring, random circle quilts, fun appliqué, and scallopededges are made easy with our tools and tricks.

1pm Papercrafting Tips & Techniques. Dina Boyling from Catchy Crafts, Stand E17. Learn about the latest in inks, stencils, mixed media and other papercrafting techniques.

11am Take the scary out of free motion quilting from Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand D19. Learn how to  quilt your quilts on you normal domestic sewing machine, achieve great even stitches and wonderful  creative designs.

12noon Quilt As You Go from Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand D19. Be amazed how easy making quilts can be using Pauline’s  QAYG techniques. A treasure chest of ideas will be shown step by step.

12:30pm Cloth Books from Patchwork by Gail B, Stand K16. Learn how to make a cloth book.  Quick and easy and they make a great gift. 

1pm Precision Quilts Wonders from Pauline’s Quilters World, Stand D19. Having trouble cutting sewing and achieving accurate points? Don’t be put off, join this session to see how to overcome these challenges. Lots of great tips and tidbits will be shared.

 And so much more… See some of the other FREE demonstrations at exhibitor’s stands such as:

Why not also visit Gabriella from Miss Rose, Sister Violet at stand G26 as she demonstrates vintage  inspired headbands, shoe clips and more using her velvet flowers, and vintage trims. You are welcome to  ask questions to help you master simple tasks. 

Cardmaking.net, Stand G05. See Allan Press, author of Colouring with Glaze Pens demonstrate colouring in with Sakura 3D Glaze pens and Gelly roll pens on Peel-off stickers.

Also, Debra Van Der Meulen will demonstrate the latest in the Marianne Design & Nellie Snellen stencils/dies. See Gai demonstrate techniques used in wool felt applique, and embroidery stitches used to embellish projects at, Just Patchwork, Stand G01.