checkboxPlan your day New Workshop Perfect for beginners
No bookings required. Program applies daily at the fair.
These FREE workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless indicated.

check11am Making Fabric and Pattern Choices to Suit You and Your Lifestyle, Anne Whalley. The Australian Sewing Guild, Area A. Join this free one hour workshop hosted by The Sewing Guild of Australia with Anne Whalley.

  • Learn how your life experiences, body shape, colouring and lifestyle impacts on your pattern and fabric choices
  • How to feel confident in your ‘memade’ clothes
  • Learn how to add designer details to your outfit
  • See how you can make fabric work harder

check12noon Traditional Meets Modern in Wool Felt Appliqué, Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand B54.Gai will demonstrate the modern approach to wool felt appliqué using traditional embroidery stitches, modern elements of design and bold colours. The class is a good introduction to gain confidence to complete one of her modern designs.

check12.30pm Appliqué Christmas, Craft Cubby, Stand B23. Learn how to apply appliqué in the Craft Cubby way to decorate for Christmas – quick and easy!

check1pm What’s Flipp-n New. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand C31. Take a sensational journey of step-by-step flip-n with unique Flip la K templates and a show and tell of fabulously sensational quilts and table runners.


Join Pauline Rogers at Pauline’s Quilters World at Stand C22, and learn amazing quilting techniques!

10.30am and 12.30pm: Free Motion Quilting
Want to quilt your quilts on your normal domestic sewing machine, have great even stitches and wonderful creative designs? After this session you will be quilting like a pro!

11.30am and 1.30pm: Quilt As You Go
Be amazed how easy making quilts can be using Pauline’s QAYG techniques. A treasure chest of ideas will be shown step by step.

2.30pm: Patchwork Precision
Having trouble cutting sewing and achieving accurate points? Don’t be put off, join this session to see how to overcome these challenges.

Guest Artist, Louise Seymour, Paperlab. Time to get scientific and creative with paper. Join guest artist, Louise Seymour as she will walk you through the process of making beautiful paper

flowers that you can use to decorate your home or Christmas tree! Using paper sculpture techniques you will be able to create a beautiful realistic looking paper flower to proudly display in your home. Everlasting blooms are a perfect gift to share with those
you love. All materials are provided.
Kit cost: $15

Decoupagé Guild of Australia, Stand C52. Enjoy the magic of being shown how to make a beautiful decorated bauble for Christmas using basic decoupage skills. Come see the demonstrations at 10.30am, and 12.30pm daily. Kits include prepared bauble, images (serviette or cut paper images) and embellishments.Kit cost: $9


Look out for quick and free demonstrations by various exhibitors around the show floor.

Brother, ScanNCut. Stop by the ScanNCut stand for free demos running throughout the day!

Creative Fashion Accessories, Stand A18. Find out how to tie and wear scarves to make them into fashion statements.

Cake Decorators of Australia, Area G. Find beautiful and interesting cake displays for all celebrations!

Echidna Sewing Products, Stand A16.Learn how to appliqué for Christmas!

Izzii Napkin Art, Stand B26. See how
to use paper napkins to produce stunning Christmas gifts, from baubles to bags.

Patchwork Mariko Japan, Stand A02.Patchwork Ninja Live! See how to stitch a stained-glass quilt easily and quickly using Ninja iron-on bias tape with the Patchwork Ninja family. Anyone can learn to make this stained-glass bag using cutting edge technique.

Izzii Napkin Art, Stand B26. Easy to make Christmas trees will look fantastic in any home.