Waverley Patchworkers organise one and two day workshops for members about four times a year. If you are interested in attending a listed workshop email

Workshops in 2021

Veronique Diligent – March 20-21

Beautiful pieces started in this workshop

The first workshop in a very long time is with Veronique Diligent of Veronique’s Quilt Designs. She wowed us during an online meeting last year with her beautiful work which features needleturn appliqué and embroidery and reflects her love of the garden.

It is a two day class, held at Bellfield House in Glen Waverley on the weekend March 20-21. Participants will choose one of three projects;
a bag, Little Blue Wrens sewing book cover or a block from her Toujours Provence quilt.
The focus is appliqué and there is much to learn from this skilled practitioner.

Cost: Members $90 Non-members $120 plus the appropriate kit or pattern which need to be pre-ordered.

Workshops in 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions were unable to offer any workshops.

Workshops in 2019

Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24

Julie Adamson 

Our first tutor for the year spoke at our May 2018 meeting and we were wowed by her commitment to perfecting her stitching.

A needle turn appliqué workshop from one of the best artists in this field. Julie won Best of Show at Victorian Quilters Showcase in 2018. There is a choice of two projects focussing on slightly different skills. Suitable for beginners to advanced, although the paisley example would require some prior experience.


Saturday May 4 or Sunday May 5

Michelle de Groot

Two one day workshops in machine quilting.

Workshop 1 – Ruler Work  

Learn how to set up your domestic machine for ruler work including a special ruler foot. Then learn how to use the rulers and how to design quilting following methods Michelle has developed over the years.

Workshop 2 – Trapunto

Learn free motion quilting and some thread work to enhance a quilting design.







Workshops in 2018

Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25  

Sue de Vanny

Sea Urchin quilt using painting, dyeing, stamping and stitching. 

Here’s a snapshot of what happened at this workshop

Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29  Katrina Hadjimichael

Spikes and Specks

Foundation pieced spikes blocks separated by appliqué vine and leaf sashings. Learn paper foundation piecing and machine appliqué skills.

Members $100 plus materials list,
non-members $130 plus materials list.

Sunday July 22  Krista Black Quilt marking – Cancelled

Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 
Neroli Henderson Design workshop
An easy, fun class that will increase your design, colour and composition skills and show you everyone can be a art quilter. Waking with ultra-smooth metallic fabric paints learn to blend paint smoothly on fabric, prevent colour run and see how it can make stitching and raw edge appliqué easier. 

Works can be completed with machine stitch using decorative stitches on your machine inventively.

Members $100 plus a kit fee of $25 to be paid to Neroli. Non-members $130 plus kit fee.


Previous Workshops

Our tutors in 2017 were Leanne O’Sullivan, Shibori dyeing; Leesa Chandler, bag making; Jeanette Holkner, children’s workshop; Bronwyn  van’t Hof, quick quilts from precuts and Grace Errea from USA delivered a lecture on value and conducted two workshops using her unique appliqué technique.

Saturday April 30, Sunday May 1 2016
Irene Blanck.

Everyone had a great time at this workshop, read about it here

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2016
Michelle Hill

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August 2016
Waverley Skills Days

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016
Mariya Waters “Cornucopia of Quilting Techniques”

In March 2015 Lisa Walton came down from Sydney to run her Permission to Play class. This surface design class focussed first on making patterns on fabric using a variety of techniques. Then the fabrics were assembled into a collage. Lisa encouraged everyone to play with colour and texture and to not worry too much about planning. While it was a lot to cover in two days, the participants had lots of fun and everyone was pleased with the results. You can see the results in this gallery.

6 Responses to Workshops

  1. Cindy Jenkins says:

    I have just moved to south melbourne and am looking for a quilt/textile group to join. Are you taking new members? Where and when do you meet?

  2. Elaine Duxbury says:

    Hi, just wondering when your quilt show is on?
    thank you

    • Waverley says:

      Hi Elaine
      Our Quilt Show is every second year, the next one will be the last weekend in May 2016 at the Mount Waverley Community Centre, Miller Crescent Mount Waverley.

  3. Helen Burke says:

    Hi, I am interested in commencing day time beginner patchwork classes.
    Your group has been recommended.
    Do you have any opportunities for classes commencing soon ?
    Many thanks
    Helen Burke

    • Waverley says:

      We will be running beginner patchwork and quilting classes in the second part of this year. Visitors to our Quilt Show will have the opportunity to complete an expression of interest in these classes.

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