9-11 October 2014
Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
Quilt Exhibition - Japie Krige School Hall
Good Hope Quilters’ Guild invites you to three quilt-filled days in Stellenbosch. Come and relax,
learn something new, see wonderful quilts and spend time with your quilting friends.
Teachers and Workshops at Fynbos Quilt-In 2014
Antoinette Greyling Antoinette has been teaching traditional and innovative patchwork and quilting
for 30 years. She enjoys taking classes and teaching the quilters of tomorrow, believing that to grow, we need to keep
Antoinette 1 TWO FOR ONE No Kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
Make twice the quilt in half the time with this reversible quilt-as-you-go table
runner. The technique shows you how to break up a big quilt into smaller,
manageable blocks. You will learn to adapt your free motion skills to the
squares and also learn reverse binding.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Fabric
- Front: for the front, choose a bold design with good quilting lines.
Cut 3 x 22 cm square blocks. Also cut 30 cm square fabric material
for the background, half square triangles. Cut 3 x 22 cm cotton
batting squares (cotton is the only batting that can be ironed) and another 31 cm sqaure cotton batting.
- Front Sashing: choose a colour that will go with the fabric. Cut 2 x 4.5 cm strips.
- Back: use a tone on tone fabric. Cut 3 x 22 cm squares and 1 x 30 cm square from the same fabric
- Back Sashing: use the same colour as the blocks. Cut in 2 x 3 cm strips.
- Front Binding: choose a colour that will go with your front sashing or a contrasting colour. Cut 2 x 3.5 cm strips.
- Back Binding: use the same colour as your blocks and sashing. Cut 2 x 3 cm strips.
 Sewing machine with a free motion quilt foot, walking foot (optional), denim needle # 90 and universal needle # 14
 Rotary cutter, ruler (cm/inches) square ruler and cutting mat
 Quilting thread to match the front and back fabrics
 Basic sewing supplies
Bettie van Zyl
“I strive to teach in such a way that the students will be empowered to experiment on their
own. My great passion is that everyone will be inspired by all the wonderful variations in our land and portray that in their
own original work.”
Bettie 1 WRAP IT UP No kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
Make exciting bags, bowls or boxes all of your scrap strips. The technique is easily mastered and the results are very
satisfying, pretty and practical.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Sewing machine and extension cord
 Used needles and suitable colour thread
 1 inch strips cut on the straight (scraps)
 Cutting board, long ruler and rotary cutter
 Pritt stik glue
 Pins
 30 m x 7 mm nylon rope
1 day
(All levels)
This class will teach you an easy way of making tessellating windmills
of any size with no fabric waste and 100% accurate corners. You can
choose plaids/checks, batiks, floral, stripes or bold prints. Everything
looks stunning.
Students’ Requirements List:
 12-16 fat quarter collection (checks/floral/batik/solids)
 2 different colours for the borders, 1.5 m each
 Rulers: 9 1/2″ or 6″ square, depending on the size you want to
make and an 18″ long ruler
 Masking tape and a permanent marker
 Rotary cutter with a new blade and a cutting mat
 Neutral colour thread
 Sewing machine with extension cord and multi-adaptor
Carool Johnson
Carool was introduced to patchwork and quilting in 1990 and has loved every minute
of her journey to date. She loves learning and trying out new techniques. She ran Hilltop Quilt shop in Swellendam for
11 years and has since retired and closed shop. She is now trying to reduce the pile of UFOs in her cupboard.
Carool 1 BOX WITHIN A BOX No kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
Have fun making this 3-D illusion quilt “Box within a Box” the easy way!
Students’ Requirements List:
For a quilt approximately 95 x 80 cm (37 x 31 inches) you will need:
 Fabric:
- 6 sets of 3 fat quarters per set – 1 light, 1 medium and 1 dark.
- 6 sets of 3 widths of fabric, 10 cm (4″) – 1 light, 1 medium and 1 dark.
The greater the value contrast the better. Each set of fabric should be of a
similar colour. The 6 sets may all be different colours or move from one
colour through to the next as in a colour-wash.
Fabric for the borders, backing and binding is not necessary for the
 Straight quilters ruler, 60o triangle ruler (preferably a large one with a 9 inch vertical measurement), rotary cutter
with a sharp blade and a cutting board
 Sewing machine with a foot, extension cord and adapter
 Thread for piecing – grey is a good colour
 Straight pins and scissors
 Iron and ironing board
 Large polystyrene board or sheet
Carool 2 SMALL QUILTED PICTURE No kit ½ day R125 (All levels)
Create your own small quilted picture of a South African flower.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Fabric:
- Approximately 9 different (more to give you choices) light greens,
about 12 to 15 cm square for the background. I like to use hand-dyes
(Amafu marbleised hand-dyes, e.g., the Colour Rolls) and not patterned commercial fabrics
- 20 cm square piece of medium purple for the geranium flower
- Scrap of white fabric for the centre of the flower
- Scrap of avocado fabric for the centre of the flower
Medium weight Vilene, about 35 cm square (glue on one side only)
Appliqué paper (magic appliqué), about 20 cm square
Sewing machine, foot, extension cord and adaptor plug. Bring along a darning foot as you may get far enough to
use it.
Thread: grey for the background piecing and a variety of light and dark shades of purple (pinkish) for the flower
Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting board
Iron, ironing board and Teflon sheet if you have one
Embroidery scissors (small sharp scissors)
Pencil, pen and notebook
Fabric for the borders, backing and binding and batting is not necessary for the workshop
Camera if you want to take photos
Carol Minshall
Carol has been quilting since 1989 and especially enjoys appliqué and small handwork
projects. She sells a range of naive appliqué designs and the very popular sticky template plastic at her stall “Quilty
Cards” at the Good Hope Quilters’ Guild.
CarolM 1 A FABRIC BOOK ½ day R145 (includes kit) (All levels)
An A3 sized piece of calico will be folded, cut, stitched by hand and edged with a naïve running stitch around each page
to create a 4-page (8 sided) booklet that you can decorate at your leisure at home to your own style. It looks great
decorated as a memento for a special friend – use meaningful sayings, images your friend will love or appliqué directly
onto a page. This could be popped into an envelope and given as a card. I’ve used mine as a memory book for myself,
filled with some of my favourite miniature blocks and small appliquéd pieces. Finished size 13 x 9.5 cm.
Kit includes everything you’ll need to complete the book:
 Pattern and instructions
 A3 piece of calico
 Embroidery needle and pins
 Perlé thread – cream
 Fine sewing needle and white cotton thread
Students’ Requirements List:
 Pair of fabric scissors to cut the calico and threads (small
sharp scissors will be best)
Doortjie Gersbach
Doortjie has been quilting since
1980. She is a qualified home economics and needlework teacher, is
crazy about scrap quilts and uses colour in a very unique way.
Doortjie 1 CROCHET WORK No kit 1 day R250
(Students must have a basic knowledge of crochet and understand
crochet terminology – Intermediate)
Students can use double knit or 4-ply wool to crochet. For double knit,
you will need a 3.5 mm hook and for 4-ply, a 3 mm hook. We will make
a variety of different blocks in this class. Special attention will be given to joining new colours and ending off threads in
your blocks. Joining completed blocks will also be addressed. Bring a variety of different colours and your hook to this
Doortjie 2 BROKEN 9-PATCH No kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
This quilt has a theme of dots, stripes and big print fabrics. The
block size is 12 cm square or 5″ square. The completed quilt is 152
cm square (60″ square) without borders.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Before the workshop, you need to prepare the following:
75 blocks of one type of print, for example dotted fabrics
75 blocks of another type of print, for example stripy prints
75 blocks of a large print
Don’t cut more than 3 blocks from any one fabric. Only cut 1, 2
or 3 blocks from each fabric.
You can also make a completely scrappy quilt using any fabrics as long as they all are of the same texture, but
again, don’t cut too many blocks from the same fabric.
Please cut accurately!
 Sewing machine and needles
 Basic sewing kit
 100% cotton thread in a neutral colour to match your selection of fabrics
 Mat, rotary cutter and ruler
Hazelmay Duncan
Hazelmay is a founder member of the Good Hope Quilters’ Guild. She is known for
her immense knowledge and dedication to quilting in South Africa.
Hazelmay 1 MINIATURE MESSAGES AND MEMORIES ½ day R215 (includes kit) (All levels)
The “M and M” quilt idea was born from a need to give my son a quilt that he could carry with him when he started on his
travels around the world in 1997 – I think all children need a quilt from home, wherever they are! I included pictures of things
that I wanted him to remember from the past and things that he needed to remember for the future. The many other memory
quilts which I have since made were developed from this one, which focuses on the use of novelty and picture prints.
Students will stitch a miniature memory quilt to take home.
The history and origin of picture and memory quilts will be discussed.
Current trends and ways of using picture prints will be covered. A wide
variety of ideas will be given for students to develop and use after the class.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Basic sewing supplies
 Stationery - Pritt, scissors, etc.
 Sewing machine (cleaned and oiled)
 Neutral cotton sewing thread (grey or ecru)
 A selection of picture print fabrics with small designs, batting, backing
and binding if the kit is not purchased. Squares will be 5.5 cm cut size.
The kit is required. It contains a pack of fabric which includes picture prints, batting, backing and binding, and a printed
instruction booklet.
Hazelmay 2 FABRIC TOYS
½ day
R170 (includes kit)
(All levels)
This will be a half day class, during which students will complete one of the puzzle blocks and receive three more
patterns to make at home. Two of the blocks are made by hand, the other requires hand and machine stitching.
Students’ Requirements List:
 A4 size cardboard (the side of a cereal box is perfect)
 A glue stick
 Paper scissors
 Rotary cutter and small cutting board or a 2B pencil and
fabric scissors
 Small quilters’ ruler if you have one.
 Pins and thimble
 Needles: Crewel ± 7 for tacking AND Between 9 for hand-stitching
 Thread: Mercerised (100%) cotton in a variety of colours to match the darker of your fabrics – to be used for tacking
and hand-stitching.
 Fabric: For the Ball:12 cm square of each of 12 different picture prints
OR 12 cm square of each of 12 solid colours or tone-on-tones
OR 12 x 12 cm squares in a variety of stripes, checks, florals, etc.
For the Blocks: Choose fabric with large individual motifs or an all-over pattern which will fit into a 6 cm
square or 6 x 12 cm rectangle.
Do not cut out any fabric at home! Window templates will be provided for you to use for placement and cutting.
The kit contains foam blocks, Vilene, templates and a booklet.
Heather Beckett
Heather is a graphic designer who started quilting about 10 years ago. She is
always looking for the newest, most innovative methods and design in quilting. Designing, stitching and free
motion quilting is what she enjoys most.
Heather 1 SASH THOSE SCRAPS No kit ½ day R125 (All levels)
This fun-to-make scrap quilt makes successful use of narrow sashes. You will learn the technique in this half day
workshop and can later make the quilt as large as you like.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Multicoloured scraps: large prints, small prints, floral, geometric,
light, dark, medium, and in every colour. Sized from 3” x 3” to 4” x
5”, ironed. The sashing needs to stand out so should be white, off
white or very dark/black.
 Cutting board, rotary cutter, ±6” x 12” ruler
 Sharp fabric scissors
 Sewing machine in good working order and ¼” sewing machine foot
 Neutral thread
 Frixion pen for marking the fabric for free motion quilting. It disappears with heat or steam. It is made by Pilot and is
available at Game (best price if they have stock) and most stationers
 Basic sewing requirements
 HERA marker
 Precuts strip ruler (optional @ R100). Please pre-order. This ruler makes cutting the scraps a doddle!
 S-curves set (optional @ R25), used to mark the quilting lines.
The use of S curves (the new background fill, easier than meandering) will be demonstrated.
Heather 2 DRAFTING YOUR OWN FEATHERS 1 day R275 (includes kit)
Draft your own feathers, even if you cannot draw! This is a new, innovative course in which the student is taught how to
construct feathers to fit spaces and borders for quilting free motion. Includes practical quilting. This course also includes
my ‘S’-curve overall background fill demonstration with S-curve stencils available to buy.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Propelling pencil, Artline fine marker and rubber
 ± 6″ x 12″ ruler
 15 sheets A4 paper
 Magic tape
 Frixion pen
 Quilt sandwich ± 30″ x 30″
 Sewing machine with dropped feed dogs
 Free motion quilting foot
 Mettler polysheen thread
 Medium cutting mat
 A few quilting safety pins
 Flexible ruler, if possible
 Quilting gloves
 Supreme slider, if you have one
 Basic sewing kit
Please sandwich and baste a 30″ square before the workshop. This will be used to practice stitching your design. Use
either spray basting or tacking. If you use tacking, make sure the top stitch is small. I suggest a very pale or white
sandwich top and a matching thread colour.
The kit contains a stencil and tissue paper.
Hettie van Zyl
Although Hettie teaches and does all kinds of quilting, her first loves are appliqué by hand
or machine, free motion machine quilting and Tunisian crochet. She enjoys passing on skills and techniques.
No kit
2 days
(All levels)
Take the nightmare out of free motion quilting! Relax and enjoy making a whole cloth sampler with free motion quilting in
this two-day class.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Machine: Cleaned, oiled and in good working order. Check in your
machine’s manual how to tighten and loose the top and bobbin
tension. The feed dogs must be able to drop.
 Walking foot, masking tape, greaseproof paper (Pick & Pay) and
 Either a darning foot, quilting foot or embroidery foot.
 Needles: quilting needles #12/14 and topstitch needles #12/14
 Thread: 100% cotton thread – colour to tone in on your material
 Bobbins: 2 filled bobbins with cotton – colour to tone in
 Fabric marker, scissors and hand gloves (optional).
 Extension cord and multi plug
 Cushion to elevate your seat
Please make the following before coming to the workshop:
5 x 30 cm square quilt sandwiches to practise on, either well safety-pinned or spray basted together:
- Cotton on the top (calico/tone on tone) - batting in the middle - cotton on the bottom (calico/tone on tone)
And / or
A quilt sandwich ± 80 cm x 100 cm in calico or pale colours (100% cotton), also safety pinned or spray basted together,
to make a sampler.
Please do not tack with needle and thread.
No kit
1 day
If you like the ease of working with a crochet hook but admire the look
and feel of knitted fabric, you’ll love learning Tunisian crochet. Beware,
you may get hooked! NB: you must know how to chain and have
fundamental crochet skills.
The class consists of techniques to:
 Cast on stitches for your foundation row
 Join different colours
 Tunisian simple stitch (TSS)
 Tunisian knit stitch (TKS)
 Tunisian reverse stitch (TRS)
 A variety of new stitches: Tunisian purl stitch, double stitch, yarn over stitch, lacy stitch, ripple stitch, extended
stitches and spiralling mitres
 Increase and decrease
 Binding off
Students’ Requirements List:
 1 x double knit wool / yarn
 3 or 4 different colours DK wool (light, medium and dark )
 #5.5-5.6 Tunisian hook
Jenny Hermans
Jenny made her first patchwork item at the age of thirteen – it was a tea-cosy made of
hexagons. Since then, her love of handwork, fabric, colour and creating quilts has grown and grown! Forty-something
years later, she is still stitching and involved in quilting.
Jenny 1 JUST MY CUP OF TEA No kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
In this one-day class you will learn fun tea-dying methods of preparing
background fabrics for this tea-themed workshop. Start creating “just your own
cup of tea” project with techniques such as paper-based machine piecing, fused
appliqué with machine or hand stitching and needle-turn appliqué. Patterns will be
supplied and ideas for making a small quilt, tray cloth, table runner, tea cosy, mug
bag, journal page or cushion should get you inspired to use any or all of the
techniques to complete “your own cup of tea” project at home. Suitable for coffeeholics and tea-totallers!
Students’ Requirements List:
 100% cotton fabric for background suitable for tea-dye. Fabric with a self-print
or plain calico or percale with an even weave is best. At least 2 fat quarters or
2 long-quarters
A selection of cotton fabrics for the tea cup and saucer components. A medium-sized print with several colours, in a
light and darker fabric to complement or contrast. The pieces should be about 12 cm or 15 cm for the cups and
 Appliqué paper, such as Appliqué Magic
 Sewing machine (plus all attachments) for paper-based piecing, piecing a background for appliqué and, if using
one, for collage and machine stitching the fused tea cups
 Needles and threads to match for machine and/or hand appliqué
 Embroidery thread for embroidery stitches
 Paper and fabric scissors and embroidery scissors with a small, sharp point
 Mat, rotary cutter and rulers
 Pins, thimble and reading glasses
 Pencil, eraser, note pad and paper, ruler and Pritt (or other glue stick)
 Optional: a machine embroidery hoop is useful for doing some freehand writing.
Jenny will supply:
 Paper-based patterns and some designs of tea cups and saucers
 “Sew and tear” or tissue paper for underneath the machine appliqué
 Tea for dying and containers for the tea solution
 Used tea bags and tea filters
Jenny 2 JAPANESE FOLDED PATCHWORK BOX ½ day R185 (includes cardboard) (All levels)
Japanese Folded Patchwork is the gentle art of folding circles into squares. In this calm, Zen class you will create a
special little box using this technique. Many possibilities for using Japanese Folded Patchwork units will be shared.
This involves some handwork (final ‘fiddle’ hand stitching) and some machine
sewing (gathering). Stiff fingers may find the hand sewing a bit challenging.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Hand-sewing essentials: Sharps needles, long sharp thin pins, thimble,
reading glasses if you use them and scissors (paper and fabric)
Template material: Cardboard or cereal box and Pritt glue stick. Bring
along a cutting mat, rulers and squares and a rotary cutter
Pencil and note pad
Fabric: two fabrics that either contrast or complement each other
6 x 18 cm (7 inch) squares for circles or one 110 cm x 18cm long quarter
or strip
6 x 10 cm (4 inch) squares or one 65 cm x 10 cm strip
6 x 10 cm (4 inch) squares firm, thin batting (iron-on batting works well too)
Note: if you wish to fussy cut the squares, more fabric may be needed.
Thread: Matching or contrasting thread. Quilting thread or embroidery thread
Trimmings: Ribbon to match, or buttons, beads or tassels
Jenny will provide:
Pattern worksheets, cardboard squares, some trimmings (ribbon, buttons or tassels), quilting thread and Pritt glue stick
Madeline Marsburg
likes to think “out the box” and combines her good sense of colour and
innovative techniques to create something unique.
Madeline 1 A4 MIXED MEDIA ART QUILT No kit 1 day R250 (All levels - student must be able to free
motion quilt)
Learn to create a simple background image for your fabric using a monoprint. Layer a serviette onto your background
and embellish with machine embroidery.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Plastic chopping/cutting mat (available from The Crazy Shop in a pack of three
for under R25)
 2 or 3 A4 photocopies (not too detailed) suitable to use for your backgrounds. I
will have one or two to choose from.
 Fabric paint: ±125 ml bottle in black, dark blue or maroon
 Plastic teaspoon for paint
 A BRAYER: This is a hard roller for applying paint. Do not use a sponge roller,
as it absorbs too much paint
 Ball point pen. Red may be easier to see when drawing over the photocopy
 Masking tape
 Fabric: 3 or 4 pieces 30 x 35 cm. May be hand dyed or batik but NOT black,
white or too dark
 Plastic (black bag) to protect the work surface
 Polystyrene (veggie) tray for paint
 Paper serviettes: a selection of fruit, flowers or landscapes suitable to compliment your background
 Hairdryer to speed up the paint drying
 Water container and cleaning/drying rags for paint and hands
 Thin batting and backing fabric, 30 cm
 Paper-backed fusible web
 Teflon sheet
 A selection of Rayon machine embroidery threads
 Neutral bobbin thread and extra machine needles
 Sewing machine and free motion machine foot
 Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter and fabric and paper scissors
Madeline 2 FABRIC FLOWERS 1 day R260 (includes kit) (All levels) Students must be able to free-motion
Learn to sew, machine embroider and sculpt two types of fabric flowers and foliage.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Fabric: Flower A (fabric for one flower)
- 1 x 15 cm square of fabric in the colour of your choice
- 1 x 15 cm square of fabric for backing – matching or
- 2 x 15 cm squares of light to medium weight iron-on Vilene
- 1 x 15 cm square of thin batting or felt
 Fabric: Flower B (fabric for two flowers)
- 22 x 26 cm fabric
- 22 x 26 cm fabric for backing
- 22 x 26 cm iron-on Vilene
- 22 x 26 cm thin batting or felt
Fabric: Leaves - 20 x 30 cm green fabric (makes two large leaves) plain or patterned PLUS green fabric for smaller
leaves – off cuts will do
 Iron-on Vilene and batting
 Teflon sheet, Pritt glue stick and dressmakers pencil or blue pen
 Medium-sized buttons with large holes (no shanks) and small beads to embellish
 An awl and long nosed or round nosed pliers (borrow from a beading friend or husband)
 Oddments of green wools
 Rayon machine embroidery thread in matching and contrasting colours, including green for the leaves
 Batting off-cuts and fabric off-cuts for the flower centres
 Sewing machine with free-motion foot, extra bobbins and machine needles
 Scissors and hand-sewing needles and thread
The kits contains wire (light and heavy duty), bead caps and florist tape.
Marline Turner
We never get enough of Marline from Pietermaritzburg! Her classes are always popular
and she is a firm favourite with all of the Fynbos delegates. You will always learn sound techniques in Marline’s classes.
Marline 1 EASY PEASY PINEAPPLE BLOCKS No kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
Another fun and easy class to make up Pineapple Blocks with no sweat or waste of fabric. In this class you will learn a
technique that does not require foundation piecing. Just two contrasting fabrics are used in the class, but you can
introduce other fabrics to make more blocks for a quilt at home.
Students’ Requirements List:
 2 x ½ m fabric with a good contrast. I used ½ m red and ½ m blue
 Rotary cutter and mat, ruler, pencil
 Machine with a 1/4″ foot
 Matching thread
Marline 2 HAND QUILTING No kit 1 day R250
In this class, students will draw their design (which I will provide) onto their fabric. The fabric will then be sandwiched
and tacked and I will teach the “teaspoon” method of hand quilting. We will also discuss how to design and make a full
bed size whole-cloth quilt.
Students’ Requirements List:
 60 cm square cream cotton fabric
 70 cm square thin batting, e.g., Loomtex
 70cm square backing
 Tacking thread
 1 reel cream hand quilting thread
 12″ quilting hoop
 Between quilting needles #11 or 12 (I will also bring some)
 Thimble
 Teaspoon (not your best silver, stainless steel will do) or a quilting spoon if you have one
 Pencil with B lead.
Marline 3 FUNKY FABRIC WEAVING No kit 1 day R250 (All levels)
This is a fun class, weaving fabric to use as the background for a project or to make a small quilt. We will use two
contrasting fabric and appliqué paper for each piece. I will show you how to make different designs using different ways
of weaving the fabric.
Students’ Requirements List:
 A4 size fabric with a very good contrast. Each woven piece uses 2
pieces of fabrics so 6 pieces for the day’s class will be sufficient.
 6 X A4 pieces of appliqué paper.
 3 X A4 pieces of Loomtex batting
 3 X A4 pieces of backing fabric
I will bring a machine for those who get as far as the quilting.
Morag Scordilis
enjoys exploring creative techniques and combining art materials with fabric and
Morag 1 INTRODUCTION TO FREE-MOTION THREADWORK 1 day R315 (includes kit)
Make an A3 quilt using free-motion machine work, fusible appliqué, coloured pencils and art materials. Breaking free
from the traditional mould, you will learn how to incorporate thread-sketching and thread-painting into your work. You do
not need to be “artistic” to enjoy the workshop and will add some interesting, creative skills to your quilters’ toolbox.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Sewing machine with feed dogs that can be lowered and can do a zigzag stitch.
 A darning or free-motion foot (open toe is preferable)
 Small, sharp (embroidery type) scissors
 Embroidery hoop to fit under your machine needle. (optional, 7″ / 18 cm)
 Hand and machine needles: sharps and quilting, sizes 8-14.
 Straight and quilting pins
 A number of additional bobbins (you will use a variety of threads)
 Thread (cotton) in a variety of colours and shades, including black.
 2 x 1 m cotton fabric (top and backing) in white, cream or a light colour
 1 m thin batting
 Rotary cutter. No mat or ruler needed
 Teflon sheet (or a piece of baking parchment paper)
 Pencil (6b)
 Any colourfast crayons and pens, such as Derwent, Zig, Tsuneko or sharpies
(optional, available from Deckle Edge or art stores)
Kit contains:
 The design you will work from. You will be given a choice of two or three designs.
 1 piece of prepared (dyed) background fabric
 Stabilizer for the back of your work
 2 pieces of water-soluble fabric and magic appliqué paper
 1 x Rayon thread
 Angelina fibre
A variety of Derwent pencil crayons and fabric pens will be available for use during the workshop. This will enable you to
experiment and become acquainted with these materials without the cost of purchasing a set of pens or crayons.
Sandra Cruywagen
Sandra lives in Cape Town and has been quilting for over 30 years. She teaches
all of the basic techniques of patchwork, strip piecing, machine appliqué, machine quilting and using machine
embroidery to embellish quilts and other projects.
Sandra 1 ETUI SEWING BOX 1 day R280 (includes kit)
Handwork only
(All levels)
Make this delightful decorated, covered sewing box. It has a place for all your needlework items, such as sewing thread,
scissors, making pens, thimbles and needles. It even has its own pincushion!
Students’ Requirements List:
 Handsewing needles
 Scissors (sewing, embroidery, paper)
 Sewing and embroidery threads
 Long pins, thimble and seam ripper
 Rotary cutter, extra blades, cutting mat and 30 cm ruler
 Paper, pens, pencils, notebook and fabric marker.
 Embellishments: buttons, beads and lace
 Craft glue (Alcolin) and glue gun
 1 m x 10 mm wide satin ribbon and 1 m of 8 cord elastic
 90 cm cotton fabric of your choice to cover box
 70 cm fabric of your choice for the lining of the box
 Cord or similar trimming for the box lid.
The kit contains pre-cut cardboard pieces, batting, felt and stuffing
Sheila Walwyn
Sheila has been an avid quilt maker for 24 years and finds the textile art process one of
continual exploration and experimentation. Colour and nature are probably her most important stimuli – detailed closeups of plants, outlines of trees on the horizon, the colours of a sunset and the shapes of desert dunes or rocks could all
spark a burst of creativity.
Sheila 1 INNOVATIVE MACHINE PIECING No kit 1 day R250 (Intermediate)
In this workshop you will create an image of a sunset landscape with a tree silhouette. The dramatic background will be
made up of units comprising off-centre log-cabins, strip-piecing and curved strips. The method of working is free cutting
with a rotary cutter, but no measuring. The units will be pinned to the wall and blocks will be built up by combining the
units and adding more strips where necessary, until you have a background sufficiently big to add your tree, approx 50 x
50 cm. The tree will be created with free machine embroidery in a hoop, using scraps of fabric and wool. It will then be
appliquéd onto your background fabric.
Students’ Requirements List:
 The work will be divided into three sections. The bottom will
represent the ground/rocks and will be the darkest, with browns,
blacks, dark reds, greens. The middle will be the lightest with
yellows, oranges, pinks. The top will be dark blue, purple and
charcoal clouds. Mostly hand-dyes are recommended, with some
plains and small prints. Small pieces of silk or metallics could be
added for interest.
 Fabric scraps in dark colours for the tree silhouette (cotton, velvet,
corduroy and tulle) and bits of wool for texture. Bring and share
your scraps! Small pieces of fabric are fine, at most fat quarters.
 Brown/charcoal/black plain fabric on which to embroider the tree, about 25 cm square.
 White pencil to mark dark fabric
 Paper scissors and small sharp scissors
 Sewing thread for piecing and matching thread for tree
Embroidery hoop (preferably plastic with a metal inner ring)
Sewing machine with an adaptor and extension, and a free-motion darning foot
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Flannel or polystyrene for the design wall
Plenty of pins, quick unpick
Una Cloete
Traditional patchwork and quilting are her speciality. In teaching, Una aims to promote a love of
and interest in this wonderful craft.
Una 1 QUILT-AS-YOU-GO STAR BED RUNNER No kit 2 days R500 Machine work (All levels)
The hexagon star blocks are joined together with diamond shapes. Each hexagon is like a little quilt that is pieced,
based, quilted and bound with the backing brought to the front. The size of this bed runner can easily be adapted to fit a
single or king size bed.
Students’ Requirements List:
 Fabric:
- Background: 2.75 m light fabric
- Stars: 30 cm each of 3 assorted medium and 30 cm
each of 3 assorted dark OR medium dark
- Backing: 1 m for the hexagons, 1.5 m contrast for the
diamonds, border and binding
 Batting: 2.5 m
 Thread: neutral thread for piecing and contrasting colour or
matching thread for quilting the blocks.
 60o triangle ruler (optional)
 Sewing machine with all attachments, cleaned, oiled and new needle fitted
 Extension cord, multi-plug, iron and ironing mat
 Neutral thread, filled bobbins, scissors and quick unpick
 Cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler
Free Workshop – Luscious Little Layerings
Come and join a group of your fellow GHQG members to make a quiltlet for Festival 2015. We have been asked to
make and donate Luscious Little Layerings ( that the KZN Quilters’ Guild will use
in a fundraising drive. If you have signed up for any of the workshops at Fynbos, you can join one of the Free
Workshops. These are half day sessions held in the morning (9am to 12pm) and in the afternoon (2pm to 5pm).
The quiltlets are A4 and can be any design you wish. Use fabric from the Scrap Stash in the classroom or bring your
own lappies. Feel free to bring along any trial blocks or left over bits cluttering up your sewing room to swop and share.
There will be a number of designs available should you not want to design your own. There is no right or wrong way of
binding, appliquéing or embellishing your work. The choice and fun is all yours. All skill levels are welcome!
Fabric scraps, buttons, threads, lace, ribbon, bits of batting, wool, embellishments and lots of imagination.
Provided: A4 piece of batting, A4 piece of fabric for backing and a label for the quilt
Payment: 1 Luscious Little Layering to donate to Festival 2015
Studio Class
A classroom is available for quilters who wish to come and sew in lovely surroundings with good friends and great
creativity abounding. Come and complete a UFO or tackle a new project. A teacher will be in attendance to help with
queries and advice.
Thursday 9 Oct
Friday 10 Oct
Saturday 11 Oct
Sandra 1
Etui Box
Full day – Handwork
Marline 2
Hand Quilting
Full day – Handwork
Hettie 2
Tunisian Crochet
Full day – Handwork
Jenny 2
Japanese Box
9am-12pm Half day – Handwork
Hazelmay 2
Fabric Toys
9am-12pm Half day – Handwork
Heather 1
Sash Those Scraps
2pm-5pm Half day – Machine
Miniature Messages & Memories
Hettie 1
Dance with the Machine
Day 1 of 2 – Machine
Hettie 1
Dance with the Machine, continued
Day 2 of 2 – Machine
Antoinette 1
2 for 1 Table Runner
Full day – Machine
Jenny 1
My Cup of Tea
Full day – Machine
Carool 1
Box Within a Box
Full day – Machine
Bettie 2
No Pain Tessellations
Full day – Machine
Doortjie 1
Full day – Handwork
9am-12pm FREE CLASS
Carool 2
Small Quilted Picture
2pm-5pm Half day – Machine
Hazelmay 1
2pm-5pm Half day – Machine
9am-12pm FREE CLASS
Doortjie 2
Broken 9-Patch
Full day – Machine
CarolM 1
A Fabric Book
2pm-5pm Half day – Handwork
Morag 1
Free Motion Threadwork
Full day – Machine
Bettie 1
Wrap it Up
Full day – Machine
Heather 2
Draft your Feathers
Full day – Machine
Marline 1
Easy Peasy Pineapple
Full day – Machine
Madeline 1
A4 Mixed Media
Full day – Machine
Madeline 2
Fabric Flowers
Full day – Machine
Una 1
Quilt-as-you-go Bed Runner
Day 1 of 2 - Machine
Una 1
Quilt-as-you-go Bed Runner
Day 2 of 2 – Machine
STUDIO CLASS (full day)
Sheila 1
Innovative Machine Piecing
Full day – Machine
9am-12pm FREE CLASS
2pm-5pm FREE CLASS
STUDIO CLASS (full day)
9am-12pm FREE CLASS
2pm-5pm FREE CLASS
Marline 3
Funky Fabric Weaving
Full day – Machine
Registration and Check-in
All bookings must be made online. Once you have registered online and submitted your entry, the required money must
be paid into the GHQG account to secure your booking:
Good Hope Quilters’ Guild
Standard Bank
Pinelands (Br 036309)
Acc 073027405.
NB: Please ensure that your name is the recipient’s reference.
The online booking site is:
If you are not comfortable with online booking, click the link and wait until the form loads. Once loaded, right click the
mouse and select PRINT. Print the form and send through the completed form via fax to 021 531 4070. Please ensure
that you answer all of the questions completely, selecting the NONE option where applicable. (NOTE: if possible, please
use the online form rather than fax).
Online booking is being run by Paul de Beyer. For any problems or queries, please contact Paul at:
[email protected] or 072 323 8618 (if email is not possible).
Alternatively: Renee de Beyer on 082 663 5640 or 021 531 4429 or [email protected]
We have reserved a limited number of beds at Bloemhof Girls High School boarding establishment for the three nights
of the festival. The school is within walking distance of Paul Roos, as is a good Kwikspar. No bedding is provided and
the rooms have two single beds. Breakfast is provided. Cost: R200 per night per person.
For those quilters who prefer to self-cater, we have reserved a number of cottages at the Stellenbosch Rugby Academy.
The cottages, which sleep six (two per bedroom) are in a security complex on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. There is a
bathroom, kitchen and lounge with TV. It is fully equipped and bedding is provided. Each cottage has braai facilities. A
car is needed as these cottages are about 4 km from Paul Roos High School. Cost: R150 per night per person.
Unfortunately, only Wednesday and Thursday night are available.
You can book your packed lunch on-line for Friday and Saturday. Lunch costs R40.00 per day.
There will be one official function, a lunch held on Thursday from 12pm -1:45pm to officially open the festival and
exhibition, and to announce the prize winners of our quilt competition. Finger food, such as quiches, sandwiches, salads
and soft drinks, will be served. The lunch will be served on the lawn in front of the Japie Krige Hall, Paul Roos
Gymnasium. The cost is R75 per person. Please book on-line.
Quilt Challenge
Details of the Fynbos 2014 Quilt Challenge have been published in a separate brochure. If you are interested and have
not yet received a copy of the Challenge, please contact Karen Nicole ([email protected]), Sue Prins
([email protected]) or Renée de Beyer ([email protected]) for a copy.