Janet Collins Designs

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From The First Stitch To The Last

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Classes Half Price ****

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Intro to the Westalee Ruler Foot and Templates 


If you haven’t heard about the fantastic Westalee Design Domestic Quilting Ruler Foot and Templates yet, where have you been hiding? This Australian designed and manufactured system is taking the world by storm. If you have challenges free motion quilting, and we know that many of you do, or feel scared or worried about how to quilt your quilts, this class is a must. Janet Collins is a Gold Level Accredited Westalee Design Patchwork AND Ruler Foot teacher who works very closely with Leonie West, the Designer and Inventor of this system of quilting. Let her guide you through the easy and relaxed way to gain confidence and start your own quilting journey. Don’t know ANYTHING about quilting? Don’t worry. Just come along and you will work at YOUR pace in this class. Beginners and experienced quilters are most welcome in this class. Don’t forget that you are pioneers in this style of quilting as it is very new.

Sashiko & Sit & Stitch Club. 

                                 Cost: $20

What is Sashiko? Sashiko is a striking hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. In Japanese, its name means “little stabs”—a reference to the plain running stitch that makes up sashiko’s geometric, all-over patterns. Sashiko is usually described as a kind of embroidery, but to me, this fails to capture its true complexity. Sashiko patterns are very pleasing, with their regular stitches and precise use of space. But aesthetics are only one aspect of sashiko. Traditional sashiko combined decorative technique with mending and quilting. It was a practical technique that helped farmers and fishermen stay warm and make the most of their families’ resources. Come along to our Sit and Stitch Days,as we guide you though the steps to create your own little piece of Japan. This relaxing form of embroidery is a beautiful, peaceful way to fill a few hours.

Getting Started with Machine Embroidery,                                                       Cost $20                                                                             Are you new to Machine embroidery or do you need a refresher course to get you up to speed? Lynnette is an experienced machine embroiderer who will guide you through the maze of threads, stabilizers and designs on the market. In this series of clases she will start you right at the beginning to assist you to get the most out of your embroidery machine. The first class will be a small project to help you get started. Then Lynnette will help you develop your skills.

Westalee Club's

We have started our Westalee Club as more and more people are realising the great benefits of using the Westalee Rulers, guides and patterns. This will be a hands on group that get to meet once a month (3 clubs) and once a fortnight

(1 club) to show you how to use the different rulers, make various blocks, address any challenges you have using them, give you inspiration and ideas on ways to get the best from your Westalee Rulers.  As Janet is at the forefront of new developments from Westalee, she will be able to keep you up to date with all of the new developments in this exciting new field of quilting and patchwork. As an added bonus for you, you will receive 10% off your purchases on the day of the Westalee Club

Machine Embroidery Project of the Month


Each month Lynnette will teach you a project to expand your knowledge of machine embroidery. Starting with a lovely pincushion with a twist, she will guide you through the steps to be able to recreate each project to make wonderful gifts for those you care about. Be sure to book in for each session so that you don’t miss out as they will not be repeated.