THE WEST AUSTRALIAN QUILTERS ASSOCIATION WEBSITE
Judy Campbell has been making quilts for about 20 years and has been a member of the WAQA for about 14 years. She has been a member of various WAQA committees and is a past President of the Association.
Working with found fabrics (scraps) is Judy's primary focus in quilt making, allied to a love of colour and a fascination with experimenting with colour combinations and effects. The evolution of a wide range of cutting and piecing techniques have delighted her, and she enjoys the ease and accuracy they offer.
Lots of quilting, by hand or machine, is another strong priority for Judy and she has enjoyed exploring this facet of quilt making in both formal and informal applications.
Judy has attended many workshops, taking advantage of WAQA's visiting teachers programmes and attending seminars in other states. She began teaching herself during 1990 and really enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with others and helping them to explore the many possibilities offered by patchwork and quilting. Her aim is to enable students to remove some of the mystery, while introducing the relaxation and fun which can come from sharing our craft.
An introduction to hand quilting techniques including preparation and transfer of patterns; trapunto and stippling. You will work on a sample piece suitable for making into a cushion. Quilting design will be explored in both traditional and contemporary applications. Beginners. 1 day.
Tools and Techniques
In a hands-on class (no sewing) you will learn to use your rotary cutter, rulers and mat effectively. Techniques for strip piecing, cutting triangles, use of various specialised rulers and a variety of approaches to produce accurate piecing are explained. You will also explore freeform use of the rotary cutter. Beginners. 1 day.
Meet Friendly Freddy Four-Patch who assists with putting together successful scrapbag quilts. Expect to shed some hangups about what is and what is not suitable fabric to use in quiltmaking. Colour, value, scale and mood will be explored. Intermediate. 1 or 2 days.
Freddy Four-Patch Goes Feral!
Throwing off the shackles of tradition, this wild four-patch will open your eyes to all kinds of possibilities. Working with a large range of fabric, rotary cutters and sewing machine, the class will explore various combinations to produce the beginning of a very individual quilt. Intermediate. 1 day.
Why is the Star Variable?
Using the traditional Variable Star block, machine pieced, you will try a wide range of different colour combinations and effects. Intermediate. 2 days or 6 x 2-hour sessions.
Information for this page supplied by Judy in December, 1997.
As Judy does not have email access she may be contacted by writing to: The WAQA, PO Box 188, Subiaco, Western Australia 6904.