The Guild subsidises courses for members throughout the year.  These classes are mostly held on a Saturday from 9.30am.  There is often preparation needed prior to the class so be sure to check that you are ready for the day.  Classes cost $15 for members.  If numbers permit, non members can apply to attend for $40.  To ensure a place register early by emailing or phone Robyn or Wendy.  Following courses, photos of the day will be posted further down the page so please scroll down to see our members busy at work.

Beginner Quilting Classes in 2018
We are planning to hold classes for beginners, or those who want to refresh their skills, starting 2pm on April 28th on alternate Saturday afternoons. By the end of the classes people should have learnt about choosing fabrics, cutting out, piecing, ironing seams, adding borders, laying out the sandwich (quilt top, batting and backing), quilting, binding and labelling . 
We will hold an information hour about this course on April 21st at 2.00pm at the Waikanae Bridge Club, Elizabeth St - all welcome.

At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest - email or phone Wendy on 0274 679 347. These classes will be extended to people outside the guild and will be advertised through the media nearer the time.

The tutor will be Wendy Hatley who has taught quilting for many years. Wendy says, "My biggest successes have been an 80 year old lady who has sewn all her life but never done patchwork or quilting - she ended up making (and finishing) a new quilt every week! I also had a lady in her 50s who had never sat at a sewing machine in her life. She freaked right out when the bobbin ran out the first time! She turned into a passionate quilter too. My easiest student was a 13 year old boy - he never doubted himself, he was fantastic."

If you know someone who might want to learn please encourage them to join in.
Let's share this passion!

Next Classes:
Sunday 8th April - Dianne Southey - Happy Villages
 Happy Villages

Fabric Collage – 6 Hour Workshop

Karen Eckmeier has given Dianne permission to teach this class as long as students purchase
the Happy Villages Book $25

Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams to piece or match, no lines to trace....just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life. A layer of tulle and machine stitching will complete your fabric collage project.
Finished size: 16 1⁄2” square.

To see Happy Villages that Karen has made using this collage method, please visit her website:

Cut a 6 1⁄2” square and a 6 1⁄2” x 2” rectangle from each of the ten colours

10 Colours (look for ‘textures’ or ‘solid-like”/ NO busy prints)***

  1. Dark Purple

  2. Lavender

  3. Dark Blue

  4. Medium Blue

  5. Light Blue

Bring extra fabric for sky, hills & water if you’d like, a Fat tenth of each is usually sufficient. Using these means you create your piece much faster


  • Rotary Cutter and mat (not smaller than 18” x 24”)
    Rotary Cutter with wave/pinking blade – optional: but you’ll love playing with this!!
    Ruler (6 1/2” x 24” or long ruler to square piece
    Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-ItTM or fabric/tacky glue with applicator tip
    Large and small fabric scissors
    Long Pins for basting (bring basting thread and needle if you will be finishing by hand)
    16 1⁄2” x 16 1⁄2” square of 100% Cotton Batting (BRING PRE-CUT TO WORKSHOP!!!)
    Tweezers with a long handle (nurses call these hemostats)
    Marking pencil or chalk (optional)
    1⁄2 yard tulle/net (bring a couple different colors to ‘audition’ works surprisingly well!)
    1⁄2 yard Backing Fabric OR 20” x 20” Black Felt

  • Optional to bring on the day – many will not get to use them but some get to this stage-
    Sewing Machine ~ with walking foot and darning/quilting foot.
    Variegated multi-color thread cotton or rayon. (use Hand Quilting thread for the hand- stitching option and bring a needle for hand sewing I like a #10 Sharp needle)
    2 yards Multi-color Yarn (optional if you use felt as a backing)

  • Happy Villages Book $25.00 is a requirement to purchase for this class

May 19th & 20th (2 day class) Jacqui Karl - Doodle Feather Class.

June 2nd - Bag making class - by committee members
A choice of these two bags will be taught by committee members.


July 7th - Griet Lombard Crazy Patch class.  
A gathering of vintage fabrics, some precious - others opshop finds in a crazy patch style quilt but with a difference. Each students’ quilt will be one of a kind and reflect their own personality.

In this class students will learn how to piece a block, embellish with machine- and hand embroidery,  applique and lace.

Work within a very controlled cream colour scheme or add some colour. Quilt- as- you- go method. No patterns - No rules!!!!  Finished size. You stop when you’re done.

Techniques include: 
Piecing either raw edge or with seam allowance.
Using automatic machine embroidery stitches and learn a few tricks of how to change these stitches to one of a kind.
Some hand embroidery stitches will be demonstrated.
Machine applique.
Hand - and machine quilting.
Quilt-as-u-go piecing

Duration of class: 1 day
Skills level: All - but with a knowledge of free motion stitching.    


Previous class photos
New York Beauty Quilt with Dianne Southey November 18th

YouTube Video

Elephant and Pukeko with Diana Carroll

YouTube Video

Kaleidoscope Quilt - Class by Judy Boyle
Saturday September 9th.



For material etc requirements please see the file at the bottom of this page.

Quilt As You Go - Class by Shirley Mooney

Saturday July 22nd


Honeycomb Spin Hexagon Class by Anna Hicks 
27th May 2017

Kapiti Quilts,
Sep 9, 2017, 9:00 PM
Kapiti Quilts,
Aug 4, 2017, 7:10 PM
Kapiti Quilts,
Aug 26, 2017, 12:49 AM
Kapiti Quilts,
Jun 19, 2017, 12:52 AM