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/text Jill 021344253 or Wendy 0274679347.  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
This very successful class has now completed for 2018 but will run again in 2019.  Wendy plans to run a continuing private course but you would need to contact Wendy direct for further information.

Next Classes:

1st December - Dianne Southey - Accidental Landscapes
Ski slope
Meadows and Mountains (MM)

Red can


Accidental Landscapes **Pattern fee of $15 included in the cost of this workshop - total $30
This is another class by Karen Eckmeier which Dianne has permission to teach.

This class will teach you the basic techniques used in Karen Eckmeier’s layered topstitch technique with which you will create a small landscape quilt. You can choose which pattern you would like to re-create – Fields & Farms, Meadows & Mountains, Lakes or Beaches, Coastlines or Ski Slopes. A requirement of my teaching the classes is that I sell Karen’s patterns for the class. These landscapes look best under 20” square size – smaller is more effective with this method, anything from postcard size up. The smaller, the quicker to make. I prefer around 8 x 10”, 12 x 14” max

Needs List:

Fabric – depends on which pattern you choose as to whether you have sky, water, mountains, hills, sand etc
Sky – can be a dynamic sky or a neutral everyday type sky, hand-dyed or commercially printed
Mountains, hills, sand, water – can be commercially printed or hand dyed, preferably not actual landscape fabrics unless the scale suits the size of your project, look for textures – dots, lines, mottled and random dyes, avoid busy prints which can detract from your scene

Bring along fat tenths of all of your fabrics - one sky, at least 3-5 pieces for your hills or fields, 3 pieces for mountains*, 1-3 pieces for water*, 4-8 pieces for sand * (* - if using these, depends on your choice of design) Borders – these can be fun – something very narrow against the work and then wider 2nd border. Sometimes the most opposite colour works best close to the work, bring along colours to audition. For the narrow border you’ll need about 5-10cm and a wider border could be 20cm

Backing fabric – size to suit your finished project
Cotton batting – size to suit your finished project

Long pins – flower head are ideal
Scissors, rotary cutter & mat
Chalk/marking pencil
Threads- can be variegated or plain to match your fabrics for topstitching
Sewing machine & accessories

Quilts can be bound or faced.

Previous class photos
Griet Lombard - Other People's Dreams class.  
Griet's quilts


Bag making class with Judy Boyle & Dorothy Delane

Happy Villages with Dianne Southey

YouTube Video

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