(+61) 2 4381 2337

701 The Scenic Rd, MacMasters Beach NSW 2251, Australia

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WEEKEND RETREATS

Enjoy some time away with friends

Come and relax and sew for two days with other patchworkers and quilters in a lovely peaceful country setting at Cottage Hill Creek, MacMasters Beach.

Choose from projects and kits available and make it in a weekend or bring your own projects to sew.

Teacher, Jenelle Kent, is a qualified school teacher and one of Australia's leading patchwork designers. Her designs are frequently published in internationally distributed magazines and her patterns sell world wide.

Weekend retreats are available for groups of up to ten for $45.00 per person per day, 9.30am - 3.00pm. One or two day retreats are available.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided. A non-refundable $15 deposit per person is required. Weekends will run with a minimum of 6 people.

A wide choice of local accommodation is available with plenty of local restaurants to choose from for dinner. Costs of projects is extra. Bring your own sewing machine and general sewing supplies. You may bring your own projects or unfinished objects. Fabrics, kits and basic needs are available for purchase. 

Testimonials

 
Just wanted to say thankyou for a fabulous weekend! Everything was just perfect - including Jasons' lovely coffee! - and I enjoyed myself so much. I am sure you will see me again. - Alyson

 
Thanks for a great weekend sewing. I really enjoyed the learning, sewing and companionship of everyone there. Looking forward to more days/weekends at Pieces to Treasure. - Kat

Patchwork Classes

Come and learn to make patchwork quilts, wall hangings, handbags, table runners, gifts, decorations and a whole lot more.

Classes cater for beginners right through to experienced sewers. Learn sewing techniques, colour theory and design tips while working on projects of your own choice. Join in with making friendship quilts, mystery quilts and the Christmas or Gift Club.

Teacher, Jenelle Kent is a qualified school teacher and one of Australia's leading patchwork designers. She is a designer for Moda Fabric, has published several books and her patterns are frequently published in internationally distributed magazines and her patterns sell world wide.

 

The following classes operate each week:

  • Every 2nd Monday     9.30am - 2.00pm

  • Wednesday                  9.30am - 1.00pm

  • Every 2nd Thursday Night        7.00pm – 10.00pm

  • Friday                         9.30am - 2.00pm

 

Bring your own sewing machine and general sewing supplies. Fabrics and basic needs are available for purchase.

Morning tea or supper is provided with tea and coffee on tap. We work mostly on our own projects but also have prepared workshops scheduled to learn new skills and ideas. The workshops are optional; you do not need to participate if you already know the skill or are not interested in learning it. There is no extra cost for the workshops and prepared notes are provided. Any requirements for the workshop are given two weeks in advance. Since each person chooses their own projects they are working on things that interest them and they enjoy doing. This is a very friendly and welcoming group and there is plenty of individual attention and assistance given.

Costs vary by class, ranging from $15 - $25 and must be paid in full at the beginning of each term.

Classes are limited to 10 per session and classes fill very quickly.

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Interested in learning more about a class or weekend

New "Mix & Match" Class Schedule


We are trying something a bit different. Below is a list of available workshops with the number of sessions required to complete the project. There is also a list of available dates. You are able to choose any projects and match them to a date that suits you.
 

  • Bargello - 3 days \

    • Design and make your own original Bargello quilt. You will create your own curve and learn how to turn it into a Bargello beauty. Loads of fun and much easier than it looks.

  • Mariner's Compass - 1 to 3 days

    • Learn how to draft and then sew a Mariner's Compass. Folded foundations are the trick with this workshop suitable for sewers with some patchwork experience. You can create a full quilt or a smaller project.

  • Christmas Creatives - 1 day per project

    • With over 20 Christmas themed projects to choose from this will keep you busy through to Christmas next year. Come to as many sessions as you like and choose from the extensive range of patterns and kits to create all sorts of Christmas delights. Cushions, table runners, tree skirts, quilts, decorations, bags, stitcheries, mug mats, hot mits and many more to choose from.

  • Quilt as you Go.- 3 days

    • Make a 60inch square quilt that is totally reversible while learning the quilt as you go technique. Also, a great opportunity to learn and practise machine quilting. Can be made with a jelly roll, or a great way to use up scraps. Choose your own colour scheme. Great for beginners and more advanced sewers.

  • Faux Chenille - 1 day

    • Learn how to make your own chenille and turn it into a useful tote bag or Christmas decoration. This technique is fun, quick and easy.

  • Needleturn Applique - 1 day

    • Learn the basics of needleturn appliqué: sharp points, inside and outside curves and bias strips while making a cushion. All hand sewing for the appliqué.

  • French Braids - 1 day

    • Make this table runner using the French Braid technique. These braids are very addictive and you can choose your own fabric. Great for practising your machine piecing. Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.

  • Stack and Whack - 3 days

    • Make this hexagon star quilt using the Stack and Whack cutting technique to create the kaleidoscope effect in the hexagons. Careful fabric choice is the key to success so the first lesson spends some time discussing choosing fabric and cutting.

  • Log Cabins - 1 day or 2 days for a quilt

    • Choose from a bag, runner or make a whole quilt while learning this quick, fun and essential skill. Great for beginners through to more experienced sewers - so many possibilities.

  • Machine Quilting - 1 day

    • Get the most out of your sewing machine, learn to machine quilt, from stippling to shapes. Bring your sense of humour - this is fun - and you can do it!

  • Piecing Curves - 2 days

    • Have you been told sewing curves is difficult? It's not true! You will be sewing Drunkard's Path and other curves with confidence after this workshop. Very rewarding and increases your repertoire for quilt making.

  • Jelly Rolls - 1 to 3 days

    • Always wondered what to do with a Jelly Roll? Well, come along a find out. Assorted Jelly rolls are $50 each with many, many patterns and books to choose from you will have a quilt top made in no time. Most of the cutting is already done for you.

  • Layer Cakes and Charm Squares - 1 to 2 days

    • Many Layer Cakes (10 inch squares) and Charm squares (5 inch squares) to choose from. Select a pattern and enjoy making a project with hardly any cutting out!

  • UFO's - Unlimited days

    • Who doesn't have unfinished projects in their cupboard? Come along to a workshop and we will help motivate you to get them finished. Very rewarding!

  • Bags, Bags, Bags - 1 to 2 days per bag

    • Choose from a variety of patterns to create some gorgeous bags. You might even have a bag pattern at home that you need some help with - bring it along and we will have it made in no time.