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Dianne Barnden

I am passionate about quilting and all things quilting. My quilting journey began 20 years ago when I signed up for a community education class “Beginners Sampler Quilt”, little did I know just what an impact that class would have in my future. I am thrilled to be able to introduce quilting into the life of another like minded people and to see their journey unfold. Through quilting I have met the most amazing people and found a creative outlet which at times pulls us through those little humps in the road.

I am a trained Montessori Teacher and currently am the head Teacher at Tawa Montessori Preschool. I am married to the most supportive husband. We have a grown up son who now insists he has enough quilts!

Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)
1 Sunday - On 1 March from 9am - 4pm

Students bring ufos (unfinished objects), or problem projects, or anything that they may need help with. You may need help to finish your quilt top, or learn how to baste and quilt your top or learn how to finish binding your quilt.

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PATCHWORK: Machine Quilting
1 Sunday - On 23 February from 9am-4pm

This is a beginner’s class and during the course of the day we will cover all aspects of quilting including; marking your quilt design, batting, basting, setting up your machine, thread, straight line quilting and free motion quilting.

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PATCHWORK: Patch Frolic
1 Sunday - On 22 March from 9am-4pm

A very versatile block that has endless possibilities. This quilt is quick to piece and ideal for those pretty prints we struggle to cut up. This is an ideal project to use up some scraps, be mindful of pattern scale when you gather your fabrics together, because the blocks sit next to each you need to have some contrast between the 2 sashing fabrics the contrast can be pattern or colour. The flower appliqués can be a mix of fabric for a scrappy look.

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