august, 2019

24aug(aug 24)10:00 am25(aug 25)3:00 pmCooktown OrchidTwo days with Denise Griffiths10:00 am - 3:00 pm (25)

Event Details

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The Cooktown Orchid class is another in our series of wildflower art quilt classes with Denise Griffiths. Denise is an award winning local quilter, having exhibited and been awarded at the Sydney Quilt Show and Internationally in Houston TX USA. We are very lucky in Berry to have a series of quilt classes programmed with Denise this year. It is an opportunity for quilters to be inspired to step outside the box with their making. You will be able to try of some of Denise’s art quilt techniques that may take you on a technicolour quilt making journey beyond traditional piecing. 

In the two days of class you will learn to make the stem, leaves and 3D shaped flower which could be a native Cooktown Orchid or could be coloured to resemble another stunning orchid of your choice. This class sample is designed to be a stunning ‘art deco’ inspired wall hanging on it’s own or you could make multiple flowers and leaves and save them up to make into an incredible multi flower composition similar to Dotty Roo or Flora Australis below. There is some dense machine embroidery, 3D shaping and Denise’s ‘baglique’ technique to encounter in this workshop. To get the most from this class, you will need to have a willingness to experiment with new threads and needles and an understanding of how to adjust your machine’s tension (if neccesary) to achieve the thread effects. 

Denise Says: “Make your own Orchids in any colour or fabric you like. Add some sparkle, do them in shimmery silk, paint them. There are so many ways to make them your own individual creation”.

If you would like to depart from the usual materials of cotton fabric and thread and have a go with paint and/or silks let us know and we will put you in touch with Denise prior to class to discuss requirements. 

Other Classes by Denise coming up in 2019: 19th & 20th October: Gymea Lily   30th Nov & 1st Dec: Gum Blossoms or Christmas Bells 

*Note** Even though we have listed this class and others for a particular flower please enquire if you would like to complete a flower you have begun in another class or possibly make another flower that we have previously listed. (Subject to numbers and mix of abilities this could be possible. Make sure you get in touch before booking and we will see what we can do to accommodate you.) 

Read more about Denise as a teacher on our Teacher information page.

Bookings Necessary. All bookings subject to our Terms and Conditions.

The Cooktown Orchid Class Sample

The Cooktown Orchid Class Sample by Denise Griffiths

Denise Griffiths Dotty Roo

Denise Griffiths Dotty Roo

Denise Griffiths Flora Australis Quilt

Denise Griffiths Flora Australis Quilt

Denise Griffiths Quilt Teacher

Denise Griffiths Quilt Teacher

Denise Griffiths Teacher with Gum Drops Quilt

Denise Griffiths Teacher with Gum Drops Quilt

 

Below are some of the flowers that have been made in Denises classes at Berry Quilt & Co. This gives you an idea of the range of work that students are encountering. 

Denise Griffiths Large Red Waratah

Denise Griffiths Large Red Waratah

Denise Griffiths Flannel Flower Quilt Class Sample

Denise Griffiths Flannel Flower Quilt Class Sample

Denise Griffiths Bottle Brush Class Sample Quilt

Denise Griffiths Bottle Brush Class Sample Quilt

Denise Griffiths Medium Waratah

Denise Griffiths Medium Waratah

Banksia Flower & Pod Class Sample Quilt

Banksia Flower & Pod Class Sample Quilt

Kangaroo Paw Class Sample Quilt

Kangaroo Paw Class Sample Quilt

Time

24 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

Berry Quilt & Co.

Shops 4 & 5, 66 Albert Street, Berry NSW 2535

Cost

$150 per person. Bookings required.

Bookings

Price $150.00

How many tickets? -1 +

Total Price $150.00

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