Popular teacher Jennifer Corkish teaches all her techniques in two classes a month. These take place regularly on the first Saturday of each month and the Fourth Thursday of
Popular teacher Jennifer Corkish teaches all her techniques in two classes a month. These take place regularly on the first Saturday of each month and the Fourth Thursday of each month. Jennifer comes along to each class with new quilts and projects she has designed: from her own take on the popular Japanese Boro technique to applique, English paper piecing, wool applique and stitch embellishment and more…!
Jennifer has been a teacher at Berry Quilt & Co. since we opened and also taught for approximately many years at Berry Patchwork prior to that. Jennifer has built up a number of regular students who have been coming to her classes and making her quilts ever since she began teaching in Berry which is quite a recommendation! Please click through to her teacher profile to read more about Jennifer’s making and teaching experience.
Whilst most people book in to Jennifer’s class on a yearly basis (and access a generous Enrolled Class member discount) it is possible to book in for one or two casual classes (where vacancies exist) to explore a new technique or to begin an ongoing project.
The class has a loose relaxed structure where regular participants work on Jennifer’s original designs at their own pace and build up skills as they progress though the projects. Usually in class all the participants are working different projects and often on more than one project at once. Occasionally, after a number of projects have been completed, class members have requested that Jennifer help them design a unique project, which Jennifer is happy to work on with the student, making it a very personalised class.
Casual participants in Jennifer’s classes often attend to learn Japanese Boro stitching. Pictured below, Boro is a traditional Japanese mending technique utilising layered scraps of material and sashiko style running stitches to hold it all together. Jennifer has devised a method of making boro fabric suitable for our modern fabrics and equipment for use in quilts, bags, table runners, clothing etc.
Teaching Applique using the Hugs and Kisses Applique paper is also a specialty of Jennifers. Beginning with one of the blocks from Jennifer’s well known Flower’s & Urn Quilt, also pictured below is an excellent place to start and this block has been made in so many different color combinations from bright, to Japanese to traditional and reproduction. Begin in one lesson with the starter block and turn it into a wall hanging or cushion OR go on to continue to make the whole quilt.
English paper piecing has featured in many of Jennifer’s quilts over the years and you could begin a project Making Jennifer’s fussy cut cross quilt or a hexagon quilt that gets you started with hexagons without you having to make the whole quilt top from hexagons.
You will find plenty of helpful advice, skills and friendship in this lively class. Jennifer is very good at getting you started on a project and helping you with fabric selection and requirements. All of Jennifer’s students produce quite different and unique results. I’m always amazed at how differently the same quilts can turn out with different fabric choices. As a teacher Jennifer is very open to working with your fabric choices and helping you get the best results from what you begin with. Scroll down to see a number of images of quilts and classes to give you an idea of what the class is like.
Jennifer’s groups are very popular and are often booked out! Casual places, if available, may be booked by phone or via this listing: Scroll to end of the listing and click on ‘ADD TO CART’ Once it’s added to your cart make sure you are booking the correct date. Then follow the prompts to make payment.
Places are limited Bookings are necessary. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions
A great photo of Janice in class with Jennifer Corkish. This shot shows the applique block in progress, the sample bright block and larger quilt of Jennifer’s design behind her.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berry Quilt & Co.
Shops 4 & 5, 66 Albert Street, Berry NSW 2535
$70 per person per session. Discounts available for enrolling for the full season. Bookings necessary and subject to our T&Cs
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