Classes

Bella Fabrics’ program of classes are taken by dedicated and talented teachers, both local and interstate, each bringing their individual talent and creativity to the classes they take.

Classes cover quilting, dressmaking, appliqué, embroidery, EPP, crochet, to name a few.

​All classes include light refreshments. Bring your own lunch or we can place an order for you from a local café.

​Upcoming Classes for February 2024

​Saturday 3rd – Judy Newman Workshop

Sunday 4th – Christine Vlasic Workshop

Saturday 14th – Embroidery Workshop with Carolyn

Wednesday 7th – Susan Smith Workshop

Tuesday 13th – Louise Papas Workshop

Friday 16th – Lampshade Workshop with Tamica “Nooshy Designs”

Sunday 21st – Susan Smith Workshop.

Friday 23rd – Louise Papas Workshop

Saturday 24th – Luna Lapin Workshop

​Upcoming Classes for March 2024

SATURDAY 2nd – Embroidery with Carolyn
Judy Newman Workshop

SUNDAY 3rd – Christine Vlasic Workshop

WEDNESDAY 6TH – Susan Smith Workshop

TUESDAY 12TH – Louise Papas Workshop

SATURDAY 16th – Lampshade Workshop

SUNDAY 17th – Susan Smith Workshop

THURSDAY 21st – Dressmaking 10am – 4pm

FRIDAY 22nd – Louise Papas Workshop

SATURDAY 23rd – Wedding Ring Quilt

SATURDAY 23rd – Sew.be Workshop
SUNDAY 24th – Sew.be Workshop

WEDNESDAY’S SIT & SEW – 10am – 2.30pm
THURSDAY’S SIT & SEW – 4.30pm – 9pm

Petra Prins Classes

Petra Prins – Patchwork: 2 Day Workshop

Bella Fabrics is excited to confirm that Petra and Judith of Petra Pins Patchwork will be conducting a 2 day workshop at Bella Fabrics in February 2025. 

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

Ak traditions class

Doll Making Classes

Learn to make one of these gorgeous dolls designed by Annie – ak tradtions

Class runs from 10am – 3pm. Doesn’t include kit.

Class cost is $90.

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Wedding class

Wedding Ring Quilt Workshop

This workshop consists of 2 classes running on Saturday 23rd March 2024 & Saturday 25th May 2024.

The 1st class is an introduction to cutting out using templates, hand piecing your arcs together.

The 2nd class is the construction of the wedding rings.

Morning & afternoon tea included.

Each class will run from 10am to 3pm and the cost is $180.

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Learning To Love Your Overlocker – with Kate Marra

This one-day course, 5-6 hours gives students a greater understanding of their overlocker and allows them to continue using it at home confidently. The kit provided covers a comprehensive 23-page workbook and all fabrics required for the day.

The course covers four thread overlocking, understanding tensions, three thread overlocking, rolled hem, understanding differential feed, techniques for better results when stitching a circle, inside corners, outside corners, working with difficult fabrics and so many applications for rolled hem!

Includes morning & afternoon tea.

Cost: $150 

Dates:
– Sunday 21st of April 2024
– Sunday 26th of May 2024

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Learn to love your Overlocker Class

Louise Papas Workshops

With over 15 years experience in quilt designing and teaching, Louise’s classes share her love of hand piecing, hand quilting and needle turn applique. Students can learn a range of skills from the basics like fabric selection and template making through to piecing, quilting and finishing the project. Start something new or pull out that old project and get it finished!

Louise’s designs reflect her passion for vintage style quilts including her ever popular quilt patterns The Avenue, Girl Next Door and Lamingtons for Tea. She continues to be inspired by beautiful fabrics every day.

Suitable for beginners and more advanced.

Morning/afternoon class $45 – Full day $85 (break 12.30-1pm for lunch)

includes morning/afternoon tea

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Louise Papas profile

Luna Workshop

Learn to make “Luna Lapin” the delightful quite & kind bunny, created by Sarah Peel.

Class cost includes, book, felt, liberty & thread.

Class runs from 10am – 3pm

Includes morning & afternoon tea.

Next scheduled class dates are:
– Saturday 24th of February 2024
– Thursday 8th of May 2024

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Luna Lapin Class

Susan Smith Workshops

Join Susan, a long time quilter who excels in the art of appliqué and hand piecing, to learn these techniques. 

Susan has also designed a small collection of prints “Stonleigh” for Dutch Heritage Fabrics, due out early this year.

Class includes morning/afternoon tea.

Call the shop on 9870 9500 for more details

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Susan Smith

Christine Vlasic Workshops

A pile of scrap fabric gives me such a buzz. Giving it a form, deciding which fabric compliments another, interlocking shapes and before you know it there is a block, an idea to take further.

Sewing has been a passion for many years, it brings me joy and it is my pleasure to share my love of fabric and quilt making with students of all abilities.

The opportunity to share my skills with others is an absolute privilege. Hope to see you in class one day!

Workshop cost: $85.00 includes morning/afternoon tea.

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Christine Vlasic

Judy Newman

Judy has loved needle and thread her whole life.

Judy has been designing quilts and teaching for many years, authored books for Quiltmania and now produce my own fabric ranges for Devonstone Collections.

Her quilts are generally made in soft colours with occasional pops of muted brights, vintage style inspired.  Hand piecing, EPP and applique are her preferred methods of patchwork and she loves to assist with colour choices, mixing up scale and density to help create beautiful quilts for her students. Judy loves to hand quilt, the gentle rhythm of the needle through the thread is comforting and slow but gives her time to think about what comes next as her quilts are rarely planned from beginning to end, they evolve with the colours and prints as she uses them.

Includes morning/afternoon tea

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Judy Newman

Embroidery Workshops

Learn to make these beautiful hand sewn folk ornaments designed by Larrissa Holland – mmmcrafts (purchased pattern required thru mmmcrafts)

  • Bring along one of your projects you have always wanted to start
  • or one of our projects available in store to purchase

Class runs from 10am – 3pm

Morning/afternoon tea included

Cost: $85 plus materials.

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Embroidery Class

Lampshade Workshop

Tamica, a mother of two, created Nooshy Design out of necessity. When her daughter was born in 2015, Tamica couldn’t find the perfect lampshade for her bedroom so Tamica designed and made her own and, in the process, experienced the joy of creating something bespoke. This was the beginning of Nooshy Design.

Tamica’s lampshade classes will teach you how to make you very own custom designed 30cm drum lampshade. Tamica will use her creative design skills to take you through the process of making your own lampshade. At the end of the class, you will have created something you have personally hand-made to light up your home.

Tamica’s class is ideal for beginners to advanced – no prior lampshade making experience required.

Workshop  includes tuition & kit

Class duration is 10am-12noon

Class cost: 130.00

Dates:
– Friday 16th of February 2024
– Saturday 16th of March 2024

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Lampshade Class

Margaret Mews & Judy Newman Workshop

Join these 2 very talated teachers for a 1-day workshop.

Enjoy a hand stitching class with Margaret as she takes you through her tips to achieve accurate hand piecing and applique. Margaret’s aim is that you will enjoy and embrace hand piecing and hand applique as much as she does. And look at fabric, and use it a little differently than you may have before.Learn the essentials of template use and accurate fabric marking while working on your choice of Margaret’s designs.  You’ll learn helpful skills if you have struggled with any of the following … curved piecing, inset seams, smooth applique curves or points in the past, or applique stems.

Judy’s quilts are generally made in soft colours with occasional pops of muted brights, vintage style inspired.  Hand piecing, EPP and applique are her preferred methods of patchwork and she loves to assist with colour choices, mixing up scale and density to help create beautiful quilts for her students. Judy loves to hand quilt, the gentle rhythm of the needle through the thread is comforting and slow but gives her time to think about what comes next as her quilts are rarely planned from beginning to end, they evolve with the colours and prints as she uses them.

Includes morning/afternoon tea. Lunch not included, bring your lunch or we can order from a cafe in Mailing Road. Class runs from 10am – 3.30pm (lunch 12.30-1pm)

Class duration is 10am – 3.30pm (lunch 12.30-1pm)

Class cost: 110.00

Dates:
– Sunday 12th of May 2024

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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Margaret Mews & Judy Newman Workshop

Sew.be Workshop

Bec is a modern Australian quilt designer with a growing global following. She is known for her scrappy colourful style and unique fabric combinations. Bec’s patterns are designed for confident beginners and up, and benefit from a scrappy palette drawn from a wide variety of fabrics.

Class cost: $110.00

Dates:
– Saturday 23rd March 2024
– Sunday 24th of March 2024

For more information email us at jeannie@bellafabrics.com.au

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