Quilting Made Simple: Easy Curves with Fun Improvisation With Vikki Pignatelli June 22 – 29
Course: Easy Curves is a surface construction technique which combines piecing and machine appliqué.
Programme: One daily workshops of 3 hours every morning.
Suitability: all levels.
Excursions and extras: beach picnic; tapa making demonstration; visit to local village; visit to Savusavu town
Food: Buffet lunches and set menu dinners
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu 22 June; depart 29 June. Course runs 23 – 28 June.
Special: One complimentary cocktail every evening
The course: During the week in Fiji, students will quickly master Vikki’s Crazy About Curves surface construction technique, a meld of piecing and machine appliqué. With this forgiving, flexible method, there are no rules, no fear, no measuring seam allowances, no easing together unruly seams and no matching points. Just fun and total freedom in quiltmaking. This is a simple, anyone-can-do technique is for all skill levels. Working at their own pace, students begin with a simple teaching pattern (provided) and quickly progress to designing their own improvisational project. Workshop emphasis is on personal attention, creativity, inspiration and self-confidence for the quilter. A supply list will be provided.
Teacher Vikki Pignatelli is a world-class quilter, teacher and lecturer whose quilts have been featured in many books, national publications and exhibitions. She has won 32 awards in national and international competitions and exhibitions. Vikki is the author of three books including her newly released “Nurture Your Creative Spirit: Wisdom and Insight Learned Through the Art of Quilting”. www.vikkipignatelli.com
AUD $1800.00 twin share
Single supplement: $350
Non-quilting partner: $850
To make a booking go to our booking form.
Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.
7 nights twin share accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided.
Lectures and excursions as indicated.
Travel to Fiji: Nadi and on to Savusavu. We are happy to quote on these and book them for you if requested. Flight prices fluctuate according to demand. Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Optional activities not listed on the program.
Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.
Meals taken in transit at the airport.
You will receive a list of material requirements and will need to bring a sewing machine.
Itinerary at a Glance
The programme is structured around morning workshops with afternoon excursions or free time to relax, swim, have a massage or simply continue quilting. We may alter the programme in response to the weather or the interest of the group.
Sat June 22
Arrive in Savusavu.
You will be greeted with a traditional Fijian welcoming ceremony.
Sun June 23
Morning workshop: an introduction to the week.
Lunch and afternoon free to relax.
Mon June 24
After lunch you will have some free time for snorkelling, swimming and relaxing. Or there’s an optional visit to town, visiting the geothermal hot springs, local market and shops.
Wed June 26
12.30 Picnic lunch to the beach
Thu June 27
6.30 Drinks at Savusavu Yacht Club
7.30 Informal dinner at Daku
Fri June 28
Finish individual projects; end with show and tell. Afternoon visit to local village for traditional meke (dance)
Final lovo dinner.
Sat June 29 Leave Savusavu and on to international flights.