Summer School 2020

We have once again endeavoured to create a broad set of enticing Summer School classes for our 2020 program and hope there is something for everyone to enjoy! Outstanding teachers, fabulous venue, wonderful company and two weeks of non-stop learning and fun. We hope you can come and join us!

Week 1 : Monday 13th to Saturday 18th January, 2020

Week 2 : Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January, 2020


How to Book: Bookings can only be made either on the phone (03 9877 1664) or in person at our shop. We will be making all our Summer School information available on our website too, but bookings cannot be made via our website. Our shop is open Tues thru Sat 10am – 4pm.`We are generally available to take phone calls on Mondays also.

Payment information: To confirm your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $50 per class is required. The balance due may be paid off in $100 increments (see payment schedule on enrolment form). Full payment is due by Fri 13/12/19.

 In addition to the cost of each course you may need to purchase a pattern and / or a kit or fabrics, and any equipment required to make the kit/quilt etc. There are also requirements lists / kits required for most of the classes and these will be available well before Summer School.

 Payments (less $50 deposit) are refundable only up to 31st December, 2019. After this time, no refunds will be made.

However, if you are unable to attend for any reason, you are welcome to transfer your enrolment to another person, but please understand this is the responsibility of the person enrolled.

 Where is it held?                             One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn, Vic 3130 (opp. Blackburn Primary)

This is a fantastic venue - air-conditioned, and on the ground floor with no stairs involved to access the classrooms. There is plenty of on-site all-day parking. The classrooms will be secured each evening enabling you to leave your machine/sewing and work area set up for the entire duration of each course if you are attending for more than 1 day.

Class Times:                       Formal tuition times will be 10am – 4pm each day (4.30pm for Rachelle’s classes)

Registration will be from 9.45am on day 1 of each class, and the classroom/s will be open from 9.45am each subsequent day for ‘settle in’ time prior to the classes commencing at 10am.

For your convenience, there will also be optional extended sewing time until 5.30pm available Mon – Thurs the first week, and Mon – Thurs the second week! No teaching during these times, however if you wish to do some extra work on your project, this will provide the perfect opportunity for you to do so.

Refreshments/Meals: Morning & afternoon tea each day, on-going tea and coffee are all provided for you! You will need to provide your own lunch – however there are nearby shops, and an on-site café (Aunt Billies)

Accommodation: If you are travelling from a distance and require accommodation, there are several nearby places that may be suitable for you to stay. Please check for motels and bed and breakfast in nearby suburbs.

Thursday evening dinner: For anyone interested, we will again be organising our very popular dinner out on Thursday evening 16th January at the Blackburn Hotel. We gather there about 5.45pm, and usually wrap up by 7.30 – 8pm. So it’s not a late night! This is optional and will be at your own cost, but it is a great way to celebrate the week! Husbands/partners/friends etc. welcome to join us too!