Jessica Wheelahan is an exciting new name in the patchwork world. With a truly distinctive style, she has embraced Improvisational Quilting and given it her own touch. Her quilts are multi- textured, with strong bold colours and heavy stitching. She describes them as ‘Story Quilts’, often using words or phrases and abstract images to create wonderful collage style quilts.
Jess comes from a Fine Arts background and has already claimed some notable awards including 1st place in the Category for Improv at the AMQ in 2016.
Jessica is passionate about all aspects of art and design and is a keen collector of cloth. Her workshops are sure to be fun and immensely creative where participants can explore the possibilities of art within patchwork.
Rachaeldaisy is coming back to Amitie and we are thrilled to be hosting another one of her popular Whizz Bang! workshops. Rachaeldaisy has become synonymous with bold, colourful, eye popping quilts and it’s no wonder after 20 years as a florist experimenting and mastering colour and form. Her use of 3D elements such as yoyos, prairie points, wool felt, appliqued denim, doilies and trims create beautifully textured designs. Her fresh interpretation of the art of quilting has seen her awarded Best in Show at the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 and both 2015 and 1016 at the Australian Modern Quilt Show.
We love having Jen teach at her home store. She’s a champion of the practise of hand quilting and has taken ‘scrappy’ and made it an artform.
Jen’s workshops are loaded with technique and plenty of anecdotes of her extraordinary travels and quilting experiences.
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