Tutors for the 2019 Getaway

The MMG team are delighted to introduce this years tutors. The tutors for the 2019 Misty Mountain Getaway Workshops will guide you through all you need to know regarding their individual subject matter. 


Chris Jurd photoChris Jurd lives in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney and has been quilting for nearly 40 years.
She started teaching 21 years ago and has a busy schedule of classes throughout the year at various shops in Sydney, regional NSW and interstate.
She has been on the faculty for New Zealand’s Quilt Symposium twice recently and has just finished five years as Membership Secretary of QuiltNSW, Australia’s largest quilting guild. She is also a member of QuiltNSW’s judging team.
Her work encompasses all styles with an emphasis on a strong colour palette and a preference at the moment for foundation piecing. Chris has been a regular contributor to Quilters Companion and has recorded two DVDs for the magazine.
As tour leader, she took two enthusiastic group of Aussie quilters to Houston and another group on a fabulous tour to India in 2019.
She has been lucky enough to win several prizes over the years for her quilts at Sydney Quilt Show.
She is also a great advocate for machine quilting on a domestic machine.

MichelleMarvig Michelle Marvig has been quilting for 28 years. In that time she has made 100’s of quilts by machine. Many of these have been published in a variety of Australian magazines in her three books. Only recently, she has become the Creative Director for Quilters Companion magazine, fitting this in between designing quilts and template sets, teaching workshops, and being a grandmother. 2017 saw the launch of Michelle’s third fabric range, Punctuated for Leutenegger. While Michelle does piece and applique by hand, she is passionate about creating quilts on her sewing machine. She has been featured in 8 DVD’s for Quilters Companion, demonstrating a variety of techniques. Michelle also takes tours with fellow quilters overseas to exciting quilt shows, shops and museums with Travelrite International and Quilters Companion.

misty mountain getaway chris timmins

Chris Timmins from Grafton, NSW is an enthusiastic and dedicated tutor of patchwork. She loves to inspire both school and adult students in her weekly workshops. As a past Textile & Design teacher Chris can teach a variety of projects in the one workshop.

Website www.christimmins.com

misty mountain getaway Rachelle DennenyRachelle has been quilting for 16 years, teaching and working in the Patchwork and quilting industry for over 10 of these. An experienced teacher with a passion to share her knowledge and skills with her students, teaching a wide variety of classes.

Rachelle has been designing her own quilts since she first started quilting and enjoys improving her own skill level by entering quilt competitions. Well known for beautiful machine quilting her show quilts have won numerous awards both Nationally and Internationally including two Best of Australia Awards.

Jane MacDonaldJane MacDonald has been interested in Japanese textiles and crafts for over thirty years, developing a specialty in the craft of sashiko stitching and design. Initially drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane now teaches sashiko extensively throughout Australia and internationally.

3DA52E21C82846AF8B2BBC9560B7CAA2As a textile artist I have worked mainly in abstracted landscapes using dyes, printing, collage, machine and hand embroidery. I have exhibited in galleries in Australia and overseas and had pieces selected for curated exhibitions e.g., Tamworth National Fibre exhibition and DMC Exhibition of International Embroidery.
In more recent years I have explored many embellishment techniques on clothing and textile articles, combining my love for patternmaking and clothing design with the originality of artistic expression using dyes, paints, fabrics and stitching.
I am fully qualified with a Diploma and post graduate in Colour and Design; a Diploma in Fashion with Honours; and a Diploma in Technical Teaching. I have over 25 years’ experience within the fashion industry as a patternmaker and designer. I have taught in NSW TAFE for over 15 years and I have been teaching my own private classes for the last five years.

misty mountain getaway Margaret Olive

Margaret took up Patchwork in 2000 and then purchased Patchwork Paradise in 2006 and love the joy a customer gets in selecting their fabrics for their next project. She has been teaching all various styles of classes in my shop.

Margaret started sewing Quiltworx patterns in 2012 when Judy Niemeyer came to Australia to teach Glacier Star to Shop Owner. Then she did Mariners Compass in 2013 with an Instructor and Judy via Skype and now Paradise in Blooms with Judy as an Instructor. Since becoming a Certified Shop she has taught countless classes in Cactus Flower Table Runner, Forever Yours Table Runner, Bali Bed Runner & Quilt, Chevron Landscape Table Runner, Glacier Star Quilt and Charm Elements in both the shop and groups from out of town. Margaret holds a Quiltworx day twice a month, a Tuesday and a Sunday.

She has taken to these patterns and love their simplicity and accuracy. It is such a pleasure seeing Students proud of themselves because of how beautiful their projects have turned out all because of the Quiltworx process and sewing technique.

misty mountain getaway Wendy NuttWendy is a multi disciplinary patchwork and quilting teacher offering many styles and techniques. Her work exhibits a preference for modern and improvised methods being influenced by her surroundings in both design and colour. Wendy’s unique designs have been rewarded with multiple awards and has also succeeded in exhibiting internationally with The Modern Quilt Guild, SAQA (Small Art Quilt Association) and an invitational exhibition held in China during 2020.

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