Finding the Extra-Ordinary in the Ordinary:An Art Quilt Exploration with Lois Parish Evans

Course Overview

In this workshop participants will use design principles to develop and build an original design. Using nature as inspiration, we will explore ways to express what we see as extra-ordinary in the ordinary, through the process of creating a small art quilt.

To achieve this participants will learn and explore a variety of techniques:-

*raw edge applique

*hand colouring

*hand painting

*free machine quilting

*basic free machine drawing/sketching


Participants will use a variety of fabrics, threads, Inktense pencils and fabric paints to build and create their own small Art Quilt.

Participants need to have a willingness to explore making marks and drawing, although drawing ability not required.

Some sewing & quilting ability/experience required.

Teacher Profile


Lois Parish Evans is an award winning textile artist/art quilter who has recently moved to Tauranga, New Zealand.

 Learning to sew and draw from an early age, Lois merged her two favourite subjects whilst at Art School and has been creating textile art for many years. Lois loves exploring and pushing her own creativity in new directions and is excited about facilitating workshops to teach skills, and to help people discover/pursue their own creativity.

As an Art Therapist & Educator Lois strives, in a gentle and encouraging way, to create in her workshops a safe environment that allows students to explore their own creativity.

Materials List

Materials list (at this stage)
  • Sewing Machine
  • 1-1.5m of plain off white cotton
  • Variety of coloured fabrics, plain and patterned (can be smallish pieces)
  • Darning foot or BSR
  • Variety of coloured threads
  • Fabric & paper scissors
  • Double sided fusible web
  • Approx. 1m Wadding

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.


15 - 17 Jun 2019


9:30 am - 4:30 pm