About the Class

Class Code: LEFR04

A Carousel Mandala Art Quilt

In this workshop we will explore how colour and shapes can contribute to the sense of circular movement. We will explore the mandala and ways of creating them as an art quilt with a variety of techniques. Beginning with some simple
shapes that Lois will provide we will look at ways of creating an
interesting and appealing “In the Round” mandala design.
Using raw edge applique, hand colouring and thread painting we will
work with elements of design such as line, colour, shape, pattern, texture
and learn to build further layers on our quilts. In this two or three day
workshop we will work on creating a small art quilt, approximately 50 x

To achieve this participants will learn and explore the following
– basic design skills
– raw edge applique
– hand colouring/painting using Inktense pencils/ paints
– thread painting
– free machine quilting

Participants will use a variety of fabrics and threads to build and create
their own small Mandala Art Quilt.
No drawing or design ability required, however participants need some
sewing & quilting ability/experience.


– Participants will learn simple design development.
– Learn and explore techniques for raw edge applique, hand
colouring, thread painting and free machine quilting.
– Creation of a small art quilt, approx 50cm x 50cm.