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For the safety of our staff and your fellow students, we ask that you observe proper & sensible COVID19 rules such as social distancing including being vaccinated. We do not need to wear masks but you are very welcome to wear one if you like. Refunds/transfers can be processed for class cancellations that give 48 hours notice. A $75 fee will be charged if less than 48hrs notice is given, depending on covid circumstances.
Kawandi Quilt as you go class

Kawandi Quilt as you go class

Learn this ancient Quilting technique

Next Available: Sun, 30 Apr 10:00AM (AEST)
5 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class



Join Lorena Uriarte, renewed Modern Quilter, to learn the basics of Kawandi Quilt as you go.

Skill level: Complete beginner and ready to learn.

What you will learn:

  • Basic Quilting Principals

What is included:

  • A full kit including needles, thread, pins, fabric and batting. 
  • Exceptional tuition with 9 others in the class
  • Copious cups of tea and coffee

What you need to bring

  • No need to bring your machine.  Everything is provided for hand stitching.
  • Thimble - choose a Clover branded silicon with metal tip thimble
  • Your glasses, if you need them
  • Your lunch - microwave, sandwich press and fridge available.  Or trot up to a local cafe!

Dates available:

Sunday 30 April, 10am to 3pm

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What you will learn

  • How to put together a quilt as you go.
  • Pattern layout and jargon. Plus Construction and putting the pieces together in what order.

What you will get

  • 5 hours of expert tuition in a social and encouraging environment
  • Kawandi sewing kit - needles, pins, fabric, wadding.
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


During the week, parking can be tricky.  It is often best to stop at our door and bring your machine in and then find a park.  

During the weekend, there is usually lots of parking on Jabez Street or Shepherd Street. 


We are serviced by the M30, 423, 426 and 428 bus.


We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station

What to bring

  • Your glasses, if you need them
  • Your lunch - Microwave, sandwich press and fridge available. Or trot up to a local cafe.

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult, 16yrs+

Usefulbox Sewing School

(157 Reviews)

Sewing classes for adults and kids in Marrickville.  Join us to begin your sewing journey or continue learning.  

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4.9 (14 reviews)
Louiserated it
05 Mar 2023
Lorena was an excellent teacher. Very patient and a relaxed and informative session. Would highly recommend
Valerierated it
30 Jan 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed learning kawandi quilting recently with Lorena Uriarte. It was a small group class and Lorena is a excellent teacher. We all got our own goodie bags full of everything we needed to start off a mini quilt while learning the techniques involved. I highly recommend this class.
Tonirated it
29 Jan 2023
A great course. Well presented and organised including beautiful fabrics and all the tools required to make an inspiring piece.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Usefulbox Sewing School or organised by Usefulbox Sewing School must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School


I agree to give Usefulbox Sewing School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Usefulbox Sewing School classes and events or on Usefulbox Sewing School premises. (For use of Usefulbox Sewing School marketing materials).

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