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March 2020
It's on again, come and join in the fun of

the WAQA Shop Hop for 2020

What a better way to support the quilting industry in Western Australia than to visit all the unique and different 2020 participating quilt shops.

Join our Day Bus Trip on Saturday, 7 March
to the Southwest Country

Or on your own to the Southwest Country from 12-18 March 2020
And our local Quilting shops Metropolitan Perth
from 19-22 March 2020

For the last 4 years quilters, sewers, crafter's and fabric enthusiasts have been participating in the annual WAQA Shop Hop. This year will be even more spectacular. Join us for 2 fun filled weeks packed with informative demos, unique quilt samples, fabulous fabrics, threads, raffles, specials and so much more!!

Shop Hop Passports are available for purchase here at
Ocean Keys Sewing Centre or
contact Meg at or on 0408 448 554

$10 will entitle you to a passport of fun, adventure and many great prizes.

As you travel the State, each shop will stamp your passport. The passport owner must always be present to receive stamp.  The more stamps you receive, the higher chance of prizes.
Continue visiting any and all participating shops to fill up your passport!  ‘You make it what it is – do as much or as little of the hop as you choose’. We suggest traveling with a loved-one, family or friends, plan a few day trips, jump on the Country Bus and enjoy the inspiration you’ll find while visiting WA’s Finest Quilt Shops!
As our way of saying thank you for shop hopping with us, we have amazing prizes

Shop Incentives
Shops are offering discounts

Opening Event
HandCrafters House (bookings are essential) 9274 4955

Closing Event
Kennedy’s Creative Sewing Centre, Wangara
(bookings are essential) 9303 2635

To be eligible for the Shop Hop Prizes your Passport must be
handed in by 2pm Sunday, 22 March.


You do not need to be a WAQA member, so bring your mum, daughters, friends and neighbors -this event is for our quilting community and all are welcome so come along and support the local sewing/patchwork and craft stores.
Wednesday mornings - Sewing Group
                      9.30 to 12 noon
This weekly sewing group is where you come along with your projects and machines and sew in a friendly atmosphere with others that have similar interests. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, you are more than welcome to come along and sew in a very friendly atmosphere.
Please note you will need a pattern as we do not do pattern drafting. For beginners, look for the easy patterns available from all major pattern suppliers.
Tea/coffee/ water is provided.                    Cost $20.00 per class
Thursday 5th  - Look and Learn
from 10am
Our aim is to hold an informal and relaxed friendly meeting. We are hoping that ladies will bring along sewing items to show, and to hopefully inspire us all. Everyone working here does enjoy these sessions and hope that you all do as well.
We will have our samples for the coming month’s classes to show and if time would just slow down we may even get the opportunity to sew for ourselves and show these items as well – no promises ...

If there is something new in the market place and we know about it, we will show it, or if we don’t know and you mention it we will endeavor to find out more for you.

This month we have the New Janome CM7P machine on show. The Continental M7 Professional is the next generation sewing machine with 13.5″ of workarea. It is packed with features for you to enjoy your sewing experience. There is a  large 7″ LCD colour touch screen with a clock, 400 built-in stitches including 9mm lettering and numbers. You can customize each stitch including buttonholes plus save as a favourite stitch.  Sewing Applications gives you a large variety of pre-set stitch functions, including a quilting menu plus sewing feet menu. Quilters and designers will appreciate the automatic needle plate change-over, AcuFeed™ Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System, automatic Presser Foot Lift, Electronic Automatic Tension Control, independent bobbin winder plus a NEW Janome AcuSpark App with videos, instructions and tips.
As i don't wish to take up a lot of time on the morning if you are interested in this machine book a private time so that i can go through most of the features of this machine.

Afterwards stay around for morning tea/coffee.
Cost is a minimum of $2 which goes towards morning tea. 
6th - Fun Friday                        
9.30am to 2.00pm

What can we say about Fun Friday that hasn't been said? Come in for a cuppa, a sew and a laugh and chat. Some days we actually accomplish something!          

The perfect class for anyone who has a project i.e. Cot quilt, table-runner or a beginner who just needs assistance in getting started.

Also ideal for those of for you if you have a bag, table runner or quilt stashed away, and can’t find your motivation, or you are uncertain how to finish it you are welcome to come along for guidance and help.

Supply your own lunch            Cost $25.00 per class

 Patchwork Saturday Morning's 
  Now every Saturday     
  10am to 12.30pm
Due to popularity this is now a weekly class where you come along with your sewing project and I am here to help when needed. If you are a beginner or advanced we all sometimes get  ‘stuck’ and don’t know or understand what you need to do to finish a project or even lost inspiration then hopefully this is the time to come and join like-minded patch-workers or sewing ladies and we will help where we can to get your project finished.
Cost $20.00 per class

Monday 9th and 23rd - Sewing for Someone                                                                 1pm to 4pm


Our popular charity sewing sessions are still popular. The sewing is not difficult, and it is a fun way to learn patchwork and at the same time help make a young child’s life a little better.

If you are a beginner or more experienced it doesn’t matter - all are welcome. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, threads, pins and scissors then we will supply the rest.

We are making small ‘cuddle’ quilts for children in need, through various charities.

Check out how many quilts we have finished on our Facebook page.   
Tuesday 10th - Know Your Over locker   
            9.30am to 12 noon

    Scared of your over locker? Well then, this class is designed for you.
Don’t know which is the upper looper or the lower looper? Scared of tensions or just don’t know how to thread it? Learn how to treat your over locker as a friend not as an enemy.
    We will explain the mystery of your over locker. We will go through the 2 ways of threading, tensions, normal 4 and 3 thread over-locking, rolled hems and explain all about differential feed.
At the end of this class you will be surprised how easy it is to become its friend.  It does not matter how old or which brand of over locker you own but it must be in good working order.
Booking is necessary and class size will be limited.
Cost $35.00 includes fabric for the class.
Thursday 12th Westalee Ruler work or Beginners/Refresher Class
                                 9.30am to 2.30pm
Sharon Wyatt (Westalee Accredited Instructor) is teaching  a ‘New beginners class’ or for those in need a ‘ Refresher class’ or for the more adventurous a Sampler Quilt.

Sharon holds smaller classes so that she has more time to help you with your machine set-up and how to use the rulers- so don't keep putting it off thinking that you can't use them come along and get help now in a very friendly class atmosphere.

For those wishing to learn the intriguing art of the Westalee rulers then this class is for you, or for those who already have a set Sharon will teach you tips and tricks with the rulers, so you can gain confidence in creating free motion magic for all your quilts and help you create a style of your own. All using the ruler foot and just the starter pack of rulers.
So go and find that foot and rulers which you got ages ago and come and join a class and finally learn how to use them.

You will need to supply your own threads and fabrics etc.    
Cost $65.00 per class plus fabric etc

Fun Friday's 13th and 20th
(some combined with specific Friday classes)                          
9.30am to 2.00pm

What can we say about Fun Friday that hasn't been said? Come in for a cuppa, a sew and a laugh and chat. Some days we actually accomplish something!          

The perfect class for anyone who has a project i.e. Cot quilt, table-runner or a beginner who just needs assistance in getting started.

Also ideal for those of for you if you have a bag, table runner or quilt stashed away, and can’t find your motivation, or you are uncertain how to finish it you are welcome to come along for guidance and help.

Supply your own lunch            Cost $25.00 per class
19th to 22nd

It's on again, come and join

the WAQA Shop Hop for 2020

Get your passport and come and support your local Western Australian Sewing and Patchwork Shops.
Thursday 19th   Ricki-Rac the Unicorn   
  9.30 am to 2 pm
Want to try something new ? Then maybe then this class is for you. Ricki-Rac is her name (made by Chris using fabrics from his stash). She stands approximately 12'' high. What a wonderful play animal for the young ones in your life. A little patience and accuracy is required for the inner legs during construction otherwise she is not difficult to make. Choose fun, bright and playful fabrics to make an eye catching unicorn.
Supply your own lunch

You will need to supply your own threads and fabrics etc.     
Cost $30.00 per class (includes pattern)
Tuesday 24th  - Creating Children's Clothing!     
  9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Do you have trouble finding clothes that fit the young child in your life well? Do you find you need one size for length, and another for the waist?

Do you want your child to wear something different to everyone else?
Maybe you want to sew to sell, and really don't know where to start.
Are you thinking more about whether their clothes are ethically sourced?

Does the thought of sewing clothing for your child fill you with fear?
Maybe you would just like to whip up a beautiful, one of a kind Christmas Day outfit?

Let us help you get your child into something YOU made.

This month we are continuing our exciting class with a sweet little dress or a shorter version as a top. With the addition of some lace your young one will look adorable. 
We teach you step by step how change the pattern size to suit the child and then how to sew the garment, supply you with the pattern (multi sized), and before you know it, the child in your life has a new wardrobe. 
Booking is necessary as class size will be limited.
You will need to supply your own machine, threads, fabrics etc.      
Cost $30.00 per class, includes pattern (size 2 - 6 years)
Thursday 26th
In the Hoop Machine Embroidery                                                    9.30am to 1.30pm??

Learn how to make this puppy purse. this design comes in a few sizes for you to choose from 4x4, 5x5 and 6x6 and this little purse has a zipper in the back which is sewn using your embroidery machine. The dog is machined applique so you can make him or her any colour you wish.
The writing on the back may not be to your liking and I can show you how to simply replace it with an in built font from your machine or simply leave it off.
What is great about this design is its a freebie from Sweet Pea Designs so its a great way to try something new!

Designs come in all formats.

Supply your own lunch                   Cost $20.00 per class plus fabrics


Friday 27th          Machine Applique 
or Fun Friday -  same time and place  ($25.00)  
  9.30 am to 2 pm
A few ladies have asked for a monthly applique class using Australian animals by Monica Poole. So save the last Friday of the month and add it into your diary as Applique Friday!! Then come and join the fun. 
Appliqué is cut outs of contrasting fabric that are applied to a base fabric to form a picture and usually sewn using a blanket stitch.
Fusible web (sold as vliesofix, and other trade names) melts to adhere the fabrics together holding the pieces in place.
Fusible web is available in different weights (Ocean Keys Sewing Center sells the light/medium). Although it may seem like a heavy bond will grip better, it will also be much stiffer after it has melted. When you sew around the edges this softer fusible web is easier to handle.
There are different styles of applique stitching be it satin stitch or blanket stitch, and the choice is yours.
You can use these for a quilt, a wall hanging or a bag.
Supply your own lunch
You will need to supply your own threads and fabrics etc.      
Cost $30.00 per class

Digitising Lessons

    A hand on ‘one with one’ class to teach you how to use either Janome or Bernina digitizing programmes. The lesson is structured to what you wish to learn. You will need to bring your own laptop computer and security device ‘dongle’. Just let us know what you are struggling with and we will aim the lesson to your needs.

Book a 30-minute lesson for only $30.00

Private machine Lessons
Faye, Michelle or Antonia
Need help with threading your overlocker, sewing and or embroidery machine? Having trouble with your lap top computer and can’t find your embroidery designs? Maybe we can be of some assistance. We do private lessons targeting the problems with setting up the machine or overlocker. Janome Baby Lock and Bernina only.
Book a 30-minute lesson for only $30.00


This is a problem for all organisations which runs classes. Universities and TAFE colleges have the rule that your place is not reserved until fees have been paid in full. Ocean Keys Sewing Centre will accept a minimum deposit of 50% to reserve your place with the balance to be paid on the day.

If you must cancel and do so at least 4 days prior to the class starting we will issue a store credit less a $5.00 cancellation fee. This gives us time to fill your place if possible and to organise teachers and staff rosters. We require a minimum of 3 people per class.

Ocean Keys Sewing Centre has the right to cancel classes 48hrs prior to commencement if below the minimum number of students and a full refund shall be issued.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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