Vanita's Quilting Services

Quilter and teacher

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Welcome to my website.  Take a look around, I hope you find some ideas that inspire you. Let me help you complete your quilt. You have taken a lot of time and effort to make your quilt.  Don't let it sit in the too hard basket. Let me help you complete it so you can cuddle up in it or gift it as you intended. I'm here to help!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have a background in IT and have worked in the industry for 30 years. I started my quilting journey 20 years ago and I am completely hooked! I teach a weekly class at my local store, SewCanI and love to pass on my wealth of knowledge to new and experienced quilters. I am the editor of Australian Patchwork and Quilting, President of the Australian Machine Quilting Association and founder of Quiltastic India Tours. I love everything about quilting but I am passionate about free motion quilting! 

Many quilters like to piece quilts but struggle with the next steps - making the quilt sandwich with batting, basting and then quilting.  Often 'in-the-ditch quilting' is all  they can muster because they feel 'free-motion quilting' is beyond them. So that's where I come in. I can teach you free-motion quilting using your own domestic sewing machine.   I can teach you to relax into it, watch you and help you get into the rhythm of it, one-on-one.  This is so much better than watching a DVD! I have run many free-motion quilting classes and can usually get my students up and running in a couple of hours. If you want to do this with a group of friends, I can conduct a group class (max 4 students) to get you all started. So have a go, give me a call and let's discuss it. 

If however, you've decided that this is definitely not for you, I can offer you a variety of quilting designs to complete your quilt.  I can quilt an all over edge to edge design or offer you custom quilting. We can discuss your ideas and come up with something that suits your quilt.

Un-finished quilts (UFO's) - have you got a work of art in progress or sitting in the back of a cupboard? Let me help you finish it. A completed quilt is better than an unfinished one, so let's finish it, so that you can enjoy it.

Why not make a Memory Quilt?  See my blog for some ideas on memory quilts.  I would be happy to assist you or make the quilt for you.

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  Individual lessons in my home    OR  Group classes (max. four students)

  Individual lessons in your home (depending on location)   OR

  Quilting Services from $30 per hour
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Thank you so much Vanita for the lovely quilting you did on my Asian inspiried quilt.  I made it for my daughter-in-law's 40th birthday and when she saw it she burst into tears.  Your expert quilting made all the difference.  You have been very easy to work with, patient and very helpful. Thank you so much.
Carolyn Wagstaffe, Penrith, NSW

We decided to design a quilt for my husband’s grandmother’s 90th birthday, so sent out patches to all the family and friends to decorate. After running out of time to put the quilt together myself, I asked Vanita, who was happy to put it together at short notice and even over the Christmas and New Year’s period! I was very happy with Vanita communicating with me about any ideas and about her prompt attitude. The quilt was finished by the requested date and express posted. My husband’s grandmother was “tickled pink” with the quilt and was nearly moved to tears. My mother in law tells me that she will treasure it always and the quilt is a permanent reminder of her great day and wonderful memories of her life. Many people agreed with us on how beautifully it was put together with extra stitched on flowers on the blank patches. Thank you again, Vanita for putting the quilt together so beautifully and for helping provide a perfect gift that keeps on giving!

Hilke Marcus, Lane Cove NSW

Thank you Vanita for the wonderful quilting you did on my "Outback Adventure" quilt.  Your quilting showed up the beautiful borders on my quilt.  My father-in-law was ecstatic to receive it.
Sharon Cabot, Stanhope Gardens, NSW     

I became a grandmother for the 1st time earlier this year & decided I would like to make a quilt for the pending arrival of this much anticipated baby. Vanita was so helpful right from the very inception of the idea, from assisting in guiding me in choosing the design, to the appropriate colours & patterns on the material (not as easy as I thought it would be with so much choice to select from). She was most patient with in helping me with any problems/queries I had when following the chosen pattern. I am very grateful to the assistance provided by Vanita & am proud to have been able to complete the chosen quilt which was received at the baby shower with comments from others such as: I can’t believe you made this? Did you really make this?

Thanks so much Vanita!

 Shelly Jolly, Merrylands NSW

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