Calendar for Skellywags to Dec 2018

Sit and Sew Days.

Bring along your project to work on and enjoy a friendly atmosphere!

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

10am – 4pm

$8 includes tea and coffee.

Bring your show and tell to share!


Thursday Sit and Sew

1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday of the month.

10am -4pm

$8 includes tea and coffee.

Bring your show and tell to share!


Block of the Month….

Harvey Lane Friday

Mainly Applique using Japanese linen with Reproduction lights.
Continuing Block of the month……….
Friday -15th June, 13th July, 17th August, 21st Sept
19th Oct, 16th Nov and 14th Dec.
10am -4pm




Beginners Applique Class- Shelley Kelly

Tuesday 13th November

10am -4pm



Learn the technique of needle turn applique.

Enjoy making a little project, with simple shapes.


Beginners Quilt Classes with Shelley

Tuesday 18th, 25th September, 2nd and 9th October.

10am – 1pm

$45 per class


Night classes, 6.30pm – 9.30pm


Make a sampler Crib quilt,

learning rotary cutting, measuring

and stitching a variety of blocks. Total – 4 classes.


Four in one Dahlia Quilt with Shelley

Friday 7th Sept

10am -4pm


Make 4 small dahlias ( 30″) to form a quilt 72″ square.






Crowning Around Class

Saturday 22nd Sept

10am -4pm



Make this traditional Pink and brown quilt

with large crown blocks and borders.


Old Chimney Sweep

My version of a gorgeous old Quilt.

Chimney Sweep blocks, feathered stars and baskets.

1st class – Saturday 29th September

2nd Class- Saturday 27th October.

10am -4pm

Cost – $65 per class.

Original picture below

old chimney sweep

Shoo-Fly Puzzle

All over Quilt design creating a interesting puzzle.

Thursday 11th October

10am – 4pm

Cost – $65


Festive Flags with Jan.

Make these cute festive flags as a Christmas treat!

Includes 2 sizes of flags

Friday 2nd November

10am -4pm


festive flags


Boro Cushion with Jan.

Creative slow sewing with lots of fabrics and threads

Thursday 22nd Nov

10am -4pm

cost – $55


Skellywags Fun Day

Saturday 24th November

10am -4pm


Come join Shelley and Jan with a fun packed day of 

hand stitching a project and get a goodies as well.

Yummy lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

kings ransom bag

Kings Ransom bags made at last Fun day!


Skellywags Special days on offer………

Applique Gathering ........ Saturday 3rd November
For a nice day of hand stitching together and
 beautiful Show and Tell!
10am -4pm
Cost - $10 and bring a small plate to share.

Stitching Madness........ Saturday 8th September
Come along for a nice day to catch up on some stitching,
sewing machines welcome. 
10am - 4pm 

Exciting week with the Indigo Quilt Exhibition

Gold coin entry to see lovely locally made quilts.
come along and support Alzheimer`s Australia!
see Flyer below for information.


Other Exciting News…………..

Skellywags Sewing School are moving very shortly

to 2 Harvey Lane Barnawartha

I will keep you posted.


Talk Soon ……..

Regards Shelley and Jan



Hello 2018 Calendar


Wishing you all a wonderful 2018,

health and happiness through out the year!


“Skellywags” Calendar

January – June 2018

23 High st Barnawartha

Ph 0439311246



Class Policy

When booking into class, $20 booking fee will be required to hold your place.

Full payment will be required two weeks prior to class, if unable to attend, you need to find a replacement.

When signing up for a Block Of the month, you are signing for the 12 month period.


Sit and sew Days

Bring along your own projects to work on and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - (unless there are classes allocated.)
10am - 4pm
$8 includes tea and coffee.
Bring your lunch and show and tell.

Thursday Sit and Sew 
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
10am - 4pm
$8 includes tea and coffee.
Bring your lunch and show and tell.

New Classes for 2018

                British Quilt- 8th Feb, 8th March & 12th April
              Harvey Lane Friday- 12 Block of the Months starting 16th Feb
                     Four in one Dahlia- 13th April
    Tiny Tuesday - Make a small sampler with small blocks-Starts 13th March
 "Streets of my Town" Block keeper bag- 2 days Friday 26th and Sat 27th April.
                             Irish Chain- 15th May
     Dressmakers for beginners- mixed class Top or skirt - Tuesday 20th Feb
           Dressmaking - Quilted Winter Jacket- 10th May and 7th June.
                        Flying Geese fun- 31st May

Block of the Months for 2018

“Harvey Lane” Block of the month

Continuing from 2017
10am - 4pm
Saturday - 3rd Feb
           - 3rd March
           - 7th April
         - 5th May


New “Harvey Lane” Friday- 12 month Block of the Month.

Mainly applique Quilt using Japanese Linen with reproduction brights.

Size approx 70″ x 75″

10am – 4pm

$40 includes pattern and tuition.

Starts - Friday 16th Feb,16th March,20th April,18th May, 22nd June.          


  New Tiny Tuesday – Block of the month for 6 months.

Join Shelley and make a nice small sampler with assorted pieced blocks.
 Nice way to learn new skills in small blocks. Block sizes 3" - 4"
10am - 4pm
Starts - Tuesday 13th March, 10th April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July,14th August.

Dress making – Relaxed Dress or Blouse

Come and stitch a nice relaxed dress or blouse for summer.
Beginners welcome.
Tuesday 20th February 
9.30- 4pm
$75 plus $6 for card board for dress
$65 plus $6 for card board for blouse.
 dress picture
 Relaxed dress
 Raglan Blouse.


Tight Pineapple

You haven`t been hooked yet?

Would you like a challenge and make a cushion or a quilt.
Foundation pieced, a different way.
Thursday 25th January
10am- 4pm
Includes pattern and tuition


New Early 19th Century British Soldiers Quilt
Thursday 8th February, Thursday 8th March, 12th April.

Make my version of this gorgeous pieced quilt using a variety of techniques- lots of fabric scraps to use in this quilt.
9.30am - 4pm
$70  per day 
3 class days.


Twinkling Lone Star.
Make this master piece, dating back to 18oo`s

Thursday 22nd February

9.30am – 4pm


Class  full

New date for new class – Friday 9th March.



Four in One Dahlia

Make a nice size quilt with 4 large Dahlia blocks.

Make by Machine or hand.

Friday 13th April

9.30am – 4pm


Picture to come.


Mixed Quilt Class

Come along and make one of Skellywags quilts.

Wendy`s Tulips, Michigan Lakes, or any other you would like.

Saturday 21st April

10am – 4pm


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“Streets of my Town” Block Keeper

Make a unique bag to keep your blocks in.

Two day workshop – Friday 27th April and Saturday 28th April

9.30am – 5pm

$90 per day.

house bag 2018

Quilted Jacket.

Make yourself a beautiful quilted Jacket for those cold days.

Thigh length Jacket made from assorted large blocks of fabric quilted.

Simple style, be creative!!

Thursday 10th May and Thursday 7th June.

9.30am – 4pm

$85 per day

Picture to come.


Irish Chain Quilt

Always been on my bucket list to do.

Join me to make this traditional quilt!

Tuesday 15th May

9.30am- 4pm



Example of a double Irish Chain

Skellywags Fun Day !

Saturday 26th May

10am – 4pm


Come and join Shelley and Jan with fun packed day

of hand stitching a surprise project.

Supplied is a  yummy lunch, morning  and afternoon tea

and a goodie bag.



Fly with us making our small flying geese quilts

Jan and I will have a design each for you to make.

Thursday 31st May

9.30am – 4pm


Picture to come


Skellywag Special Days on offer…………

Applique Gathering

Applique Gathering - Saturday 17th February, Saturday 12th May.
For a nice day, hand stitching together and beautiful show and tell.
10am - 4pm  Cost - $10 bring a plate to share.

Saturday Night Fever

Just what you need to get a few projects finished.
Saturday 14th April
10am - 12pm
14 hours of sewing time.

Finishing Tuesday or Thursday- will run once a month.

For all those questions and tuition on finishing or starting a quilt,
 or learning techniques on our quilts or other designs.
9.30am - 4pm
Book for 4 classes and get $15 discount off total.

One on one Tuition- 2 hour classes

If you need a class with one to one teaching on patchwork 
or a beginners class in dressmaking or techniques.
2 hours 

Beginners Class- Patchwork

Make a crib quilt, learning new techniques.Expressions of interest.


Fat eighth Reproduction Club 2018

Join Skellywags Fabric Club. Receive 8 fat eighths Quarterly.
$24 a quarter plus postage $2 .
A great way to build your stash, we will choose a selection of beautiful fabrics, from varied ranges of fabrics.
Membership entitles you to 10% discount on future fabric purchases.


To book into classes email – or message Shelley 0439311246.

Now for some Show and Tell with 2017 “Medallion Challenge”

made by the creative ladies at Skellywags.


Judy’s Baskets


Denise’s Peacocks


Chris`s Applique

marg lows house

Marg`s House

margs squares

Marg`s Floral


Lesley`s Colorful



Lee`s Applique Bird



Sue`s hand embroidered Tilda


alisons girl next door

Alison`s Girl next Door




bronwyns 2

Bronwyn`s machine drawn



Jan`s Antique version


Shelley`s start of Medallion…..


Hope to blog soon … Happy stitching!



Time for a catch up at Skellywags!

It has been more than a couple of months and no blog! so I have quite a few pictures for you and as well as our new Calendar for June to Dec 2017!

beginners class 2017

Two very excited students with their finished Crib Samplers


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jenis follow me

Beautiful quilts finished from our Block of the Month “Follow Me”



Shoo-fly Challenge 2017 – Thanks ladies for all your efforts!



Alison’s, Anne`s ​and Thelma`s show and tell at Skellywags!

Stunning Quilts!



Jan`s new patterns,  Antique  Pinwheels and Kaleidoscope.



Skellywags Calendar June to Dec 2017

At The Joy Bus 23 High St Barnawartha 
Ph 0439311246
Instagram- Skellywaggs

Sit and Sew Days

Every Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday
10am - 4pm
$8 includes tea and Coffee
Bring your show and tell to share!
Thursday Sit and Sew
1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday of the month
10am - 4pm 
$8 includes tea and coffee
Bring along your show and tell to share!


“Harvey Lane” Block of the month.

12 months of applique and pieces blocks.


Mainly Applique, using Japanese Linen with Reproduction brights.

 Can Join any time, contact Shelley or Jan

10am - 4pm
$40 with tuition 
Bom 3- Saturday July 1st,August 19th,Sept 2nd, Oct 7th, Nov 4th,Dec 2nd.


Friendship Sampler Block of the Month

Continuing Block of the month

Each month you will make 2 different blocks and learn new techniques, learning the history of each block.

10am - 4pm 
$40 with tuition
Dates- Saturday July 8th,August 12th, Sept 9th, Oct 14th,Nov 11th,Dec 9th.




Miniature Quilt class

Try your hand at a simple miniature quilt -Mini eight pointed Star!

Thursday 29th June
10am - 4pm



Saturday Night Fever!!

Have a fun-filled day and night of stitching!

2 Dates – Saturday 22nd July and Saturday 16th September

10am to Midnight if you dare
$10 for the day
$14 for tea


Mixed Bag – pick a quilt or bag design to make on the day.

See pictures below

Top left Picnic Time, Cherry Time shoulder bag,

Chasing the Sun and Tulip Time bag

Tuesday 4th July
10am - 4pm 



Mariners Compass- Part 1 and Part 2.

Make this Mariners Compass, using foundation piecing.


Thursday 3rd August 
10am - 4pm 
$85 for Part 1
$65 for part 2 


Dressmaking class – Elasticated pant.

Make your self a pair of comfortable pant with flat front, pockets and elasticized back.

Tuesday 8th August
9-30am - 4pm
6 students only



Lone Star

lone starAntique  Lone  star – Example only

Make this Master piece, dating back to 1800`s

Tuesday 12th September
10am - 4pm

Add extra`s to your blouse in a dressmaking class

with Shelley.

Must have done the previous blouse class with pattern.

Bring along your blouse pattern and add features, such as plackets, new neckline, longer lengths and your ideas.

Take home patterns to make plenty more!

Tuesday 26th September
9-30am - 4pm 
6 students only.



 Go Wonky with Shelley and Jan.

Have a fun day making a wonky quilt, great for using your stash.

gees bend

Example only of antique Gee`s Bend quilt.
Thursday 28th September 
10am - 4pm


Fun Day Workshop with Shelley and Jan.

Enjoy a fun day with goodie bag, kitted project to make on the day.

Yummy food and lots of stitching!



Skellywags Mug Bag – made at last workshop 2017
Saturday 21st October 
10am - 4pm


Tight Pineapple Log Cabin Class.

Would you like a challenge which is very additive!

Foundation pieced, a different way!



Thursday 9th November
10am -4pm

Indigo Quilt Show 2017

             Friday 25th, Sat 26th, Sun 27th August 2017

At “The Joy Bus”

23 High st Barnawartha 3688

9-30am – 4pm

Come and support “Alzheimer’s Australia”

Gold Coin donation entry and Quilt Raffle proceeds  to Alzheimer’s Australia


            Why not join our “postcard Challenge” for Indigo Quilt show 2017

Theme – “five”

Make a postcard  5″ x 7″ what ever design or technique.

Inquiries Contact Shelley 0439311246

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Looking forward to seeing you at the Indigo Quilt Show!


Bus trip to Melbourne to see Fashions by Christian Dior at NGV- Thursday October 12th- Friday 13th October.

Cost $150

A few spots left——


Expressions of interest

Do you enjoy applique and hand work and would like to come to an Applique Gathering at Skellywags in the coming few months?

Talk to Shelley and Jan


Fat Eight  Club 2017

Join Skellywags Fabric Club and receive 8 fat eights quarterly.

$23 a quarter plus postage and handling.

A great way to  build your stash,  we will choose for you from our selection of beautiful varied ranges of fabrics.

Membership also entitles you 10% discount on future fabric purchases.


For class bookings or inquiries

Email Shelley :

Ph 0439311246

Skellywags Booking policies- When Booking into class a $20 booking fee will be required to hold your place. When signing up for a block of the month , you are signing for the 12 month course