Tamborine Mountain Quilt & Sashiko Retreat – March 2022

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Tamborine Mountain Quilt & Sashiko Retreat – March 2022

March 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Relax, quilt and create in the stunning, picturesque surrounds of Tamborine Mountain. Join Pauline Rogers and Sue Howie for four days of quilting, sashiko and relaxation.

When: March 21 – 25, 2022

Where: Eagle Heights Mountain Resort, Tamborine Mountain

Techniques: Quilt As You Go, Free Motion, Sashiko/Boro

Tutors: Pauline Rogers & Sue Howie

Download the brochure here.


Tutors & Workshops

Pauline Rogers

Pauline Rogers has been quilting for well over 40 years and teaching for most of that period around Australia and other parts of the world, and is the owner of Pauline’s Quilters World.

One of the most common challenges in these years teaching has been the amount of people who struggle to learn Free Motion Quilting, especially on large quilts on a small domestic sewing machine.

Pauline has devised some great techniques in the latter part of her career to help those who struggle with these challenges.

Pauline is delighted to be engaged teaching these techniques in her two one day classes at the unique retreat.

Not only will Pauline be teaching her ‘K-I-S-S Quilting’ techniques, she will also be teaching some very different ways of joining blocks together in her ‘Quilt As You Go’ (QAYG) techniques.



Pauline Workshop 1: Back-to-Back ‘Quilt As You Go’ technique.

Pauline will take students on a journey of discovery, demonstrating how simple quilting can be on single blocks with feed dogs up and sewing on a line to create stunning results.

Students will be taught how to join the blocks together using her Back-to-Back QAYG (Quilt As You Go) technique with some amazing sashing options.

Pauline Workshop 2: Between-the-Block ‘Quilt As You Go’ technique

Students will learn Pauline’s K-I-S-S (Keep It Simple) way of Free Motion Quilting with feed dogs down on single blocks.

Free Motion quilting can be very simple once students get to know the basics of the K-I-S-S way to quilt.

Students will also be taught how to join blocks together using Pauline’s Between-the-Block QAYG technique.  A lot of different sashings will also be taught in this class that are different to Class 1.

A quilt by Pauline Rogers showcasing her Quilt As You Go technique.

Suzanne Howie

Sue is a textile artist involved in the design, teaching and sharing of the Japanese techniques of Sashiko and Boro. Sue is fascinated by the narrative potential of sashiko stitching and its application to Australian Indigenous art concepts.

Sashiko itself developed from humble beginnings, at a time when Japanese peasant women practised a patching technique call ‘boro’,

Sashiko has evolved into a more refined art-form today, with more structure and refined stitch lengths. In addition to established traditional designs, this art-form allows the individual to express their creativity with designs of their own. Sue enjoys how such a simple technique can offer so much freedom of expression.

Sue Howie Two Day Workshop: Create A Sashiko-Boro Table Runner

Over two days, students will create their own gorgeous sashiko-boro table runner, learning the fundamentals of sashiko and Boro-inspired textiles along the way.

You’ll learn both techniques and go home with a beautiful table runner, as well as completing a couple of other smaller projects in these two days.


Table runner by Suzanne Howie showcasing her sashiko and boro techniques.


The Venue: Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort sits high on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  This is a beautiful venue to spend 4 days doing what you like to do—relaxing, learning, making new friends, and of course, quilting. Take in the fresh air of this beautiful location and put lockdown behind you. Why not stay a couple of extra days to relax and unwind? The perfect crafter’s getaway, with an ideal climate just on the cusp of Autumn.

Tamborine Mountain can be accessed from either the Gold Coast or Brisbane.

Daily teaching times: 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.  (Night time sewing available on request.)


Class Requirements

  • Sewing Machine – please bring your own,  OR one can be provided on request for  a small hire fee for the retreat.
  • Cutting Mat.
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Sharp Scissors.
  • Sewing Needles – suggest sashiko or applique
  • Straight Pins
  • Glue Pens
  • Ceramic Pencils
  • Fabric glue (Roxanne or similar)
  • Cutting Ruler

A requirements pack can be provided for the items you might like to purchase for your workshops. The March retreat will include “POP-UP SHOP” to cover any crafting requirements and goodies.



  • $1850.00 incl Shared Accommodation
  • $2200.00 incl Single Accommodation
  • $1580 (single without Accommodation) – everything else exactly as per an in house student.

Lower rates for those with their own accommodation (eg- if you live locally) can be arranged.

Cost Inclusions*
  • All tutoring and project kits for sessions
  • Accommodation at Eagle Heights Mountain Resort
  • Welcome dinner on the Monday evening, including  two-course meal and wine
  • Daily morning and afternoon tea
  • All day:  juice, chilled water, tea and coffee
  • Daily continental breakfast and lunch
Payment Time Frames
  • Deposit of $800 on booking
  • Second Payment: $500.00 January 21 (2 months prior to retreat)
  • Final Payment: February 21 (1 month prior to retreat)

If borders are closed due to Covid, you’ll be offered a full refund if you do not wish to transfer to another date.

Vaccinations –  It is a requirement that all attending will be double vaccinated.   We want to keep our participants safe.


Booking Enquiries

Email sue@indigoniche.com or phone 0418 157 817 to secure your place in the March retreat.


* Not Included:

  • Dinner each evening. (May be arranged from the Venue or surrounding restaurants)
  • Alcohol
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance.



March 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am
March 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Sue Howie
0418 157817
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Eagle Heights Mountain Resort
1683 Tamborine Oxenford Rd
Wongawallan, Queensland 4120 Australia
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(07) 5545 3388
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