Tamborine Mountain Quilt & Sashiko Retreat – May 2022

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Tamborine Mountain Quilt & Sashiko Retreat – May 2022

May 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

may quilt sashiko retreat

may quilt sashiko retreat

Join Hiroe Mogi and Sue Howie for four days of quilting, sashiko and relaxation. Quilt, learn and create in the picturesque, stunning surrounds of Tamborine Mountain.

When: May 16 – 20, 2022

Where: Eagle Heights Mountain Resort, Tamborine Mountain

Techniques: Foundation Piecing, Sashiko/Boro

Tutors: Hiroe Mogi & Sue Howie

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Tutors & Workshops

Hiroe Mogi

July Retreat tutor Hiroe Mogi


Hiroe has been teaching Foundation Piecing and English Paper Piecing for many years. Working mainly with contemporary Japanese fabrics, her quilts are simply stunning.

Hiroe was born in Japan and has lived in Australia for the last 25 years.  She is an importer and wholesaler of Japanese Fabrics having started her business HM Textiles approximately 20 years ago. During this time she has made many quilts to demonstrate the use of the Japanese fabrics she imports.

In the last 15 years she has become well known worldwide for her artistry producing Pre-Printed Sashiko Designs onto fabric.

Hiroe Mogi Four Day Workshop: Foundation Paper Piecing

You’ll be going home with the foundation of a gorgeous quilt by Hiroe called Hana-bi (‘fireworks’)—master the art of Foundation Piecing using one of Hiroe’s beautiful quilt patterns—Hana-bi or Autumn Leaves—as a guide.



Hana-bi (fireworks), quilt by Hiroe Mogi using Foundation Piecing


Teacher 2: 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 Workshop: Sashiko-Boro Techniques

Each day, students be taught a variety of techniques for creating and manipulating designs, as well as the fundamentals of boro textiles: Manipulate pre-printed, wash-away fabrics to create your own unique sashiko designs; Use Niche Sashiko Templates to create and stitch your own sashiko designs; Embellish a sewing notions pouch with lovely boro-inspired textiles.



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 Autumn 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.

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 May 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. Eg- if you live locally) – everything else exactly as per an in-house student.
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 on 04/04/2022
  • Final Payment: 25/04/2022

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 have an ‘up to date’ COVID vaccination status. We want to keep our participants safe.


Booking Enquiries

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


* Not Included:

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


May 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am
May 20, 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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