Workshop at Treehouse Textiles

I’m very excited to be running a workshop at Treehouse Textiles on Saturday 3 May.  We will be focusing on one block from MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – a block that I had so much fun making. image message in a bottle quilt

Message in a Bottle

Here is a description from their website:

“Irene is a Quilt Designer and passionate about Needle Turn Applique, and VERY good at it too!! Her quilt “Minerva” (named after her cat) is soon to be featured in “Quilters Companion.”

So it is with the utmost delight and fantastic good fortune that Irene has agreed to run one of her wonderful workshops at Treehouse Textiles.

Her quilt “Message in a Bottle” is made using lots of script/ newsprint fabric for backgrounds, as well as bottles, flowers and other pieced appliqués .

Some of the background blocks have been pieced…a little different! The blocks are joined together with fillers.
Irene uses NO PINS in her appliqué and encourages quilters to prepare a complete block so that it is portable and can be completed anywhere, anytime.

Irene is also known for her wonderful choice of fabrics and gorgeous colour palette “Message in a Bottle” is a perfect example.

A little birdy has also mentioned that Irene instills confidence in workshop participants in the use and choice of colour…We can’t wait!!

At the Treehouse Textiles workshop you will be making Block 18 ‘Flowers in a Bottle.’

Yummy lunch, espresso coffee, specialty teas & treat included on full day workshops.

I have been following Treehouse Textiles from the time of their inception so I was very happy to be able to teach there.

So come along, bring your friends, and let’s have a fun day sewing.

You can contact Emma or Sarah on or 0427 570 950


  1. So sorry I can’t join you, I loved stitching Message in a Bottle – it is one of my favourite quilts. You are all in for a wonderful day. Cheers , Anne

  2. Hello!
    I’d like buy your “Message in à bottle”‘s pattern.
    Is it possible? I’m a Mireille’s friend
    Thanks and i enjoy your talent!

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