Welcome back Janet Collins
I have had a passion for all things quilty since I started learning nearly 30 years ago. I grew up with a needle in my hand and was always making something. I met Leonie and Bill from Westalee Design in 2009, whilst working in a Patchwork Shop in Perth W.A.. The rest as they say is history. Leonie and I just clicked. I became extremely proficient using Westalee Designs Piecing Rulers and Templates. However, quilting my quilts, apart from ditch stitching, was my nemesis. Then along came the Westalee Ruler Foot and Templates for domestic sewing machines. Now, I love to machine quilt.
I was the first Teacher to be accredited by Westalee Design to teach their product range. In 2015, I travelled with Leonie and Bill to Houston Quilt Market and Festival to teach and demonstrate there.
In 2015 Janet published and launched her first book using Westalee Templates at the Houston Quilt Market and Festival specifically for beginners on quilting with Rulers and Templates. Two more books were then launched at Houston Quilt Market and Festival in 2017 to help and encourage Ruler quilters everywhere.
Now intricately involved with the design, testing and quilting side of producing these templates with Leonie West has given Janet new wings that allow her to quilt to her heart’s content.
Janet is also very proud to be a fully Accredited Specialist Teacher of the West Australian Quilters Association.
Realising her dream, she Opened her own Patchwork and Quilting shop ‘From the First Stitch to the Last’ in Wangara, Western Australia with her sister and two friends in 2017 has enabled her to enjoy her primary passion. Designing and Teaching Quilting with Westalee Rulers and Templates. I want my students to learn and more importantly I want my students to leave with a feeling of accomplishment and I hope that I can impart to them a freedom in their own ability to move on further. I know that I have done my job when I see my students helping and encouraging each other. The greatest joy in teaching is seeing people succeed.
I now work closely with Leonie West of Westalee Design in the design and testing of new templates which has given me and my student’s new wings to fly.
Once you have purchased your Registration Fee you can book any of Janet’s classes here. Then choose ‘full site’ to view correctly on your phone or tablet.