Here is where you will find a list our lessons and workshops that we are hosting during the year. I will update this page when we added new lessons and workshops. Bookings are essential for all sessions and deposits need to be paid on booking (50% of the workshop fee.) On booking and payment of the deposit you will receive the workshop requirements list.  Note: Your deposit/workshop fee is non-refundable.  Please make sure you know the workshop/classes start and finishing times, so you can get the most out of your workshop time. Classes will not run pass the finishing time, so if you are late you miss out.
All classes and workshops are held in store at 7 Wasleys Rd Mallala, South Australia Ph 08 8527 2120 unless marked.

We do have a hot weather policy in place, if temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius or a Catastrophic fire ban day is issued, please contact the shop to see if the workshop is going ahead. Some workshops will go ahead if a special teacher has been booked. 

Sit & Sew sessions are on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month. Friday sessions are on the 7th June, 12th July, 2nd August & 6 September. 10am – 3.00pm $20

Saturday sessions are on the 1st June, 3rd August & 7th September.  10am-2pm $15

Sunday sessions are on the 2nd June, 4th August, 8th September. Time is 10 am- 2pm, $15 per session to be paid on the day. No teacher, you work on your own project. If you need help, book yourself into a Patchwork 101 session. Bring your project and your lunch. Tea, coffee are available.   If you bring projects that require a teacher’s assistance you will be charged the Patchwork 101 price.

Patchwork & Quilting 101– this class is suitable for everyone, no matter what you are working on. Perfect if you are stuck on something as a teacher is in attendance or want to start something new.  The Friday sessions are on every Friday except the 1st Friday of the Month 9.30am – 12.30pm. $30 per session. The Saturday sessions are on the 8th June, 13th July & 10th August. Session times 10 am–1pm $30 per session.

Expand your Knowledge Workshops- There will be a variety of projects on offer along with different techniques on different days. Expand your knowledge with these workshops. Cost will vary depending on the workshop and who is teaching the workshop. Generally, 10 am to 3 pm but it will depend on the workshop.  Continue to see what is on offer.

Quiltworx 101 Monthly Workshops. Mainly on the fourth Saturday of the month 10am-3pm. This is the session for all things Quiltworx. If you have started something that you need extra help, or you need Quiltworx homework time.  These sessions are $60 10am -3pm. Next sessions are 29th June, 27th July & 24th August.

Cynthia’s Ark Retreats– we run a variety of retreats over the course of the year. They vary from our Anything Goes Retreats to set project retreats. the Anything Goes Retreats are run 3 times a year, generally in March, July and October. Also you can book me as a teacher for your group retreats. You will find the retreats listed with the workshops.

Thursday 6th June– I am the shop at the SA Quilters Guild Meeting, Burnside Meeting starts at 8pm

Sat 15th June– Riptides Quilt Workshop Part 1- Want to advance your skills Quiltworx wise, this maybe the project for you. This will be a 2-part workshop plus you will be able to book in to the Quiltworx 101 sessions if you need more help.  $240 workshop fee including your pattern, fabric extra. 9.30am- 4pm Part 2 will be on the 20th July.

Sun 16th June– Carnival Flower Part 4 of 7 – 9.30- 4pm

Thur 20th June– Carnival Flower Part 4 of 7 – 9.30-4pm

Sat 22th June– Super Sit and Sew Saturday- 10am-3pm $20 Bring any project to this session and enjoy the day while making progress on your project.

Sun 23rd June– Super Sit and Sew Sunday-10am-3pm $20- Bring any project to this session and enjoy the day while making progress on your project.

Friday 5th-Sun 7th July Craft Alive Fair at Wayville Showgrounds. I will be demonstrating Foundation Paper Piecing on the stand. The shop will be closed those three days.

Sun 14th July Quiltworx Carnival Flower Part 5 of 7 9.30am-4pm

Thurs 18th July Quiltworx Carnival Flower Part 5 of 7

Sat 20th July Riptides Part 2 9.30am-4pm

Tue 23rd- Thurs 25th July Anything Goes Retreat at Sew Delightful Burra. I have two spot available for this retreat. Bring any project to work on. $400 includes accommodation, all meals and teaching fees.

Sun 28th July– Christmas 3 yard Quilt Workshop- $100 workshop fee and includes a Christmas 3 yard quilt book. 10am-3pm

Sun 11th August– Zipper Pouch Workshop- $60 Workshop Fee including pattern 10am-2pm Kits are $35 and there is enough fabric to make 2 pouches.

Sat 17th August – Super Sit and Sew Saturday- 10am-3pm Bring a project to work on and enjoy your day among likemind people. $20

Sun 18th August– Quiltworx Carnival Flower Part 6 of 7 9.30-4pm

Thurs 22nd August– Quiltworx Carnival Flower Part 6 of 7 9.30-4pm

Sun 25th August- Coonawarra Star Quilt- $60 workshop including your pattern. 10am-3pm.

Sat 7th- Sun 8th September – Quiltworx Extravaganza Two day Quiltworx workshop with 3 projects to choose from, suitable for all skill levels $275 fee for the 2 days, includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Patterns and fabric extra. It will be held in the Mallala RSL Hall just up the road from Cynthia’s Ark.

The three projects to select from, Mini Stars is perfect as a beginners project with Cactus Flower a little more skill will be need, then The Pineapple Quilt a little more challenging. There are limited number of each patterns, so please book your spot asap to be able to get your first choice of project.