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Janet Collins

Quilting Industry Partner

Promoted Instructor

Westalee Design Accredited Teacher

Perth, Australia (willing to travel)
08 94094316

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About The Instructor

I have always 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. Having been a Primary School Teacher in another life, I bring those skills to my teaching and designing of Patchwork and Quilting. In 2009 whilst working in a Patchwork Shop in Perth WA. I met Leonie and Bill West from Westalee Designs. The rest as they say is history. Leonie and myself just clicked. I became extremely proficient using Westalee Designs Rulers and Templates. However, actually 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 Westalee Design Accredited Teacher in the world, being personally mentored by Leonie West. I was also the first Accredited Westalee Design Ruler Foot teacher in the world and in 2015, I was invited by Bill and Leonie to accompany them to Houston to teach and demonstrate there. I know the difficulties for people who say they cannot quilt. I was one of them.  My gentle and humorous manner has helped my students everywhere to gain confidence. I always say that when I look around a classroom and sees the other students helping each other I know I have done my job.

My greatest pleasure is to see people succeed.

I am very proud to also be a fully Accredited Teacher and examiner for the West Australian Quilters Association.

Check out Janet Collins Projects & Patterns here

Go to our Sew Steady University for a FREE Pattern: Feathered Dreams Runner By Janet Collins

2 thoughts on “Janet Collins

  1. I took my first ruler class with Janet and was immediately impressed and thereafter hooked. Janet explained everything so well, was confident in her knowledge and imparted helpful snippets of information that made the learning process so much easier. I travelled more than an hour yesterday to buy threads and rulers from her shop not only because I trust Janet’s judgement but because she is also a lovely, welcoming, friendly lady who is devoted to improving other quilters skills and confidence.

  2. I have been exploring ruler quilting in Janet Collin’s classes for several years and loved every minute.
    Janet has the unique gift to support and encourage students to move outside their boundaries and to develop new levels of self confidence.
    I admire her ability to teach a class of unruly adults through the laughter and interruptions. Janet’s ideas of The Basics needed to sew a sound quilt are as important as sewing around a ruler. In my 73 years I have finally learnt how to use an iron properly!
    Janet’s classes are the highlight of my month. I have become very proficient at redesigning whatever is put in front of me and making it work. Now I am designing my own projects each becoming a personally created wonder of achievement with Janet there supporting me.

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