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Bernina Masterclass - Vintage Postcards


Chitra Mandanna

Monday, 25 Jan 2021

11:30 AM




They don’t make them like that anymore
They don’t make them like that anymore

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Bernina Masterclass

About the Class

Learn to put together a bunch of different elements using a variety of techniques like raw edge applique, fussy cutting, ageing the fabric, FMQ, etc ., to create a fun little quilt that evokes nostalgia for times gone by. Design and make your own vintage-style postcard or poster to suit your mood.



  1. Sewing machine with free motion quilting foot.

  2. Rotary cutter, Quilting ruler, Cutting mat.

  3. Pins, Fabric Scissors, Iron, Ironing board.

  4. Stork scissors or similar small, sharp pair.


  1. Jute fabric – 13”x11”

  2. Newsprint fabric (thickness of canvas fabric preferred) or get your favourite page of a book or part of newspaper printed on two 10”x7” canvas fabrics

  3. Floral print fabrics for fussy cutting

  4. Solid/shiny fabric scraps

  5. Glitter paints (optional)

  6. Backing fabric – 13”x11”

  7. Batting – 12”x10”

  8. Threads – beige, black and in shades of flowers and leaves on fabric

  9. Candlestick and lighter

  10. Glue stick

About the Tutor
They don’t make them like that anymore

Born into a family of artists and inspired by her mother, Chitra Mandanna started using the sewing machine at the age of 5 to sew dresses for her dolls. The passion to sew has continued, from stitching dresses to upholstery to quilts and artwork. Add to this her intricate talent in drawing and painting and you have a potent combination.

Chitra is a multifaceted artist dabbling in many different media that include pencil & charcoal sketching, knife painting, painting with oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolours, carving on stone, soap, fruits & vegetables, carpentry and upcycled art. She started quilting about 12 years ago with mainly utilitarian appliqué and patchwork quilts. She got into making art quilts about 6 years ago and has since won awards at quilt shows and embraced it as her favourite artform.

Chitra has shown her work at a number of art exhibitions and also does commission work. She takes workshops and classes in various forms of art including quilting.

Next Steps
  1. Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation mail on your registered email id. 

  2. You will  receive a mail with information on  other preparatory steps.

  3. You will also get a mail with link of the event. Do remember to save the event link and your registered email id.

  4. On the assigned time, please click on the link and login with your registered email id.

  5. Do remember- All timings are in India Time( GMT + 5:30).

  6. In case you registered for a session but missed it, don't worry! A recording of the session (except lectures and trunk show)  will be made available to you a few days after the session till 28th Feb 2021.

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