Rose is an award winning quilt & textile artist, writer, designer, teacher & speaker.

Hello, I’m Rose Lewis, & I absolutely love teaching my many different & varied quilting techniques to lovely people just like yourself, all around the world.

I love helping students explore & develop their own personal inner talents & passions that have often been hidden within them, often unknown to them. I like to instil an awareness & awaken them into a new way of looking at what they’re creating. I bring with me a huge amount of contiguous enthusiasm, creativeness & inspiration.

I first started sewing on my mother’s treadle sewing machine many years ago. I went on to sew my clothes, then my children’s clothes, curtains, hemming & mending. In approx 1984 patchwork came to Australia, so a new journey begun. I’ve sewn many techniques over the years, but I specialise in applique that looks like needleturn but is all sewn on the sewing machine, trapunto, thread painting, fabric painting & other brilliant techniques.

I’ve won many awards & ribbons over the years and been up in the running for Best of Australia several times, I’ve taught in-person classes in many parts of Australia, I written for one of the biggest quilting magazines in the UK, having my own regular pages as well as doing some feature articles for quite a while. I’ve also been featured in many quilting & country style magazines & I’ve been interviewed live on ABC country radio several times. I’ve been guest artist & speaker at many quilting shows & events and also written several books….and the list keeps growing.

I love teaching & inspiring people just like yourself, with my creativeness, inspiration & enthusiasm.  So, come & join me on this journey of learning with me through on-line classes, even if you’re a beginner & you’ll feel like I’m sitting right beside you in your sewing room. Be inspired, Be creative.  

FAQ About My Trapunto Course

  • I love the look of your trapunto but feel it may be very difficult.

    The way that I create trapunto is much easier than you may have ever thought, and it's also fun seeing your piece of fabric "come to life".

  • Do I need lots of special tools etc, to be able to create trapunto quilting?

    Only a couple of things, the main things being the type of thread & the type of wadding used & also your scissors can make a difference.

  • Will I be able to contact you if I feel I need to ask more questions?

    Most definitely. My instructions are clear & I show you very clear steps all the way through, but Yes, I'm happy for you to contact me.

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FAQ about why I no longer sell to the UK.

  • I'm in the UK, & it says above that you're not selling to the UK, Why?

    Correct, and I'm very apologetic to those in the UK but I made the decision that with the new laws that came into effect on 1.01.2021, I would no longer be selling to the UK. You're still welcome to receive my weekly newsletters that go out every Wednesday that are full of all sorts of things to help you within your quilting journey. Just go to to sign up for these.

What People Are Saying About These Courses

“Thank you Rose for your wonderful class on washing ‘n’ blocking a quilt. I knew how to do it but to see you actually do it all the way through was fabulous, especially your beautiful appliquéd quilt in the bathtub then spinner. It’s truly the best I’ve seen on blocking. ”

MaryAnne Girouard - Guelph Ontario - Canada

“I thoroughly enjoyed the process of "Down in the Apple Orchard". Rose's clear and easy to follow instructions and demonstration of each step made it easy to follow. I appreciated being able to go back over each video as I was working on my piece. The whole process opened my mind to colour and texture in a different way. The use of Ultra Solvy and PolyFuse made the process easy.”

Joan Walker - Victoria - Australia