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Class prep instructions

Welcome! If you're here that means you've signed up to do the Honeycomb Spin class and you've been sent the class prep work info sheet. Please enjoy this short video below that will help explain how to prepare your hexagons to ensure that you get the most out of your class time. If you don't manage to prepare your hexagons before the class, that is fine. You will still have time to create a small piece of work during the class. Feel free to email Anna if you have any questions at all.

Below you will find images of the class samples, some information about how the original Honeycomb Spin quilt was created, as well as images of previous students work. All these images have been used with permission from the makers.  

Honeycomb Spin Prep work video - 10mins

The story behind the HONEYCOMB SPIN quilt series...


The original Honeycomb Spin quilt (seen right) started out as a project to create a birthday present for Anna's mum, Isabel McCulloch. Isabel is an award-winning quilter who has a great love for more traditional quilts, English paper pieced hexagons and French general fabrics. With the birthday deadline looming and a lack of time to hand-piece a lot of hexagons together, Anna developed this new way of using paper piece hexagons in a glue-basted applique technique. This method makes it very easy to play around with the colour, pattern and movement of the quilt. Small changes create big effects, making his an excellent technique to learn about a few of the basic design principles such as colour, line, pattern, value, movement, and so on. 


After creating the first quilt, Anna was addicted! The next quilt, Honeycomb Spin II, was created in Anna's favourite colours, mostly using leftover scraps from a quilt that Isabel (Mum) made for Anna's 21st birthday. 




by Anna Hicks

Aug 2015

71 x 110cm

Judges Choice Award - Aotearoa Quilters 'The Great NZ Quilt Show' 2016, Rotorua


by Anna Hicks

Feb 2016

69 x 102cm

WINNER of the Aotearoa Quilters: Quilts on Tour category at Quilt Symposium Christchurch, 2017.


Merit Award - machine quilting: Wellington Quilters Exhibition 'The Fabric of Life' 2016


by Anna Hicks

March 2016

90 x 40cm (each panel is 30 x 40cm)

Honeycomb Spin as a panel of 3


by Anna Hicks

Apr 2016

30 x 30cm

Chunky hand quilted version

Student Work from Previous Classes

Some are finished and some are still in progress

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