I have just taught my Textured Treasures in Gatton which is a small town inland from Brisbane. It is near the areas which were flooded last year but I think Gatton was safe.
My workshop was actually funded by an Arts Grant which is a great way for small groups to get tutors. If you are in an isolated area why not look into getting a grant for a tutor too?
We spent the first day creating original fabrics from scratch using fabric paints, sun prints, stencils, hand carved stamps and other simple techniques. Although there are an absolute avalanche of surface design products out in the market now - I prefer to get started on the basics. I love to watch the change from those first tentative brush strokes on white fabric to a wonderful creative messy freedom. I give my students permission to PLAY and they really seem to enjoy it.
The group is having an exhibition later in the year and I am really looking forward to seeing the final quilts.