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Quilting & patchwork courses

Quilting and patchwork courses, classes and workshops taught all over the UK. Quilting and patchwork techniques will enable you to make beautiful bed-spreads and covers. Quilts are often made to represent rites of passage such as birth or marriage and are sometimes created by groups of people working together on a joint project bringing a real sense of community and significance to the finished piece. Let your creativity run riot and make something absolutely unique. Join one of our quilting or patchwork courses or workshops to learn this traditional yet modern and most popular craft.

Day Workshops in 2019 Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm you will have a great time learning new skills and honing existing ones. These are amazing opportunities to get high quality teaching in very small classes - without breaking the bank! 2nd February - Free Machine Quilting - Quilting our projects is often the most challenging part of making a quilt. During this day you will learn about caring for yourself and your machine,...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 18th May 2019
These workshops are very special. The small numbers mean you get lots of attention and guidance and still make new friends. - Always a maximum of 4 people. In addition to the workshops planned below it is perfectly possible to structure a workshop around your own requirements, Get together with a few friends and create a totally bespoke package, Be tempted by the workshops on my website - click through via the link above -...
Shropshire - Next course on 16th June 2019
Patchwork and Quilting for Beginners at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An introduction to the basics of patchwork, quilting and applique. During the course of the day we will create a needle case incorporating each technique. A beautiful souvenir to take home and cherish. No experience necessary. You will need to bring: a basic sewing kit. e.g. scissors, needles, pin cushion. Tutor: Stephanie Jacobs Accessibility Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most...
Suffolk - Next course on 13th July 2019
This is an ideal class for sewing and quilting beginners. We will go through the basics of sewing on a machine, cutting using a rotary cutter, simple quilting and assembling a beautiful tote bag. You are supplied with a sewing machine to borrow for the day and all the fabrics and notions required to complete your bag in the course of the class. All the fabrics we will be using are 100% quilters cotton; beautiful...
Somerset - Next course on 13th May 2019
Patchwork and Quilting week with Dawn Cameron Dick. Please click through to our website above for course dates. Dawn has already taught this workshop around the world so we are delighted that she is returning to Lilac Barn. This course is perfect for all levels of quilter. It covers all aspects of Patchwork & Quilting with lots of ideas and tips for easy and successful quilts. Students also learn Dawn Cameron Dick's signature techniques,Threaducation and...
North Yorkshire
You can bring your project that you are working on along with you or I can sort out some ideas for you depending on your interest. I can help with dressmaking, furnishings or quilting. I do not take more than three people per session so you get very individual tuition.
Veneto - Next course on 24th April 2019
Join us on this 6-night holiday to the lovely city of Verona in the company of Karin Hellaby. Discover the wonderful textile exhibits at the Verona Tessile, immerse yourself in the splendour of Lake Garda and visit the glorious city of Venice. The Verona Tessile transforms the city into a diffused museum of textile art with exhibits located in museums, churches and other beautiful locations throughout the city. The holiday includes a walking tour of...
In this class, we will cover the following: - The Design Process - Choosing your Fabrics - Cutting your Fabric - Piecing the Quilt Blocks - Completing a Quilt Top - Making a Quilt Sandwich - Quilting - Binding - Labelling The quilt we will be making is one of my own design. I will be making it to fit a single bed, but you can choose to make a smaller version. The design is...
Kent - Next course on 18th April 2019
Join me for an all inclusive day of sewing which will include two workshops in one day. The class will be taught in a relaxed and spacious environment with everything included. All you need to bring is your sewing machine. The projects covered will be the Reversible trinket bowls and the Pen-lock notebook cover. Both are part of my ‘mini’ range of patterns and both feature in my book. They are great gift items and...
Alsace - Next course on 11th September 2019
Immerse yourself in textiles & patchwork in the heart of the beautiful Alsace! Flights and accommodation included. Enjoy the company and expertise of Mandy Shaw on this 6-day holiday where the highlight promises to be the 25th Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork. Historical buildings, village halls and places of worship are turned into galleries exhibiting over 1,200 textile works of art in the four villages of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte Croix-aux-Mines, Liepvre and Rombach-le-Franc in the wonderful Val...