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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.

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...
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...
Holiday costs £700 or £650 each if you bring one friend, £600 each if you bring two… Dates are offered throughout the year - please contact me for details. An ideal holiday for someone with some Textiles experience, and who wants to learn tucking, appliqué, free machine embroidery and quilting… Techniques covered: * Machine appliqué * Free machine embroidery * Raw edge free motion appliqué * Manipulated tucking * English quilting What you’ll make: *...
Suffolk - Next course on 18th October 2019
Discover the delights of the Danube on one of the most scenic journeys through the heart of Europe. From the city of Passau on the Austrian border to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, we cruise in comfort and style aboard MS Serenity, passing through the beautiful scenery of the Wachau valley and dipping into the history and culture of amazing cities along the way. Included sightseeing excursions are the Benedictine Abbey in Melk and city...
Holiday costs £700 or £650 each if you bring one friend, £600 each if you bring two… Dates are offered throughout the year - please contact me for details. If you love the idea of creating a patchwork throws/lap quilt but have limited sewing machine skills... If you've already done some patchwork, but only by hand... If you want a new hobby which also allows you to make gifts for your friends and family, or...
Come along and make a gorgeous beginners patchwork quilt, patchwork bag or follow your own project; the choice is yours. Click through for details and online booking or get in touch with any queries.
Interested in patchwork and quilting? Not sure how or where to start. Not quite ready for City and Guilds yet? Then this is the course for you. Bev runs a beginner’s patchwork and quilting class; join her on the first or fourth Wednesday of each month (or even both) and learn all the skills you need to create your own masterpiece quilt. If you don’t know what project you would like to try, Bev will...
Ten weeks for a beginner to learn the techniques of this addictive hobby. Bring your own machine or borrow one of ours here at The Barn. We will cover: - Rotary cutting safety - Nine patch - Friendship star - Snowball - Dresden plate - Flying geese - Bargello - Log cabin - Drunkards path - Applique - Layering, quilting, trimming up and binding.
West Midlands - Next course on 27th February 2020
Come and join me at the Creative Coffee Hub in Selly Oak, Birmingham and learn the traditional art of patchwork and quilting. We will begin with English paper piecing hexagons and grandmother's fans. I will then teach you how to rotary cut for precise piecing and you will make 9 patch blocks using chain piecing. Once your blocks are constructed we will layer and wad them ready for hand quilting and binding. A more detailed...
Greater London - Next course on 28th June 2019
This is a beginners class for those who have never touched a machine before, or not for a long time. Or for those who are self taught but do not actually have much basic knowledge. You will learn all about tension, stitches, threading up, what threads to use, how to wind bobbins, how to measure and cut fabric, all about seam allowances and making sharp corners as well as lots of hints and tip along...