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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.

Herefordshire - Next course on 17th August 2019
Would you like a relaxing and stress-free weekend? Would you like to learn the craft of quilting? Enjoy a whole weekend of sewing near Hay on Wye with expert tuition. A great way to discover a new skill in a relaxed and friendly setting. Come and learn this heritage craft and meet like-minded people. Quilting is a traditional craft which still has a place in our homes today. Hay on Wye is located in a...
Somerset - Next course on 4th May 2019
A start from scratch quilting class covering the techniques needed to begin your own quilt. You will end the session with a small block pieced quilt that can be used as a pot holder. The course price includes 4 hours of guided tuition, use of all materials including fabric, equipment (including sewing machines) and refreshments. You will be guided through how to cut and piece a patchwork block, which will be the top layer of...
Quilt-in-a-Day workshop - A great way to discovera new skill in a relaxed and friendly setting. Over the couse of the day you will learn how to make a lap quilt from start to finish. Together we will learn how to rotary cut fabrics, machine piece, attach borders, fix layers and bind your finished quilt to take home. This workshop will give you the foundation to begin quilting other projects, or move onto diffeernt quilting...
England - Next course on 19th May 2019
Learn to create from scratch in this four hour workshop a beautiful quilt/throw. We will learn some basic sewing techniques, and apply them to create a fun and original reversible throw blanket, to take home. Classes are limited to 5 students, so each student gets plenty of personal instruction. All machines & equipment are provided; student provides materials. Its ideal if you have any fabric remnant that you want to use, or recycle any clothes...
Dumfries and Galloway
The Japanese have perfected the art of mending treasured objects in a way that makes them even more treasured, never more so than with ancient garments. Originally a way of saving precious fabric and garments, Sashiko has become the quintessential way to extend a garment's life. Now that there is a trend for recycling, upcycling, and slow fashion, this class will give you the skills to identify how to mend your most treasured garments so...
County Durham - Next course on 7th June 2019
Learn how to make binding in a range of ways, apply binding in a range of ways, including how to turn it into piping. Binding is needed for dressmaking, bag making, quilting and in making soft furnishings. It's a much needed course if you want your work to look more professional than before. Knowing how to make your own binding will not only save you money, but you'll be able to apply binding in the...
Cape Town - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join us on this 14 night textile adventure to South Africa and the 20th South African National Quilt Festival. Flights included. This tour takes you to some of the country’s most iconic sites and experiences; Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, Robben Island, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and an elephant safari. Our expert, Mandy Shaw, will be on hand throughout the tour, hosting 1 full day...
Create your own Spring heart. Working with lovely wool felt you will create a heart with simple stitchery and a fun bunny to make you think Spring is around the corner. Small groups can be catered for on alternative dates, please contact me for further details.
- Next course on 18th August 2019
Known for its awe-inspiring beauty, Norway’s fjordland is simply spectacular. Visit delightful cities and cruise deep blue fjords such as magnificent Geirangerfjord, surrounded by majestic mountains. Olden is the gateway to the spectacular Briksdal Glacier and Eidfjord offers a chance to visit the impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall. Visits to Dublin and Shetland complete the cruise. We include exclusive excursions in Dublin, Shetland and Bergen. In Dublin we’ll see the highlights of the city as well as...
Ceredigion - Next course on 9th November 2019
Learn to produce a small quilt inspired by a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We’ll be using local Welsh flannel fabrics woven at our local woollen mill, Melin Teifi. You will have two days of professional quilting tuition with Lesley, learning techniques which will allow you to produce a small quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt is inspired by a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We’ll be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt...