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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.

Image for Applique and Embroidered Seascapes- Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles in Worcester
Next course on 18th June 2017
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. If you prefer to use a sewing machine, please bring one. All designs and materials will be provided with plenty of examples of stitched seascapes. You will be encouraged to create your own one off piece so feel free to bring any photos...
Image for Traditional Welsh Quilting with Lesley Jenkins in West Wales
Next course on 25th November 2017
Quilting workshop for confident beginners at the Ceridwen Centre, Drefach Felindre on the 25th and 26th of November 2017. Course offered by Make it in Wales. You will have two days of tuition with Lesley Jenkins, learning quilting techniques which will allow you to produce a square quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt will be inspired from a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We will be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt woven...
Image for "Jogakbo" or Traditional Korean Patchwork Evening Classes at Korean Cultural Centre
"Jogakbo" is traditional Korean patchwork and is an expression of the Korean women's sense of beauty and creativity. Having been passed down from generations for six centuries, this craft has been used mainly to create various household items and are usually sourced from leftover clothes. The use of Jogakbo in modern times has been widespread and is generally used for designs of everyday accessories such as bags, pouches and breast-pins. Here at The Korean Cultural...
Image for Weekend Workshop and Retreat - Curvaceous Railfence
Next course on 23rd June 2017
Weekend quilting course in Wiltshire. This is for you if you want to spend a weekend if great company creating a thing of beauty, eating wonderful food, sleeping in a comfortable bed and generally being really well looked after! Chance to make a lovely quilt top based on the fantastic Rail Fence block – but with a difference! Throw away the rulers and cut freehand curves with your rotary cutter. During this workshop, you will...
Image for Beginner's Patchwork with Calicoclair
Next course on 8th June 2017
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 hexagon's 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 class...
Image for Hand Embroidered Dragonflies or Hares with julie Brand from Tigley Textiles in Herefordshire
Next course on 18th July 2017
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. All designs and materials will be provided but you will be encouraged to create your own one off piece. Stitches can be as complicated as you want to make them but sometimes the simplest ones are the most effective. This is suitable for...
Image for Beginner's Patchwork and Quilting with Bev Mayo
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...
Image for Beginners Sewing class ~ whole day
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...
Image for C&G Patchwork and Applique Level 2 Certificate provided by The Quilt Association
The course is completed as distance learning taking up to two years. There are no exams - your course work is assessed as we go along and help is always on hand to ensure a great outcome. Your course work will come to you online, as PDF files, and you will be able to interact with your tutor by email, whether it is to send images of completed work, or to ask questions. To do...
Image for Christmas Candle Centre Piece
Make something exclusive and different for your Christmas Day table. This fabulous centre piece looks complicated, but is so easy to make. You can make the centre piece in a day, and take it home with you to show to the family. I am doing Christmas classes in October ,as I know that in the run up to Christmas things get so hectic, there is never enough time in the day! and it will be...