Quilt in a Day, one-to-one course with Amanda Jane Ogden



If you have always wanted to have a go at making a quilt, this course is for you! This is a one-day course, for beginners, tailored to you with one-to one attention from the tutor. You will get up to 8 hours of individual tuition (including chats during the breaks) to introduce you to quilting and patchwork. The course will teach you all the basics for making a quilt: choosing fabric, cutting, joining pieces to make blocks, joining blocks to make rows, adding a border, quilting, trimming and finally binding a quilt. The course is specifically designed to build your skills bit by bit over the course of the day. You will leave with a small quilt as a sample and with the skills and information to go ahead with tackling a full-size quilt in the future. You will start the day with a carefully curated selection of eight fabrics, chosen by the tutor according to your own colour preferences. The course is taught in the modern, well-lit, purpose-built studio next to the tutor's home in Ramsgate, Kent. There is an efficient heater for the winter and a fan (if needed) for the summer. You only need to know how to use a sewing machine before you come. This is a full course, taught in a relaxed way. The teaching is tailored to you (as the only learner that day) so that you get the most out of it. There will be lots of additional information, with plenty of hints and tips given throughout the day. After the course you will receive notes and additional information supplied by the tutor via email. Please check the reviews for this course to see how other learners have found the experience. Timing: the course starts at 9.30am and will continue at your pace, usually finishing somewhere between 4.30 and 5.30pm depending on the learner. There are short breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon and a slightly longer break at lunch-time. Experience has shown that these timings work well. Please contact the tutor via Craft Courses messaging if you have any particular difficulties with these timings. Health and Safety: All surfaces and equipment are cleaned and sanitised before your arrival. There is a washbasin available for you to wash your hands. Tutor information: Amanda Jane Ogden is a qualified and experienced teacher of Textiles with a BA in Textiles & Surface Pattern and a PGCE in Textiles. She designs fabrics and writes quilt patterns for magazines internationally and also for sale online. Amanda regularly makes quilts to commission and is listed as a Maker in the Crafts Council Directory. Her small business is called 'Amanda Jane Textiles'.

What's included in the price?

All the tools and equipment you need for the day are provided, including the use of a sewing machine. All the materials, comprising fabric, wadding and thread are also provided and the cost of these (approximately £30) is INCLUDED in the cost of your course. You will be asked about your colour preferences before you come and all your fabrics will be waiting for you in the studio when you arrive. The tutor will offer advice on choosing your own fabrics in the future. Coffee, tea or herb teas are provided (with biscuits) for the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks (food allergies, intolerances and preferences can be catered for). Please bring a packed lunch.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Amanda Jane Textiles

with Craft Courses since 2020

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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No. You just need to be able to do straight stitches on a sewing machine. You will learn everything else on the course.

Yes. The QUILT IN A DAY course is just for you. You will be learning in a relaxed environment at your own pace with the tutor's whole attention.

Just your packed lunch.

There is free on-street parking in Dumpton Park Road and Leopold Road.

There is a train station in Ramsgate. It is a 12 minute walk downhill from the station to the venue.


26 Dumpton Park Road, , Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 7JP