Winter 2018 Courses

Winter 2018 Courses from the

South Downs Quilter

(Click the title to be taken to the course description.)

Level 1 Beginner patchwork and quilting course*

January 22nd, 29th; Feb 5th, 19th, 26th; Mar 5th, 19th, 26th.       8 sessions

9.30 – 12.30 pm

Eight fast and fun classes which introduce the basics of patchwork and quilting.              £150 

 

 


Level 2 beginner patchwork and quilting course**

January 16th, 30th; February 6th, 27th; March 13th, 27th; and

April 10th, 24th; May 8th  9.15 am – 12.15 pm

Once you finish the nine sessions you will be a confident and competent patchworker.

** last session focuses on quilting with your walking foot!  £150

 

 


Intermediate patchwork and quilting course

3rd Saturday of every month starting  Jan. 19; Feb 16th; March 16th; April 20th; May 18th; June 15th; July 20th September 21st; October 19th;; November 16th

9.30 am – 1.30 pm                                                                  £200

Forty hours of classes taking you further into this wonderful craft, the course introduces you to new techniques and challenges.  You must be a confident patch worker and understand basics of piecing, cutting and how to put a quilt together


Day classes

13th January – Sewing Machine Essentials*  Image result for sewing machine pictures

New machine? Just need to know more about the running of your sewing machine? (tension, needles, stitches, bobbins, etc.)

This class will get you there in its 4 hours – promise!

9.30 – 1.30 pm                                                                                              £25


10th February – Putting a quilt sandwich together*

Have you made a quilt but haven’t put it together yet? – let’s put it together – bring the top with wadding and backing and get it ready to quilt.  Ideas for how to quilt as well  9.30 am – 1.30 pm           £25

 


17th March Make a Quilt in a day

Yes folks – that’s right – take a pre-cut jelly roll or charm pack and put together a quilt top in a day! It is possible, honest!   9.30 am – 4 pm                                                                                                                        £50


14th & 21st April – Kaleidoscope quilt – one block wonder

Make a whole quilt from one fabric – every block is different, 2 sessions. Such a joy to make!  9.30 am – 1.30 pm   £50

 


All classes have a link to their descriptions.  Enquiries can be made to Ann Till – anntill64@gmail.com or by phone 01903 745625.  The venue is The Old School, School Lane, Storrington  RH20 4LL.

 

Advertisements

Sorted – Intermediate Quilting Class 2015

Well I really have to get better at WordPress – but it takes so much time to make a page – I know, if I were better, gosh, I could do a class – I would be faster at page making.  So I haven’t cracked how to text wrap around photos – or for that matter how to make a gallery, yet, because that would be really useful when it comes to my classes:  just open a gallery and put their work in- how super would that be?

So today I have re-written the Intermediate class description – yet again and this time I managed to get photos of all nine blocks they make in the class downloaded – but text wrap – no;  gallery – no; same size – no – but at least they are there and look almost decent – don’t you think?    So check out the description of the Intermediate quilt under my workshops and tell me what you think!  Here is the best photo of four of the blocks:

Four Intermediate blocks

Four Intermediate blocks

These are the Bouquet block, Lone star block, my applique block(unfinished as yet) and the New York Beauty block.  I love my fabrics – Australian (and by the way, it is an Australian turtle as well);  They are all 12 1/2″ blocks and we will be assembling the quilt after the October class.  I think I will keep to the same techniques/blocks  – strip piecing; foundation piecing; inset seams; applique; stars and circles, etc. unless at the end, the present students recommend otherwise!    Each one of the class, is using such fun fabrics and taking advantage of them as well.

Busy week – madly trying to finish my Becolourful quilt by Jacqueline De Jonge,How To Make A Becolourful Quilt and it is coming along but not fast enough.

I have also been getting ready for two classes – Beyond Beginners and particularly the Beginner class that started on Tuesday – they have so much to learn in that first session, it is amazing they can stay the 3 hour pace.  In Storrington Quilters we are making a Winter quilt with penguin appliques – and real penguin appligues, not childish ones – there are 17 different kinds of penguins, and we hope to include them all.

I am off to Cyprus for a week for sun, swimming, reading and relaxation. I will need it since the week I get back is just as busy.

Happy quilting

Ann

 

Skill Builder Classes

Before I started the Intermediate Quilting Class,

several of you suggested you would love to do the course, but couldn’t commit for various reasons.  So I have opened the individual sessions to those of you who may be interested in joining a one off session on say, Sashiko or Bargello.  I expect it will be popular so will send out an email to tell people and hope that it brings results.

In the meantime I have been working on my Wedding Ring Block and have several bits ready to put together.  The Intermediate Quilting Class is working on the basis of making 12″ blocks and some of the instructions about do not work on that scale – say if they are making a whole quilt.  Thank you Anja Townrow for your tutorial in the British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. It  is proving very useful.

I must be getting on with my own Celtic Knot block so it is ready for the class on the 28th February.  Will put some photos in as soon as I have them.  If you are interested in any of the techniques I am offering – keep a watch on my blog for when I advertise the dates.

Take care – Ann

 

 

What fun this new course is –

Working on my new Intermediate Quilting Course!

So I came up with the idea of this as a group of classes which I ran three years or so ago.  They were fun and challenging.  I couldn’t keep it up as things at home were also becoming challenging.  So had to stop running them.

So have decided to run the new 2014 Interediate Quilting Class the same way I do the Beginners and the Beyond Beginners Classes – by making a Sampler Quilt where each of the block uses a different technique.  So we will be making blocks that include – Bargello; Celtic Knot; Dresden Plate; a Lone Star Block; a Machine Applique Block; a Box Block  (to include inset seams); Sashiko; New York Beauty; a wedding ring block and finally – a pieced Leaf Block (working with half-square and quarter square triangles.

The quilt will finish approximately 52″ and will look fantastic.  I was given some Australian fabrics last year so am using those as well as a few ethnic ones that work with them.  Here is my range of fabrics:

Dresden Plate blockBox BlockA couple of blocks of the quilt so far!

I am really excited about the course and already have 5 people booked.  Hope to have at least a couple more but will take up to 10.  I haven’t decided what the order will be but am busy making blocks, but will start out without challenging the group too much – take it easy to start until I know what the gals (and guys if any want to join!) are up to and how fast we can go.

We will meet the last Friday morning of each month – 9.30 – 1.30 pm starting on 31st January.

Must get on – I need more Australian fabrics, so if anyone knows where I can buy some here in the UK, could you let me know please?

Speak to you soon.

Keep watch of this space!