Autumn 2016 and 2017 New Year – South Downs Quilter Courses
Beginner Patchwork & Quilting Courses*
3rd October, Monday evenings – 7 pm – 9.30 pm
Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31 Oct; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Nov; 5th Dec.
Nine fun and fast classes which introduce the basics of patchwork and quilting. £130
4th October, Tuesdays afternoons – 1 – 4 pm –
Dates: 4th, 11th, 18th Oct;.1st, 8th, 15t, 22nd, 29th Nov.
Eight fun and fast classes which introduce the basics of patchwork and quilting. £130
6th February 2017, 8 Monday afternoons
Dates: 6th, 13th, 27th Feb; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Mar;4th April. 1 – 4 pm
Eight fast and fun classes which introduce the basics of patchwork and quilting. £130 – avoiding holidays.
Beyond Beginner Patchwork and Quilting Courses* – 2nd level
17th January 2017 alternate Tuesdays afternoons –- 17th, 31st Jan; 14th, 28th Feb; 14th, 28th March; 4th, 25th April; 2nd May*. 1 – 4 pm
9 lessons for a follow on course from the Beginners – making you more confident and competent. £135
* last session concentrates on quilting with your walking foot!
Intermediate Beginner Patchwork and Quilting Course
Second Saturday monthly! -10 sessions: 10th Oct; 14th Nov; 10th Dec; 14th Jan; 11th Feb; 11th Mar; 8th April; 13th May; 10th June. – 9.30 am– 1.30. £200
40 hours of classes. Taking you further into this wonderful craft, the course explores and introduces you to new techniques and challenges. You must be a confident beginner and understand basics of piecing, cutting and how to put a quilt together.
Make a Christmas Wall hanging using fusible applique*
5th November – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm £40
Jolly up your home with a super Christmas wall hanging or table runner
Check out these course where they are listed to your right!
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Do you have that problem – I really do have a butterfly mind – I sit down at the computer – to check emails, or surf for something specific and something catches my eye and away I go. Tutorials, bags, lessons – I belong to several sites which require payment – The Quilt Show and QNTTV or something like that. I love watching and learning AND stretching myself and my knowledge. I keep learning new things AND keep buying things as well. My friend from the U.S brought me so many goodies that I had bought and sent to her to bring over here. – oh such a wonderful mixture of everything!! The best – a bag of 1 pound of hand dyed scraps from Ricky Timms and the fabrics are so beautiful – a total of 3 yards of fabric strips – minimum 4.5″ x WOF. Any suggestions as to what I could make with it? I will come up with something.
It has been a while since I wrote and really life has been hectic. I have been trying to decide if I am a Modern Quilter or a Traditional Quilter. Between my teaching and my quilting – I really love spreading the word about the joys of quilting. Therapeutic is the word for quilting. Recently read on Missouri Star of a woman who was born with a serious birth defect which required her to spend 2 months in hospital every year for her whole life, which was predicted to be early 20s. She learned to sew as a teenager and started around 17 to sew while she was in hospital. Well she has been making quilts ever since – particularly in the hospital – the sewing distracts from the pain she suffers – but she is now 62 – what a star – and she blames the quilting and the joy of both distracting but also so much happiness in what she is doing.
Back to my subject —
- Well I prefer quilts which are NOT regimented into the same block in the same colours across the entire quilt.
- I prefer patterned fabrics – traditional or modern or reproduction or whatever – all fabrics attract me –
- I think I prefer blenders which have been printed in a tone on tone way to solid colours – but also
- I see the virtue in the dullness of solid colours to liven up the other fabrics in a print.
- I have the feeling that modern quilting seems to choose the easy patterns BUT
- I really enjoy some of the short cuts to make life easier – and different – well you know – nine patch to disappearing nine-patch and so on.
- Other than matching point detail and my strict quarter-inch seam, I tend to do my own thing but still follow either a pattern or an idea. – Is that modern or me?
Over to you –
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