Patchwork and Quilting Dates for the Autumn 2016 and New Year 2017

Autumn 2016 and 2017 New YeaSD logor – 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!



Jelly roll and charm pack class

Greetings everyone!

It has been a while since I posted a page.   I expect you have missed me! (joke!)

Yesterday I ran a class where most of the students were using a charm pack, a small amount of extra fabric and some more bold fabric for sashing.  It is a great class for beginners since there aren’t a lot of techniques to conquer – in fact, the hardest technique to learn is cutting using a rotary cutter.  Sewing a 1/4 inch seam also challenges those without a quarter inch foot.charm pack quiltThis charm quilt is really super and when they finish their quilt, they will send a photo to me to share with you.

With Storrington Quilters I have put together a project schedule for the year.  One of the students from last year’s Beginner courses, has offered to lead  the group in making a folded fabric, Christmas Tree for the October project.  Storrington Quilters are all looking forward to the morning and hope we can get a lot done in two and a half hours.

Other projects – we made kimonos in September, November will have a Christmas theme.  Skipping to January we will be making Prairie Points; February – Faux Chenille; March – Trapunto; April we will be making a Celtic Knot; May will be a Stained Glass Window cushion; in June we will be making a quick Elephant and lastly in July, I will surprise them with something very different.kimono quiltAbove is the Kimono Quilt that Storrington Quilters made a couple of years ago.  It’s lots of fun and no sewing required in making them, just in mounting them on background!

Saturday classes

I have scheduled a Sampler Quilt class for Saturdays, the 26th October, 9th and 23rd November.  Each day is a full day of learning –  and the goal is to teach both the techniques and the students to construct 2 blocks at least each day.  Students will also be learning about presser feet, needles, threads, colour play and tradional vs modern quilting.  Below is the Sampler Quilt they will be making.

kaf fas begBlocks that they will make are:  Nine patch, Rail Fence;  Ohio Star; Disappearing Nine patch; Card Trick block; Flying Geese Quilt Block  (it has another name as well, but can’t remember it).  The student has a choice to make a Granny‘s Fan as well.  All great fun.  Why don’t you come and join us!

Speak to you soon