New classes for spring – let’s make a quilt!

Spring quilt classes – bookings now open!

2015 Southdown’s Quilter Workshops
Patchwork/Quilting Classes

 

Beginner Patchwork & Quilting class*

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Fridays, 8th/ 15th/ 22nd May; 5th/ 12th/19th June; 3rd/ 17th July. 8 x 3 hour sessions 9.30 – 12.30 pm £140

In this class you learn the relevant and necessary skills for you to begin your journey into quilt making.  Check out the course description to the right.
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Skill Builder Courses

meeting the last Friday of every month except August – finishing 30th October 2015.

A challenging group of classes covering a technique each month. Each block challenges you. – £25 per class. 3 classes for £70. Intermediate level

27th Mar – Bargello                               24th April – Lone Star
29th May – Sashiko                                26th June – New York Beauty
31st July – Friendship Bouquet            25th Sept – Applique

30th Oct – Butterfly box

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One day classes!
Monday, 11th May 2015  – Getting to know your sewing machine.
1 – 5 pm – £30
Tuesday, 5th May – Fusible applique: make a wall hanging 1 – 5 pm. £30
Saturday, 16th May– Make a quilt in a day!* –using pre-cut fabric! You supply the fabric. (advice given)9.30–4.30pm £40
Wednesday, 3rd June – Storrington Quilters’ Bag Day* – choose one of our patterns and your fabrics, make a bag in a day! – 9.30 – 4 pm. £15 for visitors who are welcome.- places limited!
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Venue: All courses are delivered at The Old School, School Lane, Storrington RH20 4LL.
Tutor: Ann Till, 01903 745625; Email: anntill2@tiscali.co.uk.
Blog: http://www.southdownsquilter.wordpress.com for detailed information about the courses.
All courses require sewing machines.
*Suitable for beginners to quilting.
Date for September classes will be announced shortly. Interested?, please let me know.

Stained Glass, fabric boxes and mug rugs

Gosh I have had a really busy time – last time I wrote was for the twins’ birthday –                        IMG_2179

The piggy and horse were a great success – my grand-daughter said – “My Piggy!”.  She was delighted and Robin, my grandson, really loved the hobby-horse.  The stick came out very soon of the piggy (it was so big) and I haven’t been back to fix it yet.

Storrington Quilters has had a super busy time – made useful fabric boxes in early May 

fabric boxes

  and Stained glass blocks later:

JV and AT stained glass

We have a stand at St Mary’s Sullington Flower Festival and hope to show and sell some quilts, as well demonstrate some quilting and appliqueing.

I signed up for a mug rug swap with Quilters Gallery and have swapped mine for Sally’s in Alabama.  Really pleased – fun to do and I have a new friend.  Can’t be bad!  Both Sally and I have made the same pattern :  First is Sally’s – love the pinkness and quilting, her butterfly and boat

Sally's mugrugs

and now mine:  Same pattern plus the two coasters I made for her.

Ann's mugrug!

I really must work on my photography – she took the photos of mine and I took the photos of hers. Her photo is so much clearer than mine!

I have drawn up a new Workshop schedule for the summer/autumn and have posted it here – I already have people interested in the Beginners and Beyond Beginners course – I plan also to offer another Intermediate class.

I have been thinking about offering a Wadding/Batting workshop – a couple hours or so, to discuss which wadding is which and what each is best for.  I hope to be able to make some quilt examples to be able to demonstrate this better. Anyone interested, let me know!

Enjoy the weather.