Beginner patchwork and quilting
January 22nd, 29th; Feb 5th, 19th, 26th;
Mar 5th, 19th, 26th 8 sessions 9.30 am– 12.30 pm
Eight fun and fast classes which introduce the basics of patchwork and quilting. £150
This class is for beginners to patchwork and quilting. You start with the BASICS to get you comfortable with the techniques and knowledge of both traditional and modern quilting. You will learn how to cut, press and sew your patchwork, using your machine to create a Sampler Quilt – where each of the six blocks will develop another technique. You provide your fabric and I’ll take you into the joy of quilting!
The course addresses all 3 styles of quilting – traditional, modern and contemporary, but we can’t do everything at once. First the basics need to be learned – which are fundamentally the same, regardless of the kind of quilting you want to do. The Autumn class will therefore concentrate on basic techniques of quilting – measuring, cutting, piecing, pressing, pinning, working with colour, threads, needles, sewing machines and so on. The student will be producing simple and then more difficult blocks both traditional and modern, in order to learn techniques and then ultimately by the end of class, the student will have made a 6 block quilt in the traditional manner or with a hint of modernism if the student so wishes. The blocks that you will learn are: nine patch; rail fence; flying geese; Ohio Star; Card Trick; Granny’s fan.
The classes will be dynamic and where a student doesn’t complete within the hours, homework will need to be completed prior to the next class. There is a sewing machine in the class for student’s use, but most students use their own in class. Students will need to chose the fabric they wish to use to suit the kind of quilt they wish to make. There are 10 places for the workshops.While this is essentially a beginner’s workshop, those with prior knowledge are welcome to attend since we always learn something new from someone else and it works very well as a refresher. The first 6/7 lessons the students will be given a block to make in their preferred colours. The last weeks, the quilt will be sashed, bordered and sandwiched and then quilted to a minimal level. Two quilts made in this course are above. The emphasis during this course is on the learning of the techniques rather than on the end project. Whether you choose to make a small sampler quilt, a series of cushions using the blocks, or merely to keep your blocks as a reference is entirely your choice.
Introduction: The course’s goal is to teach the relevant and necessary skills for you to begin your journey into quilt making. Using your sewing machine each session will take you through looking at new blocks, colour choices, different cutting techniques, and other aspects of the construction process, you will gain confidence and a love for this creative art form.
The Beginner’s Patchwork and Quilting Course is held over a period of 24 hours in eight x three hour sessions. It may be necessary for course members to finish work at home rather than in the class, so that the group works together across the course.
At the completion of this course, participants should:
- understand basic patchwork and quilting equipment and materials
- be able to make sewing machine pieced patchwork blocks
- understand safety aspects of rotary cutting techniques
- know basic quilting terminology
- know how to construct quilt layers and machine or hand quilt
- be confident in their own ability to put colours together
- feel enthusiastic about pursuing further patchwork projects.
To book please contact me by email or give me a ring on number below:
Teacher: Ann Till,
Venue: The Old School, Storrington, RH20 4LL
Cost: £140 + the cost of your fabric. – Sewing machine required
* Places are limited.
For further information: contact Ann Till: 01903 745625 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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