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patchwork & quilting with Denise

Create a beautiful quilt from scratch under the expert tuition of Denise. Working in small groups and at your own pace you will create a machine sewn quilt with patchwork blocks the size of a play-mat, single sized bed or larger, if you wish. With no more than seven students in the class, you’ll be assured plenty of personal tuition and support from Denise, our tutor and the others in the class.

who’s it for?

From complete beginners to students wanting to improve their patchwork skills and build their knowledge and experience.

what will I learn?

This Patchwork course teaches machine patchwork and quilting and will cover techniques including:

Rotary cutting

Strip piecing

Applique

Bias making

Half square and quarter square triangles

Foundation piercing

Stained glass patchwork

This list isn’t exhaustive, and it can be led by the student.

 

what do I need to bring?

Bring your own fabric and materials and we’ll send you a suggested shopping list once you’ve booked your place. Don’t forget your packed lunch unfortunately at this time we are unable to supply drinks, we request you bring your own flask.

    what equipment is supplied?

    One Janome sewing machine for each student. Bring your basic sewing kit and thread. Normally we would say that there’s no need to buy specialist quilting equipment before the course and you can borrow this during the class, however at the current time new students can contact the tutor directly to ask what you need. Cutting mats can be shared and will be wiped down in between students.

    meet the tutor

    Denise is our Patchwork tutor [Click here to read Denise’s bio]

    when are the classes?

    We run this as a ten week course is held on every last-ish Sunday of the month from 10am – 4pm. Due to the nature of the classes it is structured as a course and it is anticipated that you attend every month. 

    The dates are: Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 29th 2020 ( no class in Dec).

    (no class in Jan) Feb 28th, March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd, June 27th, July 25th 2021 ( no class in August) 

    We now also offer this course on a Saturday too – as a nine week course is held on every last-ish Saturday of the month from 10am – 4pm. Due to the nature of the classes it is structured as a course and it is anticipated that you attend every month.

    The dates are:  Oct 24th, Nov 28th 2020 ( no class in Dec).

    (no class in Jan) Feb 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, July 24th 2021 ( no class in August) 

    how much does it cost?

    £45 to secure your place and eight monthly instalments of £45 payable in advance. [Click here to view the booking information / terms and conditions]

    how to book

    Click here to view available classes, and to book.

    where is it?

    The Patchwork course is held at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.  [Click here to view the map and contact details] For more information email leonie@thesewingshed.co.uk