Experienced patchwork and quilting tutor Denise has a City & Guilds Design Patchwork and Quilting qualification and came recommended to us because of her great teaching style and approachability.
Denise has been teaching for eight years in Lancashire and North Yorkshire and we tempted her to come further east with our fabulously well equipped studio and great team! She is now in her second year at The Sewing Shed.
Denise has exhibited at the National quilt exhibition in Birmingham and also in Harrogate, where she won ‘Judges choice’ a couple of years ago for her quilt, we are delighted she is joining our team of professional tutors.
Approaching its second year this is a ten week course now welcomes students who are absolute beginners, with no experience, and those that want to improve their patchwork skills – but would like to build on their knowledge to learn new techniques and increase their skills. There are no restrictions – if you would like to learn traditional patchwork then this is for you!
A new student will produce a number of blocks (squares) that will be made into a quilt. The student can make nine blocks to make a play mat, or 12 blocks to make a single bed size quilt. There is also scope for extra blocks to make the quilt suitable for a double or kingsize.
All students work at their own speed in a small group, with no more than eight in a class, machines are provided.
The course will cover such techniques such as rotary cutting, strip piercing, applique, bias making, half square and quarter square triangles, foundation piercing. Stained glass patchwork. English paper piercing and quilting techniques.
Classes are held monthly, every last-ish Sunday in the month from 10am -4pm for ten months, but not to worry if you don’t finish you can come back the following year. There is no time limit!
The actual dates for your diary for 2019/2020 : Sept 29th, Oct 27th, Nov 24th, Jan 26th, March 1st, March 29th, April 26th, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th.
£350 for the course, £35 to secure your place and then nine monthly instalments of £35 in advance. It is anticipated that you attend the whole course.
You will need to provide your own materials these are not included as personal taste varies greatly.
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The use of a sewing machine is included, you do not need to bring your own but can if you prefer.
Don’t forget your packed lunch. Drinks are provided.
All our class sizes are kept small to ensure you get a great ratio of tutor to student so places fill up quickly so do book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Please read our booking terms & conditions carefully before booking (they’re only short!). Do also check your advance diary, because any money you’ve paid us can’t be refunded if you discover you’re double-booked. Kindly note the fee is for the Patchwork classes are for the course, not for one off classes – therefore no refund is given. As class size is kept small for your benefit you are expected to pay for the whole course.