Patchwork Classes and Workshops

Classes are taught at Fourwinds, Vinnetrow Road, Runcton, Chichester West Sussex PO20 1QB

 To find out more or to book please phone us on 01243 771094 / 07870559912 or email us at



Enchanted Garden 'Butterfly' or Dragonfly' with Gail Lawther - Thurs 12th Jan 2017 or Fri 13th Jan 2017 10am-4pm (the workshop is the same each day, we have repeated it as Gail's classes are so popular) £40 plus materials

We are very excited to have Gail back to teach a workshop from her new range of patterns 'Enchanted Garden' . Using the technique of stained glass patchwork to create something truly stunning! Booked today to avoid disappointment!

This class is perfect for beginners as well as those with more experiences

Only 2 spaces available on Thursday!

Spaces available on Friday 




Saturday Sewing - Zippy Box Pouches - Sat 14th January 2017 10am-12.30 £10 plus materials

After a busy week come and spend a fun morning making one of these lovely zippy box pouches. They are perfect for storing all sorts of things from pencils to makeup, haberdashery or even for filling with small toys to keep a little one occupied! They are highly addictive!

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'Lace Star' Quilt Along': GROUP 1: WAITING LIST ONLY:starting Tues 17th Jan 2017 10am-1pm, 8 fortnightly sessions ( 31st Jan,14th feb, 28th feb, 14th march, 28th march, 11th April, 25th April) £8 per session. Materials not included. All participants are required to purchase their own copy of the book £13 for copyright reasons)

GROUP 2: Thurs 19th Jan, Thurs 2nd Feb, 16th Feb, 2nd March, 16th March, 6th April, 20th April, 4th May  Spaces Available

Join us for this beautiful quilt along project. The stunning quilt measures 88" square when finished and is broken down into 8 parts. In each session we will do a 'show and tell' , there will be a demonstration of the next section of the project and then plenty of time to sew. You do not need to book/commit to all 8 session however we do ask that you book the first session so we can be certain of the number of books required. If people are enjoying the project and wish to continue after the 8th session this can be arranged at a later date

4 spaces left!

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Saturday Sewing - Redwork with Pauline - Sat 4th February 10-12.30 £10

Fancy learning all about the beautiful technique of 'Redwork' then come and spend a relaxing morning hand sewing with the very talented Pauline. A choice of designs will be available and Pauline will have a selection of gorgeous projects to inspire you!


Project Linus Day - Mon 6th February 2016 10am-4pm - No Charge Fabric Donation

Come and make quilts for Project Linus! If you are not familiar with the project its a wonderful charity that provides quilts for needy children such as those who are sick or in care. This is really worthwhile cause and is very well used in West Sussex so please support if you can. On the day we will be working together to make as many quilts as possible. Please bring any fabrics you have in your stash that you can spare! PLease put your name down in advance so we can be sure we have enough space for everyone to work Last year was a huge success and we made 12 quilts!


Fun Fat Quarter Bag - with Fran - Thursday 9th February 10am-4pm £25+materials 

Back by popular demand!! we had a fantastic day making these bags and have been asked to repeat the class so come and join us! 

Have you got a bundle of fat quarters hiding in you stash? ones you love but just don't know what to do with, then come and make one of these gorgeous and really useful bags! This class is also a great opportunity to develop you free machine quilting skills!

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Long Arm Quilting - Demo - Saturday 11th February 10am-12 Free

Ever fancied having a go on a long arm quilting machine? We often get customers asking 'Is it difficult?' 'Do you think I'll be able to do it?' well here is your chance to have a look and find out more. Through out the morning we will be doing little demos, come and have a play and find out about our Beginners class and Long arm hire service 


Quilt As You Go Cathedral Windows - Monday 13th February 2017 10am - 4pm £25+materials

Spend a fun day learning how to make a quilt as you go catherdral windows quilt! A clever technique for using circles to create a stunning effect! perfect for using up left overs or fat quarters and a lovely quilt if you like buttons!

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Lampshade Workshop  Thurs 9th March 10am-12.30 £12 includes Lampshade kit for Drum Lampshade 30cm diameter (fabric required)

Spend a fun morning making a beautiful lampshade. This is an addictive activity that means you will no long have to search the shops for the perfect lampshade for your room now you can make one!


Back by Popular Demand!!

Sashiko Stitching - with Pauline Monday 27th February 2016 10am-4pm £25 plus materials 

Learn a traditional Japanese hand embroidery technique and make a beautiful cushion or stunning quilt! (hand sewing and machine work) 

The photos show examples of the beautiful Sashiko stitching from Pauline's stunning quilt. Unfortunately photos of the quilt as a whole did not show up the stitching  in its full glory!

You can choose to make a cushion featuring one design or embark on a beautiful quilt!

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 Julia Gahagan 'Mini Mediterranean Villages - Monday 6th March 10am-4pm £40 plus materials

We are so excited to have Julia join us for the day. Come and spend a day creating a beautiful miniature quilt and go home dreaming of a holiday in the Med!

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Free Machine Quilting - with  Jacquie Gale- MOnday 20th March 10am-4pm £30 plus materials

Jacquie is returning to teach her popular free machine quilting workshop!

If you want to improve your free machine quilting skills then this is the class for you! Jacquie is a wonderful teacher and a talented quilter. You'll go home inspired and with lots of new skills and techniques under your belt! A Brilliant day I promise!


'Le Moyne Magic' with Tanya Thurs 23rd March 10am-4pm £25+£6 pattern

Another fantastic project using the strip tube ruler! Learn quick and accurate piecing methods to create this beautiful quilt. Various sizes available so something for everyone!


Lotus Blossom Quilt with Tanya - Tues 18th April 10am-4pm £25+£6pattern 

Using the Strip tube technique to make quick and accurate blocks this gorgeous quilt comes together in no time! The pattern features a range of sizes so there's something to suit everyone. Pop in an have a look at the one we made!


Saturday Sewing - Saturday 22nd April - Foundation Pieced Hunter's Star Block 10am -12.30 £10 all materials included

Learn the art of Foundation piecing and try out the fantastic 'Foundation by the yard' fabrics that save both time and effort! All materials included. Sewing MAchines required.


Hand Quilting with Sue Rhodes - Monday 24th April 10am-4pm £40 plus materials

Spend a relaxing day learning the art of Hand Quilting. The morning will be spent perfecting the hand quilting stitch, discussing marking methods, wadding and thread. The afternoon will be spent working on a contemporary design piece perfect for a cushion or large project


3Giant Japanese Folded Cushion with Sue Rhodes - Thurs 27th April 10am-4pm £40 plus materials

Spend a fun day with Sue and go home with a beautiful cushion. This lovely cushion is easy to make and very effective! The fabric is pieced before being turned into giant japanese folded blocks





Long Arm Quilting Classes

- Come and learn how to use our APQS Lenni long arm quilting machine and then come and hire the machine to quilt your own quilts .click here for more information.

Beginners Long Arm Quilting Workshops

Monday 23rd January 10-12.30

Friday 3rd Feb , 17th Feb10-12.30

Friday 17th March 10-12.30


Other days and dates available to suit

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Quilting Retreats

Visit the 'Quilting Retreats' page on our website to found more about our exciting new quilting weekends held at The Chichester Park Hotel, Chichester West Sussex. Taught by internationally renowned tutors including Christine Porter, Gail Lawther, Dawn Cameron-Dick and Lynne Edwards!


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Classes are taught in Chichester West Sussex. Are you a quilting group or perhaps a group of friends who have always fancied having a go at patchwork? Any of the patchwork classes listed can be scheduled for your individual group at a date and time that suits you best. Get in touch to find out more

More Class Dates Coming Soon ........


Sewing Club

Once a month we run a sewing club. This is a great opportunity to start a new project, share ideas and patterns with others, show and tell or just have a cuppa and a good chat. The date varies depending on whether we have a quilt show. Sign up for our newsletter (see bottom of home page) to receive regular updates!

Sewing club runs from 10-12.30 and is £3 per person

Fri 20th January 2017

Fri 24th February 2017

Fri 24th March 2017

Fri 7th April 2017