Patchwork Classes and Workshops
Classes are taught at The Grange Palmer Place, North Mundham, Chichester West Sussex
We offer patchwork and quilting classes all year round and cater for the complete beginner and those with more experience.
To find out more or to book please phone us on 01243 696670 or email us at [email protected]
After the success of our Quilt Along Groups we will be continuing with our fortnightly quilting groups and also adding a few more!
£8.00 per session
The first 2 sessions payment is required in advance, after which paymentfor the next session is required at the end of the previous one. This helps us work out numbers and plan our day accordingly.
Suggested projects are available and many of our members choose to work together on similar projects. If you are looking for a new project idea we can help you with suggestions. However, you are welcome to bring your own project to work on if you'd prefer.
These sessions are not a taught class, as such, but help is on hand throughout the session to help you to complete your projects.
25th Sept (2 without a break)
(advance booking is required as spaces are limited)
BEGINNERS QUILT GROUP
Our beginner's groups have been a huge success this term. Members have worked on a sampler quilt and are now working on a variety of projects to build their skills
A few spaces are still available please get in touch for more information
A new group perfect for those who are new to quilting. We will start at the beginning with rotary cutting skills and work on a range of different quilt blocks to develop your skills and create a modern sampler quilt. Don't worry if you've never done any patchwork before we'll have you addicted in no time!
(payment for the 1st 2 sessions is required in advance. The following sessions can be paid for at the end of each session)
Join us once a month for a cuppa and a chat with optional sewing!!
Our sewing club is a monthly social group. Bring a long a project you are working on or perhaps a project you busy choosing fabric for, bounce ideas of others and see what everyone else is sewing!
No need to book £3 per person includes tea and biscuits
Fri 14th Sept
Fri 12th Oct
Fri 16th Nov - CANCELLED DUE TO JENNIE RAYMENT WORKSHOP
Fri 7th Dec
Redwork and Sashiko Classes
Saturday 29th September, Sat 27th Oct, Sat 24th Nov
Each session runs from 10-12.30 and costs £12 per session plus materials. Sign up for as many sessions as you like!
Back by popular demand we have 3 Redwork/Sashiko classes running this term. Join Pauline for a relaxed morning of hand sewing either learning redwork or sashiko techniques. Pauline is a talented hand sewer and will have a whole range of projects to inspire you. All welcome. If you've attended a class before but enjoy hand sewing with the company of likely minded people you're most welcome to join us again.
New !!!! Christmas Sampler Quilt with Rosamund
Tues 2nd Oct, Tues 16th Oct, Tues 30th Oct, Tues 13th Nov, Tues 27th Nov, Tues 11th Dec
10am-12.30 £12 per session
This is a 5 session course (running fortnightly) to produce a gorgeous Christmas Wall Hanging. Suitable for absolute beginners or the more experienced quilter. We will discuss the basics of colour, design and block construction, including a few tricks of the trade.
Choose from hand or machine sewing (or both). Rosamund has taught this subject for many years and invites you to come and have fun and maybe discover some hidden talents
Heirloom Wall hanging Group - with Lesley
Mon 10th Sept, Mon 8th Oct, Mon 5th Nov, Mon 3rd Dec - 10am -1pm £12 per session plus materials
If you like to hand sew then this is the group for you. Lesley is an extremely talented and is running this lovely group to share her beautiful hand work with you. Samples available in the shop
Create you own handsewn piece using many patchwork designs including hexagons, diamonds, suffolk puffs, somerset folded, log cabin and crazy. Try cathedral windowms, Mariners Compass, baby blocks and motif applique.
Use embroidery stitches, small buttoms, beats to embellish your work. Hunt for old broaches, broken necklaces, single earrings etc to make your piece special to you.
Gail Lawther 'Autumn Leaves Garland' Worrkshop
Thurs 20th September 2018 10am-4pm £45 plus materials
Join us for what is certain to be another fantastic day with Gail Lawther. Gail will be teaching a new project from her brand new 'Garlands' Book which will also be available in the shop on the day. Spend the day creating your very own stunning autumn leaves design using applique and Gail's favourite scribble stitching technique!
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Quilt in a day 'Take 1 Panel'
Wednesday 26th September 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
A great project for new quilters or for those who need to make a quilt in a hurry. Starting with a pre-printed panel and using coordinating fabrics, we'll give you lots of options to inspire you! Other panel quilt projects available for you to choose from. This photo was taken of our stand at sandown. The quilt is hanging on the wall in the shop if you'd like to have a look. Panel and fabrics available as a pack too
No Brain Power Required !Liberty Quilt with Tanya
Thurs 1st Nov 2018 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
This quilt used liberty fat quarters from the newest collection of Liberty Quilting Cotton. It's flexible and you can play around with the size. Quick to cut and piece and not too much thinking just lots of fun! Can of course be done with other fabrics too. Both collections of Liberty quilting fabric can be found in store
One Block Wonder 2 Part Workshop
with Suzanne Boulter. Back by Popular demand, this is our 3rd set of One Block Wonder classes!
Fri 7th Sept and Fri 28th Sept
10am - 4pm session 1, 10-2pm session 2 £50 (price for both sessions) Material not included. Plenty of advice will be available before to help you choose a suitable fabric
After the huge success of our recent One Block wonder class we will be repeating this 2 part workshop. These stunning quilts are made from just one fabric! Using the repeat of the fabric, you'll learn how to cut,piece and design your own unique masterpiece. Even if the whole group used the same fabric every one would be different! Due to the construction method and size of the project the 2nd session is designed to give you time to experiment with layout and design under suzanne's guidance. You'll be fully equiped to continue piecing your quilt together at home (after much design and layout pondering no doubt!)
Bargello Table Runner
Wed 10th October 2018 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
PICTURE to FOLLOW
Make this festive Bargello table runner in a day! A great jelly roll project and the perfect introduction to the bargello technique
'10min Origami Block Quilt' with Tanya/Fran
Thurs 18th October 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Learn this fantastic 10 min block and you'll be on your way to making a beautiful quilt. Using the clever origami technique to create the Cathedral Window style effect. A perfect project for batiks too! Pop in and see the sample!
Decorative Folded Christmas Trees and Snowflakes with Lesley
Wednesday 24th October or Monday 19th November 2018 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
These are simply beautiful!! Lesley is an absolutel whizz with everything decorative and hand sewn!
Using a mixture of machine and hand sewing to make a beautiful festive decoration to treasure for years to come. After the sewing comes the fun job of embellishing with all things sparkly!! A perfect Christmas present too! Samples are hanging in the shop
Hidden Wells Quilt with Suzanne
Friday 2nd November 2018 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
A great project for scrap busting or using seasonal fabrics. It is quick to make and a fun technique. Learn how to make a flange binding with no hand sewing! Come and see the sample in the shop!
Spinning Star Table Topper with Suzanne
Wed 7th November 2018 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Spend a fun day with the lovely Suzanne making a gorgeous table topper. A speedy project with great results! (Ideally you will be confident with a ruler and rotary cutter and happy using your sewing machine before taking this class)
'Christmas' Day with Tanya
Fri 9th November 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Spend the day making advent calendars, stockings, table mats or Christmas bunting. We have a fantastic range of panels perfect for whipping up beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts. A perfect class for beginners to tackle something new or for those of you who'd like a day to focus on sewing for Christmas
NEW!!! Christmas Sampler Workshop with Gail Lawther
Thurs 15th November 2018 10am-4pm £45 plus materials
Join Gail for her brand new Christmas Workhshop. Using applique techniques, quilting and embellishment to create a stunning Festive Sampler that your family and friends will love.
Come and get into the Christmas Spirit
This workshop is so new I'm still waiting for the pictures!
Christmas Tree Skirt with Suzanne
Wed 21st November 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Spend a fun day with Suzanne creating the perfect edition to your home decor for Christmas. A Carpenter's Star Block is used to make this festive tree skirt. Get great tips on how to cut and piece accurate Half Square Triangles and make continuous bias binding
The Sloth Quilt with Tanya
Thurs 29th November 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
This is my new favourite quilt! It goes together like an absolute dream, Is flexible on size and is perfect to showcase your favourite feature fabric.
Festive Bottle Bags with Suzanne
Friday 30th November 2018 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Spend a fun day learning to make bottle bags perfect for Christmas. Pop a bottle of wine into one of these gorgeous bags, give as a gift and encourage your friends and family to pass the bag on. How far can one bag travel?
Suzanne will show you how to create a beuatiful Somerset Fold insert and how to construct these fun bags too. I think these are going to be highly addictive!
Beginners Long Arm Quilting Workshops
Dates to suit please get in touch .........£40 per person
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.
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 [email protected]
More Class Dates Coming Soon ........