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.
NEW!!! Monday Afternoon Group!
1pm to 4pm £8
(or come for the morning too and pay £14 for the whole day)
(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
Friday 26th April 2019
Fri 10th May
Fri 21st June
Fri 26th July
Fri 16th Aug
Redwork and Sashiko Classes
Sat 13th April, Sat 25th May, Sat 22nd June, Sat 20th July, Sat 17th Aug
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 a Redwork/Sashiko class running every month. 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.
Heirloom Wall hanging Group - with Lesley
Mon 8th April 2019, Mon 20th May, Mon 17th June, Mon 15th July, Mon 12th Aug- 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.
We've been running the group for a while now so some of our members have moved on to other exciting projects with Lesley. If you'd like to join please get in touch!
Scrappy Quilt as you go Wall hanging (could be a quilt if you get carried away!) with Suzanne
Tuesday 16th April 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Use coordinating scraps to make this stunning project using the quilt as you go method. Learn how to join your quilt as you go blocks together, a very useful skill to transfer to all sorts of quilt as you go projects!
Project Linus Day
Wed 24th April 2019 10am-4pm
(Free to attend but please bring fabrics to donate/use)
Project Linus is a brilliant project that provides quilts to children who are poorly, in care or suffering some kind of trauma throughout the uk. We regularly support this cause and are holding another one of our Linus days. PLease sign up and come and help make quilts for children in our local area. There isn't a charge to attend but please bring fabrics you are happy to donate/use in the quilts. Linus have asked for bright and cheery childrens designs.
Fabulous Folded Pinwheels with Fran
Tues 30th April 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
If you enjoyed Fran's recent '10 min origami block' project then you'll love this one too! These 3D pinwheels are kind of addictive and make lovely quilts, cushions, wall hangings. The possibilities are endless!!
'Free Machine Quilting' with Jacquie Gale
Tues 14th May 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
If you're new to free machine quilting and a bit terrified or have had a little go but weren't to happy with the results then this is the class for you! Jacquie is a brilliant free machine quilter and great teacher too. She'll help you get your machine set up just right and share with you all sorts of tips for success. You'll go home feeling confident and inspired to do more!
Quilts for Care Leavers Sewathon!!
Wed 8th May 2019 - FREE (please give you time and donate fabrics)
We have handed over the workshop space to a very worthy cause for the day. Quilts for care leavers provides quilts for young adults leaving the care system. The project is widespread in the north of the country and a number of my customers are working hard to get it more established in our local area. If you'd like to help please sign up and Join Lynda and her team on the day to make quilts for a brillant cause!
'Quilt As You Go' Table Runner - with Tanya
Thurs 16th May 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Come and spend a fun day sewing and go home with a gorgeous table runner. This project uses a fantastic new product which we will be stocking. The June Tailor Pre Printed Waddings are designed for a variety of projects including table runners and table mats, We also have a lovely bag workshop this term too. It's perfect for accurate piecing and makes quilt as you go projects even quicker. (You will need the pre-printed table runner wadding pack for this course, £14.95 available on the day)
As well as getting you addicted to the quilt as you go techique we will also teach you how to bind awkward angles too! a very useful skill!
'Trapunto' with Jacquie Gale
Wed 22nd May 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
If you've enjoyed Jacquies free machine quilting class, or just simply want to expand your skills then this is the class for you. Jacquie will teach you all about the technique of 'trapunto', using disolvable thread and layers of wadding to create a beautiful textured quilting effect! Come and learn a new skill to enhance your quilts and sewing projects!
'Giant Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt' with Tanya
Fri 24th May 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
(please excuse the terrible picture! better one to follow!) At least the fabrics are lovely!
The disappearing 9 patch is an oldie but a goodie and this variation in block size makes it speedy and effective. I took my inspiration for this one from one of my lovely customers. It was just what I needed when I couldn't focus on a bigger project. It's also perfect if you've got a lovely feature fabric you don't want to cut up or if you have a layer cake to use up!
Perfect for quilters of all levels.
Know Your Sewing Machine
Tues 28th May 2019 10am-12.30 £12
This session is designed for those who are new to using a machine sewing. Perhaps you have treated yourself to a sewing machine but haven't felt brave enough to take it out the box? or maybe you've had your machine a little while but don't feel confident. We'll cover all the basics as well as sharing some handing tips to help you get the best out of your machine
If you're looking to purchase a machine but aren't sure what you would like this is also a great opportunity to try out some of the wonderful Elna machines we stock and get a real idea of which features you just can't live without
RSPB 'Near to Nature' Mini Quilt Competition Sewing Day
Thurs 30th May 10am-4pm FREE
Are you taking part in our RSPB mini challenge but not sure where to start?
Bring along your badge and ideas and we'll be on hand to get you going!
Applique and Blanket Stitch by Machine- with Fran
Mon 3rd June 2019 10-12.30 £15.00
Fancy learning how to make beautiful applique designs but don't fancy hand stitching all the blanket stitch? Spend the morning with Fran and learn how to do it by machine! perfect for projects like this gorgeous Dinosaur Quilt (Pattern available in the shop). On the morning you will be working on samples to develop this useful skill!
Lovely Landscapes with Suzanne
Tues 11th June 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
(BACK BY REQUEST! WE HAD A FANTASTIC DAY LAST TERM)
Come and get all artistic with Suzanne and create a beautiful landscape design. Either using a picture of your own choosing or one of Suzanne's suggestions to inspire you!
Use raw edge applique and machine embroidery to create a stunning landscape!
Hexiform Purse with Fran
Thurs 13th June 2019 10-4pm £35 plus materials
If you enjoy hand sewing then this is the project for you? Using the brilliant Hexiform materials and kits from Ashmead designs, come and learn to make this lovely hexi purse!
Ocean State Quilt with Fran
Thurs 27th June 2019 10am - 4pm £35 plus materials
We absolutely love this gorgeous panel for Studio E fabrics. Come and spend the day making this gorgeous quilt using a panel and coordinating fabrics! Kits are available!!
Cross Breeze - with Tanya
Wed 3rd July 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Back by Popular demand!!
This quilt is my absolute favourite!! Using the brilliant strip tubing ruler, this speedy quilt comes together in no time. Perfect for jelly rolls too!
Foundation Piecing with Tanya
Thursday 11th July 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Spend the day learning to foundation piece these beautiful rainbow blocks! learn a new technique and create beautiful blocks perfect for a quilt or cushion. The possibilities are endless!
More Photos to follow!!
Quilt as you go Bag - with Tanya
Friday 12th July 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
We are loving the new June Tailor Products including their pre printed waddings. Join us for a days sewing and go home with a gorgeous bag! a perfect jelly roll project!!
Picture to follow
Scissor Pouches - with Fran
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 10am- 1pm £15 plus materials
Spend a fun morning making a handy case for your best scissors! and a matching one for you little snips!
A great project to use up left overs and practice your free machine quilting too!
Spring Fling Quilt - with Tanya
Thurs 25th July 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
This is a brilliant project to show off those gorgeous feature fabrics that you just can't bring yourself to cut up too small! Using 3 fabrics in each colour way, there are endless possibilities! perfect for a beginners and more experienced quilters alike!
Jennie Rayment - Japanese Folded Patchwork and Cathedral Windows
Friday 14th June 2019 or Friday 5th July 2019 10am-4pm £45 plus materials
We are really pleased to be welcoming Jennie back to The Little House of Patchwork to teach another fantastic class. Jennie will be returning to teacher her 'Japanese Folded Patchwork and Cathedral Windows' workshop on 2 different dates. Hopefully this will enable us to offer places to as many people as possible. Jennie will guide you through the many creative possibilites of Japanese Folded Patchwork and the cathedral windows block whilst sharing her many tips for success along the way. This is certain to be a great day where you'll learn lots. Jennie's last workshop filled up within hours so if you'd like to join us please get in touch.
Carpenter's Wheel Quilt - with Tanya
Wed 14th Aug 10am - 4pm £35 plus materials
This is a brilliant quilt project for using the strip tube ruler to make speedy 1/2 square triangles! Perfect for just 4 fabrics or a brilliant project for using up scraps. flexible in size too
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 ........