Patchwork Classes and Workshops

Classes are taught at The Grange Palmer Place, North Mundham, Chichester West Sussex 

 To find out more or to book please phone us on 01243 696670 or email us at littlehouseofpatchwork@gmail.com

 

QUILT GROUPS

After the success of our Quilt Along Groups this term we will be continuing with our fortnightly quilting groups and also adding a few more!

The groups run fortnightly from 10am-1pm and cost £8 per session (the first 2 sessions payment is required in advance, after which payment for 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 group

 Mon 12th June, Mon 26th June, Mon 13th July, Mon 24th July, Mon 7th Aug, Break for Summer. Return Mon 4th Sept 2017

Tuesday Group

Tues 9th May, Tues 23rd May, Tues 6th June, Tues 20th June, Tues 4th July, Tues 18th July, Tues 1st Aug, Tues 29th Aug, Tues 12th Sept 2017

Thursday Group

Thurs 4th May, Thurs 25th May, Thurs 8th June, Thurs 6th July, thurs 20th July, Thurs 3rd Aug, Thurs 17th Aug, Thurs 31st Aug, Thurs 14th Sept 

 

(advance booking is required as spaces are limited) 

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Beginner's Quilt Group: NEW!

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!

Classes run fortnightly, from 10am - 1pm £12 per session plus materials (payment for the 1st 2 sessions is required in advance. The following sessions can be paid for at the end of each session)

Wednesday 31st May, Wed 14th June, Wed 28th June, Wed 12th July, Wed 26th July, Wed 9th Aug, Wed 23rd Aug

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Saturday 10th June, Sat 1st July, Sat 15th July, Sat 29th July, Sat 19th Aug, Sat 2nd Sept

 

 (advance booking is required as spaces are limited) 

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Monday Evening Patchwork Group - 7pm-9.30pm £8 per session

A evening group for quilters of all experience levels. Bring your own project to work on or start a new project. How about this beautiful Lace Star Quilt from Cozy Quilt Designs? Our Tues and Thurs groups made these quilts last term and they are beautiful. Lots of suggestions available and help is on hard throughout the evening!

(Payment for the 1st 2 sessions is required in advance. After which payment is required 1 session at a time in advance. This helps us to know numbers and plan for the evening )

 Mon 12th June, Mon 26th June, Mon 10th July, Mon 24th July, Mon 7th Aug, Break for Summer, return Mon 4th Sept

Advance booking is required as spaces are limited 

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This Beauty measures 88inches square and was made by Shelia, a member of our Thursday group

Le Moyne Magic - with Tanya - Fri 26th May 2017 10am-4pm £25 +£6 (plus materials)

Another fantastic project using the Strip Tube Ruler! Learn quick and accurate piecing methods to create this beautiful quilt. Various size options available so there's something for everyone

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Saturday Sewing - Redwork with Pauline -

Saturday 3rd June 10am-12.30 £10 plus materials

Saturday 5th August 10am-12.30 £10 plus materials

After the success of last terms Redwork class we have decided to offer these on a more regular basis. If you've also attended Pauline's Sashiko class and want to do more then this is the perfect class for you too.

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!

 

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Explore Your Machine: Decorative Book Cover -  with Francesca - Monday 5th June 2017 - 10am-2pm £15 plus materials

 

Would you like to get to know your machine better? Have you been using it for years but only ever used the straight stitch? Perhaps it's new and you're a bit scared of it? (you're not alone) Here's your opportunity to explore your sewing machine and create a beautiful book cover in the process!

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Fabric Rope Bowls - with Tanya - Wed 7th June or Saturday 17th June, 10am-4pm £25 plus materials

If you've seen these fantastic bowls on the internet and fancied having a go at making one now's your chance. Join us for a fun day and go home with a lovely new bowl for your home/sewing room!

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Kimono Cushion with Kate Percival - Friday 16th June 10am-4pm £40 plus materials

Spend the morning creating a beautiful fabric Kimono and the afternoon working on creating the cushion front. You'll leave with full instructions on how to complete your cushion back at home. If you've never used a rotary cutter don't worry Kate will show you how! Kate is an inspiring teacher and you're certain to have a lovely day and go home with a project to be proud of!!

 

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Oh So Easy Strip Quilt (Strip Tube Ruler) with Tanya - Mon 19th June 10am-4pm £25

Another fun quilt from Cozy Quilt Designs using the Strip Tube Ruler. This can be done with fat quarters or 2.5 inch strips off the bolt. Quick and Easy but super impressive!! Join us for a fun day !

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Shadow Applique and Textile Art with AbbieAnne Searle - Tuesday 27th June 10am-4pm £45 plus materials

We are so pleased to have AbbieAnne to join us all the way from Cornwall. Get ready for all things arty, mixed media and much more!!

Spend a fun day with AbbieAnne exploring shadow applique as a technique to make 'arty' quilts. AbbieAnne will truly inspire you! She'll also help you explore your own creative ideas and help you bring them to life. AbbieAnne is fun and vibrant and will leave you feeling inspired and full of arty quilt ideas1

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Machine Trapunto with Jacquie Gale - Friday 30th June 10am-4pm £30 plus materials

Trapunto is a technique that involves inserting extra stuffing to add depth and impact to a certain part of a quilting design. Using the magic ingredient of soluble thread, designs for machine trapunto start larger and rely on free machine quilting to divide the stuffed areas. In the workshop you will learn basic trapunto techniques whilst working on a sample block but beware that this technique is addictive!

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Carpenter's Wheel Quilt - with Tanya - Monday 3rd July 2017 10am-4pm £25 plus materials

This is a lovely quick quilting using half square triangles. Made using the Strip Tubing technique you've wip this up in now time at all. This is a reasonable lap size but you can experiment and add another 'wheel' to make it bigger if you wish.  A perfect quilt to show of a few special fabrics or go to town and make it scrappy! Suitable for all! 

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Long Arm Quilting - Demo - Wednesday 5th July 2017 and Wed 2nd Aug 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 (Please reserve a place in advance so we can ensure everyone gets to play! 1/2hr sessions will be allocated between 10am and 12)

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 Scissor Case Workshop - with Fran , Saturday 8th July 10am-12.30 £10 plus materials 

Treat your trusty scissors to they very on handmade case! The perfect way to make sure other family members know your scissors are just for sewing! Spend a fun morning sewing a go home with a lovely scissor case. Different size options available 

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Thread Tidy with Fran - Saturday 22nd July 2017 10am-1pm £10 plus materials

I don't know about you but I'm a messy sewer, I'm always leaving threads and scraps everywhere so I definitely need one of these thread tidy/pincushion combos by my sewing machine. Spend a fun morning making another accesory for your sewing room

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 Foundation Pieced Tulip Cushion - With Kate Percival Friday 28th July 2017 10am - 4pm £40 plus materials

In this workshop you learn all about foundatio piecing and create two lovely paper Foundation Piecing designs, a row of tulips and a super easy technique for making Flying Geese to achieve sharp, accurate points with every 'goose'. Put the designs together and you have a lovely Table mat, runner, cushion front or a fabulous quilt border. 

Spend a fun and relaxing day creating something beautiful! 

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 Twisted Rail Fence Quilt - with Tanya - Friday 18th August 10am - 4pm £25 plus materials


A perfect quilt for beginners or more experienced quilters alike. This is a fun and speedy quilt which uses colour to create an optical illusion! 

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 Disappearing 9 Patch - With Tanya - Thurs 24th August 10am-4pm £25 plus materials 

This is an oldy but a goody! if you've not made one before then why not join us for a fun workshop. This is the perfect project for showing off some feature fabrics you really love or for using up a charm pack (pack of 5inch squares) with just a few colours or perhaps try using scraps to make a more complicated design. Endless possibilities! 

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 Looking ahead.......

After the popularity of last year's class we are really please to announce that Wendy Dolan is returning to teach 2 separate one day classes on Thurs 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017

Thurs 21st September - Creative Machine Embroidery - 10am-4pm £45 plus materials. This is a repeat of the very popular workshop Wendy taught here last year. Learn how to set up your machine for freehand machine embroidery and ‘draw’ with your thread. Develop control of your machine and create exciting textures and patterns which can be translated into pictures, hangings, cushions, clothing and accessories. Create a small landscape picture. (includes a small amount of painting) 

Friday 22nd September - Machine Embroidered Flowers - 10am-4pm £45 plus materials develop your machine embroidery skills further and spend the day with Wendy exploring techniques for machine embroidered flowers 

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 Twirling Stars with Jennie Rayment - Wed October 11th 2017 10am - 4pm £45 plus materials

We are so pleased to welcome Jennie back to teach her brand new class 'Twirling Stars'. Jennie is an internationally renowned tutor famous for her work in fabric manipulation and a regular demonstrator on Create and Craft. 

Explore Intriguing, yet simple designs from squares and rectangles. Play with shape and form then roll and fold to create a delightful textured starry block. Make one with a scalloped border embellished with Trumpets or go large and make four with or without a scalloped Trumpet border.  For quilts. cushions, wallhangings and bags, this new class from Foldy Rolly Patchwork Pzzazz is a wow. Ideal for all abilities. It’s a tactile twiddle for fiddly fingers!

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Giant Japanese Folded Cushion with Sue Rhodes - DATE to BE CONFIRMED 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

 

 

 Due to Illness this class was postponed last term, we will be rearranging it so if you are interested in joining do let us know. We will be confirming the date ASAP 

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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 - Dates to suit please get in touch

 

 

 

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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 5th May 2017

Fri 2nd June 2017

Fri 7th July 2017

Fri 4th August 2017

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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 littlehouseofpatchwork@gmail.com

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