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.
(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 25th Jan 2019
Fri 22nd Feb
Fri 22nd March
Redwork and Sashiko Classes
Saturday 19th Jan 2019, Saturday 16th Feb, Sat 16th March, Sat 13th April
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.
Heirloom Wall hanging Group - with Lesley
Mon 14th Jan 2019, Mon 11th Feb 2019, Mon 11th March 2019, Mon 8th April 2019 - 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.
Bargello Cushions - with Suzanne
Thurs 10th Jan 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Learn the technique of Bargello and make a gorgeous cushion or 6, its rather addictive!!
Spring Fling Quilt - with Tanya
Wed 16th Jan 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 - Delve into Dresden and Grandmother's Fan
Friday 18th Jan 2019 or Friday 1st March 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 'Dresden and Grandmother's Fan' 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 the Dresden plate and the grandmother's fan blocks have to offer 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.
'Quilt As You Go' Table Runner - with Tanya
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Come and spend a fun day sewing and go home with a gorgeous table runner. This product uses pre-printed wadding, a fantastic new product which we will be stocking in the new year. 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, £9.99 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!
Know Your Sewing Machine
Wed 30th Jan or Mon 25th Feb 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
New Gail Lawther 'Noah's Ark' Workshop
Sat 2nd Feb or Wed 27th Feb 2019 10am til 4pm £45 plus materials
Aren't these just gorgeous! These are brand new for Gail and we are so pleased to have her back to teach this lovely project.Gail is the queen of Applique and once you've done one of her classes you'll be coming back for more. With a host of animals to choose from, you can make your Noah's ark truly unique. We've also been able to arrange a Saturday date too so we can offer this lovely class to those of you who are unable to join us in the week. Gail's classes are always popular so if you'd like to join us please get in touch
Hidden Wells Quilt - With Suzanne
Wed 13th Feb 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
We ran this workshop last term and the results were absolute stunning!!. 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!
Foundation Piecing 'Spring Wall Hanging' - with Tanya
Tues 5th March 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Foundation piecing is brilliant technique that gives perfect points and enables to you piece awkward shapes and fiddling bits! It's highly satisfying and produces impressive results. Its also perfect for using up scraps which is a real bonus! Join Tanya and make this beautiful Spring Wall hanging!
Bean Bags with Tanya
Thurs 7th March 2019 10am -1pm £15 plus materials
Perfect for children to watch tv or relax and read a book! Spend a fun morning whipping up a gorgeous bean bag seat in their favourite colour or design. Designed for reclining, my son loves his and I'm sure your little ones will too. (to give you a sense of scale he is 7 and tall and isn't really a power ranger!)
Lovely Landscapes with Suzanne
Friday 8th March 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
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!
'Sloth Quilt' with Tanya
Tues 19th March 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
This lovely quilt is featured in a brilliant little book called 'Jiffy Quick Quilts' available in store. Its great for making a real feature of a special fabric. Our in store sample was made for a Sloth lover but the possibilities are endless. Suitable for beginners as well as the more experenced quilter
Bag making with Fran
Thurs 21st March 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
I love these bags! designed by Sally Ablett for Lewis and Irene to show off their gorgeous fabrics, we've run this workshop a couple of times in the last couple of years.! A sample of the bag is hanging in the shop. Its my beach bag so its pretty safe this time of the year! Fran's made a few variations now on size etc for you to try. Come and spend the day making one of your own so you'll be ready when the sunshine comes!
'Free Machine Quilting' with Jacquie Gale
Wed 27th March 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
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!
'10min Origami Block Quilt' with Fran
Friday 29th March 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!
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!
Disappearing 4 patch quilt with Tanya
Thurs 18th April 2019 10am -4pm £35 plus materials
A great alternative to the disappearing nine patch quilt! This is a lovely project for beginners and experienced quilters alike. This gorgeous example was made by one of our Thursday Quilt group ladies, Sheila. Isn't it lovely!
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]
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