Patchwork Classes and Workshops

 

 

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QUILT CLASSES

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]

 

QUILT GROUPS

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

Fortnightly 10m-1pm

£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.

Monday

1st April

15th April

29th April

13th May

10th June

24th June

8th July

22nd July

5th Aug

19th Aug

 

NEW!!! Monday Afternoon Group!

1pm to 4pm £8  

(or come for the morning too and pay £14 for the whole day)

29th April

13th May

10th June

24th June

8th July

22nd July

5th Aug

19th Aug

 

Tues AM

 9th April

23rd April

7th May

21st May

4th June

18th June

2nd July

16th July

30th July

13th Aug

20th Aug 

 

Thursday AM

 11th April

25th April

9th May

23rd May

6th June

20th June

4th July

18th July

1st Aug

15th Aug

22nd Aug

 (advance booking is required as spaces are limited)

 

BEGINNERS QUILT GROUP

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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!

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 (payment for the 1st 2 sessions is required in advance. The following sessions can be paid for at the end of each session)

Wednesday AM

 3rd April

17th April

1st May

15th May

29th May

12th June

26th June

10th July

24th July

7th Aug

21st Aug

 

Saturday AM

 6th April

4th May

18th May

1st June

15th June

29th June

13th July

27th July

10th Aug

 

Sewing Club  

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

with Pauline

 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!

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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! 

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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

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 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)

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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

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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! 

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'Quilt As You Go' Table Runner - with Tanya

Thurs 16th May 2019 10am-4pm £35 plus materials

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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!

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'Giant Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt' with Tanya

Fri 24th May 10am-4pm £35 plus materials 

 

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(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

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RSPB 'Near to Nature' Mini Quilt Competition Sewing Day

Thurs 30th May 10am-4pm FREE

 

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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

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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)

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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 

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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

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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!! 

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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

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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!! 

 

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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!

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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! 

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Jennie Rayment - Japanese Folded Patchwork and Cathedral Windows

Friday 14th June 2019 or Friday 5th July 2019 10am-4pm £45 plus materials

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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

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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

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QUILTING RETREATS

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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 ........