Patchwork Classes and Workshops
Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are not currently running any of our groups or workshops. However we have already run one very successful online class and are working on a selection of new ones. As soon as we feel it is safe to do so we will restart 'face to face' 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)
14th Jan 2020
16th Jan 2020
(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)
8th Jan 2020
11th Jan 2020
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 29th Nov
Fri 10th Jan 2020
Fri 7th Feb
Fri 13th March
Fri 3rd April
Redwork and Sashiko Classes
Sat 7th Dec 2019, Sat 18th Jan 2020, Sat 15th Feb 2020, Sat 14th March 2020, Sat 25th April 2020
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 2nd Dec, Mon 13th Jan 2020, Mon 10th Feb, Mon 9th March, Mon 6th April- 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!
STRIP TUBE CLUB!
Thurs 28th Nov, Thurs 12th Dec, 9th Jan 2020, 6th Feb 2020, 5th March 2020, 2nd April 2020 10am-1pm £12 per session, plus materials
We are massive fans of the Cozy Quilt designs 'Strip Tube' Ruler and we know that lots of you have enjoyed using it too! We decided it was time for a Strip Tube Club! Once a month we will be showing you new blocks and ideas that can be done with this fantastic ruler! So why not bring your ruler along and get sewing! If you're new to strip tubing then don't worry! We are the main stockist of this brilliant ruler here in the UK!!
10am-1pm £12 per session plus materials
Wed 15th Jan 2020, Wed 12th Feb, Web 25th March, Wed 22nd April
Always end up leaving your Christmas Sewing until it's too late? Then why not join our monthly Christmas Sewing group! Have some guaranteed time every month to work on projects for Christmas. We will be making suggestions of things to make as decorations and gifts but you can also use the dedicated time to make all those lovely handmade gifts you've been thinking about but never get around to! (It doesn't need to actually be festive either)
Project Linus Day
Wed 26th Feb 2020 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.
Jennie Rayment Returns!!
Friday 28th Feb 2020 - Blazing Star Workshop
or Wed 8th April 2020 - Beautiful Boxes workshop
10am-4pm £45 per day plus materials
Workshops with Gail Lawther
Wed 29th Jan 2020 - Beach Comber Cushions
Wed 11th March 2020- Catch of the Day
10am - 4pm £45 per day plus materials
2 brand new workshops from Gail Lawther's latest collection! Using a variety of applique and quilting techiqnues and beautiful embellishments you'll create one of these stunning designs or develop your own ideas with Gail's guidance
Know Your Sewing Machine - with Fran
Tues 21st Jan 2020 (Know your machine), or Tues 18th Feb (Sewing Machine Feet),
Tues 31st March (Sewing Machine Stitches) , Tues 28th April (Advanced Stitches - You need to have done part 1 first) 10am-12.30 £12 per session
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
Machine Applique - with Fran
Tues 7th January 2020 10am-12.30 £12 plus materials
Spend the morning with Fran learning how to set your machine up for machine applique. We won't be making the dinosaur project, picture for inspiration, but Fran will show you how to applique shapes and the variety of different stitches you can use to finish your beautiful designs. Perfect for those who have never tried applique but would like to have a go!
Lace Star! Quilt Along
Mon 27th Jan, Mon 24th Feb, Mon 23rd March, Mon 20th April
10am-1pm £15 per session plus materials (as well as fabric you will need a copy of the quilt along book £13.00)
We ran this Quilt along a couple of years ago and the quilts produced were stunning! This is a quilt along project designed by the Cozy Quilt Company and makes good use of the Strip Tube ruler to make a variety of different blocks! finished size approx 80x80
Origami Block Quilt with Fran
Tues 4th Feb 2020- 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Back by popular demand! This quilt is so much fun. It uses a lovely folded block and with a variety of options for fabric placement you can make beautiful variations!
Charm Square Bag - with Tanya
Fri 14th Feb 10am-4pm £35
This is a fun bag using 5 inch squares so perfect for charm packs or using up you stash. It's light enough you could fold it up and take out with you just in case you need it and can save on the plastic too! It's also reversible! Spend St Valentines day making a really useful bag!
Doube Star Quilt - with Tanya
Thurs 20th Feb 2020 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Another great quilt from the Cozy Quilt Company! This quilt uses the brilliant strip tube ruler! if you haven't used one before you'll love it. It makes accurate piecing easy and you'll be producing gorgeous quilts in no time!!! In this workshop we will be making the double star quilt featured in Cozy Quilt Designs Strip Tubing book. (The Book and ruler are available in store for you to look at, try out and purchase if you wish)
Thread Tidy and Pin Cushion with Fran
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 10am-2pm £20
The perfect accessory for your sewing room or to bring to class. Spend the day with Fran making a thread tidy/pin cushion in your favourite fabrics!
Hawaiian Quilting - with Lesley
Tues 17th March 2020 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Spend a relaxing day with Lesley learning the traditional art of Hawaiian quilt making. Using a mixture of hand sewing and machine quilt as you go techiques you could make a beautiful hawaiian quilt like the one above or perhaps start with something smaller like a cushion
Tumbling Charms Quilt - with Tanya
Thurs 19th March 2020 - 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Picture to follow
The quickest quilt you'll ever make! You'll need a charm pack and a background fabric. Using chain piecing techniques you'll wip up a quilt by teatime!
Spring Fling Quilt - with Tanya
Fri 27th March 2020 - 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
A lovely modern quilt perfect for using up scraps or making a feature of some beautiful fabrics you just can't resist. The beauty of this project is that it uses large pieces of each fabric so you can make a real feature of a stunning fabric rather than cutting up. Play around with background colours too for a variety of effects, Black and grey work really well!
Trip around the World Quilt - With Fran
Thurs 16th April 2020 - 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
Here's a sneak peak of this beautiful quilt in the making using our gorgeous Liberty Quilting cottons! Spend the day with Fran and make your own stunning trip around the world quilt the easy way!
Easy Peasy Strippy Quilt - with Tanya
Fri 17th April 2020 10am-4pm £35 plus materials
This strippy quilt is great fun! cut all the pieces, throw them in a bag and then pick at random! Use fat quarters or scraps. Our sample uses beautiful liberty quilting cotton. A nice relaxed day making a quilt that doesn't need too much brain power. The trick with this one is lots of different fabrics to give it interest and colour!
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 ........