It's been a while! I have some changes to the class list posted earlier in the year, some additions and a couple of date changes as life does it's thing and gets in the way!
So this is the list as it stands now, subject to change but hopefully not.
JAPANESE FOLDED PATCHWORK SUNDAY 18th MAY
This is a technique class. At the end of the day you will have something similar to this picture to make into something lovely, Brioni will have some ideas for you and we have a gorgeous bag on display as an example.You will need a hand sewing kit as there is very little machine work (we'll have a couple of machines set up to use on the day) pen, pencil, ruler, glue stick, iron plus mini board or pad if you have one and your lunch.
Cost: £30 for the day includes all fabrics.
SPIDERWEB PATCHWORK SUNDAY 8th and 15th JUNE
Come along and learn the very satisfying technique of the spiderweb block. You will need your own machine and to know how to use it, usual sewing supplies, rotary cutter mat and ruler and your lunch. All fabrics are included in the price of the class. At the end of the two days you will have a pile of blocks to do something fabulous with!
ENGLISH PAPER PIECING SUNDAY 6th JULY
BAG CLASS SUNDAY 20th JULY
PIcture to follow. This is a new class to make a large bag which is perfect for your cutting mat and all your class supplies. All fabrics and wadding included in price of class. You will need your own machine, sewing supplies, mat cutter and ruler and also your walking foot and / or free motion quilting foot depending on how you want to quilt the bag. Don't forget your lunch!
BEGINNERS QUILT CLASS SUNDAY 14th and 21st SEPTEMBER
This is a great class teaching all the techniques from start to finish. Cutting, piecing, basting, quilting and binding. You will make a version of the pattern above with a choice of many different kits, everything included in the price of the class. If you've done beginners before you can still do this class, different pattern, different piecing techniques, same great bargain kit! Kit is worth over £65 and includes top quality fabrics, 100 per cent cotton wadding.
You will need your own machine and to know how to use it, basic sewing supplies, rotary cutter, mat and ruler (don't worry if you don't have these yet we have some to borrow if needs be and of course we have them in stock if you decide to buy) you will also need your lunch. For day two you MUST HAVE A WALKING FOOT for your machine. This is essential.
At the end of the class you will have a finished quilt (or almost, maybe a little binding to finish by hand) and you will have all the knowledge you need to go off and make your own quilts!
SLASHED NINE PATCH PATCHWORK SUNDAY 5th and 12th OCTOBER
Picture to follow. This is a technique class. At the end of the two days you will have a pile of blocks to make something fabulous with! You will need your own machine and to know how to use it, sewing supplies, rotary cutter mat and ruler and your lunch. All fabric is included in the cost of the class.
More details to follow.
PETALS CLASS SUNDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
This is a class that teaches many techniques so is very useful for future projects as well as making something great on the day! Half squares triangles, raw edge appliqué, using fusible bonding and quilting. At the end of the class you will have a piece like the picture above, approx 18 inches which would make a great cushion, or you might choose to make many of these and have it as a full size quilt. The quilt Brioni made is in the shop for you to see. You will need your own machine, sewing supplies, darning foot (free motion quilting foot) rotary cutter mat and ruler. And your lunch. Cost of class includes all fabric and wadding.
FREE MOTION QUILTING SUNDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
Please see examples in the shop. This one day class teaches the techniques involved in free motion quilting. Don't be scared now! You will need your own machine and you MUST have a free motion quilting foot (darning foot) for your machine, please check it fits before you come to class. Please bring sewing kit and your lunch. All fabrics included.
All classes run in the shop from 9.30am to 4pm. Your place is booked by payment in full in advance please. For classes more than 1 month in advance please call us to add your name to the class list. We will let you know when it's time to pay although you can (and a lot of customers do) pay at any time in advance to be sure of getting a place. A lot of our classes are oversubscribed.
Our teacher is Brioni Greenberg. One of the founder members of Fat Quarterly online magazine for modern sewists. A published author and a great and inspirational teacher. Google her to see her beautiful work. Her books are available to buy in all the usual places and many of her quilts are on display here in the shop at the moment.
Please email me if you need any further information about the classes firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a place or add your name to the list for any future classes call us on 0113 2362570 or call in to the shop. Examples of almost everything can be seen and drooled over in the shop!
Hope to have you with us soon!