A fun class for all levels. Improve your skills while making friends.
If you're new to patchwork and quilting then you might want to make the Piecing Together sampler quilt (as shown) which is designed to teach the basics to beginners in easy stages. You start with methods for cutting fabric accurately and achieving accurate quarter-inch seams on your sewing machine, then work through several piecing techniques to create the 9 blocks. Then you learn how to construct your quilt top, and finally how to layer and machine quilt it.
If you would prefer to make a different quilt then the teachers will help you to achieve the best result you can. Intermediates are welcome to bring along any project they wish and the teachers can offer a wide variety of suggestions and patterns.
The classes are lead by one of two teachers:
I have been quilting since 1991, when I joined Market Bosworth Quilters to learn what to do with a panel of hand-sewn patchwork. I was very quickly addicted! I learned mostly through making specific patterns at workshops and retreats, but might have progressed quicker with a more structured ‘course’, which is what I try to offer.
I have been very lucky to win three awards: a third and a second place at the Uttoxeter quilt show, and the Visitors’ Choice Cup at MBQ annual exhibition in 2014 - terrific highs!
My background is in Art & Design, but I ended up teaching English. I retired in 2007, and eventually began to work with a group of four very patient 'guinea-pigs’, honing the structure of the course for the 'Piecing Together' quilt. This was then further refined over five years at The Bramble Patch in Weedon.
My love of making quilts is undiminished, but now, almost as much, I enjoy helping new quilters to 'get hooked' and watching their pride and confidence grow. Making friends while playing with colour and pattern - what is there to beat it?!
Having sewed all her life, Hilary started quilting seriously 26 years ago. Since retirement, Hilary has increased her teaching commitments which involve the festival of quilts and covers a wide range of activities such as embroidery and textile art.