Workshops

All courses are held in our workshop below the shop, with six sewing machines, tables, cutting boards and ironing boards.  Kitchen and bathroom facilities also.

 A variety of courses for a range of abilities:

  • hand quilting
  • machine quilting
  • free motion quilting
  • applique
  • paper piecing
  • dressmaking/corsetry
  • get to know your machine

After easter light lunch, cake, tea and coffee will be included, provided by the lovely aJuliets Cafe. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements.

Fabric and patterns are not included in workshop price unless specified.

Workshops won’t be refunded unless the entire class is cancelled.

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August 2019

County Claire or Strafford Manor Workshop with Judy Newman

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£150 Sold out

Judy Newman from Melbourne Australia has been quilting and sharing her love of the craft for many years making an array of beautiful quilts. Her use of fabric is inspiring and her colours are dreamy. Judy is a generous and talented teacher who will encourage you to use your fabrics in a way you never thought possible! Templates will be available to buy in store. Price of course includes an afternoon tea from the lovely Juliet's Cafe. Her book "Quilts…

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Margaret Mew Merrow Croft Workshop

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£150 Sold out

Workshop Description Merrow Croft continues Margaret’s passion for Medallion Quilts. Here she combines her joy of hand piecing and hand applique once again, in a charming new quilt in a fresh and pretty palette… but always with those splashes of her favourite teals and browns. The pattern for this brand new quilt will be available as a Quiltmania Booklet publication in mid-2019. Enjoy a class with Margaret and learn the techniques for accurate hand piecing the curved centre block… or…

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Arlington Square Workshop

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£100 Sold out

‘Emma Mary was taught to sew at the tender age of 8 and is thrilled to be coming to the UK to teach her first published quilt with Quiltmania, Arlington Square. A lover of scrap busting quilts, hand piecing and keeping warm in the winter, Emma will show you how to let loose with colour and perfect your hand piecing technique.’ Arlington Square pattern included, please bring basic sewing kit. Light lunch and cake supplied by Juliet's cafe. Have a…

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September 2019

Free-motion Embroidery, Level 1

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£75 3 tickets left

Free-motion Machine Embroidery and Textile Art, with Katie Essam Explore a new, exciting and freeing way to use your sewing machine, drawing with thread. Enter the world of textile art; learn to create beautiful pieces and find a new use for your fabric stash! Learn top tips enabling you to master accuracy and control with your free stitching. Develop your ability to interpret an image, sketch or photo onto gorgeous textile art. Combine the techniques of appliqué and free-motion machine…

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Appliqué Workshop

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70 4 tickets left

Tracy will be teaching Appliqué On the day she will show you how to do needle turn appliqué. A traditional method. Using Frezzer paper to make templates. You will also learn how to make perfect circles and bias strips. She will run though what threads to use, needles and fabric choices. She’ll have a few basic designs for you to learn with, and give you ideas of what you can sew next. You will need: Background fabric, a low volume…

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October 2019

Herringbone Quilt Workshop

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 9th November 2019 at 10:00 am

£140 Sold out

Taught by lovely Carolyn Forster. A two day course on the 5th October and 9th of November. Herringbone Quilt as You Go Quilt Quilt size: 60in x60in Block size: 12in x12in finished Using a machine pieced ‘quilt as you stitch’ technique we sew the patchwork to the backing and wadding in one go. The blocks are then enhanced with hand embroidery of Big Stitch quilting or you can machine embroider or quilt. Then the blocks are stitched together giving you…

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My First Quilt

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 12th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 19th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December 2019 at 10:00 am

£200 Sold out

Woven Throw Patchwork Quilt: Beginners course Learn to stitch a patchwork quilt on your sewing machine. Everything is covered from cutting the fabric to stitching a quilt top and how to quilt and bind it. Perfect for someone just starting out into the world of patchwork, The design looks like a woven fabric, hence the quilts name. The ‘weft’ fabric adds some coordination to the quilt, and gives it a striking woven like appearance. Quilt size: 54in x 69in Block…

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November 2019

My First Quilt

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 5th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 12th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 19th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December 2019 at 10:00 am

£200

Woven Throw Patchwork Quilt: Beginners course Learn to stitch a patchwork quilt on your sewing machine. Everything is covered from cutting the fabric to stitching a quilt top and how to quilt and bind it. Perfect for someone just starting out into the world of patchwork, The design looks like a woven fabric, hence the quilts name. The ‘weft’ fabric adds some coordination to the quilt, and gives it a striking woven like appearance. Quilt size: 54in x 69in Block…

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Herringbone Quilt Workshop

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 9th November 2019 at 10:00 am

£140

Taught by lovely Carolyn Forster. A two day course on the 5th October and 9th of November. Herringbone Quilt as You Go Quilt Quilt size: 60in x60in Block size: 12in x12in finished Using a machine pieced ‘quilt as you stitch’ technique we sew the patchwork to the backing and wadding in one go. The blocks are then enhanced with hand embroidery of Big Stitch quilting or you can machine embroider or quilt. Then the blocks are stitched together giving you…

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My First Quilt

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 5th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 12th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 19th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December 2019 at 10:00 am

£200

Woven Throw Patchwork Quilt: Beginners course Learn to stitch a patchwork quilt on your sewing machine. Everything is covered from cutting the fabric to stitching a quilt top and how to quilt and bind it. Perfect for someone just starting out into the world of patchwork, The design looks like a woven fabric, hence the quilts name. The ‘weft’ fabric adds some coordination to the quilt, and gives it a striking woven like appearance. Quilt size: 54in x 69in Block…

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