I love teaching and passing on my knowledge. I have tutored on most traditional techniques and my personalisled machine applique and curved piecing methods. I especially enjoy showing new beginners the basics and watching them grow into great quilters, finding there own techniques they love to do. I tend to start simple and small and then progress into more challenging projects.
I have always loved to stitch whether it be traditional or arty. I also have experience in fabric dyeing and colour studies, soya wax resist and surface design and would be happy to discuss this also.
I have placed a deposit on a gammill longarm machine and look forward to advancing my free motion quilting.
See below for a class list.
Note: If you let me know your requirements I would be happy to tailor courses to suit any abilities.
Come and have a day of play with thickened dye using all the odd tools you find in your house to make marks and layer your cloth.
Machine Quilting from the beginning to Stippling and those feathers*
Meandering, micro stippling infill feathers and various other background quilting designs.
Christmas Tree Wallhanging*
A fast way to make a lovely Christmas gift for the festive season this is a New Zealand design with permission from designer to teach. Pattern £10.
Another NZ design showing you a simple way of doing stained glass windows.Pattern £10
12 different Christmas blocks to make either a large Christmas quilt or small wallhanging this is a fun process and you wont be able to make just one as all your friends will want one.
Make an exciting this can be from a photo of yours landscape to impress your friends. While learning new techniques along the way. this is a new way with applique.
Gift for a friend visiting London. Techniques included fabric weaving machine appliqué from behind, statin stitching, machine quilting (if you progress to this stage)
Fun Stars and Flying Geese*
This is a fast fun pattern with lots of techniques it looks great in Christmas colours too
Different ways to make these lovely useful gifts. In any size you wish and embellish to your hearts content.
Jelly Rolls 4X4*
A Jelly Roll and fat quarters quilt a great way to use up scrap bag too. It is not complicated either just fast and fun.
This design has been making a comeback and is visually complicated but rather easy when you get the process and you get perfect points.
Fabric Weaving *
A fun class which gives you a chance to use up all those scraps and make a cushion top weaving your fabric to create your own design.
A touch of colour Bento Box. *
This is a simple variation of log cabin and is fun to use lots of scraps in lights and darks.
Curves Curves and more curves **
I will take you through the painless process of improvisational piecing curves and straight lineswith no pins, great for making 6 to eight place mats to decorate any table.
Learn to design your own block*
Learn how to draft and design your own block and turn it into an original quilt. You can do this using drafting paper. But if you have a paint program on your computer it is fast.
A fun way to create a special postcard to send away.
Quilt as you go*
Fast and fun table runner. easy in a day.
a mordern quilt with Jelly roll strips.
Why not come up with a technique your group would like to learn and I will show you how to do it.
I also do one to one classes for the beginner and take you through the whole process of making your
Classes £140 plus mileage
Talk £95 + mileage 'My Journey as a Kiwi Quilter from my first embroidery to now'
* Just starting out patchwork
** have made quilts and want more
*** you’ve got it and want to move on.