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Creative Quilting Course

Creative quilting 6 week morning course with Mary McGeown

  • Starts 15 Jun
  • 120 British pounds
  • London Road

Available spots

Service Description

Creative Quilting Course This 6 week course focuses on your individual quilt design and layout using the 'strip piecing' technique by either hand or machine to create a quilt or quilted piece to your own design. Learn to design your own quilt and learn the stages of quilt making from start to finish including; • Fabric choices - why it matters • Cutting accurately with scissors or rotary cutter • ‘Strip Piecing’ fabric • Making a quilt sandwich • Sashing & Borders - whys and wherefores • Stitching choices - levels of embellishment • Finishing, Binding of Quilt • Quilt care We will gain inspiration with quiltings rich history by referencing the work of the Gees Bend and Amish Quilting communities and other artists to consider the importance of observation, pattern and colour in our design choices. In particular exploring different traditional patterns such as ‘log cabin’ or ‘housetop’ and the use of dark and light tones to create impact. Progress on your quilting project will depend on many things - how ambitious, detailed, or time rich you are, but you will be guided by Mary the whole way! The taster class for this course on 15th June is a good way to explore if this approach suits you - plan and think through your design choices in preparation for the summer course. Sewing skills level: basic You can choose between hand sewing or machine sewing, but if you choose machine sewing you’ll need to know the basics of using a sewing machine. What you need to bring • Sketchbook & pencil for notes • Fabric - cotton or polyester works well; No stretchy fabric or silk ( silk requires extra effort on all levels..) • Neutral cotton thread; small scissors • Some fabric will be available to buy if needed ----- Your Tutor Mary McGeown is a quilt maker and textile artist now based in St Leonards with over twenty years experience of making and tutoring this wonderful craft; Founder of Craft Studio Number 57Handmade & Associate Tutor with The Good Life Centre; London Initially drawn to this creative medium by a love of colour and pattern, her personal practice has involved both traditional and contemporary quilt making, with a deep connection to its origins and history, More info at Insta: @57_handmade --- 6 x Saturdays 10:30am- 12:30 pm 15th June 22nd June (week off) 6th July 13th July 20th July 27th July at Bus Stop Studios

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please note our classes are mostly aimed for adults. Please get in touch to ask if you are unsure. Our classes are non refundable. Due our small class sizes it is very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances. T&Cs Terms & Conditions • You can book places on our classes, workshops and events on our website or in person at Bus Stop Studios, 53 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AY • Places are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of booking in order to reserve your place. • Bookings and payments will be confirmed by email. • The materials and tools needed for each class varies, so please refer to the course description but don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries. • If you are unable to attend a class, workshop or event you may send someone else in your place. You must let us know the name of the attendee prior to the class, workshop or event taking place. • Confirmed & paid bookings are not eligible for payment refunds. • You can transfer to another class, workshop or event or receive a credit note if you notify us at least 14 days before the date of the class, workshop or event you are booked on to attend. • In exceptional circumstances, where we may have to cancel one of our advertised classes, workshops or events, you will be offered a full refund. • If a class, workshop or event is cancelled our liability is solely for the cost of the booking fee, not for any other costs you may have incurred such as materials you may have purchased in advance, travel costs or accommodation. • Attendees at our classes, workshops and events are not permitted to use any of our instruction sheets, photography or designs for their own classes or other commercial concerns.

Contact Details

  • Bus Stop Studios, London Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea, UK

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