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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Handstitching Workshops Start This Autumn

Preparing for Quilting Classes...

I am really excited about the quilting and hand stitching Workshops that I am teaching in the Autumn here in Derbyshire. 

The programme was launched two weeks ago and I am busy here getting everything ready for the course. It starts on Thursday 3rd October at The Beetroot Tree Art Gallery in the beautiful village of Draycott, five minutes off the M1, J25. Places are limited, so you get the most out of the course.

I love to stitch using colours and texture. This quilt square is to be framed or mounted. The cotton one behind it is less decorative and can be washed
A bit more about the course...

What is a memory quilt keepsake?

You know how we all have bits of fabrics in our sewing boxes that have a special meaning and we want to  keep hold of them? Or we want to create a gift for a big occasion using fabrics and perhaps lace that reminds someone of a special time? Well these memory quilt squares can be made to feature that memory fabric in the middle of the piece. If you want to make the quilt squares with  new fabrics in a pattern that's fine too. The course is inspired by your fabrics and ideas.

How many will I make?

This is up to you and your end design. You need to make two blocks using the Cathedral Windows technique to hold the decorative fabric in the middle. You can make a lot of little ones or  fewer bigger ones. 


What can I make?

Your end design is up to you, as the blocks don't have any seams to stitch up, you can stitch blocks together to make a bag, quilt or frame your precious fabrics for generations to come.

What techniques will we cover?

We will cover the Cathedral Windows quilting technique, hand applique, embroidery and cross stitch, hand fabric printing and beading. It is up to you which techniques you use in your work.
This memory square was inspired by my Wedding dress


For more information on  Workshops visit my website.

 If you have any questions, please contact me samanthaschofield@hotmail.co.uk and I will be happy to help.

I would love to know your quilting stories...

Have a happy Bank Holiday (in the UK)




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