New Patchwork Classes for 2018

Yesterday we had a fantastic patchwork class with Mandy Munroe using the fantastic Sew and Slash technique; just look how pleased these ladies are with their new quilt tops!

They all had a brilliant day and are now raring to go on more of Mandy’s fabulous workshops, so this week we thought we’d showcase all of her classes so that you can see just what we get up to when she’s in the shop for the day.

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Beginner’s Patchwork – £75.00
Learn the basic elements of patchwork piecing in this simple class that promises to get you hooked on patchworking. Mandy will help you choose appropriate colours and patterns for your project which will see you get to grips with sewing both squares and triangles.
10.30am – 3.30pm 8th March 2018

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Sew and Slash Patchwork – £75.00
Create an unusual quilt top with this clever take on traditional patchworking. Again Mandy will help you with choosing your prints and get you started on making a fantastic looking project.
10.30am – 3.30pm 29th March 2018

Quilting and Binding Workshop – £50.00
Bring a small project to this class, such as a lap quilt, runner or cushion front and learn how to quilt. Mandy will show you how to straight line quilt, trim and apply binding, giving your piece a properly finished look. Machines with walking feet will be provided in the class.
10.30am – 3.30pm 1st February 2018

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Abstract Free Form Cutting – £75.00
Have you seen the February issue of Popular Patchwork Magazine? Mandy will be teaching the cutting and sewing technique used for this quilt. This academy workshop was a sell out at Festival of Quilts three years running!
10.30am – 3.30pm 26th April 2018

All classes include fabric (excluding the Quilting and Binding class); for more information, please pop into the shop or call 01233 612278. Places must be booked in advance, and can be secured with a 50% deposit.

 

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Summer Patchwork Classes with Mandy Munroe

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This July sees the return of renowned quilter Mandy Munroe as she heads back to Emporia once more to take a series of patchwork quilt classes. Having had her quilts shown in exhibitions around the world and her designs published in the likes of Popular Patchwork, Mandy has become a big name in the quilting arena, making her classes extremely popular with learners and more experienced sewers alike. So if you’ve ever fancied learning to quilt or upping your patchwork game, now is the time!

Kicking off a whole month of patchwork fun, the first class to take place is the Beginner’s Patchwork on Saturday 11th July. Here’s your chance to learn the basics from a professional and tackle cutting simple squares with a rotary cutter before you discover how to build your first four blocks. Taking place over four hours, this is an ideal way to get comfy with the basic construction and sewing principles involved in creating your first quilt – ideal for complete newbies and perfect as a refresher for those who may not have undertake any quilting in a while. The class costs £50.00 per person and includes four fat quarters of fabric from our huge selection.

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The second class run by Mandy over the summer is her Log Cabin Birds session. Here you can expand on your knowledge of basic piecing by creating simple birds using Log Cabin style construction. A chance to learn a brand new approach, this class is suitable for novice quilters and those with a little more experience. The session takes place on Tuesday 21st July 2015, and costs £50.00 per person, which includes fabrics.

Rounding off our patchwork and quilter’s month on Thursday 30th July, the final class is the Sew and Slash session which is a much freer version of patchwork than using the standard blocks. This creative class is perfect for intermediate level patchworkers or ambitious beginners who have some experience of quilting, as it involves being confident with your fabric placement and sewing without a pattern. On the day you will have enough time to create a fantastic quilt top, measuring around 40″ x 54″. The class costs £50.00 per person and includes fabric.

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The dates for the classes are:
Beginner’s Patchwork – 10am – 3pm Saturday 11th July 2015
Only two spaces left!

Log Cabin Birds – 10am – 3pm Tuesday 21st July 2015
Three spaces left for this class.

Sew and Slash – 10am – 3pm Thursday 30th July 2015.
Three spaces left for this class.

If you would like to book a place on any of Mandy Munroe patchwork and quilting classes, give us a ring on 01233 612278 for more information.

And to celebrate our three fantastic quilting classes and the return of the lovely Mandy to the shop, we’ll be offering quilters a special discount throughout July – keep your eyes peeled for more information nearer the time.