Thursday, 28 June 2012

Plain Stitch Simple Sampler - Class Quilt

Ta Dah! This is the Simple Sampler Quilt for the quilt school I am going to teach this autumn. Its designed to showcase a range of techniques to give you a real nuts and bolts basic skills set by the end. We will make a range of blocks from classic nine-patch, through working with triangles, curved seams and applique. This is my favourite style of quilt, the blend of traditional patterns with their layers of history and meaning, but reinterpreted in modern colour schemes for our homes today.

Over the period of the course we will make blocks together, making a finished quilt by the end of the course ( if you're diligent with your schoolwork and don't mind a little bit of homework!). By the end of this course you will have covered all of the basics to allow you to attempt more complex projects - be warned, quilting is highly addictive!
The course is 6 classes run over 3 months between September and early Dec. The daytime venue is the Ellesborough Hall in Butlers Cross, between Wendover, Great Missenden and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. It's a gorgeous location, on the fringe of the Prime Ministers Chequers estate with amazing views of the Chiltern Hills wrapping around the hall, you can see on a map here. The daytime classes are on a Friday morning, the dates and details can be found by clicking the Autumn Classes tab at the top of this page. The evening class will be at the Kimble Stewart Hall in the next village of Little Kimble, see the Autumn 2012 Classes tab for more details.

I'm really excited about teaching this quilt, I love helping people make their first quilt- it's going to be lots of fun, oh... and there will be tea and cake too, of course.