Fun Diary & Workshops

Retreats & Sunday Sewing dates... All need to be booked in advance.

Sunday Sewday 22nd August 9.30am to 4.30pm £20.00 
Includes refreshments. Bring your lunch and a mug.

Sunday Sewday 26th September 9.30am to 4.30pm £20.00 
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
Includes refreshments, cakes, Sausage Rolls, Cheese Scones with Chutney. 
Please Bring a mug.

Saturday 9th October. Social sewing in my shop classroom. 10am to 3pm £25.00

Quilting Retreat Monday 18th October to Thursday 21st. Fully booked.
Quilting Retreat Thursday 21st October to Sunday 24th. Fully booked.

Saturday 6th November 10am - 3pm 
Traditional piecing Festive Table Runner.
details to follow

Saturday 13th November. Social sewing in my shop classroom. 10am to 3pm £25.00

Sunday 28th November 9.30am to 4.30pm £20.00
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
Details to be confirmed.

Dates In 2022
Sunday Sewday 30th January  9.30am to 4.30pm 
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
Details to be confirmed.

Sunday Sewday 27th February  9.30am to 4.30pm
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
Details to be confirmed.

Sunday Sewday 27th March  9.30am to 4.30pm 
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
Details to be confirmed.

22nd to 24th April Uttoxeter Quilt Show. Please consider volunteering to help.

Sunday Sewday 29th May  9.30am to 4.30pm
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB 
Details to be confirmed.

Sunday Sewday 26th June  9.30am to 4.30pm
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
 Details to be confirmed.

August 21st Pilgrimage to Festival Of Quilts NEC Coach Booked, details later.
September/October quilting retreat. details will follow.

Sunday Sewday 27th November  9.30am to 4.30pm
Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB
Details to be confirmed.

Weekday Classes are follows:-
Mondays... (9.30 to 12.15 = £15) or (9.30 to 3.30 = £25)
Tuesdays... (9.30 to 3.30 = £25)
Wednesdays... shop closed, at the moment.
Thursdays... (9.30 to 12.15 = £15) or (1.00 to 3.45 = £15) or (9.30 to 3.30 = £25)
Fridays... (10am to 3pm = £20)
Saturday workshops 9.30am to 2pm (prices to be confirmed, when they start!)

All classes require pre-booking. Please call or email for further information.07807530441

If you need to make a quilt sandwich and would like to use my tables, please call to book a suitable time. 
£10.00 per sandwich plus your wadding.

I still intend to re-schedule all workshops that didn't happen because of Covid 19.
If you booked a workshop and paid a deposit, that deposit will be transferred to the new date.
If you prefer, you can have a credit note to spend your deposit in my shop.
The following information is for when we get back to normal

What is a Sandwich Saturday?
It's a day when I push my tables together in the classroom so that you can pin (sandwich) the 3 layers of your quilt, no matter how large or small it is, without having to crawl around on the floor and without having to spoil your best dining table with pin and tape marks!
Book time slots @ £10.00 per sandwich between 10am - 2pm, booking is required.
You can also use the tables to lay out the blocks you've made to decide on settings, or to see how many more blocks you need or... even better... to help you choose fabrics!

General Sewing for Beginners Project
Whether you're starting out on your sewing journey or just wanting refresh your skills.
Learn how to use your sewing machine while making a very useful tote bag.
A simple Patch Pocket. A zipped pocket. Handles. 
Use your Decorative Stitches if you have them.

Patchwork And Quilting for Beginners
Dabble in all aspects of patchwork and quilting...
Accurate cutting using a mat, ruler and rotary cutter.
Sewing an accurate quarter inch seam allowance with, hopefully, straight lines.
Good general piecing skills with top tips to help with seam matching.
Good pressing technique… a very important skill.
How to make and a small quilt sandwich.
How to quilt and, if there’s still time left we can turn your project into a lovely cushion with my fabulously easy zip inserting method. 
The workshop starts at 10am and we should be finished by 3pm... 
What a lovely way to spend a day... then if you find you are hooked... and that happens a lot... you can start thinking about what to make next.

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