Patchwork and Quilting - Beginners and Improvers | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Patchwork and Quilting - Beginners and Improvers at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £62.00 Starts: 24/09/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Stephanie Harris Ends: 29/10/2019 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

This is a short course in which we will work to complete a simple quilted glasses case as well as four quilted place mats.

You will choose your block design(s) and construct these using patchwork techniques and sewing by hand or machine. You will then construct the place mats, with wadding and backing fabric and complete with quilting and binding. You will use fabrics of your choice to really personalise your finished projects.

By the end of the course you will:
• be able to use scissors or a rotary cutter safely and successfully to cut accurate pattern pieces
• have made several different patchwork blocks
• have made a glasses case and four practical and usable place mats
• understand and demonstrate the construction elements of a quilt
• be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring with you:-

A minimum of 2 fat quarters (or the equivalent amount of fabric) to make a glasses case. For more variety or more colourful patchwork, you may wish to bring more fabrics to work with you. Smaller pieces will work well.

• 1/2m x Medium-weight cotton or polyester wadding
• A minimum of 4 fat quarters for the place mats, again smaller pieces will work as well.
• 1 metre of co-ordinating fabric to be used on the back of the place mats, and the binding.
• Sewing thread – cotton or polyester
• Sewing kit to include sewing needles, pins, small pair of scissors, large fabric scissors, pencil, rotary cutter and cutter board (if you don’t want to cut the fabrics out with scissors), and glasses if necessary. Some rotary cutters and cutter boards are available at the centre for you to use if you don't have your own.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of Patchwork and Quilting courses. Your tutor will be able to advise, alternatively please visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course as it assumes you have no knowledge of the subject.

It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

About the Tutor: Stephanie Harris

Stephanie Harris has been a patchwork quilter for 10 years. She is just about to complete her Level 3 City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting qualification where she has developed her passion for sewing and enhanced her design skills. She also runs a Longarm business from her home, and has a wonderful eye for colour. She is currently in the process of designing a quilt which will be entered into next year’s Festival of Quilts.

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Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/76774/H/LC.
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