We’ll discover how – as modern quilters – we start with the age-old ‘rules’ of quilt construction, and then we have loads of fun bending and breaking those rules to create joyful, usable textiles. Along the way, we’ll learn about some of the modern quilter’s secret weapons (equipment, techniques, types of fabrics…) and how to use them to create exciting effects with minimal effort.
The workshops will be guided to a great extent by students’ own preferences and previous experience. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience of patchwork or quilting for these workshops, however they would equally be suitable for someone who has already dipped their toes in the water and wants to really dive in and enjoy themselves more!
You could work on a single project from start to finish: designing and creating an entire small quilt or wallhanging. Or you could decide to try out different techniques and designs over the course of the four weeks, to build a portfolio of skills and ideas. Along the way, we’ll explore ways to create a dynamic and balanced overall design, and look at construction methods. We will also explore options for assembling, quilting and finishing your quilt, wallhanging or other projects.