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Modern Patchwork & Quilting with Jane Marshall

£90£125

Join Jane for a series of two or three day workshops , exploring the relaxed and colourful world of modern patchwork and quilting: a wonderful mix that brings together the practicality of traditional patchwork and some of the artistic challenges of contemporary textiles.

Description

January 2020 Workshop: ‘Landscape Strips’…the size of quilt ,only dependant on you, you will explore ways to create a dynamic and balanced strip quilt in the colours of your choice .  For those on previous workshop with Jane, you may decide to add a block of choice or look at different methods of finishing such as prairie points.

April 2020 Workshop : Beach Huts – there will be a choice of two finished quilt sizes – exact material requirements TBC.

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 binding your quilt/wallhanging.

Additional information

Dates:

15th Jan 2020, 29th Jan 2020, 5th Feb 2020, 22nd April 2020, 6th May 2020

Times

10am- 3pm

About the Tutor

Jane Marshall designs and makes cheerful, useful textiles that combine traditional skills with a modern eye for colour. Her work has been published in books and magazines in the UK and the USA. Jane has taught patchwork and quilting for nearly two decades. She sells quilts and other textile loveliness on line through her shop on Etsy (search for the Beaded Garden), at local craft fairs and through outlets including the Handmade Shop & Gallery in Bury St Edmunds.

Requirements For Landscape Strips Workshop

  • Your lunch
  • Quilting fabrics: a selection of 100% cotton quilting weight fabrics in your choice of tonal prints and/or plains – batiks work really well. You will need at least Ten Plus Fat Quarters in different prints/colours. Once students have decided on the size of quilt , they may wish to buy/bring extra fabric later to extend the size.
  • Day 2 you will need cotton/poly or bamboo batting.
  • and your backing cotton fabric.
  • A walking foot or free motion foot if you have either or both bring along.
  • Sewing machine in good working condition, with a new needle. You will only be sewing straight stitches during the workshop. You will also need a ¼” foot that allows you to sew a consistent ¼” seam
  • Rotary cutter with a sharp blade, acrylic quilter’s ruler with ¼” markings (a square ruler at least 9”x9” is extremely useful but not essential) and a small cutting mat
  • Cotton or polyester sewing thread, in a light neutral colour or colour to match your co-ordinating fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Sharp pins

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