patchwork and quilting classes, Manchester, North England, Cheshire, Yorkshire

online & in person classes

━ 2022 ━

Join me for live Online Interactive Workshops! CraftyMonkies have created a wonderful, engaging platform for the crafting community. Using the Zoom website interface, you can craft along and learn wherever you are in the world. ​In the live classes you can ask questions, interact and learn from the comfort of your own home.

Double Wedding Ring Block

Saturday 26th March 2022 - 3pm to 6pm 

The Double Wedding Ring is a beautiful, traditional block that is associated with love, romance and of course marriage. For fabric lovers, this is such a fun block to play with, plan layouts and stitch! While it may seem daunting at first glance, this classic design is a perfect hand-sewn project and I will guide you through the process. This is a bucket list block, one that all quilters will recognise and want to sew. It works wonderfully with either traditional or modern fabrics and this class will encourage you to examine how you choose fabrics and inspire you to produce your own stunning Double Wedding Ring!
Suitable for beginners and experienced sewists alike.

​What you will learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:

⬪ Explore different placements of colours and fabrics to create the block
⬪ Glue basting and thread basting the various shapes 
⬪ English Paper Piecing - how to sew the shapes together, plus an alternative hand piecing method using the paper pieces as templates. You can use either method!
⬪ Other ways to use the paper templates
⬪ How to adapt the block design to create different looks
⬪ Stitch one block or many!


You can find some of my previous classes available to watch on video from the CraftyMonkies online shop - click here to catch up!

Classes are taught at Patchfinders quilt shop in Poynton, click to visit the website and see the full class list.

Beginners’ Welcome! 

Saturday 5th February 2022 - 10am to 4pm

This class is for newbies who want to sew and learn about patchwork and quilting. Lucy will start at the beginning with the basics of using a sewing machine; the steps of making a quilt; demystify some common quilting terms; provide useful quilt maths and give you great advice to get you sewing! The class is a perfect starting point for beginners.

Machine Quilting Part 1 with Alison Forbes & Lucy Brennan

Saturday 26th February 2022 - 10am to 4pm

This is the first of two days of machine quilting; we would recommend you come to both days however you can choose to do either of the classes. In this course we will cover a lot of the basics of machine quilting, looking at threads, tension, waddings, needles and we will practise machine quilting with a walking foot. Suitable for All levels. Machine Sewn.

Machine Quilting Part 2 with Lucy Brennan and Alison Forbes

Saturday 5th March 2022 - 10am to 4pm

Plan your quilting and put it into practice. In this second class we will expand on basic quilting patterns and will cover the use of stencils, marking, joining “quilt as you go” and practise free motion quilting. You can bring a quilt top to the class (optional) and leave feeling confident about the quilting. The two day course will give you confidence in your quilting. Machine Sewn.

Hand Quilting

Saturday 2nd April 2022 - 10am to 4pm

In this workshop you will learn all about hand quilting and experience the benefits of this relaxing traditional technique. Lucy will teach you which tools work best for hand quilting, various quilting styles/designs to complement your quilt and hand quilting methods

If you'd like to attend please call the shop, even if classes are full you can be put on a waiting list and possibly that class will run again in the future.

159 London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1LQ
Tel: 01625 262518