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

online & in person classes

━ 2023 ━


You can find some of my previous classes available to watch from the CraftyMonkies online shop.

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

Beginners’ Welcome! 

Saturday 28 January 2023 - 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.

All about foundation paper piecing

Saturday 18 February 2023 - 10am to 4pm

Lucy will demystify foundation paper piecing! Exploring different methods we will address how to prepare the fabric and blocks, with tricks to simplify piecing. Simple patterns will be provided but you may also bring patterns you would like to sew with you. Suitable for all levels. Machine Sewn.

Machine Quilting Part 1 with Alison Forbes & Lucy Brennan

Saturday 4 March 2023 - 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 11 March 2023 - 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 25 March 2023 - 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.

Booking is required, 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