Design and make a small quilt or wallhanging in calico with pictures of your own design from themes inspired by nursery rhymes, nature or your family history. You will be guided through the process of designing and making images to create a truly personal and unique quilt.
You will be introduced to a variety of techniques which you may wish to incorporate into your quilt including applique, printing and embroidery. In these pictorial quilting classes the emphasis is on developing a creative and individual response to a traditional craft.
The quilt will comprise 40 squares – individual square measurements are 15cm x 15cm.
What topics are covered?
Students will be taught how to design their quilt, a range of new quilting techniques- both traditional and contemporary and then guided through the process of putting the quilt together.
- Introduction to the history of quilting and different types of quilts
- Draw and plan whole quilt outline
- Surface design such as sewing words with ribbons, Applique,
- Machine free style embroidery
- Making quilt squares – you will design and make a minimum of 5 squares during the sessions
- Plan and make back of quilt
- Attach front & back with wadding interior
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in creating textile art.
You must have a basic knowledge of using a sewing machine and sewing skills.
Who will be my tutor?
Penny Leaver Green is a textile artist who works with fabric and thread to make artworks. She has made a number of narrative quilts which she has exhibited internationally as well as worked to commission.
How will I learn?
Group demonstration and individual tuition.
Are there any additional costs?
Your own choice of fabric and trimmings.
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.