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Pictorial Quilting

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.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

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. Topics include: 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

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?

Sketchbook, Pen, Ruler, Pencil.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

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.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.


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