25th April 2017

25th April

Patchworking Workshop & Lunch – Beginners Session

Join us for an introductory Patchworking workshop, where you will make a cushion cover inspired by a quilt in our Patchwork, Pattern & Print Exhibition

Project: Log Cabin Cushion

Inspired by one of the quilts on display, you will make a piece of Log Cabin patchwork, which can then be made into a 16-inch cushion cover. The pattern emerges by use of contrasting light and dark strips or ‘logs’ of fabric.

On the day, this will be sewn by hand and is suitable for complete beginners. It is a straightforward technique, which can be worked at your own pace – no pressure to keep up with everyone else – just a very enjoyable class.

The technique is one, which can then be developed at home later, and you will be shown a variety of patterns, techniques and worked examples. It is a style that is easily worked by machine as well as by hand.

All materials and equipment needed on the day will be provided. Please state beforehand whether you would like traditional or modern style fabrics.

Tutor: Kate Smith

Kate Smith is a prize winning quilter with City & Guilds qualifications. An experienced teacher, she taught at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York and throughout the region. Kate is a longstanding member of the Quilters’ Guild, and having filled a number of roles locally and nationally she was twice elected as a Trustee. In 2012 Kate was made an Honorary Member of the Guild.


9.30 Tea & Coffee on arrival

Morning Session

12.30-1.30 Lunch will be served

Afternoon Session

3.30 Exhibition Viewing


Tickets: £50 inclusive of materials and refreshments, to book please contact the Garden Rooms reception on 01969 621146 or online below (online booking fees apply)

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