Quilt Gallery

I believe lectures and workshops are an essential (and enjoyable) part of keeping our quilting heritage alive and am happy to travel to both quilting groups and shops all over the UK and beyond!

You can contact me with booking enquiries by email at sandielush@blueyonder.co.uk.

Full day Workshops
   Hand applique
3 Day Workshops
Fees for 2018(2019)


From Old Cloth to Wholecloth
I never set out to make wholecloth quilts, this is how I got there! (Slides and some quilts)

Plain Quilts Never Are...
A slide lecture showing the diversity of wholecloth quilts both old and new (slides and some quilts).

How to Make a Wholecloth Quilt
A 'workshop' in a lecture. Slides illustrating a step by step guide through the entire process of making a wholecloth quilt (slides and some quilts).

The Great American Kit Quilt
Illustrated slide lecture about kit quilts of the 1930s and 40s, featuring appliqué and cross stitch quilts (slides with some kits, catalogues and quilts).

Beautiful Baltimore
Baltimore Album quilts are famed for their exquisite appliqué. This slide lecture celebrates their timeless beauty and gives details of some of their history (slides and samples).


Full Day Workshops

Hand Quilting

Hand Quilting For All
This workshop has been designed primarily with beginners in mind. Come and learn the basics of hand quilting whilst making an elegant cushion. Basic quilting design, choice of threads and wadding will also be covered during this class.
Experienced quilters can try their hand at designing a cot quilt whilst the beginners sew.

Colonial knotwork
Give your quilting an exciting new look with Colonial knots and beads. Thread packs available in class for £6.50

Shadow Quilting
This little used cording technique is both simple and effective, adding both texture and subtle colours to your quilting patterns; it can also be used for white-on-white work. A great class for beginners.

North Country Quilts
Explore the traditional designs used in Durham wholecloth quilts. Use these to create your own original design or stitch a traditional cushion from patterns provided.
Can be expanded to a 2 or 3 day workshop

Glorious Welsh Quilts
Spend a day exploring Welsh quilting motifs. Use them to design an original quilt or wallhanging or stitch a traditional cushion from patterns provided.
Can be expanded to a 2 or 3 day workshop

Hand Appliqué

Whig Rose
One of the favourite appliqué blocks of traditional nineteenth century American quilts. Learn the tricks of fine hand whilst exploring the various interpretations of this beautiful design. Choice of fabrics and use of colour will also be covered in this class, which is suitable for all levels.

Rose of Sharon
This traditional pattern appears in many American quilts both old and new. Come and explore the possibilities of this attractive and extremely versatile design whilst learning all the tips to fine hand appliqué.

1 Beginner's Baltimore
This class will explore some of the simpler traditional Baltimore Album blocks. There will be patterns varying in degrees of difficulty to choose from, ranging from simple leaves to the use of 3-dimensional flowers. Help will be given in class on your choice of fabrics.

2 Baltimore Wreaths and Roses
This class will concentrate on the different styles of wreath in Baltimore quilts. There will be a choice of several patterns ranging from simple to complex in which to use a variety of appliqué roses, buds and three-dimensional flowers. Help will be given in class on your choice of fabrics.

3 Beautiful Baltimore Vases
A selection from a basket and three vase designs taken from actual Baltimore quilts.

4 Beautiful Baltimore Wreaths
Choose between an anchor wreath, a bible wreath and other unusual wreath designs taken from actual Baltimore quilts.


2 or 3-Day workshops

Hand Quilting
We will cover different types of wholecloth quilts, aspects of design and the technique of hand quilting. It is anticipated that a cot-size quilt or wallhanging will be designed, marked up and the quilting started. This class can be extended to up to five days to allow for more quilting time.

Take a Cushion- Make a Quilt
An introduction to quilt design for the terrified. Use one of Sandie's existing cushion patterns to create a wholecloth cot quilt or wall hanging, then learn how to mark and quilt the finished design.

See also Glorious Welsh quilts, North Country quilts and the Beautiful Baltimore series


Fees for 2018(2019)

Full day workshop £ 250(£260) per day

Lecture £ 150(£160)

UK travel costs @ 40p / mile
or, by preference, saver return train fare depending on distances involved.

My maximum number of students is 16. I will take up to 20 students at a surcharge of £7.50 per head.

Please note: Booking will be confirmed on payment of a £25 deposit. This will be taken as part payment towards the talk or class and is non-refundable.