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
Full day Workshops
3 Day Workshops
Fees for 2012
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
process of making a wholecloth quilt (slides and some quilts).
American Kit Quilt
lecture about kit quilts of the 1930s and 40s, featuring appliqué and
cross stitch quilts (slides with some kits, catalogues and quilts).
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 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
Experienced quilters can try their hand at designing a cot quilt whilst the
Give your quilting an exciting new look with Colonial knots and beads.
Thread packs available in class for £5.50
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
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
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 Baltimore Basics
This class will explore the traditional Baltimore Album blocks based on the
shape of a cross. There will be patterns of varying 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
3 Beautiful Baltimore Vases
A selection from a basket and three vase designs taken from actual Baltimore
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
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 2015
Full day workshop £ 220 per day
Lecture £ 120
UK travel costs @ 35p / 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 £5 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.