New classes for Jan 2018 starting soon

Please click on the link for the flyers for this term. Please sign up this week with the college. We nearly made it last term but were one person short.

You do not need to have done previous courses to join these ones

Contact details on this link – I couldn’t get the pictures to embed. (Click the back arrow to get back to this page).

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Patchwork & Quilting – Sampling The Quilt Part 2 – CL031B at the Boundary Road Centre

DATE: Starts 08/01/18                              DURATION: 10 weeks

TIME: Mons 7pm – 9pm                          TUTOR: Louise Mabbs


The course will cover the basics of

  • Choosing – shapes, fabrics, colours and waddings, marking and cutting skills
  • PiecingLog Cabin, Cathedral Window, Curved Seams, Dresden Plate
  • AppliquéingReverse Appliqué, Stained Glass Window
  • Joining – adding sashings, borders, squared and mitred corners
  • Quilting – Quilt As You Go – by hand and machine
  • Finishing – binding, labelling and hanging method

Patchwork – Focus on Cathedral WIndow Techniques – CL028B  Boundary Road Centre

DATE: Starts 11/01/18                       DURATION: 10 weeks

TIME: Thurs 7pm – 9pm                            TUTOR: Louise Mabbs


The course will cover the basics of 10 different techniques

  • Choosing – relevant fabrics, colour schemes and patterns
  • Using – templates and marking methods, rotary cutting and scissor techniques
  • Sewing – hand and machine piecing and relevant quilting techniques
  • Joining – blocks and advice on sashings, borders, bindings
  • Finishing – quilt edges, labelling and hanging methods


Hope to see you at one of them, let me know if there are other things you’d like to learn

Update to local Hove classes

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Sampling The Quilt , 1 © Louise Mabbs 1997


House –                       Repeat Blocks, machine
Flower –                      Hand appliqué
Star –                           American style hand or machine patchwork blocks
Crazy Patchwork –  Hand appliqué and embroidery
Random shape –      Machine appliqué
Tumbling Blocks –  English template Patchwork, hand (youngsters call it English Paper Piecing)

Sadly we nearly made it to a class actually running but the class was pulled just before the 6th person signed up. So frustrating.

However it was the final impetus for me to finally give my studio and dining room a massive reorganisation, so I am able to teach from home again after there years in this new house of not being able to (husband’s employers moved us to a less useful, smaller house).  I have two new students starting a beginners cot quilt/lap quilt project on Monday evenings normally from 7pm – 9pm. We’ve only had one class and as we’re almost into half term and one of them is away, we are having our second session on 23rd, but it & the 30th will be 3 hour classes to make up for the break as the course started much later than the school terms.

It works out at £10 a class (so £15 for the 3hrs) which includes worksheets and coffee/tea. Please contact me through the reply button below if you would like to come. you can drop into it later or come to occasional class for £12.

I hope my second level Quilt As You Go beginners course will run in January, if not I’ll run something at home again. The lack of funding for Community Learning courses, lack of daytime classrooms and the difficulties of advertising things efficiently have hampered things for a long time so I am looking for alternative options so please sign up for occasional updates here so you know when things are happening.

I’m also getting a new website done and probably going on instagram and other things so hopefully my own publicity will be more efficient by then!