Events and Classes

Beyond the curve – Designing Blocks and Borders with Rulers       Course Full

Thursday 21 March 2019 – day one

Friday 22 March 2019 – day two

Suitable for both longarm and domestic machine quilters.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create those beautiful block and border designs with your rulers/templates?  Does it all look far too complicated to even think about?  Do you have a domestic machine and a ruler foot and now you really don’t know how to use it to its best effect? Then this is the class for you.

Over two days you will learn how to create simple stand-alone block and border designs, right through to complex blocks, borders and individual designs.  You will be able to create designs to fit specific blocks as well as designs to fit those large areas of ‘white space’.

There will be designs that stand on their own, and designs that you can use beautiful fills with creating many different looks from the same base design.

Learn how to use just two grid stencils to create unique and beautiful designs that will set your quilts apart from others.   

Day one

Using a limited amount of rulers you will learn how to create :-

Simple borders and sashings– create simple but beautiful and effective borders and sashings that can be used at different sizes.

Find out how using different fills can give your creations a totally different look.

Introduction to using just two of Cindy Needhams stencils (Circle/Square) to create large and small block designs.  Find out how using different fills and motifs can change the look completely and take your design to the next level.

You will leave the class with so many ideas and samples.

Day two

Advanced Border treatments.  – expand on the knowledge you gained on day one, taking them to the next level entirely expanding on their complexity

Learn how to create designs to fit when your borders are different lengths.

Create designs for the blocks in your quilt and break them down for the minimum of stops and starts

Expand on the knowledge you gained on day one and create stunning and complex blocks with the minimum of starting points. 

Create beautiful block designs, not only squares and circles, but for triangles, half circles etc, for all those spaces that seem to be big blank areas at the sides of the quilts.

You will learn how to expand the block sizes and create your own mini-wholecloths.

You will leave the course with the skills to go home and create your own designs, using rulers of different shapes and styles and take your quilting to the next level and stun your friends. 

Cost is £60 per day or book both days for £110

A Non-refundable deposit of £30 will be required at the time of booking to secure your place.

To book your place, please email me at info@capricornquilting.co.uk

Classes held in Sheffield 

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Feathers – From Simple to Showy

2 & 3 May 2019 – 2 day class

Feathers –  This 2 day design class is aimed at both domestic and longarm quilters alike, and is dedicated to feathers in all their glory. Learn how to create simple elegant feathers, through to showy ‘look at me’ stylised feathers.

Discover new and non-traditional styles that will set your feathers apart from others, giving your quilts that ‘Wow’ factor.

You will learn how to create fabulous all over designs and discover how to fill those odd background shapes that some quilt designs have and make them pop. This class will take your quilting to the next level and give you a library of feather designs to suit all occasions.

Cost £120   

A non-returnable deposit of £30 is required to confirm your place. 

To book your place, please email me at info@capricornquilting.co.uk

Classes held in Sheffield 

Cappuccino Dreams – World Quilts Ribbon

 

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Divide and Conquer – Design Course

6 & 7 June 2019 

This 2 day class is suitable for both longarm and domestic machine quilters who have looked at all that daunting ‘white space’ on their quilt tops and wondered how on earth they are going to quilt it.

Discover how to divide and conquer those areas and create beautiful designs, both small and large and even how to conquer the biggest of white spaces, a wholecloth. This course will take your quilting design skills to the next level and open up so many options for you to use. You will never look at your quilt tops the same again.

Cost £120   

A non-returnable deposit of £30 is required to confirm your place. 

To book your place, please email me at info@capricornquilting.co.uk

Classes held in Sheffield 

 

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Freemotion Quilting – Beginners to beyond

15 & 16 April 2019

5 & 6 September 2019

 

How many times have you looked in wonder at quilts and said “I wish I could quilt like that, on my domestic machine’. Then this course is for you.

Over the two days you will learn how to step out of the ditch and discover how to quilt simple but effective designs through to more complex designs, building up a fabulous library of designs for future use.

You will also discover how to use the blocks in your quilt to create secondary designs within them and how to start breaking down all that ‘white space’ surrounding them.

You will need to know your machine and how to set it up for free motion quilting, but no walking foot is required.

Cost £120   

A non-returnable deposit of £30 is required to confirm your place. 

To book your place, please email me at info@capricornquilting.co.uk

Classes held in Sheffield 

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Longarm Specific Classes

I will throughout the year be giving classes to a limited number of students per day so please keep an eye on this page for updates.  These will be tailored to specific requirements dependent on the attendants.  

One to One classes can be arranged by agreement and if you are interested in this please email me 

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Foundation and Intermediate Longarm classes.

14 & 15 March 2019

15 & 16 October 2019

As a UK Handiquilter Educator and Ambassador I also teach in my studio on behalf of the UK Supplier, Pinhole Quilting.  A full description and booking facilities can be found on their web page at www.handiquilter.co.uk 

Classes held in Sheffield