Patchwork and Quilting: Discovery (09V52CL/23)

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Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 27 Jun 2024 and running until 25 Jul 2024
Applicable fees
Total £73.50
Tuition Fees£67.50
Concessions are available for this course

 Patchwork and quilting are both traditional, relaxing and captivating crafts.  Combining these methods to make your own project will give you the opportunity to create your own, unique and individual designs, perhaps upcycling fabrics from your own or your child’s favourite old clothes to create a ‘memory patchwork’.

This course will equip you with the basic skills to make a cushion panel or other small item to take home with you and enable you to go on to make colourful quilts, throws, wall hangings and more.  

You’ll work in a small, friendly group of like minded people; you’ll make new friends, learn new skills and be able to make cheap home furnishings to keep you winter warm!

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn:

  • the different tools and techniques to use when making simple patchwork and quilted items.
  • how to use templates to cut out and stitch shapes together to create different projects
  • the basics of quilting and adding further layers to complete your project
  • how to construct a patchwork cushion panel

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to join this patchwork and quilting course you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in a small friendly and welcoming group, have the opportunity to take part in activities to practice your skills, be encouraged to continue to practice when you are away from the classroom and receive lots of encouragement to help you build both your skills and your confidence.

As well as working in groups, you will benefit from regular time working with your tutor, discussing your progress and planning your next steps.  They will also tell you about all of the other great opportunities that you have access to including help with developing your skills, joining one of our creative skills classes or sessions to improve your health, wellbeing, confidence or resilience. If you are looking for work or aiming for a change of role, then your tutor will also make you aware of the employability programmes we have available to support you in achieving your employment goals.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us ensure that you feel safe, happy, supported and welcome. 

What do I need to join the course?

Enthusiasm and a desire to learn a new craft! Some knowledge of using a sewing machine is useful but not essential as hand and machine sewing techniques will be covered during the course.

Some basic maths skills would be an advantage as you will need to be able to do some simple calculations to use rulers and other measuring equipment.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

You should bring:

A small selection of cotton fabrics. e.g. a fat quarter bundle

Fabric Scissors

30cm ruler or quilting ruler

What could I do next?

You may wish to develop your skills further with our other Patchwork and Quilting courses. Your tutor will provide more information about this at the end of your course.

You may also consider some of our other Adult Learning courses such as knitting, dressmaking, creative writing and poetry, mindfulness and photography or computer skills, English, maths and employability.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670