Monday, 11 November 2019


Next week I am teaching for four days over at Pinhole Quilting in Pinvin.  As one of two Handi Quilter Educators in the UK, I have the pleasure of meeting a lot of new Handi Quilter owners when they take their Foundation Workshop, which is free if you purchase a machine from Pinhole Quilting. It really is a great foundation on which to start your journey.  We cover thread, needles, tensions, machine settings and maintenance, ruler work, FMQ and a whole lot more.  It really is a jam packed day and students leave tired but ready to quilt!

What a lovely sight .... one machine per person!

Following on from that is the Intermediate Workshop.  We recap the basics and explore areas of quilting in more depth, that might be rulerwork, feathers, FMQ or marking quilts to name a few.  Having two or three of us in the classroom means we can tailor the day somewhat to the student's needs and are able to really help individual students solve their issues.

Retail therapy - check!  I would like one of each colour please!

I then have a day off ..... from teaching!  We will be busy setting up the classroom for the next two days when I will be delivering two of my workshops, Improv Quilting and Dream Big Quilting.

I first ran the Improv Quilting Workshop in April and have to admit I was somewhat nervous on the morning.  A lady, who I knew quite well, then entered the classroom and she told me she was nervous!  It had never entered my mind that students could be nervous too, but everyone's nerves soon disappeared as we had a full day of free motion quilting.  This workshop builds on basic shapes and designs and how to combine them into a cohesive design.  Improv quilting can be used to fill negative space, to work around applique and can be scaled to a unique all over design.


Feedback from the day was great:

"The workshop was very well structured.  I loved that we had so much time on the machines and were able to explore the varying technique.  Great day!"

"The best thing was we were able to watch Abigail sew on a large screen.!

"Absolutely loved it!"

Finally, on Friday I am running a Dream Big Quilting Workshop.  Have you seen the Dream Big panels from Hoffman all over the internet?  If not, where have you been?!!  This day is going to be another full on day.  From thinking about all those decisions we make when quilting, be it threads, needles or wadding choice, through to which feet to use and when and that's before any quilting has taken place.  But don't worry there will be lots of quilting - free motion, ruler work and fill.  We will be working on a 1/4 of the panel so it is a great size to hopefully get finished on the day and to have as a valuable resource for different FMQ designs aswell as being a lovely wall hanging or cushion cover!


The What, Where, When and How!

All the workshops are held in the purpose built, large showroom in Pinvin, WR10 2LQ, from 9.30am - 4.30pm and include a lovely lunch.  Numbers are limited to 12 so each student has there own machine and there is time for individual help throughout the day.

There are a couple of spaces left so if you fancy coming and having a lovely day with like minded quilters then click on the links!

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I love teaching and am really looking forward to next week.  I am also happy to travel to teach and can teach on sit down domestic sewing machines aswell as longarm quilting machines.  If you would like to know more or have any questions please do get in touch.  You can leave a comment below or message me - just fill out the box over on the left hand sidebar.

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