Do I need any
previous knowledge or experience?
The emphasis in this class is on independent
learning to enable students to work on their own
projects, you should therefore have a reasonable
knowledge of popular patchwork and quilting
techniques as basic skills are not included in
this course. More unusual and contemporary
styles of quiltmaking for bags, cushions,
wall-hangings etc... will be taught as
How much time
will it take?
Time devoted to project work is up to the
individual, but as a guide new techniques
started in class will generally be finished off
at home. Some patchwork and quilting techniques
take longer than others and students should
allow a few hours each week to complete work and
make the most of the course.
What support is
The tutor will support students with learning related to the subject and give advice on where to purchase materials etc... If students have any specific needs such as learning, financial or disability difficulties and you would like to speak to me (Lynne) in confidence, please contact me.
The Linnaeus Study Room at the Botanic Garden is on level access and there are disabled facilities and car-parking space.
What should I
bring to the first meeting?
A similar copy of this information will be sent to you in advance of the course and this will have requirements for the first day.
anything else I need to know (material costs,
Students will need to have their own fabric and
other sewing notions for the course. Cotton
dress-weight fabric is preferable for P&Q
techniques, but students don’t need to buy this
or other equipment in advance of the class.
Purchases can be made as the course progresses
to spread out the cost.
We have a stock cupboard in class with items
such as rotary cutting equipment available for
general use. I ask students to contribute £2.50
per term towards this, enabling me to keep the
cupboard well-stocked with various gadgets! Some
of this money also goes towards buying books and
extending our modest library!
There are no exams as this is a leisure course.