Beautiful Birds Patchwork and Quilting Course

Weekend Residential Beautiful Birds Patchwork and Quilting Course with Gail Lawther

A weekend course in patchwork inspired by birds at the Crowne Plaza Gatwick

Tutor: Gail Lawther
Dates: Friday, 22 September – Sunday, 24 September 2017
Venue: Crowne Plaza Gatwick

Course Content

Treat yourself to a weekend doing the craft you love along with like-minded people – and try out some new techniques into the bargain. Birds provide the soundtrack to our lives, and all the projects that Gail is offering on this retreat are inspired by our feathered friends. You’ll find garden birds and seabirds, pheasants and flamingoes, doves and chickens, herons and puffins – and loads more besides.

Whether you’re a complete beginner to patchwork or an accomplished stitcher, this is an excellent weekend for extending your skills and learning new ones. There’s a wide variety of different techniques on offer for creating the projects, including – of course – Gail’s ‘signature’ technique Stained Glass Patchwork.

Gail has always enjoyed working with textiles and began stitching full time about 15 years ago. She has a particular passion for variations on the stained glass patchwork technique, and encourages her students to explore this easy and effective method. She also stitches large quilts and church banners and has written numerous books on different aspects of embroidery and quilting, often taking ideas from her travel both at home and overseas.

Course fees: £377

Your course starts with Friday dinner at 7 pm and runs through to Sunday afternoon refreshments, but you can check in from 3 pm and take advantage of the hotel’s facilities before you meet your fellow students. Fees are £377 for an en suite double room for single occupancy, tuition, use of course room, full board and refreshments, along with free wifi, and access to the well equipped gym. Bedrooms have TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a desk and seating area for relaxing. Situated just 3.5 miles from Gatwick Airport, close to the M23, within walking distance of Crawley Town and a 30 minute train journey from Central London, the hotel has excellent travel connections.

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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses

Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting.   Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor);  it was a wonderful weekend.

Susan Rhodes

Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.

Jenny Macleod

I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!

Heather McInroy

I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues.  I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques.  Can’t wait until the next one.

Yvonne Gill

Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.

Samantha Hope

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