Patchwork Sampler Quilt of Houses

Patchwork Sampler Quilt of Houses with Penny Bicknell

A weekend residential course on patchwork and appliqué in a 3-star hotel in Orwell, Ipswich, Suffolk

Tutor:Penny Bicknell
Dates:Friday, 28 SeptemberSunday, 30 September 2018
Venue:Holiday Inn Orwell, Ipswich

All about your weekend retreat

Your course

Here is a wonderful quilt full of different blocks and techniques. Using a personalised patchwork house as the centre, you will create a selection of patterns and borders, as you explore American patchwork, strip piecing and appliqué to construct a quilt top which you can complete at home.

Your tutor, Penny, will give you advice on fabrics, designs and colour choices. A selection of patterns will be available for you to choose from whatever your level of ability. And you will sew by both machine and hand. You may wish to further enhance your work with embroidery, lace, buttons and other embellishments. This fun, friendly workshop is suitable for all, whether you are a beginner or more advanced patchworker. Everyone will achieve a sampler quilt top in a couple of days in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Your tutor

Penny Bicknell is an experienced quilter who enjoys passing on her skills and expertise to students through fun workshops. A member of the Quilters’ Guild, she is passionate about fabric and design. While many of her designs have a traditional basis, she applies contemporary hand and machine appliqué to reinforce her own individual style. Let her enthusiasm spill over and help you develop a truly rewarding hobby.

Your venue, food and accommodation

You will have single occupancy of a double, en suite room to include accommodation and the usual 3-star hotel services you expect from a Holiday Inn, all meals and refreshments, 13 hours of tuition and use of workroom. You also have complimentary membership of the David Lloyd fully equipped health club across the road, with two pools, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Your course timings

Your course starts with a welcome supper on Friday evening at 7pm when you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3pm on the Friday afternoon and have a swim or relax before your course begins.

Your weekend

  • A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor

  • Use of a lively course room

  • En suite double bedroom for single occupancy.

  • Two nights accommodation – no single supplement

  • Full board from Friday welcome dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments

  • Delicious freshly cooked meals

  • Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic

  • Free parking and Wi-Fi

  • An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine.

Course fees

Course fees are £357 fully inclusive (excluding travel).

Students’ Requirements List

A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.

How to book

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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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