Making Modern Patchwork

Weekend Course Making Modern Patchwork with Janet Goddard

A two day residential patchwork course in a 3-star hotel in Surrey

Tutor:Janet Goddard
Dates:Friday, 2 NovemberSunday, 4 November 2018
Venue:Holiday Inn, Guildford

All about your weekend retreat

Your course


Spend the weekend creating your own modern patchwork quilt guided by accomplished tutor Janet Goddard. You will learn a whole range of basic patchwork techniques, from rotary cutting, machine piecing and quilt assembly, to borders and binding, with lots of helpful tips along the way. And by the end of the course you will be well on the way to completing your own quilt made with fresh fabrics and simple, stunning patchwork designs.


You will have the choice of three of Janet’s designs: “Flower Market”, “Basement Windows” (both machine piecing) or “There Always Has to Be One” (machine piecing and appliqué). Janet will cover all the skills needed for these patterns. And as you work along with others interested in patchwork, you will see how the same pattern made up in varied fabrics can create a completely different outcome.


Whether you are a beginner or improver, you will take home a selection of skills and knowledge from this weekend course that you can adapt to other future projects.

Your tutor

Janet is a qualified teacher and regularly runs workshops throughout the UK. Her patterns have featured in patchwork, quilting and sewing magazines and she is the author of the book ‘Simply Modern Patchwork Bags’. With her experience she is able to quickly pass on her skills to students, who then take home their own original pieces of patchwork.

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. And you can relax with free use of the hotel’s Spirit Health Cub complete with indoor pool, spa, sauna and Jacuzzi along with a well equipped gym.

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 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 £385 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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