|Dates:||Friday, 21 September – Sunday, 23 September 2018|
|Venue:||Holiday Inn, Birmingham (M6 J7)|
All about your weekend retreat
Here is your opportunity in a couple of days to add to your skills as you create embellished pictorial pieces of patchwork where shapes are key. Working with 12-18 inch squares, you will discover how to use quilting techniques to emphasise representation and depth.
Over the weekend you will work with two designs – a landscape and a pictorial appliqué piece. Your tutor, Greta Fitchett, will demonstrate in easy to follow stages how to sew these manageable patterns by machine to produce very different effects. Worksheets with full instructions, templates and patterns will be provided.
Be inspired by the English countryside as you work on a small quilt of patchwork fields, with bonded appliqué trees. In this pieced landscape your linear quilting will play an important role, introducing scale as you sculpt the outlines of your pattern.
For the pictorial appliqué, the coastline along with fishing boats are the design sources. Here just a few shapes are used to create the graphic image, quilting is minimal, and yet by using machine stitching and bonded appliqué, your finished piece will be an example of truly creative textile art. And you will take home a couple of pieces that can be further developed as you expand your skills.
Greta’s quilts are contemporary in style, as she gleans her design inspiration from her travels, recording ideas via drawings and photos in sketchbooks. With 20 years’ experience in adult education, Greta brings a wealth of knowledge to her courses. Her pieces have been exhibited in both Europe and the USA, and she gives talks on her creations. She has also published a couple of books on appliqué and embellished creative stitch.
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 can take advantage of the hotel’s facilities which include a health club with pool, steam room and Jacuzzi as well as a 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.
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 are £365 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
If you would like to book a course, you can do so by
using one of the three methods below…
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and we can answer any questions
020 7834 1066
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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.
Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.
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!
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.
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.
Got a question? Call 020 7834 1066
Got a question?
Call 020 7834 1066