AUTUMN/WINTER 2019/20 - 6 MONTH COURSE
at Littleheath Barn Studio, Little Heath Lane, Lickey End, Bromsgrove Worcestershire B60 1HU
Westalee Quilt as You Go - 6 month course - £295 (6 x 1 day workshops)
TIME: 10am - 4pm
This course is NOT suitable for absolute beginners of Westalee Ruler work and will not cover basic machine set up for ruler work. You should be comfortable fitting the Ruler Foot to your machine and able to stitch basic straight lines and curves as a minimum requirement. Some familiarity with the Sampler Set rulers would be useful.
I have designed this course and quilt to truly showcase ruler work quilting. My bespoke design is based entirely around the 6 rulers of the Sampler Set 1 and the Starter Ruler, however, there will be areas for you to add other templates in your collection or personalise the design along the way. You may choose to make either a 70 inch square quilt or a smaller 50 inch (with less homework, sizes approximate). You will also learn how to construct your quilt by joining smaller quilted sections together in a ‘quilt as you go’ method.
You will be guided through 1-2 sections and patterns per month and be expected to stitch the required repeats of these as homework between each class. I will be on hand to help you make your own design choices throughout the process.
The illustration above is an indication of the patterns and sections. Of course, fabrics and thread will be completely your choice and are not included in the course fee. Should you wish to showcase your quilting, may I suggest you choose fabrics with very subtle or no pattern, such as Classic Blenders, Moda Linen Texture, Moda Grunge, Moda Marbles, Makower Spraytime etc. I used Moda Linen Texture and Grunge. You may choose something busier for the reverse or just a different colour way to the front - its entirely up to you!
The good news is, you will not need to have purchased all your fabric before the first session if you’re struggling to make up your mind. I have structured the course so that in the first session we will stitch the centre square (1 x FQ sandwich) and one small 6” corner stone only. I will also cover fabric and thread choices and meterage required. Of course, I will send you meterage requirements for the breakdown of my design/colour choices beforehand. It is roughly 6m per side for the 70” quilt.
To attend this class you will need the appropriate Westalee Ruler Foot Starter Set, Sampler Set 1 and an extension table for your machine.
Westalee Ruler Feet and Rulers can be purchased from Cotton Patch (www.cottonpatch.co.uk), where you will find a very useful ebook to help you to work out which is the correct version for your machine. Any query regarding the type of foot needed please contact Jayne on 0121 702 2840 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help.
Once booked on one of my workshops I can offer you a discount code which entitles you to 10% off any Westalee products online at www.cottonpatch.co.uk
Cotton Patch also supply a range of Sew Steady extension tables for most makes and models of machines. These are made to order and imported from the USA and so can take up to 8 to 10 weeks to be delivered. Please bear this in mind if you need to order a table prior to attending a workshop.
This 6 month course fee is £295.
Your place may be reserved by paying a £45 deposit.
You can also reserve a place by email: email@example.com and choose to pay your deposit by bank transfer, Paypal, Paypal invoice or cheque.
The balance of £250 (5 x £50 monthly payments), will then be required each month in advance. Payment methods TBC.
Please note that online bookings will take priority over reservations made by email as they are automated and therefore immediate. Max 8 students per class.
Finally, listed below is an idea of requirements for the course - these will be confirmed closer to the course start date.
EQUIPMENT & MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Sewing Machine with drop feed - if you have an electronic machine with stop/start button, please bring your foot pedal.
- Appropriate Westalee Foot Starter Set and extension table for your machine (a flat bed is required, a curved table will not be suitable)
- Westalee Sampler Set 1
- 8 point Crosshair Ruler or Rotation Bobs (for marking crosshair guidelines)
- Fabric/wadding sandwiches (sizes TBC)
- Fabric marker pen/pencil(s) of your choice
- Regular quilting Rulers (size TBC)
- Top Stitch needles 90/14’s
- Spare bobbins
- Quilting Gloves such as 'Machingers'
- Glider Sheet
- Chair cushion for extra height! :)
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If you’re unable to attend a booked workshop please give me as much notice as possible. Refunds will be granted where possible, given at least 1 months notice, unless your cancellation leads to the workshop not running due to too few numbers. Granted refunds will incur a 10% transaction fee. Refunds will not be granted within 2 weeks of a workshop. Cancellations within 1 month may be liable for full payment. Unfortunately, if the workshop/course/class is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, illness or other circumstances out of my control, Angela Attwood Textiles cannot be held responsible for any personal financial losses incurred. Under these circumstances the workshop fee will be refunded in full or rescheduled.