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FESTIVAL OF QUITLS NEC 2017: OUR ACADEMY WORKSHOPS

We'd love to see you at either of our workshops, or even both if you're up to it! Maybe they're about something you've never tried before, but both should be good fun as well as giving you insight into techniques you can try at home.

DISCOUNT CODE FOR SHOW ENTRANCE TICKETS! Please read through our workshop descriptions and see the special code which will give you a saving on entrance to the exhibition (it is not a discount on workshop fees). Then to book for the show click here or for the Academy webpage click here  (links open in new window).


Make a Stylish Bookwrap
Greta Fitchett

Raw edge applique is used to create a book wrap suitable for an A5 notebook.
A calico base has layers of dyed fabric and lace appliqued by machine to create a
textured surface, with more decoration added with machine patterns and couching.
After machine quilting and some hand big stitch quilting, the edges are finished with a
simple zig zag stitch. Machine made cords make a tie fastener and bookmark.

All materials except the book will be provided, you will need to bring £5.00 on the day
for these, plus your own A5 book.

Suitable for intermediate level.

1/2 day workshop, Saturday.

Please use my (or Mike's) promotional code which will give you a discount on adult day tickets to the Festival of Quilts, even if you're not booking for our workshops. It reduces both full adult and adult concession tickets to £12.50. My code is: WS26 which you may use for online and telephone bookings on 0844 581 1289. There is a £1.50 administration charge which applies to all bookings whether discounted or not.


Colour Tone & Atmosphere Paper Cut Designs
Michael Fitchett


Capturing a scene in light and shade from your tutor’s photos of Venice, you will see
how colour and shapes can become a quilt design in vintage poster style. Easy to
follow stages, a little artistic license and a lot of fun cutting out will result in a design that
you can take home to create your own 12 x 16 inch quilt that evokes the atmosphere of
the Grand Canal in morning sunlight.

You will need to bring £5.00 on the day for your pack of materials.

Suitable for intermediate level.

1/2 day workshop, runs Saturday and Sunday.

Please use my (or Greta's) promotional code which will give you a discount on adult day tickets to the Festival of Quilts, even if you're not booking for our workshops. It reduces both full adult and adult concession tickets to £12.50. My code is: WS59 which you may use for online and telephone bookings on 0844 581 1289. There is a £1.50 administration charge which applies to all bookings whether discounted or not.