Presented by Threadheads tutor, Jodie Glen-Martin
Learn to make a string pieced quilt top using a sewing machine.
Have you a pile of fabric at home you have always wanted to make something useful and beautiful from?
You would like to learn a new skill but want a relatively quick result?
This course will suit a person with some experience of using a sewing machine, however basic. However, you do not need to have any prior knowledge of quilting, just an interest is enough. You will learn as you go on this project based course and if you are a goal oriented person then this could be the course for you!
All ages welcome, 18+ and suits any person who wants to explore and develop their creative side.
Quilting is very much on trend and this is a way you can be part of it at The Fashion School.
You will learn how to choose and combine fabric colours and patterns with confidence, find your personal design aesthetic, accurately cut fabric, get quickly started on the sewing machine, learn the rules of machine quilting then learn which ones you can break.
Please note depending on the speed you work to you may need to do some work at home in order to complete the course in the 8 week time frame but it is not essential to have a sewing machine at home. You will just need an iron and ideally a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
About Jodie Glen-Martin
Hi, I’m Jodie, a creative with a passion for colour and pattern.
My career started in conservation working on historic artworks and monuments before moving on to Tate where my focus changed to contemporary art.
During this time I was also painting and quilting, with my background inspiring me to combine historic techniques with contemporary design and materials. For the past 10 years, I have painted to commission and exhibited across the UK and never looked back……until Lockdown.
In Lockdown with exhibitions cancelled my creativity was deflected to my collection of Liberty fabric and the beautiful outgrown children’s clothes. My lifelong hobby of patchwork quilting grew into an obsession. When even the cat had a patchwork cushion I started Threadheads, a beginners quilting group, to share my passion around my kitchen table. It became so popular I had to turn people away so I am thrilled to join The Fashion School to introduce my skills to a wider number of people and help you reach your personalised creative milestones.
-You will just need to provide personally chosen cotton fabric which can come from a variety of sources. The Fashion School are passionate about sustainable design and upcycling so bring any cotton fabric, favourite outgrown or worn clothing, bedsheets and unfinished projects. We recommend you do not purchase fabric before starting the course as we will give plenty of tips and guidance in your first lesson.
-Please note depending on the speed you work to you may need to do some work at home in order to complete the course in the 8 week time frame but it is not essential to have a sewing machine at home. You will just need an iron and ideally a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Make A Quilt Top in 8 Weeks With Jodie Glen-Martin
Course ticket - for all 8 dates.
Payment is via bank transfer to the tutor. You will be sent bank details in the confirmation email.