Patchwork and Quilting: Make a Jelly Roll Quilt (MAY DAY SCHOOL)

Location Coleridge Community College

Day Saturday

Start Date 19 May 2017

Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Weeks 1 weeks

Price £43

Brief Description:

This one day course will introduce learners to using a ‘jelly roll’. This is a ‘pre-cut’ set of coordinating fabrics comprising 40 strips cut 2 ½” x 42”.  The tutor plans to show how to quickly piece these strips together and cut them to form squares which can be arranged to form the quilt design.  We will look at the variations possible to form your unique quilt top from the very easy to a little more complex. Whilst this course is suitable for the relative newcomer to patchwork and quilting, time will only allow us to make and join the blocks together. Advice will be given on how to finish the quilt. A full list of requirements is available.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Prior experience in using a sewing machine is advised. You need not have done patchwork before as this course will be offered at three levels starting from very easy leading to slightly more challenging.  A full list of requirements is available.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session participants will be able to:
• Learn how to do strip piecing
• Use specialist rulers to cut and make a quilt
• Discuss quilting

About Your Tutor:

Marion Curtis has interests in many forms of textiles including weaving and bobbin lace. She taught art and design technology for over 30 years and more recently concentrating on her own design work and working to commission. Marion would describe herself as a ‘Modern Quilter’ where old designs are invigorated with contemporary fabrics. Opening her studio to the public every year through Cambridge Open Studios, Marion is an active member of Cambridge Quilters and often gives talks and runs workshops. With her art and design background Marion feels very confident she can draw out the ‘designer’ in you.

For the session you will need to bring:

You will need to bring in a jelly roll you have purchased. One jelly roll would make a ‘lap sized’ quilt of about one metre square.  Two jelly rolls would make something larger.  The centre has available a number of Janome machines with patchwork feet and you are welcome to bring your own machine. Other tools include a rotary cutter, pins and sharp scissors. A notebook would be useful. Please also bring a Packed Lunch for the day.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Enrol onto a 10 week Patchwork and Quilting course. An improver’s course could look at making larger or more complex designs. Speak to the tutor.  The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

 

Enrolment:

  • For full course information: http://adult-education.parksidefederation.org.uk/
  • We are able to accept bookings over the phone, please have your credit/debit card to hand.
  • Places on any courses are only secure upon receipt of the FULL payment.
  • Loyal Learners receive 5% discount towards the cost of any course in the 2017/18 academic year, to qualify for the discount full payment must be received before the enrolment deadline. For full terms and conditions contact the office.
  • Postal enrolments with fees are welcome (please DO NOT send cash), make cheques payable to Parkside Federation Academies.
  • Enrolments via email MUST NOT contain card payment details.
  • Enrolments are welcome throughout the year.
  • Courses with fewer than the relevant number of learners may have the option of continuing on payment of supplementary fees or the length of the course reducing.
  • Upon enrolment you will receive learner information about college support and signposts to policies and regulations. If you do not have an email address please pick up a copy of the terms and conditions from the Adult Learn & Train office.

Fees:

  • Fees are payable in full when you enrol. We accept all major debit and *credit cards (*50p charge), cheques (made payable to Parkside Federation Academies), or cash (in person).
  • Please note should you choose to withdraw from the course you will still be liable to pay any outstanding instalments.
  • Refunds will only be paid in full when a class is closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment at least two weeks before the course starts. If you decide to cancel less than two weeks before the course starts you will receive a 50% refund. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund if a course has already started.
  • Concessionary fees are available if you: are in receipt of the “Guaranteed Credit” element of the Pension Credit / have an income equivalent to the Government low income threshold / are in receipt of a means tested benefit. Proof must be shown at enrolment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Learner Information:

  • If you have supplied your email address, you will receive a confirmation email following your enrolment. If you have not received this, please contact the Adult Learn & Train team on 01223 712340 or learnandtrain@parksidefederation.org.uk. If the course is cancelled, we will contact you to offer an alternative or a full refund.
  • Free Parking is available in the evening at all centres on a first come first serve basis. During the day spaces are extremely limited in the car park – street parking is available a short walk away. If you require accessible parking please contact the centre concerned to reserve a space.
  • All college premises are strictly NO SMOKING sites, any learners wishing to smoke are asked to do so away from the immediate vicinity of the college.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions that result in school closure: please check the website or tune into local radio for up-to-date information.

Some courses are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

Equalities and Diversity Statement: We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from everyone.

We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect.

We will ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.

Safeguarding Statement: Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe in this centre. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the centre manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.

Adult Learn and Train reserve the right to withdraw tuition and exam entries in the event of verbal, physical or intimidating behaviour to other learners, tutor or staff.

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