Patchwork and Quilting: Make a Jelly Roll Quilt (MAY DAY SCHOOL)
Location Coleridge Community College
Start Date 19 May 2017
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
Weeks 1 weeks
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.
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.
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