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Quilting Masterclasses

Our upcoming and totally unique Quilting Masterclasses 2020 see us offering you retreats and two NEW One-Day Quilting Masterclass Workshops (and, yes, you can attend BOTH days, as each event offers different quilting projects!) We're also going to make sure there are different projects on every Quilting Masterclass course, so that if you want to come again you wont be making the same thing!

 

The following dates are currently available (with more being added in the coming months):-

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2020 at Doxford  Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland (workshop or retreat)

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2020 at Wokefield Estate Hotel nr Reading (workshop or retreat)

Two questions we're often asked is: 'Are your courses suitable for beginners?' Do you have a machine I can borrow? The answer to both is a resounding: 'YES'! We have 4 machines on a first come first served basis, so please ask us when you book! Beginners & proficient crafters alike can join in with the fun, friendship - and cake! On a CraftyMonkies Course/Workshop/Retreat, we want you to learn techniques that perhaps you only dreamt of being able to do or improve techniques you'll be able to use on future projects of your own to expand your creative horizons! On these courses you will learn many different quilting techniques, about quilting terminology, qualities of fabric, seam allowances, piecing techniques, pressing basics, quilt blocks, borders and so much more! Our expert tutors have written books, toured the world, taught may pupils and are considered to be at the top of the quilting field.

Please do keep checking our website and social media platforms InstagramFacebook and Twitter to see new courses being announced for 2020! Don't forget that non sewing partners can also come along and enjoy the hotel accommodation, and we have other courses running at the same time that they may be interested in!

 

16.05.20 + 17.05.20

Quilting Masterclass Weekend Retreat &

Two-Day Workshops

Doxford Hall Hotel,

Northumberland

Join us for a Weekend Retreat of Quilting on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2020 at the wonderful Doxford Hall Hotel, near Alnwick. Also available as a Two-Day Workshop or individual One-Day Workshop courses. Featuring top quilters Jennie Rayment and Sarah Payne.

Doxford Hall Hotel, near Alnwick

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2020

Doxford Hall Hotel & Aqueous Spa

Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland NE67 5DN

 

Join us for a Weekend Retreat with Overnight Hotel Accommodation PLUS

our Two-Day Quilting Masterclass Workshops with Jennie RaymentSarah Payne.

Price includes Tuition, Lunch & Refreshments on each day!
 
Those unable to join us for the Retreat can join theTwo-Day Workshops or join in on either the Saturday or Sunday
by selecting the option they prefer (see below) and booking via our Book Online page
Please note: We are also running a One-Day ScanNCut Workshop and Two-Day Photography Workshop at this venue on the same dates!
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On this fabulous retreat (complete with Spa!), two leading lights of the quilting world - Jennie Rayment and Sarah Payne - will teach you several quilting techniques that you can take away and use for a whole variety of quilting projects. Sarah will teach on the Saturday and Jennie will teach on the Sunday. You can come to one of the days, both of the days, or book yourself the entire Weekend Retreat which includes both days, an overnight stay, dinner, breakfast, lunch both days and refreshments, plus you can use the Spa! Not only that, on the Saturday night after dinner, Sarah will be providing you with a lovely chat about her Himalayan Quilting adventures and showing you the most beautiful quilts!

Sarah Payne - Saturday 16th May 2020

Machine/Hand-Edged Applique Masterclass

On Saturday Sarah Payne is here to hold your hand if you have ever fancied learning to create applique designs but never quite have the courage to give it a try. On this one-day workshop you will work on an applique panel that you can turn into a cushion or a centre panel for a quilt. Sarah will guide you through different techniques that you can use to create a unique work of art. Sarah will supply you with templates for a number of different designs so you can make something you are going to treasure.

Sarah will cover:

  • Machine sewn raw edged applique

  • Machine stitched needle turned applique

  • Hand Applique using the drawn thread method

You can choose from a traditional Baltimore style applique design or a more graphic design such as the Birdsong design below. Whatever design you choose, you will be sure to create a unique piece that you will treasure for ever.

Jennie Rayment - Sunday 17th May 2020

Patchwork Masterclass

On Sunday 17th May you will explore the exciting possibilities for patchwork play with the 'Queen of Quilting' Jennie Rayment with just two contrasting fabric colours. From simple squares and a couple of strips, discover how to create a variety of traditional pieced designs from Snail's Trail, Hunter's Star to Delectable Mountains.

 

Learn to work with half and quarter square triangles, get the gist of the grain, understand the intricacies of perfect seams, points and so much more. Make one of the patterns into a bag or explore all three techniques for future use. The 'Queen of Quilting' will guide you through every step of the way! Machine or hand sewing if preferred. No templates required - just cut and sew!...

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10.10.20 + 11.10.20

Quilting Masterclass Weekend Retreat &

Two-Day Workshops

Wokefield Estate Hotel,

Berkshire

Join us for a Weekend Retreat of Quilting on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2020 at the wonderful Wokefield Estate Hotel, near Reading. Also available as a Two-Day Workshop or individual One-Day Workshop courses. Featuring top quilters Jennie Rayment and Sarah Payne.

 

Wokefield Estate Hotel, near Reading

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October 2020

De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel

Goodboy's Lane, Mortimer Common, Reading RG7 3AE

 

Join us for a Weekend Retreat with Overnight Hotel Accommodation PLUS

our Two-Day Quilting Masterclass Workshops with Jennie RaymentSarah Payne.

Price includes Tuition, Lunch & Refreshments on each day!
 
Those unable to join us for the Retreat can join theTwo-Day Workshops or join in on either the Saturday or Sunday
by selecting the option they prefer (see below) and booking via our Book Online page.
Please note: We are also running a Two-Day Photography Workshop at this venue on the same dates!
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On this fabulous retreat (complete with steam-room & pool facilities!), two leading lights of the quilting world - Jennie Rayment and Sarah Payne - will teach you several quilting techniques that you can take away and use for a whole variety of quilting projects. Sarah will teach on the Saturday and Jennie will teach on the Sunday. You can come to one of the days, both of the days, or book yourself the entire Weekend Retreat which includes both days, an overnight stay, dinner, breakfast, lunch both days and refreshments!

Sarah Payne - Saturday 10th October 2020

Quilting Masterclass

On Saturday 10th October Sarah Payne is here to hold your hand if you have ever fancied learning to quilt but never quite had the courage to give it a try. On this one-day workshop you will be guided through different techniques that you can use to create a unique work of art. Sarah will supply you with templates for a number of different designs so you can make something you are going to treasure.

Whatever you create on this Quilting Masterclass you will be sure to create a unique piece that you will treasure for ever.

More in-depth details for Sarah's course will be released shortly. Please keep in mind that the content of this course will be totally different to that which we are running at Doxford Hall in May 2020!

Jennie Rayment - Sunday 11th October 2020

Quilting Masterclass 

On Sunday 11th October you will explore the exciting possibilities for patchwork play with the 'Queen of Quilting' Jennie Rayment

 

Jennie will guide you through the content of this course every step of the way! You'll be using machine or hand-sewing as preferred. No templates are required: just cut and sew. More in-depth details for Jennie's course will be released shortly. Please keep in mind that the content of this course will be totally different to that which we are running at Doxford Hall in May 2020!

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