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Saturday 01 July 2023: Online Workshop (Memory Quilt!)

Join the fabulously talented & engaging Janet Clare who returns to the CraftyMonkies talent pool after a few months away to teach her wonderful Wordsmith Memory Quilt class!...

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Saturday 01 July 2023: Online Workshop (Memory Quilt!)
Saturday 01 July 2023: Online Workshop (Memory Quilt!)

Time & Location

01 Jul 2023, 16:00 – 19:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Janet Clare - Saturday 01 July 2023 - 4.00pm to 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Memory Quilt

The wonderfully warm & engaging Janet Clare has often wished she'd kept a diary or an art journal but after many attempts had to admit that she was just not that sort of crafter! And yet, she still really wanted to remember and record our ordinary days. After all, what you do every day is more important than what you do once in a blue moon!

One day Janet realised that she could simply stitch her stories and so here we are: Janet's hugely engaging 'Wordsmith' Memory Quilt workshop! This workshop (a repeat of the class last run by expert tutor Janet in January 2022) is about noticing and cherishing the simple things in life. It’s about love letters, little notes and finding pressed flowers in favourite books. So, gather your memories and slowly piece them together with beautiful fabrics to create a lasting souvenir to be treasured by generations to come!

The structure of this online interactive workshop is as follows:-

During our time together, Janet will tell you the inspiration behind her work and share some of the stories in her memory quilt, hopefully inspiring you to start creating one of your own! Every 'wordsmith' needs an alphabet or two! During this workshop we will focus on ways to transfer lettering and text to fabric and methods to stitch them such as free motion stitching, appliqué and embroidery. We will also practise Janet's ‘Quilt-As-You-Go’ method.

You will see how Janet layers techniques such as fusible appliqué, free-motion stitching, hand quilting, embroidery and quilt-as-you-go so you can begin to create unique pieces inspired by your favourite words, sayings, adages, poems or stories.

For this online interactive workshop you will need the following:-

  • A place to start - a favourite word, quote, adage or short story
  • Print out the worksheet (supplied upon signing-up for the course)
  • Sewing machine, set up for free-motion quilting (darning foot and feed dogs down)
  • A selection of sewing threads (preferably polyester for machine drawing)
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Embroidery thread
  • Free motion practice- calico and wadding pieces A4ish
  • Fusible web
  • Pencil and paper
  • Carbon paper (if you have it - you can just watch the short demo if not)
  • Stitch ‘n’ tear (if you have it - you can just watch the short demo if not)
  • Washable/removable fabric marker
  • ‘Quilt as you go’ - four x 9 inch fabric squares, two x 8 inch wadding squares

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location! Here's a great world time zone reference:-

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Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


  • Online Workshop: Memory Quilt

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Janet Clare on Saturday 01 July 2023 (4.00pm-7.00pm, BST)

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