Journal Quilting Workshops: May – July 2021

Run by Cathy Alsworth from Patchwork Robin

Saturday 22nd May.

Saturday 26th June.

Saturday 24th July.

Quilting no longer needs to be an expanse of well crafted stitching and piecing work which would cover your bed. Quilters are choosing to make smaller pieces which have a meaning to them within that month. The idea is that they are small, fun pieces of artwork which explores new techniques and materials.

These small pieces of work are your ideas, your thoughts, your memories interpreted into small Journal Quilts.

So forget your full sized quilt and embark on a series of work completing each one over a period of time, perhaps monthly or quarterly.
Be inspired, get creative – anything goes!

These courses will teach you new skills and techniques to create small pieces of work but all the ideas are yours so let your imagination flow!

The course runs in blocks of 3 covering the months of February, March and April, May, June and July, September, October and November where you can either create a piece for the quarter or you can create a Journal each month.


Medallion Quilt Course – 6 Sessions Intermediate Level

Medallion Quilt Course – Intermediate Level

The ‘Medallion Quilt’ course will run over 6 sessions of the following dates from 10am until 1pm.

Saturday 22th May.

Saturday 26th June.

Saturday 24th July.

Saturday 25th September.

Saturday 23rd October.

Saturday 27th November

Medallion quilts are made up of multiple borders around a centre motif which can either be a patchwork block, an appliqued piece or a whole piece of printed cloth.

Starting with the quilts centre square in the first month and working your way out with the different borders each month finishing them at home ready for the next months session.

Blocks included in the borders are Friendship Star, Nine Patch on point, Chevrons (flying Geese) and Churn Dash

Quilt size approximately 228cm (90″) square.

Upon booking, fabric requirements and cutting instructions for the first block will be sent out.

Bring your own sewing machine.


Lazy Sunday Morning – Part 2

Its Paper Foundation Piecing Technique!

I bought the book…

Kaffe Fassett’s Shots and Stripes Book

All his other books can be seen on his website in this link Kaffe Fassett’s books

Upon reading the story behind the quilt, the words ‘rather tricky’ and  ‘not good for beginner paper piecer’ made me realise it was a more advanced technique,and I was in awe of how it is created.

African Collage designs feature in Kaffee Fasset’s ‘Shots and Stripes’ book which is full of marvelous designs from his shot cotton and striped fabric range. Whilst flicking through the book I was very taken with his Samarkand Table Runner.

Kaffees inspiration for this quilt was the fairground shown in this picture and I just love how he has gone from this picture to the bright, vibrant colours and angles of the table runner. 

This book opened up my world to Kaffee Fassett and his extensive range of quilt designs and many books he has  published. One of those books is called ‘Quilts in the Cotswolds’. I thought this might be good for course ideas for Carry on Quilting.  So this book might have also fallen into my Amazon basket along with a charm pack of his fabric. 

I am looking forward to working with these books and fabric very soon.

Take care