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Are You Thinking About Learning to Quilt?

Or maybe you are looking for a perfect gift for a friend or family member? Whether you already know how to sew or not, quilting is a fun and rewarding skill which results in beautiful (and practical) pieces to cherish for years to come. Quilting is not about just making blankets - with so many different quilting styles and applications, you can create many different items for your home, art pieces and even unique clothing. 

 

Let Your Creativity Soar

When you quilt, you will soon find you have more ideas for projects than you might have time to complete! Even better - there are no rules to what you can create. You can let your imagination free with colour combinations, patterns and styles. 

 

After learning just the basics, you can start making so much more than just bed quilts. You will have the skill to create bags, coasters, table runners, placemats, cushions, wall hangings, scarves, vests, art pieces….and the list could go on forever. Depending on the size and complexity of your project, you can create something within an hour up to larger pieces which will keep you busy for days. 

 

And the learning never has to stop. You can expand your skills into many different patchwork techniques, art projects and even free motion quilting.

 

Give Gifts Which will be Cherished Forever

I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn't love receiving a handmade quilt as a gift. Unlike something bought in the shops, giving quilted items as gifts guarantees the recipient a unique and high quality gift which will be cherished forever.

 

Is there a special occasion coming up such as a wedding, new baby, special anniversary or birthday? Or maybe just a special gift for a close friend or loved one (or even yourself). Quilts are perfect for these types of gifts - many live on as cherished heirlooms throughout multiple generations. 

 

Quilting Matters

When you learn patchwork and quilting skills, you receive so much more than unique and beautiful finished pieces. You acquire an outlet for creativity, even if you don’t consider yourself a creative person. Even more important, you have an activity for relaxation, mental health and well being.

 

Creating quilted items is a confidence booster, is great for concentration and relaxation. Your right and left brain will get some exercise, producing endorphins and serotonin. You’ll feel great by the time you’re done, with a sense of accomplishment, fulfilment and confidence. 

 

Never underestimate what you can do with quilting.

 

While quilting takes time to learn and perfect, give it a try - you just might find you enjoy the journey as much as the end result.

 

Give the Gift of Learning

Quilting can be learned at almost any age, and can be a gift you give which will keep giving back! General workshops and classes are perfect for anyone between the ages of 12 and 112. We will be holding some classes for children which will be perfect for ages between 8 and 13 - keep an eye on our website or register for our newsletter for information on upcoming dates.

 

If you are thinking of gifting a workshop or a class, you can book directly for that class using the receipients name for registation. If you would like to discuss any of our teaching options, please feel free to call Gabrielle directly on 07494 633777.

 

We also offer Gift Certificates which will be emailed out to the recipient. If you would like to purchase a physical Gift Certificate, please let us know and we can customise to your recipient.