Autumn 2019 Classes


Skill Levels explained


V =  someone with no patchwork experience

A = anyone and includes patchwork virgins

B = someone with some patchwork knowledge, including rotary cutting skills and ¼” seam allowance mastered

C = someone with good patchwork skills


Reminder: - The class fee is due at the time of booking

Sewing Machines are available to hire


Patchwork/Needlework does require time and patience. It is unlikely you will always finish the project during the class and you will be given all the necessary instructions to complete it at home (Open Format and Follow on classes are also available)

We will assume that you have read and approved our T&C when booking you a class.

Terms and Conditions


If you would like to book a place on a class…

1)           Contact the shop (phone 0208 941 7075)

2)           We can not guarantee your space unless you pay for your place – bookings receive without payment will be put on waiting list and transferred to actual list once paid for.

3)           Should you wish to cancel and providing you give us a 7 day notice before the class, we will issue a CREDIT NOTE. It can be used against goods or class – no time limit on it. However, if you do not give us a 7 day notice, we will NOT BE ABLE to offer a credit note as we would have confirmed the tutor and committed to pay their fee. We will be happy for you to find someone to take your place but we cannot take responsibility to find someone for you.

4)           Should WE cancel a class, a cash refund will be given

We will assume T&C have been read and agreed when you book on a class.

Sewing machines and equipment

We kindly ask you to take your own equipment upstairs, so please make sure that you only bring items that you can carry to our 1st floor room. If your sewing machine is too heavy for you to take upstairs, we strongly recommend hiring one of ours which costs just £4.00 per session.

We do thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Advent Calendars with Emma Randall

Saturday 9th November 10.30am to 16.30pm         £44.00

Quick and easy Advent Calendars! Pick a panel from the shop or bring along one from your stash and make an Advent Calendar in a day. Or if you are crazy (like Emma!) just bring along some Christmas fabric with motifs that are about 3” square and Emma will guide you through how to turn them into your own unique advent calendar design.

Click here to download Class Requirements

Wine Carrier with Nicola Whayman

Wednesday 13th November 10.30am to 16.30pm                       £44.00

An excellent Christmas Gift idea, come along and make a wine carrier to give to a friend! In addition to the kit (available in the shop) you just need 2 fat quarters and some embroidery threads.


English Paper Piecing with Valerie Quilter

Saturday 16th November 10.30am to 16.30pm

Saturday 14th December 10.30am to 16.30pm

£44.00 per session

Whether you are familiar with EPP or an absolute beginner, this class is the perfect environment to carry on an existing project or start a new one under Valerie’s guidance. She can suggest design options and will give you lots of technical hints and tips.

Beginner and Follow On Classes with Emma Randall

Tuesday 19th November 10.30am to 16.30pm

Tuesday 3rd December 10.30am to 16.30pm

£44.00 per session

New to patchwork? Come along and learn the basics including rotary cutting, strip piecing and lots more. You can make your blocks into a quilt, table runner or cushion. You won’t finish it on the day but you will have the instructions to continue at home and you can book onto another class to carry on working on your project.

Already started a project and just need a bit of help? Bring your current project along or start a new project.

Click here for class requirements

Christmas Themed Children's Classes with Emma Randall

Saturday 23rd November 10.30am to 13.30pm

£25.00 per session

For children aged 10 years and older: Come and learn some basic sewing skills and have fun with a Christmas themed day. The materials are included in the cost so just bring scissors and pins if you have them.

Open Format with Sue Thornborough

Friday 29th November 10.30am to 16.30pm                       £44.00

Want to finish all those UFO’s? Bring along a project you have started with Sue to finish off or come along and get help starting a new one. Or if you missed a class that you wanted to do just let us know when you book and Sue will be able to get you started on it.

Christmas Table Runner with Emma Randall

Saturday 7th December 10.30am to 16.30pm         £44.00

Have you got all your Christmas planning sorted? Or feel that nothing is sorted yet?! Either way, take time out from the busyness and come along for a relaxing day making a simple but stunning table runner for your table or for that last minute gift.

Click here for Class Requirements

Thangles with Nicola Whayman

Tuesday 10th December 10.30am to 16.30pm

£44.00 per session

Thangles are an easy way to make half square triangles. Come along and learn how to use them to make different blocks. The blocks can then be used to make many projects including table runners, quilts and cushions.

Click here to download the class requirements.

Wednesday Evenings with Val Nesbitt

Wednesdays 18.00pm to 21.00pm


13th November


£22.00 per session

Machine Hire £4.00 per session

Do you want some “me-sewing-time”? Want to finish a project and never find the time to do it at home? Can’t commit to an all-day class? Then these evening sessions are perfect for you! Val will be on hand to guide you through your project and the shop remains open during that time!

If your sewing machine is too heavy for you to take upstairs, we strongly recommend hiring one of ours. The cost of this for the evening is £4.00.

Open Format / Beginner Patchwork with Val Nesbitt

Wednesdays, 10.30am to 16.30pm

6th November, 27th November

4th December

£44.00 per session

Machine Hire £4.00 per session

Open to all – especially patchwork virgins, relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

Val has been teaching patchwork for many years and what she doesn’t know about that subject isn’t worth knowing! She will be on hand to guide you through your own project or help you choose your new one!

Please let us know what you will be working on at the time of booking.

Sewing machines are available to rent for £4.00 per class (they are Janome DXL603).

Cutting mat, rulers and cutters can be borrowed on a first come, first served basis.

Classes at Our Lady of Lourdes - Open Patchwork with Val Nesbitt

Hampton Court Way, Surrey KT7 0LP 

Saturdays, times shown below 


30th November  10.00am to 16.00pm

£46.00 per session*

Machine Hire £4.00 per session


14th December  10.00am to 17.00pm

£51.00 per session*

Machine Hire £4.00 per session

*The class fee includes vegetarian lunch and light refreshments during the day. Please advise us/remind us of any special dietary needs.

Same concept as the Wednesday Open Format at the shop, with more room to spread and lunch and refreshments taken care of for you! Free parking and no steps.

If you find something in a magazine that you would like to work on, please discuss with Val before the class. Machine hire available, please book when you book the class.

Tuesday Demos and Surgery

Free to attend. First come, first serve.




30th July

14.00 to 16.00pm

Binding and Corners

13th August

14.00 to 16.00pm

Stitch and Flip Mats

27th August

14.00 to 16.00pm

Scrap Circles

3rd September

14.00 to 16.00pm

Fast flying Geese

10th September

10.00am to 12 noon


17th September

14.00 to 16.00pm

Take 5

24th September

14.00 to 16.00pm

Chop Suey

1st October

14.00 to 16.00pm

Log Cabin and variations

8th October

14.00 to 16.00pm

Magic 4 patch

15th October

10.00am to 12 noon

English Paper Piecing (EPP)

22nd October

14.00 to 16.00pm

45 degree angle

5th November

14.00 to 16.00pm


12th November

14.00 to 16.00pm

Bosal Jelly Roll

19th November

14.00 to 16.00pm


26th November

14.00 to 16.00pm


3rd December

14.00 to 16.00pm  

English Paper Piecing (EPP)


In addition to weekly demonstrations, Val, Nicola or Emma will be on hand to help you with all your patchwork and quilting questions. Whether it’s about an unfamiliar gadget, challenging fabrics, threads and needles questions, unused stash, bring it along and discuss. No need to book, just turn up.