Spring 2020 Demos - Tuesday at 2pm FREE to attend & no need to book!

Come along to our weekly Demonstrations, learn a new technique or how to use one of the many gadgets available to make patchwork and quilting easier.


January 21st - Using Thangles to make half square triangles

January 28th - Pineapple blocks using Creative Grids Pineapple Ruler

February 4th - Tips and ideas for easy Free Motion Quilting

February 11th - New York Beauty foundation piecing

February 18th - Storm at Sea Blocks using Creative Grids ruler

February 25th - Jelly Roll Rug - ideal for using scraps too

Skill Levels explained


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


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).

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 (Janome DXL603) which costs just £4.00 per session.

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

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

Terms and Conditions

Please note, if you would like to book a place on a class…


1)       Please ring the shop to check there are spaces.

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

3)       Should YOU wish to cancel - providing you give us 7 days notice before the class, we will issue a CREDIT NOTE. It can be used against goods or classes and there is no time limit on it. However, if you do not give us a 7 days 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 full refund will be given via original payment method.


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


Flutterby Modern Sampler with Sue Thornborough

Wednesday 4th March 10.30am to 13.30pm £22.00

Wednesday 1st April 10.30am to 13.30pm £22.00

Wednesday 6th May 10.30am to 13.30pm £22.00

Wednesday 3rd June 10.30am to 13.30pm £22.00

Have you thought about making a sampler quilt but not known where to start? Sue has made it easier for you! This sampler quilt is inspired by the extremely popular Tula Pink Butterfly quilt pattern.

Each week you will work on a different block or blocks that makes up this beautiful sampler quilt. You will need to finish some work at home between sessions.


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Emmaline Bag with Cathy Bonner

Tuesday 18th February 10.30am to 16.30pm  £44.00

* NEW DATE * Tuesday 17th March 10.30am to 16.30pm £44.00

These pretty bags are fun to sew and make fantastic gifts, perfect for friends of either sexes and children. The pattern and metal stays needed are available in the shop.

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Confetti Landscape with Kate Findlay

Saturday 22nd February 10.30am to 16.30pm  £46.00

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall (Hampton Court Way, Surrey KT7 0LP)

Make a small landscape in a day inspired by beechwoods and bluebells. We will collage together a fabric background, add tree trunks, then use a confetti technique, cutting tiny pieces with rotary cutters, and sprinkling these onto “mistyfuse” before ironing and stitching. Images will be provided. The composition can then be finished with hand or machine sewing as preferred. The finished landscape is approx. 45cm long by 30cm high.

Wonky Wonderings with Pauline Buchanan

Tuesday 25th February 10.30am to 4.30pm £44.00

In this class you will learn two techniques for curved strip piecing using no rulers, machine quilting using a walking foot that looks like free motion quilting and how to make your own bias binding finish

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Baby Play Book with Emma Randall

Thursday 27th February 10.30am to 4.30pm £44.00

A lovely gift for a young child or to have at your home for grandchildren. Inspired by a Kid’s Quilt pattern and using applique techniques, once sewn together it becomes a book or can be untied and used as a playmat. You will need to buy a Kid’s Quilt pattern and Emma will share some designs she has made.

Applique Designs with Sue Thornborough

Friday 6th March 10.30am to 16.30pm    £44.00

Appliqué patchwork is a fairly simple technique once you have mastered reverse images and fusing material without getting it on the iron! If that sounds scary, come along to this class to see how easy it can be. The block can be made into a wall hanging or a cushion or you could incorporate it into a quilt of similar designs.


Class requirements coming soon

Foundation Pieced Design with Cathy Bonner

Tuesday 10th March 10.30am to 1.30pm £22.00

Many of you may be put off by the labour-intensive cutting and fitting process that makes some complicated looking quilt blocks. Foundation piecing takes all the hassle out of cutting and sewing your quilt block. You can even use oddly shaped pieces of fabric scraps without extra cutting.

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Tudor Rose EPP Table Runner with Nicola Whayman

Saturday 14th March 10.30am to 16.30pm £44.00

Come along and learn how to make this beautiful English Paper Pieced (EPP) table runner. You will need to buy the Tudor Rose pattern (available in the shop) and we also have kits available which include the pattern and material for the top.

Class requirements coming soon

Drawstring Bag with Cathy Bonner

Tuesday 17th March 10.30am to 16.30pm  £44.00

Another lovely bag that is easy to make and makes an ideal gift, especially filled with toiletries (or sweets!). We think the toning drawstring looks amazing.

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Storm at Sea with Emma Randall

Thursday 26th March 10.30am to 4.30pm £44.00

Using the Creative Grids Storm at Sea Ruler (available in the shop) Emma will guide you through making these blocks, including thinking about colour placements to highlight areas of the quilt. Can you see the two hearts in the picture above?

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Open Format with Sue Thornborough

Friday 29th November 10.30am to 16.30pm                       £44.00

Want to finish all those UFOs? 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.

Beginner and Follow On Classes with Emma Randall

Saturday 29th February 10.30am to 16.30pm

Wednesday 18th March 10.30am to 16.30pm

Saturday 18th April 10.30am to 16.30pm

Wednesday 22nd April 10.30am to 16.30pm

Tuesday 28th April 10.30am to 16.30pm

£44.00 per session

Can’t commit to a full day? Same format, just half a day!

Thursday 12th March 10.30am to 13.30pm

Thursday 23rd April 10.30am to 13.30pm

£22.00 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.

Thangles with Nicola Whayman

Tuesday 3rd March 10.30am to 16.30pm

Tuesday 24th March 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.

English Paper Piecing with Valerie Quilter

Saturday 21st March 10.30am to 16.30pm

Saturday 25th April 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.

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Classes for Young People with Emma Randall

Wednesday 19th February 10.30am to 13.30pm

Saturday 7th March 10.30am to 13.30pm

Saturday 28th March 10.30am to 13.30pm

Saturday 2nd May 10.30am to 13.30pm

£22.00 per session

For those aged 10 years and older: Come and learn some basic sewing skills and make a range of fun projects including bags, pencil cases, bunting, applique cushions and cards, and stuffed animals. You will learn how to use a sewing machine, some basic hand stitches, how to work from a pattern and lots more!

Class requirements coming soon

Patchwork Classes with Val Nesbitt

Wednesday 26th February 10.30am to 16.30pm

Wednesday 11th March 10.30am to 16.30pm

Wednesday 25th March 10.30am to 16.30pm

Wednesday 15th April 10.30am to 16.30pm

Wednesday 29h April 10.30am to 16.30pm

£44.00 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.

Wednesday Evenings with Val Nesbitt

Wednesday 4th March 18.00pm to 21.00pm

Wednesday 1st April 18.00pm to 21.00pm

Wednesday 6th May 18.00pm to 21.00pm

£22.00 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 or help you start a new one. 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.

Thursday Knit and Natter with Daphne Morris

Thursday 13th February 13.00pm-15.00pm

Thursday 27th February 13.00pm-15.00pm

£10.00 per session

Come along to our NEW Knit and Natter sessions, all levels welcome including beginners. Bring your projects, bring your problems (of a knitting nature!), enjoy a guided session in an informal setting.    

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

Hampton Court Way, Surrey KT7 0LP 

Saturday 21st March 10.00am-16.00pm

Saturday 25th April 10.00am-16.00pm

£46.00 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 classes 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 at £4.00 per sesison, please book when you book the class.