Workshops

Our workshops are held in our log cabin in the beautiful Welsh countryside near the historic town of Monmouth.  Refreshments are provided throughout the day.  Bring your own lunch or order from our local Deli which has a range of delicious options. Parking is available but there are steps to the cabin due to the nature of the location.

Day workshops are run from 10:00 to 16:00. Sit and Sew from 10:00 to 13:00.

Please, arrive 30 mins early to enable us to start on time.


Strictly Sit and Sew Sessions – Weekly

Stuck on a project? Need a little advice or just a space to concentrate on your sewing?  Then join us at Strictly Quilting HQ for one of our Sit and Sew sessions.  Helen is on hand to help with practical or design advice with plenty of tea and treats to keep you going. A relaxed, drop-in style class that allows you to book your place when it suits you. But beware – only 6 seats available so don’t wait or you might miss out.

3 Hours – £15 per session.

To book email Helen@strictlyquilting.com or call on 07988 664290

Monday mornings, 10:00 – 13:00 at Strictly Quilting HQ.

  • 20th, 27th September
  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October
  • 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th November
  • 6th, 13th December

Cathedrals Windows Workshop. Saturday 9th October.

Learn the Cathedrals Windows technique which differs from normal piecing. No need for wadding or backing. Makes a lighter weight quilt but on this course we make an 18″ block which can be made into a wall hanging, or cushion.

Suitable for beginners.

Full day from 10 to 4. £45. Bring a lunch or order from our local deli.

Fabric kit for this can be purchased for £20 or bring your own.

To book email Helen@strictlyquilting.com call on 07988 664290 or visit my shop on UKQU.


Beginners Patchwork and Quilting Course – Monday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm. Starting 27th September for 6 weeks.

Learn the wonderful craft of patchwork and quilting, by hand or machine on a beginners course at Strictly Quilting HQ. On Monday evenings, from 7 to 9, we will cover all the basics from what fabrics are best, how to cut with both templates and rotary cutters and how to piece each block successfully. The ‘Beginner’s Quilt’ is in the American Block style and you can choose from various blocks to ensure that each one is unique. The Beginners Course includes a fabric pack to get you started from a choice of designs but be quick – they will go quickly.

£160 for 6 weeks plus fabric pack. Once the order is placed you will receive a form to fill out and return. This must be returned to Helen@strictlyquilting.com enable me to contact you to confirm your booking – always check your junk folder for the form!

To book email Helen@strictlyquilting.com call on 07988 664290 or visit my shop on UKQU.

Beginners Quilt

Redwork Hearts Christmas Bunting

Redwork Hearts Christmas Bunting – One day workshop.

Using traditional embroidery stitches, this is an easy introduction to Redwork. These can be made individually or strung together to make a Christmas bunting. You can add your own elements to the design to make each one unique. A lovely way to introduce yourself to the various embroidery stitches such as Stem Stitch, Running Stitch, Back Stitch along with both French and Colonial Knots.  £45

Sat 20th November. 10am – 4pm

Email Helen@strictlyquilting.com, call 07988 664290.


Beginners Patchwork and Quilting Course – Day Workshop

Wanted to try patchwork and quilting but never had the chance? Been a little afraid of what is involved. Come join us on this day taster course which will open your eyes to this wonderful world! Both hand and machine techniques are covered as we begin our journey. Choose your block from a selection of patterns which can be made into a cushion or the start of a table runner or quilt.

£45 for the day.


Improvers – Doris Sampler Quilt – Day a Month workshop over 8 months.

Each day we look at a new technique including standard piecing recap, piecing triangles, curved piecing, Y seams, English Paper Piecing, bonded appliqué, Hawaiian appliqué (needle turned), stained glass appliqué, foundation piecing in three ways including a Mariner’s Compass, Clam Shells, Improv and Seminole/Strip piecing. 

We aim to look at two blocks a day, these are to be finished at home, although we do spend a full day on the Mariner’s Compass. This course if perfect for those who have pieced before but are looking to extend their skills learning various different techniques, looking at both traditional and modern methods. Both hand and machine options are covered, and used, to make the various different blocks and I always like to include a little of the historical background of P&Q.

Doris Day a Month Sampler Quilt Workshop

Dresden Cushion – One Day Workshop

Make a delightful Dresden Plate cushion. We look at the different shapes and designs that we can make from this traditional pattern and turn it into a cushion. We also introduce a flange, also known as a fake piping, to add interest to the border. 

Email Helen@strictlyquilting.com

Dresden Cushion

Quilt Block Keeper Bag – Two day workshop.

This bag will hold all your quilt blocks for a project safely and, importantly, flat! No more rummaging at the bottom of your workbag to find your crumpled blocks. This one is designed to take blocks up to 18½” which is big enough for most projects. The inside has two fleece lined panels to grasp your blocks, has a bag foam lining to help keep them flat and is fastened by button and loops to add the finishing touch. 

The pattern is available to buy using the Contrary Wife quilt block but in the workshop we look at different Scrapology ideas to use on the second side. Learn some new skills and get some new ideas to Love your Scraps.

Email Helen@strictlyquilting.com


Strip Roll Bargello – One day workshop.

Always wanted to make a Bargello but a little afraid to try? Go for this quick lap quilt version where we learn the basics of the tube technique using a pre-cut strip roll (Jelly Roll or similar). With half the work already done for you this is a great introduction to the world of Bargello quilts. Choose your design – either Wave, also known as Waterfall, or Flame or perhaps include a little Convergence to add interest.  We complete the Bargello section in class but you receive the full pattern to add the French Braid borders. £45.

Email Helen@strictlyquilting.com


Bargello – Two day workshop

Come learn the tube technique to make a Bargello quilt. We cover the history behind the design and choose your pattern – either Wave, also known as Waterfall, or Flame. A Bargello quilt is really simpler than it looks and we explore this method for making stunning quilts. £90

Email Helen@strictlyquilting.com



Booking

Strictly Quilting HQ workshops can be booked directly with us by emailing Helen@strictlyquilting.com or calling 07988 664209.

50% Deposit is required to book your space. Payment in full must be made two weeks in advance for project classes.

Payment in full must be made when booking to hold your place for sit and sew classes.

Email interest for any of courses which will be starting soon.

Cancellations

Bookings may be cancelled up to 14 days before the advertised date, for a full refund.

Within 14 days NO refund will be given unless we are able to re-sell your space.

If you are displaying Covid-19 symptoms and or are self isolating. We will then endeavour to move your booking to another date.  

Should we need to cancel a workshop a full refund will be given.

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