Patchwork and Quilting - 3D wall panel CANCELLED (OL09L53A)

Create your own quilted 3D wall panel in a small, friendly, real-time online course

When? Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 29th September 2020 until 24th November 2020 for 8 weeks.

There are no classes on 27th October (Half Term)
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £103.00. The concessionary fee is £52.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

Please see additional cost information below
Please see below materials and equipment you will need.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

Develop your sewing machine skills and learn the basic techniques of patchwork and colour matching to complete a 3D wall panel.

What you already need to know

This course is suitable for those who love using fabric, their sewing machine and their imagination.
To get the most out of this course, you need to be able to use your own sewing machine and be able to do basic hand sewing.

What you will learn

Discover some of the secrets of design, colour matching and various types of patchwork styles as well as some of the history behind this popular craft.
The tutor will provide the pattern and as a group you will learn to:

How you will learn it

Using the online medium you will learn directly from your tutor as well as through presentations, videos, online resources and group discussion. You will have plenty of opportunity to develop your practical skills and your tutor will give you guidance and feedback. This is a relaxed course where you will be encouraged to share your ideas within the group.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.

Materials and items you will need to do the course

Fabric (the tutor will inform you of what you need before the first class)
Scissors, needles, pins, threads for machine sewing, pen and paper to take extra notes.
Sewing machine, iron and ironing board - ideally set up in the same room as your computer / laptop / tablet

How much extra study or practice is involved?

You may wish to practise the techniques between classes and to sketch your own ideas and designs to discuss with the tutor

What do previous students say?

"Brigitte knows so much and is incredibly generous in sharing her knowledge with everyone."
"I am thrilled with what I have made, it is so beautiful, I have to keep looking at it."
"This has been very useful for me, With 4 grandchildren I will be busy making quilts for each of them"
"I came with an idea of what I wanted to make. I now have hundreds of ideas, I am completely hooked thanks to Brigitte."

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

The next online patchwork and quilting course with Brigitte will start on 19th January 2021

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.