The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts situated slightly to the east of the Humber Bridge, on the southern bank of the River Humber. Stretching out towards the bank, at almost a quarter of a mile long, The Ropewalk was initially part of a rope making factory; opening in 1767, the factory eventually closed in 1989.  It houses four gallery spaces, a sculpture garden and coffee shop and a small scale venue for film, theatre, comedy and music.

Situated within the complex, is the Jane White Couture Tuition Centre and I am delighted to have been asked to be a visiting tutor there offering workshops in patchwork and quilting.

This year I am offering a variety of workshops  covering colour choices, techniques for absolute beginners and a stunning Disappearing 9-patch design.

Workshops should be booked with the centre direct.

2017 Workshops

25-26 February – Colour for Quilters :

Part 1 – Choosing fabrics for your project can be a great challenge.  Sometimes we put fabrics together and they look fantastic, sometimes they just don’t work!  Investigate warm and cool tones, relative value, intensity and proportion.  Using some traditional quilt blocks you will get to play, to audition fabrics and see what is great and what works better. You will learn some guidelines that you can rely on for putting them together and gain confidence in your own colour choices.

Part 2 – Design and make a small wall hanging utilising the guidelines from Part 1.  The amount of work completed by each participant will depend on their existing skills and pace of work.

6-7 May – Patchwork & Quilting for Absolute Beginners

Part 1 – Create a cushion cover using a simple but interesting block design. Choose from Ohio Star or 4-Card Trick. Add a border if you wish, and use a simple “envelope” style cushion cover. Simple, but very smart!

Part 2 – Log Cabin Mini : make one or a few log cabin blocks and put them together – perfect if you want a simple machine cover, a table centrepiece or a runner

1-2 July – Disappearing Nine-Patch : Chance to make a lovely quilt top based on the fantastic Disappearing Nine-Patch block. This really does fulfil my mantra of Simple Techniques, Stunning Results! It’s a lovely piece and is great for using up remnants, or as an excuse to go out and buy interesting pieces of fabrics. During this workshop, you will be able to complete the top, and discuss ideas for borders and finishing