Live quilting classes
If you prefer your learning in a group setting, join our friendly, supportive community of quilters either in person or online and explore your creative side, whilst sharing tea and biscuits. There might even be cake once in a while!
I love teaching and offer Live quilting classes in Hertfordshire and over Zoom. They are tailored to suit your needs. My mantra is KISS – keep it simple, sweetie, and I really believe in using simple techniques to create stunning results.
- In-Person Courses take place in Letchworth and Watford.These are regular weekly or monthly half day sessions, during which I will work with you so that you can create a quilt or wall hanging. Scroll down to see what’s on offer! Watford classes are overseen by my two Calico Cats, Snowy and Dido – though they prefer to look from a distance!
- Online Courses take place weekly over Zoom. The live teaching is supported by very detailed instructions with photographs and diagrams.
- Workshops take place over Zoom or In-Person and are between a half day and two days duration. Live teaching is supported by very detailed instructions with photographs and diagrams
Below you will see some photographs of students’ work from different classes and workshops – Enjoy! And if you would like to see your work from one of our classes there, send me a good quality photograph and we’ll see what we can do!
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Courses run over Zoom, a half day a week for 10 weeks on
Thursday mornings, 10.00 to mid-day – aimed at all levels
Quilting courses over Zoom take the best elements of face to face learning and online learning. They are small (maximum of 10 people in each class) so that you get lots of individual attention and opportunities to develop at your own pace. Learning is supported by pdf tutorials and videos, and you have a lovely supportive community.
Each term there will be a new project, and these can be tailored to your skill level.
Watford Quilting Classes
Quilting classes in Watford are very small (maximum of 4 people in each class) so that you get lots of individual attention and opportunities to develop at your own pace.
Thursday afternoons 1.30-3.30pm (10 sessions)
Monthly, Saturday mornings 10am-12pm (6 sessions)
Quilting Classes and workshops at The Settlement, Letchworth
Classes and workshops at Letchworth Settlement are for up to 12 people. They take place in one of the well-equipped craft rooms in this historic adult education centre. Please book with The Settlement direct – https://www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk/
Workshops run from 10 – 4 on the specified days.
Termly Classes run over 10 weeks on:
Tuesday mornings 9.45 -12.15pm
Wednesday evenings 7.00-9.30pm
I am looking forward to scheduling some fun workshops for 2024 – spend time learning a technique or creating a small project.
Some workshops will be delivered via Zoom and some in-person.
Workshop topics for 2024 may include –
– Beyond the Ditch – Adventurous Quilting with the Walking Foot
– Stacked Pinwheels – Create pinwheel stars from dramatic fabrics
Each workshop will includes a full pattern/instructions and ongoing support in our private Facebook group.
Get in touch and let me know if there’s a certain workshop you want.
"Sheena's Free Motion Quilting day was amazing.
I had never attempted free motion quilting as it seemed a complicated mystery to me. Sheena’s Free Motion Quilting day was amazing. It was a small group and there was plenty of time to get to grips with understanding what an important part tension plays and how this can be affected. Now that I understand and have mastered this, I feel confident to practice and incorporate this in my quilts in future. I would highly recommend Sheena’s courses, there is something for every level and she covers a lot of different elements of quilting.
Anne Salisbury – Face to Face FMQ Workshop
"I really feel I achieved something and will be making more as it’s been much admired.
I had a great day on this Zoom course- Sheena explained and demonstrated all the steps as well as providing an excellent pdf handout. There were lots of opportunities to learn from Sheena and from each other and it was lovely to be able to complete my wall hanging in one day (I did everything but the hand sewing of the binding during the class). I really feel I achieved something and will be making more as it’s been much admired.
Susan Hood – Zoom Stained Glass Workshop
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course, and came away with lots of ideas, hints and tips - and more confidence to try new ideas.
Sheena is a great tutor – she explains things well, and is prepared to demonstrate and explain a different way if we didn’t understand it the first time. She never makes you feel that you are stupid! Sheena also coped with glitches in technology with patience and humour. I’m looking forward to the next workshop I’m doing with her in June! Thank you Sheena!!
Helen Clark – Zoom Beyond the Ditch Workshop
"This was a fabulous stained glass workshop. I learned so much!
This was a fabulous stained glass workshop. I learned so much, Sheena made it fun and the day flew by. The day was really well organised, too, so that it felt like a face-to-face course. Sheena has the skill of imparting her knowledge with good humour and grace and she has loads of tips to share.
Jane – Zoom Stained Glass Workshop
"The Textile Textures Playtime course is such fun and very informative!
I highly recommend both this course and the lovely tutor, Sheena who is an excellent teacher.
Beverley Chamberlain – Playtime Subscription