Note: This class is for Handi Quilter Owners Only.
Take your quilting on to the next level with this Rulers, Feathers and Fills Workshop with Handi Quilter Educator Abigail Sheridan de Graaff BEM and Liz Holpin from Pinhole Quilting. It is designed for Handi Quilter longarm machine owners who are confident with Thread, Needle and Tension and loading a quilt or who have done our Foundation or Foundation Plus Workshop.
We'll cover quilting designs, stencils and marking your quilt with pens and easy mark methods. How to do Feathers. How to Quilt your Quilt session with some filler ideas that we will put into practise after drawing and how to break your quilt down into block and border designs. Throughout the day we'll be changing threads and building skills with lots of hands on!
There will be opportunity to browse our range of Handi Quilter accessories and Glide thread during breaks.
One machine per student!
Start Time: Please arrive for 09:15 - we will start at 09:30 prompt
Finish Time: 4:30pm
100% of attendees from October course feedback rated the course as "Excellent"
"Practical and detailed presentations and demonstrations from very knowledgeable and experienced people. Quality and range of the student exercises was excellent. Personal time taken to answer questions and assist at the machine was invaluable. Great class size and plenty of space to work in. The range of supplies available for students to use within the workshop was fabulous. The facilities are excellent and the lunches superb."
People particularly liked:
"The introduction to techniques I had not considered nor attempted with success before."
"Friendliness and I learnt to do feathers!!"
"Getting to know other users."
In order to maximise learning and consolidation of skills there will be one student per machine for all machines.
£130 for Sitdown Machines (Handi Quilter Capri , Sweet Sixteen) or Pfaff Powerquilter.
£145 for Standup Machines. Amara (20", Avante (18"), Simply Sixteen (16"). Moxie (15") or Infinity (26") Longarm Machines.
We will ask you to show double vaccination or proof of lateral flow test prior to attendance. In addition please complete a test in the three days before the workshop date. You must not attend if you have a positive result.
You should not attend if you have a temperature or exhibit any of the symptoms of Covid-19.
We will be adhering to the Covid rules currently in force. This means that you will need to sanitise your hands regularly.
When you are moving around the showroom we may ask you to wear a Facemask. If you are exempt from wearing a mask please advise us by email so that we can make a note. Our showroom has high ceilings and is well ventilated.
Machines will not be shared. Machines will be sanitised between classes. We will take measures to ensure that social distancing takes place. Please let us know if you do not feel comfortable at any time.
The class may be cancelled with late notice due to circumstances beyond our control.
In that event we will rearrange the class for another date.
If the Covid rules change we will update the information by email the week before the class.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Our Showroom is located at Unit 22 Highgrove Farm, Seaford, Pinvin, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2LF
Visit our website for more detailed directions. https://www.pinholequilting.co.uk/how-to-find-us
By Plane: Fly into Birmingham International Airport. Trains from Birmingham International to Worcester Parkway take about one hour and run every hour. There is one change at Birmingham New Street. It may be possible to arrange a taxi or by prior arrangement we can pick you up. It is less than 15 minutes to our showroom from Worcester Parkway. We recommend you stay at a hotel in Pershore or Pinvin or at one of the Pub B&Bs in Upton Snodsbury or Flyford Flavell so that we can take you to the Showroom (we live close by).
By Car: It is 10 minutes drive from Junction 6 of the M5. There is plenty of free parking.
By Train: From the new Worcester Parkway it is 15 minutes (7 miles), Pershore BR Station is 5 minutes (1.6 miles). From Foregate or Shrub Hill in Worcester to our Showroom at Highgrove Farm is 20 minutes (10 miles).
Note that Taxis are not always easily available in this area which is very rural. Uber doesn't really exist here!
What's the cost of the course?
The full course cost is £130 per day. If you received a voucher with your machine for a free Foundation Workshop please enter the code that you should have received when you check out.
Lunch is included. Please let us know any particular dietary requirements when you book.
Where can we stay?
Pershore is only 3 miles away and there are a number of places to stay in Pershore or in the surrounding villages such as The Oak at Upton Snodsbury, The Boot Pub at Flyford Flavell, The Wood Norton near Evesham. Note that The Angel Hotel in Pershore is variable in quality.
We have had good reviews of the Vale Golf Club near Bishampton who rent out individual cabins.
Woodlands B&B in Pershore is well-reviewed as is The Cobblers at Bishampton.
There is a Premier Inn at Evesham Country Park, A46, Evesham WR11 4TP which has been well-reviewed by our visitors. Next door to is is a range of shopping and there is a Beefeater on site.
For more information on accommodation options please visit our Classes Page where we will add to the list based on reviews from customers.
All the classroom areas, eating and restrooms are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible.
If there are insufficient numbers to run the workshop or for other circumstances where it is no longer possible, we may have to cancel it.
If we have to cancel because of Covid-19 we will rearrange to another date. You should ensure that any hotels or B&Bs that you book can be cancelled, that you have suitable insurance or that you accept that the course may be cancelled with little notice due to circumstances outside of our control.
A refund is limited to the cost of the course that you have paid.
If you need to cancel please give at least one week's notice as food will be ordered in advance and costs us nearly £10 per person which we may be charged so please bear this in mind. Your class may be free but we may incur costs if you cancel late. In addition your place could have been used by someone else so please if you do need to cancel please let us know as soon as possible.
There are no refunds on this course. We would suggest that if you have other expenses such as hotels, flights, etc that you take out travel insurance in the event that you are ill, etc.