Join us on Friday 22nd November for our Dream Big Quilting Workshop with Handi Quilter Educator Abigail Sheridan de Graaff.
Quilting gone viral? That is what happened in 2018 when Handi Quilter Educator Kelly Ashton first quilted a Hoffman Dream Big Panel. Get swept up in the craze at this one day class.
When we are quilting we are constantly making decisions but are they subconscious or conscious? Let’s make each decision count. Learn more about thread and wadding choices in order to help you achieve the result you want.
Not sure what all the Handi Feet do? We will talk about all the feet and you can try them out to get different effects.
And that’s all before we get to the quilting! We will cover rulerwork, creative free motion fills and feathers so that you can quilt your panel just as you would like.
Phew, what a lot to get done. And if you do get it all done, you may just get to apply binding whilst your quilt is still on the frame.
Select from our Dream Big Panel collection and spend the day learning different quilting techniques and styles to fill your own unique Dream Big Panel. Please note that the examples shown on this class description may vary from the ones that we have in stock for the class. The first two part-quilted Dream Big Panels were quilted by Abigail. The third example of the Neon Dream Big was quilted by Liz Holpin. Both were quilted on an Amara.
The cost of a Dream Big Panel and thread selection is included in the price of the workshop.
We have ONE MACHINE per person on this workshop. Plus we demonstrate some of the techniques on a large screen so that you can stand at your machine and immediately practice what you've seen. Both these factors really increase the amount you can learn in a day.
Feedback from Abigail's Improv Quilting Workshop.
"The Workshop was very well structured. I loved that we had so much time on the machines and were able to explore the varying techniques. Great day!"
"Very friendly, lovely to see other like minded quilters and see what they create"
The best thing was we were "..able to watch Abigail sew on a large screen".
"Absolutely loved it!"
For more information about Abigail please visit her Cut&Alter website.
Suitable for All Levels
In order to maximise learning and consolidation of skills there will be one student per machine for all machines. The sitdown machines will be a mix of Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen and Pfaff powerquilter 16.0. Many of the features of the two models are similar and can easily be explained. The standup machines are a mix of Infinity or Forte on Gallery Frames, Amara or Avante on demonstration Studio Frames and Simply Sixteens on Little Foot and Studio Frames.
Note: This is a techniques based class for Handi Quilter Owners. All students should already be familiar with the functions of a Handi Quilter longarm machine and have attended our Foundation Workshop and have a good working knowledge of the Handi Quilter machines. If you have selected a machine that you are not familiar with or need advice on whether this class is suitable please email us in in advance - firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Time: Please arrive for 09:15 - we will start at 09:30 prompt
Finish Time: 16:30
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
Please visit our website page for How to Find Us
Some SatNavs take you to Seaford Lane. We are close to Long Lane on the B4082. Do NOT go through the Ford!
By Car: It is 10 minutes drive from Junction 6 of the M5. There is plenty of free parking.
By Train: From Pershore BR Station it is 5 minutes (1.6 miles). From Foregate or Shrub Hill in Worcester to our Showroom at Highgrove Farm is 20 minutes (10 miles).
What's the cost of the course?
The full course cost is £130 per day (includes a Dream Big Panel and access to our Pinhole Quilting thread collection).
Lunch is included. Please let us know your 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 Wood Norton near Evesham. The Angel Hotel in Pershore is very variable in quality and we cannot recommend it at the current time.
There is a Premier Inn by Evesham Country Park which is 12-15 minutes drive away.
There are a number of B&Bs close by that are well-reviewed online. For more recommendations visit our Classes page on our Pinhole Quilting Website.
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 we may have to cancel it. A refund is limited to the cost of the course that you have paid.
There are no refund 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.