Sunday, 29 January 2012

english paper piecing

Have you ever wanted to give english paper piecing a try?

mary mary, quite contrary....

Not sure how to make a start?

Confused by the papers and the hand sewing?

Do you like this quilt?

Hexy MF

Or maybe you'd like to progress from hexagons and onto something with more shapes?

The start of something new

Want to come to mine and spend a day learning the basics?
Including;
  • cutting and basting shapes
  • fussy cutting
  • using templates
  • sewing shapes together
  • progressing to how to plan a quilt or larger project
Let me know!

I'm going to have a fun and informal workshop at mine (near Junction 38 of the M1 in West Yorkshire, not far from Wakefield, Huddersfield, and Leeds) on Sunday February 19th. It will be a day's workshop, from 10-3pm with lunch included as well as tea, coffee and biccies.
The price is £35 for the day, with templates, papers, fabric (you get to rummage through my scrap box and pick your own) and everything else you need to make a start included in the price. You just need to bring yourself.
Places are very limited - email me for more details  - katyejones at hotmail dot com

32 comments:

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oh that sounds so wonderful, wish I had free Sundays and could come along.

Marg M said...

oh if only you were a little closer to Australia to commute

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

I agree with Marg, maybe we Aussies can chip in and get you over here!!

Justine said...

Count me in I'll be there!!

Judith said...

Oh dear to far away again. If only I had been across in England.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Sounds fab, I couldn't be further from you in the UK if I tried! Otherwise I would be there in a flash Kx

Katy Cameron said...

Sounds like you'll all have a fab day, I think it might be worth the scrap rummaging alone lol

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

I'm with Marg & Michelle - how bout we fly you to Aussie LOL

Kris said...

English paper piecing is where my quilting journey began when I was 15. I had always wanted to make a quilt and my mother bought a magazine with some english paper piecing instructions in it and my journey began. Still have the hexie top, it will probably never be a quilt, but it brings back wonderful memories for me.

Oh. And I'd definitely come to yours, but I live in Melbourne. Too far!

Lotti said...

Nooo, I want to come but you are 5 hours drive so I cant. I just started my first english paper piecing project this week so the timing is perfect, gutted but oh well. I do love your quilt though and those other shapes look fab too

Eli said...

Oh, I wish I could come. I hope you have a great day teaching!

wonderwoman said...

oh that sounds brilliant - such a shame you are a little far away! xx

Noas' Libellule said...

I would have love to be there, but promised a visit to my Mum (shopping trip) in France... Next time...

Quiltjane said...

That would be a fun day but alas I live far, far away.

Dorothee said...

This is how I learned to patchwork / quilt, back when we lived in Manchester. Too bad yours is too far away for me, otherwise I would have been there in a flash ....

fabrications2B said...

This is the problem with blogging! You feel so close...but yet so far!!! Have fun!

Denise in PA said...

Yes! I would dearly love to attend your workshop. And, if I where anywhere in the UK then (which actually I am sometimes), I'd definitely be there. But, alas, I'm pretty sure I'll be in Philadelphia on February 19th (maybe I can convince hubby to take a quick trip - LOL!)

SoStacySews said...

Ooooh, how exciting!! Need to check the finance situation with OH, but if we can afford it I want to come!! Will email you x

Rachel said...

OK, I am TOTALLY jealous of anyone who gets to go. Not gonna read anymore...Just gonna sit and pout...LOL...Sounds like SO much fun! Forget those Aussie girls...come to southern California!!

diane said...

hmmm, tempting, but add the price of a plane ticket and I think I'll have to pass on this one. Darn, another reason I wish we lived in the same area. But, I will be there in spirit. Maybe we can skype during the class and I can pretend I am there sipping tea and learning from a real English Paper Piecer. Color me sad...

Jules said...

Aww Katy, i echo the sentiments of many!.......can you come to upstate NY and teach epp?

Flying Blind... said...

Damn your Northern abode!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm going to hope you do this down in Lowestoft and not on a Sunday, cos I work Sundays, but I would love to do this workshop because I am in love with your quilt which is a rare tribute as I'm really more of a Nancy Crow type person and it's a long time since I liked anything with a traditional twist that much ( revcherylc@aol.com- sorry didn't have any of the accounts they mentioned)

Richard Healey said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. Sadly the trip to England brakes the bank. Will look forward to reading more about it here though as you teach others.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Lexi said...

I'm just backing up the other Australian girls. Please come here!

Carla said...

your quilt is stunning. I have been watching the progress on it for some time now. Beautiful! I am an english paper piecer too : 0 )

Mandalin said...

I wish!

Nanette Merrill said...

Well hexagons are great. It is fun to take them on. That gray quilt with the hexies is fantastic.

Terri said...

did you use voile for those hexies? OMG that is fantastic.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

eu adoro papel ingles,sua colcha está divina.PENA QUE TEM SÓ UM OCEANO ENTRE NÓS...VENHA PARA O BRASIL.BEIJOS.

Saska said...

I would love to come!...just how far is it from Oklahoma (US)??

Jen Arnall-Culliford said...

Oh how I wish that I didn't live at the other end of the country! I would be there like a flash! Maybe we can tempt you down this way to do a workshop another time?

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