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Kindred Spirits Quilt-Along

By Judith on September 3, 2020
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I’m super excited to let you know about my latest teaching project:


Kindred Spirits Quilt (Coastal) 64″ x 76″


This is the Kindred Spirits Sampler Quilt and I will be teaching this as a weekly quilt-along, starting 14th September through to end January ’21.


Each week there will be a new block to make and a new technique focus (some blocks have 2 weeks allocated).


This was a project I already had in mind for my actual classes at Conway Mill.  But as I’m not back to running my classes yet (thanks to Coronavirus!) I thought I would go ahead and teach it online!  And that means anyone can join in!


This quilt-along is all about building skills, building confidence and building community.  Here are a few more thoughts on what this quilt-along represents:



So what do you get?


All the teaching will come in the form of


  • pre-recorded videos emailed each week into your inbox. These videos will include accurately cuttin fabric and using templates.  The videos mean you have complete control -press pause, replay and sew at your own pace
  • PDF documents (colouring sheets & cutting instructions)
  • Professionally art-worked templates (as needed)


and you will be supported every step of the way through our interactive social media groups where you can ask questions, share tips and ideas, access bonus features, make new friends and create community!


And here are a few other colourways you could consider:


Kindred Spirits Quilt (Cool Christmas)
Kindred Spirits Quilt (Scrappy)


The full list of materials and equipment needed is available here, as well as the schedule of our block making throughout the 4 months.


And finally, by taking part in this Quilt-Along, you will also be supporting a charity close to my heart.

£5 from every registration will be donated to Shared Threads, who make reuseable sanitary pads and hygiene packs for women and girls who are struggling with period poverty at home and abroad.


Here’s Kirsty to tell you more:



If you’d like more information about the work of Shared Threads or how you can get involved, check out their website here.


And so the countdown begins!


I do hope you will consider joining us for an Autumn term of fun, learning and connecting!


(Booking will be available from 14th September here)


Happy sewing!


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New Online Class

By Judith on May 31, 2020
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We are still very much in lockdown here, so ‘teaching’ has had to look very different for me.


Aside from my free video tutorials on YouTube, I trialled an online class last month with my ladies – the Causeway Hexie Cushion.


Feedback from the ladies was really positive and I’m looking forward to showing you their results!


Spurred on by their brilliant results and encouragement, I’m making another class available – the Applique Hearts Boxy Bag.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)This class will be available first to my ladies from 8th June, and then to the general public from 6th July.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


As before, the class will consist of 4 weekly YouTube videos, with an optional zoom session at the end of each session (existing class members only).  This is when we check in with each other, talk about any issues, swoon over our progress and fabric choices etc.  and generally stay connected (as best we can!).


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


This boxy bag design is a variation on my original Boxy Bag class I designed and taught way back in 2011!


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


I often call it my book bag, because the short handles and sturdy body really lend themselves to carrying heavy books and files, to work, college, church or the library!


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


However, I also think it would be a great project bag.  There is a handy divider pocket which could keep a pattern book with lots of room in the main bag for a knitting or crafting project.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


I chose to needleturn my hearts onto the bag, but as you will see in the ‘what we cover’ section below, I also show you how to machine applique too!


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


So here’s what we will cover in this class:


*hand applique (Needleturn)

*machine applique (Satin and blanket stitch)

*suitable materials for the bag


*reinforced divider pocket

*snap fasteners for divider pocket

*making handles

*handbag construction


Many of the materials I have used in this bag are available in my shop.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


So if you need another practical and sturdy bag in your life, or can think of someone who would love one, why not join us on either 8th June or 6th July for some step by step handbag making fun!


Happy sewing!



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