2017 – currently, all external tutored workshops are £20 & in house ones are £15.

Members should register their interest in attending a workshop by placing an envelope in the box provided at Oast meetings. The envelope should have the tutor’s name and the date of the workshop on the outside and contain a booking form and deposit. The £5 deposit may be either in cash or cheque. These monies will be banked immediately (no post dated cheques) and are non-refundable except in the circumstances mentioned below. When a member expresses an interest in more than one workshop, separate envelopes and deposits for each workshop are required.

As envelopes accumulate for any given workshop, the organiser will be able to see if the workshop is likely to be oversubscribed and will make every effort to expand the availability by increasing numbers at the workshop or booking additional dates whichever is appropriate and possible. Nevertheless it is possible that despite these efforts, some workshop will remain oversubscribed.

At the time of the Oast meeting prior to the workshop, e.g. for the workshop associated with the May Oast, this would be the March meeting, all of the expressions of interest for the May workshop will be counted. In the event of over-subscription, names will be drawn by ballot. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed immediately but places held in the case of cancelled bookings when a place may become available. If the workshop is full, then a refund of the deposit is allowed. Where a workshop is allocated to a member who has expressed interest, but the member cannot attend, the £5 is forfeited. Where there is no waiting list, the member is at liberty to donate the place to a friend and the £5 deposit held is assumed to be the friend`s deposit. Should the member cancel their place within 28 days of the workshop then the whole cost of the workshop shall be paid. If payment is not made then that member will not be able to book any future workshops.

If a verbal booking is made then the deposit should be sent to the Workshop Organiser as soon as possible to secure the place. Although there may be places available at the time of booking this SHOULD NOT be assumed to be a firm booking. 

If a member requires the workshop details and requirements to be sent to them by post, this will only be done if the member puts a stamped addressed envelope in the booking envelope.




Sunday 24th September 2017

Andrea Ashwell – Wholecloth Quilts

Venue:Lower Hardres

Time: 10-4

Learn to create your own design incorporating feathers, then mark and hand quilt a whole cloth cushion

HB Pencil or fabric marker of choice
24” and 6” rulers for marking square diamonds background
Fine black felt tip pen to mark patterns on paper
Paper scissors
This white paper for drawing. If using baking parchment, ensure it contains no silicone
£2 coin, 10p coin and a penny for drawing feathers
Magic Tape
18” cushion pad
Fat quarter of plain fabric in a light colour (could be calico)
Wadding – polyester or wool are easiest to sew
Backing fabric
Quilting hoop
Quilting needles (betweens) – tutor uses No. 8
Sewing kit including thimble if you use one
Curved safety pins
Square diamonds background stencil if you have one


Saturday 4th November – UFO Day

Spend a day sewing and be inspired by other quilter’s projects.

Venue: Lower Hardres Village Hall
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £5



Sunday 28 January 2018 

 Carolyn Foster – Jelly Roll – Sawtooth Star 70″ Square

Venue: Chatham Village Hall, Station Rd., Chatham, CT4 7JA

Time: 10-4

Fabric required:
One Jelly Roll or equivalent
Background Fabric 2m

For finishing the quilt later:
Batting: 80”x80”
Backing: 4.5m.
Binding: 75cms.

Toning sewing thread and bobbins
Basic sewing kit, fabric scissors
Sewing machine with ¼ in. piecing foot, extension leads etc.
Rotary cutter
Rotary cutting mat 24in.x 36in.” or the largest you have
Rotary cutting ruler 6in. x24in” (6 ½ in. x 24 ½ in.)
Iron and ironing board

Sunday 11 March 2018 

Wendy Dolan – Machine Embroidered Trees

Venue: tbc

Time: 10-4

Saturday 7 April 2018 – in house

Marion Fox 

Venue: tbc 


Sunday 6 May 2018

Louise Mabbs –  Tba

Venue: tbc 


Saturday 9 June 2018 – in house

Sylvie Plested – Eleanor Burns’ – Magic Carpet


Venue: tbc

Time: 10-4

Sunday 22 July 2018


Gillian Travis – Interchange Appliqué

Venue: tbc

Time: 10-4

Sunday 23 September 2018

Judith Barker – tba

Venue: tbc

Time: 10-4



Sunday 27 January 2019

Rosie James – Stitch – Draw


UFO days

A UFO day is held periodically throughout the year when you can bring your unfinished pieces to work on may be get some advice or to just share a sewing day with like minded people. Coffee and tea provided, but please bring your own lunch. the day is held at Lower Hardres Village Hall

We strongly recommend that all electrical equipment brought to workshops (sewing machines, irons, extension cables) should be PAT tested annually.

Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day of a workshop, but members should bring their own mug, a packed lunch and an extension cable.


For further help, please contact the workshop organisers using the form below.

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