2018 Workshops


Booking Workshops

Oast Quilters is pleased to be able to organise a variety of tutored workshops throughout the calendar year.  Hopefully, there is something to please all tastes on the programme, but if your area of interest is not covered, please contact the programme secretary (currently Mary Cunningsworth), who will endeavour to find a suitable speaker/tutor for the future.

The tutors for ‘External’ workshops are usually nationally, if not internationally, known in textile/quilting circles and we are privileged to be able to learn from their expertise at a rate which is much less than usual charges.  ‘Internal’ (or in-house) workshops are tutored by our own talented members.  External workshops cost £20.00 for the day and internal ones cost £15.00 for the day.  Workshop attendees must check the list of requirements before attending the workshop so that they can have the full benefit of the day.  The lists of requirements for each workshop can be found on the website.  The location for the workshop varies so members must check before setting out.

Booking a workshop

  • Obtain a workshop booking form from the Members’ table at each Oast Quilters meeting or by downloading from the website.
  • A paper copy must be completed and submitted with the full payment for the workshop(s) booked. No deposits are required/accepted.
  • Verbal booking is not accepted. The only way to book a workshop is by submitting a booking form.
  • Members may book individual workshops throughout the year or book all that they wish to attend in a single submission.
  • Although immediately bankable payment (cash, or a cheque made payable to ‘Oast Quilters’) is much preferred administratively, post-dated cheques will be accepted. Any such post-dated cheques must be dated a month before the pertinent workshop.
  • Place the completed form with the payment into an envelope provided and post into the black box on the Members’ table or contact the workshop organiser (email: oastworkshops@gmail.com ) to obtain a postal address for submission.
  • 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.

Confirmation of a place on a workshop

  • An acknowledgement/receipt will be sent by email unless an SAE is provided.
  • Members should contact the workshop organiser (oastworkshops@gmail.com ) if they have not received a receipt within two weeks of submitting their booking.
  • Members should assume they have a place on the workshop(s), unless they hear to the contrary.
  • The list of confirmed attendees will be available on the Oast Facebook (Events) page (a ‘closed’ group for members only) with the names of any on the waiting list.
  • The list of confirmed attendees with the names of any on the waiting list will also be available at the workshop booking table at Oast Meetings.
  • Confirmed attendees will also receive an email reminder two weeks before the workshop, which will also confirm the location of the workshop.
  • The Oast website and the Facebook page will also update members with the status of the workshop alongside the requirement details indicating whether spaces are still available.

If a workshop is over-subscribed

  • In the event that a workshop is oversubscribed, Oast will endeavour to arrange additional dates that members may be offered.
  • If that is not possible, then places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
  • If a member is informed that they do not have a place, their name will be retained on the waiting list (in order of booking) in case there are any cancellations.
  • Ultimately if a member is not successful in securing a place then the fee will be refunded in full.

Cancelling a place on a workshop

  • If you have to cancel your place on a workshop, Oast will endeavour to sell the place, in which case you get your fee back.
  • The place will be sold to the next name on the waiting list.
  • If there is no one on the waiting list and you have a friend who would like to take the place, please let the workshop organiser know. It is vital that the change of name is notified to the workshop organiser.
  • If Oast is unable to sell the place, you will not have your workshop fee refunded.
  • However, if there are exceptional reasons for your cancellation, please contact the workshop organiser who will liaise with the Committee regarding a refund of the fee.


Sunday 23 September 2018

Judith Barker – 

Judith’s photos show ‘ideas’; you will be creating your own design.

Venue: Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Canterbury, CT4 7JA

Time: 10 – 4

Click Folk-Art-Applique.pdf to download requirements as a PDF.


Folk Art workshop Requirements list
We will be working on a smallish piece, no more than 12 x 16 inches, so you don’t need huge pieces of fabric.
plain coloured cotton or wool (several of my pieces are made from recycled wool – old skirts from charity shops) Felt is fine too.
Be sure to include some dark colours.
Thin wadding
Bondaweb or similar
Backing fabric, maybe a bright and cheerful print
Sewing kit:
Pins, scissors, ruler, needles
Embroidery thread (for hand or machine sewing)
Sewing machine, extension lead.
Ric-rac, large beads, braid – but only if you have them already. I will show you how to add these extras to your work.
Patterns / templates:
Pencil and notebook or paper to doodle on.
Thin card if you want to make templates (cereal boxes are fine)
I will bring plenty of templates for you to mix and match to make your own design.
The workshop will need 2 or 3 irons / ironing boards too.
I always have spare fabric and other supplies with me, don’t worry if you forget something.
Please contact me if you have any questions:   judithabarker@btinternet.com



Sunday 27 January 2019

Rosie James – Stitch – Draw


Requirements :

Bring a good selection of small amounts of mixed fabric in assorted colours with a good mix of light through to dark.  Pieces of 6” to 8” square would be ideal to cut shapes from. Also strips of fabrics and fat quarters or eighths would all be fine.  Please come prepared to swap with others in the class.

(For the Scintillating Scraps quilt we will using 3 7/8” squares cut into half-square triangles plus 3 ½” squares.)


Rotary cutting equipment.  

Sewing machine

Usual sewing equipment.

Pin board or old sheet to pin work to to take home



Sunday 10 March 2019

Sara Cook – Pojagi

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.


Sunday 22 September 2019

Jan Hassard – Scintillating Scraps/Scrap Logs

Jan teaches these workshops in conjunction: attendees can opt for one or the other and bring the relevant requirements.

Scintillating Scraps: A modern take on popular scrap quilts designs, using strong shapes and colour. This workshop produces vibrant colourful quilts.

Scrap Logs: Using traditional log cabin techniques, this workshop makes colourful, exciting quilts from lots of scrap fabrics cut into ‘strips for logs’. They are sorted into lights and darks, sewn around a centre square and then arranged into patterns. An easy constructive class.

Venue: Pelham Village Hall

Requirements :

25 cm fabric for centre of logs – yellow, red, small pattern – something interesting

Lots of different fabrics sorted into colours and into lights and darks within those colourways.  You can either work with a very colourful palette or reduce the number of different colours.

All fabrics throughout the quilt will be cut into 1 ½” strips (1” finished)

Short strips will be used nearer the centre of the block and longer strips on the outside.  Each log will be different, but fabrics can be repeated in different places in the quilt.

Anything and everything will work, providing cottons are used.


Sewing machine

Rotary cutting equipment (plus a small 1” wide rotary cutting ruler if you have one)

Old sheet to pin work to to take home

Neutral thread with two wound bobbins


Jan Hassard  Primrose Cottage  Bristol Road Hambrook Bristol BS16 1RE

Tel : 0117 957 5824 e-mail : jan.hassard@btinternet.com



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

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message

Skip to toolbar