Workshops and classes

Here’s a list of all of our upcoming workshops and classes. Select each one to read more about it, including when it’s on, what it involves and whether it’s aimed at beginners or people with more experience. To find out more or book a class, contact us online or call 01738 717009. Thank you!

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February 2019

Carry-on Quilting & Patchwork class (Thursday evenings)

21st February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 30th May 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£75
Photo of a quilt made at The Peacock and the Tortoise, draped over a statue in Perth's High Street

The Carry-on Quilting & Patchwork class is for those who can already do patchwork and quilting and are familiar with all the common blocks and quilting techniques. This class will teach more advanced techniques, share tips and include curves and blocks that give secondary designs. Dates and times This class runs on all 8 of the following Thursday evenings, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. Thursday 21st February Thursday 7th March Thursday 21st March Thursday 4th April Thursday 18th April Thursday 2nd…

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Understanding Sewing patterns

22nd February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
£45

This small class of six is suitable for a confident beginner who has some sewing experience. You will be making a toile. (a calico practice run) of your chosen pattern on the day, learning the best pattern adjustments and getting it properly fitted and ready to make into your final garment. Hopefully, you will also be cutting your material and preparing to sew for your final garment on the day. The emphasis is on getting the best out of your…

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Magic Disappearing Nine-patch

23rd February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
£45

This is a fast and easy pattern that looks very spectacular, starting with making traditional nine-patch block and continuing with some simple but clever cutting and turning of blocks. Expect to learn the technique on the day and if you work hard the main patchwork quilt top which will be approx 48” sq or 120cm sq quilt top should be finished. This is a lap-quilt size. If you would like to make it bigger you can double or triple the…

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Start Quilting & Patchwork class (Mondays) – Spring/Summer 2019

25th February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 3rd June 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£75
Photo of a patchwork quilt similar to ones you can make at The Peacock and the Tortoise's courses

Have you always wanted to learn about quilting and patchwork but not known where to start? Then our Start Quilting & Patchwork course is perfect for you! This fascinating set of eight classes takes a longer look at the art of quilting and patchwork, through the construction of patchwork blocks using classic techniques. The course, which runs over fortnightly sessions, will include how to assemble the blocks into a throw, lap quilt, table runner or a double-bed sized quilt. Dates…

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Carry On Quilting & Patchwork (Tuesday mornings B)

26th February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4th June 2019 @ 12:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£75
Photo of a quilt made at The Peacock and the Tortoise, draped over a statue in Perth's High Street

The Carry On Quilting & Patchwork class is for those who can already do patchwork and quilting and are familiar with all the common blocks and quilting techniques. This class will teach more advanced techniques, share tips and include curves and blocks that give secondary designs. Dates and times This class runs on all 8 of the following Tuesday mornings, from 10.30am until 12.30pm: Tuesday 26th February Tuesday 12th March Tuesday 26th March Tuesday 9th April Tuesday 23rd April Tuesday 7th April…

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