Needle & Thread Workshops

Free Motion Quilting for the Terrified with Stuart Hillard - Saturday 2nd March 2019

Regular price £80.00

Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am - 4pm

Hurrah! The lovely and inspiring patchwork and quilting tutor Stuart Hillard is returning to Needle & Thread I can't tell you what a fabulous time we all have in the studio on his visits, non stop laughter and stitching even a spontanteous quilting therapy session on his last trip! All interspersed with tea and cakes and lots of sewing hints and tips! Perfect!

As an experienced Free Machine Quilter and Teacher with over 20 years experience Stuart knows the fear that strikes many quilter's hearts when they think of free machine quilting, but it doesn't have to be that way!

Free Machine Quilting (FMQ ) is fun, flexible and liberating and the principles are easy to pick up - really!!

Spend the morning learning the basics of set up, simple patterns and designs for sashing, borders and blocks. Get your confidence boosted and then spend the afternoon working through some great "all-over" designs and leave ready to get those quilt tops finished! You will be working on pre-prepared quilt sandwiches (provided) which you can take away at the end of the course as a permanent record of your progress!

All your materials and equipment are included! We also spoil you with a delicious lunch, and serve you with copious amounts of Tea, coffee and Homemade delicious cake to keep you going! (all included).

Limited places so do book early!

Thank you Sally and Stuart it was a fantastic day xx November 2015


Just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for a wonderful day today.
From the lovely lady who kept us topped up with tea, coffee and cake and served a very tasty lunch to yourself and Stuart for a fun, informative and totally enjoyable day, again thank you.  I cannot wait to get started on my 3 quilts that are waiting to be finished and enjoyed by family and loved ones. Thanks to Stuart I no longer feel afraid of making a mess of them.  I shall be up early tomorrow morning to make a start 😁😁 with a lot of practise squares first of course 😉😉 Please pass my heartfelt thanks to Stuart..... a truly lovely chap who approached the day with such positivity and joy in his craft that I found him to be an inspiration. October 2018

Thank you Sally and Stuart for such a great day. Need to get practicing now! November 2015

I've been practising already, really enjoyed my day thank you so much x November 2015

Stuart Hillard Stuart is a professional quilt designer, maker and teacher with over 20 years experience and hundreds of quilts under his belt. More than fifty of his designs have been published in national and international magazines and he is a monthly columnist for Popular Patchwork Magazine, Essentials Magazine and Sew Magazine. A semi finalist on the first series of The Great British Sewing Bee in 2013, global ambassador for Handi-Quilter, ambassador for Coats Crafts/Rowan/FreeSpirit Fabrics.

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