Liberating Log Cabin - Log Cabin With Attitude with Janice Gunner - Sunday 15th November 2020
Needle & Thread Workshops

Liberating Log Cabin - Log Cabin With Attitude with Janice Gunner - Sunday 15th November 2020

Regular price £85.00

Sunday 15th November 2020 10am - 4pm 

A new Patchwork and Quilting workshop with wonderful expert Janice Gunner!

Fast, fun and very few rules!  This technique can have as much “attitude” as you like.

Using Improv Piecing, this technique was designed and devised by me for my prize winning “Skye Escape” series of quilts. It’s a popular, adaptable technique and great for those who want to break free from precision piecing.

Use of colour, quilting, embellishing and finishing techniques will also be discussed. Machine piecing.

Includes: Lunch, cake & refreshments, equipment (sewing machines, quarter inch feet, cutting mats, rotary cutters, sewing kit).

Materials You Need To Bring:

Rotary cutter and cutting mat (we have these available for you to use or do bring your own if you wish)

Rotary Rule (I use Omnigrid 12” x 6” and 12½” square)

Sewing Kit – pins, small scissors, spare sewing machine needles and quick-un-pick etc. (Again we have these but please bring your own if you wish)

Neutral colour sewing thread (I use sage green colour)

Note Pad and pen, digital camera

Select a postcard, photo or magazine cutting as the colour inspiration for your project; choose your fabrics to reflect these colours.


Strip Piecing:

10 – 12 (minimum) fat eighths/quarters of assorted small to medium size prints and or plains. Please include one piece that is a high contrast, your “zing” fabric!

You may like to include hand dyes and some batik’s too.

Alternate rounds fabric:

1 – 2 metres/yards (1 metre/yard is enough for a cushion or to begin a small wall hanging; 2 metres/yards will be needed if you intend to begin a larger project).

Choose a colour to complement you colour theme, hand dyes or a solid plain colour to set off the other fabrics.


You will be working from my book Liberating Log Cabin at the special workshop price of £8.00 (usually £9.95).

If you already have a copy, please bring it with you. Please note I will not be providing handouts.

Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner is an award winning textile artist - particularly known for her quilt art and her Shibori - in both the UK and internationally. She won the Jewel Patterson Scholarship for international Quilt Teachers in 1999, was awarded the Amy Emms MBE for services to Quilt-making in 2008 and the prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence as a lecturer in 2018. Janice is a former President of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles, a member of the Contemporary Quilt group of the QGBI and a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. She has been teaching stitched textile techniques including patchwork, quilting and Shibori for 30 years.

Janice is also one of the team of textile experts for Arena Travel, teaching and accompanying travellers on trips to Japan, USA, UK and mainland Europe.


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