Check Course Dates Below For Upcoming Courses Until Autumn 2018


I’m delighted you are considering taking one of my courses! Most courses are run at The Bridge Community Education Centre at Falmer, Brighton. I offer a range of short creative courses, some one day workshops as well my  City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate and Diploma Patchwork and Quilting. Each of these courses are spread over two years.

This year I am enrolling for the Certificate course for two week days a month and the Diploma course as a one weekend a month for 8 months thats 16 sessions in all plus a fantastic one week summer school to complete the year for each course.

At the Festival of Quilts 2017 two of our students were juried into the City & Guilds Quilters Guild Bursary Award Gallery. Jane Spedding and Kelly Cheelsey received very favourable comments from the judges about their work and it was a great opportunity for them to exhibit their work for so many visitors to see.

The list of courses below is evolving so please pop back from time to time as new short courses are added. The best way to stay up to date with courses as they are added is to subscribe to my newsletter.


Short Courses


Bojagi: Korean Textiles

Learn about the principles of bojagi design and create your own piece of work using Korean organza or ramie fabric. This will be available to buy in the first class. You will build up a design of one or two layers based on your own design. This will be a machine based course.

Cost: £145

Dates: Friday 12th and 26th January;    2nd, 16th and 23rd February 2018

Time: 10 am – 12.30 pm

Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre, Falmer, Brighton,BN2 4PN

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“Everything was explained clearly ….I really enjoyed my day…very knowledgeable and helpful… lots of individual help…I no longer feel scared of my machine”

Getting to know your sewing machine attendee.

Star of Bethlehem Quilt

If you missed this popular summer school then this is another chance to learn how to make this fabulous design. You will learn some excellent tips on how to manage bias seams and work out your colour scheme. This is a double bed sized quilt that can be increased with borders.


Spread over 5 weeks, classes are held each fortnight giving you more time to work on your quilts in between.

Cost: £250

Dates: Tuesdays 16th and 30th January;   6th and 20th February;   6th March 2018     10am – 4 pm

Venue: Bridge Community Education Centre, Falmer, Brighton BN2 4PN

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Bojagi: Lotus leaf covering cloth

The Lotus Leaf covering cloth is made using hand dyed korean silk and traditional hand sewn seaming techniques. Decorated with a flower tied handle.

All materials are included in the course fee.

Cost: £87

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017      10am – 3:30pm

Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre, Falmer, BN2 4PN

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“ Thank you so much for all your help, advice inspiration and endless patience in helping me to create a patchwork quilt. I have really enjoyed  the course and having you as a tutor, you are brilliant!”

Julie Sampler Quilt course




Traditional used to carry a teapot, this bag is made using Korean silk with the handles decorated with flowers. Hand sewn using tradtional seaming techniques.


Cost of the materials are included in the course fee.

Cost: £87

Date:  Saturday 12th May 2018, 10am – 3:30pm

Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre, BN2 4PN

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Cost: £75


Date: Saturday TBC


Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre


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Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting


Diploma in Patchwork and Quilting


Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre


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If you are interested in this course you can view student work and find out information, on our dedicated page for City and Guilds Level 3 in Patchwork and Quilting.

Students who have taken this course have enjoyed creating their own original fabrics by dyeing and printing, learning about Batik and discharge dyeing.  They have had the satisfaction of developing their own design ideas in response to individual research and enjoyed the challenge of exploring techniques for their potential. One of the great benefits of working in a group is being in a creative and supportive atmosphere.


Summer School

Save the date


Monday 16 July – Friday 20 July 2018

I will send out a newsletter in the spring about what we will be making at the 2018 Summer School but in the meantime here are the dates.

Venue: The Bridge Community Education Centre, Falmer, Brighton. Café on site with free parking.

Course fee: £250

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