12, High Street, Eccleshall 
Stafford, ST21 6BZ 
 
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Classes & Workshops 

We offer a range of workshops and classes suitable for all ages and abilities unless otherwise stated. The programme for 2019 can be found below.  
 
We have introduced some new topics in response to requests so you will now find bag making and some general sewing classes as well as patchwork and quilting. 
 
Classes over the school summer holidays are aimed at children and young people aged 9 years upwards. The Beginners class is aimed at those with no experience, while the Next Steps group is for those who have some previous knowledge. 
 
All our classes are taught in a friendly and informal atmosphere; numbers are limited to as 6 per class you will receive a lot individual attention and can progress at your own place. 
 
You will need to bring a basic sewing kit with you, e.g. thread, scissors, pins and fabric marker and you are welcome to bring your own fabric. We provide rotary cutter and cutting mat and rulers and use of one of our Janome computerised sewing machines. 
 
Whilst we provide sewing machines, you are welcome to bring your own. 
 
We will provide tea and coffee (and chocolate biscuits) throughout the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch. 
For more information and to book contact us by phone: 01785 859360, 
email janet@thecornerpatch.co.uk 
or call into the shop. 
 
Programme 2019 
 
May 2019 
Dahlia Quilt 
Thursday 23rd May 10am - 4pm £35 
or 
Saturday 25th May 10am - 4pm £35 
 
Chris Franses is a patchwork and quilting teacher with more than 30 years experience. She has a regular feature in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine and designs and sells her own quilt patterns. 
On these workshops she will introduce the stunning Dahlia quilt. 
 
June 2019 
Block of the Month 2018 -19 
Saturday 1st June 10am - 2pm £30 
or 
Thursday 6th June 10am - 2pm £30 
or 
Saturday 8th June 10am - 2pm £30 
 
Join Chris for 'Block of the Month' course and day workshops. 
Chris will demonstrate the techniques & then you will have the opportunity to make your own sample, with Chris's support. 
These sessions are the last of the 2018 -19 Block of the Month and the quilts are now being assembled. 
 
July 2019 
Little Stitchers Age 9 years plus £22.50 
Thursday 25th July 
10am - 12.30 Beginners 
2pm - 4.30pm Next Steps 
 
Tracy will be leading these sessions, for children and young people aged 9 years and above, every Thursday until 22nd August. 
Tracy is a very talented crafter with over 20 years experience and has been teaching the Little Stitchers for the past 5 years. 
 
The Beginners class is aimed at those who have not stitched before. Every week a small "Make and Take" item will be completed and be ready to take home. In the first week they will hand sew a needle case. 
The Next Steps group is for those who have some sewing experience. Two projects will be completed over the 5 week course, The first two weeks will be making a folder cover. 
All materials are included. 
 
August 2019 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 1st August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
 
Beginners will be introduced to a sewing machine and make a pin cushion.  
Next Steppers will complete their folder cover. 
 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 8th August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
Beginners will make a tote bag, Next Steps group will begin a backpack. 
 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 15th August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
Beginners will sew a felt Teddy Bear. 
Next Step group will continue with their backpacks. 
 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 22nd August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
In the last sessions the Beginners will sew a zipped pouch and the Next Steppers will finish their backpacks. 
 
September 2019  
 
Block of the Month House Quilt 2019-20 £30 
Thursday 5th September 10am - 2pm 
or 
Saturday 7th September 10am - 2pm  
or 
Saturday 14th September 10am - 2pm 
 
Chris's 2019-20 Block of the Month will be a stunning House Quilt. Sessions take place monthly between September 2019 and June 2020. Three sessions per month are available to cater for all those interested. 
 
In the first session Chris will introduce the first block - the Contrary Wife House block. 
 
Mariner's Compass Quilt £30 
Thursday 12th September 10am - 12.30 
and 
Thursday 26th September 10am - 12.30 
 
Margaret is an very experience patchworker and has taught the Mariner's Compass over many years. 
In the first workshop participants will cut and assemble at least one section of the compass. They are encouraged to complete the remaining sectors at home and then return for the second session when the quilt will be assembled. 
This workshop is not suitable for beginners; some experience is required. 
 
Zips are not scary! £30 
Thursday 19th September 10am - 12.30 
or 
Saturday 28th September 10am - 12.30 
 
In response to requests from customers, Janet will take you through the variety of zips available and when to use them and you will have the opportunity to practise how to insert them all. Once mastered, you will agree that zips are not scary! 
 
Roman Stripe Quilt £35 
Saturday 21st September 10am - 4pm 
 
In this whole day workshop Chris will take you through the technique for making this striking and beautiful quilt. 
 
October 2019 
Hand Sewing with Barbara - Quilting Patterns £30 
Wednesday 2nd October 10am - 2pm Pattern 2 
Friday 4th October 10am - 2pm Pattern 1 
 
Barbara Chainey is an award-winning, internationally renowned teacher, designer and hand quilting expert. 
Join Barbara for Hand Quilting lessons and Hand Sewing classes. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 - 20 £30 
Saturday 5th October 10am - 2pm 
Thursday 10th October 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 12th October 10am - 2pm 
 
In this session you will complete the Farm Friendliness block 
 
Hand Sewing with Barbara - £30 
Wednesday 16th October 10am - 2pm 
Applique 
Friday 18th October 10am - 2pm 
"Start with Scraps" hand piecing 
 
Bag Workshop £35 
Saturday 19th October 10am - 4pm 
Saturday 26th October 10am - 4pm 
 
Anne is a very experienced bag maker and has made bags of every style, size and purpose. In this whole day workshop you will complete your own unique bag to take home. 
This workshop is suitable for all abilities as the bag can be made simple or more complex to suit your skills. 
 
Hand Quilting with Barbara £35 
Wednesday 23rd October 10am - 4pm 
 
Hand Sewing with Barbara £30 
Friday 25th October 10am -2pm 
 
"Start with Scraps" 
 
November 2019 
Block of the Month 2019 - 20 £30 
Saturday 2nd November 10am - 2pm 
Thursday 7th November 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 9th November 10am - 2pm 
 
The November block will be the House block. 
 
Christmas Runner £35 
Thursday 21st November 10am - 4pm 
Saturday 23rd November 10am - 4pm 
 
Chris offers a full day workshop to complete a table runner to showcase those fabulous Christmassy fabrics. 
 
Making sense of Dress-making Patterns £30 
Thursday 28th November 10 - 12.30  
 
Again in response to requests, Janet will help you make sense of dress-making patterns. We will look at both printed patterns and pdf patterns that you buy online to print out at home. 
You will learn to understand the symbols, make small adjustments to the size for a more personalised fit and be ready to cut our your fabric. 
 
Mariner's Compass £30 
Saturday 30th November 10am - 12.30 
 
Margaret returns to demonstrate the Mariner's Compass, this time on a Saturday. The second Saturday session will be arranged for January 2020. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 5th December 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 7th December 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 14th December 10am - 2pm 
 
In December you will work on the Road to California block. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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