I am a Patchwork Tutor at Fairkytes Arts Centre where I run a number of classes. My classes are for mixed abilities, from beginners to more advanced.
For someone wanting to learn patchwork quilting, I work through a number of small projects with them. From a pincushion, to bag, to cushions. Teaching different hand and machine techniques to get an understanding of the methods and for them to see which styles they enjoy creating.
In the classes I will demonstrate a project, usually a quilt showing a different technique. This can be machine pieced, foundation pieced or hand appliqué or a combination of all three. I also do smaller quick projects, bags or cushions and seasonal items during the term.
Everybody works on what they want either from my teaching body of work or books they bring in, in the style, hand or machine to there own speed!