Traditional Welsh Quilt with Lesley Jenkins

April 11th & 12th / November 7th & 8th at Stiwdio 3, Cardigan
10.30am – 4.30pm
Two day course £270

Learn to produce a small quilt inspired by a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We’ll be using local Welsh flannel fabrics woven at our local woollen mill, Melin Teifi.

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Course Description

You will have two days of professional quilting tuition with Lesley, learning techniques which will allow you to produce a small quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt is inspired by a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We’ll be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt woven at our local woollen mill, Melin Teifi. You will learn stitching techniques (machine and hand stitching) to complete your quilt.


• Two days of professional quilting tuition from Lesley Jenkins

• You need to have basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine

• All materials required to make your quilt are included in the course fee

• A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools sewing machine to use while they’re here should they wish

• A plentiful supply of tea is provided. Delicious lunches and cakes are available to purchase on the day from the Stiwdio 3 café.


What will each day involve?

Day One

• We’ll prepare our chosen fabric and cut out the pieces using a rotary cutter

• The quilt top will be machine stitched together to make piecing the quilt easier

• Lesley will demonstrate quick methods of creating a square in square and half-square triangles

• Borders will be added and finally the quilt top will be sandwiched for quilting

Day Two

• Hand-quilting designs will be discussed and drawn on to the quilt top

• You will mark up your quilt and begin to hand quilt your design. There probably won’t be time to finish this during the day but you’ll be shown how to finish your quilt and add a hanging sleeve if you wish to display it as a piece of art.


“I thoroughly enjoyed my two day course. Lesley was amazing…I have come away with so much more and can go forward in quilting. Would recommend to everybody.” – Helen

“Had a fabulous two days on this course. Our tutor was really knowledgeable and more importantly for me, very patient. A lovely tutor and lovely venue. Will definitely come again.” – Liz

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