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The Quilt Association is a provider of City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Patchwork and Appliqué.  The course is suitable for those who have some experience in sewing, so if you have done some patchwork and quilting before, you should have the necessary skills. You do not have to be an expert already!  The emphasis is on learning and experimenting.


The course is very creative, stimulating, and fulfilling, but it does require commitment.  It leads to a nationally recognised qualification so it can open up all sorts of new opportunities in life.  During the year, you will explore colour, line, texture, shape, and form as part of the design branch of the course, and you will then take what you have learnt on to the 'sampling' modules in which you will experiment with materials and ideas to build a personal and exciting portfolio. 

These two core areas of study will build strong foundations, and teach you the skills to go on to produce at least two finished items of a high standard including an accessory such as a bag or cushion, and a bed quilt, or a wall hanging.  

In outline, the course will run over one year, (although once you register, you have two years to complete the course work). You can complete your work completely in your own home, and can email your tutor for support and help at any time.

There are no exams - your course work is assessed as you go along and help is always on hand to ensure a great outcome.  Your modules will come to you via email, as PDF attachments, and you will be able to interact with your tutor by email, whether it is to send images of completed work, or to ask questions.  To do this you will need to be able to send in high-resolution images of your work, so access to a digital camera is essential.

Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.


Payment in full at enrolment  £850

Payment in instalments: £350 deposit, followed by 6 X £100 payments by monthly standing order - totalling  £950

Places are limited.  Book now by emailing education@quilt.org.uk or download the application form - link at the top of this page.