City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate: Patchwork and Appliqué

The Quilt Association are proud to be providers of a City and Guilds Certificate Level 2 in Patchwork and Appliqué.  Our 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 the foundations, and teach you the skills, to go on to produce 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 and be a combination of distance learning and attended study days.  You will have the opportunity to attend a study day in most months of the year, and in other months take an inspiring workshop led by some of the very best practitioners on the British quilting scene.  Already booked are Ruth Issett, Edwina MacKinnon, and Katharine Guerrier. There are no exams – your course work is assessed as we go along and help is always on hand to ensure a great outcome.  Open to anyone, anywhere, the course is tailor-made for those who wish to do most, or all, of their work from home, but feel they might need extra input and a bit of company along the way!   Your course work will come to you as PDF files, 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.  With support from the Ashley Family Foundation, we are able to offer the course at a discounted rate in 2013.  In subsequent years, the cost will have to be higher, so if you are considering taking a City and Guilds qualification, this will be the best year in which to do it, in terms of value. Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

The cost for 2013 will be:

Payment in full at enrolment                                                             £720

Payment in instalments: £200 deposit, followed by
6 X £100 payments by monthly standing order – totalling                £800
Places are very limited.  Book now by emailing
We look forward to an exciting and creative year ahead!

Fabulous day!!

Great enthusiasm has been expressed by the students on the Getting The Best from Your Sewing Machine workshop!  Linda Paris is a marvellous teacher – she imparts knowledge with humour and her depth of experience is clear.  The atmosphere in the room was light and yet everyone was working hard.  Linda passed on tips that everyone could understand and use, including a use for a drawing pin that saved participants the price of the workshop and more. I could share it here, but if I did I would have to shoot you….

She also spent time with everyone individually and made sure that they and their machine ended the day the very best of friends.

Linda will be back soon!