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The Quilt Association is a provider of City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Patchwork and Appliqué (7161) from the Creative Techniques framework.  This nationally recognised qualification can open up all sorts of new opportunities in life.  Many of the best and brightest creatives, whose work you will see at exhibitions and quilt shows, or who tutor throughout Britain, are City and Guilds trained. The course is suitable for those who have done some patchwork and quilting before but 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. As you complete the coursework in your own home, and have three years within which to fulfill the requirements, it is convenient but you will have to to be self-disciplined. Your tutor will provide encouragement, but how fast you complete is up to you within the time allowed.  Most students take two years, some the full three, and one student created a wonderful portfolio in only 10 enthusiasm-filled months! 



During the course, you will explore colour, line, texture, shape, and form as part of the design branch, and you will make samples of many techniques.  You will experiment with materials and ideas to build a personal and exciting portfolio. These areas of study will build strong foundations, and teach you the skills you require to go on to produce two finished items to a high standard e.g. a bag, cushion, a bed quilt, a wall hanging or a garment or an idea of your own that fits the rubric.  



Once you register, you have three years to complete the course work although as City and Guilds are currently revising their Creative Techniques provision this is subject to change. The last date for registration is 31 July 2018, and for certification 31 December 2020. You complete your work in your own home, and 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.



As a registered charity, we are the best value providers of this course in Britain because we are keen to encourage participants, as part of our commitment to textile education.


Payment in full at enrolment  £850

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