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Lis Binns (Patchwork and Quilting)

  • Experienced tutor with teaching and City and Guilds qualifications.
  • Teaches regular classes at Inspirations in Preston and Creative Threads in Garstang.
  • Also gives talks and runs workshops for different groups and venues.
  • Lis started doing patchwork in 2006 but has been sewing most of her life (dressmaking, embroidery, blackwork, etc)

“Patchwork and quilting is a fun way of making something big out of something small.  Before you know it, a few pieces put together can become a throw, a wall hanging, a bag, a full bed quilt or just a cushion.

“Each course focuses on a different technique from American block patchwork to appliqué to different types of quilting.  Each technique could be used to make a variety of things. 

“Come and find out how much fun it is to cut up fabric only to sew it together again!  New and experienced patchworkers are welcome.” L.B.

We have tried to put examples of certain techniques below – Lis can help with anything you are already working on (we know the term UFO – Unfinished Objects – is recognised in many Quilting circles). By its nature, quiliting can start off with small projects and expand infinitely. Lis can start you off if needs be or you can bring existing work for attention and Lis advise as you go along.


October 2022

PATCHWORK QUILTING: BEYOND THE MARINER’S COMPASS

October 20th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use foundation piecing to make these complicated designs with ease. Learn how to set your designs inside a second or even third design. Not suitable for beginners, but simpler designs will be available for less-experienced patchworkers. Alternatively, bring your own project. Lis Binns (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/lis-binns) Residential: £351 Non-residential: £249 First of two successive courses

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: BEYOND THE MARINER’S COMPASS

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use foundation piecing to make these complicated designs with ease. Learn how to set your designs inside a second or even third design. Not suitable for beginners, but simpler designs will be available for less-experienced patchworkers. Alternatively, bring your own project. Lis Binns (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/lis-binns) Residential: £351 Non-residential: £249 First of two successive courses

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March 2023

PATCHWORK QUILTING: CURVED PIECING

Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 18:30 to Friday March 17, 2023 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Why use hundreds of pins on your curved seams when just one will do? Learn how to make beautiful curved seams, to make your own curved piecing templates and design your own blocks. Design and make a curved landscape using different techniques. All levels of ability. Alternatively, bring your own project. Lis Binns (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/lis-binns) Residential: £351 Non-residential: £249

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