Friday, June 7, 2013

Website Hijack! Lots of Classes!

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David, our Webmaster, has gone off to Cyprus on an Archaeological Dig leaving the class webpage unattended.  Now you’ve all heard of the saying “While the cats away the mice will play”.  Well Joy and Liz decided to take advantage of David’s absence to seize control and tell you about some of the exciting new classes and events taking place over the next few weeks.

First off is the Open Day on Friday 28th June where we will be showcasing the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, some very exciting new Pfaff Sewing Machines, Handi Quilter and Grace quilting frames and much more.  Why not come along and see what’s new for yourself – and bring a friend too?  Special Offers on Ex Demonstration Sewing Machines. There is no charge and we will have door prizes!

Anne Rowley, Winner of the Great British Sewing Bee will be popping in to chat to fellow sewers and quilters during the morning sessions so if you would like to meet Anne make it a date in your diary!

Call 0121 702 2840 to book on one of the three sessions. Spaces are limited per session so please quote the Reference Number shown below:
L229-A - 10am to 12 noon
L229-B  - 12 noon to 2pm
L220-C - 2pm to 4pm


Open Day at The Cotton Patch Studio


This will be followed up on July 26th and 27th by half day workshops where you will be able to use the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutter to make a small project.  The first day will show you how you can use the Sizzix to enhance your applique, whilst the second day will focus on using the Sizzix to make pieced blocks.  A real help for those of you who struggle with rotary cutting or need to cut large numbers of the same shape – it’s difficult to choose between them.  £25 per session which includes fabric to play with and the use of our dies and Big Shots!

Applique Half Day Workshop
Quote Ref No:  L238-AM (9:30-12:30 July 26th) or L232-PM (1:30-4:30 July 27th)

Block Party Half Day Workshop
L238-PM (1:30-4:30 July 26th) or L232-AM (9:30-12:30 July 27th)

You can book all of courses online here


Angela Southey from Sizzix


For beginners there is our new monthly Saturday Beginners course starting on 7th September.  Taking you on a journey from your first rotary cut to your first quilt this will give you a good grounding in a variety of basic Patchwork and Quilting techniques.  Class spaces are limited to 8 to ensure everyone gets good personal attention so book in now if you’d like to join us.  
Quote Ref No: L233-2013 £125 for the 8-week course. 
Dates: 20th July 2013, 17th Aug, 7th Sept, 12th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec, 11th Jan 2014, 8th Feb, 8th March



Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting Class


For those of you who need to get a project started or finished and would like help doing so we have added three Bring Your Own class dates in July, September and October.  These half day sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to use the facilities at our Studio and get individual help from Joy as you complete a project of your own choosing.  Book for one, two or all three – the choice is yours.  Quote Ref No: L234-2013, L235-2013 or L236-2013.  £25 per Class

Hot off the press is our new Block of the Month programme Provence and Beyond starting on Monday 14th October featuring an exclusive ‘strip-it’ fabric for easy piecing.  This half day class includes all the class, pattern and fabrics, except backing fabric, needed to complete your quilt.  Usually a 6 month course we have decided to run this over 9 months so that you can get additional help with layering and quilting your top as well. 
Dates: 14/10/13, 11/11/13, 09/12/13, 06/01/14, 10/02/14, 17/03/14, 14/04/14, 12/05/14, 16/06/14
Course Cost is £50 On Booking and £38.50 per month for class and materials
Quote Ref No: L227-2013 

Provence and Beyond Quilt

Our Farmer’s Wife Sampler quilt classes have proved to be very popular and the next monthly programme begins on Monday 14th October 2013.  Using Marti Michell templates with rotary cutting techniques makes this an ideal alternative to traditional sampler quilts.  But hurry - there are only two spaces left!! Includes the Farmer's Wife Book, conversion charts and two Marti Michell template sets. 
Quote Ref No: L182-2013
Half a day for 12 Months - £30 joining fee followed by £25 a month for 12 Months

Farmer's Wife Quilt
Christmas Stocking Class
Christmas Stocking Class
There is still of course our range of day classes to choose from and although it’s only June it’s time to think about Christmas!!  Check out our two new Christmas day classes.  On 25th November 2013 you can come and make a Christmas Stocking to hang up ready for Santa to bring you some nice presents – Oh okay for the children to hang up for Santa!!  


Then on 2nd December 2013 its time for some seasonal Bias Applique work where you can make a festive wall hanging or cushion cover.  
Quote Ref No: L177-2013 or L178-2013
Course Cost: £45

Call us on 0121 702 2840 to book any of these classes quoting the Class References shown here.


Hope this has inspired you to join us and remember - Don’t tell David!!  

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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.