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These are a selection of workshops currently available 

... for further details of these or other available workshops please contact me.

I work primarily with groups at a venue of their choosing.   

The ideal group size is 12 to give students individual tuition as required and to allow time to explore additional options. 

However smaller groups or individual tuition can be arranged.

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For Quilters wanting to learn Free-Motion-Quilting a series of 3 individual full-day

workshops is available to introduce and then develop Free-Motion skills.   With a month between sessions there is plenty of time for practice !!!

Please see the Testimonials following these workshops.

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In this full-day workshop we will explore a variety of different techniques used to bind and enhance your quilt .. to include:

·        continuous binding including mitred corners and joining the ends to create a smooth finish

·        faced bindings … two different versions

·        fused bindings

We will then explore and include various types of piping and other embellishment to enhance your bindings including:

·        faux piping

·        bindings using Ric-Rac and other trim

·        prairie points … different versions / finishes

A ‘Follow-on Workshop’ which includes more complex bindings and enhancements is available. 

It can be stand-alone, following completion of the first or combined to form a 2 day workshop. 

... see below     

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Following on from Quilt Bindings this workshop includes more complex bindings and enhancements.  It can be stand-alone, following completion of the first or combined to form a 2 day workshop.

These include:

·        dual piping i.e. a different colour back & front

·        magic binding also known as flange binding

·        piped bindings ... single and double

·        knife edge and self bindings

·        circles and curves          



... Book Covers

In this full-day workshop you will design and create your cover using hexagons and stitch them to the background using an all over hexagonal design.

The book covers ... to a size of your choice will then be fully lined and made to fit the particular book you wish to cover. You are of course free to embellish as you wish !

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... Exploring Techniques

In this full-day workshop we will explore the effects created using different applique techniques e.g. Turned Edge / Raw Edge / Gathered / Fused / Blind/Invisible Stitch / Decorative Stitch

... and of course how effects differ when using Trapunto, different waddings and embellishments.

Not only will you create a 'sampler' you will create a 'reference sheet' giving all the stitch sizes / lengths and stitch numbers etc. used and relevant to your machine for future use.



... Breathing new life into Antique & Vintage Linens

Many of us either have Antique or Vintage Linens from previous generations languishing unused in our cupboards or drawers or we come across them cheaply in antique shops

.. In this full-day workshop we look at how we can breathe new life into these pieces.

Taking each 'found piece' independently we look at how we can use our Free-Motion-Quilting skills to enhance the original embroiderers work and give them new purpose !

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... Making the most of 
Damaged Antique & Vintage Linens

Sometimes some of the most Beautiful or Exciting pieces we have lying around are badly damaged … as much as we don’t like cutting into the work using smaller fragments can make the most of them and bring them back to life !!     

Quilting these fragments, either singularly or combining several such pieces together, can make Beautiful Pictures …  and bringing in other items such as Lace, Beads or Buttons etc. can enhance their beauty !!

This Workshops explores how to make the most of those damaged items.

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Testimonials ...

Cecilia is very inspiring and a wonderful quilter; I learned a lot from her particularly confidence in my ability.  I’d suffered a loss of confidence and regained faith in my abilities after the workshops at Little Mill.  Thank you.

                                                                            Sonia Delice Fox, Vale of Glamorgan

Recently took part in a course with Cecilia. None of us (10 ladies) believed we would achieve what was shown at the start of the course. Well by the end of it we were all amazed at how far we had all come. Everything was well explained and poor Cecilia's patience tested. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and wanted to do more!

                                              Sue Middleton, Flying Goose Quilting, Llanwrtyd Wells

I’ve done a couple of workshops with Cecilia and found her tuition both clear and well planned; work was presented in bite-size chunks and progression from stage to stage was never overwhelming.

My FMQ experience was non-existent at the outset but Cecilia’s quiet encouragement gave me the confidence to learn new techniques and has inspired me to develop this skill even further.

                                                                                  Felicity Bevan, Quilter, Welshpool

‘We were a group of anxious ladies but with your calm personality you made for a relaxed atmosphere. We were not put under any pressure which helped to teach us what we thought was impossible - Free Motion quilting. We have learnt such a lot in a short time, so thank you Cecilia’.


                                  Di Byrne, Stitch in the Ditch Quilters, Shirley, West Midlands

Venues ...

Although working primarily with groups at a venue of their choosing;
local workshops are also available.

Group Sizes ...

To give students individual tuition as required, and give time to explore additional

options, the ideal is working with groups of up to a maximum of 12 students.

However smaller groups or individual tuition can be arranged.

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