"It's always been a pleasure attending any of Hilary Jane's classes. I recommend them to anyone" Hilly
I am a textile artist and quilt designer. I have a passion for traditional hand stitched patchwork, quilting and sewing which I have been sharing since 1996 with beginners and experts alike, through my successful classes and workshops. Due to current Government Covid-19 guidelines, these are being run as virtual sessions using Zoom. Normally, they are held in my purpose built workroom in Leigh-on-Sea and venues in Essex, London or elsewhere by arrangement. All my teaching is based around my own designs for quilting and embroidery. I believe that whilst there are so many 'clever' sewing machines now, it is important to maintain the traditional hand sewing techniques handed down through the generations.
I have a number of City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting, and City and Guilds Creative Studies qualifications. I am a member of The Quilters Guild and The Embroiders Guild.
I ran Crafting Workshops at the 2019 Country Living Spring Fair and the 2020 Stitch Festival in London and have conducted workshops for a number of years at previous Country Living Christmas and Spring Fairs in London and Harrogate. In 2020 I was due to be running workshops at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham and Country Living Spring and Christmas Fairs, as well as the Quilters Guild Annual Conference in April 2021, before Covid took over. I will be back running workshops at the 2021 Country Living Christmas Fairs in London and Harrogate (see Events page).
When not teaching, I spend my time designing and making beautiful quilts for commissions or my own pleasure.
Details of all virtual classes and workshops are provided on this website. Bespoke workshops, demonstrations, parties can be arranged (within Government Covid-19 guidelines) for your own group of friends, at a venue of your choice. I would be delighted to explore the options with you.
In the website Shop, you will find selected fabrics which are perfect for patchwork and quilting projects
Please email or telephone to chat about how I can help you learn or improve your patchwork and quilting skills.