A Weekend with Jen Kingwell! Friday 9 August – Sunday 11 August

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Sew Hot Academy Presents A Weekend with Jen Kingwell Friday 9 Aug – Sun 11 Aug

Join Jen Kingwell for her fantastic Puzzle Piecing Workshop where you can learn to create your own jigsaw style of quilt. Jen first became known for this look with her quilt Green Tea & Sweet Beans and from it’s success went on to create other quilts with this similar style.

These quilts are like the traditional sampler, but their construction method tricks the eye to create a traditional quilt with a modern twist!

Do you have a collection of blocks made that never made it into a quilt? Work with these Orphan Blocks and create a whole new design of your own! Don’t have any Orphan Blocks? Feel free to select blocks from Jen’s Template Tempter range or any of her other patterns (ie: Long Time Gone, Bakers Dozen, Delilah, Golden Days, Green Tea and Sweet Beans, Marshal etc) to add to your quilt. Working on grid paper, you will learn the secrets to creating your own masterpiece.

In this two-day workshop, Jen will cover the following topics:

  • Selecting fabrics
  • General hand piecing
  • Making templates
  • Using acrylic templates
  • Designing filler blocks
  • Getting the right quilt layout
  • Needleturn applique
  • Hand quilting
  • Binding and other finishes
  •  Jen teaches hand skills but if you wish to machine piece bring your sewing machine and rotary cutting equipment. Machines will be available for an additional cost.

LOCATION – Workshop and Lodging will be at the lovely Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston PR3 5JB.    https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/blkbp-preston-marriott-hotel/   Originally a Victorian manor house, the hotel provides the perfect base for our workshop travellers. You’ll find gracious accommodations, plush bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi access, air conditioning and 24-hour room service. Many of the rooms offer views of the landscaped grounds. You can also pamper yourself at their full-service spa, for an additional cost, visit the indoor heated pool and sauna or workout in their fitness centre.

FULL RETREAT PACKAGE (Single Occupancy £495, or Double Occupancy £435) price includes:

  • Friday night and Saturday night lodging at the lovely Preston Marriott Hotel. Can choose from a single room, or double room to share
  • For Double Occupancy, please note person you want to share with in your Order Notes, or indicate that you would like us to choose you a room mate. If you do not have a person you know will share a room with you, then the Double Occupancy Pricing is dependent on there being another person you can share with.
  • Fri Night dinner; Sat breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sun breakfast and lunch. Plus snacks, tea/coffee.
  • Workshop will be held Sat and Sun, 9:30 – 4 on both days (with half hour break for lunch)
  • This price does not include any patterns, fabric, or class supplies needed.
  • Saturday evening Trunk Show with Jen Kingwell
  • Classroom will be open Friday afternoon & evening, and Saturday evening to work on projects/free sewing. Room needs to be vacated by 5pm on Sunday
  • Jen will not be available on Friday, but Sew Hot staff will be on site to provide you with help in choosing & cutting your fabrics, or getting a head start on sewing.
  • 2-Month Payment Plan available until the end of June (extended through July 3)
  • OPTION to add Sunday night lodging if desired
  • Access to Sew Hot’s Pop-Up Shop which will have a selection of Jen’s fabrics, patterns, templates, and other sewing notions
  • Access to Hotel’s gym and pool facilities
  • Spa services available to book through the hotel for additional cost

Sunday Night Add On (Single Occupancy £95, Double Occupancy £55) price includes:

  • This is a great Add-On for those who have a long way to travel, and want to leave Monday morning
  • Sunday night lodging and Monday breakfast

Companion Package (£120) price includes:

  • Bring along your favourite “other person” for this pampering weekend
  • Friday and Saturday lodging in same room with participant
  • Fri night dinner, Sat breakfast and dinner, Sun breakfast
  • Access to Hotel’s gym and pool facilities
  • Spa services available to book through the hotel for additional cost
  • DOES NOT include lunches, classes, or Trunk Show

Class Only Option (£265) price includes:

  • Jen’s Workshop will be held Sat and Sun, 9:30 – 4 on both days (with half hour break for lunch)
  • Lunch on Sat and Sun, tea/coffee & snacks during workshop
  • Trunk Show on Saturday night
  • This price does not include any patterns, fabric, or class supplies needed.

Trunk Show Only Option (£20) price includes:

  • A great option for locals who do not want to take the class, but would love to see Jen Kingwell’s quilts in person!
  • Sat Night Trunk Show, time to be announced

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jen Kingwell has been lucky in her life to have had two wonderful careers. Her first love was midwifery and she felt honoured to be included in life’s most precious every day miracle. She doesn’t know where her love of fabrics came from, her mother was not a sewer but she does know she has always been fascinated by colour and pattern. Like many, she tried different crafts and stumbled into quilting over 30 years ago and there she has remained. An interest became an obsession which then became her career, including teaching and designing.

Jen describes herself as a traditional quilter with a modern twist. She loves scrappy quilts and the more fabrics she can use in a single project the happier she is. In her perfect world, she would hand stitch everything; but with today’s busy lifestyle, she does machine piece as well. Hand appliqué and quilting are among her favourite pastimes. Jen designed her first fabric range for Moda called “Gardenvale” in April 2015 and her first book Quilt Lovely was released soon after. Jen has gone on to have many successful ranges for Moda, and her pattern range continues to sell strongly in the market.

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings unless we can fill your reserved spot. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at 0330 111 3690.