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Calendar of Classes

Day and Half-Day Classes and Events, and Regular UFO (UnFinished Object) Days

Classes with Helen Howes, Helen Butcher a terrific programme for the Late Winter

Helen Butcher has some new and old favourite classes here this quarter, click on the images to go to detailed pages on her website.
I plan to have only UFO days and a few private bookings, but will be teaching projects again from April
Come and learn some new stuff!
Also, events and our Grand January Sale..


January Sale - at least 25% off everything
Plus, old stock, sightly foxed packages, discontinued lines, all at ridiculous discounts
All cushions reduced to £5, Embroidery threads half-price or less; embroidery fabrics much reduced and with a free bead or thread pack; beads and buttons 50p per pack, 3 for £1; discontinued patterns and kits from 50p and so on.. January only...
Out Of The Forest, Down To The Sea - Tree and Boat Textiles by Helen Howes
At The Ravenous Cafe, Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU
10 till 4 Wednesdays to Sundays, till 7th January 2018
Free admission, and the food is worth a trip too...

Jo and Dill of the Ravenous Cafe have kindly invited me to show my big tree pieces, and some of my boaty ones too, in their spacious and welcoming cafe at the Centre..
All works will be for immediate sale, and I'm just across the yard if you wish to ask about any piece...
Thursday 11th January 10 till 4
Embellished Landscape with Helen Howes
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on her website, click on the image for booking and directions
Five interesting, easy, textural techniques to make a landscape panel and many other ideas..
Saturday 13th January 10 till 4
Step-Up Tote Bag with Helen Butcher
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on her website, click on the image for booking and directions
Easy piecing and nice details..
Friday 19th January
UFO/General Sewing Day

11:30 till 5 or any part thereof
Bring your project(s) and get a table, technical help, and tea-and-biscuits.
Bring your own lunch or use the cafe
£15 for all day or any part you choose...
Sunday 4th February 1:30 to 4:30 - Squared Away Bowl with Helen Butcher
Make a bowl with lots of pretty squares, quilt and bind it. Full pattern included for three sizes
£25 including materials for one bowl, kits available for more
Thursday 8th February 10 till 4
Patchwork Alphabet with Helen Butcher
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on her website, click on the image for booking and directions
Precise and easy foundation piecing for making a spelled-out statement!
Tuesday 13th February 11 to 4:30 - Quip Peg Bag with Helen Butcher
Make a conical wonder with lots of pretty squares, quilt and bind it. Full pattern included with templates
£40 - a kit is available if required, please pre-order to choose your colours...
Friday 16th February
UFO/General Sewing Day

11:30 till 5 or any part thereof
Bring your project(s) and get a table, technical help, and tea-and-biscuits.
Bring your own lunch or use the cafe
£15 for all day or any part you choose...
Saturday 17th February - Cotton Club at Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4AU
Both the Helens will be visiting and demoing for Modern Quilt Group to support this annual quilt show (runs from 16th-18th)..
10 till 12, free demos, try out an old machine, stuff to play with..
Proceeds to local charities, traders, all that stuff
Click the image to read all about it on the Cotton Club site
Saturday 24th February 11-4:30 - Star Struck with Helen Butcher
Pretty purse with squares and stars, quilted and bound.
£40 with full pattern
Kit available £10, please order your colours in advance...
Saturday 10th March 10 till 4
Improv Piecing with Helen Howes
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on her website, click on the image for booking and directions
Improv is the easiest thing - take an idea, run away with it, make it yours. Lots of blocks to take away and play with...
Saturday 17th March International Quilt Day
Imaginary Menageries
Gather together with food, sewing, food, showandtell, raffles, sales table, cake, tea, cat, dog, animal and bird blocks, and did I mention, food..
Abi cooks, Helen and Helen demo all sorts of fun project stuff, you get to socialise, eat, and play
Venue to be confirmed, we hope to be at Haddiscoe Village Hall again
£12 Booking is essential!
Friday 23rd March
UFO/General Sewing Day

11:30 till 5 or any part thereof
Bring your project(s) and get a table, technical help, and tea-and-biscuits.
Bring your own lunch or use the cafe
£15 for all day or any part you choose...
Sunday 25th March 1:30 - 4:30 - Hornbeam Brooch with Helen Butcher
Teeny foundation piecing for a pretty brooch or two
£25 with full pattern and materials supplied

Regular Stuff

TEAPOTS
Regular quilt class on alternate Tuesdays
Next Classes
January 2nd and 16th
February 6th and 20th
March 6th and 20th
Teapots class runs from 1:30 to 5 and costs £8.50

This class is full, but I currently have one space for a "substitute" - that is, someone who will fill in when another student is away. Subs usually end up with a full-time place in time
Please ask to visit and be Met With..
If you come to a full-day class you can book lunches at the cafe (not Mondays or Tuesdays), or you are welcome to bring your own (and we have a microwave, and plates, and salt, and cutlery...
Tea and coffee all day, maybe chocolate biscuits, too
If you have a group of friends (minimum 4 people for most classes) you can book privately for whatever you want to learn from my Class List
Workshops held at 4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU unless otherwise noted. The workshop has lots of level free parking and we are always happy to help bring machines etc. in. The back door is wheelchair accessible, but the loo needs an ability to stand, sorry...
Click on the highlighted links or the images for pictures and supply lists...

Click here to email me to go on my mailing list for classes...

To book any of the above, please ring Helen on 01508 548137, or click here to email me

As I have had a large number of no-shows lately, all bookings must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of £10 (cards accepted)

Teapot Quilters

..meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday (normally, see above) of the month, 1:30 till 5 pm. Beginners and intermediate quilters welcome. This is a continuing class and I prefer it if you attend regularly.
This class is full at present, but I keep a waiting list. Be warned that the list is quite long and the turnover is pretty small..
You may visit for a cup of tea and to see if it is what you would like...

For more details Click here


I have put quite a lot of my patterns online for Free Download (Click Here to go to the relevant page..)
Keep this pattern page bookmarked, as there will be more later...

If you wish to book a class, you can choose to come to my workshop at a time to suit you, with a minimum of 4 people. Larger groups, (up to 12, if booked as a group), may be eligible for a discount...
Groups from 12 to 20 can be accomodated nearby
Please ring or email for more details... I am always happy to come to your group, shop, or guild to teach, and to arrange tours of distant parts to save mileage charges...

My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Textiles
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
helen@raindropkites.co.uk
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays