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Calendar of Classes

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

Classes with Helen Howes and Helen Butcher as the Spring sproings

Helen Butcher has some new classes here this quarter, click on the images to go to detailed pages on her website.
I plan to do some new classes including my Boaty McBoatface, and some old favourites
Come and learn some new stuff!
Also, events and exhibitions at Raveningham


Friday 13th April
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
£20 for all day or any part you choose...
PLEASE NOTE the price rise..
Sunday 15th April 11 till 5
Hot Stuff with Helen Butcher

Make a Coffee or Tea Cosy and a mat for your table, with Seminole Patchwork..
£40 per person
Details on HBs website, click on the image for booking and supply list
Sunday 22nd April 11 till 5
Textures of Summer with Helen Howes

Make a banner with five interesting and easy fabric techniques, or use the individual blocks for your own projects..
£40
Click the image for more details and a Supply List
Friday 27th April
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
£20 for all day or any part you choose...
PLEASE NOTE the price rise..
Starting Sunday 29th April 1:30 till 5
4 WEEK COURSE: Patchwork Illusions

Four Sunday Sessions; join us to explore the joys of creating three dimensional illusions in the two dimensional world of patchwork. From weaving illusions to playing with depth through shadow, we will be working with accurate cutting and piecing as well as foundation paper piecing, so some knowledge of rotary cutting and machine sewing would be a good start.
£100 per person for the whole course
Details on HBs website, click on the image for booking and supply list
Friday 11th May 10 till 4
Trees with Helen Howes
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on the Oliven website, click on the image for booking and directions
Make a little piece of forest for your very own
Friday 18th May
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
£20 for all day or any part you choose...
PLEASE NOTE the price rise..
Tuesday 29th May 11 till 5
Boaty McBoatface with Helen Howes

Easy strip pieced and recut blocks to make a whole flotilla of sailboats
£40
Click the image for more details and a Supply List
Saturday 2nd June 10 till 4
Improv Piecing with Helen Howes
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on the Oliven website, click on the image for booking and directions
Great fun, and no failures!
Thursday 10th June 10 till 4
Treasure Boxes with Helen Butcher
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on HBs website, click on the image for booking and directions
Optical Illusions!
Friday 25th May 10 till 4
Impossible Grid with Helen Butcher
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on the Oliven website, click on the image for booking and directions
More Optical Illusions!
Saturday 23rd June 10 till 4
Patchwork Alphabet with Helen Butcher
at Oliven in Monks Eleigh, Suffolk
Details on the Oliven website, click on the image for booking and directions
Precise and easy foundation piecing for making a spelled-out statement!
Saturday 9th June 11 till 5
Yellow Brick Road with Helen Butcher

Foundation piecing for a most sophisticated result
Details on HBs website, click on the image for booking and supply list

Regular Stuff

TEAPOTS
Regular quilt class on alternate Tuesdays
Next Classes
April 3rd and 17th
May 1st and 15th
June 5th and 19th

Teapots class runs from 1:30 to 5 and costs £8.50

This class is full, but I sometimes 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

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