Patchwork & Quilting

Level: All Levels

Tutor: Dawn Cameron-Dick

Venue: Lilac barn at Mother Hubbard

Times: 10am to 4 pm

2024 Dates

Sept 30th to October 4th 2 spaces

2025 dates soon



£290 per person

£65 per day

£50 deposit to confirm place, balance due 14 days prior to start of course

Includes home made lunch, tea and coffee

Fee returnable up to 2 weeks prior to course less admin fee £10

Pocket Tutor… an Essential guide to Patchwork and Quilting is available from Dawn

About The Course

The Courses are  for beginners or those with experience .

Workshops will include basic techniques such as learning about your machine, rotary cutting and piecing, but also Threaducation, IMA ( Dawn’s speciality), Machine and Hand quilting. Thread Play, Borders and Bindings and Project days such as “make a Bag”.

Tired of sewing day in and out on your own then come and enjoy the company of other quilters, have expert tuition in the studio and eat home cooked lunches. What could be more idyllic!

The workshops can be tailored to students individual needs and include advice on threads, needles and also how to get the best from your sewing machine. Students should contact Dawn prior to the course so that she has details of the workshops you would like to learn during the week and the supplies that you need.

Free parking, no hectic airport queues, no lost luggage!

You are welcome to come for a day, a few days or the whole week the course is suitable for for all, we can all learn more! Students will be able to sew as much or as little as they please…you are here to enjoy yourself and take in the ambiance of the Somerset Levels and all that it offers. Beginners are very welcome as are those with experience, we try to cater the course to the individual.

Outings can be made to Quilting shops, or local attractions…Wells Cathedral, Street (factory outlets) Glastonbury and its Abbey or the local Willow and Basket Centre.

Places are limited which allows plenty of room for cutting, design, and ironing boards. A great way to make new friends

What will I learn?

This course is perfect for all levels of quilter. It covers all aspects of Patchwork & Quilting with lots of ideas and tips for easy and successful quilts. Students also learn Dawn’s signature technique, Invisible Machine Appliqué. Course also includes easy machine piecing, hand and machine quilting and how to assemble a quilt including binding, and any other subject youd like to learn about.

Enrol soon as the course will be popular. Dawn has already taught this workshop around the world so we are delighted that she is returning again to Lilac Barn.

Course cannot be reserved until deposit of £50 is received by cheque payable to Cherry Dobson, bank transfer or paypal and can only returned if cancellation received 2 weeks prior to course date less £10 administration fee. See booking form.


Cherry: cherry@lilac  |  Tel: 07836 685195

Dawn: email: [email protected] to enrol or for more information.

Dawns website:

Tel 07813 610405

Self Catering Accommodation available at

    • Holly Farm Cottages (4 Star) 01823 490828 also B and B, contact Holly Farm directly
    • Windmill Retreat, Middlezoy TA7 0PD 01823 698831,
    • Hectors Barn. Stathe Rd, Burrow Bridge, Bridgwater TA7 0RY
      Phone: 01823 698034

Air Bnb

The Old Forge, Fivehead, TA3 6PJ

The Frog -Secluded hideaway on the Somerset Levels

B and B’s, Hotels

  • Frog St Farmhouse, Hatch Beauchamp 01823 481883 Louise and David Farrance
  •   Hatch Beauchamp 07717177006  Keith Hammon
  • Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton, 01458 241271
  • Farthings, Hatch Beauchamp 01823 480664

Please come equipped with the following:

  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit (to include tape measure, sharp scissors, pins and walking foot)
  • Cutter, Ruler and cutting board
  • Fabric  (Contact Dawn or Cherry if you need advice on this).