Patchwork and Quilting Week with Dawn Cameron Dick

Thank you so much for the wonderful patchwork and quilting week. I so enjoyed it and really felt that I learnt so much from you, Dawn and the other quilters.

You are so kind and really made me feel welcome and the atmosphere was really homely, with delicious food! It was so encouraging to see the works of art that you have made too! I am going to finish off the little example that I started on the course and then decide on which ‘proper’ quilt to make next.


Dear Cherry,
It was lovely to spend time with you again and I think that I have now worked out how to go about the dragon quilt ….   I don’t think I would have managed without help
Hello Cherry,
Thank you for all the organising and your delicious cakes and lunches this week.

Saturday Feb 25th

Dear Rachel and Cherry

 Thankyou again for Saturday, I really loved the course.

Upholstery Cherry Dobson one week

January 2023

Thanks so much Cherry, and lovely to spend the week with all of you.
Sofa is sitting in kitchen with cat on it already (despite not being finished).
I am missing the cake …..might even have to make some brownies

Thank you so much for a brilliant week, Cherry.  I learned so much from your skills and talent!  Mum was absolutely thrilled with the little chair – it was a great last day’s project

Hi Cherry

Thank you so much for a thoroughly enjoyable reupholstery week  . Being away from home , emersed into something anew , was such a tonic . Honestly the finished project was such a bonus.

Thank you also for your kindness , understanding and patience .

Curtains and Blinds with Rachel Lewis

April 2018

Just wanted to pass on my thanks for another wonderful course. I am so pleased with my chairs and curtains which I have almost finished today. Just waiting for my machine to arrive so that I can sew in the pleats! Regards Ann

September 2017

Just to let you know how much I enjoyed yesterday. I learnt so much & Rachel is a lovely teacher. Thank you for your input and the great lunch. Met some lovely ladies!
Kind regards Liz

Thank you so much for the fabulous workshop yesterday ! It was such a useful and interesting day with delicious lunch too ! I came away after learning so much and improving on what I knew already .. Can’t wait to book another ! Many thanks Gilly

Patchwork and Quilting with Dawn Cameron-Dick

April 2017

Cherry.Thank you very much for arranging last week’s course and for all your hospitality during it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much – but also very much appreciated your delicious lunches and refreshments throughout the day and the relaxed and friendly environment that you provide at Lilac Barn.


Upholstery November 2016

This is the first chance I have had to get back to you. I wanted to thank you for the fantastic course that you ran last week. I learnt so much and was so pleased with my creations by the end of the week.

Hello Cherry

Back home and to normality (if there is such a thing!).

Just to let you know how very much I enjoyed your upholstery course last week. The whole set-up is wonderful, together with the fabulous selection of refreshments – from morning coffee, scrumptious lunches and then topped with afternoon tea and cake. What more could a girl ask for?

Many thanks for a delightful experience, with all your knowledge and advice. I feel we shall meet again.

Kindest regards. Sheila.


Machine Quilting weekend Course Sept 2015

I would like on behalf of the group of five that visited The Willows last weekend
thank you very much for the lovely welcome we were given and the beautiful food that
you prepared for us,we all thoroughly enjoyed both days. It was suggested on the return journey that perhaps we could visit next year and undertake another course
with Dawn after all we will be experts by then!!

Upholstery May 2014

Thank you so much for all your help, it was such a lovely five days and I so enjoyed myself.  Delicious lunches every day and you had so much patience with us all!  Now back down to earth with a bump after being looked after so well . Nicky

Hi cherry,
Just wanted to say thank-you again for a fantastic week and the tuition.
I had a brill week. Leanne


Patchwork May 2014

I had the most amazing time at Lilac Barn and both Wendy and yours truly may well ‘darken your doorstep’ again in the not too distant future.

The lunches were brilliant and so nice that everyone sat together which allowed us to get to no each other. It was a super atmosphere and we came away with a lot more knowledge and confidence than we arrived with. Chris

Patchwork November 2013 Dawn Cameron Dick

Hi Cherry
just to say had a great week with Dawn and yourself.
learned a lot in a very social atmosphere.
Thanks for lunches and yummy cakes!
Have booked for next summer so must keep practising as we learned lots over the week.

Just a quick email to thank you so much for the course last week. It was amazing and I absolutely loved it. It was so much much more than I expected and I feel like a learnt so much. I met such lovely people and I am very sad to be back in the real world instead of in the  ‘Lilac Barn sewing bubble’ that I was in last week. I am definitely addicted.

Upholstery course September 2013

thankyou, for such a lovely week i really enjoyed it

 and am so pleased with my chair ..


Dawn Cameron-Dick Patchwork and Quilting course


Had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Learnt loads and have got lots of inspiration. Thankyou for being so welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend tutor and course to friends


I had no idea how much I did not know and the course was much better than I expected.


Fiona and Clare

Definitely enjoyed the week, could have stayed longer and learnt more than expected.




Would definitely come again, a weeks information was enough to absorb. Lunches delicious.