Welcome to the world of Fox Hollow Quilters

Hello and welcome - Thank you for visiting Foxhollow Quilters.

Tucked away in the heart of the Cornish countryside, Foxhollow is a peaceful retreat, where like-minded quilting enthusiasts can spend a day enjoying their craft in a warm and friendly environment.

I offer day workshops each week, covering a wide variety of techniques to suit all tastes. My workshops are held on alternate Fridays, when students can enjoy the tranquility of my Country Cabin, receive helpful and friendly tutoring and advice, with the delicious bonus of a freshly prepared home-cooked lunch.

Many Cornish quilters have already attended my workshops. I welcome quilters of any ability - you may be a beginner or a life-long devotee; I am always here to give support and encouragement to my fellow quilters. Though we follow a varied programme, students are encouraged to work at their own pace - you need never feel hurried or under pressure.

If you are interested in attending one of my workshops, please take a look at the list of classes available to see if there is a project that appeals to you. Each daily workshop runs from 10am to 4pm at a fee of £27.50 including lunch and refreshments.

Workshops are always popular and it is essential to book in advance. Please contact me by telephone or e-mail me at
foxhollowquilters@hotmail.co.uk In addition, you are welcome to post any queries here on my site.

I look forward to welcoming old and new friends to Foxhollow

Saturday, 28 May 2011

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The following workshops will be held at Fox Hollow Cabin from 10am to 4pm.

Details of class requirements will be sent to students two weeks before the workshops.
The fee for each workshop is £22.50. Lunch £5

October 2nd My Sweet Rose Cushion (19” x 13 ½”)
A pretty patched and embroidered cushion with lace embellishment. Little rose prints and Prairie points make this a joy to make and own.

October 9th Flower Fairy Quilt
There is available a wonderful range of Flower Fairy fabrics depicting the various seasons and you are never too old to enjoy them, especially when making a quilt. Each season has its own particular charm from summer, through autumn to Christmas.

October 16th Autumn Cushion
This foundation pieced cushion with simple embroidery conjures up all the various aspects of our colourful season. Sunflowers, pumpkins, a golden spider’s web and autumn leaves.

October 23rd Block of the Month
Bringing our delightful quilt to conclusion or, starting our latest one – ‘A Quilter’s Journey’ which has nine patched and embroidered blocks in the colours of your choice. The previous similar one has given many hours of enjoyment using simple embroidery stitches and this one, I am sure, will be just as enjoyable.

November 6th Christmas Cushions
There are various Christmas cushions for you to choose to make. Country, quirky, traditional or nostalgic, something to please everyone.

November 13th ‘Star’ Lap Quilt (54” square)
This lovely little quilt lends itself naturally to Christmas fabrics.
An easily pieced star with a contrasting surround for each block. A fleece backing makes this a very cosy seasonal companion.

November 20th Block of the Month / General Sewing Day
Continuing with our lovely quilt or catching up on other projects.
Or if there is something you missed, today you might like to choose from the large variety available.

December 4th Oak Leaf and Acorn or Holly Leaf Table Centre
Either of these table centres are a welcome addition to the season.
Choose rust and golden browns or Christmas greens and bright red berries, these are easy to make and a charming addition to your home. (14” x 28”)

December 11th ‘ Snowbuddies’ Quilt (59” square)
Let this family of snowmen accompany you through the winter season. Funny and endearing, this lovely quilt will be your favourite for many winters to come.

December 18th General Sewing Day / Block of the Month
Today Sally Snapes will join us with her exciting trade stall. Fox Hollow will be dressed in its Christmas finery, Christmas lunch will be served if you have room after all the seasonal goodies there are to eat. A day to relax and enjoy.

Happy Christmas!

January 15th Daisy Sewing Pouch
All ages love this little bag whether in ‘flower fairy’ fabric or any other. The pouch opens to reveal a flower centre for pins, petals for needles and pockets for other sewing items. Equally, it could be used for jewellery, brooches and rings etc.

January 22nd Victorian Crazy Patches
Foundation pieced patches using your prettiest fabrics and embellishing with hand or machine embroidery, lace and beads.
This block would make a charming cushion, or a quilt with foundation pieced fanned borders. A wonderful, satisfying project to see you through the winter months, producing a unique family heirloom.

January 29th ‘A Little Patch of Country’ Wall Hanging
Stitch your favourite pastimes into this little wall hanging. Simple appliqué, a sewing machine, potted plants and gardening implements, jars of preserves – make this your own with the above caption. (20” x 18”)

February 12th General Sewing Day / Block of the Month
Catch up on current projects or make something you missed.

February 19th Foundation Log Cabin
Foundation piecing is an accurate way to produce the old favourite
Log cabin. Various patterns, creating different effects, all very pleasing.

February 26th Japanese Folded Hexagons
This handmade block can be used in so many ways. Using scraps or a particular theme, make a bag, placemats or a quilt. The quilt- as-you-go method is easy and your finished project is sure to be admired.

March 12th Scrap ‘Strippy’ Quilt
This is a lovely and satisfying way to use your scraps. Strips of varying widths and folded flower embellishment and a fleece backing create a lovely cosy quilt.

March 19th General Sewing Day / Block of the Month
Projects of your choice today, a chance to make something you missed.

March 26th Hearts and Roses Tote Bag
This bag has been so popular in the past I have decided to include it. Using pretty rose prints and appliquéing little hearts to the patches makes this a very desirable project.

April 9th Couch Companion
This is a delightful little project encompassing simple embroidery and pockets for you sewing items. A welcome companion for your armchair.

April 16th Fabric Roses
Learn how to make these lovely fabric roses with which to embellish your quilts, cushions and bags.

April 23rd Chick-A-Dee Hollow
A project to incorporate 9 ½” panel blocks and contrasting fabrics of your choice. I have used Birchwood Lane panels by Holly Taylor but any printed block of similar size could be used.

Although this programme of workshops has set weekly projects,
any item you may have missed and is on show at Fox Hollow may still be made on any general sewing day.


Bring summer back into your home with this gorgeous sunflower cushion. The size is 20" diameter (including petals). If sunflowers do not suit your colour scheme; then this project may easily be adapted to suit.


Fresh and feminine, these bags form part of my Hearts & Roses Summer Collection. Sure to be a favourite. The Tote is made up of patches of rose fabrics and appliqued hearts, whilst the clutch bag is decorated with three-dimensional flowers, using Bondaweb.


A beautiful quilt for those who delight in blue and white china


At last! A way to use up all those buttons that you've been saving for years - knowing they would come in handy one day! Combining simple patchwork, applique and embroidery; this project will allow you to let your imagination flow.


Approx. size 47 inches square. This is a pleasing way to use up scraps of a favourite colour scheme or theme. Made in a variety of stips, set off with folded daisy flowers. You can even opt for pumpkin centres should you choose a country theme.