Gill Turley - Quiltmaker
Gill Turley - Quiltmaker

My Workshops



I teach a variety of day workshops suitable for beginners and more advanced students.

Workshops are normally organised by quilt groups for their members. Ocasionally these are open to non members and in this case details will be posted on my "A date for your diary" page.

I am willing to teach longer courses, residential weeks etc. please contact me for further details.

I am able to teach in English and in French.


  • Patchwork From The Past and Alternative Quilting Stitches

Forget today’s sophisticated tools and work in the style of the early quilt makers. Techniques include Manx log cabin, country crazy, and alternative quilting stitches, all in keeping with the utility quilts of the past.


  • More Patchwork From The Past

Friendship blocks from the past, baseball patterns from the U.S.A. and a special pincushion using the old, Swedish, raised seam technique.

  • Flying Geese*

Make a gaggle of geese using Mary Sue Suit’s wonderful, accurate method, piece first and cut afterwards.


  • Mini Magic*

Delightful quilts on a small scale using fabric samples and treasured scraps.

  • Bags and More Bags*

A choice of small, patchwork bags that are great fun to make. These can be used to give as presents or make a little sewing bag to take away on holiday.

  • A Thousand Pyramids*

At this workshop you will be shown some quick and easy ways to cut and piece equilateral triangles, resulting in a streamlined look with perfectly matched points.

  • Shabby-Chic Day*

Re-use, recycle. Make your very own heirloom quilt or throw following an extremely simple pattern. A great way to recycle your treasured fabrics. You will be shown how to make good use of your vintage fabric scraps. Use old, tablecloths, serviettes, shirts or skirts, cotton or linen.


  • Rags to Riches

A cutting, planning and colour exercise. Using the contents of your ragbag cut out and plan a small quilt top to be sewn after the class. All fabrics will be shared.

  • Double Sided Log Cabin*

One pattern on the front and a different one on the back. A unique double-sided method. The blocks can be put together to make an un-wadded coverlet.

  • Speedy Scrap Quilt*

Make a quick quilt top from scrap or new fabrics. Based on the Feed sack quilt in my book Quick Quilts to make in a Weekend. Double bias binding method will also be demonstrated.

  • Simply Take Ten Shirts*

Collect those old shirts and turn them into a wonderful country quilt. Many different patterns and ideas with which to experiment.


Note: Sewing machines, rotary cutters and cutting boards will be required for courses marked with *