Classes

Welcome to the ‘Classes’ page. I teach skills in sewing, quilting, art and crafts.

My signature course is a special introduction to patchwork and quilting called ‘Quilt in a Day’. It’s a very individual, personalised, one-to-one course for absolute beginners to learn all the basics of quilt-making. The class takes place at my studio in Ramsgate.

‘Quilt in a Day’ beginner’s quilt course, one -to-one tuition

Do you want to get started with quilting? In just one day, you will make a small, sampler quilt and learn everything you need to make a bigger quilt in the future.  The only skill you need before starting is to be able to use a sewing machine to stitch a straight line of stitching.

You will have the tutor’s undivided attention: six hours personal, one-to-one tuition. The course fee includes a complete set of materials for you to use: cotton fabrics, wadding and thread. You tell me your favourite colours beforehand and I provide you with a carefully curated selection of fabrics, ready for you to use on the day. All the equipment you need is provided. You only need to bring your own packed lunch! I give you tea, coffee and biscuits for the morning and afternoon breaks. It’s a full day, but a relaxing one. The cost is £105.

This is a review from a recent learner after the ‘Quilt in a Day’ course: “One of my long held dreams came true when I spent the day with Amanda doing the quilting course! The day was everything I had hoped for; hands-on, easy to follow, inspiring, motivational and totally relaxed. The hours whizzed by and before I knew it the day was ended and I had so many new skills to take home and practise. Thank you so much Amanda, you are a gifted teacher and it was a joy to be your student. I feel like the “mystery of patchwork” has finally become clear!! If you are thinking about doing this course, DO IT.

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‘Quilt in a Day FOR TWO’ beginners’ quilt course

a table set up with two sewing machines for the 'Quilt in a Day FOR TWO' course from Amanda Jane Ogden

The ‘Quilt in a Day FOR TWO’ course is also available for two people (for example two friends or a mother and daughter, for example) to come to my studio to learn how to quilt. You still get very close attention from the tutor but have the pleasure of seeing two different sampler quilts developing as you learn together. As with the course above, the course fee includes a complete set of materials for you to use: cotton fabrics, wadding and thread. You tell me your favourite colours beforehand and I provide you with a carefully curated selection of fabrics, ready for you to use on the day. All the equipment you need is provided. You only need to bring your own packed lunch! I give you tea, coffee and biscuits for the morning and afternoon breaks. The cost is £170 in total for the two places.

This is a recent review from learners on the ‘Quilt in a Day FOR TWO’ course: “From the moment we made the booking to the second we left Amanda’s studio yesterday, we felt utterly looked after. The one-day workshop was perfect. We learned so many techniques in a day, we left buzzing and full of anticipation for this whole new world that had opened up to us. Amanda is a super kind and patient teacher and makes sure you understand every step of the way. I would highly recommend this course. We were absolute beginners and left feeling confident to embark on our own quilt-making journey.”

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‘Learn to use a Sewing Machine’ in-person course, one-to-one tuition

Do you want to get started with a sewing machine? This is an absolutely basic course to introduce you to a sewing machine, so you can use it with confidence.  The course covers threading the machine, cleaning it, how to sew, how to select and use stitches, how to wind a bobbin and more. You can bring your own machine, or learn on one of mine. This is a half-day course delivered as a one-to-one session, so it can be tailored to you individually. The course takes place in my studio, near my home in Kent. You get two and a half hours tuition with undivided attention from the tutor. All the materials and equipment are provided. Tea, coffee and biscuits for the half-time break are included. The cost is £45.

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You may live miles away from my home and studio in Kent, so I also offer online courses.

‘Make Your First Quilt’ online course

This is a course, divided into a sections, to help you make a quilt for the first time. The materials are recorded, so you can learn at your own pace. All the materials you need to buy are listed at the beginning of the course. The equipment you need: a quilting ruler, rotary cutter, cutting mat, scissors, pins, needles and a sewing machine. The cost is £25.

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‘Make a papier-mâché bowl’ online course

Red and gold papier-mache bowl - illustratiing a course from Amanda Jane Ogden

This is a short video course, aimed at absolute beginners, to show you how to make and paint a bowl from recycled paper. All the materials and equipment needed are explained as part of the course. The cost is £15.

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‘Make a lino-cut’ online course

This is a short video course, aimed at absolute beginners, to show you how to make a lino-cut and print from it for the first time. All the materials and equipment needed are explained as part of the course. The cost is £15.

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Felt-making (wet felting) online course

This is a short video course, aimed at absolute beginners, to show you how to make a piece of felt from wool tops. All the materials and equipment needed are explained as part of the course. The cost is £15.

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Please use the contact form below to get in touch with me if you have any questions:

(If you want to check out my formal qualifications – including my Textiles degree and teaching qualification – you can see them here)

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