The Course

I am studying with The School of Stitched Textiles, and their website can be found here:

My course is City and Guilds Design and Craft Level 3 Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting. 

It's via distance learning and I can work at my own pace, with completion within 5 years, as that is how long my registration is valid for.  I am hoping to finish before then but my progress is not as fast as I would like right now!  This is what I have to do:

Design sheets on five different topics - Texture, Line, Shape, Form, Colour

  • Portfolio of samples

  • Five finished items - a container or box, an accessory, interior decor item, a wall hanging and a quilt (cot, throw or bed)

  • The design work for these items, taken from the design sheets and extended into fabric and thread

  • Knowledge Criteria - Health and Safety, Research, Elements and Principles of Design, Design development

  • Course Modules
    1. Drawing and Designing – Line Portfolio, Non-Block Patchwork
    2. Blocks, Foundation Piecing, Shape – Design Portfolio, Candidate Notes
    3. Appliqué, Colour Design Portfolio
    4. Appliqué, Texture Design Portfolio
    5. Quilting, Form Design Portfolio
    6. Machine Quilting, Design for Wall Hanging
    7. Colouring Fabrics, Colour Theory, Designs for Container or Box
    8. Appliqué and Fabric Manipulation, Design for Accessory Item
    9. Equipment Folder, Fastenings Trimmings, Designs and Sampling for Interior Décor Item, Working the Container/Box
    10. Finishing and Edgings, Finished Accessory, Item Design for Quilt
    11. Geographical Quilting, Worked Interior Décor Item, Quilt Care
    12. Mounting up and Presentation, Candidate Notes, Make up of Quilt – Last Piece, Completion of Log Book, Business Costing

    Progress as of April 2012 - nearly finished module 4, only 8 modules to go!!!