Patchwork & Quilting: All About Log Cabins
Tutor: Dawn Cameron-DickCourse Code: 3320-15


The Log Cabin block is one of the most loved, traditional blocks in quilt making. Like Dresden Plates, Grandmother s Flower Garden and 9 Patch blocks. Log Cabins are instantly recognized as quilts everyone would love to have or make. Sadly, sometimes newer quilters find it hard to be accurate and get multiple blocks all the same size…, or they aren't confident about colour choices… or, they love the idea of a traditional Log Cabin but their style is more contemporary… What to do?!


In All About Log Cabins….
I will introduce you to simple drafting so you will become familiar with how the block is constructed and, in the future, you can create any Log Cabin you can imagine!
I will teach you a variety of ways to cut and stitch a Log Cabin, so they come out perfect every time.
I will advise you on fabric and colour choices that will enhance your finished quilts and allow you to make an antique looking quilt or a very modern, contemporary piece.
We will explore various layouts for your blocks.

The blocks we will make….

  1. A traditional lay out using precut logs

  2. Add triangles to create a unique block called Flying Geese in the Log Cabin sewn on Foundation Papers

  3. Change the width of your logs and create an off centre (curved) log cabin

  4. Use a photo printed on fabric and used cotton shirts to produce a very personal, masculine quilt

Time and interest permitting, I will also show you …

  1. Diamond shaped Log Cabins

  2. How to add squares to each round to make a Chimney & Cornerstone Log Cabin

We will only be making sample blocks in this class, but I am happy to help you with any ideas you have or projects you are working on. Please bring anything you wish as other students love seeing quilts!


Please bring with you

 A materials list will be provided shortly.


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Dawn Cameron-Dick

Dawn Cameron-Dick

I’ve been making quilts for over 40 years and been teaching for over 30!  I’m a traditional quiltmaker who loves to find the quickest and easiest way to produce quilts everyone can be proud of.  I’ve written four books, ten patterns and teach every year at Festival of Quilts. I am an authorized educator for Mettler threads and Schmetz needles.

13th to 14th Aug 2020
Thursday to Friday

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9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session