Beginning Machine Quilting for the Terrified!
Tutor: Dawn Cameron-DickCourse Code: 2022-02


Face your fear and join with other beginners under the guidance of long time machine quilter Dawn Cameron-Dick to learn straight line stitching, in the ditch and free motion quilting, guided free motion quilting, and ruler work. This course aims to ensure that you become comfortable with your machine and your ability to produce decent machine quilting. You will leave with many sample pieces you have produced and a wealth of information to assist you to continue to progress with these skills.


Let’s start at the very beginning…. with discussions on choosing the appropriate threads, needles, feet, wadding, marking pens and successful basting.

Practice – Practice – Practice is the key to training your brain to become proficient at any new skill. We will make lots of samples for you to take home.

Grow, baby GROW! Once you become comfortable with your machine’s abilities we will move on to some fun and slightly more challenging techniques. I will also bring many different threads for you to try which can bring a whole new level to your work.

What’s new, Pussycat? Well, RULER WORK IS! You may have heard about Ruler Quilting but what does it involve? I will bring several different brands of ruler and demo how they work. If you’ve already invested in some but haven’t yet got on with them, do bring them along and I’m sure I can help you.

Please bring with you

It would be helpful if each student could bring their own sewing machine and basic sewing kit.  You will need a speciality foot made for your specific machine  (I will bring these feet for Berninas, please let us know if you need one)
Sewing kit should include scissors, pins, seam ripper, tape measure and cotton sewing thread



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.

21st to 22nd May 2022
Saturday to Sunday

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9.45amStudents arrive
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

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For Beginning Machine Quilting for the Terrified! on 21st to 22nd May 2022