Durham Pennies

Explore the patterns and motifs used in the Durham quilts sewn by the girls in the mining villages of northern England. Mark out and hand quilt a cushion panel to decorate your home.

Learn about the lovers’ knot, feather cable and rose templates along with many other designs inspired by nature. Find out about the people who quilted the designs and the history of these treasured quilts.

The North Country design can then be hand quilted in traditional neutral colours or choose brighter colours to create your own modern textile art.
At the end of the workshop you will have a unique panel inspired by the Durham quilters which can be made into a cushion or framed.