Here Comes Summer

And I’m sure you’ve got lots of plans.

Will you be having a holiday? Looking after children or grandchildren? Visiting the Festival of Quilts ( 3rd – 6th August ) in Birmingham? Or are you hoping for a restful time at home?

Maybe you’re looking for a project or a new challenge?

Check out our new workshops to see if there’s something here for you…







Get to Know Your Machine.

Dust off your sewing machine and bring it along to explore its’ features and learn to use it with confidence.

In a fun, 2 hour session you will learn to properly thread your machine and sew straight lines and curves. We will play with the features possible on your machine and set you up to make beautiful projects.

Two possible dates;

Saturday 17th June (upstairs)

10am – 12 noon


Wednesday 12th July



Tutor – Hilary








Taster Session

Improv Log Cabin

Here at High Street Quilting our first motto is “No Stress”

Spend a carefree morning learning to make a traditional patchwork block.

Bring along your sewing machine and a small sewing kit including scissors, pins and threads and we’ll play.

Saturday 24th June


Saturday 29th July

10am – 1pm


Tutor – Jayne Kirkwood









Free Motion Quilting

Two opportunities to come along and try out the extremely useful and versatile skill of Free-Motion Quilting.

Saturday 17th June (upstairs)

1.30 – 3.30pm


Wednesday 26th July

1.30 – 3.30pm


Tutor – Hilary

We will provide all materials for the workshop.

You’ll need to check that you can drop the “feed dogs” on your machine (or cover them over) and you will need to have a suitable free-motion quilting foot for your machine.









Asian Lily

Folded patchwork creates this stunningly attractive block.

Make one block in the workshop and make more later at home.

This workshop is for those with some experience of patchwork and in preparation, some cutting of fabric will be required before the workshop.

Saturday 22nd July

10am – 4pm


Tutor – Eileen Cuthbertson

I hope you’ve had a look through our new workshops and checked your diary. If you find something you’d like to attend – please ring us at the shop to reserve your place ( 0191 4100868 ) or, better still, pop in.

It’s always lovely to see you.

What interesting times we live in!

I imagine that you are seeing prices going through the roof in this “cost of living crisis”.

It is very scary indeed – the news programmes are sometimes too full of gloom and doom to watch.

If you do live comfortably, perhaps you’ve paid off your mortgage or you have a secure pension, now is the time to support your favourite restaurant, florist, butcher or tearoom. They will be struggling. Not simply because of fuel prices or rent rises, but because the news has engendered a fear in many people that means that they would rather stay at home and save their pennies than venture out at all.

Footfall is down everywhere.

For fabric shops, there is one factor that works in our favour – Fabric and thread does not “go off” rapidly and we have not raised prices retrospectively, so only brand new fabrics have gone up in price.

But times are hard for many small, independent businesses.

Your custom and support will be more valued than ever.

If there’s one thing I know about quilters, it’s that they are caring, generous people – so – I urge you to go out and visit those local, independent businesses that you would not want to lose, before it’s too late!

If you’d like to enquire about one of our workshops or classes or if you just want more information about our shop, please contact us.