Wholecloth Quilting 2013

Jenny's traditional wholecloth quilting course at Malborough Summer school was a great success.

She had a class of 9 of wide ranging ability. All completed a number of samples and a cot sized quilt.

Over the course the students looked at the antique whole cloth-quilts from the north east of England made during the early 20th century. Below you can see some of their work.

Jenny has plans to repeat this course soon. Please contact Jenny on 01264 710 261 if you would like to hear more.

Learn Quilting With Jenny

Jenny produces a variety of workshops and seminars that take place nationwide. She aims to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere that allows students to thrive and excel. She can take up to 18 students per class. Jenny can also give workshops from home (8 students maximum).

For upcoming live workshops and seminars have a look at the events page. Alternatively, you can learn to quilt in the comfort of your own home with help from Jenny's two quilting DVDs, available to purchase on the products page.


My workshops are designed to help with planning and creating a quilt design, whilst also stimulating and developing confidence in the use of fabric and threads. The classes are planned in such a way that all levels of ability are catered for so no one will be left feeling lost. Click the link below for a list of all the different workshops I offer.

Workshop Descriptions | Contact


Insight into Durham Quilts

This talk includes a large personal collection of both Durham and Welsh quilts. I cover my own personal journey through the quilts and the social history associated with them. Displaying the two different groups of quilts, I go on to illustrate the comparisons between the Durham and Welsh quilt story.

Introduction to Sashiko

A short talk meant as an introduction to this style of stitchery with a small sample for you to work on at the end of the talk. Sashiko is a decorative form of stitching, the stitches are made with a contrasting thread to fabric.

Quilt with Jenny at Malborough Summer School

Jennifer Barlow make a regular appearance at the Malborough Summer School


"Thank you for your lively enthusiasm and sharing of such practical knowledge." Poppa Dowsett

"Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for making last Wednesday's Quilting Course so enjoyable. Making a design for a given piece of material is so simple following your instructions..." Miss A Boothman

"..thanks again for a great study at the V and A in June... I was so inspired I have surfed the net for quilting motifs, bought a roll of paper, yard stick and calico, drawn up a pattern, marked out the op, basted and then thread basted (3" grid) my quilt using polyester wadding and am now happily quilting away... am trying to concentrate on keeping my stitches even. It has been a real departure for me from my comfort zone of machine piecing Patchwork but I love working with calico from Wolfin Textiles and polyester wadding, both new materials for me... So I thought I would let you know that there is at least one bloke about doing hand quilting." James Baker

"I wanted to let you know how much Sue and I enjoyed our quilting day at the V & A. It was a great day and I think we were both surprised at how much we enjoyed it, as neither of us like hand quilting! Thanks again." Jenny Hawkes

"Dear Jenny, I was so excited by our day yesterday with you at the V & A. Thank you so much for your energy and inspirational guidance... I didn't have time to study you literature yesterday, but will have a lovely time loking ovr my notes and completing my proejext. I really ope that i will be able to take another course from you sometime. Best wishes, Teresa Collingwood"

"Thank you for a very informative, stimulating and enjoyable course at the V & A, Thursday 3 June. It has given me the confidence to think about designing and working a large cloth quilt plus incorporating the Durham quilting designs into my quilts. It was great having the opportunity to share ideas with yourself and the other students, quite an eclectic mix... Kind Regards, Hilary Janes"

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