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Zoom Workshop by Jo Avery - Dandelion Clock Block & Talk - My Journey Through Textiles

Dandelion Clock quilt by Karin Pope, inspired by Jo Avery

This event takes place on 20th March 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will take place at a computer near you. It is a Guild event being organised by Region 3 committee, .

Workshop and Talk by Jo Avery

Saturday 20th March 2021 from 10.00 am via Zoom

The cost for the workshop combined with the talk is £35.00
(£45 for non-members of the Guild).
Should you just wish to join us at 3.00 pm for the talk only, the cost will be £8.00 (£10 for non-members).

Jo has to be one of the most exciting and knowledgeable speakers in the country. We are thrilled that she has agreed to do our very first Zoom workshop and look forward to having as many of you as possible to join us.

The day will be split into two sections: First the workshop from 10 – 2.45 with a short break for lunch. This will be followed at 3.00 by a talk about Jo’s journey to the top of her field.

The Workshop (10.00 am)

Dandelion Clock Block

Explore Jo's Freehand Foundation Piecing technique in this skills-based workshop. We will be drawing up our own Dandelion Clock on a foundation fabric before foundation piecing and then tackling wonky improv curves.

Each quarter-block can be used as a stand-alone (measuring 12”) but in our full-day class, you can get started on a full-size quilt! This is a machine sewing class suitable for students with some patchwork experience.

The class will start at 10.00 am and, with a short break for lunch, is expected to finish at about 2.45 pm. Jo offers a full teaching experience with lots of time for individual help and the opportunity to share experiences. There is a review of one of Jo’s classes on page 22 of the current Southern Star: Take a look for a full flavour of the day. 

The Talk (3.00 pm)

My Journey through Textiles

A look at my history from designing tapestry kits for my first business when I was 21, through my initial art quilt exploration in the 1990s, right up to my current career as a quilt and embroidery designer and teacher. I will explain why I began writing my blog, how I set up my teaching studio and store, and how I came to publish my first book with US publisher Stash Books! 


To secure your place, email Margaret Jefferies at so that we can make certain we have your correct details (including your Guild membership number) and then send your payment to our bank account

Quilters Guild of British Isles Region 3
Sort Code. 30 93 17
Account number 6661 0368

It is really important that you put your name as a reference so that we can track your payment.

If you are unable to pay by bank transfer – panic not! Old fashioned cheques are very welcome and can be posted to our Treasurer, Margaret Jefferies at 1 Yew Trees, Lower Lane, Bishops Waltham. SO32 1AS.

If you want to take part but have not told the Guild your email address, please make this clear when contacting us.