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City & Guilds L2 Award in Patchwork and Quilting

Course Title:

City & Guilds L2 Award in Patchwork and Quilting

Course Number:

LRNR I10640


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:



Level 2


Philippa Larkam

Start Date:

18 January 2021

End Date:

19 April 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 13:00 and 16:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

12 learners.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

Task 1


Research design influences in patchwork and quilting from a range of historical, cultural and contemporary sources. Include the key influences of three recognised designer makers who specialise in patchwork and quilting.

Collate and present the research using visual and written evidence.


Task 2a

Produce a folio of patchwork and quilting ideas from traditional and innovative techniques.

Develop contextual influences on design ideas using colour, line, texture, shape and form with a variety of techniques and fabrics – natural, light and medium weight.

Experiment with fabrics and techniques to develop and produce a minimum of 10 individual samples:

  • make patchwork using templates and template free methods
  • use a range of fabrics, plain coloured and patterned
  • use a range of wadding/batting
  • produce samples using hand and machine stitches
  • produce samples using fabric and thread with added colour – dyes, paints, wax transfer crayons, foiling.
  • Use positive and negative stencils, print blocks.

Samples must include as a minimum, the following

  • block patchwork
  • non-block patchwork
  • crazy patchwork
  • folded patchwork
  • strip piecing
  • edge finishing
  • at least two methods of suspension

Candidates should not be limited to the list of patchwork and quilting techniques mentioned above in their experimentation.


Task 2b

Create, finish and present an item of patchwork with quilting. For example, a small quilt, hanging, an accessory, an item for interior decor, panel, garment, 3D item.

Use and develop design ideas from Task 2a to produce an item of patchwork with quilting.

Supporting evidence for Task 2a

Provide the following evidence for each sample:

  • a labelled sketch based on the research for the proposed design ideas, identifying the range of
  • fabrics and/or colouring materials used
  • notes on how the materials, tools and equipment, techniques and/or processes were used
  • health and safety considerations that were taken into account.
  • Additional Supporting evidence for Task 2b only
  • statement of intent
  • a pattern for the item made showing the placement of the patchwork
  • reasons for selecting the fabrics, colouring materials, tools, equipment and techniques used
  • a production timescale and a costing sheet
  • an evaluation of the techniques used on the item, including strengths and weaknesses of the process and results and lessons learnt from the experimentation

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes City and Guilds Level 2 Patchwork with Quilting (Single Unit)

Who is the course for?

You will be able to sew by hand and on a machine, be interested in developing your patchwork skills further

What do I need to bring?

  • A3 spiral bound sketchbook with good quality paper
  • A selection of coloured/patterned fabrics – at least the equivalent of 2m
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Paper Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Wadding – this can be purchased from the tutor.
  • A4 Ring binder
  • Glass head pins
  • Rotary cutter 45mm
  • A2 or larger cutting mat
  • 6”x 12” patchwork ruler
  • Cotton Threads in a variety of colours

Are there any additional costs?


  • See list above and have a budget of £30-50

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

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Progression within DALS

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • The full Level 2 City and Guilds in Creative Textiles

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Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.


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Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

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