Introduction to Machine Quilting with Annabel Groom

New Courses for Autumn 2016

With the summer nearly over and the nights drawing in its time to hang up your garden tools, put your beach towel away and get back to a nice bit of sewing. As usual we've got a great list of workshops lined up for the Autumn term from starting a new hobby to expanding
Patchwork Dog Kit | Liberty Dog

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Sorry to say that our bricks and mortar shop on Mount Place, Lewes will be CLOSED all day today, Wednesday 31st August 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you can visit us again another time. Open as usual from Thursday 1st September. Thank You, The Patchwork Dog
Precious Memories with Marilyn Willis

How To Stitch: Learn something new this Spring…

After a string of successful one day courses, Embroidery & Textiles tutor Marilyn Willis is returning to teach Stitch a Sampler: A Course in Embroidery. The course will cover several different types of stitches and techniques in detail whilst putting together a decorative sampler, which can be used for display but also for reference
Jelly Roll Weave Quilt with Carolyn Forster

Jelly Roll Weave Quilt with Carolyn Forster

English author and Quilt Maker Carolyn Forster lives just up the road from us in Tunbridge Wells and teaches her Patchwork and Quilting skills far and wide and is returning once again to The Patchwork Dog and Basket this term with Jelly Roll Weave Quilt with Carolyn Forster This time Carolyn is joining us

Shows for 2016

The Patchwork Dog will be stretching its legs and taking a little walk to some shows in 2016. Starting with...  

Farnham Quilt Show on Sunday 17th January


Spring Quilt Festival, Ardingly from 22nd-24th January.

We can also be found at

Duxford from 4th-6th MarchRead More

Christmas Emporium | Pelham House

Christmas Emporium | Pelham House

The second event in our Christmas Calendar is the Lewes Women in Business Christmas Emporium at Pelham House on Sunday 13th December, from 11am - 5pm Lewes Women in Business is a networking group of hardworking ladies running their own businesses in and around Lewes. Christmas Emporium | Pelham House showcases what these superwomen do
Christmas Creative | Lewes Late Night Shopping

Christmas Creative | Lewes Late Night Shopping

This year we are taking part in Christmas Creative | Lewes Late Night Shopping on Thursday 3rd December at the Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes from 5  - 8.30pm We'll have loads of festive fabric ribbons and buttons available as well as kits, books and haberdashery, all perfect for presents and everything you need for a
Introduction to Machine Embroidery with Lara Sparks

Introduction to Free-Motion Machine Embroidery with Lara Sparks

****Workshop This Saturday 14th November, last few spaces left!****

  Here’s a chance to start from scratch with this addictive skill. This workshop, Introduction to Machine Embroidery with Lara Sparks is the perfect course if you have struggled with free-motion in the past or have never
Christmas with Mandy Shaw

Christmas with Mandy for SEW Saturday

Saturday 17th October sees the launch of SEW Saturday, a campaign by Sew Magazine to encourage everyone to support their local quilt shop! We'll have loads of kits and treats in store, including the unveiling of our new Liberty Tana Lawn collection but the icing on the cake will be Create and Craft star
The Stitch Cafe for Christmas

The Stitch Cafe for Christmas

Following the success of our fabulous Stitch Cafe in October, we are joining forces with Rosehip Sussex once more for The Stitch Cafe for Christmas, a pop-up cafe and drop workshops for one day only, on Saturday 19th December, perfect for a much needed break during
**Nocturne** by Janet Clare

**Nocturne** by Janet Clare

**Nocturne** by Janet Clare, described by its designer as 'A Love Song to the Night', has finally arrived in our shop this week - and its every bit as gorgeous as we excepted. The range combines Janet's signature indigo palette with greys and creams and is the English textile artists 4th range for Moda
Harriet Tubman: The story behind the quilt by Mandy Shaw

Harriet Tubman: The story behind the quilt by Mandy Shaw

We are excited to welcome local designer and quilt maker Mandy Shaw to The Patchwork Dog and Basket for an evening of quilt history and story telling as part of our ongoing event for Lewes Artwave 2015. During her talk, Harriet Tubman: The story behind the quilt by Mandy Shaw, Mandy will talk in detail
Exhibition of Quilts for Lewes Artwave 2015

Exhibition of Quilts for Lewes Artwave 2015

Artwave is the long established annual Visual Arts Festival hosted by artists and makers in and around lewes and the end of the summer. We are taking part with an Exhibition of Quilts for Lewes Artwave 2015 that we hope will inform and inspire our visitors. The whole event will focus on the Harriet Tubman

Liberty Evening with Liz Betts

We are very pleased to welcome local teacher, designer, writer and maker Liz Betts to The Patchwork Dog to present her talk about Liberty Fabrics. Based on her paper published by the British Quilt Study Group in 2010, the talk is entitled "Print with Print: The role of Liberty fabric in the post 1960s Quilt
Sewing Upstairs

SEWING UPSTAIRS: Social Sewing for the Summer

Sewing Upstairs is a drop in group for those who need a bit of extra space or like to socialise while they sew. Make use of our spacious workshop and cutting table to help you with your own chosen project. This group is untutored although there will always be someone downstairs for bouncing ideas

Nepalese Night at The Patchwork Dog


A sociable evening of sewing to raise money for the search and rescue operation following the recent earthquake in Nepal

Thursday 14th May 7pm - 9.30pm

Tickets £10



To celebrate the soon to be arriving 'More Hearty Good Wishes' - Janet Clare's third range from Moda Fabric and Janet coming to visit us for another amazing workshop - we are giving away a Layer Cake, containing 10 inch squares of all the different fabrics in the collection. It's two and half metre of

Easter Weekend Opening Times

We are sorry to announce that we will be taking a bit of a break this Bank Holiday weekend and the shop will not be open on Good Friday. After that its back to normal, open Saturday 10am - 5pm and closed Sunday and Monday. Online orders will be processed over the weekend, but

News: Change to Opening Times

We will now be open from Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturdays 10am - 5pm. Sometimes we are working upstairs in our classroom, so the shop door will be locked, but just ring the bell and we'll let you in! Our Online Marketplace is open all hours and new things are being

Spring Quilt Show, Exeter, Devon

We're heading to the West Country at the end of March for the Exeter Quilt Festival at West Point Exhibition Centre. We will have a big selection of our range with us such as fabrics from Liberty and Moda, as well as some great sale ranges, linens and tickings, tapes and trimming including 100% cotton