Dawn Cameron-Dick : Quilter, Author, Teacher


2020 is unfolding as a very "interesting" year!

I participated in the very first BEYOND FESTIVAL OF QUILTS which, this year, replaces the physical festival.

I was honoured to be a judge for the Traditional category. How exciting to see that our first place choice was chosen as BEST OF SHOW! 


I presented two workshops, DRUNKARDS PATH WITH IMA and BORDERS AND BINDINGS and I filmed a short version of my popular "Needles and Thread" lecture which I hope you will find informative and entertaining.


You can watch all of these for free on the Beyond Festival of Quilts web site! 


Like most of you, John and I needed to rethink our daily life. As all of my teaching, lectures and studio days were postponed until 2021 I had time to finish 12 UFO's (some from the 1980's!), begin some new ones and also design some new patterns and products! 




In my DRUNKARDS PATCH WITH INVISIBLE MACHINE APPLIQUE video you might have seen a block from a Lockdown quilt I was making called..

"BLUE BIRDS OVER..." The quilt is now finished and the pattern & an acrylic template for the Drunkards Path are available to purchase on this site. 


I've turned my most popular patterns into PDF downloadable formats so you can quickly and easily get the patterns you want! 


So, lots of new things happening...


All being well...John and I plan to return to teaching/travel in 2021...so, if you are interested in workshops, lectures or studio days, feel free to get in touch and hopefully we will see you soon!






Lockdown Quilt "Blue Birds Over..."                                       

BLUE BIRDS OVER....is my newest quilt designed for my workshop on the Beyond Festival of Quilts 2020.


When I heard Dame Vera Lynn had died this idea seemed a perfect tribute to her and the times we were now living in.


This is an EASY, STRESS FREE design based on the traditional Drunkards Path but my version does not require any curved piecing! Magic!


I also have designed an acrylic template that will make the preparation and cutting a breeze.

Both are now available on my pattern or notion page (see drop down menu on the left)! 


And remember..this 39" X 45" childs/baby quilt/wallhanging can also be made using lots of bright colours! I've also made a tiny parakeet quilt! Makes me smile ? 


New and improved......

Flying Geese in the Log Cabin




An easy no hassle way to make this fantastic quilt.

More info on workshop page.


Available as a pattern and foundation papers available for purchase. Please contact me for costs at quilterdawn1@gmail.com













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in beautiful Somerset.


Why not consider a week long residential course?

Or even just a  FEW DAYS?


Limited number of students provides a nearly one on one teaching experience with lots of time to sew.  


Yummy lunches and cakes... near the Clarks Village Outlet and several patchwork shops including Midsomer Quilts!


Make new friends, have lots of laughs, unwind and learn!




2020 dates





2021 dates


April 12 - 16


July 12 - 16


October 11 - 15



Contact Cherry Dobson to book !












I am a self taught quilter/author and I made my first quilt in 1971. 


Born in the USA I moved to Saudi Arabia in the early 1970's then back to Colorado where I opened a quilt shop in the '80's.  In 1988 I moved to Belgium where I taught patchwork and was part owner of a shop.


In 1995 I came to the UK.  I now permanently reside in Portishead, near Bristol. You are welcome to visit my wonderful quilt studio in the garden!


Travel is a huge part of my life so John & I are always happy to accept teaching offers anywhere in the world.


I am known for fun, informative workshops that help quilters build good foundation skills. I strive to help students build confidence and become the very best quilters possible.


Invisible Machine Appliqe is a technique I developed in 1987.  I adore doing hand applique but many people don't, so I developed a method of turned edge applique that could be done on the sewing machine and yet look hand done.


I have written three books and teach many different workshops.

(see Workshop page)


Probably the most popular is my Pocket Tutor. It advises students on the proper use of needles, threads, sewing machines and wadding.

I designed my Pocket Tutor so everyone could have this information easily to hand.


Many groups have welcomed John and I as we travel across the UK and the world. Perhaps you'd like us to plan a visit to you?


Let's book a date!



Filming for Beyond the Festival of Quilts 2020