Workshops and classes.

At Alan Teather Quilting we want to facilitate your enjoyment of quilting. We will do everything we can to ensure you enjoy your time with us.Alan is not a teacher; has no teaching qualifications, but he does possess a degree in Contemporary Textiles and Products. having returned to education after a short break of 40 […]

Our latest quilt.

Our latest quilt. This quilt was given to us by Harriet to put on “Henry, The Beast.” Henry is also known as our Avante our longarm machine. Henry got the tag, “the Beast” as he is 12 feet long and very hungry. He needs to be consistently fed with quilts, or so he says. Fabrics […]

Silhouettes Workshop.

Workshops in quilting don’t need to be just in traditional quilting. At Alan Teather Quilting we like to expand creativity in all forms of quilting and stitchwork. When you say quilting, people think of bedspreads and patchwork, but that’s not all that is available. We like to push the ability of our friends and guests […]


Our Longarm quilting clients come from the 4 corners of the country. Just recently we had a visit from a lovely lady who lives in Ireland. She brought us these two gorgeous quilts. Here are another couple of her quilts that we have done in the past. Here are a just few of the many […]

Oh Happy Days…

A new week in ATQ Towers, well the ground floor actually! Whilst we enjoyed our time in the shop, we welcomed customers from all over the world. These included people from many states of The USA, Hong Kong, China, Greece, Eire or southern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand. Also, the 4 corners of our GREAT BRITISH […]


We made another customer and her daughter cry today, not in a horrible way of course.  Just that we were commissioned to make a memory quilt for their beloved dad and grandad, Michael.  The quilt that was commissioned was for Michael’s wife, and it has taken probably 6 months to get it from the initial […]

Quilting Men.

Men Quilting This week we welcomed Dave to a beginners one to one session with Alan. Although Dave has dabbled with sewing, he has never quilted. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and made a little scented pin cushion/wardrobe hanger. A bit of background. Quilting dates back several centuries and is significant factor in many cultures throughout […]

A Brief History of Quilting.

Workshops When we do a workshop for the first time with someone they don’t just get qualified guidance from Alan, they also get a brief history of quilting. We have had lots of positive feedback from this from people who found it really interesting. With that being the case we would like to share it […]


Quilting plus… Along with all the quilting activities we do at ATQ we also offer other courses such as cushion making and Lampshade making. We are also planning to make clock kits available. Lampshades. Recently we held a block booking of lampshades and this was a huge success. Over 2.5 hours we learnt to cut […]

Gabriel & his Cat.

As you know we love to help people with their quilting and sewing in any way we can.  This week, we had two visits from the amazing Gabriel, who is a student in his final year at the Northern School of Art.  For his final project, he decided to do a screen print of a […]