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Geometree Block of the Month Quiltalong 2023 - May to November

Sew along with me to make this Christmas quilt top. Learn new patchwork techniques. Two Quilt Sizes

COMING SOON  as an On-Demand Course!

The Glitter Ball quilt was my 2022 Block of the Month program (as detailed below).  As we come to the end of the program, I've been receiving emails from people that missed out and want to make their own Glitter Ball Quilt.  So in the Autumn I'll be making it available as an On-Demand course.  This means you'll be able to access all of the written instructions and video tutorials from the whole BOM and make it at your own pace.

 Sign up to the wait list below to find out as soon as it's available

I'll drop you an email when the course opens for enrolment.

  • Would you love to learn new techniques whilst making this modern, festive Christmas quilt?
  • Have you bought a sampler or block of the month (BOM) quilt pattern in the past and just felt too overwhelmed to finish it?
  • Did you wish you could have asked the pattern designer some questions when you got stuck?
  • Would you love to be sewing along with like minded people, making new friends, even if you can't be in the same room as them?
Join us for my next block of the month programme. I'm so excited to share my new sampler pattern with you: The festive Geometree Quilt!  My daughter came up with the fabulous name for this quilt, such a fun play on words 'geometry - tree'!

The idea for this new BOM quilt design originated from my Glitter Ball quilt that I made a couple of years ago.  I happened to see my sketch for it lying on the coffee table at a different angle and wondered about using a similar idea to create a Christmas tree shape. There are six different row designs, the trunk column, star and pot that I will show you how to piece during 2023.  Together they will form an asymmetric Christmas Tree design.  You will learn various techniques during the program including: Strip Piecing; Y-seams (plus an FPP alternative!); Drunkard's Path; Inset Circles; No-Fray Machine Applique; and Foundation Paper Piecing.

I'll break it down into manageable steps for you so you don't get overwhelmed.  You'll be able to download instructions and watch video tutorials.  You'll also be able to ask me any questions as we go through the program inside the teaching portal and also in monthly LIVE Q&A sessions on Zoom.

And best of all, you won't be sewing this project alone.  There will be lots of others joining in with us that you'll be able to connect with in the online community or Sewing School Facebook group.

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  "I am a pretty regular BOMer so I have been exposed to lots of different teachers using different platforms and teaching techniques. I have to say that Jo's combination of course notes, pre-recorded videos and live Q & As are the best of all of them. Apart from anything else it is amazing value for money. I can't imagine how many hours of work it must have taken her to put all that instruction together. The clarity of explanation of sometimes tricky techniques is wonderful. I'm sure everyone who has participated is a better quilter now than they were at the start. Thank-you Jo. I will definitely be back for the next one."

Cathy S - Glitter Ball BOM Participant

Why trust me with your learning?
  • I've helped many students over the last  four years create beautiful sampler quilts.  For some of them, it was their first quilt and they were thrilled with the results!  
  • I've been successfully teaching adults to sew for the last twelve years.
  • I've been creating video tutorials for the last six years.
  • I love quilting, I love learning new things  and I love teaching!


"I love this BoM - the written instructions are so clear and the accompanying videos are incredibly useful. Jo takes the time to explain the importance of an accurate 1/4" seam, when to sew a scant 1/4" seam, which way to press each seam and why - in fact all the details that other designers overlook. Each month, after the pattern has been out about a week, there is an online Q+A session, where you can ask questions. There's also the Portal to query anything, and Jo replies very promptly.  One of the best BoMs I've ever done, to be honest!"

Judy - 2021 BOM Member
"I thought this before I took Jo’s first curved pieced BOM. It turned out so well I wanted to do more. Jo gives written and video instruction for her BOM. Things are broken down into easily achievable parts. I love the platform Jo uses to present her classes. There are also monthly virtual meet ups so you can get extra help and tips if needed. It feels like you have someone steering you along. I have learnt so much by taking part in this BOM."

Jo - Kaleidobloom BOM Participant
"Jo makes it easy with step by step help.  I'm on month 4 of Kaleidobloom. I'm finding the course very thorough with so much help and facility to ask questions. The video tutorials are close up and so clear, which are backed up with detailed print outs, templates and diagrams. I really could not ask for more. It is honestly the best BOM I have done. 5 Star!"

Nicolet - Kaleidobloom Participant
What's Included in the BOM?
  • Monthly Block Piecing Instructions - these clear and easy to read sheets are downloadable and printable and contain lots of diagrams.
  • Monthly Video lessons for piecing the blocks for each row and introducing new techniques - you can watch these as many times as you need to, pressing pause and play as often as you like!
  • Monthly Live Q&A Webinars on Zoom - your place to ask me any questions you might have.
  • Online Community for: sharing photos of your blocks, fabric pulls, finished quilt tops etc with other BOM members; asking for advice; sharing ideas about which fabrics to use; making new friends; and being inspired and encouraged. 
  • List of Fabric Requirements (fabric NOT included).
  • Monthly Cutting Instructions, Diagrams, Colouring-in sheet and option to Digitally colour it using popular solid fabric colours.
  • There will be two size options for the quilt: 60" x 80"; or 30" x 40".
  • All of this for just £75 for 7 months tuition consisting of the: Instructions; Video Tutorial; Live Q&A with me; and online community! Absolutely AMAZING value! (Equates to approximately US$93 but this will vary depending on your credit card currency conversion rate).
NO FABRIC is included in this BOM. You'll need to purchase that separately. 
Fabric Requirements
NOTE: Directional print fabrics are NOT recommended for this pattern. Solids, blends, and ditsy prints will work particularly well, and are recommended.    Cutting instructions assume a solid, blend or non-directional print fabric is being used. If using a printed fabric that has a specific orientation you may need to buy more fabric and cut the pieces differently (extra instructions will not be provided for this).

Fabulous offer for early birds!
Get 10% off if you sign up before the end of the day on
Sunday the 30th April 2023!

Offer ends in ...

Check out some of these ideas for fabric choices!
Fabric Requirements

"I've done a few BOMs over the years and this is the third of Jo's courses I've been on during lockdowns. I'm really enjoying the Dashing Dutchman BOM - Jo's instructions and videos are brilliant. If I don't get it first time, the portal lets me revisit the lessons and ask questions. The live sessions are so much fun - seeing everyone else's colour choices and being able to share both our struggles and our finished blocks is very encouraging. Thank you so much, Jo - you set a very high standard for online teaching."

Penny - 2021 BOM Participant

Ways to Pay


Yes! Absolutely!  I'll keep sign ups open until September 2023.  When you sign up you’ll have access to all the blocks that have been issued up until that point.  You can catch up in your own time or just join in with the current block and do the ones already done, later, totally up to you! You'll be able to watch the past LIVE session recordings and attend the remaining LIVE sessions if you choose to.  Once enrolment is closed you can't sign up.  

Once you’ve paid you’ll be asked to set up a log in.  Once that’s done you’ll be able to access the sewing school portal.  You’ll automatically be emailed a receipt and log in link to my Online Sewing School (Portal), so if you didn’t set up the log in when you paid, you’ll be able to do it using the link.   In the same email you’ll also see a link to the Facebook group that you can request to join.

Some security systems are causing a glitch in the system and not registering the click on the Buy button.  If this happens you have various options to buy the course: try buying on a different device; contact me to arrange a different payment method; go into your security (e.g. Kaspersky) and allow data collection for this website, that seems to resolve the issue.

Yes! Absolutely!  The video tutorials and downloadable instructions will be hosted in my Online Sewing School Portal.  Plus we have the added bonus of a Community Page right here in the portal.   So you do not need a Facebook account to access tuition or support.  However we have found that lots of our customers like to use Facebook and so we also provide a Facebook group as well.

I wouldn't say it was aimed at absolute beginners, no.  However a confident beginner who can sew an accurate scant quarter inch seam allowance should be fine.

No problem at all! Go at your pace, it’s not a race.   Whilst I try to keep the pace manageable, sometimes life throws you a curveball and you just can't get it all done in time.  I totally understand and it's completely ok!  It happens to everyone once in a while.  You’ll still get the instructions once a month but then they are yours to keep and refer back to and make whenever you like!  The important thing is to remember that this is fun! It's your hobby and should never make you feel stressed out!  You'll be able to download the instructions sheets to keep forever and you'll have access to the videos for a minimum of 6 months after the end of the BOM.

No problem! You have various places you can ask for help.  Under each video tutorial there is a Discussion box that you can type your question into.  Or you can ask me a question during one of the LIVE Q&A sessions on Zoom using the chat box.  If the time doesn't suit your schedule or time zone then just be sure to email me the question ahead of time and I'll answer in the LIVE anyway.  I'm planning to record the LIVES and load them into the portal for you to watch when convenient.  

Alternatively post your question in the Community Page or Facebook Group.  Either myself or one of our other lovely members is sure to be able to answer it for you. :-)

Fabric Requirements are specified in the table above

Sometimes the technology decides not to do what it should!  Very frustrating!  Sorry it's happened to you.  First of all, just double check your junk/spam folder.  Also make sure to add to the Safe Sender list in your email settings.  Next go to the Register Page and sign up.  Once you are in, you'll be able to click on the My Courses tab at the top.  If your enrolment was processed then the BOM will show up in your courses.  If it's not there or you have problems registering then just drop me an email at It could be something as simple as a typo in your email address.

Seven in total this year.  We'll start in May 2023 and finish up in November 2023.  

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It is not possible to issue refunds for digital products for immediate download and customers lose their 14 day right to cancel.  This is because it is not possible to recall digital content.  By continuing to purchase digital products the customer is acknowledging that they have waived that right.

"I have not been quilting for long or had many classes so was a bit apprehensive as to how I would get on but it’s coming together and it’s looking good! Jo is so clear with her teaching videos and instructions and breaks it down into easily followed instructions. So good to be able to view it over and over when you get to a bit you are unsure about. Jo is also very responsive when you have a problem. Highly recommended you won’t regret it and excellent value for money. Will definitely be joining the next one." 

Alison - Glitter Ball BOM Participant

What are you waiting for?
I can't wait to sew with you in 2022!


Disclaimer: I promise to show you how to sew the blocks together and will impart lots of useful nuggets of information along the way, adding to the experience.  So you are sure to pick up lots of new tips and tricks.  But, like anything in life, you only get out what you put in.  
So if you don't do the work, a quilt you will not have :-(