Guilds and Groups

I am a quilt designer and teacher who is obsessed with curves and, in particular, the Drunkard’s Path Block with its endless design possibilities.  I currently teach a variety of unique curve workshops online, either arranged by me (you can find them here) or by Guilds and groups across the globe (find a list of upcoming gigs below).


Whether you are booking a class and/or a talk for your Guild, looking to offer the customers of your quilt shop an exciting workshop or you are wanting to sew together with a bunch of friends, I’d love to hear from you. You can find my current classes below, but I am also delighted to tailor a class for your wants and needs.

I am now taking bookings for in-person teaching for guilds and groups across the globe. 

Just contact me on pappersaxsten@gmail.com

Current workshops:

Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels Twice-cut Drunkards Path Floating Stairs
Skinny Inset Strips Hexibore Quilt Dazzling Roundel
Above the Cairns  This Way and That  




All workshops are live and the demonstrations are recorded and downloadable for the participants to re-watch after the class.

New! All workshops do now have a Get ready! session a few weeks before the class. In this one-hour session I will go through the pattern and what templates I will be using in class and where to get them. This is also an opportunity for the participants to ask questions about things like colour, fabric requirements and prep.

To discuss workshop subjects and arrange a date contact me via email, pappersaxsten@gmail.com. Once we’ve decided on a class I will sent you a suggested itinerary, draft contract and an invoice to be followed with the workshop info, supplies list and class discount code.

All on-line workshops will be hosted by me via Zoom. Maximum number of participants is 30 (unless arranged otherwise).



The lecture will be hosted by the guilds (unless other arranged otherwise) and will not be recorded. 

The Evolution of a Curve- A talk by Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten 

Jenny gives shape to curvy quilts and this is a fittingly meandering journey about Jenny’s development as a maker. Her life started in a 70s Sweden with rag rugs and hand-painted bark baskets, via London and a fashion industry that demands that you step on the orange, to a Yorkshire full of Drunkard’s Path quilts with holes and dowels.

It is also a story about the evolution of the curve and how this simple shape is picked up, experimented with and then either discarded (natural selection) or survives to become a building block for something (if Jenny has her way) more elaborate perhaps.

Jenny would say the curve evolves independently and is taking her on a journey rather than the other way around.

After this talk, you can judge for yourselves. 

1 hour 30 min (talk and Q&A)


Guilds and Groups Prices:

Two-day (three+ three hour) workshop, with a one-hour prep session, £1200 (groups of max 30 participants)

One-day (four hour) workshop, with a one-hour prep session, £800 (groups of max 30 participants)

Talk £400


Time zones and suggested workshop times:

US and Canada- AM until early PM on weekends and weekdays.

Australia, NZ and India- PM on weekends and weekdays

Europe- Flexible


Time zones and suggested lecture times:



Upcoming gigs:

Here is a list of guild workshops. Click the links to book or contact them to see if/when they might open ticket sales to non-members.




Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild (via zoom):

Saturday, June 8th, Talk, The Evolution of a Curve. (PHXMQG members only)

Sunday, June 9th (prep) and 29th (workshop), Hexibore Quilt. Book here. (4 spots left)


Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild (via zoom):

Saturday, June 8th, Talk, The Evolution of a Curve. (PHXMQG members only)

Sunday, October 6th (prep) and November 2nd and 3rd (workshop), Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels. Contact JAXMQG here