chrisandbarbara logo.pngWelcome to Chris and Barbara patchwork and quilting patterns.



Chris Franses and Barbara Chainey taught in the Village Hall at Tittensor, Staffordshire on several Saturdays through the year. These Chris & Barbara Workshops ran for 15 years - 2015 marked our 15th anniversary and was our final year.

But we travel to teach - individually and together - and will continue to do so. Please contact us for details or you can contact Barbara through her website for details of her teaching. We both teach locally at The Corner Patch in Eccleshall and you will find details of all the classes held there on their website.


New - the launch of our range of patterns based on Minton tiles - 'Quilts beneath Your Feet' in addition to our 'Heritage Quilts' patterns based, initially, on Barbara's extensive collection of vintage quilts. See the Patterns page for more details.


If you are missing our classes or teaching, you can't find your class notes, or you just need some help with cutting, piecing, binding etc then head over to the blog for our sister site Meadowside Designs and the Tutorials page where you will find lots of free downloadable pdfs full of step-by-step photos. You will also find plenty of free block patterns to download to create your own designs and sampler quilts. A Block of the Month quilt is usually running on the blog as well. On Meadowside Designs itself you will find plenty of patterns to buy - from bags to bed quilts.