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.

We both teach locally at The Corner Patch in Eccleshall and you will find details of all the classes on their website.

You can contact Barbara through her website for details of her teaching.


We have been designing and writing a range of patterns based on Minton tiles - 'Quilts beneath Your Feet' in addition to our 'Heritage Quilts' patterns which are based (largely) 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. Also on Meadowside Designs you will find links to plenty of patterns to buy - from bags to bed quilts.