Classes

Class Policy: You must register and pay for all classes in advance. Mail a check, pay in the shop, or we can take your payment by phone. If for any reason you cannot attend, we will gladly refund half the class fee or apply the full amount to a future class.  Pre-cut kits are nonrefundable.

For ALL Classes:  Unless a class is designed  specifically for hand work, you should bring your regular sewing supplies:  Sewing machine and manual, 1/4" foot, thread, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, pins.

TIP: Always bring your sewing machine manual to class!

Sewing machine RENTAL for in-house classes is now available for only $10.
Call ahead to book a machine and we'll have it set up and ready for you when you arrive!

 

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Class Schedule
Saturday Sampler & Lucky Seven
Sat. June 2, 10am-11am
Sat. July 7, 10am-11am, Sat. Aug. 4, 10am-11am, Sat. Sept. 1, 10am-11am, Sat. Oct. 6, 10am-11am, Sat. Nov. 3, 10am-11am, Sat. Dec. 1, 10am-11am

Join us the first Saturday of every month for Saturday Sampler. We'll have snacks and fun! Bring your Show & Tell items and get an extra door prize for every item you bring. If you're participating in our Lucky Seven BOM, you must be present at 10am and bring your previous months finished block in order to receive your next free block . Those not attending on time will be charged $7 for their next block.

 
Free Sewing Days
Thurs. May 24, 10am-5pm

We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! We are setting aside FREE Sew Days at Sunday Best. Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project! Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

New York Beauties & Flying Geese $40
Part 2: Wed. May 23, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Intermediate

New York Beauties and Flying Geese chooses from 31 block patterns to create 10 dramatic quilts and 27 different pillows. In this 2 part class, you will learn the techniques of foundation paper piecing and curved piecing. You will make a total of four blocks that can then be combined to make a pillow top, a wall hanging, or the beginning of one of the fantastic quilts in the book. *All the foundation paper needed is included in this class. Scrap Friendly project!

Supply list:
The Required Book is $27.50 and we'll take 20% off! New York Beauties and Flying Geese
Standard sewing supplies
rotary cutter and a small to medium sized mat
Fabric scissors
Paper scissors
Add a Quarter ruler
*a small personal iron and ironing mat would also be helpful

At least 8 different prints (min size 9”x22”) to use for pieced arcs. 
1/4 yard of 5 (five) different solids, tone on tones, small scale prints, or larger scale prints of coordinating fabrics to use for flying geese backgrounds, quarter circles, backgrounds, and plain arcs.

When in doubt about coordinating fabrics, a fat quarter bundle is always a good choice.
 
Caesar’s Crown Class - FREE
Fri. May 25, 1:30pm-6pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

Our free classes offer a perfect opportunity for you to try our SBQ products and learn new techniques for only the cost of the supplies. We will be loaning stencils and templates to students during the classes giving you a chance to “try before you buy”.  We will have kits available for sale if needed, but it’s perfectly ok for you to bring fabric from home. Please let us know when you sign up if you will need a kit!

The Caesar’s Crown block has been around for a long time, but is seldom made because people incorrectly assume that it must be hard to sew. Our template set allows you to quickly rotary cut the block, and the piecing is pretty straight forward. Come and try it out for yourself, without having to make a purchase and gain confidence sewing those beautiful curves! Even beginning quilters have been successful using our methods, so don't think this is out of your reach. Leave with a beautiful 18-1/2” block which could be a pillow, or the beginning of an incredible wall hanging, lap quilt or bed quilt. The optional kit contains the cut to size pieces for one block for $10.00.

Supply List:
* Optional kit contains the cut to size pieces for one block for $10.00.

Med. to Dark
(1) 11” sq. (center)
(2) Strips 3-1/4” x 18” (points)             
(1) 5” x 15” Rectangle (1st ring)

Light
(2) 7-1/2” x 14” rectangle (melons)
(1) 8” x 12” rectangle (2nd ring)
1/3 yd background (outside of block)

****Or:  5 fat quarters & 1/3 yd background****

Wooden Stilleto
Pins
Sewing Machine, with 1/4” Foot 
Rotary Cuttter & Mat
Ruler (at least 14” long)
Pins
Neutral Color Thread

 
Seminole Patchwork $25
Sat. May 26, 10am-3pm
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Beginner Friendly

Learn to do Seminole Piecing using strips to make squares on point (no triangles). Learn several piecing techniques for a number of different strips. These will combine into a wall hanging or quilt. Kits are available in the shop containing the pattern & all fabrics, including backing & binding $39.00. (Finishes at 27" x 40 1/2")

Supply list:
Bring a lunch
The $5 Pattern is provided as part of the class fee.
Traditionally, the piecing is done with solid colors
1 yd background
6 fat quarters
1 yd backing
Sewing machine
Regular sewing supplies
Rotary cutter, mat & ruler

Creativity Block of the Month: 4 Patch Chain with B& D $15
Tues. May 29, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. May 29,
2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

There is a one time sign-up fee of $35 to cover copy cost throughout the year. Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much fun! And, there is  still time to get in on the fun! Choose a border fabric and  the background, then pull scraps and fat quarters from your stash or the shop that will work with and compliment the border. After that, you come in on the last Tuesday or the last Saturday of each month.  (If we do not have at least 3 people on the Sat. schedule, that class will merge with the Tuesday afternoon class.)  We boldly ignore the color placement used in the pattern and make our own decisions, one at a time, working from the center outward.

People often say they aren't good with color, but they always know if they like it or not when we choose the next color!  We will not choose fabric for the sashing until the blocks have been completed.  This way we will make a better decision and be sure we love the finished quilt!

Supply list:
B&D with 4-Patch Chain
Marti Michell Templates B & D
1 yd for Background color in blocks
Border Fabric 4-1/2 yds (5 yds if you choose to miter the corners)
Then you work from your stash or collected fat quarters for the other fabrics that will be in your blocks using Scraps or Fat Quarters that pull colors from the border fabric
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine
Cotton Thread

Hand Quilting $35
Sat. June 2, 3pm-6pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

Learn the art of hand quilting from a master. Take advantage of Linda's 35 years of experience by letting her show you all the tricks and tips. *Due to the time it takes to prepare these kits, the last sign up date for this class is May 31st.

Supply list:
#
10 Piecemakers Between quilting needles
Scissors
Quilting thimble
12-14" quilting hoop (not an embroidery hoop)
(All supplies are available in the shop.)

 
Mend Charity Quilts Free
Wed. June 6, 10am-4pm
 

Adee has given our new effort the title of MEND. Our quilts are donated to Hope Harbour, the area domestic violence shelter, where the women and children are truly trying to “mend” their lives. We will be bringing our own fabrics and scraps, together with donated fabric as we work this year. Every quilter we know has fabric to spare. We will be working with patterns that will produce attractive quilts quickly. We donated 28 quilts in 2017 and we hope to have lots more quilts to donate in 2018. Hope you can join us!

 
Free Sewing Days FREE
Thurs. June 7, 10am-5pm
& Tues. June 19, 10am-5pm
(Bring a lunch)

We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! We are setting aside FREE Sew Days at Sunday Best. Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project and use our class room space to spread out! Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. June 8, 10am-1pm
Teacher:  Linda Camp

Baltimore Album Appliqué is a modern term used to describe the elegant Appliqué blocks that emerged in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania during the 1840's and 1850's. They were masterpieces of needlework and used many types of Appliqué techniques, padding, fabric manipulation, embroidery and inking techniques. We will explore these techniques and make some beautiful quilt blocks. This type of Hand Appliqué is time-consuming, and we live busy lives today. When this class has been offered in the past, people often felt guilty if they didn't complete a new block every month, so we will be taking a more relaxed approach to this new monthly class. We will each progress at our own pace. Let's consider it a "Learning" sit and sew. We will advance at our own pace and enjoy the process. Many of the Baltimore Album Pattern Books are now out of print, however, Linda can provide patterns from her collection.

Supply list:
Background fabric 13-1/2" square
12-1/2" square freezer paper
1 fat quarter for Appliqué (red is traditional)
Glass head pins
Safety pins
Small scissors that cut to the point (we love the Karen K. Buckley sissors with serrated blades)
Fine sharp needles (Linda uses #12 Piecemaker's Appliqué needles)
Silk or other very fine thread to match the Appliqué color and white to match the background
Frixion or water soluble marking pen
Thimble is optional
Black Frixion Marker
White Sew Line Pencil or Roxanne White Pencils
Paper cutting scissors

Ricardo’s Garden $15
Sat. June 9, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Ricardo’s Garden -86” x 86” -  This  Block of the Month will run for 10 months. We will make a block each month for 9 months, and our final class will cover piecing the braided borders. While it may look challenging, this quilt has simple construction techniques.  The Dresden Plate Blocks are cut using templates and sewn together with 1/4” seams, ironed onto Heat n Bond fusible, and fused in place. Some have floral elements floating around them, some are tucked under the Dresden Plates before they are fused to the background. All are appliqué in place with a narrow zig-zag stitch, using clear monofilament thread, so the blocks appear to “Float” on the background. There is an initial $35 Sign Up Fee to cover the pattern cost.  After that, the fee is Teacher Fee is $15.00 per month, plus a $20 kit fee.  (You may choose to bring your own fabric, but most people want their quilt to look just like ours.)

Supply list:
Template Plastic
Sand Paper Dots
Clear Monofilament Thread
Appliqué Pressing Sheet
Sewing Machine capable of a zig-zag stitch
#10 sewing machine needles
An Open-Toe Appliqué foot
Sharp Scissors that cut to the point
5 yds. Heat n Bond Fusible

(We recommend Karen K. Buckley Scissors with serrated blades. These, along with all of the items listed above, are available in the shop.)  

 
Kids Sewing 101 $15
Sat. June 9, 4pm-6pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

This is the first of 4 Kids Classes that we have planned. Class limited to 4 students ages 8-15. (A 6 or 7 year old who is willing to listen and curious is welcome.  Parents must speak with Tabby ahead of signing up a younger child at 706-905-5115.) This class is also required to be taken first if you wish to take our kid's pillow case class or additional kids classes this summer.

We will provide basic sewing machine usage instruction. It’s better if the machine they use a home is also the one brought to class but we do have sewing machine rental available so please let us know if you need to book one of our machines when you sign up. In class, your child will be shown how to thread the machine, wind bobbins, sew a straight line, a curve and turn corners, as well as cutting with shears and a rotary cutter.

Supply list:
One Fat Quarter
Contrasting thread (to be seen clearly against the fabric)
Scissors

 

Piecing Outside the Box: Leah's Medallion $15
Tue. June 12, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes

Each year I try to choose a quilt that is different from the year before. This year’s quilt is no exception. The “sampler” quilt that we will be making this year is a medallion quilt.  It was inspired by two things – a collection of Aboriginal fabrics that I had purchased over time at several quilt shows and by the many beautiful medallion quilts, both antique and modern, that I have seen in books and on social media. The picture above on the right shows the first three months of the quilt construction (Pattern will be provided.)

We will be using two tools to help us make many of our blocks. First, the Tri Recs tools. They will be used in a variety of ways to create three very different blocks. Second, a tool like The Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or the Sew Straight tool by Eleanor Burns. This tool will make “sew and flip” triangles A BREEZE, saving an immense amount of time! This class will last approximately nine months, meeting once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. The picture on the left shows the EQ sketch of the completed quilt.  Approximate finished size is 80.5” x 80.5”Supply list:
Basic sewing supplies- machine, ¼” foot, thread, rotary cutter, rulers, etc.
Tri Recs tools
The Angler 2, Sew Straight, Clearly Perfect Angles, or any similar tool

According to EQ design software you will need
5 ½ yards of light (background) fabric
7 yards of assorted medium dark or dark fabrics

*The $35 sign up fee includes Linda’s original pattern, a project box and notebook to help you organize your supplies.

You can now choose to complete our Leah's Medallion BOM on your own! Just call or email to sign up so we'll have a pattern waiting for you on pick up day!

 

Rail Fence $25
Wed. June 13, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

Learn the basics of cutting, piecing and pressing by making this crib sized quilt.  This class is packed with valuable information that is often overlooked.

Supply List:
Blocks: 1/3 yard each of 6 different fabrics
Inner border: 1/4 yard
Middle border: 1/3 yard
Outer border: 5/8 yard
Backing: 2 & 2/3 yards
Binding: 3/8 yard
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine with a 1/4 inch foot
Thread & scissors

 
Kids Pillowcase Class $20
Thurs. June 14, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner
Limit of 4 Students
(Bring a lunch)

One standard pillowcase will be made from fabrics of your choice. We will be sewing  seams and joining fabrics together .
*Kids Sewing 101 must be taken before you can take this class. Call Tabby with any questions at 706-905-5115.

Supply list: 
10” x WOF for Cuff
Thread to co-ordinate with your fabrics
27” x WOF for Pillowcase Body
Scissors
Pins
A willingness and “Listening Ear” from our young students

 
Collage $35
Fri. June 15, 10am-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner
(Bring a lunch)

Collage class pattern choices:

In the shop, we still have the Potpourri (Giraffe) patterns by Laura Heine, now on SALE for only $18! If you want one, please call to reserve it and pay for it with your class fee. If you prefer another pattern, you can find these on Amazon, eBay or from a number of other sellers. Just order the one you want to make and bring it with you to class.

Additional class details are below.


White Buffalo                                            The Dress                        Special Delivery                         Pinkerton

Sirene                   Purrfect                  Potpourri                              Pincushion                              Hip Hop
Old Blue                                                Nick                                            Mini Havana Seahorse    Meadow

Lola & Olive                                                Lulu                                                        Hen Rietta

Hazel Nutt                    Guardian Angel        Freida                                        Flaura       

Common Owl        Ebba                    Emerson                        Abilene Cow                Doodle-Doo

Paisley                                                Maddox                                        Confetti


Best Friend                                        Cactus Sampler                Perfect Form

This is a truly FUN CLASS using the patterns of Laura Heine. Use parts and pieces of large scale florals, interesting solids, and tone on tones to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. We have several patterns available in the shop to choose from, but no matter which pattern you choose, YOUR quilt will be like no other, because of your choices. An outline is drawn onto a large piece of foundation fabric. Fabrics are hand pressed onto Steam a Seam fusible and fussy cut. These shapes are then hand pressed onto the design until you have achieved the look you want. The pieces can be layered and moved during construction as you make creative decisions. When everything is as you want it, the piece is ironed with a warm iron, and the fusing is permanent. The shapes are NOT Appliquéd down. The final project is quilted with a straight line grid that is each to do on your domestic machine.

Supply list:
Each pattern varies and the supplies are listed on the patterns.
However, each design requires:
Steam a Seam Lite
A Black Sharpie
an Appliqué Pressing Sheet if you have one
Scissors that cut to the point
*They recommend, and we stock, the Karen Kay Buckley Scissors with serrated blades.

**No sewing will be done in class. We are simply building and fusing the design in place.

Featherweight Spa Day $45
Sat. June 16, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner
(Bring a lunch)

Do you own the adorable Singer Featherweight? Singer 221 is the most common, but you may bring your Singer 222K to class as well. If yours is black, tan or celery green, bring it in!! Come join us and we will walk you through some Featherweight specific maintenance procedures and exclusive accessories.  Tabby will be bringing in some of these goodies from a FW specialty store so that you can baby your special quilting companion.  This machine is not like all the rest, as you know.  This is a SPA day for your machine. Bring your Featherweight, pedal, manual, all your accessories and the case if you have one. Also, bring an old toothbrush, old T-shirt to use for cleaning and an old towel that can be soiled.  We will go over ways to improve and refurbish or breathe new life into your case as well.  Oiling, lubrication, belt tension, musty odors, case latches, cords, light bulbs and other accessories will be explained and demonstrated in this class. Just the tip of the needle! Save your space now!

 
Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. June 20, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

*We have had openings in this class. Call the shop if you’d like to join us. All skill levels welcome!

Got any unfinished projects?  Really?  Well we ALL do!   This Club is a commitment we are making to getting some things finished this year.  The Club dues are just $10 per month, that gives you access to all of the super creative ideas in Linda Hayes head, not to mention her mighty fine math skills.  We will list our personal goals for the year on a page, bring a lunch, and hopefully begin to quickly start crossing things off the list.  There will be a monthly door prize,  and a reward for every project that gets finished!  We will meet the 3rd Wed. of each month.  

 
Classic Girl’s Sundress $30
Thurs. June 21, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Intermediate Adult Class

We will guide you through sewing a classic A-Line Dress. The sleeves and neckline are ruffled, but don’t let that scare you. Edging with Ric Rac makes it fun and adds just a little pizzazz! (We are making Option C shown on the back of the pattern.)

Supply list:
Ric Rac (A package or 2 yds. For up to a size 4T.)
Woven cotton - 1 yd. or more for a size 6-T and up.
1 yd. of 1/4” elastic
1 package single fold bias tape or make your own in class.

 
Beginning Thread Crochet $25
Sat. June 23, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Intermediate skill level
Limit of 5 students

In this class you will learn how to handle crochet thread. It’s different than wool and acrylic yarns. Thread Crochet is what we make doilies and the dainty items your family may have had on dressers and tables out of, as well as edgings on linens and clothing. Baby receiving blankets frequently had thread crochet edges. (You will not "complete" the entire edge of a blanket in class. It takes many hours to complete a receiving blanket edge.)

Supply list:
#8 Steel Hook if you have one, or Tabby can loan you one.
#10 Crochet Thread ball
Call Tabby if you have any questions (706-905-5115) she can shop with you at a local store for supplies that SBQ does not stock.

 

Creativity BOM 4 Patch Chain w/ B&D $15
Tues. June 26, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. June 26,
2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

There is a one time sign-up fee of $35 to cover copy cost throughout the year. Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much fun! And, there is  still time to get in on the fun! Choose a border fabric and  the background, then pull scraps and fat quarters from your stash or the shop that will work with and compliment the border. After that, you come in on the last Tuesday or the last Saturday of each month.  (If we do not have at least 3 people on the Sat. schedule, that class will merge with the Tuesday afternoon class.)  We boldly ignore the color placement used in the pattern and make our own decisions, one at a time, working from the center outward.

People often say they aren't good with color, but they always know if they like it or not when we choose the next color!  We will not choose fabric for the sashing until the blocks have been completed.  This way we will make a better decision and be sure we love the finished quilt!

 
Fantastic Finishes Part One: Binding $30
Sat. June 30, 10am-3pm
Teacher: Jill Murchland
Beginner
(Bring a lunch)

Learn to neatly finish your projects with 3 different types of binding: Traditional Hand Binding, Binding quickly with your Sewing Machine, and making your binding look more special by adding a Flange or Faux Piping.

Supply list:
At least 3 different quilted sandwiches
(Placemats work well for this project. Make sure that your sandwich is QUILTED & READY TO BIND!)
Approx. 3/4 yd to 1 yd of fabric for binding. *DO NOT CUT IT! Please make sure that you have at least 2 different fabrics.
Sewing Machine in good working order with a Walking Foot
Thread to match binding & backing fabrics
Ruler
Rotary Cutter and Mat
Scissors
Hand Sewing Needles
Pins
Wonder Clips are very helpful!

 

Skill Builders

Skill Builders are just what the name suggests.  Each of our 12 classes builds your ability by teaching quilting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Mastering each of these construction techniques will enable you to steadily grow your talents and pride of workmanship.

Individual Lessons

We offer one-on-one individual lessons with a qualified professional quilt teacher.  Learn individual skills one at a time or choose a specific project to take from start to finish.  Want to learn a specific skill?  Contact us and tell us what you want! We'll design a class just for you! Lesson pricing varies based on the skills you wish to learn, the length of each lesson, and the supplies required.

Small Classes

We offer a number of small group classes during the year. Class schedules and class length vary by project. Projects are chosen by the teacher and many classes have been designed based on student requests.  So don't be shy -  tell us if you have a favorite pattern you want to learn to make!  View our list of upcoming classes and sign up soon since our classes fill up very quickly.

 

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