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!

 

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Class Schedule
Saturday Sampler & Lucky Seven
Sat. Oct. 7, 10am-11am
Sat. Nov. 4, 10am-11am
Sat. Dec. 2, 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.

 
Serger 101 $25
Fri. Sept. 22, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
Beginner

Most Sergers can do a lot more than just cover raw edges.  We were amazed when Tabby brought her Serger to class last month and began to explain to the class what you can do with a serger. Some models can even attach beading! Many people continue to find threading a challenge....learn how to set your stitch type, what the tension does for you, when to use specific stitches, in addition to finishing seams.  We are blown away by Tabby's extensive knowledge of sewing and serging and the basics that can help you keep your machines in the sewing room and out of the shop.

Supply list:
Serger
Cones of serger thread to match the number of your machine
Foot pedal
Accessories
Sewing kit
Manual
A list of the questions you have.

Singer Featherweight Spa Day $45
Limit 5 students
Sat. Sept. 23, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

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!

Creativity BOM: Hidden Stars $15
(class is full)
Tues. Sept. 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

This class is hands down, the most fun class I have ever taught! We will be using Marti Michell's Hidden Stars Block of the Month Patterns. However, we are not using her piecing formula. We first choose a fabulous border fabric. Then we take our color inspiration for the blocks from the colors in our border. The background color of each block will be consistent for visual continuity. Then, we play!! We make one decision at a time, starting with what fabric will be in the center of the block. We make all other choices one-at-a-time, based on how these colors react with our other fabrics. Every block is unique and every quilt is different, all based on what choices we make.

Supply list:
Marti Michell's template Sets A $16.20& C $19.80 (price reflects 10% class discount)
Outside Border 1-5/8 yds
Background 1-3/4 yds
Fat Quarters or Scraps that pick up the colors in your border
*At this point, as we are starting, we don't know what colors we will be using for our sashing, star points, or other borders. Those decisions will be made after our blocks are finished, to best flatter each persons design, so we don't want to purchase too much fabric as we are getting started.
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter
Mat
Neutral thread

 
Creativity BOM: 4 Patch Chain with B & D $15
(class is full)
Tues. Sept. 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!

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

Finish It Up Friday $20
Fri. Sept. 29, 5:30-10pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp or Tabby Champion

We've all got lots of partially done projects, or something we want to get done. Right? Feeling like you need to finish a few? We've designating the last Friday of each month as "Finish it Up Friday".  An SBQ team member will be here from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to give advice, or just sew along with you. The fee will be $20 per individual session or 6 sessions for $100 (save $20) or 3 sessions for $50 (save $10). You don't have to commit to every month. Come when you can. We'll issue an SBQ punch card that is good throughout the year.  It'll be fun! Bring a dish to share (or not) and let's make some real progress toward our goals.

Log Cabin Wednesday - FREE
Wed. Oct. 4, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

One of my all time favorite quilts is "Log Cabin".  It can be made from any combination of light and dark scraps and it always looks great.  I think this would be a perfect quilt to focus on for the charity quilts we make and donate to the battered women's shelter.  The shop has a massive collection of 1-1/2" strips... all we need is someone to help us make blocks and assemble them into quilt tops. Please join us one morning a month to work toward this good cause. If you have orphan log cabin blocks, please consider donating them. We can accept any size you have and find a way to make them work. Pack a lunch and come on!  Together, we can make a meaningful contribution to a good cause with just a few scraps!

Quilting with a Walking Foot $25
Fri. Oct. 6, 10am-1pm
Tabby Champion
Confident Beginner

Use hand quilting stencils or draw your own quilting designs to enhance your small quilts.  Let me show you how I do it.  You can add a lot of pizazz to your blocks and borders.  A walking foot can do a lot more than just quilt a straight line!

Supply list:
Your sewing machine
Walking foot
Fabric marker (Frixon Pen or Water washable marker)
Thread to either match or stand out (depending on how much you want to see what you're doing!)
Lots of Safety Pins
Two 18" pieces of quilt batting
Three 18" pieces of neutral fabric to mark on.
 *I will provide one pre-marked 18" square for you to practice on.

New York Geese $25
Sat. Oct. 7, 2pm-5pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

This class combines paper piecing and gentle curved traditional piecing to create a unique new block.   Use the new SBQ New York Beauty stencil to trace the curved paper pieced arcs onto paper, and to trace the rest of the block onto the wrong side of your fabric.  We will provide a  copy of the geese units printed on easy to remove paper piecing paper.  (Traditional copy paper is very hard to remove.) You might not think so, by looking at the block, but this is actually a beginner friendly class.

Supply list:
SBQ New York Beauty Stencil
water washable marker
4 bright 8" squares for the blocks
1 dark fat quarter
1 contrasting fat quarter (we used bright yellow & dark blue) for the geese
20 assorted bright 2-1/2" squares
24 light 2-1/2" squares for the background of the paper pieced arcs
1/8" Add a Quarter Ruler
Rotary cutter & mat
Sewing machine
Neutral colored thread
Scissors

Piecing Outside the Box $15
Class is full
Tues. Oct. 10, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Hayes

Linda Hayes: "When you’re planning a quilt, you can find inspiration everywhere. Often it’s in an amazing fabric that you just have to buy.  Maybe it’s beautiful fall leaves, wild flowers in the spring, or a perfect beach scene.For me, I found inspiration in the scenery from a recent trip to the Mediterranean.  Bluegreen waters, lush green foliage, majestic mountains, wonderful tile floors, striking stone work in Italian churches, interesting sidewalks, and flowers everywhere! I combined these to make my newest quilt, Mediterranean Pathways.Join me this year as we walk along these pathways.  We’ll make blocks using The Quick and Easy block tool, and blocks that I’ve designed based on tile work and even sidewalks." See class flyer for more images and sashing options.

Square Dance $30 (pattern included)
Thurs. Oct. 12, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

You know you have them, all of those wonderful leftovers that we call scraps (there should be a better name!)  Well, Square Dance gives you a way to put them together to make a scrap-a-licious quilt. Square Dance combines three classic blocks – Courthouse Steps, Churn Dash, and the often ignored 4-Patch. The layout gives you a secondary pattern that gives the quilt its name.

In class you will begin by sorting your scraps to make a color plan for your quilt. Then you’ll cut the needed sizes and start sewing.  You will make one of each of the blocks that comprise the quilt. How big is the finished quilt? It all depends on you! It can be as small as 18”x18” or king sized if you want it. 

Supply list:
Big box of scraps, both lights and darks – anything as long as it’s bigger than 1 ½” will work.
The longest piece you’ll need is 9 ½”, the widest piece is 4”.

Sewing
machine, in working order, and a ¼” foot
Mat that can fit on your sewing table – 12”x18” or 18”x24”
Rotary cutter
Rulers – You will need to be able to measure at least 9 ½” – a 6”x12” (or similar) is a good size
Standard sewing supplies

Baltimore Album Appliqué $15
Fri. Oct. 13, 10am-1pm
Fri. Oct. 13,
5:30pm-8:30pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Beginner

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

Free Motion Machine Quilting $25
Sat. Oct. 14, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

In this class we'll have demonstrations and practice time so you can get the feel of 'hand quilting' with an electric needle!

Supply list:
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine, with a 1/4 inch foot (if you have one)
Thread & scissors
Open toe darning foot
Regular cotton sewing thread
#12 needles
5 14"x14" muslin & batting quilt 'sandwiches'
Safety pins
Pencil or washable marker

*This class requires a special "foot" for your machine. You will need a Darning Foot (open toe works best) for this class. If you need to purchase this foot, please contact Lafayette Crouch of Crouch's Sewing Machine Repair & Sales at 706-366-5579.  And be SURE this foot fits your machine to avoid disappointment in class! You also need to know how to "drop your feed dogs" before you come to class!

Hand Quilting $35
Fri. Oct. 20, 2pm-5pm
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 October 16.

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.)

Celtic Feathered Star $35
Part 1: Sat. Oct. 21
, 10am-4pm
Part 2: Sat. Nov. 11, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

The Feathered Star is one of the most graphic designs found in antique quilts. Our Celtic Feathered Star pattern combines the Feathered Star with an Irish Chain setting, However, just repeating the stars  in a block format would be stunning.  The class is divided into two parts.  We will learn how to make the star in part 1, and begin to assemble the quilt in part 2.  While it looks challenging, it is really very simple construction and it looks amazing!  Bring a lunch!  We want to have plenty of time to complete your first star before you leave!  If you only want to learn how to make the star, you may take only part 1, if you wish to complete the quilt with us, the class fee covers both classes.

Supply list:
Celtic Feathered Star Pattern 

*For Entire Quilt:
4-1/8 yds light background
1-5/8 yds star print & border fabric
1-1/2 yds solid Irish Chain & border
SBQ 1" HST stencil
Water washable marker
Frixion Highlighter
Template Plastic
Fine Point Black Sharpie
Sand Paper Dots
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine and regular sewing supplies
Ruler - 9" or 15" square would work (anything capable of cutting 8 3/4")

*For One Block only:
3/4 yds light background
3/4 yds star print

 
Green Tea Table Runner $20
Thurs. Oct. 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
Confident Beginner

Combine  strip pieced blocks and easy dimensional curves in a modern setting. The curves are achieved with a folding technique, and the strip pieced leaf blocks are made with irregular width strips. (Sounds like another Scrap Buster, doesn't it?  This is a quick, fun project to make. You could easily make several before Christmas.)

Supply list:
Please see photo at right

What a Trip! - Strip Party $20
Fri. Oct. 27, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Using the INCLUDED pattern, “What a trip!”, you will play with value to create a scrappy “trip around the world” quilt in a snap. Bring your own assorted 2 1/2" strips, or choose a color palette and cut from ¼ yard x width of fabric strips, or use pre-cut jelly rolls. The greater the variety in the strips, the more dynamic the effect! Space is limited, so call the shop to reserve your spot

Supply list:
40 different 2 ½”x 28”  strips, should range from light to dark
Rotary cutter and mat
Ruler, at least a 6” x 12”
Basic sewing supplies
Seam ripper
Scissors
Sewing machine with quarter inch foot

 
Finish It Up Friday $20
Fri. Oct. 27, 5:30-10pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp or Tabby Champion

We've all got lots of partially done projects, or something we want to get done. Right? Feeling like you need to finish a few? We've designating the last Friday of each month as "Finish it Up Friday".  An SBQ team member will be here from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to give advice, or just sew along with you. The fee will be $20 per individual session or 6 sessions for $100 (save $20) or 3 sessions for $50 (save $10). You don't have to commit to every month. Come when you can. We'll issue an SBQ punch card that is good throughout the year.  It'll be fun! Bring a dish to share (or not) and let's make some real progress toward our goals.

 
Singer Featherweight Spa Day $45
Limit 5 students
Sat. Oct. 28, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion

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!

Creativity BOM: Hidden Stars
$35 sign-up fee, $15 per month class fee
Tues. Oct. 31, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Beginner Friendly

This class is hands down, the most fun class I have ever taught! We will be using Marti Michell's Hidden Stars Block of the Month Patterns. However, we are not using her piecing formula. We first choose a fabulous border fabric. Then we take our color inspiration for the blocks from the colors in our border. The background color of each block will be consistent for visual continuity. Then, we play!! We make one decision at a time, starting with what fabric will be in the center of the block. We make all other choices one-at-a-time, based on how these colors react with our other fabrics. Every block is unique and every quilt is different, all based on what choices we make.

Supply list:
Marti Michell's template Sets A $16.20& C $19.80 (price reflects 10% class discount)
Outside Border 1-5/8 yds
Background 1-3/4 yds
Fat Quarters or Scraps that pick up the colors in your border
*At this point, as we are starting, we don't know what colors we will be using for our sashing, star points, or other borders. Those decisions will be made after our blocks are finished, to best flatter each persons design, so we don't want to purchase too much fabric as we are getting started.
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter
Mat
Neutral thread

Creativity BOM: 4 Patch Chain with B & D $15
(class is full)
Tues. Oct. 31, 2pm-5pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

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

 

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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