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. March 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.

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us! You do not have to be enrolled in the Lucky 7 BOM to attend Saturday Sampler.

 
Featherweight Spa Day $85
Sat. Feb. 9, 10am-5:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
(One space left - call if you'd like to sign up!)

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. Bring your tools.  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!

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. Feb. 12, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. Feb. 12, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Meet Ruby Tuesday, this year’s sampler quilt that will be made over the 12 months of 2019. The star blocks are predominantly made using the book, Quick and Easy Block Tool. The challenge for this quilt is to choose one color – mine was red! – and select a wide range of values from medium light to dark. The star blocks are framed by “chains” of two backgrounds – mine are cream and tan. Yours could be whites and creams, light gray and medium gray, tiny prints with a white background and tiny prints with a cream background… you get the idea.

Supply list:

Quick and Easy Block Tool book
Sewing machine and standard sewing supplies
Rotary cutter, rulers, and small cutting mat
A personal pressing surface and mini iron are always helpful

 
Mend Charity Sew Day (FREE)
Wed. Feb. 13, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Holcomb

Bring a lunch, and  join Adee to work on charity quilts for victims of domestic abuse. 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 working with patterns that will produce attractive quilts quickly. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics. 

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. Feb. 27, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

Bring whatever you choose to work on. Our goal is to get our UFO’s Done! Linda Hayes will be available to help with advice and technical assistance. Just call the shop and reserve your spot. We can accommodate 8 people.

 
Beginning Quilting Skill Builder #2: 4 Patch 9 Patch $35
Sat. Feb 23, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

Continue building your skills learning these most versatile blocks. Learn how to press to match intersections perfectly! In class we'll use stip piecing techniques to make several 4patch 9patch blocks in class. The rest of your blocks will be made at home.

Supply List:
1/2 yard light-colored fabric
1/2 yard dark-colored fabric
3/4 yd background fabric

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine with a 1/4 inch foot
Thread & scissors

 

Creativity BOM $15
Tues. Feb. 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Beginner

Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much 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

Pineapple Log Cabin $20
Thurs. Feb. 28, 10am-1pm
OR Thurs. Feb. 28, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

This class is for those who want to learn Foundation Paper Piecing or who want to improve their skills. Foundation Paper Piecing allows you to make spectacularly accurate blocks with even the smallest details looking perfect. We will be working with the SBQ Pineapple Log Cabin Stencils. This product allows you to trace as many foundations as you need on easy to tear away paper. The Pineapple Log Cabin Blocks take on different personalities according to the fabrics you choose. Imagine traditional Red & White, Light & Dark Batiks, or Brights & Blacks for drama.

Supply list:
Pineapple Log Cabin Stencil
 SBQ or Carol Doak Foundation Piecing Paper
Water Washable Markers
A few Wonder Clips if you have them
Sewing Machine (bring the manual) and an Open Toe foot is helpful
Neutral thread
Rotary Cutter and small Cutting Mat
A small Iron and Ironing Surface if you have it (The Steam Fast iron and Steady Betty are perfect!)
Add-a-Quarter Ruler
A quantity of 1-1/2” strips in the colors of your choice
2-1/2” squares of fabric for centers

 
Beginning Quilting: Half Square Triangles $35
Sat. March 2, 2-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

The Half Square Triangle is a major component of most of the blocks a quilter makes, and there are many ways to make them.  Sometimes you find an old book or pattern with a technique you are unfamiliar with.  We will explore 4 different methods and then introduce you to our SBQ HST stencils, then you will learn how to make quarter square triangles that you are prepared to tackle any pattern.  

Supply List:
1 yd Background Fabric
4 Fat Quarters
Water Washable Marker
Frixion Highlighter
Sewing Maching (bring the manual) with a 1/4” foot
6”x24” Ruler
6-1/1”x6-1/2” ruler
(helpful) Template Plastic
 Fabric & Paper cutting scissors
Rotary Cutter & Mat

 
Free Sew Days
Wed. March 6, 10am-4pm
Thurs. March 7, 10am-4pm
& Thurs. March 28, 10am-4pm

Bring your current projects and enjoy the day with us! If you're coming on the 6th you can leave your machine, fabric and supplies overnight and you'll be all set up for sewing on the 7th too!

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. March 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

Mariner’s Compass $15
Fri. March 8, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner
(Class is Full)

We will be making the 14” compass block with 8 split points from page 8 of our Marti Michell template set pattern book. 
Supplies are listed in the last section of your book on page 3.

 
Bohemian Dreams
Elephant Collage $25
Sat. March 9, 10am-5pm
 Teacher: Linda Camp
(All skill levels)

This fun collage is made with a panel and a few fat quarters. It came about after a customer  and I discussed how the Elephant design really showed up better on the navy blue background in one of the companion fabrics than it did on the light background  of the panel. We couldn’t stop thinking about it, so Brandi & I started playing with bits and pieces of this & that, and came up with a design that we love. Collage is easy. Pre-fuse your fabric with Steam A Seam Lite. Cut out elements, move them around until you love the design and iron in place!

Supply List:
Bohemian Dream Panel
2-1/2 yd. Steam a Seam Lite
Background - 1-3/8 yds (3-1/8 yds if outer border is same as background)
Outer Border: 1 yd cut WOF (if fabric is different from background)
Inner Border - 3/8 yds small pink floral
Design Elements - 1/3 yd yellow paisley, 5 assorted Fat Quarters
Backing 4 yds
Binding 12 yd
Sharp Scissors that cut to the point 

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. March 12, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. March 12, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Meet Ruby Tuesday, this year’s sampler quilt that will be made over the 12 months of 2019. The star blocks are predominantly made using the book, Quick and Easy Block Tool. The challenge for this quilt is to choose one color – mine was red! – and select a wide range of values from medium light to dark. The star blocks are framed by “chains” of two backgrounds – mine are cream and tan. Yours could be whites and creams, light gray and medium gray, tiny prints with a white background and tiny prints with a cream background… you get the idea.

Supply list:

Quick and Easy Block Tool book
Sewing machine and standard sewing supplies
Rotary cutter, rulers, and small cutting mat
A personal pressing surface and mini iron are always helpful

 
Mend Charity Sew Day (FREE)
Wed. March 13, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Holcomb

Bring a lunch, and  join Adee to work on charity quilts for victims of domestic abuse. 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 working with patterns that will produce attractive quilts quickly. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics.

 
Mystery Quilt $30
 Thurs. March 14, 10am-3pm
 Teacher: Jill Murchland
Beginner

Love a good mystery? Do you have that piece of fabric and don’t have a “clue” what to do with it? Join Jill for a one day adventure as you put  the “pieces” of this mystery quilt together.  We’ll keep it fun, friendly and finish-able! You will love this class and be ready to join Jill for another one.  (Everything is pre-cut for you! Bring your fabric to us by March 9th and we'll pre-cut it for you!) The quilt will finish at 54” x 72”. Either stop by the shop and choose fabrics or search through your stash. You will receive the pattern before you leave class.

Supply List:
Theme squares - 3/4 yd
10-1/3 yd cuts, or 20 5” strips that play well together.
Sewing Machine (bring your manual),  1/4” presser foot, neutral thread
Rotary Cutter & Mat
***We will be cutting you fabric before the class, so be sure we have it at least by Saturday March 9th***

 
Make it Your Own with the Quick Curve Ruler $45
Sat. March 16, 10am-4pm
 Teacher: Juli Pope
Confident Beginner or Intermediate

The Quick Curve Ruler allows you to make a multitude of different curved designs.  Your quilt can look traditional or very modern, depending on the fabrics and pattern you choose.  If you already have a pattern, or want to choose one from the shop, Juli will be showing how to cut and sew curves quickly and easily for whichever design you choose.

Supply List:
The Quick Curve Ruler

Any Quick Curve Ruler Pattern - Each pattern will have a different supply list.
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine (bring the manual), 1/4” presser foot
Neutral Thread
2 Fat Quarters (for piecing practice)
*Don’t forget your Lunch!

 
Finisher’s Day $10 per day
Tues. March 19, 10am-4pm
Wed. March 20, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

Bring whatever you choose to work on. Our goal is to get our UFO’s Done! Linda Hayes will be available to help with advice and technical assistance. Just call the shop and reserve your spot. We can accommodate 8 people each day.

 
Quilting with a Walking Foot $35
 Sat. March 23, 10am-12:30pm
 Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

This class is designed to widen your Quilting horizons. Many of us only use the Walking Foot to quilt in the ditch, or to do other straight line quilting. In truth, you can do SO MUCH MORE! We use stencils that were intended for hand quilting, however, we choose those that offer continuous line designs or that are easily done by "Traveling" from one line to another. You will learn how to lock your stitches when you begin and end a line of quilting, how to pull up the bottom thread so the work is tidy on the back, and how to choose a design that can be quilted with a minimum of "turning" the quilt in your domestic machine. How to pre-mark those borders when the stencil doesn't exactly match the length required.

Supply list:
Sewing Machine and manual Walking foot (make sure it fits your machine BEFORE class - Call Sunday Best or Lafayette if you need one!)
A quilt sandwich: a solid color or neutral color fabric 22"x46" long to mark for quilting.
A piece of batting and a backing about 2" wider and longer than the top.
505 spray adhesive
Safety pins
Frixion or water washable marking pen
We will have stencils available in the shop for marking the designs.
Contrasting sewing thread for quilting (so you can SEE your stitches).
We quilt with our regular sewing needles

 
Free Motion Quilting $35
 Sat. March 23, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

This class is designed to build confidence. Learn to drop your feed dogs and explore the possibilities of Custom Quilting your projects with Free Motion. We will practice free-form stitching and mark a stencil design onto a quilt sandwich to see how hand quilting stencils can lend a degree of sophistication to your projects.

Supply list:
2 quilt sandwiches - 15” x 22” - light colored solid fabric with batting in between
Safety pins
505 spray adhesive
Contrasting Thread (sewing weight)
#12 Sewing machine needles
Ruler at least 15” long
Frixion Highlighter
Sewing machine (bring your manual)
Darning Foot (open-toe if you have it)
Optional: Supreme Slider and Machingers Quilting Gloves

 
Big Stitch Quilting $35
Wed. March 27, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Juli Pope
Beginner

Big Stitch hand quilting is a faster way to get a great different look and still have the fun of finishing your quilt yourself. How often do you get to take a class from the person who LITERALLY wrote the book on Big Stitch Quilting! It is a fun and fast way to finish your project with unexpected pizzazz!

Supply list:
12wt Autifil thread
Pepper Corys sashiko needle set
Bring a quilt sandwich or SBQ can supply a pre-printed panel for $5 that would be perfect to practice on. (If you pick a panel you will still need to bring a backing and batting.)
Batting 505 spray
Thimble
Scissors
Safety Pins
Optional: Thread Conditioner Hera bone (marker)

 

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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