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. This is a per day fee, so if your class is 2-days the fee is $20. 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. Sept. 7 10am-11am
Sat. Oct. 5, 10am-11am
Sat. Nov. 2, 10am-11am
Sat. Dec. 7, 10am-11am

* Be sure to let us know if you'd like a pink or blue finishing kit!

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.

 
Square Dance $30 - CLASS CANCELLED!
Tues. Aug. 6, 10:30am-2:30pm
Teacher-Linda Hayes
Beginner Skill Level 

You know you have them, all of those wonderful leftovers that we call scraps (there should be a better name.!). Well, 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 it’s 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.

Supply list:
Square Dance Pattern
Big box of scraps BOTH LIGHTS & DARKS - anything as long as it’s bigger than 1-1/2” will work.  
THE LONGEST PIECE YOU’LL NEED IS 9-1/2”, THE WIDEST PIECE IS 4”.
Your machine in working order & 1/4” 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 9-1/2” - a 6” x 12” is a good size
Standard sewing supplies

 

Free Sew Day
Wed. Aug. 7, 10:30am-4:30pm

We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project!

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Aug. 9, 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. We are taking a relaxed approach to class and we will each progress at our own pace. Consider it a "Learning" sit and sew. 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. Aug. 9, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner
Class is Full

12” St. Augustine Compass (page 52 in Mariner’s Compass - An American Quilt Classic Book). By now, you should all be comfortable with cutting & piecing your pie shapes together into a circle. Compared to what we have been doing, this is a SIMPLE basic compass to sew. Please make the Compass Circles (both large & small)  before coming to class. Our challenge this month is adding the 3 appliqué units to the center of the compass. *You will receive a handout and the circle templates in the July class.  If you cannot attend, let me know & I will mail them to you. (Linda)  

Supply list:
Both Completed Mariner’s Compass Circles
Chosen fabrics for the center
Freezer Paper
#12 Applique’ Needles
Silk or Bottom Line Thread
Thimble (Optional, but recommended)
Scissors

 
Beginning Quilting: Piecing Curved Seams $35
Sat. Aug. 10, 10:30am-2:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Skill Level

Piecing curved seams is one of the most feared techniques in quiltmaking. Folks, there is truly nothing to fear! It’s just like everything else we do. Once you know a few simple techniques and practice sewing one or two, you are empowered to tackle any pattern that you find intriguing. We will be using the SBQ Worm Holes pattern. You will learn how to make templates, how to sew curves, and there will be a demo on how to use the leftovers in a really fun way and create a unique border. This is a technique class. We will not complete the project in class, but you will cut the quilt pieces and complete several blocks.

Supply list:
Worm Holes Pattern
Sewing Machine
1/4” Foot
Neutral thread or thread to match your colorway
Background Blocks: 4 fat quarters light & 4 fat quarters dark
Inset Circles: 4 fat quarters of a contrasting color
Outer Border: 7/8 yd Light
Freezer Paper
Paper Cutting Scissors
28mm Rotary Cutter

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$15 per monthly class
Tues. Aug. 13, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. Aug. 13, 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 - CANCELLED FOR AUGUST
All Volunteers Welcome!
Wed. Aug. 14, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Nelms

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.

 
Iron Caddy $35
Sat. Aug. 17, 10:30am-Until
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Intermediate Skill Level

This cute little tote bag is perfect for taking to class, since it folds out into a Heat Resistant Ironing Pad and allows you to pack up a hot iron and head home, without the usual time allowed for the iron to cool. The Heat Resistant Ironing Board Fabric is included in the pattern.

Supply list:
The pattern recommends that you wash your fabric to preshrink it. If you choose to prewash, do so before you cut your pieces to size.
14-1/2” x 17-1/2” Main Fabric for tote body
(2) 2-1/2" x 9-1/2” pieces for handles
14-1/2” x 17-1/2” (2) layers of Insul-Bright OR (2) layers of Cotton Batting OR 1 layer of Warm Tater
(2) 1” pretty buttons (shank buttons work well)
6”-1/4” wide elastic
1/4 yd Contrast fabric to make 65” of binding

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. Aug. 21, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Bring a lunch
All Skill Levels Welcome!

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. Minimum of  of 4 students are  required for this event to proceed.)

 
Mystery Class $30
Fri. Aug. 23, 10am-3pm
Teacher: Jill Murchland
Beginner Skill Level

What’s more fun than a SURPRISE? Jill Murchland is again offering a Mystery Class! You won’t know what you’re making until about half-way through the class when Jill passes out the patterns. This is a wonderful way to spend a day sewing JUST FOR FUN! Ask a friend or two to come with you! SBQ will be pre-cutting your fabrics, so you just sit down & sew! Just bring your fabric or scraps and SBQ will have your project PRE-CUT and ready to SEW. *We ask that you please bring your fabric in at least a week before the class. The project Jill has chosen is simple and goes together quickly. Depending on your fabric choices it can be fun & funky or be done in shades of your favorite color. You will wind up with a 43”x51” quilt that is the perfect size for a crib quilt or wall hanging.  

Supply list:
The pattern is included in your class fee.
40 piece Charm Pack (or bring fabric & scraps for SBQ to cut into 5” Squares)
1 yd Background Fabric
1 yd Border Fabric
1/2 yd Binding
Sewing Machine in good working order (Bring the Manual)
1/4” foot
Neutral thread
Add a Quarter Ruler (if you have one)
Frixion Marker
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Glass head Pins

 
Serger Class $35
Sat. Aug. 24, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner Skill Level

Learn to thread, change thread colors and stitch with your serger. It doesn’t matter if it’s new in the box or an older one, bring it to class. We will stitch on several fabrics, provided for you, to learn the ways of your machine. Each serger has differing accessories, but you can gain confidence and be happy with your progress by the end of class. Sergers are perfect for mending, finishing seams, garments of knit and various other applications available to you and varied by the serger model you own. If you have specific concerns on your machine, please call the shop on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Tabby can help you.

Supply list:
Serger, Power Cord & Pedal & Serger Manual
Spare universal needles
Tool kit and accessories that came with serger
One cone of thread for each thread holder (one each of blue, red, green, yellow to better display the threads and their placements, is recommended, but you may use a singular color scheme if you prefer)
Tweezers, Scissors or Snips

 

2 Free Sew Days
Tues. Aug. 27 & Wed. Aug. 28
10:30am-4pm each day

This is a package deal! When you sign up you get both days and can leave your machines and supplies overnight for the second day. We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project!

 
Free Sew Days
Wed. Sept. 4, 10:30am-4pm
(Bring a lunch)

Bring any project you want to work on and spend the day with us at Sunday Best! Call to sign up and save your spot. Drop in anytime during the day and stay as little or as long as you want. There are no rules!

 
Sewing Machine Exploration & Fundamentals $35
Thurs. Sept. 5, 10:30am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

Do you have a new machine? Perhaps you want to learn more about an old friend of a machine? In this class you will learn how to care for your machine between services AND learn about all those utility and “fancy” stitches that so many quilters don’t explore. Your machine does more than a straight stitch. Find out what you have been missing!

Supply list:
Your new or old sewing machine
Foot Pedal
Manual for machine
Sewing Machine Oil**
Sewing Machine maintenance tools**
Bring all your Presser Feet and Accessories
One Fat Quarter**
Contrasting thread**
** Item is available in the shop.

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. Sept. 10, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. Sept. 10, 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 Quilt Workshop
All Volunteers Welcome!
Wed. Sept. 11, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Nelms

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.

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Sept. 13, 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. Sept. 13, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner
Class is Full

This month we are making a rather basic 16”compass, which will be appliquéd to an 18” background block. It will have a layered appliqué center like the ones we have made for the last 2 months. The new element this month will the the addition of the appliquéd Fler-de-lis at the top of the block.  Make your freezer paper templates before class.

Supply list:  
(Template #1) - 3” x WOF Strip
(Template #2) - (2) Strips 1-1/2”xWOF
(Template #3) - (1) Strip 4-1/2” x 18”
(Template #4) - (1) Strip 1-3/4” x 16”
(Template #5) - (1) Strip 6” x 24”
(Template # 6) - (1) Square 9” x 9”
(Template # 7) - (1) Strip 2-1/3” x 20”
(Template # 8) -  (1) Strip 1-3/4” x 24”

 
Featherweight Spa Day $85
Sat. Sept. 14, 10am-5:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels
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 Day $10
Wed. Sept. 18, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Bring a lunch
All Skill Levels Welcome!

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. Minimum of  of 4 students are  required for this event to proceed.)

 
Traditional Hand Quilting $45
Fri. Sept. 19, 10:30am-1:30pm
Teacher - Linda Camp
All Skill Levels

There is something soothing about the rhythm of hand quilting in this era we live in, where everyone puts more value on getting things done quickly than they do in enjoying the process. We will be attempting to mimic the small even stitches that were the norm when ladies used their needles on a daily basis. We will be learning how to mark and baste a small quilt sandwich, how to load your quilt sandwich into a quilting hoop, and how to properly use a thimble to control the needle, rather than your fingers.

Supply list:
White or neutral quilting thread (NOT sewing machine thread) 
#10 Piecemakers needles**
Collins Safety Thimble** (we will help you find the right size for you). 
A 12” or 14” quilting hoop** 
Small Scissors**
Needle Grabbers**
** Item is available in the shop

 
Serger Class $35
Fri. Sept. 20, 1pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels

Learn to thread, change thread colors and stitch with your serger.  It doesn’t matter if it’s new in the box or an older one, bring it to class. We will stitch on several fabrics, provided for you, to learn the ways of your machine.  Each serger has differing accessories, but you can gain confidence and be happy with your progress by the end of class.  Sergers are perfect for mending, finishing seams, garments of knit and various other applications available to you and varied by the serger model you own. If you have specific concerns on your machine, please call the shop on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday and Tabby can help you.

Supply list:
Serger, Power Cord & Pedal & Serger Manual
Spare Universal needles
Tool Kit and accessories that came with serger
One cone of thread for each thread holder (one each of blue, red, green & yellow, to better display the threads and their placements, is recommended, but you may use a singular color scheme if you prefer)
Tweezers, Scissors or Snips

 
Beginner Friendly Mariner’s Compass $35
Sat. Sept. 21, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

The beautiful Mariner’s Compass Block has been around for a very long time. It is one of the oldest quilt block designs used in the United States. They were inspired by the beautiful designs on antique sailing charts and indicated the directions that the eight major winds blew. North was usually depicted with a fleur-de-lis, and east depicted by a Christian cross to indicate the direction of Jerusalem. This block has a reputation of being difficult, but any careful sewer can make this block. We will be using the Marti Michell 14” template set to cut the blocks, insuring that each unit is accurately cut. After that, all we have to do is maintain a 1/4” seam allowance, and sew.  The units join together to form a circle, but we ARE NOT doing curved piecing! The circles are appliquéd onto a background block by either hand or machine.

Supply list:
Marti Michell 14” Mariner’s Compass Template Set**
Piece A - 6’ x 20”
Piece B - 5” x 7”
Piece C - 5” x 18”
Piece D - 3-1/2” x 40”
Center Circle  - 6” Square
18” Square for Background**
Sewing Machine, with manual.
Rotary Cutter &Cutting mat you can turn (11”x17” or 18” x 24”)**
Neutral or matching thread **
** These items are available in the shop

 
Beginning Quilting: Rail Fence $35
Fri. Sept. 27, 10:30am-1:30pm
Teacher:Linda Camp
Beginner

This is the first class that we encourage new quilters to take. We offer all the introductory information a beginning quilter needs. There are 3 things that make your quilting a success:  accurate cutting, sewing a 1/4” seam allowance, and pressing properly. We learn by repetition, so we will repeat the same steps for every strip set and every block. We will cut and sew 7 rail fence blocks during class. You will feel confident to finish your quilt top at home.

Supply List:
1/3 yd - Each of  6 fabrics for the Blocks
1/4 yd - Inner Border
1/3 yd - Middle Border
5/8 yd - Outer Border
2-2/3 yd - Backing
3/3 yd - Binding
Sewing Machine (bring the Manual)
1/4” Foot to fit your machine
18” x 24” Cutting Mat**
Rotary Cutter**
6” x 24” Ruler**
6-1/2” x 6-1/2” Ruler**
Glass head Pins**
Neutral Thread**

 
Machine Embroidery Basics $75
Sat. Sept. 28, 10am-1:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels

This class is for those with a new machine or who are having less than satisfactory results. Learn how to work with towels, fleece, woven and knit fabrics. Various stabilizers will be explained and all questions are welcome.

Supply list:
Machine
Embroidery Unit
Hoops
Stabilizers (water soluble, tear away & cut away)
Cords and Cables
Dongles or Laptops/Tablets
Bobbin Thread
Embroidery Threads
Scissors
Embroidery or Hopping/Darning Foot
Tee Shirt
Towel (hand or full size)
Other fabrics to play with and your list of questions!

Machines differ, so if you have a specific question or concern please text Tabby @ 706-905-5115.

 
Beginning Quilting: Partial Seams $35
Sat. Sept. 28, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

Have you ever looked at a block where the edges or angles were off set from one another and wondered “How was that put together?”  If so, there’s a pretty good chance that it was done with partial seams! Once you learn this trick you will see just how easy those blocks can be constructed!  We will be making 4 different blocks, using the same technique.

Supply list:
3/4 yd Background Fabric**
5 Fat Quarters**
Sewing Machine with 1/4” Foot (Bring your Manual)
Neutral Thread**
Rotary Cutter & Mat**
6” x 24” Ruler**
** These items are available in the shop.

 

2 Free Sew Days
Tues. Sept. 24 & Wed. Sept. 25
10:30am-4pm each day

This is a package deal! When you sign up you get both days and can leave your machines and supplies overnight for the second day. We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Bring any project!

 

Skill Builders

Skill Builders are just what the name suggests.  Each of our 12 beginners 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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