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. 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.

 
Creativity BOM $15
Tues. Nov. 27, 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

Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. Nov. 28, 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.  

 
Quilt Repair $35
Fri. Nov. 30, 10am-1pm
Teacher:  Linda Camp

Repairing an old quilt is a labor of love.  It can be quite time consuming, but when done well, the repairs are almost invisible.  Linda will show you how to cover worn patches that are torn or shredded, how to stabilize patches that are only slightly worn to prevent further damage, and how to replicate the original quilting once the repairs have been completed.  We will be practicing on pieces of well worn quilt and there will be a small supply kit for you to use during class. (The kit is included in the class fee.)

Supply list: The quilt you plan to repair, straight pins, safety pins, and a thimble. If you don’t have a thimble, we will find one to fit from the shop.

 
Mend Charity Quilt Work Day (FREE)
Wed. Dec. 5, 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. We donated 28 quilts in 2017 and we hope to have lots more quilts to donate in 2018. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics. 

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Dec. 7, 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

Piecing Outside the Box: Leah's Medallion $15
Tue. Dec. 11, 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.)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.

 

Jelly Roll Rug $25
Part 1: Sat. Dec. 15, 2-5pm
Part 2: Sat. Jan. 5, 2-5pm
Teacher: Karen Fuller
Beginner

The Jelly Roll Rug is both decorative and useful. It’s a great way to use up those Jelly Rolls you just couldn’t resist buying, but have not yet found a use for, or if you don’t have a Jelly Roll in the colors you want, we will work with you to custom cut one. During the first class Karen will show how to join the strips and how the batting is positioned. During the 2nd Class she will guide you through beginning to coil and stitch the rug together.

Supply list:
Jelly Roll Rug Pattern
Jelly Roll of 40-42 strips
Large roll of 2-1/2” batting, or 1-1/4yds Cotton Batting 96”wide and Batting Seam Tape.
(If you choose to cut your own, it must be prepared prior to class)
Size 14-18 Jeans Sewing Machine Needles, (Karen prefers #16)
1 Large spool of Thread (at least 1200 yards) to blend or contract with your fabrics. Variegated Thread is a great option.
Sewing Machine that will make at least a 5mm wide zig-zag stitch.

 
Creativity BOM $15
Tues. Dec. 18, 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

Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. Dec. 19, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

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.  

 

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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