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. Supplies with an * beside them are always available at SBQ!

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. 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.

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. Nov. 20, 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 4 students are required for this event to proceed.)

 
Free Sew Days
 Thurs. Nov. 21 & Fri. Nov. 22
10:30am-4:30pm
Everyone is invited!

It’s a package deal - come both days and leave your things overnight. 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!

 
New York Beauty & Flying Geese $35
Sat. Nov. 23, 10:30am-1:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

This project is made with Foundation Paper Piecing, and is the perfect answer to the “What am I going to do with all these scraps?”  dilemma. It might look intimidating, but we promise IT’S NOT!! Linda will show you how easy it is to trace the New York Beauty Block onto lightweight paper (making it easy to make as many as you want without using a copier!). The Flying Geese units are also paper pieced, but they must be copied on a copy machine. We will provide an Original to each student so that they can make as many as they want. You will also learn an especially easy technique for piecing curves. NO FEAR ALLOWED! This is easy!

Supply list:
Colorful Scraps for the points
2 or 3 Fat Quarters for the background*
1/8 yd each Fabric of your choice for geese and background*
Regular Sewing Supplies
Add a Quarter Ruler*
Add an 8th Ruler*
SBQ 6” New York Beauty Stencil*
Children’s Water Washable Marker

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. Dec. 10, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. Dec.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. Dec. 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. Dec. 13, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Intermediate

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
Tues. Dec. 13, 2-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Class is Full

Twilight Star - templates are provided to make either a 24” or a 36” diameter compass. This compass is from the book “New Directions beginning on page 88. (The page number was incorrectly listed as page 85 in our original handout.)

Supply list:
Freezer Paper for making templates:
Fabrics:  24” Size                            Fabrics: 36” Size
   A - 5/8 yd Outer Ring                    A - 1 yd Outer Ring
   B - 1/2 yd Lg Points                      B - 3/4 yd Lg points
   C - 1/4 yd Med. Points                   C - 3/8 yd Med points
   D & E - FQ ea.                              D & E - FQ ea. or large Scraps
   F, G & H - FQ or large Scraps          F, G & H - FQ or large Scraps                                       

 
Free Motion Machine Quilting $35
Sat. Dec. 14, 10am-1:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

We will be dropping our feed dogs and playing with thread! Learn the basics of free motion quilting and how to handle and turn a bulky quilt. It’s not hard! Once you know these techniques and practice a bit, you can quilt anything.

Supply list:
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine, with a 1/4 inch foot (if you have one. Also bring your manual if you have it.)
Cotton Thread 40-50 weight (contrasting color to fabric-so you can see your stitches)
Scissors
Darning Foot (Preferably Open Toe Or Clear Plastic)
(5) 14” x 14” quilt sandwiches (muslin or solid & batting)
#12 needles
Safety pins
Pencil or washable marker

Supreme Slider (if you have it)

Quilting Gloves (if you have them)

*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!

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. Dec. 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 4 students are required for this event to proceed.)

 

 

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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