- Beginner Hand Embroidery
In this class, you will learn basic embroidery stitches, plus
tips to make them look really good. We will cover backstitch,
stem stitch, French knots, lazy daisy, and satin stitch, and
you will get a handout with diagrams of each one for your needlework
library. When finished with this adorable basket of flowers,
you should be comfortable with each of these stitches, which
will enable you to easily learn more advanced techniques. Consider
taking the follow-up Intermediate class to expand your skill!
Tues., March 28 OR Sat., April 22 (10am-12:30pm)
min. 4/max 12
class fee $16.50 - view/print supply list
- Machine Quilting for Novices
Come and learn the basics to begin machine quilting all those
pieced tops. In class, we will use a walking foot with seam guide,
discuss quilting issues especially batting, thread and needles,
demonstrate how to sandwich a quilt and begin an introduction
to free motion quilting. Previous students call this class a
"great confidence builder!"
Mon., April 3 (10am-1pm) OR Sat., April 8 (9:30am-12:30pm);
min. 4/max 10
class fee $50.00 - view or print supplies list
- Beginner Paper Piecing
If you've wanted to learn basic paper piecing, or just need a
refresher course, then this would be a great place to start!
In the class, you'll be learning basics of building one block.
At the end of the class, you will have completed 4 paper piecing
sections that are used to assemble a block. Required:
working knowledge of your machine.
Thurs., April 20 (9:30a-12:30p) min. 3/max 8
class fee $19.00 - view or print supplies list
- Intermediate Machine Quilting
In this class, students will learn how to do an overall design,
3 types of feathers in a border and several background filler
designs including sashiko, pebbles and teardrops. This class
is for students who have done some machine quilting and want
to do more than "stitch in the ditch" or basics. Prerequisite:
Machine Quilting for Novices class or equivalent
Sat., April 22 (1:30-4pm); min. 4/max. 10
Class fee $50.00 - view or print supplies list
- Intermediate Hand Embroidery
This class builds on your growing knowledge of hand embroidery
stitches. In doing the "Remember Stitch Sampler", we
will briefly review stitches from the beginner's class and add
several more, including feather, zigzag, chain, buttonhole circles,
English daisies, open chain, buttonhole, cross stitch fill, and
cast on. This sampler is fun and filled with stitches that work
in so many places. There will also be a short lesson on coloring
fabric before embroidering, also a fun technique.
Prerequisite: Beginner Hand Embroidery class or comfortably
able to do these stitches - satin, backstitch, lazy daisy, French
Sat., April 15 & 29 (10am-12pm) min. 4/max 12
class fee $28.00 - view/print supply list
- Intermediate Baltimore Album Quilt
Join us for a series of 6 monthly classes that will offer continuing
lessons of the fine art of Baltimore Album Quilts.
These 6 sequential lessons are designed to introduce you to the
patterns that deserve a place of honor in your Baltimore Album
Quilt. A variety of patterns including a vase of flowers, a woven
basket of flowers, epergne of fruit, wreath with love birds,
cornucopia, ship with wreath, and framed scene will be studied.
Each student will be encouraged to make their own floral arrangement
to fit the theme of their album quilt. Each lesson will also
include advance study of appliqué methods of making flowers,
fruits, vegetables, leaves, branches, stems, and birds. (Prerequisite: Confident appliqué skills - beginner
3rd Fridays - 6 classes: Fri.,
April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 (9:30am-12pm)
class fee $87.00; view or print supplies list
- Hexie Garden
Love the look of hexagons but the thought of Y-seams leaves you
terrified? In this class you will learn the easy way to cut out
hexagons with a template and then how to construct the "flower"
without using the Y-seam. We'll construct 2 flower blocks in
class and you'll be able to continue on your own to build a quilt.
Pattern directions are given for lap, twin, and king size quilts.
You must have working knowledge of your machine.
Sat., May 6 (11am-3pm) min. 3/max 8
class fee $24.00 - view or print supplies list
- Learn to Make a T-Shirt Quilt!
You'll only be making two blocks in class, but will be able
to continue the process to complete a quilt top. The process
will include prepping a t-shirt for sewing, trimming the t-shirt,
and sewing fabric strips onto t-shirt to make a quilt square.
Prerequisite: working knowledge of your sewing machine,
sew straight stitch and knowledge of rotary cutter use
Tues., May 23 (9:30am-12:30pm); min. 3/max. 6
class fee $19.00 - view or print supplies list