- Beginner Quiltmaking (Beginners only, please)
Learn basics of building a quilt -1/4" seam, rotary cutting,
machine piecing, sashing, border, binding, quilting. This class
is 4 lecture/demo sessions - you will not sew in class,
but there is homework. Three block patterns are given at each
of the first three classes, and the last class you'll receive
the setting pattern to complete a small wallhanging. A lot of
information is condensed into 4 classes, so it is necessary to
attend all classes. *The class is free, but $10 deposit
is required to hold your spot and will be refunded as a shop
credit (all 4 classes must be attended to receive credit).
Fri., July 10, 17, 24, & Aug. 7 OR Sat.,
Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12 & 26 (9:30am-noon); min. 12/ max
Sewing machine/supplies not needed in class
- bring pen/pencil and paper for notes.
*class fee: $10.00 deposit - Sherrie Thomas
- 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.
Fri., July 17 OR Sat., Aug. 15 (9:30-12:30)
min. 3/max 8
class fee $19.00 - view or print supplies 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., July 20 (10am-1pm) OR Sat., Aug. 8 (9:30am-12:30pm);
min. 4/max 6
class fee $50.00 - view or print supplies list
- Intermediate Paper Piecing
(Prerequisite: Beginner Paper Piecing class
or equivalent, and comfortable with the process)
Choose your project: Double Wedding Ring, or Mariners Compass.
These are both very do-able projects. If you have at least a
beginner class under your belt, are comfortable with the paper-piecing
method, and are ready to move forward, come learn how to take
your paper-piecing to the next level. In class one, we'll be
constructing the pieces, and in class two, we'll be piecing all
the pieces together. There will be homework. Come join in the
Fri., July 24 (9:30-12:30) & July 31 (9:30-11:30) OR
Sat., Aug. 29 (9:30-12:30) & Sept. 5 (9:30-11:30) min.
class fee $33.00 - view or print supplies
- Intermediate/Advanced 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
Thurs., July 30 (10am-1pm) OR Sat., Aug. 22
(10am-1pm); min. 4/max. 6
Class fee $50.00 - view or print supplies list
- Tuffet (see sample display in shop)
Too cool! This is a top-notch tuffet
and you can make it
out of any fabrics you choose to complement your home décor!
Class instruction: $60.00
Pattern: (includes fusible foundation kit): $30.00
Parts kit: (includes 4 Bun feet, plywood with pre-drilled
holes, 6" upholstery grade foam, T Nuts, 4 yds of cording,
12-16 decorative upholstery nails).
There are 3 options for the Parts kit -
1. Order and pay for the kit in Class 1 ($125.00)
2. Order and pay for kit in Class 1, but purchase your
own Bun feet ($85.00).
(Note: if you are doing the Tuffet for a child, Sylvi suggests
you may want to purchase feet at Lowe's and paint them to match
your fabric choices.)
3. Search for all parts on your own.
Thurs., Aug. 13 & 20 (10am-2pm) OR
Thurs., Sept. 10 & 17 (10am-2pm)
Teacher: Sylvi; min. 4/max. 12
View or print supplies
AWESOME job girls!!
- Hexie Embellish
Learn how to baste, assemble and hand sew English Paper Pieced
hexagons to embellish clothing or a tote bag. A great "take
along" project, and also have fun fussy-cutting some of
those cute prints you've collected. Create one-of-a-kind wearables
for yourself or your child!
Thurs., July 9 (11am-2pm); min. 2/max 15
class fee $19.00 - view or print supplies list
- Color Class
Whether you just want to improve your ability to select fabrics
for your quilts or you feel totally overwhelmed by the thought
of combining fabrics and colors, you will find lots to learn
in this class. During the first session, you will learn to use
the 3-in-1 Color Tool, by Joen Wolfrom, by totally immersing
yourself in fabrics and color. After this most important step,
you'll explore color theory and how it relates to your quilts.
There is no sewing involved and all levels of stitchers are welcome.
Thurs., July 16 & 23 (9:30am-12pm) OR Sat.,
July 25 & Aug. 1 (10:30am-1pm); min. 5/max. 12
Class fee $33.00 - view or print supplies list
- Beginner Hand Applique
Perfect for beginners! Great for intermediates who want
to become more proficient!
Join Georgann in this appliqué class to learn or to
improve your needle arts skills. The instructions include perfecting
the appliqué stitch with needle-turn appliqué,
off-unit construction, buds and flowers, reverse appliqué
centers, split leaves and embellishments suggestions.
(See "Susan's Moss Rose" quilt sample on display;
class project is one block.)
Fri., Aug., 14, 21 & 28 (10am-noonmin 4/max 12
class fee $39.00; view or print supplies list
- Beginning Baltimore Album Quilt
(Prerequisite: Confident beginner to advanced appliqué
Join us for a series of 6 classes that will introduce the fine
art of Baltimore Album Quilts. Each lesson presents an understanding
of Baltimore Album quilts and their design that was so popular
in the mid 1800's. Each lesson also teaches one complete block,
and then enriches that basic lesson with additional patterns
for more practice. As you complete a block each month your journey
toward producing your own quilt will be well on its way. The
journey will take you from papercuts to wreaths and lyres.
6 classes - Fri., Sept. 11, Oct.
9, Nov. 13,
Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 (10am-12:30pm)
class fee $87.00; view or print supplies list
- Prepared Edge Applique
Always wanted to applique? Tried the traditional needle turn
method, but couldnt quite get the hang of it? This class
may be just the thing for you. Learn this prepared edge freezer
paper method. Learn to trace, cut and use freezer paper templates
for perfect results, and to use a travel iron, stiletto or tweezer
to turn the edges. Then place the motifs on the background without
pins or basting stitches, no clipping or turning while sewing.
Only concentrate on the stitches.
In this 2-day class you will start, but not necessarily finish,
a basket of flowers which includes all the most used tricks and
This is an awesome method but it does require some tools you
may not already own.
Hope to see you in class!
Fri., Sept. 18 & 25 (10am-2pm); min. 4/max. 12
class fee $73.00