November 2020 - February 2021 Class Schedule

QUILTING BASICS

Beginning Quilting Day                 Linda Schoeppach          

Five- 3 Hour Sessions          $70.00 plus book & supplies Have the desire to learn to quilt? Learn the basic skills for machine piecing in this 5-week class. Using Alex Anderson’s Start Quilting, you will learn the tools & how to use them, choosing fabrics and construct a small sampler quilt.           

Tuesday Morning:                   9:30am – 12:30pm 

January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2


Beginning Quilting Evening           Kathy Reynolds

Five – 3 Hour Sessions         $70.00 plus book & supplies

Have a desire to learn to quilt? Class is based on Alex

Anderson’s Book Start Quilting. You will learn basic

quilting techniques: ¼” seam allowance, rotary cutting, strip piecing, half square triangles, pressing, borders, sandwiching, and binding.                            

Tuesday Evening:                         6pm – 9pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2


Welcome Instructor

Darlene Girton

for a teaching visit back at the Shop 

Featherweight Spa Day

One – 5 ½ hour Session

$85.00

We all love Spa Days!  This one is for your sewing machine.  If you have a Vintage Singer 221 or 222 and you are interested in learning how to service your machine yourself, then this is the class for you! One of the best parts of a Featherweight 221 or 222 other than its portability, is the ease of maintaining it yourself!  In this one-day class you will learn the proper way to clean, oil and grease your fabulous machine to keep her running for years to come!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Saturday December 12                     10am – 3:30pm


Machine Quilting

Two – 3 Hour Sessions

$75.00

You too can machine quilt on your home sewing machine!  That’s right ladies, install your darning foot, drop those feed dogs, and see what you and your machine can do!  We will cover the basics of starting and stopping quilted lines of stitching, gain confidence in stitch-in-the-ditch quilting with a walking foot and an introduction to free motion quilting.  This is a 2-part class with homework.  Are you tired of stippling or stitching straight lines?  This class is for you!  A fun time to be had by all.

AM Part 1: Tuesday December 15       9:30am – 12:30pm

AM Part 2: Wednesday December 16    9:30am -12:30pm

 

PM Part 1: Tuesday December 15        1:30pm – 4:30pm

PM Part 2: Wednesday December 16     1:30pm – 4:30pm



FOUNDATION PIECING 

Foundation Paper Piecing              Jennifer Johnson

One - 4 Hour Session                            $25.00

Foundation paper-piecing is a quilt block construction technique that will bring joy to your heart with its beautifully sharp points and precise seams. Many people are intimidated by the seeming complexity of paper-piecing, but I will guide you through the step-by-step process of producing three -four paper-pieced designs.  We will also discuss different ways to implement paper- pieced blocks into your projects.  Come give this fun technique a try! I think you will be delighted with the results. Good for confident beginners and up.

Wednesday November 18              10am – 2pm 

Friday February 26                     10am – 2pm 


Vintage Dresses 2                       Jennifer Johnson

One – 5 Hour Session                                  $25.00

If you loved the first Vintage Dresses, you will love this second class. Charise Creates has designed a new set of paper-pieced vintage dresses, and they are beautiful! As always, the bodices and skirts are interchangeable, creating many possibilities for dress designs. These sweet dress patterns are suitable for memory quilts, table toppers, pillows, framed art and more. Come join in for more paper-piecing fun and the walks down memory lane that these dresses inspire.

NOTE: Paper-piecing experience required.

 

Friday December 4                   10am – 3pm


Faceted Jewels I                       Jennifer Johnson

One – 6 Hour Session                              $30.00

Faceted Jewels I is a fun and easy modern quilt using foundation paper-piecing for the jeweled blocks that are reminiscent of snowflakes, and it looks fabulous in many different colorways and backgrounds. This modern quilt also provides lots of negative space giving you or your long-armer plenty of room to play with the quilting.

NOTE: Some previous paper-piecing experience is recommended.

 

Friday December 11                10am – 4pm


Vortex                           Jennifer Johnson

Two Sessions                                         $30.00

Try your hand at paper-piecing this modern quilt from Amy Garro’s book, Paper Pieced Modern. This beautiful quilt is a great way to use up scraps or those stray 1/8 yard cuts. Coming in at 42” x 42”, you can use it as a wall- hanging, a table topper, or a trendy baby quilt. It’ll look great in those greys that new moms love and/or in Pantone’s Classic Blue color of the year.

NOTE: Beginning paper-piecing experience required

 

Session 1: Friday January 22             10am – 1pm

Session 2: Friday January 29             10am – 2pm


Wish                                         Jennifer Johnson

One – 4 Hour Session                               $25.00

Create a modern whimsical quilt of flower petals blowing in the wind using blocks form Amy Friend’s Petal + Stem paper-piecing book. You may use the dandelion pattern as in the sample or a modern flower or sunflower block. The beauty of this book is the numerous interchangeable blocks of flowers and stems and leaves. Some paper-piecing experience is required for this class. We will be covering how to enlarge patterns and reverse your patterns to create a mirror image.

NOTE: Paper-piecing experience required.

 

Wednesday February 17               10am – 2pm


BAGS, TOTES, & ORGANIZERS

Mat & Ruler Bag                            Linda Schoeppach

Two - 3 Hour Sessions                                $35.00 What a perfect traveling companion for your rulers as you take them to classes. No more juggling acts or chipped corners! This bag holds rulers inside with custom pockets to fit all your specialty rulers. Three outside pockets hold 6" wide rulers of various lengths. It's just what we've been wanting and needing and here it is: Beautiful - Easy - Useful!!

Session 1: Wednesday November 4     10am 1pm 

Session 2: Wednesday November 11    10am 1pm  


Easy Box Cork Pouch                   Jessica Caldwell

One – 4 Hour Session                            $25.00

Ever want to make something with cork but not sure where to start? This box pouch by Sallie Tomato is designed specifically for cork and the perfect place to start. It is so easy you should expect to finish it in class!

Friday November 13                  10am – 2pm


Tea Towel Bag                              Marion Bergstrom

One – 3 Hour Session                            $25.00

You will transform a towel or towel yardage to make a tea towel into a lined zippered bag with boxed corners. You can embellish the towel before sewing it together. You will find this to be a fun, easy and quick project. They will make a great gift.

Thursday November 19           10am – 1pm


Clam Up Bag                               Karen Weaver

One- 4 Hour Session                            $25.00

You probably have seen these cute bags all over—it is time for you to make your own for yourself or gifts. The pattern has directions for five sizes, so pick one and come have a good time putting this cute bag together. Don’t let the zipper intimidate you; they are easier than you think. Dig into your fat quarter stash, add a little optional vinyl and some foam and you are all set.

Wednesday December 2             10am – 1pm


Framed Clutch Cork Purse            Jessica Caldwell

One – 4 Hour Session                                 $30.00

Love clutches and cork? Well this class is for you! This great beginner friendly project from Sallie Tomato’s Create with Cork Fabric Book is a great way to learn how to sew with cork. In this class you will learn basic good practices for sewing with cork and go home with a finished (only glue drying time at home) clutch purse!

Friday January 8                    10am – 2pm


Just in Case                                  Vicki Watson

One – 3 ½ Hour Session                        $25.00

This handy folding organizer comes in two sizes featuring two inner pockets made from mesh and vinyl for easy visibility of contents.  Each pocket has a zipper closure.  An invisible magnetic snap closes the bag beautifully. The small case is small enough to fit in a glove box so is perfect to use as an emergency car kit, first aid kit, organizer for supplies or purse organizer.  The large case can hold maps, documents, and more and fits easily under a car seat.

Saturday January 30                        12pm – 3:30pm



Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics  


Intermediate Blockers                    Linda Schoeppach

6 Sessions                                                 $70.00

Take your quilting skills to a new level all while creating a beautiful sampler quilt. Learn about analyzing quilt blocks, color placement, and improve your piecing skills.

Prep Session:

Tuesday November 3              10am – 12pm

Sessions: 1 – 5: Tuesdays        9:30am – 12:30pm

November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8


Blockstep                                            Heidi Hodges

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                             $35.00

Blockstep is a fun geometric pattern of squares that are split and rotated to create a fun, modern look.  Prints mixed with solids are used for variety and texture in the finished quilt.  Use a jelly roll, layer-cake or pull out some scraps!  Quilt has 3 size options. 

Saturday November 21              10am – 3:30p


One Block Wonder                      Vicki Watson

Two – 5 Hour Sessions                            $50.00

A One-Block Wonder quilt is traditionally made with one fabric, but you can choose to use a panel and coordinating fabric or even 7 panels to make your quilt. One-Block Wonder is not a pattern.  It is a process. Start with a fabric that has a pattern which can be measured in repeats, usually no smaller than 12”. Cut six individual repeats into strips. Cut 60-degree triangles from the strips.  Then those stacks of six triangles, which are identical, are sewn into half hexagons and pinned together to create kaleidoscope blocks.  These blocks are then arranged on a design wall or around a panel.  Other design elements can be added if wanted. This is a simplified description of the process.  Sign up for this class to begin the adventure.

Session 1: Saturday December 5       10am – 3pm

Session 2: Saturday December 19      10am – 3pm


Vintage Windmill                          Linda Schoeppach

One – 5 Hour Session                                 $30.00

Combine charming color combinations with simple shapes to create a secondary design that is deceptively easy. Use the Creative Grids 60 degree Diamond Mini Ruler to cut diamonds and triangles from strip sets, then arrange your colors to create a one of a kind quilt with no Y seams! If you have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine and try something different, this pattern is just the thing. 

Monday December 7                        10am – 3pm


Basic Crazy Quilting                          Linda Hopkins

One – 6 Hour Session                              $20.00

In this basic Crazy quilting class, you be given the choice to construct a heart or square. Traditional piecing technique will be taught. Hand embroidery stitches introduced are the stem stitch, lazy daisy, chain, and feather stitch. Silk ribbon stitches, lace painting, button clusters as well as silk ribbon bobbin work will enhance your individual crazy quilted project.

Monday December 21                    10am – 4pm


Comet                                            Kathy Reynolds

One – 6 Hour Session                                  $30.00

Fat quarters and background fabric come together to create soaring blocks of splendor. It’s a great design to fussy cut large, medium, or small scale prints. The “block” is made easier with the Hex n More ruler. Choose any of the 5 sizes from youth to king.

Monday January 4                        10am – 4pm  


Radiant Suns                                     Darlene Miller

One – 6 Hour Session                                  $25.00

Want to make quilts with curved piecing?  Now is your chance!  Learn an easy no pin technique to create beautiful smooth curved seams.  With your choice of color, you can have suns radiating or simply an array of beautiful colors.  With contrast, the curves will really show up.

Wednesday January 6                   10am – 4pm


Intermediate Crazy Quilting              Linda Hopkins

One – 6 Hour Session                                     $25.00

Continue your Crazy Quilting journey in this intermediate class. Hand embroidery stitches taught will be the herringbone, chevron, buttonhole, and cretan.  Use of stencils, painting charms, basic beading and additional silk ribbon stitches will all enhance your crazy quilted square.

Wednesday January 13                10am – 4pm 


Nourish                                          Heidi Hodges

Two – 5 ½ Hour Sessions                             $45.00

Nourish is a lone star quilt made without Y seams using the Super Sidekick ruler by Jaybird Quilts.  Solids, small scale prints, blenders or batiks for the featured fabrics make this quilt shine.  If you love ombre fabrics, optional fabric requirements will be offered to create a beautiful ombre lone star.  This class will be taught in 2 sessions to teach students how to use the ruler and then how to sew the quilt together in perfect alignment!

Session 1: Saturday January 16          10am – 3:30pm

Session 2: Saturday January 23           10am – 3:30pm 


Many Morsels                                    Lia Peterson

One – 5 Hour Session                              $30.00

This fun quilt is great for using scraps or a jelly roll! It is a cute modern quilt that would make a great gift or couch quilt! You could also make a table runner or wall hanging. The possibilities are endless! You will learn how to use Krista Moser’s large 60-degree diamond ruler.

Monday February 1                         10am – 3pm


Early Risers                                       Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                               $35.00

Get ready for spring with this adorable wall hanging by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  We will use the QCR (Quick Curve Ruler) Mini to make the curves.  This ruler is used to cut curves easily. It is also used to square up our blocks.

Saturday February 27                   10am – 3pm 



TUCKER TECHNIQUES

Harlequin                                      Karen Weaver

One – 6 Hour Session                              $25.00

This difficult-looking quilt is much easier than it seems. If the V block has always intimidated you, this class is for you. Using Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 V Block ruler, you will learn to make quick work of this difficult-looking block and not lose your points. You will also make half-square triangles using Studio 180’s Tucker Trimmer.  Before class you will just cut strips. In class you will learn how to use the tools to be successful and get a good start on this quilt. Choose any size from lap to queen—or make more blocks and make a king.

Wednesday February 10               10am – 4pm


Night Stars                                           Lia Peterson

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                                 $35.00

Night Stars is a block-based star quilt for the modern quilter. Night Stars is a striking star quilt full of fun quilting techniques such as half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese. We will be using the Deb Tucker Rulers to make this quilt a breeze! There are 3 size options: Baby, Throw, and Queen, or you could make a few blocks into a table runner!

Saturday February 20                 10am – 3:30pm


Mystery Quilt Enchantment           Heidi Hodges

Six – ½ Sessions                                   $45.00                  

This is a 12-week class creating a beautiful Debbie Caffrey Mystery Quilt.   Class will meet every other week for 6 sessions.  For each of the first 5 sessions, you will receive 2-3 steps, along with a demonstration of the instructions, to be completed over the following 2 weeks.  During the final session, we will have a “reveal party” for everyone to show off their masterpiece.  It’s a wonderful class for all skill levels.  Create a beautiful quilt one step at a time! This class is offered both in person and in a virtual format for those unable to attend in person.

Saturday 9:30am – 10am

November 21, December 5, 19,

January 2 (VIRTUAL SESSION)

January 16, 30 (Reveal Party)


Nebula

Block of the Month Q & A

Kathy Reynolds                                                 $15.00

Are you signed up for the Nebula block of the month and have some questions?

I’m here to help you and give you the answers you need.  Bring any questions you might have.

I’ll share some tips on working with the Sidekick and Hex n More rulers

Let’s work together to make Nebula

a fun experience!

Thursday February 18                            

10am – 12pm



Machine Quilting

Quilting with the Walking Foot             Linda Hopkins

One – 5 Hour Session                                      $35.00

Learn how to finish your quilts on your domestic sewing machine using your WALKING FOOT!

Straight line quilting, matchstick quilting, curvy lines, and echo quilting will all be taught. Other topics discussed will be thread choice, how to choose the correct batting and how to prepare your quilt top.

Monday January 18                      10am – 3pm


Free Motion Machine Quilting              Darlene Miller

One – 6 Hour Session                                      $25.00

Learn the basics of Free Motion Quilting.  You will receive instructions on how to prepare and baste your quilt, how to plan your stitching, why and where to use various quilting designs, and practice amazingly simple designs.  We will be discussing battings, threads, needles, and where to get your stitching inspiration.  Most of all you will gain the confidence to say “Yes, I can free motion quilt”!  It is so easy when you know where to start, so much fun and gives you a real sense of being creative!

Wednesday January 20                 10am – 4pm

Friday February 5                      10am – 4pm



DÉCOR FOR THE HOME

Liberty Runner                           Marion Bergstrom

One – 4 Hour Session                              $25.00

The table runner is one that be made for all seasons. The stars are Pick your favorite collection of fabrics and have fun arranging them in the stars and diamonds.

These shapes are constructed using the Tri-Recs ruler. Marion will review how to “fussy cut” a special motif if you want to include it in your runner. We will work together arranging the fabrics you have picked.  

Monday November 2                 10am – 2pm


Festive Towels                                 Deb Buckley

One – 4 Hour Session                              $25.00

Learn Deb’s tips and tricks for “embellishing” a tea towel. Take it from plain to festive! Use them to compliment your home décor, as holiday decorations, or give them to family members or friends. They make wonderful gifts for everyone.

Tuesday November 3                 5pm – 9pm

Friday November 6                 10am – 2pm


Peppermint Twist                       Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                         $35.00

This table runner uses a diagonal stripe fabric for the blocks and binding.  You will learn how to sew using partial seams and how to sew a project on-point. These two skills will transfer to many other patterns.  If you can’t find a diagonally striped fabric you like, you can use a regular striped fabric and your blocks will still twist but will look slightly different.

Saturday November 7                10am – 3pm


Microwave Bowl Cozies                        Deb Buckley

One – 4 Hour Session                                  $15.00

Have you wanted to make those great bowl cozies you hear so much about or have seen at your friend’s house? Well here is the perfect opportunity! You can complete all three for you or as a gift.

Monday November 16                 10am – 2pm 


Seasonal Potholders                            Deb Buckley

One – 4 Hour Session                                 $20.00

Learn these fun and whimsical potholders to add a dash of flare to your home, or as gifts for family and/or friends. They can be used for potholders, trivets, or even mug rugs. The skies the limit!

Tuesday December 1                     5pm – 9pm

Wednesday December 9               10am – 2pm


Braided Twist Runner                       Annette Duley

Two – 3 Hour Sessions                             $25.00

This table runner is a great project to brighten up a table or make for a gift. The class will help you build skills by sewing gentle curves. We will learn to follow the basic pattern in class, then your imagination is the only limit!

Session 1: Thursday January 21          10am – 1pm

Session 2: Thursday January 28          10am – 1pm 


Starburst Runner or Lonestar Mini       Jessica Caldwell

Two – 3 Hour Sessions                                    $40.00

Are you a fan of Lonestar quilts, but never tried one because they contain y seams? Then this is the class for you. In this advanced skill class, you will learn how to create perfect y seams every time. You will also learn the strip piecing method for making the star points quicker and easier! You will have a choice of making the table runner or a mini quilt.

Session 1: Tuesday February 16          10am – 1pm

Session 2: Tuesday February 23          10am – 1pm


Flower Collage                     Linda Hopkins

One – 5 Hour Session                        $20.00

Expand your sewing skills while creating this fabric and lace collage.  Techniques covered in this class are embroidery perz, lace painting construction of 3 different flowers, basic beading, and a short demo on free motion quilting.

Kit fee of $10 to instructor on day of class to include alci lace, paints beads embellishments and same fabric as sample for borders, cut outs and binding.

Monday February 15                 10am – 3pm


Sewing Space Accessories

Sewing Machine Cover with Flower Pin Cushion

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                    $20.00

Part 3 of the Sewing Room Accessories Class. You will learn to make a sewing machine cover any size along with quilting. It will be a snap so making two with a pincushion tomato will set your sewing room up nicely.

Saturday January 9           10am – 3:30pm


Sewing Machine Organizer Pad

One – 6 Hour Session                        $20.00

In this class you will piece, quilt, and bind a project all with your sewing machine. We will use your walking foot and quilting guide and show how to sew on a rubber graphic. This caddy sits under your sewing machine to not only provide for quick access for all the items you need handy, but also keeps your sewing machine from "walking" on a hard surface.

Wednesday February 3           10am – 4pm