Classes

We have so many exciting classes to choose from!  Here are the three ways you can register:

  • Come into the shop.  (That's the funnest way!)  Be sure to pick up a supply list when you enroll for a class.
  • Give us a call at 913-268-3333.  We'll take your payment over the phone, and you won't even have to leave the house!
  • Click HERE to sign up online.  Download the supply list and you can do your pre-class shopping right from our virtual shopping cart!

Payment is required for sign-up of classes and clubs. Please make any refund requests at least two days before the day of class.  Click HERE to view a PDF of our Summer 2017 schedule.

 

Basic Quilt Piecing (For the Beginner) - Wendy Dombrowski

Tuesday, May 23rd, May 30th, 5:30-8:30pm

Are you ready to start a new, fun, rewarding hobby?  In this 2-session class you will learn how to make basic quilt blocks while learning about fabric selection, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, and basic techniques.  Although previous sewing experience is not required, please familiarize yourself with and practice operating your machine before coming to class.

Class $30 / Kit $7


Quilting 101 - Wendy Dombrowski

Tuesday, June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 5:30-8:30pm

Are you ready to take the next step in your journey to a rewarding hobby?  In this 4-session class make a sampler quilt while continuing to work on accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, and quilt top assembly, plus learn short cuts to help speed up your quilt piecing.  Sewing and rotary cutting skills or attendance at Basic Quilt Piecing class required.

Class $60 / Kit $30


Stitching Society - Lisa Clark

Session I (continuation from October) | Monday, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

Session II (beginning in January) | Monday, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, 5:30-7:30pm

Join Lisa Clark for lessons in hand embroidery and wool appliqué on the third Monday of every month, beginning January 16th, 2017.  As a member of this twelve-month program created by Amy McClellan, you'll receive fifteen motif designs each month--a total of 180 designs!--to be appliquéd onto wool hexagons.  Get creative and embellish your hexagons using the embroidery skills you will learn in each session.  You'll also receive two hexagon rulers, a monthly project pattern for putting your embroidered hexagons to use, monthly stitching guides, and a recipe to try at home.


Decorative Machine Applique - Kelly Ashton

Thursday, August 17th, 1:00-3:00pm

If you have admired all those cute applique projects but steered clear because you weren't sure where to begin, this class is for you!  Kelly will give you tips for success and guide you through the process step-by-step.  You will be amazed at how quickly your machine applique skills will BLOOM!  Machine piecing and rotary cutting experience required. 

Class $25


 

Pleachet - Lisa Clark

Thursday, August 31st, 5:00-8:00pm

Learn an early 1900's fiber art that combines fabric and two simple crochet stitches.  We will work on a trivet in class. 

Class $60 / Kit $30


Singer Featherweight Cleaning and Care - Nancy Troyer

Friday, August 25th, 12:00-4:00pm

If you do not think of yourself as an expert repair person or mechanically inclined, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn you can maintain your singer featherweight yourself!  This is an in-depth hands-on class that most Featherweight owners will want to take to keep their machines running for years.  We will disassemble the machine, cleaning and lubricating each area as we go.  We will emphasize the bobbin area, showing where the threads collect, what is unique to the Featherweight, oiling frequency, motor maintenance, methods for getting rid of that "vintage" odor, and polishing the painted surface.

Class $45


Beginning Embroidery - Lisa Clark

Thursday, June 22, 5:30-7:30pm

Learn basic embroidery stitches to use in those lovely projects you admire.  Lisa will instruct with the Snowmen A to Zzzz... block of the month pattern, or you can bring a project of your choosing.  See supply list for more info.

Class $20


Beginning Bargello - Barb Krieg

Saturday, May 27th, 12:00-4:00pm

Make a circle quilt with a simple bargello technique using the Ten Degree Wedge Ruler.  With rotary cutting and strip piecing it is easier than you think.  Barb will get you excited about this unique quilt for a wall hanging, table topper, or baby quilt.

Class $30


Let's Get Organized - Bernice Duffy

Friday, July 21st, August 18th, 9:30am-1:30pm

We're joining with ByAnnie to bring you a monthly pattern series based on the theme "Let's Get Organized."  Not only will you have useful projects to organize your home, work space, and car, but you'll learn useful skills and techniques to increase your sewing skill repertoire. Learn how to make your own bias binding, create zippers of any length by adding zipper pulls to zipper tape, cover strapping with fabric to coordinate with your projects, sew with vinyl, make mesh pockets, and so much more!

Class $20 per session


HUNTER'S STAR - WENDY DOMBROWSKI

Saturday, August 5th, 12:00-4:00pm

Create unique designs using Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool and her techniques for streamlining this traditional yet beautiful quilt block.  The tool also allows you to stray from the tradition and design your own modern look.  After Wendy shows you the technique, you will be ready to plan your next project.

Class $35


Metro Rings - Quick Curve Ruler - Wendy Dombrowski

Saturday, July 15th, 12:00-4:00pm

Metro Rings is a beautiful quilt, with the look of the Double Wedding Ring quilt. The Quick Curve Ruler is used to make all the gentle curves in this quilt. No need to use pins! Another great thing about this pattern: it uses 2.5” strips, so you can use your favorite Jelly Roll.  If you have this ruler and are hesitant to jump in, come join Wendy and let her teach you.

Class $35 


Baskets Without the Weaving - Barb Krieg

Thursday, July 20th, 1:00-3:00pm

Strips of fabric and cotton clothesline are combined with your sewing machine to make a basket for any room in your home.  Make a small one in this class and see what else you can make with this technique.

Class $25 / Kit $4


Period Piecers: Yankee Diary - Barbara Brackman

Monday, July 17th, 1:00-3:00pm

Period Piecers focuses on a Civil War diary from upstate New York.  We will be making an appliqué Block of the Month based on several patriotic quilts from the Civil War.  As Carrie Richards discusses the coming of the war in her town, we'll be stitching stars and stripes and dogs and flags.  We'll discuss reproduction fabrics, whether you want to do your quilt in red, white, and blue or period calicos.  Each meeting you'll receive four original patterns ahead of Barbara's blog readers.

20% discount on Barbara Brackman's fabrics. (This class is lecture only.  If you have never attended, please join us!)

Class $15


RUSSIAN PUNCH NEEDLE - NATALIE HUTCHINSON

Wednesday, July 19th, 6:00-8:00pm

This centuries-old needle art creates stunningly beautiful pieces with a richness of texture and color and can be created in only a few hours with relatively few supplies.  Small to large pieces can be used for all types of decorative items: pillows, basket lids, button covers, purses, framed art, tote bags - the list is endless.  Punch needle is a wonderful take along project and is so easy to learn.  It is one easy stitch.  Come join us and punch your way to fun.

Class $20


Hex n More - Susan Thorup

Thursday, June 29th, 10:00am-2:00pm

 

With the Hex N More ruler by Jaybird Quilts, you can cut four shapes in four sizes: hexagons, half hexagons, triangles, and jewels.  Some blocks don’t even look like a hexagon.  In class we will make Delight, but you will also learn techniques for making other patterns like Tiny Dancer, Splash, Snack Time, Wonton, Comet, Lotus, Lucky Charm, and more.  You’ll need the Hex N More ruler.

Class $20


Christmas Tree Skirt - Barb Krieg

Saturday, August 19th, 12:00-4:00pm

In this class you’ll learn to make the same circle quilt made in Beginning Bargello – but this time, Barb will show you how to make it into the perfect skirt for your Christmas tree!  Pick your favorite festive fabrics and sew up a holly jolly swirly tree skirt.  

Class $30


Lallybroch Lane - Wendy Dombrowski

Wednesday, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, 1:00-3:00pm

If you’re signed up for our Lallybroch Lane block of the month program beginning in May, this class will lead you through the process of sewing each month’s block together.  It’s a very beginner-friendly quilt, and Wendy’s tips will make it even simpler.  Even if you are not doing the block of the month, you can still purchase the pattern and learn some piecing techniques while you make the quilt, all the way to applying borders.  This class will meet on the first Wednesday of every month.

Class $80 (8 classes)


Double Dip Placemats - Lisa Clark

Thursday, June 8th, 5:30-7:30pm

Make a double-sided placemat using a quick and easy method.  Choose fabric that matches your kitchen décor, find your favorite Christmas fabric, or just use those fun prints you love – these mats are sure to add some sweetness to your table.

Class $20


Strip Smart Quilting - Susan Thorup

Wednesday, July 12th, 12:30-3:30pm

Make stunning quilts with a super-easy triangle technique using the Creative Grids 90 degree Double-Strip Ruler®. The technique for our Chestnut Street model works well with other designs in the books Strip-Smart Quilts and Strip-Smart Quilts II by Kathy Brown.

Class $20


Roses - Kathy Delaney

Monday, May 8th, June 12th, July 10th, and August 14th, 6:00-8:00pm

In this class we will spend the year working with elements from Baltimore Album of Roses by Rita Verroca to make our own unique design.  (Although, if you just want to make one of the quilts in the book you certainly may.)  We will explore designing, whether it is a small wall quilt or a larger masterpiece.  Either way, each quilt will be a unique composition, inspired by the wonderful patterns in the book.  Some appliqué experience or Kathy's Beginning Hand Appliqué class is required as this class is not for the absolute beginner.