Classes

To register for any of the classes, give us a call, come into the shop, or click HERE to sign up online. Be sure to ask for a supply list when you enroll for a class! 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 schedule.

 

Basic Quilt Piecing (For the Beginner) - Wendy Dombrowski

Tuesday, February 7th and 14th, 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, February 28th, & March 7th, 14th, 21st, 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, January 2nd February 6th, March 6th, and April 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm

Lisa Clark will continue to lead you in your hand embroidery and wool appliqué projects in the next four months of Stitching Society.

Note: No class fee for the continuation of Session I

Session II (beginning in January) | Monday, January 16th, February 20th, March 20th, and April 17th, 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.

Class $180 for the year 


T-Shirts and More - Barb Fife

Saturday, January 7th and 21st, 9:30-12:00am

If you have amassed a large collection of t-shirts that beg being made into a quilt, join Barb to learn the basics of this quilt technique. Instead of stashing those shirts out of sight, combine them into a treasured keepsake.  This is a two-part class.  Machine piecing and rotary cutting experience required.

Class $40


Self-Binding Receiving Blanket - Barb Krieg

Wednesday, March 29th, 5:30-7:30pm

Make a baby blanket with super soft Cuddle and double gauze. You will learn tips on sewing both these fabrics and see some creative ways to use them.  Barb will also show how to make the blanket with flannel.

Class $12


Singer Featherweight Cleaning and Care - Nancy Troyer

Friday, February 17th, and Saturday, April 15th, 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, February 23rd, 1:00-3:00pm

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


Quilting 202 - Wendy Dombrowski

Tuesday, April 18th and 25th, 5:30-8:30pm

Give your quilting skills a boost with Quilting 202!  Learn to use tools like Bloc Loc, Wing Clipper, Folded Corner Clipper, Tucker Trimmer, and Quilter's Quarter Marker--they'll make your cutting and quilting more accurate.

Class $35


Beginning Bargello - Barb Krieg

Saturday, February 18th, 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


Introduction to Wool - Ilyse Moore

Thursday, February 9th, 6:00-8:00pm

Wool appliqué is a quick way to make decorative items for gifts and your home.  Ilyse will show you the best materials, threads, and needles to use.  We will learn to transfer patterns to wool, the blank and whip stitches, and methods for additional embellishment, all while making a small hanging.

Class $20 / Kit $15


HUNTER'S STAR - WENDY DOMBROWSKI

Saturday, February 25th, 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 $30


 

MACHINE QUILTING BASICS - KELLY ASHTON

Saturday, April 22nd, 12:00-4:30pm

Do you love to piece tops but cannot seem to find the time to get the hand quilting done?  Then this is the class for you!  Kelly will teach you the basics of straight line and free-motion quilting so you can finish your tops more quickly!

Class $40 / Kit $25 (pre-printed pre-basted quilt top, including batting and backing)


Baskets Without the Weaving - Barb Krieg

Wednesday, February 1st, 12:00-3:00pm

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, April 24th, 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, February 15th, 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


Charms & Techniques - Barb Fife

Thursday, January 12th and March 9th, 6:00-8:00pm

What happens at Charms and Techniques class?  Barb will show you how to make a quilt or table runner out of charm squares, layer cakes, or jelly rolls--each type of pre-cut has an interesting and economical method for quilt assembly.  The second part of the class is a presentation of a technique by class request.  Bring your sewing machine and have some fun. Note evening change from Wednesday to Thursday.

20% discount on charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls, & featured patterns.

Class $22 for the Winter Term


YoYo Your Flower Garden - Barb Krieg

Thursday, April 13th, 2:00-4:00pm

Did you know April is National Garden Month?  What better way to "garden" without the dirt.  This class will cover the ins and outs of yoyo-making with some surprises at what all you can make with yoyos.

Class $20


Dress a Girl Around the World - Mary Ann Marland

Saturday, January 28th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to make a simple sundress for girls ages 1-12.  Dress a Girl is a not-for-profit organization that donates these dresses to orphanages in third-world countries.  Join us as we make these sundresses for beautiful little girls in Haiti, Guatemala, Ecuador, or Africa.

Class $20


Roses - Kathy Delaney

Monday, January 9th, February 27th, March 13th, and April 10th, 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.

Class $66 for the four classes in Winter Session