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!  Even in your pajamas!

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 Fall 2017 schedule.

 

Grids Girls - Wendy Dombrowski

Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You'll thank yourself for saving valuable time and energy when you learn the shortcuts these wonderful rulers offer.  Master the classic Log Cabin, Strippy Stars, Cat's Cradle, and other rulers for the accurate cuts that make accurate blocks.  Become a Grid Girl and you're on your way to becoming a better and more efficient quilter!  

Grids Girls is a 12-month program that we have divided into two 6-month sessions for your convenience.  Payment is required for the full 6 months, with no obligation to continue.

Class $90 / 6 sessions.  Call or come in to sign up.  Click here for more information. 


Tucker University - Wendy Dombrowski

Second Tuesdays in the evening:

Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Second Thursdays in the afternoon:

Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (changed due to Thanksgiving)
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Tucker University is a series of technique classes for the Studio 180 Design Tools & Techniques.  Each class will cover a Tucker tool to help you build your skill and accuracy.  Each session will be devoted to mastering the ruler.  Practice what you learn by creating 4" units using the techniques learned and then combining them into 12" blocks, which could be combined for a sampler quilt.

Tucker University is a 12-month program that we have divided into two 6-month sessions for your convenience.  Payment is required for the full 6 months, with no obligation to continue.

Class $90 / 6 sessions.  Call or come in to sign up.  Click here for more information. 


Basic Quilt Piecing (For the Beginner) - Wendy Dombrowski

Thursday, October 5th and 19th1:00-4:00pm

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.


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Quilting 101 - Wendy Dombrowski

Saturday, November 4th and 18th, 10:00am-1:00pm

Are you ready to take the next step in your journey to a rewarding hobby?  In this 2-session class make a small sampler table-topper 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, or sewing and rotary cutting skills.

Class $30 / Kit $15. 


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Fold n Stitch Wreath - Barb Krieg

Thursday, September 211:00 - 4:00pm

The Fold n Stitch Wreath is a simple easy design that can be created in an afternoon.  It can either hang up or sit pretty on a table.  Make it for any holiday you choose.

Class $20


Foundation Paper Piecing - Barb Fife

Thursday, October 5, 10:00 - 12:00

Have you wanted to learn how to paper piece? Barb will be explaining the process.  If you have a project you want to make, bring it to class and she will show you how to get started.

Class $20


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Beginning Wool Applique - Lisa Clark

Thursday, October 12, 5:30-8:00

Have fun stitching a small wool project that will make you want to do more!  Using a Granny's Legacy Table Tot pattern, you will learn the basics of working with wool.  We will also discuss needles, threads, stitches, and embellishments. 

Class $20


Stitching Society - Lisa Clark

Session I (continuation from October)   September 5,  5:30-7:30pm

Session II (continuing from January) | Monday, September 18th, October 16, November 20, December 18   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.


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Dress a Girl Around the World - Mary Ann Marland

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 - 12:00

Learn how to make a simple sundress for girls ages 1-12.  Dress a Girl is a non-profit organization that donates these dresses to orphanages in third-world countries. Join us a we make sundresses for beautiful little girls in Haiti, Guatemala, Ecuador, or Africa.  Kits will be available. 

Class $20


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Sew Baby Sew - Barb Krieg

Thursday, October 19, December 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us every other month to make projects for Baby.  From beginner to intermediate experience with sewing, you will find this fun class full of ideas and techniques for gifts or your own baby.  We'll be making Soft Blocks from the book Winsome Baby in October; and in December the Self-Binding Receiving Blanket with Shannon Cuddle and Embrace double gauze. 

Class $12.  Sign up here.


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 $20.  Sign up here.


Singer Featherweight Cleaning and Care - Nancy Troyer

Monday, Oct. 23rd,  Friday, Dec. 8th   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.  Sign up here.


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Beginning Embroidery - Lisa Clark

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30-8:00 pm

Learn several basic embroidery stitches and good-to-know information that the pattern or kit may leave out!  If you have a project that you have been wanting to start, but have questions, bring it with you and you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful embroidery piece for your home. See supply list for more info.

Class $20. 


Beginning Bargello - Barb Krieg

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 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

Ditty Bags:  Wednesday, September 13th, 10:00am-2:00pm

Project Bags: Friday, October 20th, 10:00am-2:00pm

Needlecase and Wool Pincushion: Thursday, November 2nd, 10:00am-2:00pm

 

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.  Sign up for the September session here. 

See all the projects here.

 

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HUNTER'S STAR - WENDY DOMBROWSKI

Wednesday, November 29th, 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.


Baskets Without the Weaving - Barb Krieg

Thursday, December 7th, 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


RUSSIAN PUNCH NEEDLE - NATALIE HUTCHINSON

Wednesday, October 25th, 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.


Lallybroch Lane - Wendy Dombrowski

Wednesday, September 6th, October 4, November 1, December 61:00-3:00pm

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).


Roses - Kathy Delaney

Monday, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, 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.


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Hollow Cubes - Barb Fife

Wednesday, December 13, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Stunning describes this quilt. Join Barb as she teaches you how to pick the colors and assemble the blocks to make this quilt.

Class $35