Beginner classes are generally offered once a month. (See our monthly class schedule here). Classes use a traditional quilting pattern (such as the Split Rail). As part of this class you will learn about fabric and color selection, cutting (and cutting safety) using a rotary cutter, seam allowances and how to accurately piece, correct application of borders, various quilting/finishing methods, and binding.
You will need your own sewing machine and rotary cutter as part of this class. (additional necessary materials can be found on the class page linked above). Class cost is $30.
Bring your machine and your latest project every Friday. We open at 9 and you are welcome all day. If you need a little assistance, we are always glad to help. We generally order out for lunch at one of the nearby restaurants, but you are welcome to bring your lunch if you prefer. A full kitchen with microwave and refrigerator is available. We also have an airpot of coffee to keep you going throughout the day. This is a free gathering
Several times a month we have a Wednesday quilting technique class. This class covers different projects and techniques, such as: disappearing block, various rulers, and make-it, take-it classes. Costs vary, but class time is typically from 1-4.
Learn and prefect your machine quilting skills on your domestic machine. (Yes you can quilt a king sized quilt on your own machine!) This group of ladies gathers the second Monday of each month from around 9:30 - 2:30. We tend to order out and pick up lunch so you don't have to stop sewing. It's a great time to learn a skill. This is a free gathering. (find on our schedule here)
Bargain Hunter's Block of the Month starts every year in January with new pattern. We pick patterns that allow you to use your stash fabric, or you can find fun new things from here in the shop. This class has two sessions, on Wednesday afternoon and one Saturday morning as a breakfast club. The class cost varies depending on the pattern, but attempt to keep it a bargain! Keep an eye on our newsletter for information about signup. This year's block of the month
Beginner classes are offered with one to two students (larger groups require multiple instructors). Classes are scheduled with your instructor at a convenient time. Generally, classes are free with purchase of class materials. If you prefer to use outside materials the class cost is $25. Beginner classes typically start with a dishcloth because your dishcloth will still clean dishes, even if it has lots of mistakes.
Sit and Stitch is scheduled every other Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm. It's open to anyone doing handwork (no machines!). Currently, we have mostly knitters, but crocheters and hand quilters are very welcome (as are any other crafty thing you feel like bringing). This is a great time to get help on the sticky spots in your latest project or get inspiration for your next one. It's a great evening of camaraderie and communion. This is a free gathering.