Q2 “Sew” Relaxing
Join us as we open one of our classrooms up to anyone who wants to come in and sew or quilt or whatever. You'll have a place to spread out and work to your heart's content - away from the phone and other distractions of home. The coffee's always on so bring your projects ... a friend or two and lunch. We'll provide the space and any number of folks to offer an opinion or advice on your current project! And...we might just throw in some informal tips, techniques or sneak peeks at upcoming cool stuff. "Sew," come kick back and spend a relaxing day (or part thereof!) and stitch away! You must register ahead of time for this class!
Fridays Almost every week!
Q72 Two for One
With the use of charms squares and the Hearts and More Ruler, you will learn how to cut out and appliqué hearts featuring a no waste method that makes two blocks - and two quilts! Come spend the day making a table runner or crib quilt and learning more techniques with the Hearts and More Ruler. Ruler purchase required.
Monday - 7/31 - 10-4pm
Q74 Hen House Quilt
If this were my quilt, I'd have to name it, "The Girls' Club." These chicks are ladies with attitude for sure! Part of the fun of this machine appliquéd quilt is deciding how to outfit these ladies. Come join the fun! Pattern purchase required.
Saturday - 8/5 - 10-4pm
Q81 Colorworks Pillow
Where does she come up with this stuff?!! Believe it or not, this pillow was made from a panel! Leave it to Joyce to just look at something and think of something creative! Another fun class for fans of Joyce! And a bonus… save your leftovers for another class next semester where you'll make a wall hanging! Panel purchase required.
Thursday - 7/27 - 10-3pm
Q75 Scrap Happy
Raid your stash and strip piece this beauty. Or, if you don't love scrappy, stop in and see our version done with a jellyroll - kind of a coordinated scrappy look. Either way, you'll be delighted with the result!
Tuesday - 6/20 - 10-4pm
Q82 Beachalicious Quilt
Transport yourself to the beach complete with sailboats and beach umbrellas while you create this adorable wall hanging designed by Cheryl Lynch." (see Byrne's Bee's). It would look great hanging in a beach house or as a gift for that beach lover. Using both fusible and invisible machine appliqué, this scene goes together quickly with a full sized pattern. Imagine the sand between your toes while you are stitching away! Pattern and Curvalicious ruler purchase required.
Monday - 5/15 - 10-4pm
Q78 Flower Power
This quilt combines raw edge appliqué and a scrappy neutral background to make a fresh and whimsical look. The beauty of this gem is that the appliqué is stitched down during the quilting process, so it really is stress free piecing! We made our sample a bit smaller, but the actual quilt is 63" x 78". Feel free to get creative with additional blocks and/or flowers! Optional kits available. Pattern purchase required.
Thursday - 6/29 - 10-2pm
Q80 Beaded Curtain
This does remind you of those beaded curtains, right? A perfect quilt for using scraps, it would also look great with a black or navy background to give a jewel tone effect. Or… perfect timing…try it with red and green diamonds for Christmas! Pattern and template purchase required.
Monday - 6/19 - 10-4pm
Q84 Lone Star Workshop
The Lone Star is one of the visually simplest and yet most stunning of traditional quilt patterns. The eight pointed star is made up of smaller diamonds and creates a visual effect of color and pattern radiating from the center of the star out to its points. The Broken Star takes this pattern and surrounds it with more diamond blades. Join Sarah in the workshop-style class where you will learn basic construction techniques, and then move on to planning and executing a larger version.
Saturday - 7/29 - 10-4pm
Q15 Basic Thread Painting
Get in the Christmas spirit with this Silent Night panel. Learn how Joyce transforms plain to incredible! And see what all the talk is about! We'll start with the plain panel and transform it with thread painting into something amazing! You can do this!!! This class will include fussy cutting, thread selection, stitching techniques and embellishing. Class is open to anyone who has a solid working knowledge of their machine.
$50 plus kit fee
Tuesdays - 7/18, 8/1 and 8/15 - 1:30-4:30 or 6-9pm
Q76 Quarter Rounds
The drunkard's path block is among the most versatile in quilting, and with this quilt, you can see how it seamlessly goes from a very old and traditional block to appearing fresh and contemporary. Sew… have you been avoiding this block because it uses a template and it requires sewing curves??? Delay no more! Let Penny show you how easy curves can be! Template purchase required.
Tuesday - 5/23 - 10-4pm
Q79 Paint Chips
We LOVED this quilt when we first saw it! What a clever way to use those awesome ombre fabrics! Join Ginny for a fun afternoon and learn just how this is put together! Pattern purchase required.
Thursday - 5/25 - 1-5pm
Q86 Postage Stamp Fun
This pillow or wallhanging takes just a few coordinated strips or raid your stash for a fun, scrappy look. Maybe challenge yourself to a different fabric for each square??? Kathleen has fun ideas on how to use little scraps, so start saving!
Monday - 7/24 - 12:30-4:30pm
Q77 Two for the Table
Make two projects at the same time! Use the same strip sets to create both a table runner and a table topper - both with a different look! Need some hostess gifts??? Or… get started on Christmas early! Pattern purchase required.
Thursday - 8/31 - 1-5pm
Q83 Clam Shell bouquet
Cathy Lynch and Susan Hadyniak
This is just one of the blocks from the fun Octopuses Garden Quilt, and we thought it was a perfect project for a summer afternoon. You'll be doing appliqué - either raw edge or one of the more traditional ways, but the bonus is that we'll be using the Scan N Cut to scan in your pattern pieces and cut out your fabric!!! Pattern Purchase required.
Thursday - 7/20 - 1-5pm
Q85 Simple Steps
This classic little quilt demonstrates the tube method of strip piecing and makes it a breeze to stagger your steps. If you haven't tried this technique, this is a perfect opportunity! Wouldn't this quilt look great done in Halloween fabrics??? Pattern purchase required.
Friday - 7/28 - 10-2pm
Q46 Collage Quilting
Wow! Have you seen these done in the shop?!! They are amazing… and addictive! Ask Kathleen! There are a number of cute animal patterns in this series. You chose! Collage quilting is simply a way to create your image using wonderful pieces of fabric you have fussy cut. You won’t believe how incredible these can be. Then… finish off with just fusing, or add a simple machine appliqué and voila! A fantasy you created! Pattern purchase required.
Thursday, 6/15 - 6-7pm and Friday, 7/14 - 10-3pm
Q32 Rule Your Rulers
Joyce is in love with this new foot and rulers, designed specifically to help you with your straight line work when you are machine quilting. With these tools, the foot allows you to sew right along the edge of the ruler, and hold the ruler in place so it doesn't slip under your needle. Join Joyce and learn how to keep everything straight! Plus more fun ways to quilt as well! Foot and ruler purchase required. Note: Foot is machine-specific and MUST be ordered at least two weeks before this class in order to get it in time for class.
Thursday - 8/17 - 1:30-4:30pm
Q5 Machine Quilting
Okay, the quilt top is done...what do you do now? We'll talk about layering your quilt and basting, planning your quilting patterns, choosing threads and then finally, using your free-motion skills and/or BSR to execute some simple quilting patterns. Beginners will feel more comfortable after taking this techniques class, which is lecture demo and hands on.
Friday - 8/11 - 10-2pm