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Q156 Dresden Neighborhood

Charlotte Williams

This mini wallhanging will charm everyone! This is a quilt you can have fun with and...really go to town (groan!) Perfect for scraps and something just a bit different and off the wall(!) Join Charlotte and she’ll show you how! Ruler and pattern purchase required.

1 session

$40

Monday - 10/28 - 10-4pm

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Q154 The Giving Tree

Melanie Shelly

This darling tree pattern is from Mini Wonderful Curves by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson and uses the QCR mini ruler. I love so many designs in this book that there will be another class in 2020 using a different pattern. But this fall come make this unique tree – do not fear the curves!! They involve no pinning and together we will have you sewing these with ease. Book and ruler purchase required.

1 session

$30

Tuesday 10/8 1-4pm

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Q149 Big Block Quilt

Penny Armagost

Sew...You are looking to knock out a quilt fast and yet...you want it to look fabulous! We have just the quilt for you!!! The hardest part about this is that everything is so big...but that’s also what makes it easy! Huge half square triangles make this go together quickly. You could even use layer cakes. Penny used an ombre and just look how effective that was. This is easily a one day quilt, and that might even include you starting to quilt!

$40

Thursday - 10/10 -10-4pm

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Q148 Reflected Harmony

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This beautiful queen-sized quilt features Wilmington Prints’ Rhapsody in Reds Fabric line. This is a special centerpiece you can make for your own bed or as a gift for someone special. We expect fabric to arrive by early October and our shop sample will be hanging by mid-September. While designed to be an 8-month block of the month we wanted you to have the entire kit up front. You can still use the 8 parts to pace yourself as you sew. This quilt is a great next step for anyone ready to use the skills they have learned piecing our $5 block quilts, or any confident quilter ready to create. As a bonus with pur- chase you are invited to attend 4 complimentary workshops starting this fall. There will be time to sew, learn cutting and sewing tips and receive the support you need while making Reflected Harmony.

4 sessions

Kit $250 (Optional Classes are complimentary!)

Thursday - 11/14 (New date!) - 10-12 noon (remaining classes will be after the New Year)

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Q150 Paper Pieced Table Runner

Anne Cowan

Another stunner from Carol Doak. This table runner would be spectacular done in any sea- sonal colors you might choose, and it’s very do-able with just three paper pieced blocks to complete. Let Anne start you on your new passion with this easy-to-complete project. You could even do one for Thanks giving AND one for Christmas! Foundation paper purchase required.

1 session

$40

Friday - 11/1 - 10-4pm

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Q147 Cheryl Quilt

Charlotte Williams

This fun quilt top is made of just 8 fat quarters or 20 10” squares, so big impact for just a few pieces of fabric. A great way to use scraps and a fun quilt to sew with friends. Pattern purchase required.

1 session

$25

Monday - 11/18- 1-4pm

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Q157 Winter Wonderland

Cathy Lynch

This is an adorable Christmas quilt and easy enough for a beginner with just a bit of experience. If you start now, you can easily finish this quilt in plenty of time for NEXT Christmas! Buy the book and then, during Sew Relaxing, we’ll be offering tips and tricks to help you over any rough spots. Stay for a couple of hours, or stay all day to sew. See?...Done in no time! Book purchase required.

1 session

$5

Friday - 11/15 - 10-12

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Q15 Basic Thread Painting

Joyce Hughes

Yes…this is the iconic quilt from the cover of Joyce’s book! A perfect way to take your thread painting to a new level with just a couple of new techniques! We'll start with the plain panel and transform it with thread painting into something amazing! Plus… 3-Dimensional effects and trapunto!!! You can do this!!! This class will include thread selection, stitching techniques and embellishing. Class is open to anyone who has a solid working knowledge of their machine.

2 sessions

$80 plus kit fee

Tuesdays - 10/22, 11/19, 12/10 - 1:30-4:30 or 6-9pm

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Q153 Friday Fiesta Placemats

Melanie Shelly

How fun are these placemats?!! And the best part is that they are Quilt-as- you-go! So when you’re done, you’re done! Whip some up in seasonal fab- rics and they make a great hostess gift...after you’ve made a set for yourself first! Join Melanie for lots of tips to make these go together faster and easier! Pattern purchase required.

1 session

$25

Tuesday - 9/17 - 1-4pm

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Q152 Hollow Cube Quilt

Anne Cowan

These geometric gems are so amazing! Sort of like Baby’s Blocks but oh so much more intricate. EXCEPT...you have Anne to guide you through the strip piecing process! This quilt may be one of your bucket list items and if it’s not, it should be! Join Anne and you will create something amazing! Book and ruler purchase required.

1 session

$40

Friday - 10/4 - 10-4pm

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Q155 Shenandoah

Melanie Shelly

For all lovers of large dramatic prints this is the pattern for you. Come to class with your focus and an accent fabric and learn the secret of cutting and sewing this wall hanging. You will go home ready to create quilts from wall hanging to king sized from large print fabrics. Pattern purchase required

1 session

$30

Tuesday - 10/15 - 1-4pm

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Q138 Timeless Blooms

Cathy Lynch

Make this charming wall hanging featuring the iconic Mason Jar with three versions of collage styled bouquets and backgrounds. You'll want to make one for each season, and they are small enough (18" x 24") to finish pretty much in a day. One for each of your friends, too! We think you'll need a whole carton of those mason jars! Pattern purchase required.

1 session

$25

Monday - 9/30 -1-4pm

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Q8 Memory Quilt

Sally Malley

T-shirt quilts are always a favorite way to commemorate a special experience, high school or sports career or hobby, but they aren't the only way. This quilt is doable by anyone with a just little quilting knowledge, and is the perfect gift to send away to college with that favorite grad. Sally will also discuss how you might make this quilt with other "memories" such as hand written greetings, photo transfer images, and other types of clothing. See how you can make your memories even more special!

4 sessions

$50

Mondays - 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7 - 6-8pm

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Q151 One Block Wonder

Anne Cowan

These quilts are always a perennial favorite among quilters. By choosing one large -patterned fabric, and judiciously stacking and cutting, you get a multitude of dif- ferent kaleidoscopes which mesh to make one of these amazing quilts. Let Anne show you how. Book and ruler purchase required.

1 session

$40

Saturday -10/12 - 10-4pm

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Q129 Beginner Quilting

Anne Cowan

Have you been wanting to learn to quilt? This is the class for you! Emphasis will be on rotary cutting and precision machine piecing using the newest techniques and tools. The use of short cut tips and trade tricks will allow you to complete a beautiful sampler top by the end of this class. A sewing machine is required at some, but not all, classes.

8 sessions

$75

Tuesdays - 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/26, 12/10 - 6-8pm

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Q130 Beginner Quilting II

Anne Cowan

You did it! You're well on your way to having a completed quilt top. Yea!!! Now…what's next? Well, just a few things like backing for your quilt, selecting batting and sandwiching your quilt and basting it. Then you have to decide how to quilt it and finally you'll want to know how to bind the edges. Then you're done!!! Anne will cover each of these steps so you won't feel intimidated or overwhelmed. This class is ONLY for those students who took Beginner Quilting last semester.

3 sessions

$40

Tuesdays - 9/3, 10/8, 12/17 - 6-8pm

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Q5 Free Motion Quilting

Joyce Hughes

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.

1 session

$40

Wednesday - 10/30 - 1-5pm

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Q32 Rule Your Rulers

Joyce Hughes

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. Curves, too! 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! (Or curvy!) Plus more fun ways to quilt as well! Foot and ruler purchase required (12” arc and 3” feather). 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.

1 session

$25

Wednesday - 10/30 - 6-9pm

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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!

1 session

$5

Fridays Almost every week!

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