Ongoing Classes & Clubs
AccuCut Rental Feb 1-4, April 1-4, most Thursdays 1-4 check calendar to be sure
We have an industrial size AccuCut cutter with several dies: strips, squares, triangles, rectangles. Sign up for time of the AccuCutter to change your stash into usable strips, squares, rectangles and triangles. We will rent to machine in 1/2 hour intervals (you can get a lot cut in 1/2 hour). Be sure to check which dies we have before you come in.
Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer
Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year the challenge is to use polka dot fabric in each block. The quilt will be whimsical, and will lend itself to bright colors, stripes, stars, and dots. To start you off we will give you a fat quarter that you must use in your blocks (at least in some of them). But...if you don=t like the fat quarter or dots, you can choose any color scheme you like.
Dresden Plate, English Paper Piecing last Monday of each month, 2-4 Barb Boyer $20 (one time fee)
We will teach the basics of English Paper Piecing, the simple & easy way to hand piece. English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Dresden PlateCthis is the pattern we=re doing this year.
Hand Embroidery Club2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce
If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. We are still doing the Gardner=s Alphabet Quilt Block of the Month by Crabapple Hill. We will explore a variety of embroidery stitches for each block each block (2 letters per month), plus we will learn how to color with regular crayons to enhance the blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We are also looking at new patterns, for those you do not want to do the Alphabet quilt or who have finished those blocks.
Knit Pickers' Club2nd and 4th Wed of each month, 3-7 Carol Moler
We are changing up the Knit Pickers= Club. We=re going to knit 2 days a month every second and fourth Wednesday, and we=ll start earlier in the day at 3. For those you you who work, we=ll still be knitting >till 7. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We work on some felting projects, fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. And we're experimenting with group projectsBmeaning we will demonstrate a particular project (fingerless mitts, cables, stranded work, charts) and then everyone does the same pattern. Each month (or so) we will switch to a new project.
Long Arm Quilting ClassesWednesdays from 10:30-1:30, 2:30-5:30 Barb Boyer $30 (check calendar for specific times & dates)
In this class you will learn all about the Nolting long arm quilting machines: loading, threading, quilting. I=ll demonstrate how to load and thread, set stitch length, change tension, wind and load bobbins. Then I will load a practice quilt onto the machine and show how to do hand guided quilting. Each student will be given at least 15-20 minutes of practice time. (Each class is limited to 4 students). You will be able to do free hand quilting plus you can practice following a pantograph. Any quilter who wants to rent to machines must take this class first, regardless of whether you have experience on a long arm machine. This class is not designed to teach you everything there is to know about long arm quiltingBit=s just a start.
Beginning Machine Applique TBA $30 Barb Boyer
So many quilts use applique these days. Learn the ins and outs of machine applique, from points to curves. We will practice the button hole/blanket stitch, satin stitch, and you can also play around with your decorative stitches. Threads, fusibles and stabilizers will be discussed.
Beginning Machine Quilting TBA 1-4 $30 Sue Frerich
Be prepared to quilt! You will practice your quilting skills on various samples, using both your walking foot and darning foot. Batting, threads, needles and patterns will be discussed. Who knows? By the time you leave you may even be able to write/quilt your name!
Binding Sun Nov 22, 1-4 1-4 Barb Boyer $25
You'll learn how to accurately cut you bindings, whether bias, cross or straightBand when to use which one. You'll learn how to cut, then sew, join (so easy) and hand stitch part. Bindings so easy peasy you=ll wonder why you were ever nervous about putting on the binding.
Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Nov. 21, noon-5 $30 Sue Frerich or Barb Boyer
This cute quilt uses a fun batik collection that includes plaids, stripes and sheep! The pattern comes with its own ruler and the hardest part is deciding what fabric to go where.
Paper Piece Christmas Tree Sat Nov. 7 noon-5 Sue Frerich $30
Sue taught this quilt last season and it was a hit! You can choose to make your tree using traditional green colors, black and white, or mix it up with a Northern Lights look. The pieces are big so the quilt is finished quickly. It's a perfect accessory for a door or wall hanging for Christmas.
Wool Ornaments Sat Nov. 14, Noon-5 $30 Barb Boyer
Choose any wool ornaments patterns, picks some wools for your projects, and come learn you to make easy Christmas ornaments. I'll teach you easy ways to assemble the wool, easy embellishing stitches (you can go simple or crazy with your stitches), and we'll talk about turning your old wool sweaters into "ugly" sweater ornaments. It's fun!
We will honor only one discount -- whichever is largest. You can't combine a 10% with a 25% discount to get a 35% discount. On this we can't be bribed.