Introduction to Machine Quilting**
1/12 11a-2p $45
This class will introduce you to the basics of machine quilting the stitches that hold your layers of the quilt together. You will learn several different types of machine quilting designs using a walking foot and a free motion foot. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin. Students must know how to piece a quilt top before taking this class.
1/19/2013 9:30a-12:30p $45
Learn to hand-quilt. This class will introduce you to hand-quilting stitches. You will also learn about the different types of frames, batting, needles and threads used in hand quilting. This class does not teach you have to piece anything, only to do the quilting stitches that hold the three layers of a quilt together. Taught by Sheila Blair. Limit 6
Beginning Quilt Making 101
1/26, 2/9, 2/23 & 3/9/2013 2-6p $120
A sewing machine, quilting supplies, the book First Time Quilting, fabric and batting are required. Supplies will cost around $150-$200 on top of the class fee, but the cutting implements, which are about half that estimate, you will need for all your future quilting. We may be able to find some loaner tools for you if you really are not sure about future quilting but you will then need to come into the shop in between classes to use tools for your homework.
This class fills up quickly so don't hesitate! Learn to make a lap size quilt from beginning to end. In this class, the intimidation of quilting will be eliminated. You will be taught many techniques and rules, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. The class is taught in 4 sessions (4 hours each) and requires homework and a sewing machine. A sense of humor is also helpful. Taught by Maxine Moore.
1/27/2012 1:30-3:30p $50
Do you want to learn how to better use your serger? Bring it and the manual for it to this class, and Mary Abreu will walk you through how to use the machine and several stitch techniques to do with the machine. Most materials will be provided. You just need your machine, the manual and thread for your machine. Taught by Mary Abreu.
Fat Quarter Bag
(lunch hour class)
2/7/2013 12-1:30p $10
2/23 & 3/2/2013 10a-1p $75
We love to sew and we know you will, too! Learn the basics of sewing while completing some quick and useful projects. This class will prepare you for our Quilt-making 101 class or a Sewing Studio. Taught by Mary Abreu.
3/3/2013 1:30-5:30p $50
The log cabin is one of the most loved and most versatile of the traditional quilt blocks. Learn how color placement affects your block and how block placement impacts your design. You will end up beginning the blocks for a lap size quilt that will be quick and easy to finish up on your own. Taught by Maxine Moore.
Creative Exploration in Surface Design
3/22/2013 10a-5p $70 plus a $10 materials fee
3/23/2013 10a-5p $70 plus a $10 materials fee
This is a one day workshop where you will learn how use the various kinds of fabric paints commercially available. It is for all levels of artistic skill. If you don't feel you have confidence in drawing or painting, it doesn't matter in this class, you will have a great time and go home with some very beautiful creative fabrics.
Techniques you will learn; how to use the paints, directly with brushes, using commercial stamps, and making your own stamps, making/using stencils, resists, light imaging, Japanese Shibori techniques, using everyday objects to create texture, and much more.
This class is $70 for one day and you need to bring the teacher a $10 materials fee on the day of the class in cash.
More classes will be scheduled regularly so check the website often.