Classes

Class Policy: You must register and pay for all classes in advance. Mail a check, pay in the shop, or we can take your payment by phone. If for any reason you cannot attend, we will gladly refund half the class fee or apply the full amount to a future class.  Pre-cut kits are nonrefundable.

For ALL Classes:  Unless a class is designed  specifically for hand work, you should bring your regular sewing supplies:  Sewing machine and manual, 1/4" foot, thread, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, pins.

TIP: Always bring your sewing machine manual to class!

 

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Class Schedule
Saturday Sampler & Lucky Seven
Sat. Sept. 2, 10am-11am
Sat. Oct. 7, 10am-11am
Sat. Nov. 4, 10am-11am
Sat. Dec. 2, 10am-11am

Join us the first Saturday of every month for Saturday Sampler. We'll have snacks and fun! Bring your Show & Tell items and get an extra door prize for every item you bring. If you're participating in our Lucky Seven BOM, you must be present at 10am and bring your previous months finished block in order to receive your next free block . Those not attending on time will be charged $7 for their next block.

 

Free Sew Day
Fri. Aug. 18, 10am-5pm

We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! We are setting aside FREE Sew Days at Sunday Best. Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 
Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine $25
Sat. Aug. 19, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels

Having trouble with tension? Knowing  when needles need to be changed? How to properly clean your machine to prevent expensive servicing?  What do all of those Presser Feet and attachments that came with it actually do? Tabby will take you through everything from threading and winding a bobbin properly, adjusting stitch length and width, and answering your questions about how to truly maximize what you can do with your machine.

Supply list:
Bring your sewing machine manual and the accessories that came with it.
Bring any additional accessories or presser feet you have acquired.
Thread and Scissors.

 
Hanky Panky $25
Tues. Aug. 22, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Adee Holcomb
Beginner Friendly

The  Hanky Panky pattern gives the impression of lovely fabrics (or old fashioned Handkerchiefs) stacked together to form a pleasing display. It uses fat quarters and quick assembly techniques to make a charming, slightly modern, slightly old-fashioned quilt. The pattern gives you the option of going from Baby: 42"x42" up to Queen: 102" x 112".  Adee will show you how to quickly arrange your colors, (each block uses 3 different prints) and get busy making blocks.

Supply list:
Please see photo for fabric requirements
Sewing machine
Rotary cutter, ruler, mat
Thread
Regular sewing supplies

 
Classmate $25
Thurs. Aug. 24, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Lee Ann Scogin
Beginner Friendly

Join us to make this wonderfully useful tote!

Supply list:
Pattern from SBQ
Print 1/2 yd
Lining 1/2 yd
Contrast 1/2 yd
Sewing machine with walking foot and zipper foot
2 1/3 yds fusible interfacing
12" x 21" soft and stable (pellon)
1/4 yd clear vinyl
1 7" zipper
1 14" zipper
3/4" clip and D-ring
Thread to match
Sewing machine and normal sewing supplies
*Please  fuse interfacing to fabric and cut pieces before class.

 

 

Free Sew Day
Fri. Aug. 25, 10am-5pm

We'd like to help you do a little more of what you want to do! We are setting aside FREE Sew Days at Sunday Best. Come in and work on those things you need (or desperately want) to get done. Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 

Finish it up Friday $20
Fri. Aug. 25, 5:30pm-10:00pm

We've all got lots of partially done projects, or something we want to get done. Right? Feeling like you need to finish a few? We've designating the last Friday of each month as "Finish it Up Friday".  An SBQ team member will be here from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to give advice, or just sew along with you. The fee will be $20 per individual session or 6 sessions for $100 (save $20) or 3 sessions for $50 (save $10). You don't have to commit to every month. Come when you can. We'll issue an SBQ punch card that is good throughout the year.  It'll be fun! Bring a dish to share (or not) and let's make some real progress toward our goals.

 
Storm at Sea $25
Sat. Aug. 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Adee Holcomb
Beginner Friendly

Adee updates the classic Storm at Sea Quilt with unexpected color choices (her personal signature is her fresh perspective on color!) and perfect piecing using Marti Michell's Perfect Patchwork Templates. If you haven't used Marti's templates before, you will be delighted! All corners are trimmed and every piece fits exactly with the next, resulting in blocks that are extremely accurate. Your block size is determined by the templates you use.

Supply list:
Storm at Sea Diamond Set #8065 and template Set B #8252 (12" Blocks) or Set A #8251 (9" Blocks)

Fabric Requirements for traditionally colored Storm at Sea (12" Blocks)
1-1/8 yd Darkest Blue
1-5/8 yd Lightest Cream
1/2 yd Medium Blue
3/8 yd Light Blue

Traditionally colored Storm at Sea (9" Blocks)
3/4 yd Darkest Blue
1-1/8 Lightest Cream
1/2 yd Medium Blue
1/4 yd Light Blue

Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter and Mat
Cotton Thread of your choosing

*Template are required for this class. SBQ is offering to let students RENT the templates if they do not want to purchase them.  The rental fee is $10 (Cutting  must be done in the shop.)

 
Creativity BOM: Hidden Stars
$35 sign-up fee, $15 per month class fee
Tues. Aug. 29, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Beginner Friendly

This class is hands down, the most fun class I have ever taught! We will be using Marti Michell's Hidden Stars Block of the Month Patterns. However, we are not using her piecing formula. We first choose a fabulous border fabric. Then we take our color inspiration for the blocks from the colors in our border. The background color of each block will be consistent for visual continuity. Then, we play!! We make one decision at a time, starting with what fabric will be in the center of the block. We make all other choices one-at-a-time, based on how these colors react with our other fabrics. Every block is unique and every quilt is different, all based on what choices we make.

Supply list:
Marti Michell's template Sets A $16.20& C $19.80 (price reflects 10% class discount)
Outside Border 1-5/8 yds
Background 1-3/4 yds
Fat Quarters or Scraps that pick up the colors in your border
*At this point, as we are starting, we don't know what colors we will be using for our sashing, star points, or other borders. Those decisions will be made after our blocks are finished, to best flatter each persons design, so we don't want to purchase too much fabric as we are getting started.
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter
Mat
Neutral thread

Creativity BOM: 4 Patch Chain with B & D $15
Tues. Aug. 29, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

There is a one time sign-up fee of $35 to cover copy cost throughout the year. Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much fun! And, there is  still time to get in on the fun! Choose a border fabric and  the background, then pull scraps and fat quarters from your stash or the shop that will work with and compliment the border. After that, you come in on the last Tuesday or the last Saturday of each month.  (If we do not have at least 3 people on the Sat. schedule, that class will merge with the Tuesday afternoon class.)  We boldly ignore the color placement used in the pattern and make our own decisions, one at a time, working from the center outward.

People often say they aren't good with color, but they always know if they like it or not when we choose the next color!  We will not choose fabric for the sashing until the blocks have been completed.  This way we will make a better decision and be sure we love the finished quilt!

Supply list:
B&D with 4-Patch Chain
Marti Michell Templates B & D
1 yd for Background color in blocks
Border Fabric 4-1/2 yds (5 yds if you choose to miter the corners)
Then you work from your stash or collected fat quarters for the other fabrics that will be in your blocks using Scraps or Fat Quarters that pull colors from the border fabric
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine
Cotton Thread

Free Motion Quilting $25
Fri. Sept. 1, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Beginner

In this class we'll have demonstrations and practice time so you can get the feel of 'hand quilting' with an electric needle!

Supply list:
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine, with a 1/4 inch foot (if you have one)
Thread & scissors
Open toe darning foot
Regular cotton sewing thread
#12 needles
5 14"x14" muslin & batting quilt 'sandwiches'
Safety pins
Pencil or washable marker

*This class requires a special "foot" for your machine. You will need a Darning Foot (open toe works best) for this class. If you need to purchase this foot, please contact Lafayette Crouch of Crouch's Sewing Machine Repair & Sales at 706-366-5579.  And be SURE this foot fits your machine to avoid disappointment in class! You also need to know how to "drop your feed dogs" before you come to class!

Log Cabin Wednesday - FREE
Wed. Sept. 6, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

One of my all time favorite quilts is "Log Cabin".  It can be made from any combination of light and dark scraps and it always looks great.  I think this would be a perfect quilt to focus on for the charity quilts we make and donate to the battered women's shelter.  The shop has a massive collection of 1-1/2" strips... all we need is someone to help us make blocks and assemble them into quilt tops. Please join us one morning a month to work toward this good cause. If you have orphan log cabin blocks, please consider donating them. We can accept any size you have and find a way to make them work. Pack a lunch and come on!  Together, we can make a meaningful contribution to a good cause with just a few scraps!

Baltimore Album Appliqué $15
Fri. Sept. 8, 10am-1pm
Fri. Sept. 8,
5:30pm-8:30pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

Baltimore Album Appliqué is a modern term used to describe the elegant Appliqué blocks that emerged in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania during the 1840's and 1850's. They were masterpieces of needlework and used many types of Appliqué techniques, padding, fabric manipulation, embroidery and inking techniques. We will explore these techniques and make some beautiful quilt blocks. This type of Hand Appliqué is time-consuming, and we live busy lives today. When this class has been offered in the past, people often felt guilty if they didn't complete a new block every month, so we will be taking a more relaxed approach to this new monthly class. We will each progress at our own pace. Let's consider it a "Learning" sit and sew. We will advance at our own pace and enjoy the process. Many of the Baltimore Album Pattern Books are now out of print, however, Linda can provide patterns from her collection.

Supply list:
Background fabric 13-1/2" square
12-1/2" square freezer paper
1 fat quarter for Appliqué (red is traditional)
Glass head pins
Safety pins
Small scissors that cut to the point (we love the Karen K. Buckley sissors with serrated blades)
Fine sharp needles (Linda uses #12 Piecemaker's Appliqué needles)
Silk or other very fine thread to match the Appliqué color and white to match the background
Frixion or water soluble marking pen
Thimble is optional
Black Frixion Marker
White Sew Line Pencil or Roxanne White Pencils
Paper cutting scissors

Big Tote Bag $25
Sat. Sept. 9, 10am-until?
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Intermediate

The large duffel bag is both beautiful and practical.  This bag is great for all levels of experience.  The bag is constructed from pre-quilted fabric....and we quilt our own! ( Lee Ann used her walking foot and straight lines in a grid.). You can quilt in class, or pick up your book early and pre- quilt at home.  Lee Ann will show you how to make your bag look as "professional" as hers!

Supply list: 
See photo
$15 Book is required ($13.50 with class discount)
Sewing Machine
Zipper Foot
Wonder Clips or 3/4" binder clips
505 spray adhesive

Piecing Outside the Box $15
Class is full

Tues. Sept. 12
, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Hayes

Linda Hayes: "When you’re planning a quilt, you can find inspiration everywhere. Often it’s in an amazing fabric that you just have to buy.  Maybe it’s beautiful fall leaves, wild flowers in the spring, or a perfect beach scene.For me, I found inspiration in the scenery from a recent trip to the Mediterranean.  Bluegreen waters, lush green foliage, majestic mountains, wonderful tile floors, striking stone work in Italian churches, interesting sidewalks, and flowers everywhere! I combined these to make my newest quilt, Mediterranean Pathways. Join me this year as we walk along these pathways.  We’ll make blocks using The Quick and Easy block tool, and blocks that I’ve designed based on tile work and even sidewalks." See class flyer for more images and sashing options.

Walking Foot Quilting $25
Sat. Sept. 16, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
Beginner

Use hand quilting stencils or draw your own quilting designs to enhance your small quilts.  Let me show you how I do it.  You can add a lot of pizazz to your blocks and borders.  A walking foot can do a lot more than just quilt a straight line!

Supply list:
Your sewing machine
Walking foot
Fabric marker (Frixon Pen or Water washable marker)
Thread to either match or stand out (depending on how much you want to see what you're doing!)
Lots of Safety Pins
Two 18" pieces of quilt batting
Three 18" pieces of neutral fabric to mark on.
 *I will provide one pre-marked 18" square for you to practice on.

Caesar's Crown $20
Sat. Sept. 16, 2pm-5pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

We will be using Sunday Best templates to construct this beautiful traditional block. The old-time method was to make a template for each piece, trace around it, cut with scissors and hand piece. Rotary cutting and machine piecing makes this block easy and relatively quick.

Supply list:
SBQ Caeser's Crown Template Set $39.99
Background - 1/3 yd

Med. to dark fabrics:
1- 11" square
1 - fat quarter
1 - 5" x 15" rectangle

Shirtings or light fabrics:
2 - 7 1/2" x 14" rectangle
1 -  8" x 24" rectangle

Stiletto
Sewline pencil or other marking pencil
Sand paper dots
Sewing machine
Scissors
Rotary cutter, mat, ruler
Basic sewing supplies

Serger 101 $25
Fri. Sept. 22, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
Beginner

Most Sergers can do a lot more than just cover raw edges.  We were amazed when Tabby brought her Serger to class last month and began to explain to the class what you can do with a serger. Some models can even attach beading! Many people continue to find threading a challenge....learn how to set your stitch type, what the tension does for you, when to use specific stitches, in addition to finishing seams.  We are blown away by Tabby's extensive knowledge of sewing and serging and the basics that can help you keep your machines in the sewing room and out of the shop.

Supply list:
Serger
Cones of serger thread to match the number of your machine
Foot pedal
Accessories
Sewing kit
Manual
A list of the questions you have.

Singer Featherweight Spa Day $45
Limit 5 students
Sat. Sept. 23, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

Do you own the adorable Singer Featherweight? Singer 221 is the most common, but you may bring your Singer 222K to class as well. If yours is black, tan or celery green, bring it in!! Come join us and we will walk you through some Featherweight specific maintenance procedures and exclusive accessories.  Tabby will be bringing in some of these goodies from a FW specialty store so that you can baby your special quilting companion.  This machine is not like all the rest, as you know.  This is a SPA day for your machine. Bring your Featherweight, pedal, manual, all your accessories and the case if you have one. Also, bring an old toothbrush, old T-shirt to use for cleaning and an old towel that can be soiled.  We will go over ways to improve and refurbish or breathe new life into your case as well.  Oiling, lubrication, belt tension, musty odors, case latches, cords, light bulbs and other accessories will be explained and demonstrated in this class. Just the tip of the needle! Save your space now!

Creativity BOM: Hidden Stars $15
(class is full)
Tues. Sept. 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

This class is hands down, the most fun class I have ever taught! We will be using Marti Michell's Hidden Stars Block of the Month Patterns. However, we are not using her piecing formula. We first choose a fabulous border fabric. Then we take our color inspiration for the blocks from the colors in our border. The background color of each block will be consistent for visual continuity. Then, we play!! We make one decision at a time, starting with what fabric will be in the center of the block. We make all other choices one-at-a-time, based on how these colors react with our other fabrics. Every block is unique and every quilt is different, all based on what choices we make.

Supply list:
Marti Michell's template Sets A $16.20& C $19.80 (price reflects 10% class discount)
Outside Border 1-5/8 yds
Background 1-3/4 yds
Fat Quarters or Scraps that pick up the colors in your border
*At this point, as we are starting, we don't know what colors we will be using for our sashing, star points, or other borders. Those decisions will be made after our blocks are finished, to best flatter each persons design, so we don't want to purchase too much fabric as we are getting started.
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter
Mat
Neutral thread

 

 
Creativity BOM: 4 Patch Chain with B & D $15
(class is full)
Tues. Sept. 26, 2pm-5pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp

There is a one time sign-up fee of $35 to cover copy cost throughout the year. Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much fun! And, there is  still time to get in on the fun! Choose a border fabric and  the background, then pull scraps and fat quarters from your stash or the shop that will work with and compliment the border. After that, you come in on the last Tuesday or the last Saturday of each month.  (If we do not have at least 3 people on the Sat. schedule, that class will merge with the Tuesday afternoon class.)  We boldly ignore the color placement used in the pattern and make our own decisions, one at a time, working from the center outward.

People often say they aren't good with color, but they always know if they like it or not when we choose the next color!  We will not choose fabric for the sashing until the blocks have been completed.  This way we will make a better decision and be sure we love the finished quilt!

Supply list:
B&D with 4-Patch Chain
Marti Michell Templates B & D
1 yd for Background color in blocks
Border Fabric 4-1/2 yds (5 yds if you choose to miter the corners)
Then you work from your stash or collected fat quarters for the other fabrics that will be in your blocks using Scraps or Fat Quarters that pull colors from the border fabric
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine
Cotton Thread

Finish It Up Friday $20
Fri. Sept. 29, 5:30-10pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp or Tabby Champion

We've all got lots of partially done projects, or something we want to get done. Right? Feeling like you need to finish a few? We've designating the last Friday of each month as "Finish it Up Friday".  An SBQ team member will be here from 5:30pm - 10:00pm to give advice, or just sew along with you. The fee will be $20 per individual session or 6 sessions for $100 (save $20) or 3 sessions for $50 (save $10). You don't have to commit to every month. Come when you can. We'll issue an SBQ punch card that is good throughout the year.  It'll be fun! Bring a dish to share (or not) and let's make some real progress toward our goals.

 

 

Skill Builders

Skill Builders are just what the name suggests.  Each of our 12 classes builds your ability by teaching quilting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Mastering each of these construction techniques will enable you to steadily grow your talents and pride of workmanship.

Individual Lessons

We offer one-on-one individual lessons with a qualified professional quilt teacher.  Learn individual skills one at a time or choose a specific project to take from start to finish.  Want to learn a specific skill?  Contact us and tell us what you want! We'll design a class just for you! Lesson pricing varies based on the skills you wish to learn, the length of each lesson, and the supplies required.

Small Classes

We offer a number of small group classes during the year. Class schedules and class length vary by project. Projects are chosen by the teacher and many classes have been designed based on student requests.  So don't be shy -  tell us if you have a favorite pattern you want to learn to make!  View our list of upcoming classes and sign up soon since our classes fill up very quickly.

 

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