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. July 1, 10am-11am
Sat. Aug. 5, 10am-11am
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.

 
Classic With a Twist: Shimmer $25
(Using the traditional Castle Wall block)
Thurs. June 8, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Shimmer, designed by Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew, takes the classic block, Castle Wall, and gives it a modern twist. This block is traditionally made with templates and Y-seams. Allison redesigned it so the same result is achieved using “sew and flip” triangles. Thus there are NO TEMPLATES AND NO Y-SEAMS.This pattern is fat-quarter friendly or could be made using a variety of half-yard cuts. I made mine using fat quarters in a modern Christmas palette – bright reds, lime greens, and grays. Use your scraps – or for a more coordinated look choose all fat quarters from a single collection.

In this class you will learn tips for cutting, tips for pressing seams open, tips for chain piecing, and learn how to use a tool like the Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or Sew Straight (by Eleanor Burns – available in the shop) to make “sew and flip” triangle without drawing lines.

Supply list:
Fabric – fat quarters (or half-yard cuts) and background fabric – according to pattern directions (see photo)
Machine with ¼” foot
Basic Sewing Supplies – be sure you have pins
Marking tool (Frixion pen or fine line pencil)
Rulers – one at least 22” long and one at least 6 ½” wide
Rotary cutter and mat – 18” x 24” is a good size
Your favorite spray starch – like Mary Ellen’s Best Press
Stiletto – recommended but not required
Tool for making “sew and flip” triangles – The Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or Sew Straight – highly recommended but not required

 
Baltimore Album Hand Appliqué $15
Fri. June 9, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

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

 
Hanky Panky $25
Sat. June 10, 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

 
Rolly Polly Bag $25
Sat. June 10, 2pm-6pm
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Intermediate

The Rollie Pollie is an all purpose organizer featuring 4 deachable zipper pouches that roll up into a secure package. It can be hung or folded flat when not in use, and has a convenient carrying handle. Perfect for cosmetics, crafts, jewelry, toys and gift-giving! Pattern has instructions for 3 sizes, we will be making the large size bag.

Supply list:
Pattern $10
Fabric #1 - exterior wrap and pouch, zipper tabs  - 7/8 yd
Fabric #2 - interior wrap. And pouchs, pull tabs and d-ring tab. - 7/8 yd
Fabric # 3 - binding & handle - 3/8 yd
Interfacing: Pellon Shape Flex  20" wide - 2 yds
Heat n' Bond Lite - ( 17" wide) - 2 yds
Double Sided Foam Stabilizer (20" wide) - 26-1/2" x 11"
Sew In Velcro -  81" (not available in our shop)
Zippers - all purpose or larger - (4) -10"
D-Ring - for hanger - (1) 1"

 
 
Piecing Outside the Box: Mediterranean Pathways $15
Tues. June 13,
10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Intermediate *Class is FULL*

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.

English Paper Piecing $25
Fri. June 16, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner Friendly

We will show you how to baste your shapes with different methods. That way you can use the one you like the best. Then we will join your shapes together to create your block. Various shapes will be demonstrated to show youths potential of EPP.  Fussy cutting for special effects will be explained too! 

Supply list:
Charm pack of fun fabrics
Solid FQ 
Fabric glue
Hand needles; applique or quilting size
Thread; neutrals work best, but students choice
Scissors
Thimble (optional)

 
Serger Basics $25
Sat. June 17, 10am-12pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner or Experienced

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.

 
Free Sew Days FREE
Thurs. June 22, 10am-5pm
& Thurs. June 29, 10am-5pm
Teachers: Linda Camp & Tabby Champion

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. :)

 
Classic With a Twist: Storm at Sea $25
Fri. June 23, 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

 
Creativity BOM: $15
Tue. June 27, 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:
B&D with 4-Patch Chain
Marti Michell Templates B & D
4-1/2 yds Border Fabric
1 yd for Background color in blocks
Scraps or Fat Quarters that pull colors from the border fabric
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine
Cotton Thread

 
Lickety Split $25
Fri. June 30, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

This pattern was designed by Teresa Singleton long before we ever imagined we would have a shop.  She wanted something that looked interesting, but would be quickly made. This quilt top can be completed in 5-6 hours! It works best when the fabrics chosen are "busy", blend well, and are within similar color families. Leftovers are used to make a scrappy binding. We have kits in our colorway available for $85 (includes pattern)!

Supply list:
Lickety Split pattern $8
20 fat quarters, OR (10) half yard pieces cut in half to make fat quarters
Inner & outer borders: 1 1/8 yd
Backing: 5 yds
Sewing machine & manual
15" square ruler
6" x 24" ruler
Rotary cutter & mat

 

Finish it up Friday $20
Fri. June 30, 5:30pm-10:30pm

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.

Log Cabin Wednesday (FREE)
Charity Quilts
Wed. July 5, 10am-2pm

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!

Steamfast Iron Cover $20
Thurs. July 6, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
Beginner Friendly

Who wouldn’t love to make a caddy for their Steamfast travel iron? Even better, you will have your own pressing pad to use as well. We will show you how! No need to wait to pack up at the end of a class or retreat and no need to jockey for ironing board space. Kits will be required for this class, the heat resistant fabrics are very specific. We don’t want you to buy the wrong kind and damage your iron. Your outside fabric and trim will be your choice.

  • This decorative bag is an iron tote and ironing pad all in one

  • Tote features decorative fabric on the exterior with heat resistant ironing board fabric on the interior

  • Sized specifically for mini size travel irons

  • Approximate finished size: 12/1/2"W x 15-1/2"L when open, 4-1/4"W x 4-1/2"H x 7-1/4"L when folded

Supply list:
Special kit will be required to complete this to the recommended heat resistance standards
1 fat quarter and ¼ yard of fabric for binding if you want straight grain binding
Second fat quarter could make enough bias for this if you desire
Two 1”shank buttons
6' of elastic cord or any elastic up to ¼’ wide in your color choice

 
Baltimore Album Appliqué $15
Fri. July 7, 10am-1pm
Fri. July 7, 5pm-8pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

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

 
One Day Get Away: Christmas in July
Teacher: Lisa Storm
Pick one or two classes at the regular price or pay $75 for all 4 classes!
All classes are Beginner Friendly!
                        
Folded Star Potholder $25                    Woven Star Ornament $10
Sat. July 8, 10am-12pm                       Sat. July 8, 12:30pm-2pm

                       

        Prairie Point Star $20                            Crab Rangoon Ornament $10
Sat. July 8, 2:30pm-4pm                         Sat. July 8, 4:30pm-6pm

- Each class includes Pattern & Kit
- Must have a minimum or 5 students for the class to make. 
- PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BEFORE JUNE 25th

Lisa Storm is a lover of HANDMADE CHRISTMAS ornaments! She has planned this class so that you can spend the day and learn all 4 Projects, or drop in and do only the one that most appeals to you. To increase your enjoyment, she has planned to provide pre-cut kits, so that you  can get right to the FUN!  Everything EXCEPT the potholder is done by hand.

Supply list:
Ironing is a big part of all of these patterns. If you have a small travel iron and pressing surface, please bring that.  We have irons on hand for everyone else. 

Hand sewing supplies:  needle, thread, scissors.
Sewing Machine is needed for Potholder only.

*Lisa makes a 2 hour drive (both ways!) each time she comes to SBQ, so if we don't have at least 5 or 6 students sign up, we will  find it necessary to cancel the class.

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Mediterranean Pathways $15
Tues. July 11,
10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Intermediate *Class is FULL*

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.

Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine $25
Thurs. July 13, 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.

Log Cabin Table Runner $25
Fri. July 14, 10am-2pm
Teacher:
Lee Ann Scogin
Beginner Friendly

Lee Ann has made a stunning Christmas table runner from the traditional Pineapple Log Cabin Block.  The  paper pieced blocks finish at 8". Your runner can be made longer or shorter, to suit your needs. Make one for yourself or several for gifts.  Remember, although our runner is made in Christmas colors, yours can match your decor or be totally scrappy.  Either way, its a fabulous Christmas gift. Makes a great Christmas Runner for Table or Bed. Pattern is not required, a hand out with instructions will be given in class.

Supply list:
SBQ Pineapple Log Cabin Stencil
Sewing machine
Add 1/4” ruler for paper piecing
Regular sewing supplies

Fabric requirements for 18 square Bed Runner:
3/4 yard of cream scraps cut into 1 1/4” strips
3/4 yard of green scraps cut into 1 1/4” strips
9 squares green 2 1/2” X 2 1’2"
3/4 yard of red scraps cut into 1 1/4’” strips
9 squares red 2 1/2” X 2 1/2”
1/2 yard fabric for inner border
1 yard  fabric for outer border and binding

The sample hanging in the shop is 12 squares. If you want the smaller one just reduce your fabric by 1/4 of a yard.

If you have a small iron, ironing surface and cutting mat, bring them, you won’t have to keep getting up to cut and iron.

*I used the Pineapple Log Cabin Block Stencil 8” finished size (available at Sunday Best)
You will need 18 pieces of paper (light weight) to trace your pattern.

Heartstrings $25
Tues. July 18, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Juli Pope
Beginner Friendly

This totally charming quilt (56" x 68") is made quickly and easily using JellyRoll Strips. Juli chose to use the Garden Delights fabric line, for a soft feminine look. Do you have a young girl in your life who would just LOVE to have a quilt for Christmas? (Pattern included in class fee.)

Supply list:
(1) 36 piece pre-cut JellyRoll, or 12 fabrics cut 1/4 yd each (NOT fat quarters)
2-5/8 yds Background Fabric
5/8 yd Binding Fabric
4-1/2 yds Backing Fabric
Sewing Machine
Regular Sewing Supplies

Playmates $20
Wed. July 19,
10am-1pm
Teacher: Adee Holcomb
Beginner Friendly

Make a quick and easy baby quilt for your little one, or to tuck away for a future gift.  It's WONDERFUL to be prepared ahead of time and have a beautiful hand made quilt for a special gift.

Supply list:

The BIG Bibb $20
Fri. July 21, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Juli Pope
Beginner Friendly

This is the perfect gift for the messy husband who eats while watching TV, for the busy lady who eats breakfast in the car on the way to work, or the elderly Loved One in the nursing home. The pattern designer (who just happens to be
 Juli's mother-in-law) is a rep for a fabric company and eats many lunches on the road, between appointments. The actual name of the pattern is "The Tidy Traveler". The first bib was made out of necessity, so she wouldn't show up for meetings wearing her lunch!  Soon, shops began to ask for the pattern, and here we are!  It can be a truly useful gift, or a FUN gift for  your son-in-law!

Supply list:
3/4 yd cotton fabric will make one, or the front for two
1" Hook & Loop Velcro in a color to match your fabric

OPTIONAL:
22" x 29" cotton batting for Bibb liner
3/4 yd Terry Cloth for back (will back 2)
2/3 yd P.U.L. Waterproof Bibb back (60" wide will back 2)
Thread to match for top-stitching
Marker for Sewing Machine
Regular sewing supplies

Christmas Stocking $15
Fri. July 21, 2pm-5pm
Teacher:
Lee Ann Scogin
Confident Beginner

No Christmas in July program is complete without a Christmas stocking!

Supply list:
16” square of muslin
16” square of backing fabric
16” square of lining
6 1/2”  X 13 1/2” piece of fabric for cuff
6 1/2” X 13 1/2”  piece of fusible interfacing
16” square of batting
Embroidery floss for personalizing the stocking cuff
Fabric for front of stocking
You will need 14 stars consisting of  1( 1 1/2” X 1 1/2 “square )and 4 (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 half square triangles)
45 (1 1/2 X 1 1/2 squares of background fabric)
8 half square triangles (background and assorted red or green fabric)

Option If you would like a larger stocking use 2 1/2” squares in place of 1 1/2 squares
You will also need larger pieces of finishing fabrics.

Regular sewing supplies
Sewing machine

 
Yo' Mama's Cathredral Window $20
Sat. July 22, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels

This class is a hands on "handwork" class.  You will learn how to fold and  hand stitch this beautiful and classic Cathedral Window block.  This is the only way to complete one of these stunning quilts in the traditional way, and  It makes the perfect 'take along' project.

Supply list:

 

NOT Yo' Mama's Cathedral Window! $20
Sat. July 22, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels

Don’t have time for all the hand sewing of a traditional Cathedral block? No problem. We can show you a lightning fast way to achieve the look and its done on the sewing machine. It’s a new twist on an old favorite. 

Supply list:

½ yard of white, solid or tone on tone OR 32  White 5 “Charms
30 5” charms in an array of colors
We will make a section roughly 18.5 by 18.5   

Creativity BOM: Hidden Stars
$35 sign-up fee, $15 per month class fee
Tues. July 25, 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 $15
Tues. July 25, 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

Singer Featherweight Spa Day $45
Wed. July 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Tabby Champion
All skill levels

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!

Hexie Coasters & Placemats $15
Thurs. July 27, 10am-12pm
Teacher:
Linda Hayes
Beginner Friendly

*Hexie Coasters & Placemats AND Sassy Selvage Coasters/Mug Rugs are being offered on Thur. July 27th. Take BOTH for $25! In this class you will learn how to use partial seams to make cute Coasters and/or Placemats. You will learn how to use either the Paper Pieces hexagon template or the Marti Michell hexagon template to fussy cut your centers and to trim the strips as they are added.  Make them using Christmas fabrics (as shown) or choose any other fabrics. They can be easily finished using decorative "Big
Stitch" quilting or quilted with a walking foot on your home machine.

Supply list:
Standard sewing supplies
2" Hexagon Template for the coaster
3" Hexagon Template for the placemat OR Marti  Michell templates - set H

Fabric for the coaster should include:
A fabric for the center which will be fussy cut
ONE 1-1/2" x width of fabric strip to surround the center
And fabric for the backing

Fabric for the Placemat should include:
A fabric for the center which will be fussy cut
ONE 1-1/2" x width of fabric strip for border #1
TWO 2" x width of fabric strips for border #2
TWO 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips for border #3
TWO 2-1/4" width of fabric strips for the binding
And fabric for the backing

Sassy Selvage Coasters/Mug Rugs $15
Thurs. July 27, 1pm-3pm
Teacher:
Linda Hayes
Beginner Friendly

*Hexie Coasters & Placemats AND Sassy Selvage Coasters/Mug Rugs are being offered on Thur. July 27th. Take BOTH for $25! In this class you will see how to use your selvages to make quick gifts for your quilty friends. Selvages and batting will be provided. All you need to bring is the backing fabric. Make as many as you can in the 2 hour class time!

Supply list:
5" square for each coaster
6" x 9" rectangle for each mug rug
Coordinating threads
Standard sewing supplies
Ruler (At least as large as the above measurements)
Rotary cutter
Backing fabric

Little Somethin' Jacket $25
Fri. July 28, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Confident Beginer

This stylish little jacket is great with either jeans or slacks. Quickly and easily made and a joy to wear!

Supply list:
Pattern for Little Somethin' Jacket
Thread to match (Rayon, cotton, silk, crepe etc. work up nicely.)
Fabric requirements vary according to size:

Sizes 8-14:
Short Jacket -
3/4 Length Sleeve 2-1/6 yds
Full Length Sleeve 2-1/2yds

Long Jacket -
3/4 Length Sleeve 2-1/2 yds
Full Length Sleeve 2-2/3 yds

Sizes 16-24:
Short Jacket -
3/4 Length Sleeve 2-2/3yds
Full Length Sleeve 2-2/3 yds

Long Jacket -
3/4 Length Sleeve 3 yds
Long Jacket Full Length Sleeve 3 yds

Finish it up Friday $20
Fri. July 28, 5:30pm-10:30pm

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.

Garden Fresh Leftovers $20
Tues. Aug. 1
Teacher: Juli Pope
Beginner Friendly

Juli is one of our most creative teachers and designers! She can't resist playing around with her scraps!  This leads to some wonderfully unexpected quilts! Garden Fresh Leftovers is just such a quilt, so if you didn't make Heartstrings, you won't be able to join this class. This quilt is LITERALLY made from the leftover bits of Heartstrings.

Supply list: 
ALL of the leftovers from the Heartstrings quilt
1/3 yd Background Fabric

 

 

 

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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