Classes

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!

Sewing machine RENTAL for in-house classes is now available for only $10.
Call ahead to book a machine and we'll have it set up and ready for you when you arrive!

 

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Class Schedule
Saturday Sampler & Lucky Seven
Sat. Sept. 1, 10am-11am
Sat. Oct. 6, 10am-11am, Sat. Nov. 3, 10am-11am, Sat. Dec. 1, 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.

 
 
Not Yo’ Mama’s Cathedral Window $20
Thurs. Aug 16, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

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   

 
Free Sewing Days FREE
Thurs. Aug. 23, 10am-5pm
and Thurs. Aug. 30, 10am-5pm
(Bring a lunch)

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. Bring any project and use our class room space to spread out! Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 
Curvy Log Cabin $30
Fri. Aug. 24, 10am-3pm
Teacher:  Jill Murchland
Intermediate

If you like the look of curves, but don’t like curved piecing, you can make this quilt with straight piecing! Jill will show you how to organize, cut and sew these beauties. You can work with scraps that you already own, or choose a beautiful colorway, such as Jill’s Purple and Green on a White Background. Some people already own a curvy log cabin ruler and have just been waiting for a chance to use it. NO PROBLEM! Jill made one sample using the Creative Grid Curvy Log Cabin Ruler and one using the Marti Michell Log Cabin Ruler. She is prepared to help you with either, however, she did express a personal preference for the Marti Michell Rulers. She thought they were a bit easier to read, and created less waste. We have some in stock. If you need one for class, please call and have us put one aside for you.

Supply list:

For a Scrappy look:
6 fat quarters
1-1/2 yds Background (or your scraps.)

For a more Organized look:
1/4 yd ea. 5 purple/ 5 green
1-1/2 yds. Background
(These were Jill’s colors, feel free to choose your own palate!)

You will also need:
Basic sewing supplies
Neutral thread
Rulers
Mat and rotary cutter
Sewing machine in good working order

 

Featherweight Spa Day $65
Sat. Aug. 25, 10am-6pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All skill levels welcome!
(Bring a lunch)

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 4 Patch Chain w/ B&D $15
Tues. Aug. 28, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. Aug. 28,
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!

MEND (Sewing Charity Quilts) FREE
Wed. Sept. 5, 10am-4pm
Leader: Adee Holcomb

Bring a lunch, and  join Adee to work on charity quilts for victims of domestic abuse. Our quilts are donated to Hope Harbour, the area domestic violence shelter, where the women and children are truly trying to “mend” their lives. We will be working with patterns that will produce attractive quilts quickly. We donated 28 quilts in 2017 and we hope to have lots more quilts to donate in 2018. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics. 

 
Free Sewing Days
Thurs. Sept. 6, 10am-4pm
& Thurs. Sept. 20, 10am-4pm

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. Bring any project! Tabby and Linda will be around for help and advice - otherwise known as "meddling" with your projects. :)

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Sept. 7, 10am-1pm
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

Ricardo’s Garden $15
Sat. Sept. 8, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Ricardo’s Garden -86” x 86” -  This  Block of the Month will run for 10 months. We will make a block each month for 9 months, and our final class will cover piecing the braided borders. While it may look challenging, this quilt has simple construction techniques.  The Dresden Plate Blocks are cut using templates and sewn together with 1/4” seams, ironed onto Heat n Bond fusible, and fused in place. Some have floral elements floating around them, some are tucked under the Dresden Plates before they are fused to the background. All are appliqué in place with a narrow zig-zag stitch, using clear monofilament thread, so the blocks appear to “Float” on the background. There is an initial $35 Sign Up Fee to cover the pattern cost.  After that, the fee is Teacher Fee is $15.00 per month, plus a $20 kit fee.  (You may choose to bring your own fabric, but most people want their quilt to look just like ours.)

Supply list:
Template Plastic
Sand Paper Dots
Clear Monofilament Thread
Appliqué Pressing Sheet
Sewing Machine capable of a zig-zag stitch
#10 sewing machine needles
An Open-Toe Appliqué foot
Sharp Scissors that cut to the point
5 yds. Heat n Bond Fusible

(We recommend Karen K. Buckley Scissors with serrated blades. These, along with all of the items listed above, are available in the shop.)  

 
Quilt History Lecture: Changes Taking Place from 1920 to 1950  $10
Sat. Sept. 8, 3pm-4:30pm
Linda Camp
The world was changing quickly in the early 1900’s. World War One, The Great Depression, and World War Two impacted everyone’s life. Women entered the workforce. Tastes in fashion were different, as were the colors and prints in the new fabrics. Therefore, the colors and styles of quilts reflected the new era.

Please call the shop to reserve your spot. 706-569-7744 Limit 30 spaces.

 

Piecing Outside the Box: Leah's Medallion $15
Tue. Sept. 11, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes

Each year I try to choose a quilt that is different from the year before. This year’s quilt is no exception. The “sampler” quilt that we will be making this year is a medallion quilt.  It was inspired by two things – a collection of Aboriginal fabrics that I had purchased over time at several quilt shows and by the many beautiful medallion quilts, both antique and modern, that I have seen in books and on social media. The picture above on the right shows the first three months of the quilt construction (Pattern will be provided.)

We will be using two tools to help us make many of our blocks. First, the Tri Recs tools. They will be used in a variety of ways to create three very different blocks. Second, a tool like The Angler 2, Clearly Perfect Angles, or the Sew Straight tool by Eleanor Burns. This tool will make “sew and flip” triangles A BREEZE, saving an immense amount of time! This class will last approximately nine months, meeting once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. The picture on the left shows the EQ sketch of the completed quilt.  Approximate finished size is 80.5” x 80.5”Supply list:
Basic sewing supplies- machine, ¼” foot, thread, rotary cutter, rulers, etc.
Tri Recs tools
The Angler 2, Sew Straight, Clearly Perfect Angles, or any similar tool

According to EQ design software you will need
5 ½ yards of light (background) fabric
7 yards of assorted medium dark or dark fabrics

*The $35 sign up fee includes Linda’s original pattern, a project box and notebook to help you organize your supplies.

You can now choose to complete our Leah's Medallion BOM on your own! Just call or email to sign up so we'll have a pattern waiting for you on pick up day!

 

Free Motion Machine Quilting $25
Wed. Sept. 12, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Begginer Friendly

This class is designed to build confidence.  Learn to drop your feed dogs and explore the possibilities of Custom Quilting your projects with Free Motion. We will practice free-form stitching and mark a stencil design onto a quilt sandwich to see how hand quilting stencils can lend a degree of sophistication to your projects.

Supply list:
2 quilt sandwiches - 15” x 22” -  light colored solid fabric with batting in between
Safety pins
505 spray adhesive
Contrasting Thread (sewing weight)
#12 Sewing machine needles
Ruler at least 15” long
Frixion Highlighter
Sewing machine (bring your manual)
Darning Foot (open-toe if you have it)
Optional: Supreme Slider and Machingers Quilting Gloves
(Both are available in the shop with a10% discout if purchased for class!)

 
Paper Piecing $25 - Choose Your Project!
Sat. Sept. 15, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner Friendly

This Class is planned for beginners or those who have begun a project and need a bit of help. SBQ has stencils available for marking Pineapple Log Cabin, Pickle Dish, New York Beauty, and Sawtooth Borders (prices vary and will be 10% off when purchased for this class) Choose from these options or bring a pattern you already have!  

Supply list:
Regular sewing supplies
Add a Quarter Ruler
Foundation Paper and water washable marker if you are tracing a stencil
Stiletto if you are piecing curves
Small cutting mat and rotary cutter
Fabric requirements will vary depending on the method you choose; most projects are scrap or fat quarter friendly.
Small iron & pressing mat, if you have them.
(No special needle or thread is required, just what you normally use.)

 
Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. Sept. 19, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

*We have had openings in this class. Call the shop if you’d like to join us. All skill levels welcome!

Got any unfinished projects?  Really?  Well we ALL do!   This Club is a commitment we are making to getting some things finished this year.  The Club dues are just $10 per month, that gives you access to all of the super creative ideas in Linda Hayes head, not to mention her mighty fine math skills.  We will list our personal goals for the year on a page, bring a lunch, and hopefully begin to quickly start crossing things off the list.  There will be a monthly door prize,  and a reward for every project that gets finished!  We will meet the 3rd Wed. of each month.  

 
One Block Wonder $70
Part 1, Fri. Sept. 21, 10am-Until?
Part 2, Fri. Sept. 28, 10am, -Until?
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Beginner Friendly

(Class Fee includes the $24 book. If you have the book already, the class fee is $46.)

This is an easy fun class, but you will have an astonishing quilt that will look complicated. Choose an interesting fabric with a lot of variety in the design and regular repeats. No one ever knows exactly how these quilts will look when they are finished, and therein lies the fun! Don’t worry! Even though they look as if they are hard to piece, there are only straight seams. NO “Y”seams. 1st Class: cut fabric & stitch triangles together. Finish at home. 2nd Class: lay out blocks and arrange into design. Sew quilt top together.

Supply list:
Be sure to bring a lunch both days
 One Block Wonder Book. (It takes time for a book to come in when we order. Please notify the shop before Sept. 10 if we

need to order a book for you.)
Fabric: 6 repeats of design:  about 4 yards
 60 degree ruler
24” long ruler

Rotary cutter (You  will need a new blade in your rotary cutter!)
Straight pins
Vinyl tablecloth available at dollar stores, if you don’t already have one

Preparation: 1st Class - press fabric matching salvages

 

Featherweight Spa Day $65
Sat. Sept. 22, 10am-6pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All skill levels welcome!
(Bring a lunch)

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 4 Patch Chain w/ B&D $15
Tues. Sept. 25, 10am-1pm
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!

 

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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