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. Nov. 3, 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.

 
The New Camp Shirt $35
Part 1: Thurs. Oct. 4, 10am-5pm
Part 2: Fri. Oct. 5, 10am-5pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Limit of 4 students
Intermediate Skill Level

Make a modern version of the traditional Camp Shirt! Tabby will help you to find the best fit for your body shape. Princess seams and ease of wear will turn this into a wardrobe staple.  The pattern is for size 4-22, but Tabby can help with sizes beyond this range.

Supply list:
Measuring tape
The New Camp Shirt Book
Fabric as required in book (buy extra if its plaid or a print, in order to match seams)
Stabilizer 906F is sufficient
Up to 10 buttons
Thread to match
Sewing machine, with zig-zag or buttonhole capabilities
Scissors (bent shears too)
Seam ripper
Hand needles
Thimble
Frixion pen or highlighter
Sharp or microtex sewing machine needles
Straight pins
*All items are available in the shop except buttons and bent shears.

Tabby will have a serger here.  Bring your own if you prefer.

 

Ricardo’s Garden $15
Sat. Oct. 13, 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: Examining Your Quilts  $10
Sat. Oct. 13th, 3pm-4:30pm
Linda Camp

Please bring 2 or 3 quilts that you’d like to show and perhaps learn more about. There are clues in the colors, the patterns and the construction techniques of each and every old quilt. We’d love to see what you have!

Please call 706-569-7744 to register. (Class was listed as cancelled, but has been added back the the calendar! Apologies for any confusion!)

 
Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. Oct. 17, 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.  

 
Beginning Crochet $25
Sat. Oct. 20, 10am-12pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner Skill Level

Intended for beginners! Tabby will introduce you to “chaining” and the simple stitches that form the basis of future projects. Many of us grew up with the lovely crocheted items made by our grandmothers. All crochet projects begin with these simple, easy to learn basics. The class fee covers the cost of your beginning supplies. Simply come with a smile and a positive attitude. (3 styles of single crochet shown in photo.)

English Paper Piecing by Machine $25
Thurs. Oct. 25, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner Skill Level

If hand piecing isn’t your cup of tea, then this is the class for you! You can get the incredibly precise look of English Paper Piecing without the time consuming hand stitching. The fabric is glued around precisely cut paper pieces and then stitched together on top with a narrow zig-zag stitch using clear monofilament thread. The preparation time is about the same for both techniques, but the stitching goes much faster this way.

Supply list:
Paper Foundations and fabrics of your choice
Scissors
70/10 Sewing Machine Needles
Clear Monofilament Thread
Bottom Line Thread
Glue Sticks or Pens
Sewing Machine with Open Toe Foot (Bring your Manual)


*There will be a starter kit available for $15.00. This contains the needles, threads, and glue.
Open Toe Sewing Machine Feet to fit short shank machines are available in the shop.

 
Traditional English paper Piecing $25
Fri. Oct. 26, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner Skill Level

Traditional EPP is done by hand. Tabby will show you how to prepare your pieces before they are joined together and she has lots of tips for successful hand stitching. 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)

 

Featherweight Spa Day $65
Sat. Oct. 27, 10am-6pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All skill levels welcome!
**Class is already FULL**
(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 $15
Tues. Oct. 31, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Beginner

Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much 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

MEND - Charity Quilt Work Day
Wed. Nov. 7, 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. 

 
One Block Wonder $70
Part 1, Thurs. Nov. 8, 10am-Until?
Part 2, Thurs. Nov. 15, 10am, -Until?
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Intermediate

(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 at least 60X80
Sewing Machine
Normal sewing supplies
Cutting Mat

Preparation: 1st Class - press fabric matching salvages

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. Nov. 9, 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

Beginning Quilting $25
(Skill Builder #1: Rail Fence)
Sat. Nov. 10, 10am-1pm
Teacher:  Linda Camp
Beginner

Learn the basics of cutting, piecing and pressing by making this crib sized quilt.  This class is packed with valuable information that is often overlooked.

Supply List:
Blocks: 1/3 yard each of 6 different fabrics
Inner border: 1/4 yard
Middle border: 1/3 yard
Outer border: 5/8 yard
Backing: 2 & 2/3 yards
Binding: 3/8 yard
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine with a 1/4 inch foot
Thread & scissors

 

Piecing Outside the Box: Leah's Medallion $15
Tues. Nov. 13, 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!

 
 
Streak ‘o Lightnin’ $25
Wed. Nov. 14, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes 
Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

This wonderful looking  quilt  is quickly made using 2-1/2” strips. Perfect for Jelly rolls you’ve been saving, or you could cut WOF strips from the lights and darks already in your scrap bin. It can be made with 2 colors like the pattern, or with multiple colors and neutrals. Linda Hayes is a wonderful teacher, and she will make this a fun and informative class. Students will cut their pieces to size and begin sewing the quilt in class.  

Supply list:
Streak o Lightenin pattern
2 sets of (42) 2-1/2” strips by width of fabric, one dark & one light.
FABRICS SHOULD BE STARCHED before coming to class. (Press starched strips carefully, so as not to stretch out of shape).
Ruler with a 45 degree angle
Cutting Mat - Minimum size of 12” x 18”
Rotary Cutter
Safety Pins (at least 14)
Frixion pen or your favorite marking pen or pencil
Standard sewing supplies to include thread, 1/4” foot, pins, etc.
A small iron and ironing pad would be EXTREMELY helpful.
Backing 5yd
Binding 3/4yd

 
 
Wheel of Fortune $35
Fri. Nov. 16, 10am-3pm
Teacher: Jill Murchland
Beginner

This is the PERFECT Scrap quilt. Color is not as important as contrast in this quilt, so as long as you use Lights and Darks, the quilt will always come out looking amazing. The quilt is constructed using paper foundation piecing. This guarantees accurate piecing. SBQ will provide the foundation paper for your first two blocks made during class.  

Supply list:
Scraps of Light & Dark at least 5”x7” to make sure they cover the entire space
Machine in good working order
Open toe or Applique foot for machine would be helpful
Neutral thread
Rotary Cutter
Add-a-Quarter Ruler
Basting glue stick (available in shop)
To finish your quilt you will need Carol Doak Fountation Paper (available in shop, the entire quilt requires approx. 3/4 package of the Foundation Paper.)

 

Featherweight Spa Day $65
Sat. Nov. 17, 10am-6pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All skill levels welcome!
(Bring a lunch)
(Class is Full)

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 $15
Tues. Nov. 27, 10am-1pm
Teacher:
Linda Camp
Beginner

Our "Creativity" Block of the Month has proven to be soooo much 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

Finisher’s Club $10
Wed. Nov. 28 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

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.  

 
Quilt Repair $35
Fri. Nov. 30, 10am-1pm
Teacher:  Linda Camp

Repairing an old quilt is a labor of love. It can be quite time consuming, but when done well, the repairs are almost invisible. Linda will show you how to cover worn patches that are torn or shredded, how to stabilize patches that are only slightly worn to prevent further damage, and how to replicate the original quilting once the repairs have been completed. We will be practicing on pieces of well worn quilt and there will be a small supply kit for you to use during class. (The kit is included in the class fee.)

Supply list:
Bring the quilt you plan to repair, straight pins, safety pins, and a thimble. If you don’t have a thimble, we will find one to fit from the shop.

 

 

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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