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. Supplies with an * beside them are always available at SBQ!

TIP: Always bring your sewing machine manual to class!

Sewing machine RENTAL for in-house classes is now available for only $10. This is a per day fee, so if your class is 2-days the fee is $20. 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. April 4, 10am-11am
CANCELED

Sat. May 2, 10am-11am, Sat, June 6, 10am-11am, Sat. July 11 , 10am-11am*(2nd Sat.), Sat. Aug. 1 , 10am-11am, Sat. Sept. 5, 10am-11am, Sat. Oct. 3, 10am-11am, Sat. Nov. 7, 10am-11am, Sat.Dec. 5, 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. Everyone is welcome and invited to join us! You do not have to be enrolled in the Lucky 7 BOM to attend Saturday Sampler.

 
 
 
*Canceled (to be rescheduled)
New York Beauty & Flying Geese $50 (fee for both parts)
Part 2: Wed. April 1, 10:30am-2:30pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Skill Level: Intermediate

New York Beauties & Flying Geese chooses from 31 block patterns to created 10 dramatic quilts and 27 different pillows. In this 2 part class, you will learn the techniques of foundation paper piecing and curved piecing. You will make a total of four blocks that can then be combined to make a pillow top, a wall hanging, or the beginning of one of the fantastic quilts in the book. Foundation papers for the 4 blocks will be provided.

Supply List:
Book - New York Beauties and Flying Geese
Rotary Cutter & a small to medium sized mat
Fabric scissors
Paper Scissors
Add a Quarter Ruler
A small personal iron and ironing mat would also be helpful
Supplies available in the shop!

 
On the Road $15
Tues. March 10, 10:00am-1:00pm
or Tues. March 10, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes

(Class is FULL)

Each month we will make a component of a block – making as many of that part as are required for the whole quilt.  We will emphasize not only color choices, but also, cutting, piecing, squaring up, and accuracy. Each step of the way we will use quality control to ensure that our parts will fit together when we are ready to assemble the blocks.

You will choose a primary color (mine is green), a secondary color (mine is gray), and an accent (mine is the pink/coral).  You can use my colors or choose your own. Your background will depend on your color choices – white, cream, white with black, light grays, etc. The finished size of the quilt is 72” x 72”.

Supply list:

Standard sewing supplies
Rotary cutter, rulers, and a personal size mat
Small iron and ironing surface are helpful
You will need to have the Tri-Recs tools for one step of the quilt.
My quilt is scrappy, so yardage amounts are estimates.  You will be given that information at the first class.

If you would like to make the quilt, but are not able to come to class, you can do it! The pattern for the year is $20, paid in advance.  Each month, after the class meets, that month’s pattern will be available to you. You can request a printed copy and pick it up in the shop – OR – you can have it emailed to you as a pdf.
Let the shop know if you are interested in this option!

 


MEND Charity Quilt Workshop Free
Wed. March 11, 10:30am-4pm
Leader: Sherrie Curtis
All Volunteers Welcome

Bring a lunch, and join Sherrie 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. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics.

 
Baltimore Album $15
Fri. March 13, 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. We will each progress at our own pace as we consider this a "Learning" sit and sew. 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

String Theory: Liberty Star $10
Fri. Mar. 13, 2pm-5:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

This 12” block can be made with scrap strips of any size, but it is particularly charming if the strips are cut at 1-1/2”. This gives it a much more organized look. We will be tightening our stitch length and  sewing the strips onto lightweight paper that is easily removed.

Supply list (for each block):
Lightweight paper that is easy to remove
Fabric Scraps
4 - 4” square background fabric
1 - 6-1/2” square for triangles
Sewing Machine with 1/4” foot
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Small Iron and Pressing Mat (if you have one)
Scissors

 
Pickle Dish $35
Sat. Mar. 14, 10:30am-3pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

The Pickle Dish quilt is one of the most visually interesting quilts around. Using the template set designed by Marti Michell and sewing with an accurate 1/4” seam allowance, makes it come out perfectly. The points are created with foundation paper piecing. If you haven’t sewn curves or y-seams before, no problem! Marti’s instructions and Linda’s advice make it remarkably easy to create this stunning quilt. To get you started, we will provide 2 paper foundations for you to use in class. You can use an organized color way or go scrappy.

Supply list:
Marti Michell’s Double Wedding Ring Template Set
Carol Doak Foundation Paper - 8-1/2” x 11”
Water washable marker or mechanical pencil
1 yd. for centers (yields 9 blocks)
2-1/2” strips or assorted fabrics for the “points”
Sewing Machine with 1/4” Foot
Add a Quarter Ruler
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Small iron and pressing surface (if you have one)
Sandpaper Dots

 

*CANCELLED
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. March 18, 10:30-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Bring a lunch
& All Skill Levels Welcome!

Bring whatever you choose to work on. Our goal is to get our UFO’s Done! Linda Hayes will be available to help with advice and technical assistance. Just call the shop and reserve your spot. We can accommodate 8 people. Minimum of 4 students are required for this event to proceed.)

 
*CANCELED
Creativity Block of the Month
One time $35 sign up fee
Monthly Class Fee $15
Thurs. March 19, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

Chose a border fabric first, then go to your collection of scraps and fat quarters to find colors and neutrals that will work with the colors in your border. Learn to make better fabric choices and fine tune your skills when it comes to choosing the colors that make the difference in blocks that say WOW! And those that say ho-hum...  Enjoy accurate piecing and end the year with a stunning quilt! The sign up fee covers the cost of our patterns for the 12 months. We usually get together for a 13th month, where we plan our colors for sashing, star points, and other borders. 

Supply list: 
Marti Michell Template Set A & C

Sewing Machine with 1/4”foot
Neutral thread
Rotary Cutter (New Blade) & Mat
Small iron & Ironing pad (if you have one)
Glass head pins
Seam Ripper
Sandpaper Dots

 
*CANCELED
English Paper Piecing by Hand $35
Fri. March 20, 10:30am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

English Paper Piecing is a very old technique which allows us to make remarkably accurate blocks. Fabric is basted over pre-cut foundation papers and hand stitched together by hand. It allows us to make intricate designs without having to worry about set-in corners and odd angles. If you already have EPP foundation papers, please bring them.  If not we have Paper Foundations for the 7 Dancing Sisters Block available in the shop.

Supply list:
Paper Foundations
June Tailor Fabric Glue Pen
 Bottom Line or Silk Thread if you have it
 #12 Piecemakers Appliqué Needles or #11 Richard Hemings Needles

 
*Teachers discretion if class will continue, you will be contacted by your teacher.
Duffle Bags $40
Part 2: Sat. March 21, 10:30am-4:30pm
Teacher: Lee Ann Scogin
Confident Beginner


In this class you will have the option of making any of the 3 sizes in the pattern.  You may also choose to use a curved end or a square end.  We have divided the class into 2 parts.  During the first class you will be cutting and quilting, so that you are ready for the 2nd  class.  Lee Ann will lead you through constructing the bag  during the 2nd part of the class on Sat. March 21st. All the supplies you need are available in the shop!

Supply list:
Duffle Bags Book by Cindy Taylor Oates
Fabric Requirements vary according to the size bag you choose to make.  They are listed in the book.
Pellon Peltex Ultra Firm Interfacing with 1-sided or no fusing.
Good Quality Thread to match your fabric (sometimes a different color is needed for bobbin
Foam Stabilizer
505 spray adhesive
Wonder clips or binder clips
Fusible fleece for the straps
24” Long Zipper
 
*CANCELED
Free Sew Days
Tues. March 24 & Wed. March 25
10:30am-4:
00pm

Bring any projects you want to work on! It's a package deal - come both days and leave your things overnight! Limit 8 students.

 
*Teacher's discretion if these classes will continue. You will be contacted directly if you signed up.
Private Classes $50
Thurs. March 26
10:30am-12:30pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
3:30pm-5:30pm
Linda Camp or Tabby Champion
By Appointment Only


We often have customers requesting help when they run into problems with their projects. There are many times when the shop is too busy for us to stop and work with people who drop by for help. We have decided to post one day a month when we can be at your disposal for a couple of hours. You can call the shop and schedule an appointment.
 
*Teacher's discretion if this class will continue. You will be contacted directly if you signed up.
Serger Class $35
Fri. March 27, 2-5pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion

Learn to thread, change thread colors and stitch with your serger.  It doesn’t matter if it’s new in the box or an older one, bring it to class.  We will stitch on several fabrics, provided for you, to learn the ways of your machine.  Each serger has differing accessories, but you can gain confidence and be happy with your progress by the end of class.  Sergers are perfect for mending, finishing seams, garments of knit and various other applications available to you and varied by the serger model you own.  If you have specific concerns on your machine, please call the shop on a Thur., Fri, or Saturday and Tabby can help you.

Supply list:
Serger, Power Cord & Pedal & Serger Manual
Spare Universal needles
Tool Kit and accessories that came with serger
One cone of thread for each thread holder (one each of blue, red, green & yellow, to better display the threads and their placements, is recommended, but you may use a singular color scheme if you prefer)
Tweezers, Scissors or Snips

 

Skill Builders

Skill Builders are just what the name suggests.  Each of our 12 beginners 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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