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. April 6, 10am-11am
Sat. May 4, 10am-11am
Sat. June 1, 10am-11am
Sat. July 6, 10am-11am
Sat. Aug. 3, 10am-11am
Sat. Sept. 7 10am-11am
Sat. Oct. 5, 10am-11am
Sat. Nov. 2, 10am-11am
Sat. Dec. 7, 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.

 
Make it Your Own with the Quick Curve Ruler $45
Sat. March 16, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Juli Pope
Confident Beginner or Intermediate

The Quick Curve Ruler allows you to make a multitude of different curved designs.  Your quilt can look traditional or very modern, depending on the fabrics and pattern you choose.  If you already have a pattern, or want to choose one from the shop, Juli will be showing how to cut and sew curves quickly and easily for whichever design you choose.

Supply List:
The Quick Curve Ruler

Any Quick Curve Ruler Pattern - Each pattern will have a different supply list.
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine (bring the manual), 1/4” presser foot
Neutral Thread
2 Fat Quarters (for piecing practice)
*Don’t forget your Lunch!

 
Finisher’s Day $10 per day
Tues. March 19, 10am-4pm
Wed. March 20, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

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 each day.

 
Quilting with a Walking Foot $35
Sat. March 23, 10am-12:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

This class is designed to widen your Quilting horizons. Many of us only use the Walking Foot to quilt in the ditch, or to do other straight line quilting. In truth, you can do SO MUCH MORE! We use stencils that were intended for hand quilting, however, we choose those that offer continuous line designs or that are easily done by "Traveling" from one line to another. You will learn how to lock your stitches when you begin and end a line of quilting, how to pull up the bottom thread so the work is tidy on the back, and how to choose a design that can be quilted with a minimum of "turning" the quilt in your domestic machine. How to pre-mark those borders when the stencil doesn't exactly match the length required.

Supply list:
Sewing Machine and manual Walking foot (make sure it fits your machine BEFORE class - Call Sunday Best or Lafayette if you need one!)
A quilt sandwich: a solid color or neutral color fabric 22"x46" long to mark for quilting.
A piece of batting and a backing about 2" wider and longer than the top.
505 spray adhesive
Safety pins
Frixion or water washable marking pen
We will have stencils available in the shop for marking the designs.
Contrasting sewing thread for quilting (so you can SEE your stitches).
We quilt with our regular sewing needles

 
Free Motion Quilting $35
Sat. March 23, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

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

 
Big Stitch Quilting $35
Wed. March 27, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Juli Pope
Beginner

Big Stitch hand quilting is a faster way to get a great different look and still have the fun of finishing your quilt yourself. How often do you get to take a class from the person who LITERALLY wrote the book on Big Stitch Quilting! It is a fun and fast way to finish your project with unexpected pizzazz!

Supply list:
12wt Autifil thread
Pepper Corys sashiko needle set
Bring a quilt sandwich or SBQ can supply a pre-printed panel for $5 that would be perfect to practice on. (If you pick a panel you will still need to bring a backing and batting.)
Batting
505 spray
Thimble
Scissors
Safety Pins
Optional: Thread Conditioner Hera bone (marker)

 
2 Free Sew Days
 Wed. April 3, 10:30am-4:30pm
& Thur. April 4, 10:30am-4:30pm

This is a package deal... When you sign up, it is for both days. We have had a lot of requests for people to leave their sewing machines and fabric on the first day, and come back ready to get back to work the second day. If you are interested, you must call the shop and get your name on the list. Space is limited to 8.

 
Beginning Hand Appliqué $35
Fri. April 5, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Beginner

This class will build confidence by demonstrating different ways to achieve a smooth hand stitched appliqué design. We will learn to center the design on the block, hide our stitches, and learn different methods to achieve the desired result, including how to make “skinny stems”, use freezer paper, make templates and reduce bulk.

THERE IS NO SUPPLY LIST!  We will provide a small starter kit. (Past experience has shown us that people often spend money on supplies that we would not recommend. We prefer that you see what is needed before you invest in supplies.)

 
Beginning Quilting: Finishing your Quilt $35
 Sat. April 6, 2pm-5pm
 Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

Learn how to measure your quilt so that borders fit perfectly. You will learn about butted borders, mitered corners, how to mark quilting designs on your quilt top, preparing a pieced backing and binding. We will discuss batting and different quilting options.

Supply list:

Sewing Machine (please bring the manual)
Neutral thread
2 Fat Quarters
2 pieces -1/3 yd by WOF
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Pins

Bring a quilt top if you have one ready for borders and we will discuss options.

 
MEND (Volunteers welcome!)
Wed. April 10, 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. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics.

 
 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. April 9, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. April 9, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Meet Ruby Tuesday, this year’s sampler quilt that will be made over the 12 months of 2019. The star blocks are predominantly made using the book, Quick and Easy Block Tool. The challenge for this quilt is to choose one color – mine was red! – and select a wide range of values from medium light to dark. The star blocks are framed by “chains” of two backgrounds – mine are cream and tan. Yours could be whites and creams, light gray and medium gray, tiny prints with a white background and tiny prints with a cream background… you get the idea.

Supply list:
Quick and Easy Block Tool book
Sewing machine and standard sewing supplies
Rotary cutter, rulers, and small cutting mat
A personal pressing surface and mini iron are always helpful

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. April 12, 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

Mariner’s Compass $15
Fri. April 12, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner
(Class is Full)

This month we are making the 14” block with 16 split points. HOWEVER....we are adding the inner halo to the template C pieces. Instructions are on page 9, but remember, I changed the technique to attach the halo.  Refer to the handout.

 

Throw Pillow $30
 Sat. April 13, 10am-1pm
 Teacher: Tabby Champion
 Beginner

Grab your machine and Supply List and Fabric and let’s make a pillow! This is a beginner friendly and child friendly class. If you have never made a pillow or the ones you have made have “ears”, come join us.

Supply List:
Pillow Form 18” x 18” or 20” x 20”, OR Poly Fil
 5/8yd White Solid (if not using a form)

5/8 yd Main Fabric - Cottons our Upholstery Fabrics.
If you fabric is stripped, plaid or has a visual component, you will want to display, buy more.

Thread to coordinate
Rotary Ruler 6”x24”
Rotary Cutter
Scissors
Hand Needles
Fabric Marker or Frixion  Marker
Sewing Machine (Please bring your manual.)

 
Beginning Quilting: Half-Square Triangles $35
Sat. April 13, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner to Advanced

Next to a square, the half square triangle is the most frequently used unit in patchwork piecing. There are many ways to make them. You will learn the options and be prepared to use your favorite method when working on your projects later.

Supply list:
1 yd Background
 4 Fat Quarters
 Children’s Water Washable Marker
Frixion Highlighter
Template Plastic
Paper Scisssors
18” x 24” Rotary Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
 6” x 24” Ruler
6-1/2” x 6-1/2” Ruler
Glasshead Pins
Neutral Thread

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. April 17, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

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.

 
Beginning Quilting: Rail Fence $35
Fri. April 19, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

We are repeating this popular class. We will not complete a quilt top in this class. We will only complete 7 blocks in class and you will work on completing the quilt top at home. We learn by repetition, so this class reinforces cutting accurately, sewing accurate 1/4” seams, and pressing so that your work lays flat. This class does not include adding borders. We offer another class that teaches adding borders, choosing quilting designs, etc.

Supply list:
1/3 yd of 6 Fabrics (for blocks)
 1/4 yd Inner Border
1/3yd Middle Border
5/8 yd Outer Border
2 & 2/3 yd Backing
 3/8 yd Binding

1/4” Sewing Machine Foot
18” x 24” Rotary Cutting Mat
 Rotary Cutter
6” x 24” Ruler
6-1/2” x 6-1/2” Ruler
Glasshead Pins
Neutral Thread

 
2 Free Sew Days
Wed. April 24, 10:30am-4;30pm
& Thurs. April 25, 10:30-4:30pm
Bring a Lunch

This is a package deal... When you sign up, it is for both days. We have had a lot of requests for people to leave their sewing machines and fabric on the first day, and come back ready to get back to work the second day. If you are interested, you must call the shop and get your name on the list. Space is limited to 8.

 
Featherweight Spa Day $85
Sat. April 27, 10am-5:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion

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 goodies from The Featherweight Shop so that you can baby your special quilting companion and a few items for yourself too. 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. Bring your normal maintenance tools. Don't get a manicure the day before. Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty, because we really dig into the machine. Pack a lunch or a snack. We will go over ways to improve and refurbish or breathe new life into your case as well. Oiling, lubricating, belt tensions, 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! If you have any special concerns or need specific products ordered before class, please contact Tabby at 706-905-5115 via text or email her at [email protected]

 
2 Free Sew Days
Wed. May 1, 10:30am-4:30pm
& Thurs. May 2, 10:30am-4:30pm

This is a package deal... When you sign up, it is for both days. We have had a lot of requests for people to leave their sewing machines and fabric on the first day, and come back ready to get back to work the second day. If you are interested, you must call the shop and get your name on the list. Space is limited to 8.

 
Beginning Quilting: Flying Geese $35
Sat. May 4, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner

We believe in having as much information as possible when we approach a new pattern. This class offers an opportunity to learn the many different ways of making the Flying Goose block. Pattern designers often have a favorite method of construction and that will be the only way they suggest. Unfortunately, it is often not the fastest or easiest way to piece the Flying Goose unit. Once you have these options to choose from, you may recognize an easier way to make a pattern. We will provide a free pattern to turn your blocks into an attractive table runner.

Supply list:
3/4 yd Background
1/2 yd Color # 1
1/2 yd Color #2
Template Plastic
Fine Point Sharpie
Sewing Machine with a 1/4” foot (please bring your manual)
Neutral Thread
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Glasshead Pins
Paper Cutting Scissors

 
MEND - Charity Quilt Workshop
All Volunteers Welcome!
Wed. May 8, 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. Hope you can join us! Feel free to bring scraps from home to combine with other donated fabrics.

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. May 10, 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

Mariner’s Compass $15
Fri. May 10, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner
Class is Full

In May we will be making a DIFFERENT 16 point star. This pattern is taken from the book, Mariner’s Compass (an American Quilt Classic) and the circle will be 11”. (Some of you have this book and some do not. I will provide the necessary info for those who do not.) It is shown on page 43 at the bottom left. We will be making our own templates to cut this pattern.

Supply list:
Background Fabric: Fat Quarter or scraps 3-1/2” x WOF
(Unit # 8) 2 contrasting strips 2” x WOF
(Unit #9) 2 contrasting strips 2-1/2” x WOF
Template Plastic & Fine Tip Sharpie
Freezer Paper
Sewing Machine w/1/4” foot
Neutral Thread
Rotary Cutter & Mat

 
Mom & Me Class
Sat. May 11

Details coming soon!

 

 
Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. May 14, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. May 14, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
Confident Beginner

Meet Ruby Tuesday, this year’s sampler quilt that will be made over the 12 months of 2019. The star blocks are predominantly made using the book, Quick and Easy Block Tool. The challenge for this quilt is to choose one color – mine was red! – and select a wide range of values from medium light to dark. The star blocks are framed by “chains” of two backgrounds – mine are cream and tan. Yours could be whites and creams, light gray and medium gray, tiny prints with a white background and tiny prints with a cream background… you get the idea.

Supply list:
Quick and Easy Block Tool book
Sewing machine and standard sewing supplies
Rotary cutter, rulers, and small cutting mat
A personal pressing surface and mini iron are always helpful

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. May 15, 10am-4pm
Teacher: Linda Hayes
(Bring a lunch)

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.

 

Seven Sisters: Two Day Retreat $45
Fri. May 17, 10am-5pm
& Sat. 18, 10am-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner

This is one of Linda’s all-time favorite designs, and has been on her “I Have to make this quilt before I DIE” list for a long time. The traditional 7 Sisters quilt can be very challenging to piece. Marti Michell has simplified the design (eliminating all the set in seams!) made templates for accurate cutting, and the directions are clear & easy to follow, so NOW making this beautiful star quilt quite easy. This quilt lends itself well to either a scrappy or a single color design. We are making this a 2-day event so that all the pieces can be cut, (we will be using quick cutting techniques to speed this along) labeled and bagged before you begin sewing. This eliminates the annoyance of having to stop sewing and cut a few more pieces. The quilt finishes at 64” x 85-1/2”.

Supply list:
Seven Sisters Pattern by Marti Michell
Marti”s Perfect Patchwork Templates Set H
60 degree Triangle Ruler
6” x24” Ruler
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Sewing Machine with accurate 1/4” foot (please bring your manual)
Neutral thread

Fabric:
13 assorted pieces 9” x 21 “ for stars
2 pieces 9” x 30” for two stars that will be divided
7/8 yd background fabric
1-1/2 yds for setting triangles
3/4 yd for narrow border
1-1/2 yds for wide Border & matching binding
4 yds backing (not needed until the top is finished)

 
Camp Shirt $35
Two day class
Thurs. May 23, 10am-5:30pm
& Fri. May 24, 10am-5:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Intermediate to Advanced
Limit of 4 students

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. Class is based on Sizes 4-22, however Tabby can help with sizes beyond this range.

Supply list:
(Everything is available in the shop except the items with asterisks)
Measuring Tape
The New Camp Shirt Book
Fabric as required in book, buy extra if it is plaid or a print to match seams.
Stabilizer - 906F Pelion is sufficient.
*Buttons - Up to 10
Thread to match
*Sewing Machine (with zig-zag or buttonhole capabilities) bring the manual
*Scissors (bent shears too)
Seam Ripper
Hand Needles
Frixion pen or highlighter
Sharp or Microtex needles
Pins (straight)

Tabby will have a Serger at the shop, bring your own if you prefer.

 
Big Stitch  Hand Quilting $35
Sat. May 25, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Juli Pope
Beginner

Big Stitch hand quilting is a faster way to get a great different look and still have the fun of finishing your quilt yourself. How often do you get to take a class from the person who LITERALLY wrote the book on Big Stitch Quilting! It is a fun and fast way to finish your project with unexpected pizzazz!

Supply list:
12wt Autifil thread
Pepper Corys sashiko needle set
Bring a quilt sandwich or SBQ can supply a pre-printed panel for $5 that would be perfect to practice on. (If you pick a panel you will still need to bring a backing and batting.)
Batting
505 spray
Thimble
Scissors
Safety Pins
Optional: Thread Conditioner Hera bone (marker)

 
2 Free Sew Days
Wed. May 29, 10:30am-4:30pm
& Thurs. May 30, 10:30am-4:30pm

This is a package deal... When you sign up, it is for both days. We have had a lot of requests for people to leave their sewing machines and fabric on the first day, and come back ready to get back to work the second day. If you are interested, you must call the shop and get your name on the list. Space is limited to 8.

  
English Paper Piecing by Machine $35
Fri. May 31
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

Details coming soon!

 

Supply list:
Seven dancing sister acrylic templates (recomended)
Seven dancing sister 1 block epp papers
June Tailor fabric glue pen
Bottom line thread in any color
Invisible thread in the best color for your fabrics
Rotary cutter, good blade or bring extra
Rotary mat
Print or graphically pleasing panel of your choice for large kite shapes, 1 yard if fussy cutting or we can help you count repeats
Several coordinating fat quarters or yardage 
Sewing Machine with zig zag capabilities, and a fresh needle size 12 sharp, Machine pedal & Machine Manual
Seam ripper
Steamfast iron (if you have one)
Steady Betty (if you have one)
The Cutterpillar Premium Glow light mat is highly recommended 

 

 

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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