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. This is a per day fee, so if your class in 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. 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.

 
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, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Beginner

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.

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 

 
Beginning Quilting 4-patch, 9-patch $35
Sat. June 1, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Beginner
Class requires a minimum of 3 to proceed.

Continue building your skills learning these most versatile blocks. Learn how to press to match intersections perfectly! In class we'll use strip piecing techniques to make several 4patch 9patch blocks in class. The rest of your blocks will be made at home.

Supply List:
1/2 yard light-colored fabric
1/2 yard dark-colored fabric
3/4 yd background fabric
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Sewing machine with a 1/4 inch foot
Thread & scissors

 

Free Sew Days
Tues. June 4, 10:30am-4:30pm
& Wed. June 5, 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.

 
Featherweight Spa Day $85
Sat. June 8, 10am-5:30pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Limit 4 students

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]

Piecing Outside the Box: Ruby Tuesday
$35 sign up fee, $15 per monthly class
Tues. June 11, 10am-1pm
Or Tues. June 11, 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

 
MEND - Charity Quilt Workshop
All Volunteers Welcome!
Wed. June 12, 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.

 
Eldon $55
Part 1: Thurs. June 13, 10am-3pm
Part 2: Fri. June 21, 10am-3pm
Teacher:  Jill Murchland
Intermediate skill level
Minimum of 5 students required for class to proceed.

Do you have small pieces of fabric left over from previous projects that just can’t bear to throw away?  This intermediate project is a great way to turn skinny leftovers into a stunning beauty. Part 1:  We will work through making the pinwheel centers and learn some tips for dealing with small pieces and how to use Freezer Paper Templates. Part 2: We will make the surrounding pieces, gain confidence with and remove the fear from making Y-seams. Then we will put it all together into a stunning block.

Supply list:
Eldon Pattern
Light & Dark Fabric Strips at least 1-1/2” wide - as listed on pattern
Sewing Machine
1/4” Foot
Neutral Thread
Rotary Cutter
Mat & Ruler
*Bring a small iron & ironing mat if you have one.

 

Baltimore Album $15
Fri. June 14, 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. June 14, 2pm-5pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Confident Beginner
Class is Full

We will be making the 32 point Sunflower/Concentric Circle shown at the bottom of page 43 in the “Mariner’s Compass - An American Quilt Classic” book. However, our challenge this time is split ALL the points, excluding only the background pieces.  

Supply list:
Templates 6, 12 & 14 are for the Background.
Templates 3, 11 & 13 will be split, requiring 3 different sets of strips to be sewn together before you can cut.
(#3) 2 strips cut @ 1-3/4” by WOF.  (#11) 2 strips cut @ 1-1/4” x 28. (#13) 2 strips cut at 1-1/4” by WOF.
You may want to make your Freezer Paper Templates before class.

 
Prints Charming II $35
(45" square quilt)
Sat. June 15, 10:30am-4:30pm
Teacher: Linda Camp

Prints Charming II is a quick and easy quilt made of 5” squares. It has been the preferred background for our Silhouette Designs. If you are taking the upcoming Silhouette Appliqué class, you might want to consider this pattern.

Supply list:
Prints Charming II pattern
40 5" squares
2/3rd yd setting triangles
1/4yd inner border
3/4 yd outer border
1/2 yd binding
2 1/2 yds 40" fabric for backing or 1 3/4yd of 108" wide backing fabric
50" square of batting
Sewing machine
1/4"foot
Rotary cutter, Mat, Ruler
*Bring a small iron & ironing mat if you have one.

 
Finisher’s Day $10
Wed. June 19, 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.

 
Iron Caddy $35
Thurs. June 20, 10:30-until
Teacher: Tabby Champion
Intermediate

This cute little tote bag is perfect for taking to class, since it folds out into a Heat Resistant Ironing Pad, and allows you to pack up a hot iron and head home, without the usual time allowed for the iron to cool. The Heat Resistant Ironing Board Fabric is included in the pattern.

Supply list:
The pattern recommends that you wash your fabric to preshrink it. If you choose to prewash, do so before you cut your pieces to size.
14-1/2 x 17-1/2” Main Fabric for tote body
(2) 2-1/2” x 9-1/2” pieces for handles
14-1/2” x 17-1/2” 92) layers of Insul-Bright OR (2) layers of Cotton Batting OR 1 layer of Warm Tater
(2) 1” pretty buttons (shank buttons work well)
6” - 1/4” wide elastic
1/4 yd Contrast fabric to make 65” of binding

 
English Paper Piecing by Machine $35
Fri. June 22, 10am-1pm
Teacher: Tabby Champion
All Skill Levels

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.

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 

 
Ice Dyeing Fabric - $75
Part 1: Wed. June 26, 10:30am-1:30pm
Part 2: Thurs. June 27, 10:30am-1:30pm
Teacher: JoAnn Camp 
All Skill Levels
Supplies are included in class fee, you must provide containers.

If you like to make a mess and have fun doing it, this is the class for you. Ice dying is for those of us who are a bit intimidated by measuring and calculating formulas to achieve a specific shade. We don’t want to have to stress - we just want to enjoy the process without having to have a chemist’s lab and lots of equipment. We’re fine with surprises -in fact, we prefer spontaneity. This really is an easy & fun process and you never know exactly how it’s going to turn out. It’s a bit like Christmas morning when you haven’t peeked in the attic or the back of the closet beforehand. You will go home with 3 fat quarters of beautiful, unique fabric that has all kinds of potential uses in your quilts, whether they’re traditional or art quilts. And, the best part is that, JoAnn will supply everything you need except containers. *Plastic dish pans, small buckets, whatever you have on hand.  And, of course, you’ll want to wear some comfortable, not so  good clothes (think yard work-type apparel).

Supply list:

Plastic dish pans, large plastic bowls, 1/2-2 gallon plastic buckets, etc.
You’ll want one dishpan-type for soaking and rinsing your fabric, one for clear water to rinse your hands (a large plastic bowl is good), and 1-3 buckets for dying your fabric.

If you want to do 3 different combinations of colors, then 3 smaller containers will be needed (Joanne uses 2-1/2 qt plastic buckets.)The plastic buckets are available at Home Depot or Lowes, but any container of approximately that size will do. These containers should not be used for food in the future.

*Once the dying process is complete, you will need to wash your fabulous new creations at home with Synthrapol or Retayne to set the colors.  Both of these products are available in the shop.

If you have questions, please email or call JoAnn. [email protected] 706-672-0088

 
Appliqué a Silhouette $35
Sat. June 29, 10am-2pm
Teacher: Linda Camp
Careful Beginner

We have had many requests for this class! We will be working with SBQ lasercut designs. We will learn how to add the white or striped details that make these vintage designs unique. The appliqué process is really quite easy, requiring only patience and attention to detail, an open toe appliqué presser foot, and black and white thread.

Supply list:
Any 1 of our 6 SBQ lasercut Silhouettes
The background you will be appliquéing onto (Prints Charming class available June 15 or use a solid background)
Lightweight paper stabilizer (this will be provided by the shop)
Black thread, and matching bobbin of black thread
White thread - if required by your design- and bobbin to match
Or a bobbin filled with bottom line thread, which will work with both colors.
Sewing Machine with an Open Toe Appliqué Foot (necessary!)
Appliqué Pressing sheet, if you have one.
**Please bring your sewing machine manual**
#10 or #12 needles
Scissors
*Your background MUST be ready before class*

 

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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