Archive for September, 2015
Sewing machines are required for all classes, unless otherwise noted. Please make sure your machine is in good working order with all plugs, cords, feet, and needles necessary. Coming to class with pre-wound bobbins is always a good idea.  A few of our classes have a needs list and there may be a bit of “pre-sewing” before class begins.  Registration can be done in one of several ways: online (see our website for details),
by phone – 632-8801; email –; snail mail,  or you can stop by in person. We’d love to see you and you can see the models on display.



Basic Piecing By Machine
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Fridays October 2nd – November 20
Time:      10:00 AM  – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $65.00  ( please note this is a seven week class)This is a comprehensive beginner’s class in which we make a six block sampler.  Each week a new concept is taught, including strip piecing, half square triangles, flying geese, machine appliqué, paper piecing, and finishing.  Every beginner should take this class, and it’s also a great refresher course for those of us who have some experience but have let some of our good habits slide.


Double Wedding Ring The Quilt Smart Way
Teacher:  Linda Fike
When:     Wednesday, October 7th
Time:      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:      $40.00  The double wedding ring, with its curved piecing and intricate cutting has proved too frustrating for many quilters but the Quiltsmart method can provide both novices and experts with an easier, less aggravating, less exacting method to achieve a beautiful result. The quilt smart way uses printed fusible interfacing to eliminate curved piecing. Best of all, making one of these prized quilts is an attainable goal.


Tea Leaf Placemats
Teacher:  Barbara
When:    Monday, October 12th
Time:      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:      $30.00  
Using a set of pre-cut fusible placemat shapes,  this placemat is a breeze!  These stylish, dimensional placemats are a wonderful addition to any table decor. Use spring, autumn, or holiday fabrics. These placemats will be a winner for whatever the season.  Makes a great gift too!  (Think Christmas presents!)


Lemoyne Star Stack and Whack
Teacher: Mary K
When: Mondays October 19th & 26th
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost $40.00 The newest member of our teaching team, Mary K, shares this wonderful version of stack and whack quilts. The Lemoyne Star is an eight pointed 45 degree diamond motif. Set with sashing and nine patch cornerstones in a complimentary fabric, this addictive quilt will appeal to all, but intermediate level sewers will be most successful with this project. 


 lemoyne star
Shades of color
Teacher: Mary K
When: Mondays November 9th & 16th
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $40.00Use your favorite color to make this dramatic monochromatic quilt that is based on a quilt by Three Dudes Quilting.  Valued from light to dark within one colorway, with smart black sashing, this quilt dynamic will be sure to please! 


Tee Shirt Quilt
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Wednesdays, November 11 & 18
Time:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost $35.00This is a great way to use up all of those unused tee shirts you have acquired over the years. Perhaps you have a collection of favorites from college, from your job or from fun events! This quilt is definitely a great gift for that favorite guy in your life.  College students and runners love them too! 


Rogue Wave
Teacher:  Ann Shaw
When:  Wednesdays, December 2 and 9
Time:      10:00 AM  – 1:00 PM
Cost:  $35.00While bored at a slow quilt show, I stumbled upon this wonderful pattern in the back of an old book that wouldn’t sell.  The play of the direction with the dark and light intrigued me, so I started making triangles.  There are a lot of triangles in this quilt!  Pick your favorite method (we will be discussing several ways to make triangles in this class, but basically, it’s up to the sewer to determine which way is best for her to proceed) and we will start building this wonderfully visual quilt.