If you have a specific project you need assistance with, let us know. We will pair you with the appropriate staff member to assist you with your project and schedule a class just for you so you can get guaranteed individual attention. There is a per hour charge for this that will depend on the project you need assistance with. We will set the per hour charge for your project when you sign up. The charge will depend on how much help you will need, how complicated the project is, etc...
Spargoettes: This group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and second Tuesday. Members of this group work on Sue Spargo projects and Sue Spargo inspired projects (wool applique and hand embroidery). There is no leader for this group.
Happy Scrappers: This group meets the third Wednesday of each month and works on scrap projects. Lynn is the leader of this group and plans a project for everyone to work on each month. The projects are not "group quilts." Each member uses her own fabrics and makes her own version of the project. Usually the projects span several months. However, working on the planned project is not required. You are welcome to come and work on whatever you'd like.
No Machines Allowed: This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Barb is the leader of this group. As the name suggests, this is a hand-sewing only group. Members work on hand applique, beading, hand quilting, English paper piecing - anything that does not require the use of a sewing machine. This group does occasionally plan a project to work on together. However, you are never obligated to participate in the planned project.
Bring whatever supplies you will need for your project. Our classroom is stocked with a selection of basic rulers, a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and iron for you to use. We also have a large design wall if you need to stand back from your project to see your layout better. You can bring your lunch or a snack too! We have a small refrigerator, a microwave, and coffee pot to keep you going.
You do need to sign up ahead of time to reserve your seat. No instruction will be provided. If you need help with your project, give us a call so we can set up a class for you.
I am still working on the class list, supply lists, getting photographs of class samples, etc... What I have below is correct thus far.
Beginner Sewing - class fee $15: Want to learn to sew but not ready to make a quilt? Then this is the class for you. We have three projects for you to choose from: a pillowcase, an apron, or a 10-Minute Table Runner. (Note: "10-Minute Table Runner" is just the name of the pattern. It does take longer than 10 minutes to make, especially for a beginner.) The focus on the class is basic sewing skills such as, accurate and safe cutting, sewing a straight line, and pressing basics. One session per project. Kit required.
Exploding Heart - class fee $15: This fun pattern makes a stunning finished quilt! Beginner friendly. The pattern makes a 72" by 72" finished size quilt, but this pattern is very easy to resize. The quilt shown finishes at 36" by 36". Could easily make a 108" by 108" (king size) quilt too. Pattern required.
Freelancer - class fee $20: This is a fun project for the intermediate to advance quilter looking for a challenge! The Wedge Star ruler makes this stunning project achievable without paper piecing. The ruler will make blocks in 22 sizes, from 3" finished (top quilt in photo) to 24" finished. Tools Required: Wedge Star Ruler. Pattern is included with the ruler. Level: Intermediate to advanced quilter.
Free Motion Quilting - class fee $20: (No photo for this course as it is a technique class, not a project class) Learn the basics of free motion quilting. We will start where you need us to - at the very beginning by covering batting, basting, threads, needles, etc... or jump straight to designs.
Hand Piecing - class fee $15: Learn the joys of sewing two pieces of fabric together by hand. The project is simple but the technique can be applied to almost anything. Beginner Friendly.
Hawaiian Applique - class fee $15: Learn the basics of Hawaiian Applique while making this gorgeous block. We turned ours into a pillow. But you could make more blocks and turn them into a table runner or quilt. No machine is required for this class as the applique is all done by hand. Our sample is hand quilted as well.
Hello Pouch - class fee $15; This fun little bag can be made in multiple sizes, size medium is shown in the photo. Learn how fun it can be to sew with vinyl. Learn a slick method for putting a zipper into a bag and go home with a finished bag you can use right away. Pattern required.
Piecing 101 (2 sessions) - class fee $40: This is our newest Beginning Quilt Making class. In this class you will learn how to properly and safely cut fabric using a rotary cutter. You will learn how to sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance, how to make half-square triangle units, flying geese units and how to properly add borders to your project. Kit required.
To learn how to quilt and finish your project you will need to take Quilting 101 and then Finishing School.
Raggy Row - class fee $15: This is a great beginner project! Very forgiving if you aren't a perfect sewist yet. Kit required and if you don't like any of the ones we have made up we would be happy to make a custom kit for you (a few days notice is required for this though).
Wagon Wheel - class fee $40 (2 sessions): You will learn to use a 10° wedge ruler to create the block. You will need 2 contrasting fabrics for the wedges. Then you will learn how to audition the other fabrics to complete the block. Class is for the confident beginner who can sew an accurate ¼” seam allowance. You will make one block in class. Book required: Wedge Quilt Workshop. Ruler Required: 10° wedge ruler