October 2019 Classes

Posh Santa

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, October 19, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost $30
#106367     Click here to enroll

Santa Claus is coming to town in a stylish way! In this class, learn how to use the Mini QCR (Quick Curve Ruler) to create the curved edges of Santa’s cap and beard, as well as how to sew those curved edges together easily. We will also discuss ways to up-class this 28”x38” quilt using fancy quilting and a variety of embellishments. Once you learn how to use the Mini QCR, there are many patterns and books out there that use this very versatile and unique ruler.


Frosty Frolic Vintage Sack

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
Tuesday, October 22, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost $20
#106384     Click here to enroll

This adorable embroidered wool sack is ready for Holiday Fun. Frosty is dressed in a vintage hat ready for skating on the pond. Hang him on your mantle and fill with surprises or from a door filled with garland. You will learn how to embroider the shapes to the sack fabric and sew the sack together to finish it off.


Beginning Hand Applique

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Dianne Lee
Thursday, October 24, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost $30
#106825     Click here to enroll

Dianne Lee (Appliqué Addict) will share her love of this fine hand needlework technique. She will share how to select fabrics to create texture & eye-catching visual interest, and how to layer pieces to reduce bulk. In the class, you will learn how to make thin stems, smooth curves, sharp points, circles and V’s. By the end of class, you will be looking for items to appliqué! This class is a great way to use up scraps and Charm Squares.


Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Sew Day

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Jackie Holcomb
2-day class
Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Cost $90
#106385     Click here to enroll

Have you started a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx pattern in one of Jackie’s classes and need help to finish? Have you purchased a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx pattern and have no clue how to even begin? Judy’s foundation paper-pieced patterns are technically more difficult and are for a more experienced quilter. But Jackie, being a certified Quiltworx instructor, can help with any and every step of making these striking quilts.


Easy Top & Tunic

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Mary Edwards
2-part class
Mondays, October 28 & November 4, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost $25
#106827     Click here to enroll

Do you love to sew or are you just learning how and want a break from a quilt? Want to make something cool for a friend or for yourself? Christmas is just around the corner and a sweet top made with gorgeous quilt fabric would make a perfect gift! Come learn garment construction and make this quick top in one of three lengths, sizes XSmall to XLarge.


September 2019 Classes

Beginning Hand Embroidery

Level: Beginner
Instructors: Toni Owens
Friday, September 20, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $10
#106358      Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Would you like to learn the art of Hand Embroidery? In this beginning class we will start with the basic stitches; back stitch, running stitch, chain/lazy daisy, French knots and the fern stitch. A pattern will be provided with this class.


Fussy Cutting Workshop

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Kathy Spivey
Saturday, September 21, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Cost $5
#106824       Click here to enroll     Click here for Supply List

Fussy cutting is very popular right now. We will go over a variety of techniques for fussy cutting your fabric for use in piecing, applique, and especially English Paper Piecing (EPP). We will cover what fabrics work best for fussy cutting and will practice creating a simple EPP sample that you can take home. This would be an excellent class to take if you are planning on taking any of our EPP classes (such as Lucy Boston or Brimfield Meadows & Blooming Star). Fussy cutting will take your blocks to a whole new level.

Note: Fabric and template kit must be purchased from the instructor at the time of the class for $5 (this is in addition to the cost of the class).


Lucy Boston

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
Saturday, September 21, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost $10
#106362     Click here to enroll      Click here for Supply List

Lucy Boston was a British novelist who also loved to make quilts. Her most famous quilt pattern is Patchwork of the Crosses. With the resurgence of English Paper Piecing in popularity, this quilt pattern and others using the original cross block, now known simply as Lucy Boston, are showing up at shows and on many quilters’ bucket list. In fact, a Lucy Boston won best of show at the COQG Quilt Show this summer.

In this class, you will learn how to create templates, create EPP pieces, and sew them together using the shapes necessary to create the Lucy Boston block, while also becoming familiar with the various designs that use this very versatile block.


Geranium Dress

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Mary Edwards
2-part class
Mondays, September 23 & 30, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Cost $25
#106359     Click here to enroll

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew a little dress for your daughter, granddaughter, niece? This beautiful dress is perfect for a beginner wanting to gift a precious little one with something handmade. Start now and the dress will be ready for spring and Easter. In the first class, you will learn to read a pattern, fit the pattern to the size you need, and cut out the garment. In the second class, you will sew the garment together and learn about how to do the basic finishing touches and embellishing.


Collage Quilting

Level: All
Instructor: Jill Banta
Thursday, September 26, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Cost $45
#107063     Click here to enroll

Jill will help you get started on the collage of your choice or help you to finish one you have started. Come learn some tips and Jill’s favorite techniques, including fusible applique. We have many Laura Heine collage patterns to choose from if you are starting one from scratch.


Beginning Quiltmaking

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Toni Owens
3-part class
Saturdays, September 28, October 12 & November 2,  9:30am to 3:00pm
Cost: $65
#106047      Click here to enroll      Click here for Supply List

This is a 3-part class specializing in individual attention and hands-on training. In this class, you will learn the basics on how to straighten fabric, properly use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut strips to make your first quilt blocks, and how to master that ¼” seam used in quiltmaking. In addition, we will learn to make various fundamental quilt blocks often used in both traditional and modern quiltmaking. This class does not cover binding or quilting.