Ombre Overload
Dec
7
to Jan 11

Ombre Overload

Learn new “free form” sewing techniques with Debi. Curved piecing, sub-cutting, and using beautiful ombre gradations are the foundation of this unique project.

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 and January 11, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Debi V.

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PJ Pants
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

PJ Pants

Want to make a one-of-a-kind pair of pajama pants that actually fit? Make them for yourself or someone special. These are great in flannel for cozy snuggling or casual lounging. 

Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Vickie K. 

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Make Your First Quilt
Jan
3
to Jan 31

Make Your First Quilt

This is your chance to become a quilter! Karen will begin with an introductory session discussing the tools, terms, and skills you will need to make your first quilt. You have the choice of making either a small wallhanging or a table runner. In the continuing sessions, she will guide you through the construction of sampler blocks. This is a great opportunity to learn all about quilting!

Dates: Wednesday, January 3, 10, 24 and 31, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Karen B.
Fee: $36.00

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Saturday Kids' Class:  Minkee Pillow
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Minkee Pillow

Make a cozy, patchwork Minkee pillow for your room.  Minkee is a fabric that is very soft and plush.  You will love to use this pillow on a cold, winter night.  

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa B
Fee: $36.00, includes all supplies

This class is intended for kids 9 and older. Small projects are completed within the class. Sewing machines are provided, as well as all the basic sewing supplies. Class size is limited, advance registration is required.

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Vivian Travel Bag
Jan
7
to Jan 21

Vivian Travel Bag

Make packing for a trip fun when you have a great bag made just for you! Be warned...all of your friends and family will want you to make them one! Alicia will show you the tips and tricks to create this bag in either of two sizes. You will be proud to show it off! 

Dates: Sunday, January 7 and 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee: $39.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

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Twenty Strip Tote
Jan
9
to Jan 23

Twenty Strip Tote

Pick your favorite Bali Pops with a lining fabric to make this perfect every day bag! Use the popular Auntie’s Two method to make it padded, perfect for toting your mobile electronics, or even an “old-fashioned” book!

Date: Tuesday, January 9 and 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

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Midtown Bag
Jan
10
to Jan 31

Midtown Bag

This wonderful bag features padded straps, sturdy inside and outside pockets, and zippered closure.  A must have carry-all for any outing!

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 17 and 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Debi V.

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Greased Lightning
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Greased Lightning

Starting with a dozen 2.5” strips and an accent fabric, create this truly stunning table runner. Use modern fabrics or batiks for a unique look.

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Judy G. 

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Cappuccino Placemat Paper Piecing
Jan
12
to Jan 19

Cappuccino Placemat Paper Piecing

Learn the basics of paper piecing so that you are all set to tackle other Judy Niemeyer patterns! Judy G. will teach you how to get organized, cut the foundation papers, select fabric and other tips and tricks you need for success.

Date: Friday, January 12 and 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Judy G.

 

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T-Shirt Quilt
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

T-Shirt Quilt

Do you have a drawer full of t-shirts commemorating sporting, theater, or summertime activities? Showcase these accomplishments with a quilt that will become a conversation piece.

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sue C.
Fee: $32.00

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Scrub Top
Jan
15
to Jan 29

Scrub Top

Just what you’ve been asking for - we have the greatest selection of fabrics for unique scrub tops! Make a statement or start a conversation with this pull-over shirt. The shirt offers short sleeves, three patch pockets, V-neckline, and side hemline slits. 

Date: Monday, January 15 and 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Lisa B.

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Wool Applique
Jan
15
1:00 PM13:00

Wool Applique

Learn the technniques to work with wool fabric for a wonderfully modern, primitive piece! Choose from 12 cute patterns - make just one or combine them for a larger project. Michelle will teach both hand and machine applique techniques on wool.

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Michelle M.

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All About Borders
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

All About Borders

A real trouble spot for many quilters is how to apply a PERFECT border. A finished quilt should be flat and square. Learn the proper way to measure and apply a border that will frame your pieced quilt top beautifully. 

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Fee: $20.00
Instructor: Rose M.

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Secrets to Perfect Binding
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Secrets to Perfect Binding

Learn how to hand bind or machine bind your quilt with tips from Rose. Binding puts the finishing touch on every quilt. Learn how to apply beautifully flat and even mitered corners.

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Rose M.

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Pearl Wallet Clutch
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Pearl Wallet Clutch

This easy-to-sew wallet features eight card slots, two bill slots, large zippered compartment and detachable bifold compartment. We also have the RFID fabric to make your card slots super secure - great for traveling or every-day errands. Fits most smartphones, too! (Debi has special instructions if you have a bigger phone!) 

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Debi V.

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Basic Machine Applique
Jan
29
1:00 PM13:00

Basic Machine Applique

Learn all of the skills needed to achieve great results for machine appliqué. Explore how to use fusibles and machine settings for specialty stitches, such as blind stitch, blanket stitch, and satin stitch. You will also learn about threads and stabilizers.

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Ruth L.
Fee: $24.00

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Auntie's Two Technique Demo
Jan
30
1:00 PM13:00

Auntie's Two Technique Demo

These are such popular projects! Come and learn the techniques necessary to complete any of these three projects: Rug, Freeport Gatherer, or the Island Hobo Bag. These work great scrappy, themed or color-coordinated projects! 

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Michelle M.

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Mastering Feathers on Your Machine with Sue Nickels
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Mastering Feathers on Your Machine with Sue Nickels

This workshop for the advanced beginner and beyond will focus on beautiful feathers, from drawing your own feathers to free motion quilting with ease. First, explore the techniques Sue uses to custom design her feathers. It is easier than you think! Next, learn to control your stitching successfully to create your own free motion feathers. Practice will make perfect as you stitch on practice samples. Also covered in a demo format, Sue will show her approach to marking, basting, and quilting the actual quilt. At the end of the day, feel confident to design and free motion quilt fabulous feathers.

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Sue Nickels

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Mediterranean Hexagons
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Mediterranean Hexagons

Students will use a hex template to fussy cut several fabrics, highlighting large blooms as the focus for this fabulous quilt. Choose bright or subtle fabrics for the points to completely change the flavor of your finished project!  Kits available while supplies last. 

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Nan W.

*Kits available at store (even if you are unable to take the class)*

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Handbag Techniques Workshop
Jun
25
10:30 AM10:30

Handbag Techniques Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, Michelle will cover many of the tips, tricks, and techniques necessary to create a professional looking handbag or tote. Zippers, piping, handles and closures are just a few of the topics she’ll teach during this comprehensive class.

Date: TBD - Call (734-761-3094) to be put on waitlist
Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $59.00, includes kit
Instructor: Michelle M. 

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Strata Star
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Strata Star

This is such a striking project. We have two samples, one in neutrals which is pictured and one in red and black that is just eye-poppingly stunning! And the best part is, it’s fast, fun and easy! 

Date: TBD - Call (734-761-3094) to be put on waitlist
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Tina R.

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Beyond Crazy Quilting
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Beyond Crazy Quilting

Explore the history and art of creating a crazy quilt. You will also create your own crazy quilt block with a modern twist - using decorative stitches and dimensional free motion lace. Kathy has combined two of her popular classes into one to create a unique project with one-of-a-kind surface embellishments.

Date:  Sunday, December 10
TIme: 12:00-3:30pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Kathy P

 

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Minkee Blanket
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Minkee Blanket

Learn how to work with plush style fabrics by making this flip and stitch, quilt as you go throw. It will be loved and cuddled by your little ones as well as grown-ups. You will be thrilled to learn how easy they are to make. Warning! Everyone will fight over this, so you may want to make more than one.

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Debi V.

 

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Mondo Bag
Dec
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mondo Bag

 This is a great beginner project even though it looks a little tricky! The secret is using a preprinted foundation to create your fabric base. This roomy bag is perfect for a day trip or your next sewing class. 

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Alicia S.
 

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Saturday Kids' Class: Ornament Zipper Case
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Ornament Zipper Case

Cute holiday fabric makes this zippered, ornament shaped case perfect to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Fill it with a gift card, chapstick, earbuds, or any other small treasure.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa B.
Fee: $36.00, includes all supplies

This class is intended for kids 9 and older. Small projects are completed within the class. Sewing machines are provided, as well as all the basic sewing supplies. Class size is limited, advance registration is required.

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Paper Piecing
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Paper Piecing

Paper piecing can be a bit daunting to tackle on your own. Learn the tools you will need and paper piecing techniques through step by step instruction. Students will create a block in class.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Judy G.

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Machine Quilting 101
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Machine Quilting 101

All aspects of machine quilting will be covered, including layering, marking methods, stitch types, background fillers, and specialty feet. Learn techniques that will expand your experience. You will gain the confidence and skills needed to tackle machine quilting.

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $54.00, includes kit
Instructor: Crystal S.

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Edge to Edge Quilting with your Embroidery Machine
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Edge to Edge Quilting with your Embroidery Machine

Just in time to finish your holiday projects! If you have ever wanted to quilt with your embroidery machine, then this class is for you! Bring a small quilt “sandwich” and pick some of the designs in the book. You will be amazed at how easy and fun it is! Minimum hoop size is 6 x 10” and a book is required.


Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Kathy D.

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Saturday Kids' Class: Treasure Box
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Treasure Box

Choose from the four fabrics pictured below and make this treasure box perfect for storing all of your knick-knacks.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa B.
Fee: $36.00, includes all supplies

This class is intended for kids 9 and older. Small projects are completed within the class. Sewing machines are provided, as well as all the basic sewing supplies. Class size is limited, advance registration is required.

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Candice Bag
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Candice Bag

This bag features a nice, flap pocket perfect for a small tablet, eReader or journal. It also has a secure zip-top closure to keep everything nestled safely inside, and the slant front pocket is easy to use.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

 

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Quilting Basics
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Quilting Basics

Learn how to accurately use quilting tools (such as a rotary cutter), understand the vocabulary of quilting, sew an accurate 1/4" seam, pin, press, and more. These tips and tricks will help you start your first project or refresh your memory. 

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Karen B.

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Silent Night
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Silent Night

A new twist on the traditional attic window featuring a beautiful panel. Interesting borders frame this project in an elegant way that makes it look much harder than it is.

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Sue C.

 

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Art Quilt Techniques
Nov
12
12:30 PM12:30

Art Quilt Techniques

Kathy’s artwork has been featured in galleries and museums country-wide. In this lecture/demo, Kathy will show you that you don’t have to be an artist to be creative. Learn her techniques to create dimension using thread, surface embellishment and fabric. Bring paper and pencil, and prepare to learn from a master.

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Kathy P.

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Clamshell Log Cabin
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Clamshell Log Cabin

This is an interesting variation of the popular log cabin block. is o set log cabin is pieced so that each clam shape becomes a different color. A lap quilt will use about 20 different fabrics, which will create wonderful color movement throughout the quilt.

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $75.00
Guest Instructor: Eunice Scully

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Secrets to Perfect Binding
Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

Secrets to Perfect Binding

Learn how to hand bind or machine bind your quilt with tips from Rose. Binding puts the finishing touch on every quilt. Learn how to apply beautifully flat and even mitered corners.

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Rose M. 

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All About Borders
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

All About Borders

A real trouble spot for many quilters is how to apply a PERFECT border. A finished quilt should be flat and square. Learn the proper way to measure and apply a border that will frame your pieced quilt top beautifully. 

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Fee: $20.00
Instructor: Rose M.

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Machine Quilting 101
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Machine Quilting 101

All aspects of machine quilting will be covered including layering, marking methods, stitch types, background fillers and specialty feet. Learn a few great techniques that will expand with your experience. This is a fun class, and you’ll gain the confidence and skills you need to tackle machine quilting. (By the way, Crystal is an award winning quilter!) Kit of fabric and batting included. 

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Crystal S.
Fee: $54.00, includes kit

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Saturday Kids' Class: Pillow Case
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Pillow Case

Create this pillowcase just in time for Halloween - perfect for collecting all of your candy. Or choose your own fabric to match the quilt on your bed. The possibilities are endless!

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa B.
Fee: $36.00, includes all supplies

This class is intended for kids 9 and older. Small projects are completed within the class. Sewing machines are provided, as well as all the basic sewing supplies. Class size is limited, advance registration is required.

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Weekend Duffle Bag
Oct
20
to Nov 17

Weekend Duffle Bag

Make packing for a trip fun when you have a great bag made just for you! Be warned...all of your friends and family will want you to make them one! Sylvia is an expert bag maker, and she’ll show you the tips and tricks to create this bag in either of two sizes. You’ll be proud to show it off on your next trip. 

Dates: Friday, October 20, 27, and November 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fee: $39.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

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Bargello Jacket
Oct
16
3:30 PM15:30

Bargello Jacket

This project has become a store sensation! Students will start with a sweatshirt, but that’s not what they’ll end up with! Students will be guided through the conversion process as well as how to piece the bargello.

Date: Monday, October 16 and October 30, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Nanette W.

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Laura Heine Pattern Techniques
Oct
15
12:30 PM12:30

Laura Heine Pattern Techniques

Everyone is crazy about these beautiful and totally unique collage patterns. Join Rose as she helps you get started, specifically with fabric selection and organization to ensure success. You will never look at fabric the same way again! 

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Rose M.

 

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Confetti
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Confetti

Little pieces of fused fabric are used to “paint” with fabric. Make a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece showcasing your interpretation of a picture.

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dee C. 
Fee: $55.00

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Confetti
Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

Confetti

Little pieces of fused fabric are used to “paint” with fabric. Make a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece showcasing your interpretation of a picture.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Instructor: Dee C. 
Fee: $55.00

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Pumpkin Spice
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pumpkin Spice

Store exclusive taught by the pattern designer! Learn how to turn ordinary applique into EXTRAORDINARY applique. This beautiful raw-edge applique project features decorative stitches and surface design. Kathy will guide students in not only the construction process, but in making artistic decisions regarding color, design, and embellishment.

Dates: Monday, October 9 and 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Kathy P.
Fee: $32.00

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Rock the Block: Block Style with Joe the Quilter
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Rock the Block: Block Style with Joe the Quilter

In this class we will make a fractured landscape from a series of unique blocks, all created with my simple step-by-step process. Making these blocks is simple enough for anyone, but as challenging as you want to make it. All fun, all day.

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Joe Cunningham

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Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, a er a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading him to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique.

Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. Cunningham has written 11 books and numerous magazine articles. He has also appeared on the PBS series “Cra in America,” the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson”, the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy” and on“The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.”

 

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Rock the Block: Album Style with Joe the Quilter
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Rock the Block: Album Style with Joe the Quilter

How can a quilt that looks so complex be so simple? It is how I rock the block with a simple process that leads to unavoidable originality. You can’t help it. Fun, easy, and yet deeply satisfying and eye-opening, this class will have you inventing your own ways to make block quilts all your own. 

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Joe Cunningham

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Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, a er a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading him to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique.

Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. Cunningham has written 11 books and numerous magazine articles. He has also appeared on the PBS series “Cra in America,” the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson”, the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy” and on“The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.”

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Make Your First Quilt
Oct
5
to Nov 2

Make Your First Quilt

This is your chance to become a quilter! Karen will begin with an introductory session discussing the tools, terms, and skills you will need to make your first quilt. You have the choice of making either a small wallhanging or a table runner. In the continuing sessions, she will guide you through the construction of sampler blocks. This is a great opportunity to learn all about quilting!

Dates: Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, and November 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Karen B.
Fee: $36.00

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Wool Applique
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Wool Applique

Learn the techniques to work with wool fabric for a wonderfully modern, primitive piece! Choose from 12 cute patterns - make just one or combine them for a larger project. Michelle will teach both hand and machine applique techniques on wool.

Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time:  1:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Michelle M.

 

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Heirloom Quilting the Dot to Dot Way with Christine Schulte
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Heirloom Quilting the Dot to Dot Way with Christine Schulte

Special Guest Christine Schulte: Join us in September to learn from pattern designer and quilter Christine Schulte. She’s an expert in free motion machine quilting and invisible appliqué that looks just like hand appliqué. Christine will be joining us all the way from Tennessee! 

Think you can’t free motion like a pro? Think again! If you can quilt on a line, you can create this placemat/wallhanging. You will learn how to transfer a quilt design, mark your fabric, and execute this project. Students will work on their own sewing machines, but also participate in a Round Robin project featuring the BERNINA Q20!

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (bring your own lunch) 
Fee: $75.00, includes fabric kit (basic sewing supplies will still be needed) 

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Christine Schulte Trunk Show
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Christine Schulte Trunk Show

Special Guest Christine Schulte: Join us in September to learn from pattern designer and quilter Christine Schulte. She’s an expert in free motion machine quilting and invisible appliqué that looks just like hand appliqué. Christine will be joining us all the way from Tennessee! 

Join Christine for a one hour trunk show showcasing many of her finished projects.

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fee: $5.00

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