Midtown Bag
May
2
to May 23

Midtown Bag

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

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 9 and 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Debi V.

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Square Tuffet
May
14
to Jun 4

Square Tuffet

Want to make a statement in your house? Choose your own fabric, whether brightly colored modern fabric or traditional fabric, to make this one-of-a-kind square tuffet. The technique is easier than you may think! Fusible interfacing makes this project come together beautifully.

Date: Monday, May 14 and June 4
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Liz R.

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Saturday Kids' Class: Placemat
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Placemat

Make your very own Fourth of July flag placemat! 

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
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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Laura Heine Pattern Techniques
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

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, June 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Rose M.

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Auntie's Two Technique Demo
Jun
13
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: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Michelle M.

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Quilting Basics
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

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: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Karen B.

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Special Guest Nancy Kloster - Tea Leaf Tablerunner
Jul
9
to Jul 16

Special Guest Nancy Kloster - Tea Leaf Tablerunner

This is a popular Judy Neimeyer paper-pieced project taught by certified instructor, Nancy Kloster. This class is taught in two sessions, the first being a prep day where you will select fabric and get organized, and the second day being focused on learning efficient paper piecing techniques and allowing you to go to town on your project! 

Date: Monday, July 9 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) and Monday, July 16 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Nancy Kloster

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Special Guest Nancy Kloster - Quiltworx Desert Sky Workshop
Aug
11
to Aug 18

Special Guest Nancy Kloster - Quiltworx Desert Sky Workshop

The Desert Sky pattern uses a selection of bright and dark fat quarters.  Template Layout sheets were designed and provided with the instructions to speed up the cutting process, allowing you to stack and cut your fat quarters in two groups of fabrics. In addition to learning Judy’s fast and efficient paper piecing techniques, you will learn the ease of Curved Piecing and Judy's Famous Floating points.  

The skill level ranges from beginner to advanced.
Finished size 48 X 54. Additional papers are available to make a larger quilt

Date: Saturday, August 11 (10am - 1pm) and 18 (10am - 4pm), 2018
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Nancy Kloster (certified Judy Niemeyer instructor)

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Weekend Duffle Bag
Sep
9
to Sep 30

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: Sunday, September 9, 23, and 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fee: $39.00
Instructor: Alicia

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Special Guest Nancy Kloster - Quiltworx Wrapped in Ribbon Table Runner Workshop
Oct
13
to Oct 27

Special Guest Nancy Kloster - Quiltworx Wrapped in Ribbon Table Runner Workshop

In the Wrapped in Ribbon Table Runner Workshops we will cover Foundation Paper Piecing, Template Layout Sheets, Floating Points, and Smart Corners; features that have become design standards to Judy's patterns. In addition to learning Judy’s fast and efficient paper piecing techniques, you will learn the ease of Curved Piecing and her Famous Floating points.  

The pattern includes enough papers to make (2) 17 X 51 Table Runners.
The skill level ranges from beginner to advanced

Date: Saturday, October 13 and 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $85.00
Instructor: Nancy Kloster (certified Judy Niemeyer instructor)

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Daisy
Nov
4
to Nov 11

Daisy

Join Renee to make one of our favorites! this modern Dresden Plate has a folded edge applique on a pieced background. Learn interesting new techniques on this traditional quilt with a modern flair. 

Date: Sunday November 4 and November 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Renee C.


Limited number of kits featuring Moda fabrics available. 

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Improv Piecing
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Improv Piecing

Be creative! Eunice will help you get started, without a pattern, to create a unique project. Improve your confidence and “just play” by working in sections, and going with the flow!
Eunice will bring several samples of other pieces featuring improvisational piecing for inspiration.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fee: $55.00
Guest Instructor: Eunice Scully
 

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Birdie Sling
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Birdie Sling

This bag is great for beginners and is wonderful to showcase a fun fabric! You'll find it to be your favorite, stylish carry-all with a roomy interior and comforatable swing.

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

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T-Shirt Quilt
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

T-Shirt Quilt

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

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sue C.
Fee: $32.00

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Edge to Edge Quilting with your Embroidery Machine
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

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: Monday, May 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Kathy D.

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Saturday Kids' Class: Drawstring Bag
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Drawstring Bag

Great for taking to the beach or a friend's house, this backpack will hold all of your belongings. Choose your own fabric to make it your own - all of your friends will be jealous!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
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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Pearl Wallet Clutch
Apr
30
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: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Debi V.

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Ballerina
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Ballerina

This quilt is uniquely pieced using a 60 degree ruler. Accurate cut and piecing is the key to success for creating this quilt with movement and color. This quilt has no dreaded "Y" seams, either! The pattern has many options for sizes, so you can keep on going to make it bigger.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Judy G.

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Candice Bag
Apr
25
to May 9

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: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 and additional date to be determined once class in session. 
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

 

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Cardinal's Winter
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Cardinal's Winter

Kathy's artwork has been featured in galleries and museums around the country. She will show you that you don't have to be an artist to be creative. Learn to create dimension using thread, surface embellishment and fabric. Kathy's new appliqué technique using spray webbing makes this especially easy.

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Kathy P.

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Saturday Kids' Class: Chalkboard Pencil Case
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Chalkboard Pencil Case

Just in time for travel season! This chalkboard pencil case is perfect to keep you busy during those long car trips (chalkboard space to draw and pockets for your pencils). Choose your own fabric to make it uniquely yours.

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
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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Make Your First Quilt
Apr
12
to May 10

Make Your First Quilt

This is your chance to become a quilter! Dee 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, April 12, 19, 26 and May 10, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Karen B.
Fee: $36.00

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Art Quilt Techniques
Apr
8
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, April 8, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Kathy P.

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Special Guest: Amanda Murphy
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Special Guest: Amanda Murphy

Spend a day with fabric designer, pattern designer, author and BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson, Amanda Murphy. Begin the day with a trunk show of Amanda’s beautiful quilts and projects. She’ll talk about her work in the quilting industry and where she gets her inspiration. She will share her tips for preparing and quilting a quilt top on your sewing machine, including quilting the center, sashing, borders with quilting fillers, feathers and ruler work. From fabric design and selection to writing, developing, and executing quilting plans, she’ll walk you through her design process to help you take your quilting skills to the next level. She will also have a book signing at the end of the day. Join us for a day of quilting fun.

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $69, includes lunch and special gift
Location: Weber's Inn (3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103)

*pre-registration is required - space is limited*

About Amanda Murphy: Amanda Murphy has always been attracted to color, texture, and pattern, and has been designing, drawing, and sewing since she was a child. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as a graphic designer, and art director in Alexandria, Virginia, and New York City. After moving to North Carolina with her family, Amanda discovered quilting, an art that combines her passion for design with her enthusiasm for handwork. Amanda has published many patterns and books and designed several popular fabric collections. 

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Machine Quilting 101
Mar
29
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: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $54.00, includes kit
Instructor: Crystal S.

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Beyond Crazy Quilting
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

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:  Friday, March 16, 2018
TIme: 10:00 am - 12:30pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Kathy P

 

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Borders and Finishing Touches
Mar
13
1:30 PM13:30

Borders and Finishing Touches

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 quilt top beautifully. Also learn about the final touches that will make your quilt flat and easier to quilt.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Rose M.

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Secrets to Perfect Binding
Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

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: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Rose M. 

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Minkee Blanket
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

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: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fee: $29.00
Instructor: Debi V.

 

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Paper Piecing
Mar
12
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: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Judy G.

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Basic Machine Applique
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

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: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Ruth L.

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Quilt Class Boot Camp with Christine Schulte
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Quilt Class Boot Camp with Christine Schulte

Special Guest Christine Schulte: Join us in March 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! 

This class is dedicated to all of those quilters that say they can't do machine quilting. Well we want to tell you... YES YOU CAN! Making this elegant, framed piece of art will demonstrate to you how easy it can be. You'll learn the basics of free motion quilting, trapunto (that sounds really fancy, doesn't it?!), straight line quilting, and stippling. You will be surprised at how your skills will improve by doing this one little project

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $59.00

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Scrapples Invisible Appliqué with Christine Schulte
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Scrapples Invisible Appliqué with Christine Schulte

Join us in March 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!

Do you want that “needle-turned-applique-by-hand” look without spending the time? This is the class for you! You will learn how to prepare your applique pieces - both with “innie and outie” points ... and how to create perfect circles.  Then, you will learn how to use the features of your machine to the fullest and stitch down your masterpiece. No one will know you didn’t do it by hand (unless they are sitting next to you in class!). 

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $32.00 

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Quilt As You Go with Christine Schulte
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Quilt As You Go with Christine Schulte

Special Guest Christine Schulte: Join us in March 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! 

Come in and learn how to create this two-sided scrap buster! You will piece, appliqué and quilt as you go. By working with manageable sized blocks you will discover that quilting isn't really as hard as it looks! Beginners welcome.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $59.00

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Make Your First Quilt
Mar
7
to Apr 11

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, March 7, 14, 28, and April 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Karen B.
Fee: $36.00

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Twenty Strip Tote
Mar
7
to Mar 28

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, great for toting your mobile electronics, or even a book.

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 14, and 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

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Bargello Jacket
Mar
4
to Mar 18

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: Sunday, March 4 and 18, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Nanette W.

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Saturday Kids' Class: Small Crossover Wallet
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Kids' Class: Small Crossover Wallet

You'll love this easy crossover wallet! Choose a fabric to match your individual personality. 

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
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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Laura Heine Pattern Techniques
Feb
28
1:00 PM13:00

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: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Fee: $32.00
Instructor: Rose M.

 

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Sherpa Vest
Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Sherpa Vest

Make this flattering, three season vest with our popular sherpa - featuring raw edges and visible seams. It’s easy to sew and fit. Warning! Your family and friends will want one.

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Instructor: Debi V.
Fee: $29.00 

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