Waterside Center | 2764 Aurora Avenue | Suite 100 | Naperville | Illinois | 60540 | 331.472.4231

General Admission Classes

Don’t bring your machine! It hurts pulling it out of the house. We’ve got you covered.

Learn to Quilt: Little Spacemen

Make a quilt that highlights your embroidery designs or a panel, like the one we used from Art Gallery Fabrics. 

In this class you will learn how to cut perfect 12 1/2" squares, use a circle cutting tool, applique using a satin stitch, 1/4" piecing and how to add borders to your assembled block center.

Kit available for $44 which includes: Spaceman Panel fabric, Circle frame fabric, inner border and outer border (total 3 1/8 yards).

Sunday, March 7, 10AM-4PM, $75: REGISTER


Learn to Quilt: Patchwork Patterns

From the very beginning, you will learn with hands-on instruction, the art of patchwork. In this 8-week course, you will learn from the very beginning with hands-on instruction the basics of patchwork. We will cover fabric selection and piecing using all of the necessary tools and tried and true techniques Each of your 9, 12" blocks will be a learning opportunity. In the last class, you will learn how to set the blocks, add sashings and even complete the design with a  mitered border! Don't worry if you do not know what that means, you will by the end of this class.

One 8-week course meets 6pm - 8pm starting Thursday, January 16, $300: REGISTER

OR Take it A La Carte

January 23: Log Cabin Block, $50: REGISTER

January 30: Variable Star, $50: REGISTER

February 6: Drunkard's Path, $50 : REGISTER

February 13: Bear's Paw, $50: REGISTER

February 20: Grandmother's Flower Garden and Dresden Plate, $50: REGISTER

March 5: LeMoyne Star, $50: REGISTER 

March 12: Hand Applique, Sashing, Borders and Basting, $50: REGISTER

Brown Bag Lunch Lectures:

These Lunchtime Lectures meet the first Friday of every month from Noon-1PM. The class fee includes your lunch which is provided during the session.

  • February 7: Walking Foot vs Dual Feed
  • March 6: Heirloom Sewing techniques for the Modern World
  • April 3: Things you can do with an Itt-Bitty Bundle
  • May 1: BERNINA Stitch Regulator de-Mythed


 Marisa Marquez Quilting Classes

You’ve admired her beautiful award-winning quilts in our BERNINA of Naperville classroom, now you have an opportunity to learn from a true artist.

Machine Quilting 101: The key to success is repetition, practice and having the right instructor. You will love Marisa. She is talented, patient and has a wealth of quilting knowledge. Learn the basic tips to properly baste your fabric sandwich together then stipple, follow a template and stitch-in-the-ditch.


Machine Quilting 102: Doodling is fun, but sometimes straight lines are needed. In this class, you will learn the benefits of ruler work versus a walking foot, plus play around with techniques learned in Machine Quilting 101. 

Saturday, January 25, 10AM - 1PM, $60: REGISTER

Take Machine Quilting 101 and 102 and save $20: REGISTER

Advanced Machine Quilting: Marisa will help you take your quilting to an artistic level by coaching you on various background fill techniques. You will create texture with decorative threads and design your own fills in this hands-on extreme machine quilting class.

Saturday, February 1, 10AM - 1PM, $55: REGISTER

Photo to Quilt: Ever wanted to create a quilt from a favorite photo? Sign up now for the Photo to Quilt class with Marisa. She will guide you through the steps necessary - from selecting a photo to choosing fabrics, the proper threads and quilting techniques in this Hands-On class.

Saturday, February 8, 10AM-2PM, $100: REGISTER

Learn to Sew Series – Learn how to sew your own clothes by starting off with the basics. You can take all classes for a one-time admission of $240  or take the classes a la carte. These classes are the perfect start to learn valuable sewing skills for costumes, a special night out or sewing a day-to-day wardrobe.

These classes meet Tuesday Nights, January 28-March 10, 6:30PM-8:30PM

Learn to Sew: The Basic Shirt: REGISTER

Complete Series             $240               

Pattern Reading and Cutting – The most important step in getting started. This class also covers how to take measurements and tips in choosing your pattern size – it’s different than ready to wear measurements.

One 2-hour class        $50: REGISTER

Marking and Sewing Pleats & Darts – Easy to do with a few sewing hacks.

One 2-hour class        $50: REGISTER

Plain & Fancy Seams and Hems – A well-constructed garment looks great on the inside and the out.

One 2-hour class        $50: REGISTER

Cuffs & Collars – Time to discover the joys of interfacing, clipping curves and topstitching.

One 2-hour class        $50: REGISTER

Easy Easing – Setting in sleeves and constructing princess fit dresses are a lot easier when you use the appropriate tools.

One 2-hour class        $50: REGISTER

Patch Pockets – It’s all about the prepping to make a professional pocket. You will practice a traditional patch pocket and a cargo pocket.

One 2-hour class        $50: REGISTER

Press for Success – The right iron makes all the difference in the finishing touches for any of your garments. Whether you have made them from scratch or performed an alteration our irons and pressing tips will have you wardrobe looking like it is fresh from the cleaners.

One 2-hour class        FREE: REGISTER


Overlocker T-Shirt ClassWant to be empowered to sew your own T-shirts and learn how to use your serger (we call it overlocker)? Take this class - it will change your sewing life.

One 4-hour class, Registration fee includes kit

Tuesday, February 4, 9AM-Noon, $115: REGISTER

Sewing with Knits: LeggingsOne pattern piece, two seams and a waistband – you’ve got this. Now let’s make some yoga pants in this hands-on class.

One 3-hour class, Registration fee includes pattern and pre-cut material.

Tuesday, February 18, 6PM-9PM, $115: REGISTER

Bind Your Quilts and Be Proud Of It!Folded Bias binding sewn by machine and then by hand... That's what's covered in this tried and true class to make the finishing touch on your project shine.

Friday, March 13, 6:30PM-8:30PM: REGISTER

Dress Form WorkshopThat’s right! Get out the duct tape, purchase a cheap body suite (Like the one here) and you will have a clone of yourself after class.  Save some money for later because we’re going on a field trip to Menard’s to purchase the supplies so your twin can stand by themselves.

One 6-hour class, Registration fee includes spandex to cover you dress form.

Saturday, March 21, 10AM-4pm, $75: REGISTER

 Embroidered Sewing Machine Mat Caddy - Make this cheerful sewing mat for your sewing room!  It has four fun pockets and one pretty thread bag that detaches for easy emptying!! The Amys have made this and have all of the short cuts to make sure that you have the best embroidery/sewing experience possible. This class broken down into three classes

Saturday April 4: 10AM - 1PM, Saturday April 18 10AM-6PM and Sunday April 19, 11AM-4PM, $50: REGISTER