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General Admission Classes

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

Pincushion of the Month

Be inspired to make all of the cute things in our monthly pincushion classes. Each session is $15. Purchase the pincushion kit and get your registration fee back.

Uploading to YouTube on May 2: Bee Hive: Learn how to embroidery stumpwork, couch over wire and make bulky piping.

We will mail the kit to you if you choose to purchase it. 

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June 6: Monogrammed Tea Cup: We'll spill the tea while we embroider these super cute and custom tea cup pincushions. REGISTER

August 1: Clutter Catcher. Happy Swiss National day. We can't think of a better way to celebrate than making one or two (they're addictive) of the clutter catcher pincushions from our classroom. REGISTER

Block of the Month

We're using Elizabeth Harman's North Stars pattern for our 9-month long Block of the Month sew-a-long. A mix of Arctic animals in a sampler quilt featuring nine different 24in blocks that blend animal motifs and traditional patchwork piecing will be ready for you to quilt this winter.We're using Elizabeth Harman's North Stars pattern for our 9-month long Block of the Month sew-a-long. A mix of Arctic animals in a sampler quilt featuring nine different 24in blocks that blend animal motifs and traditional patchwork piecing will be ready for you to quilt this winter.

Third Saturday of each month starting March 21, $200: REGISTER

Block 1, Polar Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxJ4zTjxRpY&t=87s

Block 2, Walrus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0BhLlfg8go&list=PLo4TNRnRD-4rfeFSWF21noS19TxGdlDUg

 

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.

  • Returning later this year!

Quilting Classes

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.

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Learn to Quilt: Disappearing Nine-Patch - Make use of the 5” Square packs and some pre-cut solid 5” squares to make this bright quilt top. You will learn to sew a 1/4” seam, properly press and baste your quilt top with a backing and batting. 

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Anita's Arrowhead - This is a clever technique using 10" squares and one background fabric throughout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiG6PahA0QE&t=7s

32-Point Dresden Plate Block: In this two-part class, you will learn how to divide a circle into 32 sections, use invisible machine applique methods and plan a small wall hanging design.
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Foundation Pieced String Quilt: Use your scraps (or choose some from our scrap bin). Whatever you choose, this is the perfect class to reminisce over loved material from a finished project or new found treasures given to you by a friend. Be prepared to share scraps with others in the class.
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Coloring with Thread: 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.

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Ruler Work Quilting: 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 free-motion techniques.    

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Paper Piecing: From the Alison Glass teeny foundation pieced blocks, to an atomic starburst, you’ve had you eyes on making them, but need an extra push to get started! Marisa will walk you through the steps and tools you need to successfully use this technique in your projects. Your points will match, you’ll have fun and you will learn a new skill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsTVdVNh7Og&t=1905s 

Invisible Machine Applique: There are many ways to create invisible machine applique, but we've got and easier way. 

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    Sewing

    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.

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    Reed Skirt - Perfect for a beginner! We will be making the A-line Reed skirt with inset pocket and a button front closure. You may choose your length preference. Skills learned in this class include buttonholes, pockets and hemming.

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    Pussy Bow Blouse - The Pussy Bow Blouse is a beautiful, classic design that will always be in style. In this class you will make the classic V-neck style. Because the blouse features a slightly dropped shoulder and a loose-fitting dart-less bodice, this is the perfect project to begin working with fabrics with a soft drape. Depending on your sewing skill level, you may choose to make a cuff for the sleeve or add elastic.

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    Serging - USE YOUR OVERLOCKER!

    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

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    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.

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    Machine Embroidery

    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.

    RESCHEDULING FOR LATE JUNE