If you are interested in taking one of our classes, you can either sign
up in person at the shop or over the phone, by calling 281.491.0016.
Skill level Scale
Beginner - Student has no piecing or quilting experience
Experienced Beginner - Student has attended Beginning Quiltmaking Class or equivalent.
Intermediate- Student has completed a few quilt tops and is ready to "grow" their skills. A confident piecer.
It is the student's responsibility to remind the clerk at the time of checkout, if fabric or notions are being purchased for a class, qualifying for a 15% discount. We cannot go back to previous sales tickets to issue discounts. We appreciate your help in this.
We started slowly, because we will be offering optional cutting instructions as well as support for those of you who opted to use some of the Studio 180 rulers. The April meeting will be using the Tri-Recs ruler, templates, or the V-block ruler. There is a special V-block Tucker University class for those interested. Please sign up and order your v-block ruler now so that we have it when you need it! Come join us! 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leader - Pam Brown email@example.com
April 28; 9-11; 11:30-1:30
Sewing Organizer - $30
Our next project will be a sewing organizer! If you purchased the AccuQuilt cutting system from us, this is a free class, aside from your general sewing supplies. If you have never experienced AccuQuilt, this is a great opportunity. You can use our tools to cut the components of your organizer. Please sign up in advance, as there is limited seating!
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Sunday, April 29, 1-4:30
( Please sign up for classes - If no one is signed up, our teachers make other plans!)
This is the 4th class in the Series.
This is a project based class to learn the techniques and tools in the Westalee Continuum Quilting Set, not the basic guide class.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
Saturday, April 14; 1:30-4:30
A new club exploring embellishment of your projects with hand embroidery. Great for wool projects, crazy quilts, and other needlework designs.
Leader - Lori Demars
Saturday; April 28; 2-4
Our Saturday Sampler group is now halfway there - block 6 was distributed on April 7. This block is a great opportunity to use the Studio 180 ruler Corner Beam, which we will have available for your use at our sew-ins this week. Standard piecing will require templates to get the angles correct for the block. Next month will be our first Lemoyne star block. We highly recommend use of the Studio 180 Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler. If you do not already have this versatile tool, please consider getting one, especially if you will be making the setting kit as shown in our sample. If you take our Tucker University Lemoyne Star Basics class, you receive a 15% discount on the ruler and instruction from teachers who have made hundreds of these blocks. Sign up early - these classes will fill up!
General Meeting – Saturday, April 7, 9:30-10:30
Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins
Tuesday, April 17, 5-8 pm
Friday, April 27, 1-4 (note change)
UFO Nights – Cost $5
UFO night this month falls on Friday the 13th! Throw out your negative ideas about that special day and join us for fun, fellowship, food, and surprises! If you are a first-timer, we have a special treat for you! Bring a project to work on, a snack to share, and yourself. If you purchase $50 of merchandise, we waive the $5 fee. Please call to let us know you plan to attend - we want to be sure to have enough space!
Leaders – Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Friday, April 13; 6-10 pm
Friday, May 11; 6-10 pm
Tucker University - Cost $20
We have a great group of collegiates working on their piecing and design skills. There is space for a few more, with the choice of 3 different days and 4 different times.
Please sign up in advance so that
we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!
Teacher – Pam Baum
Did you miss your chance to learn the Corner Beam ruler? We have a few spaces left for our classes Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th! This is a great tool for easily creating complex blocks! If you would like to learn to make Lemoyne stars the easy way, join us in May, but be sure to sign up early because our classes will fill up!
April’s ruler is the Corner Beam. There are many great blocks and quilts that can be made with this tool. Examples will be in the shop soon!
Tuesday April 10, 11-2 OR 6-9, Friday April 13, 1-4, OR Saturday April 14, 10-1
We are pleased to offer make-up classes for several of the Studio 180 tools that you may have missed. V-block, which enables the cutting and perfect creation of a triangle in a square, will be on April 26, 11-2 or 6-9. Wing Clipper, the flying geese ruler which also can be used to create "picket fences", will be on May 22, 11-2 or 6-9. And be sure to sign up early for the one we've all been waiting for - Lemoyne Star Basics!
May 8, 11-2 or 6-9, May 11, 1-4, or May 12, 10-1.
(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
Quilt As You Go - $40
Learn how to quilt small sections, then attach them after the quilting process to create a quilt of any size. These are skills that will translate well to the Metro Tiles Block of the Month and can open new doors to the quilting process for you. The class will spend time on free motion quilting and several methods of quilting as you go.
Teacher - Pam Baum
Sunday, May 20, 12:30 - 4:30
Lone Star - $60
Make this stunning Lone Star project using foundation fabric so that your piecing is exact. Use this as the center of a larger project that you want to design. Put some borders around it, with or without blocks. An easy technique that has attracted a lot of attention in the shop! Sign up soon..this will fill up fast!
Teacher - Lori Demars
Saturdays, May 19 and June 2, 12-5
Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month Class – Cost $280
If you have ever wanted to make a Niemeyer quilt, this is your chance. We have opened up a second class! Even if you have never done foundation paper piecing, this is your opportunity to learn and to create a masterpiece with the instruction and advice from our Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews. She will walk you through all the steps, from picking your fabric to using the template papers to all the various sewing techniques. You have your choice of quilts - Glacier Star, Mariner's Compass, Paradise in Bloom, and Vintage Rose - and choice of sizes - wallhanging or queen. The class fee, $280, includes 7 full day sessions. The cost of the pattern and fabric is additional. Friday classes are on February 2, 16, March 2, 23, April 6, 20, and May 4, all from 10-5. Saturday classes are on February 3 (11-5), February 17 (10-5), March 3 (11-5), March 24 (10-5), April 7 (11-5), April 21 (10-5), and May 5 (11-5). Please call the shop (281-491-0016) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you are interested, we need to know as soon as possible.
Join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, with the pattern of your choice, for a fun and productive class. You should complete your chosen design by class conclusion if you keep up with between-class construction. The cost of the pattern is separate and dependent on your choice of quilt/technique of the month. Glacier Star – base $65, extension to queen $25. Mariner’s Compass – base $65, extension $25. Paradise in Blooms – base - $95, extension $45. Vintage Rose – wall hanging $65, queen $82.
Teacher – Jan Mathews
Class option 1-Saturdays, April 21, May 5.
Classes are 11-5 on the first Saturday of the month and 10-5 on other Saturdays.
Summer Solstice - $107
Summer Solstice is a great “beginner” (as in never paper pieced) project. It is also a wonderful project for the more experienced quilter to experiment with color placement within the various design elements. The class will break down the various elements of the pattern and walk you through the Judy Niemeyer paper piecing process. At Fall Market Quiltworx.com introduced a queen version of Summer Solstice - there are small modifications to the New York Beauty element, adds a newly designed pieced border, and a pieced outside borders (first seen in Mariner’s Compass Technique of the Month). For this class you be constructing the queen pattern as it has eliminated the 16 “Y” seams and makes the construction process incredibly fast and easy. Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer / Quiltworx, will lead you through the Judy Niemeyer process in a calm, positive, and supportive class room setting.
Teacher - Jan Mathews
April 22-24. 12-5 (Sunday). 10-5 (Monday and Tuesday)
July 7, 8, 9; 10-5
Sunrise Mixer - $107
Sunrise Mixer introduces the newest iteration of design by Judy Niemeyer Quilting for Quiltworx.com. Access to Quiltster is required (monthly $9.99 subscription available). You are the designer in that you select from an assortment of “filler” designs for each segment of the pattern. Once you have made your selections, you submit your pattern choices to Quiltworx.com and your custom pattern (papers and instructions) is assembled and shipped to you. If you prefer, you can focus on specific techniques by purchasing a “Sunrise Mixer” prepackaged pattern - there are five: Allisyn’s Wondered Land, Butterfly Garden, Evergreen Tree Skirt, Shattered Ruby, or Sunsational Magnolia. Once you have determined your pattern, join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, for working your way through the various techniques utilized by these patterns. This class is not for a beginner (less than 2 quilts made). No prior paper-piecing experience is required.
Teacher - Jan Mathews
May 25, June 8, and June 22, 10-5
Sew-cial General Sit and Sew - $10
Do you enjoy sewing in a group environment? Do you sometimes need advice on your project - fabric choices, piecing methods, construction or quilting ideas? Join us on our Sew-cial days - our staff is very experienced and will help with whatever you need! If you are unavailable for the Saturday Sampler sew-ins, this is an additional opportunity for help with your block. If you are making a quilt of Studio 180 blocks, we are full of advice!
This may be the best $10 you spend all month!
Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Monday, May 7; 10-5
Thursday, June 7; 10-5
Judy Niemeyer Sew Day - $10
Judy Niemeyer Sew Days (NOT a class) are dedicated to ONLY Judy Niemeyer projects. Jan Mathews, a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting, will be available to answer questions and get over trouble spots. Several dates have changed to the second class of Technique of the Month. We will be adding additional days, please check back with us!
Teacher: Jan Mathews
May 4; 10-5
June 6; 10-5
Beginning Quilt Making - $70
Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, read patterns, and how to make the same quilt top that has been taught to over 1200 students over the years.
Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
May 6, 13, 27, June 3; 12-5
BOOTCAMP - June 25-28; 12-5
Beginning Machine Quilting - $30
If you are ready to learn to use your domestic sewing machine to quilt your quilt tops, then this is the class for you. Rose Ann walks you through the entire process so that you can go home and start machine quilting that stack!
You will need to bring your sewing machine, a walking foot (even
feed foot) and a darning foot (free motion foot).
Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
June 10; 12-2
June 29; 12-2
Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher: Vikki Youngmeyer
June 10; 2:30-4:30
June 29; 2:30-4:30
Westalee Quilting Templates Guide Class
If you purchased and received your Sew Steady table and quilting templates, then this is the class that will help you learn how to use them.
Attendees, please bring 2-3 fat quarter sized "quilt sandwiches" to practice upon. It's a great idea to use Sullivan's Basting Spray between the layers of the fabric and batting.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
Sunday; April 15; 12-3
Monday, April 30; 10-1
May 28; 10-1