Classes at Quilter's Emporium
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.
Wool Applique Club
We start a new smaller project this coming meeting! We're looking at potential projects for upcoming meetings and gladly welcome anyone who is interested in joining our group! Call or drop by the the shop to get more information on wool club.
Leader - Lori Demars
August 12; 1:30-4
Jo Morton's "Little Women" Club
Do you love reproduction fabrics? Do you like to make timeless quilts? Do you like fun projects that you can finish in a month? Jo Morton loves to design small projects! If you've been quilting for awhile (or not), you might have a great collection of quilts and tops around the house. Well, for sure, you have space for these small quilts! You will learn some great precision piecing tips from these experienced Jo Morton fans!
We love Jo Morton's reproduction fabrics and are the hosts of the Jo Morton Little Women Club at
Come join us!!
Leaders - Pat Martin,
Tammy McCorkle, and Rhonda Wilhite
August 12; 10-1
July marks our first meeting for Mystery Club #12. There is still time to sign up. Our sewing time has been extended by 1/2 hour. Note the new times! Finished quilts from Mystery Club #11 are due on Saturday, July 29. Voting will begin next week.
All skill levels are welcome.
Leader - Pam Brown (email@example.com
Saturdays; August 26; 9-11; 11:30-1:30 (NOTE NEW TIMES)
Accuquilt QUBE Klub
Qube Klub will finish their project in September. We only a few more blocks to complete, then the sashing. On October 7, we will create a trick or treat bag using fusible and applique! If you would like to see our "Qube Klub" ladies in action, feel free to drop in on our meeting day. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader - Bonnie McCormick
Saturday, August 26; 2-5
Westalee Quilting Templates Club
For those of you who have joined the "Revolution" to quilt your own quilts on your own machine using the Sew Steady/Westalee Quilting Templates, this club is for you. Bring any show and tells where you used the templates. If you have purchased your quilting templates from us and want to see the new templates in the shop and how to use them, come to this free meeting! Templates will be available for purchase and Rose Ann will demonstrate how to use the new templates.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
Sunday; August 27, 3-5
Monday, August 28; 1:30-3:30
Monday, September 25; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; October 22; 3-5
Monday, November 27; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; December 17; 3-5
Saturday Sampler - NEW SEASON!
On September 2, we will reveal the new project for the 2017/18 year. The designs that I have seen from the team are gorgeous and I think everyone will be very pleased! The design team is planning blocks that use some of the great tools and techniques that are available and I am sure that each meeting will be a great learning experience for everyone!
Just as in the first Saturday Sampler, we will talk about piecing techniques, introduce the group to new classes on our schedule, and show off new fabrics, projects and products in the shop. We are always excited to see what great quilts and other projects our customers have been working on. Everyone present is eligible for our door prize drawings; anyone bringing a show and tell, receives extra door prize tickets.
Saturday, September 2 at 9:30am
UFO Night - $5
If you have never joined us for our monthly UFO gathering, you don't know what you're missing! For the minimal cost of $5 to reserve your spot, you are entered in our doorprize drawing and have access to experienced staff and participants for any guidance you may need. Most of us being a snack to share; we have a good time, get some sewing done, and maybe even do some shopping. The next UFO nights are August 11 and September 8, from 6-10 pm.
Call and reserve your space at our table!
(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
Bargello Basics - $50
It’s finally here! Pam 2’s bargello tote bags have been drawing attention since she brought one into the shop and she is finally going to share her secrets. Learn about fabric selection for achieving dramatic designs and how to plan bargello curves. Then turn your creativity loose – we will make a bargello quilt that can become a tote bag, or add to it for a wallhanging, table runner, or something even bigger! This class is for confident piecers: consistency is more important than quarter inch seams!
Teacher – Pam Baum
Saturday, August 19, 10-5
Fusible Machine Applique - $35,
Learn the basics of machine applique using fusible web! We will introduce you to a variety of fusibles, with focus on the best applications of each. We will also instruct you in the various stitches that can be used to permanently attach the applique. This class includes the materials needed to create the blocks for a table runner. Sashing to complete the project is included in the afternoon mitering class. We will be using Edyta Sitar's AccuQuilt dies for our appliques.
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Friday, August 18, 10-12:30
Note: Sign up for both classes (Basic Mitering for Attic Windows and Borders and Fusible Machine Applique) and you get a $5 discount, along with fabrics and fusible for a complete project!
Basic Mitering for Attic Windows and Borders - $35
This class is focused on creating perfect mitered corners for your quilt. What a great way to practice - making attic windows! The fee includes the sashing needed to add a 2-tone mitered border on each of the applique blocks created in our morning class. Or you can just learn the procedure and make miters on the project of your choosing!
Teacher- Elizabeth Oldham
Friday, August 18, 1:30-4:30
Summer Solstice - $107
Summer Solstice is a great introduction to the Judy Niemeyer paper piecing method. Foundation paper piecing and organization of units is the hallmark of Judy’s paper piecing process, making the construction of what appears to be a difficult pattern much easier. Curved piecing and traditional piecing skills are used to join the various paper elements after the foundation piecing is completed. Join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting (through Quiltworx.com) to learn or expand your paper piecing skills. Class is a “no stress” learning zone so join us and have some fun. No paper piecing experience required but knowledge of your sewing machine is a must.
Teacher - Jan Mathews
Thursdays, August 10, 17, 31, 10-5
Sew-cial General Sit and Sew - $10
Do you have a project that you need help or guidance with? We have regularly scheduled sew days for folks who are specifically working on Judy Niemeyer projects, but were recently reminded that there's not a day set aside for general quilt projects. Well, here it is! Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. Bring your gear and your project - we will be here to answer questions and provide guidance.
Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Monday, August 14, 10-5
Easy Lemoyne Stars - $25
Join us in making a variety of sizes of 8-pointed Lemoyne stars using the Studio 180 Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler. We will turn strip sets into stars with perfect points and no y-seams. Many of us consider Lemoynes to be a challenging block - not with this technique! This class is for all levels of quilters!
Teacher - Pam Baum
Sunday, August 13, 1-5
Judy Niemeyer Sew Day - $10
We have a special opportunity for everyone who has a Judy Niemeyer UFO. There is space in our classroom during our upcoming Summer Solstice and Sunrise Mixer classes; Jan Mathews has graciously agreed to allow those spaces to be occupied by anyone who would like access to her knowledge and advice! We will be treating this as a regular Judy Niemeyer Sit and Sew - please sign up in advance if at all possible to verify that there is still space. The fee is $10 for a full day.
Dates: August 3, 4, 5 (regularly scheduled sew day), 10, 11, 17, 31
Teacher: Jan Mathews
Friday, September 1; 10-5
Friday, October 6; 10-5
BASIC SKILLS CLASSES
Beginning Quilt Making - $70
Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, reading patterns, and how to make the same quilt top that has been taught to over 1200 students over the years.
Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
Sundays; September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 12-5
Sundays; November 12, 19, 26, December 3; 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
Sunday; August 20; 12-2Sunday; October 8; 12-2
Sunday; December 10; 12-2
Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher: Vikki Youngmeyer
Sunday; August 20; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; October 8; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; December 10; 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; August 27; 12-3
Monday, August 28; 10-1
Monday, September 25; 10-1
Sunday; October 22; 12-3
Monday, November 27; 10-1
Sunday; December 17; 12-3