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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.


Mystery Club
We have made at least four different blocks.  Some have constructed their project using traditional methods, others have given the Studio 180 rulers a try.  Either way, the results are going to be a spectacular surprise.  And so we have the mystery!  No more cutting for this series, but please bring all your fabrics and completed blocks.  We are going to start part of the assembly.  
Come try to guess where this is going.  Hope to see you then!

Leader - Pam Brown
July 28
; 9-11; 11:30-1:30

This is a project based class to learn the techniques and tools in the Westalee Continuum Quilting Set, not the basic guide class.  We have had a number of people ask to join the class so I have set up a new section that will start on May 12.  If you wish to join us, please sign up today!  You must have had the Westalee guide class.  If you purchased the Westalee Continuum set from us, the class is FREE!  If you did not, you pay $50 for the classes.  
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

July 141:30-3:15 or 3:15-5

Accuquilt Club

Our AccuQuilt Club is for everybody!  If you have purchased AccuQuilt supplies at the shop, we offer this class to you for free as a thank you!  If you like the project or are interested in potentially purchasing an AccuQuilt cutter, please join us for one of our meetings.  The cost of $30 will be refunded if you decide to purchase a Go! or a Go Big!  These tools make cutting a breeze, and perfectly accurate as well as really fast!

June's project will be a patriotic table runner using flying geese dies, as well as several dies from the Qube.  July's project will focus on Christmas ideas and dies, 
from gift bags and mug rugs to ???  (shhh!  It's a Christmas surprise!)

Teacher - Bonnie McCormick

July 27, 10:30-3:30

Fancy Stitches!

A new club exploring embellishment of your projects with hand embroidery.  Great for wool projects, crazy quilts, and other needlework designs.  
Saturday, July 28; 2-4  (Bowl Fillers - taught by Rose Ann - Kit and class $35)

Saturday Sampler

Be sure to come to the Saturday Sampler with your Show and Tells!  Saturday Sampler is a fun way to learn new skills, visit with your new quilting buddies and get a chance to make a beautiful quilt! 

General Meeting – Saturday, July 7;  9:30-10:30

Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins

July 17, 5-8, July 20, 1-4

Tucker University - Cost $20


Our July class is based on the Split Rects ruler.  These units are generally made using plastic templates, or at least, they were until Deb Tucker invented this ruler! The basic shape created is a half rectangle, which can be used to make crisp, clean, strong star points as well as a variety of other border and block additions.

 Coming in August - Diamond Rects - This is an essential for Storm at Sea!

 Teacher - Pam Baum

Choice of 4 classes - Tuesday, July 10, 11-2 or 6-9, Friday July 13, 1-4, 
Saturday, July 14, 10-1

Please sign up in advance so that 

we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!

Teacher – Pam Baum

UFO Night - $5

All are welcome to our monthly UFO evening!  Join us for fun, fabric and fellowship, and work on your Un-Finished Object!  Staffers are always happy to offer advice if you are in need.  Bring a stack to share and a quilting-related project to show off for extra door prize tickets!

Leader - Pam Baum
Upcoming UFO nights
July 13, 6-10
August 10, 6-10
September - (will be the annual pillowcase challenge)
October 12, 6-10


(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!

More details will be following next week, but we wanted you to know about the great week of Christmas classes we have planned in July.

July 23 (Monday) is Kids Day.  Pam Baum and Bonnie McCormick will be hosting a gathering to create Christmas presents, decorations, etc.  Ages 8 and up.  (yes, adults are welcome too!)

July 27 (Friday) is AccuQuilt day.  Bonnie McCormick will be focused on a variety of Christmas projects, using AccuQuilt dies for piecing and applique, even adding some machine embroidery.

We're still working on some details, but we want you to know about some of our great classes coming in the next few months!

Cathedral Windows - August Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30

Clockworx, a beginner Judy Niemeyer paper piecing project, August 18

Scalloped Borders and Bias Binding, August 24 or September 1

Machine Embroidery Clutch in the Hoop, September 9

Winter Traditions, a Niemeyer Snowflake Quilt, September 22, 23, 24

Ventana - Cost $40

Join us for a class that uses the elegant new Holiday Flourish 11 fabric to create a fabulous Christmas quilt!  This is an extremely easy paper piecing technique, great for beginners.  The pattern is from Alison Glass,  a modern designer of great quilts and fantastic fabrics.  The pattern creates an interesting secondary design in this throw-sized quilt!

Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham
July 21, 10:30-5

Christmas Dresden 
Neighborhood - $35

NOTE:  We do know that the picture at left is a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood (isn't it cute?), but we don't have our Christmas sample done yet and we wanted you to see the project asap.
Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fusing fun!  We will teach you the basics of making a happy Christmas neighborhood in the shape of Dresden plate, a great wallhanging to celebrate the holiday season.  You will create a variety of wonky houses to express your holiday vibe - silly, traditional, or whatever else you desire!

 Teacher - Pam Brown

Sunday, July 22, 12:30-5

Giving Tree Wallhanging or 

Table Topper - $30

 We have a great project that looks much more difficult than it actually is, suitable for anyone of advanced beginner stage and above.  Yes, it's curved piecing, but this is the Quick Curve Ruler method, which makes for beautifully perfect blocks.  For all who have listened to Pam Baum wax eloquent on the wonders of the Studio 180 rulers, you know that she loves to trim down her units to make them as perfect as possible.  Here is another ruler that follows the same principle, only with curves!  Join us for a fun day of sewing, learn the wonders of the mini-QCR, and make a great project all at the same time!

Teacher - Pam Baum

Tuesday, July 24, 11-3 (but you can stay later if you want!)

Disappearing Nine Patch, Christmas Style - $45, 
Includes 2 charm packs and pattern

 We just love the variety of designs that can be created using this method of piecing.  In this beginner class, Pattie will lead you through the process of making nine patch blocks and then cutting them to pieces!  If you have ever thought that you might need permission to cut up your pieced blocks, Pattie is the person to encourage that practice.  For piecers of all skill levels, this is a class sure to be fun and productive.

 Teacher - Pattie Fox

Thursday, July 26, 11-3

Summertime Boot Camps

If you have ever wanted to spend a week immersed in a quilt project, we have a couple of options for you this summer.  

We are excited to announce another Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month class, this time as 6 days in a row!  Our Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews, will lead the class through the entire process of paper-piecing a quilt using the efficient Niemeyer methods.  This is a class for anybody who is familiar with their sewing machine.  Six days in a row - and you can leave your machine and supplies at the shop instead of hauling them back and forth.  Check out the information in our classes section for more information.

Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month Class BOOTCAMP  – 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 6 full day sessions.  
The cost of the pattern and fabric is additional. 
Please call the shop (281-491-0016) or email 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.  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
July 30 - August 4 

** Color Theory - $57**

 Are you struggling with choosing fabrics for your project? Do you remember studying the Color Wheel in school but don't recall the specifics you learned or how to apply what you remember?  Here is your opportunity to get a refresher and a couple of new tips for applying color theory to commercial fabrics for selecting your fabrics for a "WOW" project.  You will begin a Color Journal which will become an important quilting tool for helping you create amazing quilts with "impact".  Lecture format - no sewing machine required.  All levels.  come play with color!!!

Teacher - Jan Mathews

July 15, 12-5

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 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
July 7, 8, 9; 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

Friday, July 6; 10-5
Monday, August 6; 10-5

Friday, September 28; 10-5

Monday, October 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

Tuesday, July 17, 10-5

Monday, August 13, 10-5

Tuesday, September 11, 10-5

Friday, October 5, 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.
Level:  Beginner
Teacher:  Pam Thorlin

July 29, August 5, 12, 19; 12-5
September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 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). 
Level: Beginner

Teacher: Rose Ann Cook

June 29; 12-2
July 26; 12-2
October 28; 12-2

Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher:  Vikki Youngmeyer
Level:  Beginner
June 29; 2:30-4:30
July 26; 2:30-4:30
October 28; 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
August 27; 10-1p

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