453 Vandehi Suite 120
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
Phone: 307-433-9555
 
 
 

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CLASSES

The Spring 2017 schedule is done! We may make a few changes here and there and we may add a class or two. Please feel free to sign up now--and if you are interested in any class, but aren't sure, please just tell us and make sure we put your name down anyway. That will help me prepare better for upcoming classes. And I'm serious about telling us--or me in particular--to write your name down--I forget to do that & then I never know who is coming to class. You'll be doing me a favor by helping me stay on track. :) Some special notes about the classes: We are doing several quilts that teach new techniques. I especially encourage all of my beginning quilting students to learn new techniques, and for those of us who have been quilting for awhile, change it up, make something new & different. Use a new tool, work with different fabrics, try different techniques. Quilts that have new or different techniques include: Strippy Quilt, One Block Wonder Panel quilt, French Braid quilt, Hunter's Star, Cardinal Waltz, and the Spider Web quilt. We are also doing several applique quilts--the easy way: fused. So you will learn machine applique techniques in these classes: Floral Menagerie, Baltimore Woods, and Great Pumpkin. We offer hand work in the English Paper Piecing Club--come sit, stitch & watch small pieces turn into beautiful quilts. We are also doing wool applique in the Embroidery Club this year. We will explore wools, threads, flannels, and embroidery as we sit & stitch our quilt together. For easy quilts that fall into the "get r' done" category (for all skill levels including beginner) we have the classic Take 5 quilt offered on Presidents' Day, Rain Stick quilt and Scrappy Churn Dash.


And don't forget about the FREE Block of the Month starting in January. We are doing a "modern" styled quilt--something we haven't done before. So we will be talking in class about what makes a quilt "modern." You will need about 4 1/2- 5 yards of a background, plus 2 1/2 - 3 yards for a border. See picture below. We will start scheduling rental times for the Nolting machines-----but we won't start renting until February. I don't want to schedule until I am sure everything is done next door. The expansion is going well. The walls have been ripped out & electrical is being wired. Next will be prepping the walls for paint, and then painting. After that I'll figure out what to do with the floors/carpet. Then we cut the hole. If the hole gets cut before the year end sale, we will have the expansion open for viewing. But we probably won't have time to move the furniture in, get the machine up & get quilts hung. That will be on the January To Do List. You will note in the calendar that in January I will be doing long arm quilt demos on Wednesday afternoons. Anyone can come & watch. I won't be teaching, I'll just be demonstrating how the machine works. In February I will start teaching classes on how the machine works. I will take up to 4 people per class. You must take this class before I will rent the machine--even if you have used a machine in the past, I will have you take this class. I will add other days to the classes (meaning, I will schedule a few more Saturday classes) as we get going with this. We will also only be renting, at first, just a few days a week. We'll be experimenting how to do this, so just be patient with us. And all of this presumes that we will be open next door by the beginning of the year. If we aren't, that part of the schedule will just get pushed back.

CLASSES

Hand Applique/Back Basting TBA Sandra Freeburg $25 Watch the calendar or call for dates

Back basting is a template free method of needle turn applique. No slippery freezer paper or chalked lines on top that never seem to get turned under quite right. This method is especially great for traveling, because your pieces will be basted onto your background -- no need for pins to get in the way. This class is great for beginners and all levels of appliquers. Don't let hand applique frustrate you. It's really easy and relaxing!

Hand Quilting TBA Sandra Freeburg $25 Watch the calendar or call for dates

Hand quilting is an art that should not be lost. By the end of Sandra's class you will be hand quilting with confidence. Everyone has at least one special quilt that calls out for hand quilting. And there is nothing better than the feel of a hand quilted quilt. Do yourself a favor and learn this art that connects us to our past -- our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Spoon Quilting TBA Sandra Freeburg $25 Watch the calendar or call for dates

No more sore fingers! Learn to Spoon Quilt, with a special spoon quilting tool. This tool helps you keep your stitches tiny and even without pricking your finger. Need to have basic quilting skills (rocking motion quilting).

January Classes & Special Events

Baltimore Woods Block of the Month 2nd Saturday of the month through April 1-4 $25 Sue Frerich.

This Baltimore album inspired quilt features adorable woodland creatures including an owl, fox, deer, skunk and bear along with a modern takes on some traditional Baltimore blocks. These blocks are fused and machine appliqued in place.

Beginning Quilting Thurs. starting Jan 18 6-9 OR Sun Jan 21 1-4 8 weeks $65 Barb Boyer

This comprehensive 8-week course will introduce to you almost everything you need to know about piecing a quilt top. Along the way you will learn about color, batting, thread, machines and various techniques to give you the skills to make almost any quilt.

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

Cardinal Waltz Sat January 20, 1-6 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

This quilt features the classic 54-40 or Fight block paired with a Snowball block. The combination is often called Tennessee Waltz. Pattern will be provided and a special ruler will be required. While this quilt is made in Christmas colors of red and green, the cardinal fabric that used is timeless and can be displayed any time during the year.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Long Arm Quilt Demonstrations Wednesdays in January from 1-3 Barb Boyer FREE!

Come watch long arm quilting in action! I will have a quilt loaded onto our Nolting long arm machine and I'll demonstrate various quilting patterns and basically show how the machine works. Come & watch, stay as long as you like. I have the classes scheduled to begin on the 10th, assuming our new space is up & running.

Scrappy Churn Dash, Saturday Jan 27 10:30-4 Barb Boyer $20

This is one of the coziest quilts you will ever make. The blocks are large sized churn dash blocks made from flannels and brushed cottons (your choice). You can also make it from batiks and regular cottons, but the scrappy flannel choices make this quilt into a perfect winter cozy quilt.


February Classes and Special Events

Baltimore Woods Block of the Month 2nd Saturday of the month through April 1-4 $25 Sue Frerich.

This Baltimore album inspired quilt features adorable woodland creatures including an owl, fox, deer, skunk and bear along with a modern takes on some traditional Baltimore blocks. These blocks are fused and machine appliqued in place.

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Long Arm Quilting Classes Wednesdays in February, March & April from 10:30-1:30 or 6-8:30 and Saturday Feb. 17, 10:30-1:30 & 3-6, Barb Boyer $30 (check calendar for times & dates)

In this class you will learn all about the Nolting long arm quilting machines: loading, threading, quilting. I'll demonstrate how to load and thread, set stitch length, change tension, wind and load bobbins. Then I will load a practice quilt onto the machine and show how to do hand guided quilting. Each student will be given at least 15-20 minutes of practice time. (Each class is limited to 4 students). You will be able to do free hand quilting plus you can practice following a pantograph. Any quilter who wants to rent to machines must take this class first, regardless of whether you have experience on a long arm machine. This class is not designed to teach you everything there is to know about long arm quilting-it's just a start.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

Rain Stick Quilt, Saturday Feb 17 10:30-4 Sue Frerich $25

This is a brightly colored, almost color wheel flavored quilt. It's a cascade of color in strips and squares, imitating the visually the sound a rain stick makes. We will have precut strips available in cascading colors for your convenience.

Strippy Quilt Feb. 24, 10:30-4 Barb Boyer $20

This is a great plaid quilt-but one where you don't have to worry about keeping anything straight. It has strips, squares, and diagonal stripped blocks, very geometric. Perfect for scraps, flannels, brushed cottons, solids, and I can envision a stunning version all from batiks.

Take 5 Quilt, Monday February 19 10:30-54 Barb Boyer $20

In 5 minutes you can find 5 fabrics and in 5 hours you will have a quilt. You can do it, but most people take a little longer. This is a quick & easy quilt. It's great for a kid's quilt, a dorm quilt, or just a quilt to showcase big and bold prints. Come sew all and see how far you get!


March Classes and Special Events

Baltimore Woods Block of the Month 2nd Saturday of the month through April 1-4 $25 Sue Frerich.

This Baltimore album inspired quilt features adorable woodland creatures including an owl, fox, deer, skunk and bear along with a modern takes on some traditional Baltimore blocks. These blocks are fused and machine appliqued in place.

Beginning Machine Quilting Thurs Mar 22, 1-4 AND 6-9 $25 Sue Frerich

Be prepared to quilt! You will practice your quilting skills on various samples, using both your walking foot and darning foot. Batting, threads, needles and patterns will be discussed. Who knows? By the time you leave you may even be able to write/quilt your name!

Beginning Machine Applique Thurs Mar 29, 1-4 AND 6-9 $25 Barb Boyer

So many quilts use applique these days. Learn the ins and outs of machine applique, from points to curves. We will practice the button hole/blanket stitch, satin stitch, and you can also play around with your decorative stitches. Threads, fusibles and stabilizers will be discussed.

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

French Braid March 17 & 31 10:30-5 Sue Frerich $25

Are you looking for a little challenge & new technique to learn? That results is a spectacular quilt? Then come learn how to do the French Braid quilt. Cascading colors make this a very striking quilt-and it really is easier than it looks. Techniques learn include how to handle bias, color placement to create a great cascading effect, and, of course, how to French Braid!

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Long Arm Quilting Classes Wednesdays in February, March & April from 10:30-1:30 or 6-8:30 and Saturday Feb. 17, 10:30-1:30 & 3-6, Barb Boyer $30 (check calendar for times & dates)

In this class you will learn all about the Nolting long arm quilting machines: loading, threading, quilting. I'll demonstrate how to load and thread, set stitch length, change tension, wind and load bobbins. Then I will load a practice quilt onto the machine and show how to do hand guided quilting. Each student will be given at least 15-20 minutes of practice time. (Each class is limited to 4 students). You will be able to do free hand quilting plus you can practice following a pantograph. Any quilter who wants to rent to machines must take this class first, regardless of whether you have experience on a long arm machine. This class is not designed to teach you everything there is to know about long arm quilting-it's just a start.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

Roaring through the 20s, Foundation Paper Piecing Thursdays Feb 1 & 15; Mar 1 & 15, April 5 & 26. 2-4 Sue Frerich $30

The blocks are classic, but you can put a modern spin on the blocks through your fabric selection. Learn to do a variety of paper pieced blocks-2 blocks per class and class every other week (for the most part) to keep you going. This is a great dorm quilt for your new grad, a mom's day quilt, a wedding quilt-just think of the May gifts you may be needing and make this quilt as one of your gifts. It's a perfect way to learn paper piecing.

Spider Web Quilt Saturday March 24. 10:30-4 Barb Boyer $20

Everyone who has the 60 degree triangle for making the Triangle Frenzy table runner-here is a quilt that you can do using this same ruler! It's a strip pieced quilt (strip size of your choosing). Turn your strips into triangles and turn your triangles into rows, creating "spider webs." Great for scraps or precuts.


April Classes and Special Events

Baltimore Woods Block of the Month 2nd Saturday of the month through April 1-4 $25 Sue Frerich.

This Baltimore album inspired quilt features adorable woodland creatures including an owl, fox, deer, skunk and bear along with a modern takes on some traditional Baltimore blocks. These blocks are fused and machine appliqued in place.

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Long Arm Quilting Classes Wednesdays in February, March & April from 10:30-1:30 or 6-8:30 and Saturday Feb. 17, 10:30-1:30 & 3-6, Barb Boyer $30 (check calendar for times & dates)

In this class you will learn all about the Nolting long arm quilting machines: loading, threading, quilting. I'll demonstrate how to load and thread, set stitch length, change tension, wind and load bobbins. Then I will load a practice quilt onto the machine and show how to do hand guided quilting. Each student will be given at least 15-20 minutes of practice time. (Each class is limited to 4 students). You will be able to do free hand quilting plus you can practice following a pantograph. Any quilter who wants to rent to machines must take this class first, regardless of whether you have experience on a long arm machine. This class is not designed to teach you everything there is to know about long arm quilting-it's just a start.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

One Block Wonder Panel Quilt Sat April 28 & May 12 & 26 see calendar for times $30 Sue Frerich

For all of you who missed the class before, you don't want to miss this class-we won't have it on the schedule again for awhile. The technique is called One Block Wonder and you need 7 panels for the quilt. Sue used a beautiful eagle print (keep your fingers crossed, we may be able to get 1 bolt). But we have lots of interesting panels that would make a fantastic One Block Wonder Panel Quilt. (I'm looking at the Star Wars panels....). The technique used is similar to a Stack & Whack quilt, but the difference is in how it is sewn together. This is truly a stunning quilt. You don't want to miss this class!

Pillow Case Party Sun. April 29 1-4 FREE

If you've never made a pillow case, or just want some time to sew a pillow case, this class is for you. This is a great mother/daughter styled class and pillow cases make great presents!

Roaring through the 20s, Foundation Paper Piecing Thursdays Feb 1 & 15; Mar 1 & 15, April 5 & 26. 2-4 Sue Frerich $30

The blocks are classic, but you can put a modern spin on the blocks through your fabric selection. Learn to do a variety of paper pieced blocks-2 blocks per class and class every other week (for the most part) to keep you going. This is a great dorm quilt for your new grad, a mom's day quilt, a wedding quilt-just think of the May gifts you may be needing and make this quilt as one of your gifts. It's a perfect way to learn paper piecing.


May Classes and Special Events

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Hunter Star, the easy way May 19 10:30-4 Barb Boyer $20 (Watch this date, it may have to change)

The Hunter looks complicated, but with the fast & easy tool, it's a snap. We are getting beautiful collections that I bought specifically for this class. If you are looking to learn a new technique, this is a great quilt for that.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

One Block Wonder Panel Quilt Sat April 28 & May 12 & 26 see calendar for times $30 Sue Frerich

For all of you who missed the class before, you don't want to miss this class-we won't have it on the schedule again for awhile. The technique is called One Block Wonder and you need 7 panels for the quilt. Sue used a beautiful eagle print (keep your fingers crossed, we may be able to get 1 bolt). But we have lots of interesting panels that would make a fantastic One Block Wonder Panel Quilt. (I'm looking at the Star Wars panels....). The technique used is similar to a Stack & Whack quilt, but the difference is in how it is sewn together. This is truly a stunning quilt. You don't want to miss this class!


June Classes and Special Events

Block of the Month First Sat of month 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer

Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club 4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20

English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Floral Menagerie 1st Saturday of Month thru June, 1-4 Barb Boyer free with purchase of kit

This adorable, bright & sparkling quilt is a snap to do. The quilt is kitted and the class works as follows: Buy the first installment for $123, which contains all of thebackground fabric, the pattern and the first 2 blocks. Then every month, for $16 you will get the fabric for the next 2 blocks. During class, you will have time to cut and piece your blocks-you may even get them done! I will also teach how to do the machine applique on the animals. We have 5 kits left-these kits will not be on the Customer Appreciation Sale.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE Kathy Sconce

If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Wed of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler

Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. We're currently working on some felting projects, but we're planning on heading into fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Feb-Dec. 4-6 FREE

This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.


CLUBS

HAND EMBROIDERY CLUB-FREE!
If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. You can work on your own projects or you can join the project we are doing. This year we are following a purchased pattern called My Crazy Life. It is wool appliques on flannel backgrounds. Then we will explore a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish each block-4 six inch blocks per month (or whatever you choose to do), for a total of 48 blocks. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques. We will also discuss wool, felted wool, wool felt, various threads for embroidery, various techniques for the wool applique and setting options for the quilt.


Knit Pickers' Club FREE!
This is another get-together class to sit & knit, work on our projects, share information and get some help. We will share techniques, suggest patterns, but mainly we'll sit & knit (or pick). We are discussing trying to do a group project-meaning everyone does the same pattern. Each month we will learn a different pattern, make it into a square and eventually put all the squares into one project-afghan, scarf, bag, etc.

Block of the Month Club FREE!
First Saturday of the Month, 10:30-11:15. Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a "modern" quilt. Something new, something different. I will provide some other options as we explore the modern quilt world.

English Paper Piecing Club FREE!
4th (or last) Mondays 2-4 English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden-this is the pattern I am STILL doing this year. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Monthly Mini Club FREE!
First Saturday of the Month from 4-6.
This year we are going to do the Great Pumpkin Quilt, a purchased pattern. It will start in February because we are still finishing last year's Holiday Houses in January. Starting in February we will work on the Great Pumpkin quilt. We will plan to do 2 blocks a month, and do the top banner section over two months. In class we will discuss use of color in the backgrounds and pumpkins. We will also discuss and learn various machine applique techniques to use on the blocks.

Toad Toters Club
On full moon days (as noted in the calendar) you will get 20% off all purchases (not otherwise discounted) that you can fit in your bag. You must bring your bag to participate. On Blue Moon days (we have 2, January & March), Toad Toters will get a special treat. Stay tuned.


Full Moon Days:

January 1 (but we're closed) & 31 (BM), March 1 & March 31 (BM), April 29, May 29

Color of the Month

January purple; February red; March blue; April yellow; May neutrals.


Discount Policy

We will honor only one discount -- whichever is largest. You can't combine a 10% with a 25% discount to get a 35% discount. On this we can't be bribed.