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

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Ongoing Classes & Clubs

AccuCut Rental Feb 1-4, April 1-4, most Thursdays 1-4 check calendar to be sure
$10/30 minutes
We have an industrial size AccuCut cutter with several dies: strips, squares, triangles, rectangles. Sign up for time of the AccuCutter to change your stash into usable strips, squares, rectangles and triangles. We will rent to machine in 1/2 hour intervals (you can get a lot cut in 1/2 hour). Be sure to check which dies we have before you come in.

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 the challenge is to use polka dot fabric in each block. The quilt will be whimsical, and will lend itself to bright colors, stripes, stars, and dots. To start you off we will give you a fat quarter that you must use in your blocks (at least in some of them). But...if you don=t like the fat quarter or dots, you can choose any color scheme you like.

Dresden Plate, English Paper Piecing last Monday of each month, 2-4 Barb Boyer $20 (one time fee)
We will teach the basics of English Paper Piecing, the simple & easy way to hand piece. 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 Dresden PlateCthis is the pattern we=re doing this year.

Hand Embroidery Club2nd 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. We are still doing the Gardner=s Alphabet Quilt Block of the Month by Crabapple Hill. We will explore a variety of embroidery stitches for each block each block (2 letters per month), plus we will learn how to color with regular crayons to enhance the 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 are also looking at new patterns, for those you do not want to do the Alphabet quilt or who have finished those blocks.

Knit Pickers' Club2nd and 4th Wed of each month, 3-7 Carol Moler
We are changing up the Knit Pickers= Club. We=re going to knit 2 days a month every second and fourth Wednesday, and we=ll start earlier in the day at 3. For those you you who work, we=ll still be knitting >till 7. 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 work on some felting projects, fingerless mittens, mittens, and socks. And we're experimenting with group projectsBmeaning we will demonstrate a particular project (fingerless mitts, cables, stranded work, charts) and then everyone does the same pattern. Each month (or so) we will switch to a new project.

Long Arm Quilting ClassesWednesdays from 10:30-1:30, 2:30-5:30 Barb Boyer $30 (check calendar for specific 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 quiltingBit=s just a start.

January classes

Beginning Quilting 8 weeks $65 Barb Boyer Starting Sun Jan 19 or Thur Jan 16.
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.

BJ Designs Quilt $25 Jan 18, 10:30-5 Barb Boyer
You can do any of the designs from BJ: Randolph Reindeer, Morley Moose, Dakota (horse), Sarge (German Shepard) and many others. These are wall hangings made in a collage style. Lessons learned include machine applique, working with fusible webbing, and color color color!

Hand Quilting Wed Jan 15, 10-noon Sandra Freeburg $30
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.

Jelly Roll Race Quilt Mon Jan 20, 10:30-4 $25 (The second of our precut quilt series)
On your mark, get set, SEW! Okay, you don't have to race, but this is another class where you can get the inside of the quilt finished in a day. (Some people can do it in an hour. I looked it up.) All you need is 42 21/2" strips. We have Jelly Rolls, Tonga Treats and Bali Pops if you don't want to cut your own strips. If you do want to cut your own strips, you can use the AccuCutter and your scraps. Skills learned include how to sew straight (again, I'm not joking), piecing on the diagonal (without drawing your lines) and being brave to let the colors fall where they may. This is another quilt that is perfect for that project that needs to be done yesterday.

No Math Flying Geese Quilt $25 Barb Boyer Jan 25, 10:30-4
(The first of our "working with rulers" class)
Master the No Math Flying Goose ruler! There are many rulers to help make accurate flying geese, but this is my favorite. It has 12 different sizes of geese to choose from. You can make any size you want. The sample shown uses the largest flying geese, which makes a bed size quilt sew up very quickly.

Zig Zag Quilt Sat Jan 11, 1-6 $25 Sue Frerich
(The first of our precut quilt series)

February Classes

Bermuda Sunset Sat Feb 15, 10:30-5 10:30-5
$25 Sue Frerich
It may look like it's just squares and half square triangles -- and it is. But the true joy of this quilt is in its colors. Learn color placement from Sue to achieve a beautiful cascading sunset colored quilt! You can use subtle morning colors to turn your quilt into a Bermuda Sunrise, or working with deep yellows, oranges & reds for a sunset version.

Circular Motion Sat Feb 22, 10:30-4 Sue Frerich $25
(The third of our "working with rulers" class)
This quilt uses a 2 Peaks in 1 Triangle ruler, and it creates a triangle in a square block, which when placed with other blocks form a circular pattern. The ruler is very versatile, allowing you to create a number of different triangle blocks in a variety of sizes.

Drunkard's Path Quilt Sat Feb 1, 1-6 $25 Barb Boyer
(The second of our "working with rulers" class)
Drunkard's Path is a classic pattern, offering many design/setting choices. Back Porch Designs makes great, easy to use plastic templates that create easy to sew by machine curves. You can choose between the traditional set or a "rainbow" set that employs an additional curved piece.

Hand Applique/Back Basting Wed Feb 19, 10-noon Sandra Freeburg $30
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!

Strip Stacks Sat. Feb 8, noon-6 $25 Sue Frerich
(The third of our precut quilt series)
Use 2 1/2" precut strips (or cut your own using our AccuCutter-must be done prior to class) and yardage for background to create a quilt, colorful quilt. This is an easy beginner quilt, but you do need to know how to use a rotary cutter and it will give you a lot of practice with your quarter inch seam. But it's not just for beginners-if you need to make a graduation quilt and want a day to get away and just sew, this is the perfect class for you.

Summer Swag Quilt Sat. Feb 29 10:30-5 $25 Jean Korber
(Another of our "working with rulers" series + 2 1/2" pre cut strips)
This quilt is another Krista Moser quilt, no template piecing. If you did FanFaire, you can use the same ruler. And it uses precut 2 1/2" strips! The pattern shows you how to combine strip piecing with diamond star cuts to create a magical three dimensional effect. The pieces are large and uncomplicated, which means in no time you will have a wonderful "summertime" quilt.

T-Shirt Quilt Mon Feb 17 10:30-4 $25 Barb Boyer
T-shirt quilts are popular and easy to make - but with a little coaching from Barb it will make that graduation gift a snap to make. She will also help you design the quilt (especially helpful when you have different sized t-shirts), choose sashing colors if needed, and pick borders to make your quilt unique.

Wool Ornaments Wed Feb 12 10-1 $25 Barb Boyer
Each month we will make a different wool ornament. Not all ornaments will be displayed prior to class. Some will be kitted, others you will need to buy supplies. Lessons learned will include how to use fusible web with wool, whip or tack stitches, blanket stitch, and various other embroidery stitches.

March Classes

Beginning Machine Applique Thurs March 26 1-4 $30 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.

Beginning Machine Quilting Thurs March 19, 1-4 $30 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!

Design Challenge: Using 2 1/2" Strips Sat March 21, 10:30-4 $25 Sue Frerich (Another of our precut quilt series)
Sue will teach you the basic block. The challenge is how to set your blocks together. For those of you who have the EQ program on a laptop computer, you can bring your computer to class and Barb will help you design the block in the program and show you how rearrange blocks in the quilt. For those of you who do not have the program, there will be some limited time for students to work on Barb's computer to design your quilt.

Hand Piecing Dresden Plates Wed March 18 10-noon $30 Sandra Freeburg
Everyone who quilts needs to learn to hand piece. Sometimes we need to have small portable projects to take with us in the car, to doctor appointments, and sometimes, just for relaxing stress free quilting. Learn to hand piece with traditional methods. There are many patterns that are so difficult to piece by machine, but are beautiful when done by hand. This spring, in keeping with our "Dresden Plate" theme, Sandra will teach hand piecing using the Dresden Plate pattern.

Mini Dresden Plates Sat March 28, 10:30-41 $25 Barb Boyer (Another of our "working with rulers" class)
This class will teach you how to use a small and a mini Dresden Plate template to make little Dresden Plate blocks. You can choose how you want to use your little Dresden Plates: Big quilt, wall hanging, tea towel, tote bag. We will have suggestions to help you decide, or you can simply chose a project from the book. Book and templates are required.

Wool Ornaments Wed Mar 25 10-1 $25 Barb Boyer
Each month we will make a different wool ornament. Not all ornaments will be displayed prior to class. Some will be kitted, others you will need to buy supplies. Lessons learned will include how to use fusible web with wool, whip or tack stitches, blanket stitch, and various other embroidery stitches.

Wyoming Bear's Paw Sat March 7 & 14 1-6 $25 Barb Boyer This iconic block is an over sized regular Bear's Paw block, with miniature bear's paw blocks in the "paws" of the big block. Lessons learned in class will include working in miniature and making half square triangles using the bias strip piecing method. You can make your blocks two toned or scrappy.

April Classes

Beginning Machine Applique Sun April 26, 1-4 $30 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.

Beginning Machine Quilting Sun April 19, 1-4 $30 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!

Binding Thur April 9 1-4 Barb Boyer $25
You'll learn how to accurately cut your bindings, whether bias, cross or straightBand when to use which one. You'll learn how to cut, then sew, join (so easy) and hand stitch it down. Bindings so easy peasy you'll wonder why you were ever nervous about putting on the binding.

It's Not too Early for Halloween Quilt Sat April 25 10-2 $25 Barb Boyer
This cute quilt is an embroidered Halloween Quilt from Buttermilk Basin. The first class will get you started on your embroidery. I'll show you the basic stitch (outline or stem stitch), satin stitch, chain stitch and French knot. We'll discuss tracing options, floss colors and background colors. Then, this summer when your embroidery work is finished, we will get together for the final part: setting the quilt. I will have an alternate way to set your blocks, so you will a different option from the pattern.

Let There Be Dragons Quilt Sat April 11 1-6 $25 Barb Boyer
In the Beginning has created this marvelous dragon fabric: in orange & flame colors, or cool blues & purples. The dragons are in a panel and there is a coordinating border stripe. The blocks are easy and the panel makes this quilt go together quickly. You will also learn how to miter the borders-a new skill to add to your toolbox!

Running Wild Sat April 4, 1-6 $25 Barb Boyer (Another of our "working with rulers" class)
This quilt is a combination kaleidoscope and panel, using Northcott's Wild Horses fabrics. This cascading colored quilt can be made just with the kaleidoscope blocks, or, just like the sampler, you can insert parts of the Running Horses panel in random places. This block uses a Creative Grid specialty ruler to cut the wedges for the kaleidoscope blocks.

Wool Ornaments Wed April 22 10-1 $25 Barb Boyer
Each month we will make a different wool ornament. Not all ornaments will be displayed prior to class. Some will be kitted, others you will need to buy supplies. Lessons learned will include how to use fusible web with wool, whip or tack stitches, blanket stitch, and various other embroidery stitches.

May Classes

A Study in Subtle Sat May 16, 10:30-5 $30 Sue Frerich
This sample quilt uses taupes and other subtle colorations to create light and medium/dark blocks. The block is simple, but small, and there are tricks to getting everything to line up. You can also make this quilt in any combination of fabrics, so it is perfect for scraps.

Binding Sun May 31 1-4 Barb Boyer $25
You'll learn how to accurately cut you bindings, whether bias, cross or straightBand when to use which one. You'll learn how to cut, the sew, then join (so easy) and hand stitch it down. Bindings so easy peasy you=ll wonder why you were ever nervous about putting on the binding.

Credit Card Holders Sat May 9 3-6 $25 Barb Boyer
Make a fast,easy credit card holder that is lined with that special stuff that prevents hackers from stealing your info. Two fat quarters will make several card holders, or you could use a fat quarter and our cork fabric, to make an extra special card holder.

Heart's Desire Sat May 2 1-6 Barb Boyer $25 (Another of our precut quilt series)
This quilt uses 2 1/2" strips plus yardage to make the oversized hearts. Our choice for fabrics is the new line from Alexander Henry: Ghastlies Fall In Love-as only the Ghastly characters can. This is a quick quilt to sew and if you still need a graduation present, you should be able to get the top done in no time.

Intro to Sashiko Sat May 9, 1-3 $25 Kathy Sconce
Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan. Traditional Sashiko embroidery used white thread on a blue background, but today's sashiko uses many colors of thread, including variegated, and a variety of different colored backgrounds. The main stitch is a type of running stitch and the patterns are often geometric. Learn the basic stitch in the intro class and make a small wall hanging, tea towel, or quilt.

Machine Applied Binding Thur May TBA $30
Jean will show you several ways to cut and apply binding, completely by machine. Then if you bring a small project, that is already quilted and ready for binding, you can use Jean's techniques and tricks to apply the binding to your project. You probably won't finish your binding, but you will get hands on experience so you can take what you've learned & finish at home.

Pillow Case Party Sun. May 17 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!

Wool Ornaments Wed May 13 10-1 $25 Barb Boyer
Each month we will make a different wool ornament. Not all ornaments will be displayed prior to class. Some will be kitted, others you will need to buy supplies. Lessons learned will include how to use fusible web with wool, whip or tack stitches, blanket stitch, and various other embroidery stitches.


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.