Quilt Classes & More - Fall 2010

Primitive Rug Hooking *NEW*

Rug hooking began as a way to use up wool scraps and make something utilitarian for the home. Nowadays “hookers” use a variety of fibers to create pieces for the wall as well as the floor. In this two part class you will learn the basics of primitive rug hooking, using 1/4” wool fabric strips dyed by the instructor. You will be able to choose your own colors! The second class will include ways to finish your piece.


Instructor: Debbie Moyes


Saturdays, Sept. 18 & Oct. 16, 12:30-2:30


Fee: $45.00 Includes Project Kit   


Sew Simple Attic Windows *NEW*

The extremely easy Sew Simple Attic Window technique gives the effect of a window with frames without using a Y- seam or miter.  It is quick and easy and perfect for beginners.  Picture a scene out your window and we will sew it up!  Choose any non-directional print or solid for your ‘window’.  It could be flowers or shades of colors for a sunset or just any favorite fabric!  Theresa will demonstrate how to do the traditional Attic Window block but the quilt will be made with the Sew Simple technique.


Instructor: Theresa


Thursday, September 23, 10:30-1:00

Wednesday, October 20, 6:30-9:00


Fee: $21.00   

Quilt on a Chair*NEW*

Brighten up your dull folding chairs by learning this fun & fast technique. Using various sized fabric strips sewn on a foundation, we will get the “quilt" for the back of the chair done in class.




Instructor: Diane Nieman


Saturday, October 2, 2:00-4:30


Fee: $20.00
























Fabulous Feathers with Anne Lullie *NEW*

Have you always wanted to be able to machine quilt those fabulous looking feathers you see on traditional and contemporary quilts? If you feel confident with free motion quilting, and are ready for a new challenge; you will love this workshop featuring a variety of machine quilted feather techniques! Anne will present marked as well as non-marked methods of making feathers in a variety of shapes and sizes.


Instructor: Anne Lullie


Saturday, November 13, 12:00-3:00


Fee: $21.00   



Charming Tessellations - Twister Ruler *NEW*

Using the Lil Twister template, you’ll create a beautiful quilt in just a few hours!  



Instructor:  Deb Walker


Saturday, September 4, 2:00-5:00

Wednesday, December 8, 6:00-9:00


Fee: $21.00  


Perfect Wrap Pocket Ornaments

Sometimes the perfect gift for someone is a gift card. Now, with just a bit of fabric, you can make the perfect holder for it…and when the card is spent, they will still have a beautiful ornament to hang on their tree. This ornament is flat so you can even tuck it in a card and mail it. This class involves a bit of paper piecing….a refresher will be given if you need it. Don’t let it scare you away, it’s easy & fun!


Instructor: Deb Walker


Tuesday, November 30, 6:30-9:00


Fee: $18.00    


Not Your Ordinary Thread Bag

This is a “must have” for every quilter….but don’t limit its use to just catching threads! This bag will make a great litter bag in your car, use it to hold the remote control in the family room, take it to ‘crops’ when you do your paper crafting. Use your imagination and you’re sure to find a use for it!


Instructor: Deb Walker


Wednesday, September 8, 6:30-9:00


Fee: $20.00 Includes Finishing Kit   


54-40 or Fight - 2 Part Quilt Class *NEW*

“54-40 or Fight” is a great tradition quilt block based on a political slogan from the mid 1800’s.  It is a fun block to make and creates cool secondary patterns.  In making this quilt, you will learn how to use the Tri-Recs ruler to make a new kind of triangle block in this star pattern.  It is easy to do and suitable for any Quilt Academy graduate or someone looking for a relatively quick summer project.              


Instructor: Theresa Polyack


Wednesdays, Dec. 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30


Fee: $30.00     

Texture Magic Tuilip Purse Class *NEW*

You will be making a bag and embellishing it with fabric using Texture Magic.   It is a fun way to add interest to a project.  I will have different samples and talk about other ways of using this great product.


Instructor: Jean Mueller


Saturday, September 11, 10:30-3:30


Fee: $35.00     

Hand Embroidery Workshop*NEW*

Spend the afternoon with Joanne and learn a variety of basic and decorative embroidery stitches.  Techniques learned will be useful for wool and cotton appliquers and also for anyone who wants to learn embroidery.  You’ll leave the workshop with a sampler of stitches for future reference. 



Instructor:  Joanne Parks


Saturday, October 23, 2:00-5:00


Fee: $25.00   








"Ugly Punkins" Class*NEW*

Come join in making folk art "ugly punkins".  We'll machine stitch the bodies and stems; stuff them; and, hand stitch the stems to the bodies.  Choose from three sizes or make all three.  They're sure to be a charming addition to your fall decor.



Instructor: Mark Kerkman - Guest Teacher


Saturday, September 25, 10:30-1:00


Fee: $20.00  

Twisted Spools - Tube Quilting Technique Class *NEW*

In this technique class you will learn tube quilting.  You will be making a quilt in class to use as a wall hanging or table topper and get information for a larger quilt. Tube quilting is very easy and quick.  I will be showing variations of this in the class.  This is a fun thing to add to your quilting experience.


Instructor: Jean Mueller


  Wednesday, December 1, 6:30-9:00


Fee: $20.00  


Mariners Compass - 2 Part Class *NEW*

If you want to take your paper piecing skills to the next level, Brenda Hennings (creator of Triangulations software) has a great method for you.  With Deb’s help and Brenda’s methods, this difficult looking quilt comes together with ease. You should be familiar with the basics of paper piecing before attending this 2 part class.           


Instructor: Deb Walker


Wednesday, Oct. 6 & 13, 6:30-8:30


Fee: $30.00  


Quilt Repair Class with Sandy Schweitzer *NEW*

Learn when and how to make repairs on antique and newly-made quilts.  Class will cover basic repair techniques, “tricks” and methods, as well as a show ‘n tell of quilts needing repairs, unfinished tops and blocks. 


Instructor:  Sandy Schweitzer


Saturday, November 20, 2:00-5:00

Fee: $35.00 Includes Repair Kit 


Machine Quilting Workshop

Come and join award winning quilter Anne Lullie for this all-day machine quilting workshop.  She will walk you through all the basic skills you need and then add in a few specialized techniques using your own machine.  This is a class every quilter should have.  Even if you think you don’t like quilting, you need to know how to do it so that you can tell someone else how you want it done.         


Instructor:  Anne Lullie -  annelullie.com


Sunday, September 19, 12:00-5:00               


Fee: $35.00