Summer Class Schedule
Patriotic Table Runner - Tuesday May 22 1-4 pm $25
Class fee includes fabric kit to make one runner, 12 x 60 inches
Just in time for the summer holidays. Let Faye show you how to make this table runner of stars and stripes, all made from precuts. We were astonished to see how easy to make this variable (aka Ohio) star using 2.5 inch strips - absolutely NO setting in corners or triangles! Sew it in one afternoon and make one for all your friends and family. Red, white, and blue strips are provided in the fabric kit included in the class fee. Enough strips to make one long runner, two shorter runners, or two placemats. Use this same technique and make more stars and strips and presto, you have a quilt of valor.
Our goal in class is always to show you a technique, then let you be creative and show a variety of ways to make additional projects with the knowledge gained in class. No need to take a new class for every project.
Sew this up in one afternoon, then hop over to the Bernina Q20 and quilt it using a wave ruler.
Techniques: half square triangles, snowball corners, sew multiple strips
Strictly limited to 4 students. Call 941-330-0993 for a seat $2
Free Motion on the Bernina Q20 - $20/hour
Monday with Teresa or
Friday with Faye
Pre-requisite. Knowledge of free motion quilting. This is not a free motion class. We will show you how to use the Q20 to finish your quilt. Needles and thread are included in the fee. Call 941-330-0993 for an appointment.
Sewing Machine Maintenance and Cleaning $25
First Friday of every month. 10:30 - 12 noon. June 1, July 6, August 3
Class fee includes a cleaning kit with chenille stems, machine oil, brush, and a proper screwdriver. Stop paying $75+ to have a technician service your machine. You can do this, and should do this regularly. Eliminate skipped stitches and bobbin jams with regular cleaning.
Bring your machine, foot pedal, and instruction booklet.
Limited to 4. Call 941-330-0993 for a seat.
One Block Wonder - $45
Tuesday 1-4 pm - Faye
three sessions, June 5, June 12, and June 19
An oldie but still a wonder. Use that big print that doesn't look so attractive anymore. You will be surprised at the results. Fee includes the book and instructions.
Limited to 4. Call 941-330-0993 for a seat
Fractured Panel - $35
Wednesday 1-4 pm - staff
Two sessions June 13 and June 20
A fun "throw it on the floor" project. "Fracture" a panel and insert black lines for a stained glass look. You will sew, quilt, and finish the project in class. Class fee includes small panel and all supplies needed to finish the project (batting, lining, binding). Limited to 4.
Needle turn Applique Table Runner- TBA
Friday June 13 and 20, 1-4 pm with Duke
Duke is our Ellie Sienkiewicz trained applique expert. Applique a beautiful poinsettia onto a black or white tea towel for an upscale farmhouse look. No quilting needed. You will learn how to transfer a pattern, make stems the easy way without a stem turner gadget. Don't want a poinsettia? Learn how to create your own design.
Limited to 4.
Complete your UFO day - 10:30-4 pm $25
Bring your UFO and get help with the project.
June 7, July 12, August 9, September 13
Additional dates added as needed. Strictly limited to 4. Call 941-330-0993 to reserve a seat.
Other classes coming include:
Wacky Pinwheel - August 7, 14, 21
Paper piecing - paper piece our Row by Row entry
Bargello again - autumn colors
Turn a panel into a quilt - 4 different border treatments
Take a Flight - easy flying geese
Mariner's Star - Skinny Robin ruler, no paper piecing
Two curves table runner using Quick Curve Ruler
Gifts from the kitchen - Alma Sue's hot pads, microwave bowls, baked potato bags, wrap-around casserole hot pad, charging station hang-up
Soon as the samples are completed and dates determined we will let you know.
Reminder: Summer Hours
Ella for Alma Sue's Quilts