Are you new to quilting? Maybe you’re not so new, but feel you somehow missed the “basics” when you started out? Join Lynda for this fun five-week course that covers all the steps in constructing a small quilt top. You’ll learn how to cut correctly, sew an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, press and make classic quilt blocks that you’ll sew together into a top and border. We’ll end with a discussion of the basics of machine quilting and binding your quilt. You’ll finish with a good understanding of all the steps needed to make a quilt and be ready to take on your next project!
Instructor: Lynda Luiten
Mon ● Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 ● 9:30 am – 12 pm $125
You really can quilt on your home machine! This class will cover the basics of machine quilting including layering & basting, even-feed and free motion quilting. There will be lots of tips and ideas plus plenty of time for practice and play.
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Thursday, September 21 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $40
Let Swan make appliqué easier with a variety of methods and tricks to help you learn what works best for you! Whether you are new to appliqué or simply struggling to make it work, this class is filled with helpful information to guide you towards better points, curves, interlocking pieces, and layering. Students will have the opportunity to use their skills to complete an adorable fox, from Swan’s Fox About Town Pattern.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan ● Sat Nov 11 & 18 ● 1 pm – 4:30 pm $30
Just what cupid had in mind, this whimsical machine applique flower and hearts quilt will be perfect for Valentine’s Day – or anytime for someone you love! This is a great project to play with all those fun decorative stitches on your machine (you know, the ones you never use). In the first class you will learn basic machine applique skills and in the second you will practice applique using a variety of stitches from your sewing machine and finish the quilt top.
Instructor: Mary Ann Solano ● Thursday, Sept 14 & 28 ● 9:30-3:30pm $50
Ready to take your piecing to the next level? This is your chance to take a hands-on piecing class with Jean. We will construct five different Star blocks, each using a different piecing skill. Techniques include half-square triangles, partial seams, Y-seams, Flying Geese (two methods), Square-in-a-Square, and quarter-square triangles. You will be amazed at your results – and have fun – in this four-week class!
Instructor: Jean Biddick ● Wed Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25 ● 9:30 am – 12 pm $75
Do you enjoy simple piecing that results in beautiful patterns? This is the class for you! Join Swan and learn to use your 60 degree ruler to make this exciting hexagon quilt! Pair a variety of fabrics with a single background to create a project with your own personal flair. Swan will give you tips on cutting and piecing that are sure to make this quilt come together with ease.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan Thurs, Nov 16 9:30am-3:30pm $35
The movement and swirls created by these blocks uses the same techniques as making a traditional log cabin. The secret to this fat quarter friendly quilt is the Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin ruler. Have fun by varying the layout and placement of fabrics to make your own unique “Swirl!”
Instructor: Lynne Jensen Sat, Nov 25 9:30am-3:30pm $35
Do you want to showcase your beautiful large prints? Pick any that make you happy and surround them with interlocking frames to create this woven design of basic Celtic knots. The result is a stunning quilt that will brighten any room.
Instructor: Kathie Miller Fri, Oct 20 9:30am-3:30pm $35
This contemporary looking quilt looks like childrens’ alphabet blocks! Every colorway works and there are two different layout options. Use a jelly roll, fat quarters or scraps from your stash – once the gigantic blocks are made, you will be able to lay them out both ways and decide which one is your favorite final design.
Instructor: Lynne Jensen Wed Sept 20 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
If you imagine flying over fields of blooming flowers, you will have all the inspiration you need for this wonderful quilt. Pick a beautiful selection of colors in prints, solids or both and set them off with high contrast accents to create your own field of color and serenity.
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Sat Sept 30 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
The Ten Sisters method has swept The Quilter’s Market by storm – it’s fun, easy, and gives amazing results!
Create a beautiful, traditional-looking quilt using the innovative new Ten Sisters method that makes the piecing quick and fun. Batiks, Kaffes, moderns, basics – no matter what you use – these quilts are stunning. The secret is all in the use of an interfacing template that allows the placement and sewing of the squares in a fast and accurate way. Choose any of the quilts from either of the Ten Sisters books – it’s your choice!
Instructors: Lynda Luiten & Bonnie Wilson ● Mon Nov 6 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
How many stitches do you have on your home machine? Want to learn to use them all and make a fun table runner/wall hanging at the same time? Join Swan to learn the ins and outs of basic fusing techniques, decorative stitches, quilt as you go methods! You’ll learn to enjoy all that your machine has to offer and see just how pretty your threads can be when you use all of your stitches on your fused projects.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan Mon Nov 13 9:30 am – 2 pm AND Mon Nov 20 9:30 am – 12:30 pm $40
Four Patch Posey
Do you love the shifting patterns you see when you look through a kaleidoscope? Get the same effect using a single fabric with this super-simple technique and block. One fabric quickly turns into countless different and beautiful blocks that, when put together, yield an amazing quilt. Join Lynda for a fun day sewing your own unique creation in this longest-running and most popular project class at QM!
Instructor: Lynda Luiten ● Mon Sept 25 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $40
This quilt is the project you’ve been looking for if you’re ready to move your skills up a notch. Only three fabrics are needed to make this striking quilt, and while a few challenges exist in the matching, the result is truly worth every extra pin you use to create this graphic masterpiece!
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Thurs Nov 2 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
It’s fast, it’s fun and will become one of your favorite quilts. Grab three great fabrics and quickly turn them into a wonderful, cozy quilt that is perfect for cuddling in front of the TV or a a last-minute gift (the holidays ARE coming soon!)
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Thurs Nov 9 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Named after our beloved summer retreat, Camp Wannamakaquilta, this quilt is the perfect super-fun project to ease into fall.
We use the new Bloc-Loc Log Cabin ruler to create perfect Log Cabin blocks quickly and easily. You won’t believe how simple this method is – and once you know it, you can easily adapt it to design your own Log Cabin quilts!
A kit will be available (no pre-class prep!) or choose your own fabrics. Either way, you’re gonna wannamaka more than one Log Cabin!
Instructor: Lynda Luiten ● Mon Sept 11 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Gather up your lights and darks to make this absolutely stunning quilt. You will be amazed at how two simple blocks (flying geese, log cabins) and an on-point setting result in such a lovely design.
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Mon Nov 27 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Quilt Lab With Kathie
Come spend the day experimenting with what fabulous quilt patterns you can create starting with one easily made block, straightforward cutting and the freedom to move pieces around to discover a totally new design. Play with the possibilities that result from secondary patterns and the interplay of color and set. Fun, fun, fun!!!
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Wed Nov 15 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Fall is just around the corner: Can’t you hear the wind blowing the leaves around on this small wall-hanging? Come learn basic machine applique skills and play with your sewing machine’s different stitches in this fun and easy project!
Instructor: Mary Ann Solano Wed Sept 27 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Join our newest QM Teacher Lisa for a “no more tears” foundation paper piecing class featuring bicycle racers heading to the finish line. Learn a no-fail method for paper piecing and create one-of-a-kind racers for your quilt. This is a good way to use those fabric scraps. As long as you can count and sew on a straight line, you CAN paper piece!
1st Class: Learn to make the racers
2nd Class: Play around with various layouts, then put your quilt together.
Instructor: Lisa Fryxell Wed Oct 4 & 11 1 pm – 4:30 $30
Start with 24 fat quarters in two color groups, chop them up and stitch ‘em back together – you’ll be amazed how easy and fun this quilt is to sew! We used Kaffes, but it would be pretty in batiks, black & whites or other fun prints, too. Come join us and make your own ah-mazing quilt!
Note: We will have kits available for this quilt!
Instructors: Lynda Luiten & Bonnie Wilson ● Wed Oct 18 & 25 ● 1 pm – 4:30 pm $35
The Urban Cabin pattern from Atkinson Designs is hugely popular – and that’s because it’s so fun to do. Made with 2 ½” strips or Layer Cakes (10” squares) and some extra yardage; the sample quilt is made for Halloween, but would look great in batiks, florals, geometrics – anything you like. Make it modern, traditional, baby-sized or large; whatever you choose we guarantee you’ll enjoy making your own “Urban Cabin!”
Instructor: Lynne Jensen Fri Sept 15 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Are you ready to play with even more fabric and make a different version of a Scrap Crazy quilt? In class you will learn how to use the Creative Grid Scrap Crazy 6-inch block ruler set, how to piece the scrap crazy block, and how to put your blocks together to make this argyle looking quilt. Warning: Making the scrap crazy quilts will become an addiction!
Instructor: Mary Ann Solano Wed Nov 1 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $40
Autumn ribbons, Christmas ribbons, birthday ribbons, anniversary ribbons, baby ribbons, ribbons for any occasion!A Jelly Roll (2 1/2″ strips) and some background fabric are all you need – join Lynne for a fun day learning this easy technique to make your own pretty ribbons!
Instructor: Lynne Jensen Fri Sept 8 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
“BQ 5” is the newest in the “BQ” line of patterns. Show off some special fabric, (one fabric or many), in a striking setting. The pattern offers several very different effects, based on your fabrics and layout. The best part? NO triangles, NO points, and practically NO matching seams! With some pre-cutting, you might even get the entire top done in class!
Instructor: Maria Barr Sat, Dec 16● 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $35
In this class, students will learn to expand their free motion quilting skills. Class will focus on using the three basic elements of free motion (lines, curves, and circles) to build a variety of designs. Prepare to take on the exciting world of modern machine quilting with a variety of simple techniques that will open the box to expanded concepts of machine quilting.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan ● Wed Nov 8 ● 9:30 am – 2:30 pm $35
Divide & Conquer Quilting
This class is a beautiful follow up to Swan’s Organic Machine Quilting class. Building on the skills students have already gained with making a variety of quilting shapes, students learn the how to break up a quilting space and use foundational elements to create quilting frameworks. Class focuses on students trying several foundation techniques for free motion quilting and then building a plan for a sample project they will work on in class.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan ● Wed Nov 29 ● 9:30 am – 2:30 pm $35
Ohhh, what fun – a collage class using Laura Heine’s collage patterns! Laura’s patterns have won numerous awards and now you can create your own “one-of-a-kind” collage with the pallette and fabrics you love. Choose a pattern and bring your imagination! Discover the artist in you as we explore color fusion, what colors work well and why and color value and placement.
The Seahorse and the Bunny are just two examples of the fun you can have – we have many more patterns to choose from. Watch your masterpiece come alive as you learn the fusing technique and how to use color effectively. Looking for the perfect fabrics will allow you to put creativity on the front burner…and sizzle! Gail will help you with all aspects of this great project, but beware – you won’t want to make just one!
Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Fri Oct 13 ● 10 am – 3:30 pm $40
This quilt has lots of movement made possible using only one simple block. All you need are four wonderful fabrics in two contrasting color families. A little shifting and twisting when you place your blocks will result in a quilt that is just perfect.
Instructor: Kathie Miller ● Fri Oct 27 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Not all quilts need to be difficult to be wonderful – sometimes just simple sewing and a collection of great fabrics can do the trick. This is one of those quilts! Grab a layer cake or other collection of 10” squares (we used our in-house set of gorgeous Aboriginals) and come learn how to create this fun and easy hexagon quilt – without a single set-in seam!
Instructors: Lynda Luiten & Bonnie Wilson ● Fri Nov 10 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
One Block Wonder
The ever-changing patterns seen with a kaleidoscope are like magic! Create a little magic of your own when you make a One Block Wonder quilt. Just one fabric is cut into groups of 6 or 8 wedges – and the results will astound you. We will spend the first class cutting the fabric and learning to sew the blocks.
The second class will be all about using the sewn blocks to design your one-of-a-kind quilt.
Instructor: Jean Biddick ● Sat Sept 23 & Oct 7 ● 1-4 pm $45
Beginning Paper Piecing
New to paper piecing? Tried it but couldn’t get the hang of it? Want to do a Judy Niemeyer pattern but don’t know how to start? You will have fun learning to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way, making a sampler of her basic techniques. After this class, you will be ready to tackle most paper pieced patterns.
Instructor: Kay Crandall · Thurs Oct 12 ● 9:30 – 3:30 pm $45
This delightful little quilt (38” x 38”) is one of Judy’s newest patterns and is designed for beginners who want to learn Judy’s techniques but don’t want to invest in a large quilt to start. You will learn curved piecing, Judy’s method for putting together a lone star and borders. Best of all – there are NO “Y” seams when you assemble the quilt.
Prerequisite: Beginning Paper Piecing.
Instructor: Kay Crandall ● Thurs Oct 19 & 26 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $75
This beautiful quilt goes together quickly and is fun to make. It takes one of Judy Niemeyer’s strip sets (48 strips) plus background fabric and is easy to cut out and sew. The quilt finishes at 80” x 80” and includes a lovely striped border that is paper pieced. You really are going to love making this quilt.
Prerequisite: Beginning Paper Piecing.
Instructor: Kay Crandall ● Fri Nov 17 AND Dec 8 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $75
A nicely done binding is the perfect finish to any quilt project, but the binding process can be intimidating if you don’t know the basics. Join Susie and learn some pointers that will help you bind your quilts with nice straight edges and perfectly mitered corners. She will also demonstrate when and why blocking is such an important part of the finishing process.
Instructor: Susie Weaver ● Mon Nov 20 ● 1 pm – 5 pm $25
Doing a few ‘little things’ differently can help make your quilting less stressful and more fun. In this demonstration workshop Susie covers fabric preparation, tools & equipment, rotary skill improvement, better sewing habits, pressing techniques, using freezer paper and many other helpful tips. Bring your rotary cutter, problem blocks, bad habits & questions and get ready to learn!
Instructor: Susie Weaver ● Fri Sept 29 ● 1 pm – 5 pm $25
Skill Builder: Squaring Up & Border Things
While this often overlooked (or skipped) step in the quilt making process is probably the least fun part,
squaring up can have a huge impact on both the process and the finished product. Susie will share many of her techniques from squaring simple blocks to squaring up larger quilt projects in preparation for adding the borders. She will present plenty of border application information as well. Bring problems and questions.
Instructor: Susie Weaver ● Mon Oct 9 ● 1 pm – 5 pm $25
This beautiful wall hanging is a good introduction to the art of Japanese Sashiko hand embroidery. This 21” x 26” mini quilt was inspired by a 200-year-old kimono and uses traditional elements of Japanese art: Clouds, Bamboo, and Clamshells. The butterflies can be hand or machine appliqued and create a beautiful work of art and tranquility.
Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Fri Sept 22 ● 10 am – 3 pm $40 + kit
Whooo doesn’t love Halloween? These little guys are a ‘hoot’ to make and will be a fun addition to your holiday décor. We’ll teach you basic machine applique skills and practice applique stitches in this fun day-long class.
Instructor: Mary Ann Solano ● Thurs Oct 5 ● 9:30 am – 3:30 pm $35
Exciting! Those of you who love this gentle, relaxing Japanese Sashiko Embroidery, here is a lovely holiday tree that will be quick to impress! Join us for a great day to bring some seasonal fun.
Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Sun Nov 5 ● 11 am – 3:30 pm $30
This kit is just plain fun! Yes, HA BUM HUG can also be changed to BA HUM BUG if you want….but No matter what you call it, this wall hanging will bring smiles to all. Join us for a head start on holiday preparations…you might want to make several! Kit Required.
Instructor: Gail Shannon ● Sun Oct 29 ● 11 am – 3:30 pm $30
This is a really useful (and big!) tote bag designed as an excuse to use those fat quarters that keep calling! Whether it is a new line you can’t resist, or treasures from your stash, use your favorite fabrics and color combinations and make a great new bag – for yourself or as a gift. In two sizes, with lots of pockets and as much or as little structure as you want, the Nine Quarter Bag is fun and easy – but it is hard to stop at one . .
Instructor: Maria Barr ● Sat Sept 16 ● 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $30
A perennial QM favorite! Learn a classic technique to make a basket. This project is based upon weaving wrapped fiber, and once the technique is mastered can be applied to many shapes. It’s easy, fun, relaxing and a very portable project.
Instructor: Lynda Riell ● Sat Sept 23 ● 1 pm – 4 pm $15
Using this easy to learn technique you can make bowls, baskets, purses, totes, trivets, coasters and more. You are only limited by your Imagination! All you need is a sewing machine capable of a zig-zag stitch, some cording, fabric strips and thread.
Instructor: Lynda Riell · Sat Oct 28 9:30 am – 12 pm $20
In this follow up class for both the No Sew and Coiled Basket classes, Lynda will demonstrate how to use beads to embellish your basket and you will learn the beading techniques.
Instructor: Lynda Riell · Fri Nov 24 ● 9:30 am – 12 pm $15
In this class, students will learn to use Derwent’s Inktense blocks and pencils to create a dry watercolor image. Using water and fabric medium, we will then transform the dry image into a permanent watercolor. Suitable for creating backgrounds, applique cutouts, personalized fabric, or complete images, this method is simple and accessible. Swan takes the fear out of fabric painting and allows the artist in every quilter to surface with this simple technique.
Instructor: Swan Sheridan ● Sat Dec 9 ● 1 pm – 4 pm $25