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Classes & Clubs


Stitching Society

If working with wool, flannels and cotton, perfecting various embroidery stitches, 15 new hexagon applique patterns plus a small project each month and ending up with a beautiful hexagon quilt is in your dreams, come join us at Stitching Society. We meet on the first Thursday of the month, from 1:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon OR from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening of that day. We will be working with wool appliqué, (this is optional, flannels or cotton can be substituted) then once the appliqué is stitched on we will embellish the blocks with embroidery stitches, beads and glitz. The finished appliqué blocks are hexagon shaped and will be used to make a quilt. Club members receive patterns for all of the small projects but may choose not to make them all. The membership cost is $170 which includes a year's worth of stitching fun.

We need to order a membership packet BEFORE your first meeting, so it is necessary to sign up as soon as possible. You can sign up online, in person or by phone.

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Price: $170.00 

 


Late Night at QB&P

Spend a Friday night sewing, snacking and visiting with other quilters. This is one of our most popular events and we always have a great time while accomplishing a lot of quilting. Bring your current quilting projects and a snack to share. This is a great opportunity to get in some quality quilting time while enjoying the fellowship of other quilters.

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Instructors: Staff
Time: 5:00 - Midnight



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Price: $10.00 

 


Farm Girl Vintage Sew Day

If you are working on the Farm Girl Vintage Block of the Month and enjoy sewing with friends, or if you are unsure about just how to make some of the blocks, join Jennifer for a day of sewing and fellowship while you stay current on your Farm Girl BOM.

Instructor: Jennifer
Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Price: $10.00 

 


Quilting Basics

Learn the basics of machine quilting in six 3-hour sessions. Techniques include rotary cutting, straight and curved piecing, machine and hand appliqué. Lots of tips that will launch you into quilting! During your six classes, you will piece, sash, and border your top, as well as learn basic machine quilting before adding your binding. This series is excellent for new quilters as well as for those who need a refresher or to hone their skills.

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Instructor: Liz
Dates: Tuesdays, January 12, 26; February 9, 23; March 8, 22
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Price: $20 each session or $120 for all


 


Twilling

Twilling is an old-fashioned stitch that adds a lot of elegance to any project. It is very easy to do and also very addictive. Once you learn the technique the possibilities for embellishing quilts are endless. We are offering this one hour class on different days to accommodate any and all schedules!

Kit provided.

Instructor: Christina
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 pm


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Price: $15.00 

 


Needle Tatting

This is not the way your grandmother tatted -- it is MUCH EASIER! You can learn how to needle tat and be comfortable with reading the patterns, yes even grandma's shuttle patterns can be used and the outcome is just the same. A great way to make beautiful trims for crazy quilt blocks or edge a candle mat.

Click on photo to access the supply list Instructor: Kaye
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm


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Price: $25.00 

 


Beginning Free Motion Quilting

With your domestic sewing machine, you can create heirloom quilts. This beginner class will cover topics ranging from marking your quilt, batting choices, pinning your quilt, working with stencils, free motion fills, grid work, to alternate ways to transfer designs to your quilt tops. You will practice quilting loops, curves, straight lines, free motion designs, and a feathered wreath, all using your home sewing machine. Learn to pin your quilt and prepare it for quilting.

Instructor: Liz
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Price: $40.00 

 


Sew Day

It's a "Work" party! We are holding Sew Day on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring your machine and current project to work on. A day spent with quilting friends will improve your outlook on life! Be sure to sign up as although our classroom is large, we won't overfill it.

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Time: 10:00 am to 4:pm



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Price: $5.00 

 


Quilt Camp

Three full days of sewing – just think how much you can accomplish in that time! Each day begins at 9:30, on Thursday we will sew until 7:00 pm. Friday we will stop at midnight (unless you decide to fold earlier) and finish up by 4:00 pm on Saturday. Bring snacks to share and your sewing projects. In order to keep it as economical as possible, we will ONLY provide the Friday evening meal. Feel free to bring a sack lunch or there are a number of restaurants nearby that you can go to, or order a take out meal to bring back

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Dates: Thursday, January 21 through
Saturday, January 23


Price: $45.00 
 


Free Motion Quilting Workshop

This two-day class will briefly cover topics ranging from marking your quilt, batting choices, pinning your quilt, working with stencils, free motion fills, grid work, to alternate ways to transfer designs to your quilt tops, while still allowing time to work on a project of your choice. A variety of stencils and wholecloth designs will be available to choose from to trace for your project, or bring an already pieced top of your own. This would be an ideal workshop to quilt a wall hanging, baby quilt, or table runner.

When you register, ask for the copy of additional preparation instructions to be emailed to you.

Instructor: Liz
Dates: Thursday & Friday, January 28 & 29
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


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Price: $75.00 
 


EQ-7 Beginner Class

This is a great class to learn the basics of using EQ7, or a good refresher course if your skills are a bit rusty. This is a hands-on class for those who have the program already. It must be installed and activated on your lap top computer prior to the class. A mouse is a must! Bring a notebook. Lots of handouts provided.

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Instructor: Reeze
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm



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Price: $35.00 

 


Beginning Long Arm Machine Quilting

This two-hour class will help you learn the basics of long arm machine quilting. Whether you are looking to purchase a machine or have already purchased one, this will help you get started on your creative journey with basic information. For experienced machine quilters this class is excellent as a refresher and maybe adding a few new tips and tricks to your quilting knowledge.

Topics include how to choose a machine for your needs, general information how to use and maintain your machine. You will learn how to prepare the quilt for loading, how to keep your quilt flat and square, choices for backing, batting, threads, and needles. You will learn ways to decide what to quilt, whether you want to use pantographs or a computerized system or if you want to try your hand at free motion work. We will learn some basic motifs and background fills. Prepare to be inspired.

Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 1:00 -3:00 pm
Instructor: Sandy


Price: $40.00 
 


One Block Wonder

Learn the basics of the One Block Wonder, Super 60º Clearview triangle technique of creating kaleidoscopic units. Use 6 repeats of a medium to large-scale print to make hexies from the sets of 6 equilateral triangles and create a unique color-flow layout for your quilt or wall-hanging. I will show you a stream-lined way to chain piece your triangles to speed up the unit assembly process.

This is a 2-part class with the cutting and assembly of units in part 1, and the color-flow layout and top assembly in part 2.

Your homework between classes will be to finish sewing/pinning all of your units together before the second class.

Instructor: Liz
Dates: Tuesday, February 1 for Part 1
Tuesday, March 1 for Part 2
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


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Price: $75.00 
 


Marti Michelle Mystery Quilt

Calling all fans of Marti Michell's Perfect Patchwork Templates! Join the fun of a little winter mystery class. Barb will be leading you in solving The Mystery of the Baskerville Hounds. The first step is to enroll and go to the shop to pick up your fabric requirements, the first two clues, and Marti Michell Template Set M, (if you don't already own them). There is precutting and sewing (clues 1 and 2) to complete prior to the class so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!

When you come to the class on Sat Feb 13, bring your machine and arrive prepared to collect additional clues, sew, and solve the mystery. At the end of the class the mystery will be revealed. Depending on how fast you sew you may get ¼ of the quilt finished in the class. Participation in the Marti Michell club in the past is not required but those of you who enjoyed the club will also enjoy this mystery!

Things to know: The fabric supply list must be picked up at the shop along with the first two clues.

On the sewing day bring your sewing machine, rotary cutting tools, template set M, and a sack lunch.

Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $25 (Plus Template set M) Pattern is included in class fee
Mystery Host: Barb



Price: $25.00 
 


Stitch Today the Sue Spargo Way

We will be working on several embroidery stitches Sue has used for embellishment of the first block of her In Full Bloom Block of the Month which we are doing here at Quilting Bits & Pieces. Have you tried the Cast on Bullion Stitch, the traditional Bullion Stitch or stitched a Lady Bug. We will do these and more in this class to assist you in getting started on this fun and vibrant BOM. If you are not planning on doing this BOM but still want to learn some of these fun stitches for other projects, feel free to join in.

Instructor: Deanna

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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Price: $25.00 

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