Classes and Events


3 Series Guide Class for new owners:
Congratulations on your new machine! If you haven't heard from us about a guide class to help you learn all the great things your machine can do call us and we will get you added to the class schedule.

Lines and Feathers and Rulers, Oh, My!Looking for fun ideas for quilting? Or are you just wanting to improve your quilting skills?  We have a great weekend planned just for you!  Amy Domke will be here to share her skills and help us with quilting with lines, starting a great foundation for feathers, seeing designs in what we have, and using some great new rulers.  Classes held April 13 and 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Lunch is included.  Just $30 per class, or sign up for all four classes and just pay $90!  Call or visit to sign up today!
 Friday 10:00AM-1:00PM 
THE SIMPLE PATH TO STRAIGHT LINE QUILTING The trend of modern quilts, with large areas of “negative space”, has created new interest in straight line quilting and crosshatching. Both are impressive to behold, but neither is difficult to achieve when you know the tools and tricks. Come learn the methods involved and how to create amazing geometric designs by quilting simple lines.
Friday 2:00PM-5:00PM 
FEATHER FOUNDATIONS Feather designs always add a touch of class to any quilt, evoking a positive response from any viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them in specific geometric spaces, how to turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It’s easier than you think! TOPICS INCLUDE: • Basic feather spines and stitching paths • Feathered wreaths and swags • Fitting feathers within a geometric space • Feathered borders • Using feathers in an overall design

TOPICS INCLUDE: • Straight-line ruler work  • All about channel locks • Crosshatching and curved crosshatching • How to use lines effectively in borders • Creating geometric quilting designs
Saturday 10:00AM-1:00PM
QUILTING BEYOND THE DESIGN Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a fabric print, a cookie cutter or a shape you draw yourself. Then, learn to transform that design from basic to spectacular by extending, expanding, and adding secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops. TOPICS INCLUDE: • How to mark and use stencils as design foundations • How to transfer doodles from paper to quilting • Enhance a design with fillers and embellishments • Use marked grids as a design foundation and road map • Draw inspiration from fabric prints
Saturday 2:00PM-5:00PM
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Handi Quilter continually adds new rulers to the line-up and you will welcome them with open arms. Come learn about their features, how to use them and what you can accomplish with this cadre of handy new rulers. Sized to fit your hand and designed to make ruler work easier, you’ll be reaching for these rulers again and again! TOPICS INCLUDE: • Customize your quilt with crosshatching and straight-line quilting from every angle. • Develop an inventory of arc designs you’ll love. • Perfect pebbles are now in reach. • Reshape the clamshell for an updated modern look. • Learn about how stitch-in-the-ditch quilting can be both fun and easy to do!
Make a Hunter's Star Quilt!

Use a new ruler to make this star in 2 colors or 4 colors.  Class held Mondays April 30 and May 7, 10 am to noon.  Taught by Barbara Reynolds.


Tues, April 12 at 10:00 am – Home Machine Quilting Club:  Learn quilting techniques for you home sewing machine.  Try your hand at free-motion, ruler work and walking foot quilting techniques in each class.  Cost is $10 per class.  This club meets every 2nd Tuesday (Feb will be the 1st Tues) at 6:30 pm and every 2nd Thursday at 10:00 am.  Taught by Annette Rose


Sat,June 9, 9:30 am – HandiQuilter Guild:  Come and learn with other longarm quilters.  Share ideas, learn new techniques, and see what other quilters are doing.  This is a free guild.  All brands of longarm owners (or wannabe owners) are welcome.  This guild meets every 2nd Saturday at 9:30 am.

Machine Embroidery Guild

Bring your computer, your questions and show-and-tell, but leave your sewing machine at home.  Learn how to use your embroidery software and some new techniques.  This is a free guild that meets the First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am The next meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 2nd.



Tues, April 24th at 10:00 am  – 60th Anniversary Block of the Week:  Come and sew your blocks, get help (if you need it), and show off your completed blocks.  Come and support your sister quilters in this fun and FREE block party.  You’ll find the free blocks on our blog,  Get more details at the store.  Group led by Annette Rose.  Cost is FREE.