Calendar

Sep
4
Wed
Double Wedding Ring Table Runner, Pillow, or Quilt
Sep 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Double Wedding Ring quilt
With Karen Cross

It’s incredible … create a classic Double Wedding Ring quilt with no curved piecing! With the QuiltSmart method even beginners can find success. The blocks are square and sew up fast. Use your creativity by choosing traditional fabrics or make an upbeat wild-colored version! Karen teaches a table runner, but you may choose to keep going and create a quilt. Always a wonderful wedding gift in any size, the design is a welcome gift for any occasion.

Double Wedding Ring Table Runner, Pillow, or Quilt
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Double Wedding Ring quilt
With Karen Cross

It’s incredible … create a classic Double Wedding Ring quilt with no curved piecing! With the QuiltSmart method even beginners can find success. The blocks are square and sew up fast. Use your creativity by choosing traditional fabrics or make an upbeat wild-colored version! Karen teaches a table runner, but you may choose to keep going and create a quilt. Always a wonderful wedding gift in any size, the design is a welcome gift for any occasion.

Sep
5
Thu
Patchwork Pumpkin Table Runner
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Patchwork Pumpkin table runner displayed outdoorsWith Patti Blanchard
If you like to decorate your home for the season, Patti has a quick project to share. Have you tried using your machine for embroidery accents? This patchwork pumpkin table runner works up quickly and features basic embroidery with your sewing machine, along with improving your piecing skills. This fun and beautiful project can also be made into a wall hanging.

Sep
7
Sat
Piping Hotties
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Examples of piping on quilt edgesWith Beth Broadway
Thank you, Beth, for offering this class again! We all want Piping Hot bindings! The Groovin’ Piping Tool allows you add that perfect extra touch to your quilts. Take them from wonderful to WOW! Beth shares her tips on applying the mini-piping to a quilt’s binding or in-between borders. Make a sample in class, then go home and apply this same technique to quilts of your own! Piping is hot and you’re gonna love what it does for your quilts!

Sep
10
Tue
Happy Hoopers
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Happy Hoopers projects in a basketWith Jenifer Cantrell
Bring your embroidery machine and spend the day with Jen—starting, working on, and finishing new projects. The classroom space will be totally dedicated to machine embroidery! Jen will be starting on the new Kimberbell quilt, Make Yourself at Home. You can join her in creating this fun new quilt or work on other machine embroidery creations. Bring your lunch or a dish to share. Get set up and focus all day!

Sep
13
Fri
Open Serge
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Serger
With Melissa Morgante

Bring your serger projects to work on, and Melissa will help you adjust stitches or make suggestions to keep you moving. Any brand serger is welcome as long as you can thread it, change the needles, and have a manual. It’s a fun day with serger people!

Sep
20
Fri
International Mystery
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

With Melonie Unger
Do you love a good mystery? Join Melonie for a fun evening sewing through the clues provided to solve the mystery quilt. Receive a free pattern in class and a recipe, too! Mel will do the cooking so you can sample. Choose from Calico Gals beautiful fabric kits or choose your own fabrics for something original.

Sep
25
Wed
October Eves
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

October Eves quilt in brown, yellow, and orangeWith Sue Pikarsky
Autumn’s brilliant colors will be arriving soon! Celebrate those vivid reds, yellows, and oranges with this beautiful, leafy wall hanging! Join Sue and learn to use the QCR Mini Ruler to cut perfect curves. Then trim the pieced blocks to make this 35” x 35” stylized maple leaf quilt. Get a solid head start on this rather stunning quilt in class and leave with all the skills to finish at home. Perfect class for the advanced beginner quilter.

October Eves
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October Eves quilt in brown, yellow, and orangeWith Sue Pikarsky
Autumn’s brilliant colors will be arriving soon! Celebrate those vivid reds, yellows, and oranges with this beautiful, leafy wall hanging! Join Sue and learn to use the QCR Mini Ruler to cut perfect curves. Then trim the pieced blocks to make this 35” x 35” stylized maple leaf quilt. Get a solid head start on this rather stunning quilt in class and leave with all the skills to finish at home. Perfect class for the advanced beginner quilter.

Sep
26
Thu
October Eves
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

October Eves quilt in brown, yellow, and orangeWith Sue Pikarsky
Autumn’s brilliant colors will be arriving soon! Celebrate those vivid reds, yellows, and oranges with this beautiful, leafy wall hanging! Join Sue and learn to use the QCR Mini Ruler to cut perfect curves. Then trim the pieced blocks to make this 35” x 35” stylized maple leaf quilt. Get a solid head start on this rather stunning quilt in class and leave with all the skills to finish at home. Perfect class for the advanced beginner quilter.