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This year's block of the month is going to be both spectacular and calming, all at the same time. We're going to work in batiks, mainly light-turquoise blues, with a bit of green and purple thrown in. We'll work over 7 months, making 7 different blocks, and you'll receive the fabrics and directions for the grouping of those blocks each month. In other words, you'll be making between 4 and 8 blocks per session. Price: $150, which is the price for the entire quilt top that measures 84" square. (Borders, backing, and binding can be purchased separately for 20% off at the end of the year.) Supplies: Come at your chosen time to pick up your packets each month. Saturdays, Feb. 1, Mar. 14, May 9, June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 26, and Dec. 12, all at 10:00 a.m. OR Mondays, Feb. 3, Mar. 16, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 3, Sept. 28, and Dec. 14, your choice of 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., or 5:30 p.m. Teacher: Cynthia Spencer Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 150.00
Deb loves sewing curves more than almost anything else! (If you know her, you won't be surprised to hear this!) Quilters are often worried about them. But it doesn't have to be worrisome--in fact, it can be fun. Through three nights, Deb will show you three different methods of sewing curves. You'll have fun and learn a lot! Price: $42. Supplies: Book (we have it): Mini Wonderful Curves, and lots of scraps. Bring your machine and basic sewing supplies. Thursdays, March 26, April 9, and April 30, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Deb Finocchio

Cost: $ 42.00
Learn to free-motion quilt! You can do so much--stippling, and making a million other patterns. We'll get you going, and you'll be an expert in no time. If you've made two or three small quilts, you're ready for this class. Price: $28 Supplies: Be sure your machine is in good working order. (Bring along a manual.) You should also have a pair of Machingers, a Sew Slip, high-quality thread, three quilt sandwiches made from fat quarters, and the book Make Your Mark. Monday, April 13, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Cynthia Spencer Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
You've been doing free-motion quilting, but you're curious about the new FMQ rulers you've been seeing. You're not quite sure how to get started. No worries! Joan and Cynthia have teamed up to help you. You must already know how to do free-motion quilting to take this class. Price: $28 Supplies: You can buy the Slim and Archie rulers at the store, and you'll need to get those plus the foot for your particular machine ahead of time. You can get the more generic Westalee ruler foot, or you can check with your dealer to get a specific FMQ ruler foot. (The Bernina foot is a 72 foot.) Be sure you've ordered a foot and the rulers by the end of March so that you have them in time for the class. Machingers gloves are required. A slip-slide for the bed of your machine is optional but highly recommended. You need a wash-out blue pen. Bring about 5 quilt sandwiches with contrasting, good-quality thread in several colors or weights. (Sometimes it helps to put one brand in the bobbin and another in the top.) Fresh needles. Monday, May 4, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Joan Curley. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
You've often heard that you should start and end seams with a little piece of scrap fabric. Deb has an idea: What if you instead started and ended with fabrics that made a quilt? She'll show you just how to do it! Price: $28. Supplies: Come with your sewing machine, basic supplies, and lots of scraps! Thursday, May 14, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Deb Finocchio. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
The log cabin is one of the oldest, and most beautiful blocks. It used to be done with foundation piecing, but today, we have rulers that make quick work of it! Price: $28 Supplies: Bring in scraps of light and dark fabrics. You'll also need to buy the Creative Grids log-cabin ruler (6- or 12-inch size). You'll need basic sewing supplies and your machine. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Cynthia Spencer. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Mary Beth designs many applique quilts, and she loves needleturn applique more than anything! She'll show you how to do this soothing craft, and give plenty of tips and tricks for getting it to look beautiful. Price: $38. Supplies: We?'l have kits for you. Wednesdays, Mar. 25 & Apr. 1, 1-4 p.m. Teacher: Mary Beth Lemmons. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
This classic block looks hard, but the paper piecing actually makes it easy. If you've made a few quilting projects, you can do this class! You also may want to take this class if you made the Christmas block of the month last year. Price: $38 Supplies: Pattern, and fabric as shown on the pattern. If you did the Christmas Block of the Month, bring your supplies from that. Bring along basic sewing supplies and a machine. Thursdays, Feb. 13 & 27, 6-9 p.m., OR Mondays, Apr. 27 & May 11, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Cynthia Spencer. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Let's get started quilting. You'll make one placemat in class, and you'll learn all kinds of cool things, such as matching corners, cutting safely, picking fabrics, quilting, binding, and of course, the famous quarter-inch seam (whatever that is!). Price: $42 Supplies: You'll need a machine in good working order (you may borrow ours, but you should have one available at home for homework). You'll also need the placemat pattern and all the fixin's! Stop by at least a few days before the class begins so we can help you pick out your fabric and notions. We suggest our Creative Grids rulers, which are easy to use with a non-slip grip and visible markings, and our Olfa rotary cutters, which are sturdy and easy to use. Fridays, Feb. 7 & 21, 1-4 p.m., OR Mondays, April 20 & 27, 9-noon, OR Wednesdays, April 22 & 29, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Various teachers. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 42.00
We're going into summer, when you'll want a bag that's feminine and fun! The scalloped bag fits that bill. You'll learn to use interfacing to make it work, and you can play with lots of fun fabric combinations! Price: $28. Supplies: Machine and basic sewing supplies, pattern, scalloped forms, and fabrics as required. The placemat set and pattern will allow you to make both the scalloped tote bag and a clutch. You may choose to make one or the other in class. Choose the fabric for whichever one you want to work on. Tuesday, March 24, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Cindy Alley. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Mary Beth loves applique, and she's excited to share that love with you! We're going to do a beautiful sampler using wool hand applique. The class will be held for two days, and then you'll be prepped to do the rest of the quilt! Price: $150, which includes the wool kits and pattern, along with the class instruction. Supplies: We'll provide the kits. In addition, you'll need coordinating embroidery floss. Bring along sewing needles. Times: Wednesdays, Jan. 15 & 29, 1-4 p.m. Teacher: Mary Beth Lemmons. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 150.00
T-shirt quilts are special because they are about memories. We collect t-shirts while traveling on vacation, celebrating at concerts, competing at sporting events, or just to share our personal interests. In this class, you'll learn how to stabilize knit fabric so it's ready for piecing, how to combine logos of different sizes, and how to use cotton fabrics to fill in. You'll end up with the world's most special quilt! Price: $38. Supplies: Machine and basic sewing supplies. T-shirts, interfacing. Other supplies depend on your chosen size and project. Wednesdays, Feb. 12 & 26, 6-9 p.m. Teacher: Cynthia Mazzant Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Let's go beyond the X-across squares! Learn to use your walking foot to its best advantage to quilt your pieces. Squiggles, circles, and lines are all fun ways to quilt; Patricia will show you just what to do. Price: $28 Supplies: Bring along some practice fat-quarter quilt sandwiches, either plain fabrics or quilts you're willing to experiment on. Be sure you have a working walking foot for your machine. Sunday, May 3, from 1-4 p.m. Teacher: Patricia Amburgy. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
This darling owl is small, but everyone notices it because it's so cute! If you know someone who loves birds, this would be a perfect gift. Price: $38 Supplies: We have kits for you to buy. Saturdays, Feb. 15 & 22, 9-noon. Teacher: Ruth Kohler. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Calling all people who love purple! Combine bargello with raw-edge applique to make a stunning table runner. We have kits! Price: $38 Supplies: We have patterns with the kits for you to buy. Saturdays, Apr. 4 & 18, 9-noon Teacher: Ruth Kohler. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
A wall hanging of kittens playing with butterflies? You might be overcome with cuteness! Despite the risk of everyone fainting during class, we couldn't help but think that this would be a wonderful project. Price: $38 Supplies: In addition to your normal sewing supplies, you might want to bring along a few smelling salts in case the kittens are too cute for you to handle. In addition, we will have a kit ready for you to buy. Tuesdays, May 12 & 26, 9-noon. Teacher: Ruth Kohler. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151) or stop by between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00