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Has Cynthia gone off the deep edge? With cats pushing her all the way? This quilt looks nothing like any other block of the month we've ever had. We'll use easy raw-edge applique to put a lot of cats onto a lot of blocks. The center is a giant leaping cat inspired by artist Henri Matisse's paper cutout, "Icarus." Click to read more!

Cost: $ 24.99 - $ 124.99
Our wonderful teacher Mary Beth loves nothing more than hand stitching. In this class, she'll show you how to make and attach hexagons. Make a mug mat?or a whole quilt! Hexies are a wonderful way to use scraps, or to feature those fun little motifs from a novelty fabric. No quilting experience needed! Cost: $28 plus supplies. Supplies: Hexie papers (whatever size you wish), thread, needle, and coordinated scraps of fabric. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 28.00
Learning free-motion quilting gives you so many options for finishing your quilts. If you take it step-by-step, it is fun to learn as well. You'll have plenty of ideas to take you beyond the class! Cost: $28 plus supplies. Supplies: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting book (we have it at the shop), sewing machine, darning foot (very important!), sewing machine instruction manual, three 18" quilt sandwiches made of muslin and cotton batting, contrasting 100% cotton thread such as Mettler or King Tut, unlined paper and pencil, Sew Slip, and Machingers. Feel free also to have ready a simple placemat made from your ugliest fabrics ready to practice quilting. Thursday, Feb. 11, 6-8 PM on Zoom. Click the class name above to sign up online--or call us (814-238-4151).

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! We'll get you going! NOTE: You must already know how to do free-motion quilting to take this class. Cost: $28 plus supplies. 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 for your machine from your sewing-machine dealer so that you have them in time for the class. Machingers gloves are required. You need a wash-out blue pen. Prepare about three quilt sandwiches and have contrasting, good-quality thread. Feel free also to have ready to quilt a placemat or table runner made from ugly fabrics! Fresh needles are essential. Tuesday, Mar. 23, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 28.00
Landscape quilts are classics, and Cynthia will show you the ropes for making them! You can talk to her about your vision for the quilt, and she'll help you pull it off. Each of the quilts in this class will be different! Cost: $28 plus supplies. Supplies: Have an inspirational photo. If you don't have one of your own, talk to Cynthia. Try to find a photo that has mostly horizontal lines, like the one pictured here. Have scraps of material in landscape colors, along with basic sewing supplies and your machine. Batiks work particularly well. You'll need fabric glue, and then we'll sew the fabrics down with a machine. Make an appointment to pick up supplies! You?ll need the book Accidental Landscapes, which we have at the shop. Tuesday, May 11, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

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! Cost: $28 plus supplies. 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), which you can get at the shop. You'll need basic sewing supplies and your machine. Tuesday, May 4, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 28.00
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! Cost: $38 plus supplies. Supplies: Pattern, and fabric as shown on the pattern. Bring along basic sewing supplies and a machine. Mondays, May 3 & 10, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

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 at the corners, cutting safely, picking fabrics, quilting, binding, and of course, the famous scant quarter-inch seam (whatever that is!). Cost: $42 plus supplies. Supplies: You'll need a machine in good working order. You'll also need the pattern and all the fixin's! Make an appointment to 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; our Creative Grids mats, which are the best cutting mats in the whole wide world; and our Olfa rotary cutters, which are sturdy, safe, and easy to use. Good tools and fabrics really do matter--they increase happiness and keep frustration low! January 19, 28, & Feb. 2, from 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 42.00
There's nothing homier than a rag quilt. With its ragged edges, it looks good without your having to sew precisely. And it can be made out of any type of fabric?from prints to batiks. Cost: $35 plus supplies. Supplies: The amount of fabric you'll need will depend on how big you want your quilt. You'll also need batting, and you might want 505 spray to hold the squares together for quilting. Tuesdays, Feb. 9 & 23, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 38.00
This class assumes that you may have only vaguely heard of "raw-edge applique." It's a way to place one fabric on top of another, glued down by a fusible material. It's an easy way to create gorgeous pictures with quilting! We'll make one cat block that night. If you don't know how to do it, and you're in this year's Block of the Month, you may want to sign up for this class. Just save the first block for working on in the class. Cost: $28 plus supplies. Make an appointment to stop by the shop, and we'll fix you up with the basics. Monday, Feb. 8, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 28.00
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; Cynthia will show you just what to do. Cost: $28 plus supplies. Supplies: Sewing machine, recently cleaned and oiled, with a new needle (I recommend a Microtex #80/12); walking foot for your machine; three 12?18" quilt sandwiches?cotton fabric on the top and bottom (muslin is a terrific choice), cotton batting in the middle, and basted together in the way you prefer (e.g., pins or spray-basted); a small project on which to practice quilting with your walking foot (e.g., a placemat, table runner, or wall hanging), basted and ready to quilt; 50 weight cotton thread in a color that contrasts with your fabric sandwiches; 1" blue painter?s tape; small ruler such as a hem gauge; basic sewing supplies; and Jacquie Gering?s book Walk: Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, which you can get at the shop. Thursday, March 11, 6-8 PM on Zoom.

Cost: $ 28.00

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