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10 Reasons to Take a Class at In Stitches

Most obvious- to learn a new skill or technique. Taking a class with an expert teacher can explain to you in a way you can understand with individual attention. We all learn a little differently and a good instructor will be able to help you understand the concept.

Refresh or perfect a skill. If it’s been a while since you’ve quilted or you’re struggling with a tool or technique a class is a great way to get back in the saddle.

The devil is in the details. In class you may learn a new way to pin, get that perfect quarter inch seam or learn to spin your seams.

In class, you get to see the fabric combinations of all the other students. I’m always amazed by the different styles and colors chosen for projects.

Sometimes there is show and tell- an inspiration for future projects!

Make new friends, hang out with other quilters, share ideas and laugh!

Learn how to use those specialty rulers that are available to quilters now.

A quilter will only grow in their skills if they step out of their comfort zone and learn a new technique or pattern.

Learn a new hobby- wool applique is hot, hot, hot! If you want a hand stitching project, then a wool class is in your future.

When you are finished with your class, the sense of pride and accomplishment can’t be beat! A great springboard for future lessons.

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Thimble Thursday Folded Star Hot Pad

9/6/18

Make this fun and easy hot pad for the perfect gift for the person who has everything.

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee plus pattern

Mystery Quilt, clues 6-8

9/8/18

9 am- 10 am

Thimble Thursday 60 degree runner

9/13/18

Last year we made the simple version, this year we are stepping it up and making a little more complicated version.

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee plus pattern

Thimble Thursday Quick Zip Pouch

9/20/18

Karen Montgomery has done it again with this easy zipper pouch.  Perfect for storing things you don't want to get away.

10 - 1 pm

$10 class fee plus pattern

Paper Piecing 101

9/22/18

Learn the basics of paper piecing with this traditional Mariner's Compass.  Taught by Denise

11 am- 3 pm

$35 class fee

Foundation paper must be purchased.

Free pattern

Class Requirements: Sewing machine, foundation paper, small cutting mat, 28 mm or 45 mm rotary cutter, wooden iron (avail. at In Stitches), notecard, tweezers, 5 fat quarters for the star, 1/3 yd for the background.

 

Mystery Quilt, Final Reveal Party!

9/22/18

Your quilt should be done!  It's time for show and tell.  Each quilt will look so different depending on the fabrics that you chose. Time to party it up and win your prize if you finished the top. 

9 am- 10:30 am

Thimble Thursdays Micro Bowls

9/27/18

Thimble Thursdays are geared towards teaching a new technique or making a gift item. This week, we are making a bowl holder to keep your fingers from getting burned from your soup or oatmeal.  These can be used in the microwave to heat up food too. 

10 - 1 pm

$10 class fee

Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild Show

9/29/18

Held from 9 am- 3 pm at the Manor Church, 530 Central Manor Rd., Lancaster, Pa 17603

Come see the beautiful modern quilts spread around the church, vendors, food, raffles