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Shop Hop class #1


If you bought the finishing kit for the 2017 Shop Hop quilt, this is the first class to learn how to make the center Lone Star.  

9:30- 3 pm


Thimble Thursday English Paper Piecing


Learn to English Paper Piece by hand.  Great project to do while in the car, at night or on vacation.  We will be making a cute pincushion (sample is being made now). 

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee

Supply list:

scissors, matching thread, hand needle

fabrics to be determined when sample is done. 

polyfill or crushed walnuts for filling. 

Hunter's Star Paper Pieced class


Learn how to make the traditional Hunter's Star block using a paper piecing technique. Paper piecing helps you get precise points and intersections. This class will also show you how to use the Eleanor Burns Flying Geese ruler to make the flying geese units for the border. 

Taught by Denise

9:30- 3 pm

$35 class fee includes free pattern

Class supplies are as follows:

pack of foundation paper

Small Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Ruler

28 mm rotary cutter and small mat

regular rotary cutter and medium mat

wooden iron

index card

sewing machine, matching thread, scissors, basic sewing supplies


  Light fabric for Hunter's Star block: 1/2 yd.

  Dark and medium star points: 1/4 yd. of each

  Inner and outer border, dark color: 1/4 yd.

  Flying Geese units: 1/4 yd. medium, 3/8 yd. light

  Binding: 1/4 yd. 

Thimble Thursday Quilting Tips and Binding


Having trouble with square blocks?  How about wonky borders?  Never made bias binding?  Techniques covered: accurate cutting, accurate piecing, butting seams, perfect 1/4" seams, sewing on the binding, connecting ends of binding, squaring up, saving points, stitch in the ditch, flying geese, basting a quilt. We will cover all these and more with this class.  

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee

Class Supply List

fat quarters in light, medium and dark, binding and border

12" square for backing

12" square binding

rotary cutter, mat, 9 1/2" square ruler or larger

Sewing machine, scissors, thread to match fabrics

Walking foot


Thimble Thursday Template Use


Lots of patterns use template and we will show you how to use them correctly with the Marti Michele template set called "Starry Path".  

10- 1 pm

$10 class fee


Supply List

Starry Path Template set

3 fat quarters (dark, medium and solid background)

threads to match each color or monofilament

walking foot

rotary cutter, mat, scissors

2- 10" squares batting

sewing machine

Punchneedle Class


This is a fun and easy craft that is easy to take with you on vacation. 

Taught by Denise

2 pm- 4 pm

$15 class fee

Notions Required:

Punchneedle for 3 strands (available at In Stitches)

Punchneedle Kit

Floss, scissors, locking 6" hoop


Craft Class- Basket Weaving 101


Abby Eberly will be showing us how to make a bun basket with a beautiful reed ribbon embellishment.  Measures about 4 1/2" tall by 9" square. 

10- 1 pm

$25 class fee

If the class fills up, we will schedule another class.  No evening classes because she can't drive at night. 


Supply list:

  Please do not wear good clothing to the class.

  Old towel 

  Bucket to soak the reeds in

  snips to cut the reed

  Clothes pins to hold the reeds in place (clip type)