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Bethanne Nemesh Lecture



Join us for our annual quilt retreat day at the Heidelburg Restaurant from 10 am- 3 pm.

Bethanne will be lecturing on two topics: Faster Feathers and Quilted Texture from A to Zen.  

Faster Feathers:

  Love feathers? Frustrated by how much time marking and planning can take? Learn to feather faster.  Bethanne will teach her markless, spineless, no back tracking approach to one pass feathering.  Learn 10 feather shapes no matter how high contrasting the quilting.  Speed up feathering without giving up that feathered look.  Based on the simple free hand feathers in Bethanne's book, from Fast to Fancy.  The class is geared towards long arm quilters, but can be adapted to confident machine quilters on their domestic machine. 

Lunch Break 12- 1 pm, included in lecture fee. 

Quilted Texture from A- Zen

   Traditional free motion backgrounds are a wonderful starting point, but what happens when you let yourself be influenced to natural patterns, everyday objects, macro photography and the art of zen-doodling?  Be inspired by Bethanne's fresh take on backgrounds, with inspiration from every letter in the alphabet, perfect for fillin in those spaces in modern quilts.  Great for confident quilters on the long arm or domestic machine. 

Call or email to register. Snow date, Feb. 23rd. 

Easy Breezy Table Runner Class


Learn a "quilt as you go" technique with this more modern table runner. A great way to show off that beautiful fabric you're afraid to cut into!

Taught by Joanne Franklin

10 am- 1 pm

$25 class fee plus pattern

Class Requirements: 3 coordinating fat quarters, 2/3 yd. main print, 1/2 yd. binding, batting, matching thread, walking foot for your machine, basic sewing supplies

Mystery Quilt, clues 1 & 2


Join the fun and make a mystery quilt.  We supply the clues every 2- 3 weeks, you sew at home and by April, you will have a finished quilt top!  These are fun to do and we walk you through the steps with a mini class.  On the final date, we have a show and tell party.

Have your quilt quilted at In Stitches and get 10% off the labor fee. 

$25 registration fee

Rules- you must purchase your fabric at In Stitches.

Wool Applique


10:00- 12:00 pm  $20 class fee plus kit

All you need is a pair of scissors, an embroidery needle and some floss and you can make a beautiful wool penny rug. Wool is an easy and fun medium to work with.  Choose your kit of preference.  Taught by Jill. 

Class Supplies: kit of your choice, sharp scissors, matching floss, embroidery needle, pencil for drawing


Woven Mat class


Use your favorite jelly roll to make this gorgeous woven table mat.  Beginner friendly!

Taught by Joanne Franklin

10 am- 3 pm

$20 class fee plus pattern

Class requirements:  Jelly roll or a minimum of 18: 2 1/2" strips, Bosal pre-cut single sided fusible fleece (avail. at In Stitches), walking foot for your machine, basic sewing supplies, microtex 90/14 needles, Wonder Clips are extremely helpful, hand needles, basic sewing supplies, pattern. 

Mystery Quilt, clues 3 & 4


Clues 3 & 4

9 am- 10 am