Classes at Quilter's Emporium
If you are interested in taking one of our classes, you can either sign
up in person at the shop or over the phone, by calling 281.491.0016.
Skill level Scale
Beginner - Student has no piecing or quilting experience
Experienced Beginner - Student has attended Beginning Quiltmaking Class or equivalent.
Intermediate- Student has completed a few quilt tops and is ready to "grow" their skills. A confident piecer.
It is the student's responsibility to remind the clerk at the time of checkout, if fabric or notions are being purchased for a class, qualifying for a 15% discount. We cannot go back to previous sales tickets to issue discounts. We appreciate your help in this.
We have made at least four different blocks. Some have constructed their project using traditional methods, others have given the Studio 180 rulers a try. Either way, the results are going to be a spectacular surprise. And so we have the mystery! No more cutting for this series, but please bring all your fabrics and completed blocks. We are going to start part of the assembly.
Come try to guess where this is going. Hope to see you then!
Leader - Pam Brown email@example.com
July 28; 9-11; 11:30-1:30
This is a project based class to learn the techniques and tools in the Westalee Continuum Quilting Set, not the basic guide class. We have had a number of people ask to join the class so I have set up a new section that will start on May 12. If you wish to join us, please sign up today! You must have had the Westalee guide class. If you purchased the Westalee Continuum set from us, the class is FREE! If you did not, you pay $50 for the classes.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
August 11; 1:30-3:15 or 3:15-5
Our AccuQuilt Club is for everybody! If you have purchased AccuQuilt supplies at the shop, we offer this class to you for free as a thank you! If you like the project or are interested in potentially purchasing an AccuQuilt cutter, please join us for one of our meetings. The cost of $30 will be refunded if you decide to purchase a Go! or a Go Big! These tools make cutting a breeze, and perfectly accurate as well as really fast!
June's project will be a patriotic table runner using flying geese dies, as well as several dies from the Qube. July's project will focus on Christmas ideas and dies,
from gift bags and mug rugs to ??? (shhh! It's a Christmas surprise!)
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
July 27, 10:30-3:30
A new club exploring embellishment of your projects with hand embroidery. Great for wool projects, crazy quilts, and other needlework designs.
Saturday, July 28; 2-4 (Bowl Fillers - taught by Rose Ann - Kit and class $35)
Be sure to come to the Saturday Sampler with your Show and Tells! Saturday Sampler is a fun way to learn new skills, visit with your new quilting buddies and get a chance to make a beautiful quilt!
General Meeting – Saturday, August 4; 9:30-10:30
Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins
July 20, 1-4
Tucker University - Cost $20
Its true! Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Especially now that Studio 180 has designed the Diamond Rects tool that will help you make perfect diamonds in 5 different sizes. If you have always wanted to make the Storm at Sea quilt design now you can make it with ease and success. Why not dress up your quilts by adding some diamonds to the borders?
Teacher - Pam Baum or Bonnie McCormick
Tuesday, August 7, 11-2 or 6-9
Friday, August 10, 1-4 or
Saturday, August 11, 10-1
Please sign up in advance so that
we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!
UFO Night - $5
All are welcome to our monthly UFO evening! Join us for fun, fabric and fellowship, and work on your Un-Finished Object! Staffers are always happy to offer advice if you are in need. Bring a stack to share and a quilting-related project to show off for extra door prize tickets!
Leader - Pam Baum
Upcoming UFO nights
August 10, 6-10
September - (will be the annual pillowcase challenge)
October 12, 6-10
(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
SAVE THE DATES
More details will be following next week, but we wanted you to know about the great week of Christmas classes we have planned in July.
July 23 (Monday) is Kids Day. Pam Baum and Bonnie McCormick will be hosting a gathering to create Christmas presents, decorations, etc. Ages 8 and up. (yes, adults are welcome too!)
July 27 (Friday) is AccuQuilt day. Bonnie McCormick will be focused on a variety of Christmas projects, using AccuQuilt dies for piecing and applique, even adding some machine embroidery.
We're still working on some details, but we want you to know about some of our great classes coming in the next few months!
Machine Embroidery Clutch in the Hoop, September 9
Winter Traditions, a Niemeyer Snowflake Quilt, September 22, 23, 24
The Bucket List - Cathedral Windows - $60
Many quilters have a "bucket list" of quilts they would like to make, patterns that are usually traditional, designs that are easily recognized. We are pleased to announce our first "Bucket list" quilt - Cathedral Windows. This is not a difficult quilt to make, but it can be quite time-consuming. After all the time spent putting it together though, it's finished, no quilting! We have set aside 4 full days for our class to work on their quilt together. We will teach the traditional method, which involves a bunch of hand sewing, and we will also teach a machine-piecing method. As you know, there are always many ways to achieve a specific quilt outcome - you can choose the method that you prefer. You choose the size you wish to create. Join us and spend Thursdays in August making your own Cathedral Windows quilt.
Teacher - Pam Baum
Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 10-5
Scalloped Borders and Bias Binding - $40
We have had numerous requests for a bias binding class and here it is! If you have never made scalloped borders or curved corners because you weren't sure of the process, this is the class for you! You will learn how to use a ruler to create scalloped edges AND you will learn how to cut, miter, and attach binding to curves, both concave and convex.
Teacher - Vikki Youngmeyer
Friday, August 24, 11-3 OR
Saturday, September 1, 12-4
Ventana - Cost $40
Join us for a class that uses the elegant new Holiday Flourish 11 fabric to create a fabulous Christmas quilt! This is an extremely easy paper piecing technique, great for beginners. The pattern is from Alison Glass, a modern designer of great quilts and fantastic fabrics. The pattern creates an interesting secondary design in this throw-sized quilt!
Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham
July 21, 10:30-5
Neighborhood - $35
NOTE: We do know that the picture at left is a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood (isn't it cute?), but we don't have our Christmas sample done yet and we wanted you to see the project asap.
Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fusing fun! We will teach you the basics of making a happy Christmas neighborhood in the shape of Dresden plate, a great wallhanging to celebrate the holiday season. You will create a variety of wonky houses to express your holiday vibe - silly, traditional, or whatever else you desire!
Teacher - Pam Brown
Sunday, July 22, 12:30-5
Giving Tree Wallhanging or
Table Topper - $30
We have a great project that looks much more difficult than it actually is, suitable for anyone of advanced beginner stage and above. Yes, it's curved piecing, but this is the Quick Curve Ruler method, which makes for beautifully perfect blocks. For all who have listened to Pam Baum wax eloquent on the wonders of the Studio 180 rulers, you know that she loves to trim down her units to make them as perfect as possible. Here is another ruler that follows the same principle, only with curves! Join us for a fun day of sewing, learn the wonders of the mini-QCR, and make a great project all at the same time!
Teacher - Pam Baum
Tuesday, July 24, 11-3 (but you can stay later if you want!)
Disappearing Nine Patch,
Christmas Style - $45,
Includes 2 charm packs and pattern
We just love the variety of designs that can be created using this method of piecing. In this beginner class, Pattie will lead you through the process of making nine patch blocks and then cutting them to pieces! If you have ever thought that you might need permission to cut up your pieced blocks, Pattie is the person to encourage that practice. For piecers of all skill levels, this is a class sure to be fun and productive.
Teacher - Pattie Fox
Thursday, July 26, 11-3
BOWL FILLERS - $35 (includes panel, wools, threads, needle and class)
Bowl Fillers are the brainchild of Bonnie Sullivan (All Through the Night). They are small (4"x6") pillows that are beautifully pre-printed with a darling holiday design on a small panel. You then fuse pieces of wool onto the fabric and embellish them with some simple stitching. Each kit includes 6 little pillows and we are providing the wools, threads, etc for embellishments. I plan on making mine into a holiday table runner which works better for my home decorating. (Little pillows wouldn't stand a chance with my dogs!) In the class, you can choose from two designs. If you wish to do both, the extra kit is $28 (includes the extra panel, wools, threads).
Even if you don't know how to work with wools...this is the perfect little project that is fun to do and learn from! Just bring fabric scissors, a small embroidery hoop and your eyeglasses.
Teacher - Rose Ann Cook
July 28; 2-4
Summertime Boot Camps
If you have ever wanted to spend a week immersed in a quilt project, we have a couple of options for you this summer.
We are excited to announce another Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month class, this time as 6 days in a row! Our Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews, will lead the class through the entire process of paper-piecing a quilt using the efficient Niemeyer methods. This is a class for anybody who is familiar with their sewing machine. Six days in a row - and you can leave your machine and supplies at the shop instead of hauling them back and forth. Check out the information in our classes section for more information.
Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month Class BOOTCAMP – Cost $280
If you have ever wanted to make a Niemeyer quilt, this is your chance. We have opened up a second class! Even if you have never done foundation paper piecing, this is your opportunity to learn and to create a masterpiece with the instruction and advice from our Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews. She will walk you through all the steps, from picking your fabric to using the template papers to all the various sewing techniques. You have your choice of quilts - Glacier Star, Mariner's Compass, Paradise in Bloom, and Vintage Rose - and choice of sizes - wallhanging or queen.
The class fee, $280, includes 6 full day sessions.
The cost of the pattern and fabric is additional.
Please call the shop (281-491-0016) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you are interested,
we need to know as soon as possible.
Join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, with the pattern of your choice, for a fun and productive class. The cost of the pattern is separate and dependent on your choice of quilt/technique of the month. Glacier Star – base $65, extension to queen $25. Mariner’s Compass – base $65, extension $25. Paradise in Blooms – base - $95, extension $45. Vintage Rose – wall hanging $65, queen $82.
Teacher – Jan Mathews
July 30 - August 4
Judy Neimeyer Clockworx - $57
Quiltworx teamed up with Cut Loose Press to create an introductory paper-piecing blocks series. Six different small projects were created utilizing these blocks. Clockworx is one of those original six small projects. The series was designed to be a beginner program to introduce students to paper-piecing. Clockworx was introduced at Spring Market (2017) to demonstrate curved piecing and floating points. The project can be the original 49” x 70” or enlarged by purchasing additional Charm Elements packages (papers). Some pre-class preparation is required. Join Jan Mathews, a Quiltworx Certified Instructor, for a fun class introducing you to paper-piecing (Judy style in particular) with Charm Elements (papers) and Cut Loose Press (pattern).
Teacher - Jan Mathews
Monday, August 18, 10-5
Judy Niemeyer Sew Day - $10
Judy Niemeyer Sew Days (NOT a class) are dedicated to ONLY Judy Niemeyer projects. Jan Mathews, a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting, will be available to answer questions and get over trouble spots. Several dates have changed to the second class of Technique of the Month. We will be adding additional days, please check back with us!
Teacher: Jan Mathews
Monday, August 6; 10-5
Friday, September 28; 10-5
Monday, October 22; 10-5
Sew-cial General Sit and Sew - $10
Do you enjoy sewing in a group environment? Do you sometimes need advice on your project - fabric choices, piecing methods, construction or quilting ideas? Join us on our Sew-cial days - our staff is very experienced and will help with whatever you need! If you are unavailable for the Saturday Sampler sew-ins, this is an additional opportunity for help with your block. If you are making a quilt of Studio 180 blocks, we are full of advice!
This may be the best $10 you spend all month!
Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Monday, August 13, 10-5
Tuesday, September 11, 10-5
Friday, October 5, 10-5
Beginning Quilt Making - $70
Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, read patterns, and how to make the same quilt top that has been taught to over 1200 students over the years.
Teacher: Pam Thorlin
July 29, August 5, 12, 19; 12-5
September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 12-5
Beginning Machine Quilting - $30
If you are ready to learn to use your domestic sewing machine to quilt your quilt tops, then this is the class for you. Rose Ann walks you through the entire process so that you can go home and start machine quilting that stack!
You will need to bring your sewing machine, a walking foot (even
feed foot) and a darning foot (free motion foot).
Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
July 26; 12-2
October 28; 12-2
Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher: Vikki Youngmeyer
July 26; 2:30-4:30
October 28; 2:30-4:30
Westalee Quilting Templates Guide Class
If you purchased and received your Sew Steady table and quilting templates, then this is the class that will help you learn how to use them.
Attendees, please bring 2-3 fat quarter sized "quilt sandwiches" to practice upon. It's a great idea to use Sullivan's Basting Spray between the layers of the fabric and batting.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
August 27; 10-1p