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 started slowly, because we will be offering
optional cutting instructions as well as support for those of you who opted to
use some of the Studio 180 rulers. The April meeting
will be using the Tri-Recs ruler, templates, or the V-block ruler. There
is a special V-block Tucker University class for those interested. Please
sign up and order your v-block ruler now so that we have it when you need it! Come join us! 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leader - Pam Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
May 26; 9-11; 11:30-1:30
This is the 4th class in the Series.
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
Saturday, May 12; 1:30-3:15
NEW Class; Saturday, May 12; 3:15 - 5
A new club exploring
embellishment of your projects with hand embroidery. Great for wool projects,
crazy quilts, and other needlework designs.
Leader - Lori Demars
Saturday; May 26; 2-4
Saturday Sampler group is now halfway there - block 6 was distributed on April
7. This block is a great opportunity to use the Studio 180 ruler Corner
Beam, which we will have available for your use at our sew-ins this week.
Standard piecing will require templates to get the angles correct for the
block. Next month will be our first Lemoyne star block. We highly
recommend use of the Studio 180 Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler. If you do
not already have this versatile tool, please consider getting one, especially
if you will be making the setting kit as shown in our sample. If you take
our Tucker University Lemoyne Star Basics class, you receive a 15% discount on
the ruler and instruction from teachers who have made hundreds of these blocks.
Sign up early - these classes will fill up!
General Meeting – Saturday, May 5, 9:30-10:30
Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins
May 15, 5-8pm OR May 18, 1-4
UFO Nights – Cost $5
night this month falls on Friday the 13th! Throw out your negative ideas
about that special day and join us for fun, fellowship, food, and
surprises! If you are a first-timer, we have a special treat for
you! Bring a project to work on, a snack to share, and yourself. If
you purchase $50 of merchandise, we waive the $5 fee. Please call to let us know you plan to
attend - we want to be sure to have enough space!
Leaders – Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Friday, May 11; 6-10 pm
Tucker University - Cost $20
We have a great group of collegiates working on their
piecing and design skills. There is
space for a few more, with the choice of 3 different days and 4 different
Please sign up in
advance so that
we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!
– Pam Baum
If you have ever thought that making Lemoyne stars is too
challenging, please join us for our Lemoyne Star Basics class. We will
walk you through all the steps, using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler, from
cutting and pressing to sewing and trimming. With this incredible tool
and the detailed instructions, you can create perfect points on your stars, in
10 different size blocks! This class is appropriate for all levels of
expertise, from beginners to old pro's. Sign up soon, as our classes will
May 11, 1-4,
or May 12, 10-1.
(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer,
please let us know!
SAVE THE DATES
Kids Kamp - June 11 - 15
Color Theory with Jan Mathews - June 16, 10-3 OR July 15
Quilt As You Go - $40
Learn how to quilt small sections, then attach them after
the quilting process to create a quilt of any size. These are skills that
will translate well to the Metro Tiles Block of the Month and can open new
doors to the quilting process for you. The class will spend time on free
motion quilting and several methods of quilting as you go.
Teacher - Pam Baum
Sunday, May 20, 12:30 - 4:30 FULL
Tuesday, June 19, 11-3
Lone Star - $60
this stunning Lone Star project using foundation fabric so that your piecing is
exact. Use this as the center of a larger project that you want to
design. Put some borders around it, with or without blocks. An easy
technique that has attracted a lot of attention in the shop! Sign up
soon..this will fill up fast!
May 19 and June 2, 12-5
Technique of the Month Class – 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 7 full day
sessions. The cost of the pattern and fabric is additional. Friday
classes are on February 2, 16, March 2, 23, April 6, 20, and May 4, all from
10-5. Saturday classes are on February 3 (11-5), February 17 (10-5),
March 3 (11-5), March 24 (10-5), April 7 (11-5), April 21 (10-5), and May 5
(11-5). Please call the shop (281-491-0016) or email email@example.com 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. You should complete your chosen
design by class conclusion if you keep up with between-class construction. 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
Class option 1-Saturdays, May 5.
Classes are 11-5 on the first
Saturday of the month and 10-5 on other Saturdays.
Solstice - $107
Solstice is a great “beginner” (as in never paper pieced) project. It is
also a wonderful project for the more experienced quilter to experiment with
color placement within the various design elements. The class will break
down the various elements of the pattern and walk you through the Judy Niemeyer
paper piecing process. At Fall Market Quiltworx.com introduced
a queen version of Summer Solstice - there are small modifications to the New
York Beauty element, adds a newly designed pieced border, and a pieced outside
borders (first seen in Mariner’s Compass Technique of the Month). For
this class you be constructing the queen pattern as it has eliminated the 16
“Y” seams and makes the construction process incredibly fast and easy.
Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer / Quiltworx, will lead you
through the Judy Niemeyer process in a calm, positive, and supportive class
- Jan Mathews
July 7, 8, 9; 10-5
Sunrise Mixer - $107
Sunrise Mixer introduces the newest iteration of design by
Judy Niemeyer Quilting for Quiltworx.com.
Access to Quiltster is required (monthly $9.99 subscription
available). You are the designer in that you select from an assortment of
“filler” designs for each segment of the pattern. Once you have made your
selections, you submit your pattern choices to Quiltworx.com and your
custom pattern (papers and instructions) is assembled and shipped to you.
If you prefer, you can focus on specific techniques
by purchasing a “Sunrise Mixer” prepackaged pattern - there are five:
Allisyn’s Wondered Land, Butterfly Garden, Evergreen Tree Skirt,
Shattered Ruby, or Sunsational Magnolia. Once you have determined your
pattern, join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, for working your way through
the various techniques utilized by these patterns. This class is not for
a beginner (less than 2 quilts made). No prior paper-piecing experience
Teacher - Jan Mathews
May 25, June 8, and June 22, 10-5
Sew-cial General Sit and Sew - $10
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
This may be the best $10 you spend
Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Thursday, June 7; 10-5
Niemeyer Sew Day - $10
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
June 6; 10-5
Beginning Quilt Making - $70
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: Rose Ann Cook
May 13, 27, June 3; 12-5
BOOTCAMP - June 25-28; 12-5
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
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
June 10; 12-2
June 29; 12-2
Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding
Teacher: Vikki Youngmeyer
June 10; 2:30-4:30
June 29; 2:30-4:30
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
May 28; 10-1