Classes
It is our goal to provide you with interesting and enjoyable classes. 
To do this we often bring in national teachers that we need to book 2 -3 years in advance. 
Because of travel arrangements they need to make, we need to let the teachers know a month in advance
if there are enough students interested in the class for the teacher to come. 
We ask that when you see a class offered by a national (Guest) teacher that you know you will want to take to please register early. 
This helps us to know if we can assure the teacher we have enough students for the teacher to come.
Classes will be canceled if enrollment is too low to hold the class.  You may want to purchase supplies after the enrollment close date to be sure the class will be held.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a class you have registered for you must contact the shop 7 days prior to the class in order to receive a refund.
2417-C Lawndale Drive    Greensboro, NC 27408   336.545.5558
Hours:  Monday - Saturday  10 - 5:30  & Sunday 1-5
BEGINNING QUILTMAKING  

Date: Tuesday Evening:  May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, & 15                  Time:  6:00PM - 8:30PM 
                                    OR
                 Thursdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 & 17                             Time:  10:30AM-1:00PM   
Professional Instructors:  Debbie Bailey/Sigrid Kenny                              Class Fee:  $75

While sewing the Rail Fence pattern you will learn how to use the latest quiltmaking tools. Learn to sew a consistent ¼" seam, how to add borders, binding, sleeves and labels. You'll get tips on selecting and arranging fabric. Learn to baste your small quilt top using hand basting, spray basting or the pin baste method. Sample two different kinds of batting. Find out which needle and thread to use, and see which tools are best suited for marking your quilt top. Finally, you'll learn to quilt your top, handle the machine, fabric, batting and thread ends. Sign up early for this very popular class!  Minimum enrollment  is 6 students    Supply List      Register

Becky Goldsmith

It's All About Color - Lecture
Date:  Thurs.  May 6, 2010                                                  Time:  7:30PM   ClassFee:  $20

We walk around with our eyes open - but how much do we really see? It's amazing what you can learn about color just by paying attention! I'll share with you what I've figured out about color over the years and how I use what I've learned in my quilts.   Register

Whirlygig
Date:  Fri & Sat.  May 7 & 8, 2010                                       Time:  10:30-4:30  Class Fee:  $85
On the first day you will learn foundation paper piecing. Our foundation papers are a little bit different and we think you will appreciate that difference. You'll make the foundation pieced arcs and learn how to sew those curved units together into a block.

Next you will learn to appliqué the Piece O' Cake way! You will learn easy template making and how to make and use a placement overlay for appliqué. Time in class will be spent perfecting your invisible applique stitch while you learn how to handle a variety of needleturn applique techniques.    Register      Supply List   
 


QUILTER'S ACADEMY - Freshman
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month    No class in December
Date:    Jan. 11 - June 14, 2010          Time:    1:00 - 4:00PM  -or-    6:00 - 9:00PM
Meets the 2nd Friday of the month
Date:    Jan. 14,  June10, 2011  
Instr:  Karen Pervier      Class Fee:  $100 -Includes Book

This is the first in a series of classes to help you build your quiltmaking skills giving you a firm foundation.  This is for both beginners and advanced quilters  Each month you will do a new project that will offer new challenges and techniques to help you build your skill level.  Prerequisite:  You must have made a quilt before.   Supply List         .  Register 

MARY ELLEN KRANZ

QUILTS WITH A STORY TO TELL
Date: Saturday,  June 12                      Time:  10:30 - 4:30
Instructor: Mary Ellen Kranz                 Class Fee:  $45

Wouldn't it be great to show a special sentiment, message, poem, or story in your quilt?  In this workshop, you will learn how to print lines of text up to 40 inches long onto fabric. These fabric pieces can then become your quilt’s border or background or special embellishment.  We'll use the latest techniques and products to make your printed fabric soft, colorful, washable and lightfast. Students take home the ingredients for making a quilt that tells their own story.
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JEWEL BOX

Date:   Thurs. Mar 25,  Apr  15 & 22      Time:  10:30-1:00
Instrs:  Debbie Bailey/Sigrid Kenny        Class Fee:  $55

The Jewel Box is the perfect quilt to make from scraps with a few treasures thrown in.  You will love the easy ways the pieces fit together.  This class is for all skill levels.  Supply List    Registration


BOSTON COMMONS
Date:    Wed., Sept. 22, Oct. 6 & 20                                   Time:  6:00 - 9:00PM
Instr:  Sigrid Kenny                              Class Fee:  $55

Boston Commons is one of the more perfect bed quilt patterns.  Looks beautiful on the bed!  Eleanor Burns combines strip piecing & innovative contstruction with lots of open spaces for beautiful quilting.
Fabric requirements are for queen size quilt - see the book if you wish to make a different size. Supply List            Registration  
 

GEORGIA BONESTEEL

Seminole Sky
Date:  Friday, June 4th                                              Time:  10:30 - 4:30
                                                                                  Class Fee:  $65

My inspiration is derived from a century of quilt making by our foremothers.  My mountain wall hanging is an original design inspired by the Blue Ridge range.  The technique is a piece and re-piece method so it is named Seminole Skies. Supply List      Register

CRACKED POTS
Date:  May 11,  June 8,July 13 & Aug 10                           Time:  2:00-4:00PM
Instr:  Barbara Wellnitz        Class Fee:  $65

This is the perfect quilt for that "stash" you want to use.  This class meets once a month for 4 months.
Quilt finishes 80x80      Supply List                  Register         
                
                         
BOW TIE FANS  (Stack N Whack)
Date:  Saturday, May 22nd                                  Time:  10:30AM - 4:30PM
Instr:  Debbie Bailey                                              Class Fee:  $45

Imagine taking one piece of fabric and having each fan in the quilt look like it was made from a different fabric,  You will use piecing and machine appliqué techniques in this class.  .  This class is a lot of fun!
Register     Supply List               
                 
EASY MACHINE QUILTING
Date:  Saturday, June 19th                                                               Time:  10:30- 4:30
Instr:  Beverly Roesink                                                                    Class Fee:  $45

"Machine Quilting - You Can Do It!"  Is a process class designed to acquaint you with the mechanics of machine quilting - from straight line, in-the-ditch, to free motion quilting on your own machine.  Beverly will also pass along her "trick of the trade".  You will learn techniques to complete your own projects and have great reference examples.  Register    Supply List    
    

ROXANE LESSA

COLOR PLY FOR QUILTERS

Date:  Saturday, Sept. 11Time:  10:00-4:30
Instr:  Roxane LessaClass Fee:  $65
Finally, the class you've been waiting for....calling all quilters- traditional, art quilters, beginners, advanced and everyone in between. We will explore the element of color in designing your quilts by using simple exercises in FABRIC (after all that's our medium!)  First you will learn about value and the importance of it in all your work.  We will do some fabric exercises to help you master value. Then you will learn about different color schemes and create 2-3 small abstract fused quilt tops to demonstrate these color schemes. Your confidence in choosing colors for your quilts will be greatly enhanced. Don't be intimidated by all those colors-take your quilts from boring to gorgeous!   Supply List       Register



ELLEN LINDNER

DESIGN YOUR OWN NATURE QUILT
Date:  Fri. & Sat., Nov. 5th & 6th    Time:  10:30 - 4:30
Instr:  Ellen Lindner              Class Fee:  $160
This class will help take the fear out of design.  Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric.  Multiple group and solo exercises will give you the skills and confidence you need to start your own design.  A raw edge collage technique will ensure maximum flexibility and speedy results.
These are just a few of the things you’ll be learning:
-     Creating a sense of depth.                           -    Identifying and placing a focal point. 
-     How cropping can help a composition.          -    Getting your fabric to do the work.
-     How to work with raw edge collage.

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QUILTER'S ACADEMY - Sophomore        
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month          No class in December
Date:    Sept.13, 2010 - Mar 14, 2011         Time:    1:00 - 4:00PM  -or-    6:00 - 9:00PM
Date:    Jan. 11, 2011 - June 13, 2011 Time:    6:00 - 9:00PM
Instr:  Karen Pervier                    Class Fee:  $100 -Includes Book

This is the second in a series of classes to help you build your quiltmaking skills giving you a firm foundation.  This is for both beginners and advanced quilters.  Each month you will do a new project that will offer new challenges and techniques to help you build your skill level.  Prerequisite:  You should have completed the Freshman course first.  
Register