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The Big Stitch workshop will incorporate machine piecing and Sashiko style hand-stitching. We will improvise to create a machine pieced panel with assorted fabrics. This panel will be adorned with the rich textured running stitches of Sashiko using colorful threads to give your work dimension and charisma. In addition, our pieced panel will benefit from the unique, spontaneous cuts made with scissors instead of a rotary cutter. These techniques can be a wonderful addition to your current sewing projects ranging from quilts to garments and facilitated in part by the speed of our sewing machines.

Cost: $ 85.00
Join Natalie of Sew Hungry Hippie to make her Trina backpack. Three size options are available: Small 12" x 13" x 3" Med 15" x 16" x 4" Full 16.5" x 18.5" x 5" Make it with any woven fabric, or soft vinyl such as metallic crackle, PU leather, and a mixture of corks and quilting cotton. Trina has two zipper security pockets, one vinyl (or cotton) slip-in pocket, two expanding side pockets for water bottles, adjustable straps, a loop hanging section, and optional key fob holder inside. Natalie likes the bag made with foam interfacing best, but fusible fleece and/or quilt batting work too - and have been tested, they will make for a "squishier" bag. Cutting chart inside pattern for easy reference. Tested by sewists of varying skill, full-color photos and diagrams throughout.

Cost: $ 65.00
Step into the world of free motion quilting! In this class you?ll learn to baste your quilt and use a walking foot, but the focus will be on free motion quilting. Learn several different patterns suitable for beginners. With a little practice, you?ll be quilting those unfinished projects in no time. Let?s start turning those tops into quilts!

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn every step of the quiltmaking process in this class designed for beginning sewists. You will learn fabric selection, cutting, piecing, pressing, borders, basting, quilting, trimming and binding. After taking this class you'll be ready to make any number of quilt projects. There's nothing like a handmade quilt - now you can make your own! Don't have a sewing machine? Ask about using one of our shop machines.

Cost: $ 150.00
If you have finished your first quilt and are ready for your next challenge, this class is for you. Using the Twinkle pattern by Swirly Girls Designs you will build your piecing skill set by learning how to make half square triangle blocks and combine a color palette that will make your star quilt sparkle.

Cost: $ 40.00
An exploration of texture and design facilitated by block printing with stamps and mono-printing with real leaves. With these techniques you will create your own unique fabrics to use in future fiber arts or quilting projects. You will have the option to add running stitches by hand to enhance your work if desired.

Cost: $ 95.00
Learn Boro stitching, its history and link to traditional Japanese sashiko while making a small, sampler book for future reference. Using pre-stressed fabrics of different weights and weaves as pages for a book, students will "mend" the pages using various fabric scraps and stitches commonly seen in boro work. We will finish the book during the second session by learning a traditional book binding technique applied to the fabric pages. The class involves homework stitching between sessions and discussion of creative and practical ways to apply boro work.

Cost: $ 95.00
This gathered skirt features a flat-front waistband with elastic in the back for a flattering and comfortable fit. Two views are included: a knee-length version with cutout pockets and contrasting hem band, and a midi-length version with inseam pockets. Cleo's versatile design works with many different kinds of fabrics; make it with cotton for an everyday staple, or dress it up with silk for a fancy party skirt!

Cost: $ 56.00
Learn how to develop your personal color choices by mixing procion dyes. Students will work with liquid or thickened dyes and make their own color charts.

Cost: $ 71.00
Learn how to design and use your own custom thermofax screens. We will discuss the best uses and designs for thermofax screens. Then each student will have the chance to create 4 screens and print with them.

Cost: $ 95.00
Join this in-depth Design Series to learn all about the most essential Design Principles and Elements! You will be doing an exercise at home each month to learn about one or more principles and elements which will give you an enlightening insight into the tools to make your quilts sing. Bring your exercise to the next class where the class will engage in a critique session that will help unravel the understanding of design..and yes, you will learn how to critique each other's exercises! We will have exercises on value, balance, color, the illusion of depth, scale and more. You will have an edge on making your quilts better if you take this class!

Cost: $ 165.00
This is a combined Design II and III class, in which the Design 2 students will be doing exercises from assignments in Sources and Inspiration. As in Design 1, the exercises will be given at the end of each class for the next class which will be critique sessions of the last month's assignment. You will be sent the first assignment a month before the class begins, so register early! Design 3 students will work in a series of their own making and use the classes for the critique of ongoing work. In all exercises and work for both Design 2 and Design 3 students, encouragement in being mindful of past learning from previous exercises is stressed. These two classes both have a prerequisite of the Design Series class before.

Cost: $ 165.00
Come join a fun group that focuses on English paper piecing. Each month we'll explore various patterns and techniques used to make unique, beautiful quilts.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn wet felting basics and history while making a handmade Christmas stocking. Wet felting uses unspun wool fibers (roving), water and a small amount of soap to create a strong fabric that is neither woven nor knitted. Students will complete the project during this 4-hour class.

Cost: $ 74.00
Have a space in your home that needs a little something but can't find the perfect object? Make it yourself! In this class you will learn how to make a felted vessel using wool fiber suitable to catch your keys, pot petunias or beautify your abode.

Cost: $ 74.00
Make your own adorable stuffed animal using your favorite fabrics! You can make either the cat or the dogs. Samples are Patch the Pussycat and Digger the Dachshund. This can be a tricky project, so this class is intended for sewists with some experience. Of the two samples, the cat is more difficult than the dog.

Cost: $ 52.00
Learn to make and care for your own personal organic indigo vat and learn resist patterning techniques. Use these skills in combination to create beautiful indigo dyed pieces to incorporate into your quilting and sewing projects.

Cost: $ 160.00
Foundation paper piecing is a technique that will open up your patchwork world. If you?ve ever looked at a complicated or tiny pieced quilt and wondered how they did that, it was probably with paper piecing! Once you learn this technique, you can use it for any number of projects. Choose from two designs from Flying Parrot Quilts, either Gossamer Wings dragonfly or Tiny Jewel hummingbird and you?ll be hooked in no time!

Cost: $ 35.00
Bring your project, supplies and machine and join in the party hosted by Amy P. and Kristin G.! End your week right by sewing with friends. The store will remain open until 11:30 PM for attendees' shopping convenience. Door prize drawings, pizza, soft drinks and snacks included.

Cost: $ 20.00
Create fabric to use in quilting and other sewing projects while learning the basics of low water immersion dyeing. This dyeing technique uses a small amount of water in shallow containers. Different ways of manipulating fabric and applying dyes produce a variety of effects including textured fabric using a single color, relaxed shibori (with one or more colors), and wonderful multi-colored pieces.

Cost: $ 54.00
Ready to take on more challenges with your free motion quilting? In this class, you'll learn how to mix free motion patterns as well as learning some more advanced techniques such as McTavishing and feathers. Students should have taken the Intro to Free Motion Quilting class or have similar experience.

Cost: $ 35.00
In this 5-hour workshop, you will complete a scarf with merino wool and silk, about 50 inches by 10 inches in size, using the nuno wet felting technique. We will discuss the history and uses of felt, explain the types of felting and complete a hands-on wet felting project.

Cost: $ 94.00
Come into the dye studio to work on your individual projects. Use and develop the skills you have learned in class. Liquid and thickened dyes and tools will be available for your use. Pam will be available for questions and reminders. Two hour minimum required.

Cost: $ 13.00
Pouring paint is really popular right now, and with good reason. It's fast, fun, easy and no experience is necessary! In this class you can try two different pour techniques - the swipe and the dirty pour. You'll go home with two 8"x 10" unique paintings.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn to make a perfect knife-edge, corded, 16" decorator pillow. Full color, comprehensive instruction booklet is included. Most students complete their pillow project during class.

Cost: $ 52.00
Can't get enough of poured paint? Come to this all day workshop and pour your heart out! Cheryl will teach you lots of different techniques including flip cup, tree ring, iris, swipe, paint manipulation, and more. Previous paint pouring experience not needed. Included in the class fee are: paint, pouring media, tools, boxes for taking your work home, and canvases. You can make a combination of eight 8"x10" canvases or you can "trade in" two 8"x10" canvases for an 11"x 14" or four 8"x10" canvases for a 16"x 20". The fee is the same no matter the combination of sizes you make. Please bring a lunch or take a break and go out. If you finish painting before 5:00 there is flexibility to leave early.

Cost: $ 159.00
Sashiko hand stitching is used in Japan for quilting, mending and decorative purposes to create household items with both beauty and utility. Learn this traditional running stitch embroidery style while making a lovely and useful tablerunner for yourself or as a gift to give.

Cost: $ 75.00
Using the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern from Sew Liberated you will build your garment construction skills.: measurements, pattern layout, pinning, cutting & sewing. A great second project for beginning garment sewists.

Cost: $ 56.00
Improvisation is at the heart of living creatively. Music, dance, theater, drawing, cooking, conversation, play, child rearing, and even science benefit from the flexibility of mind that improvisational process engenders. Leave with mind tools, tips and a fresh perspective on how to apply improv skills learned in life to your patchwork - and vice versa!

Cost: $ 18.00
Get your wedge-curve, mod-mood, groove on in this improv quilt-making, 2-day workshop. Commit one step at a time, as you explore advanced approaches to improvised patchwork and composition, develop a personal / intuitive language of color, and learn ruler-free, wedge-curve, and bias-strip piecing on the curve techniques.

Cost: $ 250.00
This workshop is designed to teach a variety of techniques to include in all your fiber art projects. We will focus on using acrylic fabric paints, reverse applique, fusible applique and sashiko stitching designs to create a layered composition.

Cost: $ 95.00
We will start this class with pure play, exploring the dyes and tools by experimenting on cloth prepared by the instructor. There are many ways to apply thickened dye and we will probably discover new ones. We will use tools such as scrapers, brushes, stamps, mono-print plates, rollers and some household items. After the introductory play session, each student will get additional prepared fabric to either continue experimentation or may work with your own specific plan.

Cost: $ 70.00
We will use improvisation and hand-stitching with Japanese yarn and Sashiko thread to create rich textures that pay homage to the recycle and reuse culture. The focus will be on form and texture with an emphasis on improvisation. It is possible to control the color palette using this technique and Maday will provide denim scraps to expand your design choices. Mottainai means "taking good care of things with respect, making it last long, not wasting and re-appreciating" (From the magazine Selvedge: the fabric of your life, Issue 81 Japan Blue).

Cost: $ 75.00
Weaving as a sustainable practice can be rewarding and fun; meditation in the act of making. The woven cloth can be used in practical or decorative application and you can always count on weaving becoming a part of your artistic self-expression. In this workshop, we explore weaving with typical and atypical fibers to create textures and interest in your work. My hope is that you will want to include bits of denim which will be provided by Maday. You will be rewarded with a fabric swatch completed entirely by you using a high quality loom by Purl & Loop that you will take home to use again & again. All supplies are included but feel free to bring bits of fiber; yarn, etc. from your own stash to include if you desire.

Cost: $ 135.00
For those who have taken a previous tuffet class with Cheryl and want to assemble, upholster and finish their tuffet.

Cost: $ 45.00
Tuffet (noun) - A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman. While you'll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified TuffetSource affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet!

Cost: $ 85.00