Classes


Want to learn something new or brush up on a skill? Why not join us for a class.

You can register for classes over the phone (831) 623-0200 or in person at the shop.  

Don’t have space to layout a project, knees don't bend like they used to getting up and down off the floor, or your kids and pets offer just a little too much help? Give us a call! If we don’t have a class going on you are more than welcome to use the space - it's spacious, well lit and offers loads of design wall space.

Please read our class policies regarding discounts, cancellations and a few other things at the bottom of this page. 

Quilting 101 Annie Smith The quilt shown is Annie’s sample. With so many choices in this class, everyone’s quilt looks totally different.

Book: Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! (Second EDITION ISBN 978-0844226170 – NOT the third)

QUILTING 101 (8 WEEKS, TUESDAY EVENINGS)

Date: Tuesday, Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Cost: $180 + book Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! (Second EDITION ISBN 978-0844226170 – NOT the Third. You will have to order this book from Amazon as it is no longer in print) and basic quilting supplies
Instructor: Annie Smith
Skill Level: All levels

Quilting from A to Z best describes this class. Begin with fabric and color selection and work through a variety of basic quilting techniques to make this traditional Sampler quilt. Class includes all aspects of quilt construction; understanding quilting tools, quick piecing, hand piecing and appliqué, and quilt finishing.

Annie will share her wealth of tips, tricks and techniques that she has acquired in 20 years of teaching this class. A perfect class for beginners who wish to learn basic quiltmaking skills, anyone with a desire to make a great Sampler quilt or for anyone wanting to hone their skills.

This class also has access to videos for each lesson. If you missed something or need a refresher you’ll be able to watch these at your leisure and as many times as you need.        

**For the first night of class all you will need is the book and note taking supplies.**

 

GHASTLIE EVENING

Date: Wednesday, August 22
Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm
Cost: $10 + fabric panel
Instructor: Cindy Tatro
Skill Level: Basic sewing skills

Join us for an evening of fun making these Ghastlie dolls. Cindy will be here with a few tips to share on how to sew these together. You’ll need to purchase the panel and can purchase or bring your own backing fabric and stuffing. Oh and did we mention dessert comes with the class!

JELLY ROLL RUG

Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 9 – 3
Cost: $55 + pattern
Instructor: Rori Jensen
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Raise your hand if you have a Jelly Roll sitting 0n your sewing room shelf and you don't know what to do with it...besides stare at its loveliness. Use your jelly roll and batting to learn to make a colorful and fun rug. Come join the homemade rug craze. For inspiration, follow #jellyrollrug on Instagram.

This Oval rug finishes at 30" x 44" and is so much fun to make.

MACHINE QUILTING (2 Days)

Date: Friday, September 7 AND Saturday, September 8
Time: 10 - 5pm
Cost: $85
Instructor: Annie Smith
Skill Level: All Levels

Machine Quilting is all about practice. The more you practice the better you will become. Learn machine quilting techniques the easiest way possible with this very easy, informative class. You will work on a small quilt sandwich, creating straight-lines and free motions quilting. All essential notions will be discussed and used for the class, as well as quilting design and finishing techniques.

 

**There is a supply list - you will need a sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs, a "darning foot" or sometimes known as a "free motion foot" and a "walking foot".

HAND APPLIQUE

Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: $35
Instructor: Holly Mabutas
Skill Level: All Levels

In this fast paced, hustle-bustle world here’s a chance to slow down, to step away from your sewing machine and try something by hand. In this class Holly will show you how to use freezer-paper to create templates, a glue-stick to prepare your appliqué pieces so that all edges are finished and finally the appliqué stitch.

MACHINE APPLIQUE

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 10 - 5pm
Cost: $55 + $16 kit fee directly to Annie
Instructor: Annie Smith
Skill Level: All Levels

Sometimes just learning a technique is enough. Annie will teach you the very essential techniques of Machine Appliqué without a project that you may or may not finish. Instruction is hands-on and includes: bias stems, fusible appliqué of basic shapes, stitching and finishing techniques along with the notions you will need for beautiful machine appliqué. You will learn everything you need to create your own appliqué masterpiece.

MICROWAVE COZY

Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 10 - 1pm
Cost: $35 + free downloadable pattern
Instructor: Rori Jensen
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Need a hostess gift or a year-round gift to have ready to give with a soup mix? Protect your fingers and hands from getting burned while microwave heating your soup or preparing your morning oatmeal with this functional and easy to make fabric bowl cozy. Simply place your bowl to be heated in this cozy, heat, and remove without getting burned.

TAKE A STAND (STAND UP TOTE)

Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

The small Take A Stand tote make a perfect stand for the Tool Case in our Running With Scissors pattern. Just fold the Tool Case over so that the inner pockets are exposed. Place the Tool Case "billboard-style" over the upright tote. You'll love the stability and easy access to all your supplies. The large tote will hold the Running With Scissors Tool Case and/or fabric, tools, and more.

 

The SMALL stand-up tote measures 8-3/4"H x 12"W x 6-1/2"D.

The LARGE stand-up tote measures 12-1/2"H x 16"W x 8"D.

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (TOOL CASE)

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

You'll love this handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a variety of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love. PAIRS NICELY WITH THE TAKE A STAND BAG!

 

The Tool Case measures 9-1/2"H x 12-1/2"W x 1-1/2"D when closed and opens to 12-1/2"H x 20-1/2"W.

 

 

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

 

SCREEN BAG

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: $25 + pattern
Instructor: Cindy Tatro
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Made from screen and your favorite fabrics these bags are quick and fun to make. Cindy, the instructor has made tons of these and will be with you every step of the way.

 

Bag approximately 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" x 5 1/2"

   

Can't take the class but want to purchase the pattern? Click on the Screen Bag Pattern picture and it'll take you to the pattern.

CLAM UP (ZIPPERED POUCHES)

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more.

 

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for making the bags with or without quilted fabric and for adding optional iron-on vinyl laminate to make the inside easy to wipe clean.

 

Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. An optional strap with swivel hook may also be added.

 

When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space.

 

Finished sizes of bags are as follows:

Extra Small (XS): 2¾"H x 3½"W x 2⅝"D                                  

Small (S): 3½"H x 4½"W x 3⅜"D

Medium (M): 4¼"H x 5½"W x 4"D

Large (L): 4⅞"H x 6½"W x 4⅝"D

Extra Large (XL): 5½"H x 7½"W x 5"D

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

CLAM UP (ZIPPERED POUCHES)

Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more.

 

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for making the bags with or without quilted fabric and for adding optional iron-on vinyl laminate to make the inside easy to wipe clean.

 

Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. An optional strap with swivel hook may also be added.

 

When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space.

 

Finished sizes of bags are as follows:

Extra Small (XS): 2¾"H x 3½"W x 2⅝"D                                  

Small (S): 3½"H x 4½"W x 3⅜"D

Medium (M): 4¼"H x 5½"W x 4"D

Large (L): 4⅞"H x 6½"W x 4⅝"D

Extra Large (XL): 5½"H x 7½"W x 5"D

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

FINISH (OR START) IT FRIDAY (TWICE MONTHLY)

Date: THIRD and LAST Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
Time: 10 – 5:00pm
Cost: FREE
Instructor: None

Enjoy a sewing day at the shop - there's no charge, just come on down (or up). You can work on whatever you'd like. There's no instructor - if you have a question we will try to answer and help as much as we can, but this does not take the place of our Quilting 101 or Beginning Sewing classes.

SEWING (BEGINNING & ONGOING) • SEW FOR LOVE 

Dates: Sunday, July 8 ONLY; August 24, 25, 26; October 12, 13, 14; November 30, December 1, 2
Time: Friday 5-8pm or 8-11pm; Saturday 10-1pm, 2-5pm, 5-8pm; Sunday 10-1pm, 2-5pm
(Times listed are for Beginners and Ongoing; Sew For Love is anytime you can volunteer!)

BEGINNERS – Michelle will walk you through the basics of the sewing machine - thread, needles, tension, bobbins, stitch count. You can bring your own machine or can rent one from Michelle.

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED FOR CLASS

Package of long pins (yellow), good fabric scissors, 6 inch sewing gauge, basic thread, sewing machine with empty bobbin, foot pedal and pressure foot (you can also rent a machine for $5 – let us know when you sign up)

Class length: 3 hours
Cost: $45

ONGOING –If you want to broaden your sewing skills Michelle offers instruction for all levels, from beginners to intermediate students.

Class length: 2 hour minimum
Cost: $15/hour (2 hour minimum)

SEW FOR LOVE ♥ – This is a volunteer sewing program Michelle started back in 2000. Benefitting local charities with items such as quilts, hats, cubie chairs, pet beds and tote bags – Michelle is always looking for volunteers to sew these simple items, stuff chairs or just help out.

Class length: However much time you can give

SHEILA'S BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH: REVISED HIDDEN STARS (MONTHLY)

Dates: 3rd Saturday of each month for 12 months
Time: 9am – 10am
Cost: $5/month 
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Sheila continues her once-a-month Saturday sessions with a beautiful new block-of-the-month “Hot Flashes”. Sheila will give a talk and have a sample of the month's block – which you can pick up at the shop on the day of the meeting. You can ask questions and of course bring your show-and-tell of blocks that you've completed. There will be coffee and donut holes to snack on. And, at the end of the program there is a show-and-tell of your finished block-of-the-month. 

SHEILA’S TABLERUNNER-OF-THE-MONTH (MONTHLY)

Dates: 3rd Saturday of each month for 12 months
Time: 10am – 10:30am
Cost: $5/month Requires purchase of book: Tablerunner Bliss
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Similar to Sheila’s Block-of-the-Month (listed under “On-Going”), this is a once a month talk where Sheila will show a sample of the runner and give a little talk. You can ask questions and of course bring your show-and-tell of a previous month’s project.

DISCOUNT
You will receive a 10% discount on class supplies plus 10% on the day of class.

CANCELLATION POLICY
For a refund: You must notify us AT LEAST 3 DAYS prior to class. For our QUILTING 101 class you must cancel at least ONE WEEK (7 DAYS) prior to the first class. 

Refunds WILL NOT be given if you haven’t notified us or just don’t show up for class. NO EXCEPTIONS!

If for any reason the instructor cancels you will most certainly get a refund.

PHONES
You are important, as is everyone in a class. Your phone calls… well… not so much to other students. Please turn your phone to vibrate or why not take a little break and turn it off. If you must take a phone call, please do so outside.

EATING IN THE CLASSROOM
Would we be quilters if snacks weren’t involved? Food and drink are allowed in the classroom. Please be sure to keep the tables clean so someone else’s project isn’t compromised by your Nachos Supreme and sugar free vanilla iced latte.

SEWING MACHINES
You must be familiar with your sewing machine and it must be in good working order. Instructors are here to teach, not to take time away from other students to troubleshoot your machine.

PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK
Some classes require PRE-class work (usually noted on the supply list if there is one). If you class calls for this, please make every effort to get it done. This allows more time to actually work on your project AND to ask questions if you need clarification on something.

PARKING
You can park in any designated spot you’d like in front of the shop. If you are parking BEHIND the shop, there are 3 spaces FACING THE WOODEN FENCE. The sign in front of the space MUST SAY “GUEST PARKING”. If it’s doesn’t do not park there!

MINDFUL
Classes are meant to teach you something you don’t know, to brush up on things you do, but most of all to be fun! Please be mindful of conversations that might not make these things possible to the students around you.