​​​SPECIAL INFORMATION

We will be closed on the following dates:

Sunday June 17 for Father's Day
Wednesday July 4 for the 4th of July

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CLASS SCHEDULE
     

Back by Popular Demand!  Morning Melody Bargello! 
If a bargello quilt has been on your bucket list, as it has been on Kathy's, this is the class for you!!  This drop dead gorgeous Bargello quilt is made from simple strip sets.  It has been specifically designed by Ann Lauer from Grizzly Gulch Gallery to fit beds - keeping in mind the pattern that falls on top of the bed and the pattern that falls on the sides of the bed.  It also makes a stunning wall piece!  The quilt is done from the Anything Goes collection of fabrics from Benartex.  Of course we will have kits, and the pattern is written to include placement of the specific Anything goes fabrics, but any fabrics can be choosen!  Come and work with Kathy on a design wall as she shows you how to do this!!    The quilt we made for the shop  and kitted up is a lap size at 60" x 72".  The pattern does feature queen and king sizes also.   Skill level: Confident beginner and above.  

Dates: Tuesday evenings July 10 and July 17
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Kathy Pizarro
Fee: $48 











New! Dwellings 
This whimsical pattern is so much FUN!!  From the first time I saw it, I knew we needed to offer it in the shop!  Build this collage of cattywampus buildings using a raw edge fusible technique.  Build your houses just like ours, or place them a totally different way - that is up to you!  Use your imagination!  The houses and parts are appliqued onto the background.   The inner border is then pieced and an outer border put on.  Simple quilting is all you need to once the applique is complete.  A stunning wall hanging that will capture interest where ever it hangs!   We will have fabric kits available in the fabrics you see above, or you can choose your own fabrics.  Finished Wall hanging size:  31" x 49".   Skill Level: confident beginner.

Dates: Thursday evenings July 12 and 26
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Debbie Stark
Fee: $48 












Back by Popular Demand! Sew Together Bag!

This little zippered bag is HOT, HOT, HOT all over the internet!  People are loving it!  So, of course we had to bring it to you also!  There are three zippered pouches with open slots between them for expansion or for other goodies to be stored!  Then the entire thing closes with a zipper!  It is perfect for storing and carrying any number of things like sewing supplies, makeup, artists tools, etc.  Ours came out sooooo cute.  Unfortunately, the fabrics we used in our sample are gone, but we have tons of other fabrics in coordinated kits for you, or you can choose your own!   Come get your act together for the summer with your very own Sew Together Bag!   Skill Level:  Confident Beginner or above.
  
Dates: Sunday, July 15
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Kristy Garceau
Fee: $25












      
New! A Tale of 2 Gnomes!
This one is way too much fun!!  Gnomes continue to be all the rage, and you can make yours, along with the magical mushrooms, right here in class!   Alternatively, you can make them all Santa's by simply making all the caps shades of red and then insert trees instead of mushrooms!  Either way, the result is a fun quilt!  The santa and mushroom blocks are pieced using shape templates provided in the pattern.  There is a little applique for the Gnome or Santa's hats and nose.  Wendy will guide you thru making a block (or two or three:) in class.  We will have kits available in the Grunge and textured Essex fabrics we used above or you can choose your own!  Finished quilt size:  60" x 72". Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.

 
Dates: Thursday, July 19
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Wendy Torris
Fee: $25












New! Blue Onion!
This Karla Alexander pattern is gorgeous made in batiks!  Do not fear the curve!!  The Ovals Always Creative Grid ruler/template comes to the rescue to make cutting and piecing this beauty a breeze!  The blue onion swirling blocks are made from a variety of contrasting prints - 12 to be exact.  The arcs are long and gentle which makes them easy to sew.  Work with 6 different prints at a time to make one set of blocks.  This makes it easy to make more blocks to enlarge the quilt  Just add to the mix in sets of 6 additional rectangles for 6 additional blocks!  Or, take a practice run with 6 rectangles and turn it into a table runner!!  The pattern does contain instructions for cutting with out the Ovals Always Ruler, however, using the ruler will provide the perfect cut every time and makes the job so much easier, it will be required for class.  Wendy will show you how to cut your fabric using the ruler the first class, so you won't have to figure it out yourself!  We will also have kits of our beautiful batiks used in this quilt, or you can choose your own fabrics.  How nice is that, I ask you?!  Finished Quilt size:  50"70". S kill Level:  Intermediate.  

Thursday evenings August 9 and 16 
6:00 - 9:00 pm   
Instructor: Wendy Torris
Fee: $48












New! WALK!
Walk, don't run to your sewing machine and start quilting with this intuitive book as a guide to mastering the art of quilting with your walking foot!  It's time to get that walking foot out of the ditch and take it for a test drive to see what that baby can really do!  Using Jacquie Gering's book as a guide, and working on muslin quilt sandwiches, Debbie will lead you through 10 different walking foot patterns that can be incorporated into your quilting with ease, quality and creativity!  A few of them are shown above.  Come start Walking your way to finished quilts in this one day workshop!!.  Please note:  You must have a walking foot for your machine.  Kit of quilt sandwiches will be provided and is included in the price below.  Skill Level: Confident beginner and above.  

Saturday, August 18
9:00 - 3:30pm
Instructor: Debbie Stark
Fee: $70












New! Apple Cider Tote!

Another great and versatile bag!  The Apple Cider Tote lends itself nicely to those little heavier linen/canvas like textures, but can also be made with regular cottons.  It's roomy and sports 2 exterior pockets and a great zippered pocket inside!   The bag measures 13" wide and is 16" tall so will hold ALL your STUFF!  It is Fat quarter friendly.  We made ours in some great geometric mud cloth with a cotton lining. Too Cool!!  Of course we have kits available, or choose your own fabrics from our selection of cotton and steel pre-cut canvas, other mud cloth, or Essex linen blends!!  Come make this great bag with Kathy!   S kill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.  

Dates: Sunday, August 26
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Kathy Pizarro
Fee: $25












Newly Revised! Our Beginner's Series!
We had a beginner's quilt class that taught you everything you needed to know to get started in quilting.   The book we were using went out of print, so we had to redesign this class, and it took us a while to find just the right resources for those of you who want to learn about quilting and get started!  We got started this last winter with our revised program. Then we revised it a little again!  We will be using Pat Sloan's book titled "Teach Me to Make My First Quilt". It is truly a how-to book for everything you need to know to get started!    It's a wonderful reference book of everything you need to know from measuring and cutting to making quilt blocks and finished projects!  

The way this will work is we are going to do a small project that will teach numerous skills from cutting all the way to finishing up with quilting.   This project will be completed in class.  We  developed a second class for you to keep going, but it is not from this book.  The second class is the Half Square Triangle sampler.   So without further ado, here are the two classes in the beginner's series!  



Four Patch Table Runner

This is the first of the two projects and is the BEGINNING of the Beginner's Series.  This is where you start if you have never done any quilt projects before!  In this 3 session class, you will learn to use your rulers to measure and rotary cut your fabric.  You will learn to sew an accurate 1/4" seam used by all quilters, and put your runner together.  You will learn how to properly put on borders (Yes, there are some tricks!)  and finally you will learn to baste your quilt with your batting and backing, then quilt it and bind it.  You will have a completed table runner when you are finished with class!  Your friends and family members will be truly amazed when you tell them you made it yourself!  We can help you choose your fabrics.   Don't worry, just come and learn to Quilt!  We have included fabric, batting, 1 yd of muslin to learn rotary cutting, and your book in the cost of the class, so all you have to worry about is learning!  We will also have rulers and rotary cutters available for your use during class so you can "try before you buy" all your tools!  If you do have your own tools, please bring them so that you get used to using YOUR tools!  ( P.S.:  You will come in BEFORE the class to choose your fabrics from the store so you'll be ready to go in class!)
Skill Level:  Never done it before! 

Dates:
Tuesday evenings, August 14, 21, and 28
6:00 - 9:00 pm each day
(You must come to all three classes) 

Instructor: Suzanne Showalter
Fee:  $ 129.99












Back by Popular Demand!  Half Square Triangle Sampler!
This class is specifically designed as a next steps class for beginners! Half square triangles are a very common quilting element in your quilts.  Learn how to make them the right way, with accuracy and ease!  Kristy will show you several techniques for creating these half square triangles, then discuss all the blocks you can make with them!  You will receive a copy of her sampler pattern for the class and be able to make all the blocks to make your own sampler!  It only takes 6 fat quarters and some sashing/borders. So, come to class and get started!  Skill Level: Confident Beginner and above. 
  
Dates: Sunday. August 19
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Kristy Garceau
Fee: $25











KIDS CLASSES

Back by Popular Demand!  Adventures in Sewing Kid's Camp!
Calling all 10+ year olds that want to learn to sew some cool projects! This 3 session class will be geared towards children 10+ years with little to no sewing experience.  It is designed to introduce them to sewing with a machine while learning about fabrics, sewing notions, cutting and pressing all with a SAFETY FIRST theme throughout.  They will make 3 projects - pillowcase, messenger bag, and zippered pouch - all from the book 'A Kid's Guide to Sewing' !  They even get to pick their own fabrics!  

Everything is included in the cost of the class, including THE USE of one of our Janome MyStyle 100 SEWING MACHINE!!  These machines will be available for sale at great prices if you wish to bring one home for continued creativity!  Just ask Patti or Laura about that! Some of the teaching points will include rotary cutting, pinning, finishing seams with zigzags stitches, working with zippers, importance of interfacing, and topstitching!  Students will also receive their book with multiple projects, pins and scissors to have for future projects  (rotary cutters will be available during class, but will need to be purchased  separately if you wish to take one home with you) !  We are keeping the student/teacher ratio very low on this in order to give solid attention to all students.  As a result we have limited seating, so if you are interested, sign up today!  any questions, please just call the shop and speak with Laura or Patti!  
  
Dates:  
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday July 24, 25 & 26
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Laura Helvie
Fee: $100












Row by Row Junior Sewing Classes!

Calling all 6 to 14 year olds that want to learn to sew some cool projects! These individual row classes will be geared towards children 6 to 14 years with little to no sewing experience.  The patterns for each row were designed by a teacher specializing in teaching children.  The cost for these classes will include the kit for the row.  These kits will include all PRE-CUT Fabrics and the pattern.  Fabrics in the kits will be as shown above.  That way, we don't have to worry about cutting in class and can focus on the sewing!. We will also supply Janome MyStyle 100 machines for use by all students. This will help us keep all the machines consistent for teaching. These machines will then be offered for sale at great prices if you want to take one home for your child to continue their creativity!  

Each row features a different sewing technique.  You register for each row separately, that way you can make one, or both of the rows we are featuring!!    The last class will use the row  from the second class, the Piano keys, to make a cool back-pack.  If the student is under 10 years old, we ask that an adult accompany them and stay with them during class.    We are keeping the student/teacher ratio very low on this in order to give solid attention to all students.  As a result we have limited seating, so if you are interested, sign up today!  A ny questions, please just call the shop and speak with Laura or Patti!  


Guitar Row Class 

Thusday,  June 28 
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Laura Helvie
Fee: $35 (includes kit)



Piano Keys Class 

Thursday, July 12
12:30 - 3:30 pm
instructor: Laura Helvie
Fee: $35 (includes kit)



Piano Keys Back-pack class (Piano Keys class above is a required pre-req for this class)

Thursday, July 19
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Laura Helvie
Fee: $35 (includes kit)




Register for one, or all of the these great row classes! P.S. Sorry, but we are not doing the music class for the row shown above. There just wasn't enough time before kids have to go back to school!

945 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

(847) 506-6410

   

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
Monday: Closed