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BLOCK OF THE MONTH

Secrets and Shadows

Kick off- Tuesday, September 2nd, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
12 Month Program
$25 to register and $24.95 each month

Join us for this beautiful Block of the Month featuring female spies from World War 1 and 2. On the first Tuesday of each month, we will learn about a spy and create a block. We will have open sewing after the class. In a time crunch? You can just drop by and pick up your block each month.

Pumpkin Patch Lane

Kick off- Tuesday, September 30th, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
6 Month Program
$25 to register and $24.95 each month
Teacher:Trish Brostek

In 6 short months, you will complete this whimsical Block of the Month. Using piecing, applique, and fabric printed pieces, the blocks will allow you to use several methods. On the last Tuesday of each month, we will have a demo followed by open sewing.

CLUBS

Fabulous Fridays

Fridays September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th
Cost: $15

What better way to celebrate the end of a week than sewing all day and into the night? Join us as we sew and chat. Bring your sewing project, a dessert or side dish and any supplies you need, and join us in the classroom for fellowship, fun, and of course….sewing! We will provide the entrée and drinks. The first 6 people to sign up can use the classroom machines, otherwise, you will need to bring your own sewing machine in good working order. Space is limited, so reserve your space early!

Underground Railroad Saturday Sampler

Saturday September 6th
9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

This class is well under way! Meetings are the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. You must attend a meeting and bring your completed block to receive the next month's block free. Miss a meeting or unfinished block and it will cost $5 to rejoin the railroad.

Double Dog Dare

Saturdays, September 13th, October 11th, and November 8th
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Receive your challenging fabric from Elliott. Don't forget to bring your finished block for show and tell from last month.

Christmas Club

Saturdays, September 13th, October 18th, and November 15th
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Teacher: Margaret Shifflett

Join us once a month for a hands-on project geared towards holiday gift giving. Spread your Christmas Cheer throughout the entire year and enjoy the holiday season by being prepared! Classes will meet on the following Saturday mornings: August 23, September 13, October 18, & November 15. Sign up for three months and save $5

Quilts of Valor
Tuesdays September 16th, October 21st, and November 18th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Patchwork will host a new gathering of quilters who want to make quilts for Quilts of Valor. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Meeting the third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., this group will have their kick off meeting June 17th.br />

Sassy Saturdays

Saturdays September 20th, October 11th, and November 8th
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $15

We set up the classroom to accommodate a group of 15 sewers, and provide drinks, snacks and the main course for dinner. You bring your projects, your sewing machine (the first 6 people that sign up can use one of our classroom machines) and a side dish for dinner. Then spend the day socializing and finishing up those projects you can never get to at home!

Breakfast Club

Thursdays September 25th, October 23rd, and November 20th
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Cost: $15 per session (sign up for 3 months and save $5)
Teacher: Margaret Shifflett

Each month we will offer a breakfast treat and coffee or tea, along with a quilt pattern using 2 ½" pre-cut strips (choose a jelly roll or pick and choose your fabric and cut your own 2 ½" strips). Bring your sewing supplies and machine (6 shop machines are available so be sure to sign up early if you want to use one of ours!) to join the fun.

Long Arm Club

October 11th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $49

Teacher: Diane Henry

Diane, a Handi-Quilter national teacher, will show us the tricks of using Rulers with the long arm.

SILHOUETTE CAMEO

This is a tool for your sewing room that you will NEED! With this software based cutter, you can cut everything from paper templates to chipboard patterns and stabilized fabric and EVERYTHING in between: This cutter isn’t solely for the sewing room either, it will bring out the crafter in all of us! You can etch glass, make rhinestone templates, make heat transfers for clothing and much more!

Classes will be broken down into Introduction class for those of you who would like to see some of the things it can do followed by a software class and each month we will have a Silhouette Club where you will learn a new technique and go home with a finished project!

Introduction

Saturday, September 6th 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, September 15th 10 a.m. to Noon
Cost: $15
Teacher: Trish Brostek

Intro class will be a demo/question answer session. Trish will show you many examples of what the Silhouette can do. She will also answer basic questions about the cutter, compare the difference between the Silhouette and other cutters on the market and make you too fall in love with the Silhouette! The cost of this class is $15. If you sign up to take the software class after taking this intro class, you will get a $5 credit towards the cost of the software class!

Silhouette Software

Tuesday, September 30th, 1-4 p.m.
Monday, October 6th, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $29
Teacher: Trish Brostek

In this class you will need your Silhouette software installed on your computer and ready to use. The software can be downloaded from the internet free of charge without even buying the cutter. If you don’t have your machine yet, don’t worry! In this class we will go over the features of the software, navigating through it and learning how to purchase designs from the Silhouette library.

Silhouette Project of the Month

Wednesday, October 1, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, October 6th, 10 a.m.-Noon
Monday, November 3rd, 10 a.m.-Noon
Wednesday, November 6th, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $15 plus supplies or kit fee (usually no more than $10)
Teacher: Trish Brostek

Now that you have learned how to use the Silhouette software- you can now put your skills to use as we start our first project! Each month, we will learn a different technique using the cutter and you will leave with a finished project and the knowledge to do it again on your own! Bring your laptop and cutter. Most months a kit will be available for a small fee in addition to class cost. You must have taken the software class to participate in the Project of the Month or have spoken to Trish prior to registration. Classes will be the first Wednesday of the month for evening class and the first Monday of the month for day class.

EMBROIDERY & APPLIQUE

Embroidery 101

Monday, September 15th, 10 to Noon
Tuesday, September 23rd, 6-9 p.m
Cost: $15
Teacher: Trish Brostek

In this class you will learn all about embroidery basics. Just a few of the topics discussed will be stabilizers, hooping, machine formats, choosing the correct thread, learning about designs and how embroidery software can let your creativeness have no limits. Whether you are an experienced embroiderer, a newbies, or just thinking about it, THIS is the class for you!

Mixed Mutts- Applique by your Embroidery Machine

Tuesday, September 23rd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $39
Teacher: Kitty Carson

Kitty will show you how to use your Embroidery Machine to applique, creating this wonderful quilt by Lunch Box Quilts. Your Bernina or Janome embroidery machines are used in this fun class.

About Trout- Applique by your Embroidery Machine

Saturday, October 4th, 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $39
Teacher: Kitty Carson

Once again, Kitty is appliqueing with her embroidery machine! Just sit back and watch the machine create Trout! About Trout uses batiks to create a perfect quilt for the fisherman in your life. Your Bernina or Janome embroidery machines are used in this class.

Owl Be Home-Beginning Machine Applique

Saturday, November 1, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $20 + Cost of Kit
Teacher: Debe Thomas

Make this adorable little wall hanging for a quick Christmas decoration while learning the basics of Machine Applique.

QUILTING

Outback Panel Quilt

Mondays, September 22nda and September 29th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $39

Needing a baby gift? This wonderful quilt starts with a panel and adds flying geese to make a treasure! Kits are available for class. Eleanor Burns method will make those flying geese soar!

Over Under Christmas Tree Skirt

Wednesday, October 1, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $29

The Swirly Girls have done it again and Debe is ready to show you how to make your own! This wonderful Tree Skirt uses a 30 degree Triangle Ruler for its fun over under design. You’ll have a new tree skirt before you can sing all the verses of The Little Drummer Boy!

It’s Not Rocket Science: Beginning Quilting

Thursdays Oct. 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th, Nov. 6th and 13th 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
Teacher: Cynthia Hay

If you have a working sewing machine, we will teach you the rest! If you don’t have a machine, borrow one from a friend and after you make your first quilt, we will give you the cost of the class toward a new machine!

In this class, you will learn all the techniques needed to complete a quilt: choosing fabrics, rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, and binding. Cost is $60 plus book and supplies. Please don’t buy anything, except the book, until after the first class—we will go over all the supplies for quilting. The course is 6 classes.

Paper Piecing

Wednesday, October 8th, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, November 15th, 2-5 p.m.
Cost: $29
Teacher: Trish Brostek

One of the most requested classes! Paper piecing in not scary, it’s actually A LOT of fun! This workshop is designed for all skill levels. We will practice a few different techniques so you will have the knowledge and confidence to choose and tackle your own pattern.

Braid in a Day Quilt

Friday, October 17th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $40
Teacher: Debe Thomas

If it’s an Eleanor Burns pattern, you can be sure it’s easy peasy! Even though she knows other techniques, Debe prefers this easy method. Grab a Jelly roll and braid it up!

Nights of Light Table Runner

Tuesday, October 14th, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $29
Teacher: Barbara Cline

A design from the master of stars, Barbara Cline, this easy table runner will add some sparkle to any holiday table setting.

How Charming!

Tuesdays, October 14th and October 21st, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $29
Teacher: Kate Hay

Kate has chosen an easy pattern to take Charm Squares and turn them into an adorable quilt. Confident Beginner

Chinese Checkers

Wednesdays, November 5th, 12th, and 19th 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $49
Teacher: Barbara Cline

Remember playing Chinese Checkers? Barbara Cline took the Chinese Checker board and turned into a beautiful, playful star quilt. This is a three session class.

Piece of Cake

Thursdays, November 6th, 13th – 10 a.m. until Noon
Cost: $29
Teacher: Kate Hay

Kate the precut Princess brings us another quilt using layer cakes! This is a two session quilt. Confident Beginner

Red Letter Day

Monday, November 10th, 10-12 or 5-7 p.m.
Monday, November 17th, 10-12 or 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $39
Teacher: Kate Hay

Tradition with a twist! This Fat Quarter pattern is a simple block that makes a stunning complex-looking quilt!

SEWING PROJECTS

Rumpled Quilt Skins - Mr. or Mrs. Turtle

Wednesday, September 17th, 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday , October 8th, 5-9 p.m.
Cost: $29
Teacher: Trish Brostek

For some time Patchwork Plus has had a sad but oh so cute protective turtle watching over things. We think it is high time that he not only gets a name, but he also gets a mate!

We will take nominations and vote to name poor Mr. Turtle and his new mate. The winner will get to take the class for 50% off so you can make your own Mr. or Mrs. Turtle (pattern not included). Intermediate and above sewers. Not recommended for beginners.

Tuscany Tote

Saturday, September 27th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $35
Teacher: Debe Thomas

Using our Dowager Countess Limited Edition Kit or some beautiful batiks, you will be creating a wonderful tote using foam instead of traditional stabilizer. This tote keeps its shape and looks great after being out and about.

Smocking 101

Wednesday, October 15th, 10-12 or
Saturday, October 25th, 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $35 + $10 Kit fee to be paid to Trish
Teacher: Trish Brostek

Trish will teach the basics of Smocking, techniques you can use to create smocked clothing and crafts. We will be learning the basics including "blocking" basic stitches, back smocking, tying off and reading a pattern. This is a great technique class!

Serger Zipper Bag

Thursday, October 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15
Teacher: Pam Rees

This is a great, quick bag for a Christmas gift. Serge a little, add a zipper, serge, flip, and before you know it---you have a cute bag. Pam zips these up in a few minutes!

Boutique Spa Christmas Gifts

Saturday, October 25th, 9a.m.-Noon
Cost: $30
Teacher: Carol Butler

Pamper your friends and family will spa gifts infused with lavender. Carol Butler will teach you how to make sachets, neck wraps, pillow, eye mask and other spa items all using her special lavender mixture.

Suzy’s Sack

Wednesday, December 3rd, 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Cost: $20
Teacher: Trish Brostek

A quick, fun little bag to hold your electronics, sewing supplies, etc. Great last minute Christmas gift!

Roll Up Checkers

Saturday, December 6th, 1-5 p.m.
Monday, December 8th, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: $20
Teacher: Trish Brostek

Make a cute, roll up checker board for a great last minute gift. Trish will have you saying “King me”!

Zippety Bags

Wednesday, December 10th, 9:30-12:30
Cost: $20
Teacher: Trish Brostek

From flat to fluffy in a quick zip! Great fun! Wonderful bag for the teen in your life- or young of heart!

MACHINE CLASSES

Get to Know Your Serger 101

Thursday, September 25th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15
Teacher: Pam Rees

There are a lot of sergers sitting lonely in the back of dark closets… It’s so sad! Dig them out and learn how much fun a serger is in the light of the day! Pam, a professional serger user will have you humming and serging before you know it! Learn the basics of your machine and what it can do! Bring your serger, your manual and all accessories.

Handi Quilter Rental Class

TBA
Cost: $50
Teacher: Cynthia Hay

Interested in learning to use a long arm? Why not learn how to use ours? We have training classes which we enable you to rent our Avante. One session will have your ready for your first quilt!!

Bernina Guide Classes

Now that you have an amazing machine, it's time to complete training for your Bernina! These classes are available at no cost for all new and used Bernina machines purchased from Patchwork Plus. If you need a class repeated, there is a $20 fee for each level. A 166 page workbook for all of the machines is available for $25. The same workbook is available on a CD for $5. Please let us know before class so that we can have a copy for you.

Level 1 must be taken before proceeding to the other levels. The only exception will be if you have previously owned a similar Bernina sewing machine. Bring your machine, all accessories, books, thread, scissors, pen, and paper to class. Registration is necessary. After Level 1 and Level 2 are completed, you will be scheduled for embroidery and software classes if applicable.

All classes are taught by Bernina Certified and trained instructors. Remember, not all sewing machine training is the same. Our strength is our educational program. We encourage you to take both levels. If your Bernina was purchased elsewhere, call us for pricing (value $20 per hour).

Level 1 Care & Feeding of Your Machine, Threading, Buttonholes, Blind Hem, & Machine Basics

  • Monday, September 29th 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Level 2 Fabulous Feet and Memory Magic

  • Monday, September 29th 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Level 3 Embroidery Guide Class

  • Saturday, October 18th 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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