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Classes and Events

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis.  The best way to find out about these events is to sign up for our newsletters.  We post regularly to Facebook as well.

or more information or to register call 979 595 1072 or e-mail us.  Click on the image or class name below to see the individual detailed class description.

For a print out version follow: Spring 2015

Our Retreats are listed under the Welcome on the Homepage.

Beginning Rug Hooking

Join Sylvia for this two-part class as she introduces you to the ancient art of rug hooking. This craft uses a frame, and strips of wool that are pulled into loops set on a base cloth fabric of choice. Class cost includes teachers fees and a kit to make a 13 X 13 star patterned trivet/wallhanging. You will need to purchase a frame and hook, which will be available at the first class. Part 2: Feb 3

Cost: $ 115.00


Binding Your Quilt

Learn all the different ways to finish the edge of your completed quilt, Samples of standard binding, bias binding curves, facing finish, and prairie points will be made in class, providing a reference for the future. Some pre-class preparation required.

Cost: $ 45.00
Crazy Quilt Club

Join Maegan as we study the Foolproof Crazy Quilting book. Each month Maegan will present tips to help you embellish your pieced hexagon blocks. We meet Wednesday at 10a or 6p. Come and Stitch with us!

Cost: $ 30.00
Curved Ruler Table Runner

Let Norma teach you about this wonderful Quick Curve Ruler method. This is class 1 of the Curved Ruler Class Series and you will get to make an awesome table runner with curved shapes. After this class you will know how to cut gentle curved shapes and put them together into a block with an easy sewing technique. You will be amazed at how much it reduces curved cutting and sewing time. This class will give you the basic curved ruler techniques and prepare you for Class 2 of Curved Ruler Class Series: Urban Pods Quilt Pattern.

Cost: $ 55.00
Curved Ruler Urban Pods

This Urban Pods quilt pattern is a contemporary modern quilt with lots of curves. Norma makes it super fun and fast with Easy Quick Curve Ruler. After experiencing the quick curve ruler techniques introduced to you in Class #1 (Table Runner) you will zip through this quilt pattern. Once you piece this Curved Shape quilt pattern then you are on your way to learn more of the patterns with curves that use the Quick Curve Ruler. A wealth of information for many quilts to come.

Cost: $ 55.00
Embroidery Club

Explore the possibilities of machine embroidery. We will meet each month and complete a small project. Open to all machine brands. A supply list will be available each month in advance, with some supplies included in the club price. We will order out for lunch or you may brown bag.

Cost: $ 25.00
Ethan Star Baby Quilt

This is a nice baby quilt for enhancing with embroidery and embellishments. In class we will complete the Baby Quilt top, size 42x42. Pattern will be given for both crib/wall quilt and a king comforter in class. This is an easy Quilt Pattern that can be pieced in one day.

Cost: $ 50.00
First Time Quiltmaking

Let Norma help you make your very first quilt in this class! Learn about measuring, rotary cutting, and simple piecing. Well finish the edge with a continuous machine binding and tie the layers together to complete this crib size quilt. Basic knowledge of your sewing machine is expected. Required text is First-Time Quiltmaking.

Cost: $ 75.00
Machine Applique

Learn three easy machine appliqué techniques. Deb will present a “mock hand look” method using freezer paper, and two fusible applique methods with fusible web and fusible thread. Open up a new world of quilting possibilities! This class requires a sewing machine with an adjustable zigzag stitch.

Cost: $ 45.00
Machine Quilting

Complete your quilting projects in days instead of weeks! Learn to do free-motion machine quilting on your very own sewing machine. The class covers marking, basting, stippling, and the all important free motion technique used to follow marked lines.. A marked fabric and batting sandwiched sample will be provided as part of the class fee for you to practice with!

Cost: $ 45.00
Mini Quilt Club

Ever made a mini quilt? Let Betty show you how to make her darling little minis. Club will meet every other month on the second Wednesday starting in February from 10a-2p. Bring your sewing machine to sew and a bag lunch. We will also have an evening group from 6p-9p. You can bring a bag dinner for this session! This group is about fun, fun, fun! Book purchase required. An optional fabric kit will be available for an additional price.

Cost: $ 15.00
Needle Turn Applique Club

Let Connie show you how to do needle turn applique. Yes, this is by hand but oh so much fun! Explore choosing fabrics, cutting the pieces, making exquisite points, and rolling soft curves. We meet the second Tuesday of each month and would love new members!

Cost: $ 30.00
Progressive Quilting

This class is for individuals who are familiar with, and who have practiced, quilting on a domestic machine. Deb will introduce her method of Progressive Quilting, in which machine quilting is done as the quilt is assembled. This eliminates the need to roll the quilt to fit in the space to the right of the needle. Intrigued? Join Deb for more info. Prerequisite is Deb’s Machine Quilting class or machine quilting experience.

Cost: $ 50.00
Strip Tube Chevron

A fast and fun quilt to make in a day. This quilt is a Chevron pattern featuring the Tube Technique. Pattern will make a Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King size! Great way to learn how to use the Strip Tube Ruler and Strip Tube Junior ruler. Great class for any quilt skill level

Cost: $ 50.00
T-Shirt Quilt

Are you wondering what to do with all those t-shirts you have got? Why not preserve those special memories by turning them into a quilt. Let Norma show you in this class how to cut, stabilize and sew your t-shirts to make a traditional style quilt. These quilts make wonderful presents for graduations, birthdays and all kinds of events. So what are you waiting for? Gather up all those t-shirts and let us get busy!

Cost: $ 55.00
Take 45

It's Up, It's Down, It's All Around.....Join Norma for a fun day of Quilting. Learn this quilt pattern that has a unique twist & look. Who doesn't love a project that you can do in a day!? Get yourself a Layer Cake along with some background fabric and "LET'S DO THE 45." Some pre-cutting required.

Cost: $ 55.00
Tool Tote

On Valentine's Day - Come Out and Play! Do you ever get tired of never having a bag big enough to fit your favorite rulers and mats when you go to a class or retreat? Let Norma help you design this sweet tool bag that you can customize for different size rulers and mats. You deserve this special Valentine's Day treat for yourself and your friends will want to know "where did you get that?"

Cost: $ 55.00

Class Notes

If you are interested in taking a class and are unable to attend, just find a friend or a group of friends and LSQW will schedule a time with the teacher so you may take the class. Please purchase all materials for your class ahead of time.  Due to copyright issues no sharing of patterns or books during class will be allowed. 

Please arrive at class fifteen minutes early to allow time for setup.  Please do not arrive any earlier than this time!

Many classes require some prep work to be done before class. Arriving unprepared will prevent your class from proceeding smoothly. Please be sure to review the entire pattern/book before class.

BSS (basic sewing supplies) are required for most classes (scissors, pins, rulers, thread, et cetera). Double-check to make sure you have your foot pedal and cord for your machine.

As a courtesy to your fellow students please silence your cell phones or set them to vibrate. If you need to take a call during class, please step outside.

We ask that you refrain from wearing strong perfumes.