Class Line Up for 2014


South West LongArm Club                                                Instructor:  Debbie Thornton

If you have purchased a long arm machine, than this is the club for you.  Although we feature the ABM Innova Longarm Machine, all long arm quilters are welcome.  Debbie Thornton will instruct you in a variety of longarm topics such as feathers, free motion techniques, ruler work, pantographs, custom quilting, thread painting, as well as innovative ways to use your longarm machine. Each club meeting will feature a time of “Sew & Tell”, free motion fillers and the featured topic of the month.  Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at 

Dates:      January 18th, February 15th, March 15th, April 19th

Time:        10:00 am to 12:00 pm    

Cost:        $50 per calendar year or $10 per session


Elm Creek Book ‘n’ Block                                               Instructor:  Debbie Thornton

Continuing for 2014 is Debbie’s Block of the Month, Elm Creek Book ‘N’ Block.  It’s a Novel Approach to a Quilting Class. Although the BOM is already in progress it’s fine to jump in now!  The remaining 6 blocks can be made as a wall hanging or table runner.  Join us each month for quilt class and learn a new block for the Quilt Sampler. In addition, a simple block will be explained and sent as HOME FUN! Supply list available and will be emailed to you upon registration.   Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at .   Note that the quilt can be done in either 6 inch or 12 inch blocks.  Optional:  Elm Creek Book Club:  Starting with the first Jennifer Chiaverini novel, we will be reading one book a month and discussing it in class.

Sneak Peak : Starting in May the new BOM: Traditional Blocks with a Modern Twist

Cost:        Pay as you go $20.00/a month         OR

$40 if three months are purchased together at the beginning of the quarter

Dates:      Saturday, January 18th                                   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm             

                Saturday, February 15th                                          1:00 pm to 4:00 pm      

                Saturday, March 15th                                        1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Binding Basics                                                                       Instructor:  Debbie Thornton

Learn how easy it is to bind your quilt and get that unfinished object off your list.  Topics covered include learning how to calculate fabric requirements for bindings, double fold continuous straight grain and bias bindings, how to sew bindings to the quilt sandwich including mitered corners as well as piped bindings, double sided bindings and accent fabric bindings.  This class also includes instruction on finishing your binding by hand or machine. After taking this class, finishing your quilt may be come your favorite part of the quilt making process.  Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at

Cost:        $35.00   Kit Included                               

Dates:      Saturday, January 25th                        

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


 Quilt Till Ya Wilt Day Retreat                                                         

Hosted by: Ryan’s Sewing and Vacuum

Co-Hosted by Debbie Thornton & On the Mountain Quilt Retreats LLC (Beth Glass & Ruth Anglin)

When: Sunday October 6th                                      Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Work on those UFO‟S!                                                                                                                               Door Prizes 20% Off Notions  Lots of Sewing Time Snacks

Cost: $35 plus tax (Lunch Not Included)               SPACE IS LIMITED!

For more information and/or reservations call: Beth Glass 908-8987

Cost:        $35.00

Dates:      Sunday, January 26th                          

Time:        9:00 am to 6:00 pm


Coloring Delights                                                                    Instructor:  Jan Stevenson

 If you didn’t get the chance to take this class in November, sign up NOW!   The Coloring class was a huge success and Debbie is delighted to book a repeat class for you.  If you are looking for something different in quilting, get yourself a big box of Crayola Crayons and bring that happy childhood pastime back to life!  This technique involves crayons, colored pencils and Pigma pens to outline shade and add detail to quilt blocks that look like water color paintings.  This technique is not limited to quilt blocks~~it looks great on clothing or fabric arts.  Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at .  Supply list available and will be emailed to you.

Cost:        $45.00

Dates:      Sunday, February 16th                        

Time:        10:00 am to 4:00 pm 


Advanced Bindings: Beyond the Basics                        Instructor:  Debbie Thornton

Finish your quilt with a flourish!  Learn how to make advanced edge finishes on quilts including scalloped, notched, knife edge and wavy. Variations included rounded corners, square corners, pointed ear corners and ice cream borders. You will also learn how to make single prairie point edging, continuous prairie point edging and how to add a flange to your binding.  Supply list available and will be emailed upon registration.  Class kit (separate from supplies) required and includes the EZ Scallop Tool and Quilt Finishes Book.  Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at .

Cost:        $35.00    Class Kit Separate

Dates:      Saturday, February 22nd                     

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


 Quilted Purse                                                                        Instructor:  Debbie Thornton

You won’t believe how quick and easy this quilted purse is to put together.   The secret is in the pre-quilted fabric included in the kit.  The purse featured three separate pockets.  Make it today and wear it tonight!  Kit includes pre quilted fabric, binding fabric and Velcro (straps not included).  Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at .

Cost:        $45.00   Kit Included

Dates:      Saturday, March 29th                           

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


 Baby Quilt as You Go (New Pattern)                           Instructor:  Debbie Thornton

Learn how to do the “Quilt as You Go” technique completely by machine.   The quilting is completed as you construct each block.  Sew the blocks together and you are done.  Although baby quilt is the size featured in class, you are welcome to make a runner, crib, lap or twin size.  The technique is the same. Fabric requirements for each are included in the supply list.  Kit includes two acrylic templates and pattern.  Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at .   Separate pricing is available for previous Baby Quilt as You Go students who already purchased the templates.

Cost:        $45.00   Kit Included

Dates:      Saturday, April 19th                             

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 




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