Hot off the Press~~New Class Line-Up


South West LongArm Club Instructor: Debbie Thornton

If you longarm quilt, 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, stencils, 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 .

Date:  July 18th, August 15th, September 19th

Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

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

Sew a Row Quilt Class (Block of the Month) Instructor: Debbie Thornton

Although the Block of the Month class is in progress, it is NEVER too late to join. There is plenty of time to make up previous rows. Learn both the ‘Sew a Row’ technique and the ‘Quilt as You Go’ technique by making this exciting quilt. Each row will introduce a new piecing method including strips, triangles, flying geese, circles, foundation piecing, set in seams and Dresden designs. Quilt is based on Sew a Row Quilts by Karin Hellaby. Quilting will be done throughout the quilt using the ‘Quilt as you Go’ technique. At the end of 12 rows, your quilt will only need a binding. Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at . Supply list available and will be emailed to you. Previous students are welcome to sign up and just attend the months necessary to finish their Sew a Row quilt.

Date: July 18th, August 15th, September 19th

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Cost: Pay as you go $25.00/a month OR

$50 if three months are purchased together at the beginning of the quarter

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, August 1st

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


By the Sea Quilted Landscapes Instructor: Debbie Thornton

New Class! Discover how easy it is to create a desert fabric landscape using layering and topstitching techniques. With free form rotary cutting, no templates or exact measurements are required. Every landscape is different and unique. Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at . New Technique offered this class~~~Wavy Borders

Cost: $35.00

Dates: August 22nd

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free Motion Quilting Class Instructor: Debbie Thornton

Back by popular demand! Learn how to free motion quilt including stippling using your home sewing machine. Templates, marking, supplies, threads and free motion techniques covered. You must have a working knowledge of your machine. Class includes a brief overview of straight stitch quilting with a walking foot. Don’t forget to bring your basic sewing supplies including your machine, free motion foot (also called darning foot), walking foot, disappearing ink or water soluble marker, an ink pen, colored thread of your choice (spool and bobbin), safety pins and quilter’s gloves (optional). For those machines that do not drop their feed dogs, please bring the cover plate. Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at

Cost: $35.00 Kit Included

Dates: Saturday, October 10th

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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