Spring Line up of Classes by Debbie

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South West LongArm Club    

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, 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 DandDThornton@comcast.net .

Date:       April 16th,   May 28th,   June 18th

Time:       9:30 am to 12:00pm

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

Free Motion Quilting Class

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 DandDThornton@comcast.net .

Cost:       $35.00   Kit Included

Date:     Saturday, May 7th                                

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Binding Class 1~~Basics  

Learn how easy it is to bind your quilt and get that unfinished object off your list.  The basics of straight quilt binding will be covered as well advanced binding techniques such as piped bindings, bias bindings and reversible bindings.  The class also includes instruction on finishing your binding by hand and machine. Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie Thornton at DandDThornton@comcast.net!   Class time 3-4 hours.  Although offered in a three part series on binding, this is a stand alone class and can be taken separately.  One binding class is $35, two is $65 and all three are $90.  (Fee must be paid in full to receive discount)

Cost: $35 kit included

Date:       Saturday, April 16

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Binding Class 2 ~~ Advanced Bindings: Beyond the Basics   

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 and is not included in the class fee.   Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at DandDThornton@comcast.net      Although offered in a three part series on binding, this is a stand alone class and can be taken separately.  One binding class is $35, two is $65 and all three are $90.  (Fee must be paid in full to receive discount)

Cost:       $35.00    Class Kit Separate

Date:       Saturday, May 28th                               

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  

Binding Class 3 ~~ Prairie Point Pillow Case

Prairie points can add pizazz to your quilting projects and it’s easier than you think.  Come learn continuous, nested and overlapping prairie point techniques. We will be making a pillowcase and incorporating this technique. Sign up now if you are interested with Debbie at DandDThornton@comcast.net  and a supply list will be emailed to you.  Although offered in a three part series on binding, this is a stand alone class and can be taken separately.  Although offered in a three part series on binding, this is a stand alone class and can be taken separately.  One binding class is $35, two is $65 and all three are $90.  (Fee must be paid in full to receive discount)  As a special bonus, class supplies are also discounted at Ryan’s Sewing if you are enrolled in this class.

Cost: $35

Date:       Saturday, June 18

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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