The Quilt Patch
Classes: Series & Ongoing Events, Clubs

10381 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 703-273-6937

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

Click here to see a list of all of this quarter's classes sorted by teacher.

Classes on this page include special events, ongoing classes, and ongoing activities.

Students: Please remember that you must be comfortable using your sewing machine if you wish to take a machine-oriented class. If you cannot bring your machine, ask about reserving one of our Bernina classroom machines. IF YOU NEED TO PURCHASE REQUIRED BOOKS, PATTERNS, ETC., PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE TO ASSURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH IN STOCK FOR CLASS NEEDS. We can reserve your items for you.

Special Events & Classes

Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club
Come and join the fun! New and exciting things are happening in Embroidery Club. Learn to use your machine to create beautiful embroidery every time. Each session introduces you to a new project, technique, stabilizers, everything you need to be successful. Members get a 25% discount on Bernina/OESD products on class day. You may choose to bring your embroidery machine and sew or come for the lecture demo. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OWN A BERNINA TO JOIN. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIME IN January 2017 Ask or click here for a supply list. Annual dues: $75 (pro-rated if you join late)
SUN 1:45pm-4:45pm: (2018) JAN 28, MAR 18, MAY 20, JUL 22, SEP 23
2017: SUN 1:45pm-4:45pm: (2017) JUL 23, SEP 24

All levels ................................................................ Instructors, Lesly-Claire Greenberg, Kathy Lincoln


Fall Quilt-In
Here's an opportunity to spend some quality time sewing on a current project or a new one without the constant interruptions at home. Just sew, sew, sew much fun. Sign up early. This fills up quickly. Bring bag lunch. Sewing machine optional. Ask for a supply list. 2 sessions, $115
SUN 11:00am-5:00pm: (2017) OCT 29
SAT 10:00am-6:00pm: (2017) OCT 28

All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Lesly-Claire Greenberg


Friday Night Sewing Circle (KKT)

Friday Night Sewing Circle (KKT)
Friday Night Sewing Circle (KKT)
Come join us for this exciting mystery quilt. The fabric requirements and prep instructions are available at the shop so pick them up when you come in to register or include a SASE and we’ll mail them to you. You can choose among three sizes and it can be done in just three fabrics or scrappy in three colors. We’ll also explore other interpretations of how to perform the steps/instructions. Stars are involved combined with other block styles. *Sewing machine optional. Ask or click here for a supply list. 12 sessions, $110
FRI 7:00pm-9:00pm: (2017) SEP 15, OCT 20, NOV 17, DEC 15, (2018) JAN 19, FEB 16, MAR 16, APR 20, MAY 11, JUN 15
All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Leslie Pfeifer


*NEW*   Kay's Klub
With great sorrow, we announce that our dear friend and teacher, Kay Lettau, will retire from teaching at the end of this year. Kay and I have worked together for almost 30 years and been friends even longer. I have learned so much from her and I know her students feel the same. Many of you have belonged to Kay’s Klub since the beginning and have benefited from her wealth of knowledge. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to finish up some of those wonderful projects begun under her guidance.

COMPLETE THOSE UFO’s OR BUST (2017) – If you have started one (or several) projects in Kay’s Klub, you have this chance to get help finishing them. These last two sessions will be dedicated toward completing some or all of these lovely quilts that are waiting for attention. Let Kay assist you in putting these babies to bed. *Sewing machine optional. Ask for a supply list. 2 sessions, $30
THURS 10:00am-11:30am OR 6:30pm-8:00pm: (2017) AUG 03, SEP 14, OCT 12
Adv. Beginner ................................................................ Instructor, Kay Lettau


*NEW*   Long Time Gone (a Block of the Month)
This unusual sampler quilt is made of multi-sized blocks. Marti Michell templates will speed up and simplify the piecing. Another important lesson will be the assembly of blocks of various sizes into an attractive, cohesive quilt. *Sewing machine and book required. Ask for a supply list. 10 Sessions, $175
SAT 10:00am-1:00pm: (2017) SEP 23, OCT 21, NOV 18, DEC 16, (2018) JAN 20, FEB 24, MAR 24, APR 21, MAY 19, JUN 23
Adv Beginner, Intermediate ................................................................ Instructor, Kathy Gray


Project Linus
The Quilt Patch is committed to making quilts for children who need a security blanket for any reason. We support a number of community organizations which will make good use of the quilts and other comfy covers that we make and collect. Do something to make yourself feel warm and fuzzy this year and join us in several days of community service and sewing. Come for whatever time you have available. There is a job for everyone whether you are an accomplished sewer or not. For those of you who wish to help but are unavailable to come and sew, we are happy to take any donated tops that need finishing, especially those appropriate for pre-teen and older boys. If you are looking through your work space and see things you know you’ll never finish (and we all have them,) we can turn them into treasures. You may drop them off any time at the Quilt Patch. We also collect finished blankets, comforters and quilts for these good causes. Please mark your donations with your name and contact information. Please read the information below from Project Linus about blanket/quilt requirements.

If you have 100% cotton fabric in good condition that you would like to donate, please make an appointment to drop it off at the shop. Good quality cotton thread is also helpful. We cannot accept other types of fabric or sewing notions.

Blanket Requirements for Project Linus:
Approximate SIZES:

  • Baby: 36”x36” (nothing smaller please – we can’t use them)
  • Toddler: 40”x50”
  • Child: 45”x60”
  • Teen: 50”x72” and larger
Knitted or crocheted blankets/afghans: soft acrylic yarn or blend (NO WOOL please)

A pattern and general instructions for fleece blankets can be found on the Project Linus website. Click on Patterns
WED 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) AUG 30, DEC 27
THURS 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) DEC 28
FRI 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) SEP 01, DEC 29
SAT 10:00am-4:00pm: (2017) SEP 02


Quilt Club
Quilt Club is going strong and having a great time learning and sharing information....and a few cookies. We’ve recently had a Trunk Show of Madison Cottage Designs quilts and discussions on Border Treatments, Where Does the Fabric Come From? and Batting Basics. We plan programs on I Hated Geometry, Quilts from the 1800’s, plus others and are taking suggestions from the Club. Programs are usually lecture/demo, Q&A, and attendees will receive 10% off purchases made the day of class (non-sale merchandise only). Please call shop each month to let us know you are coming so we have enough goodies and chairs.
TUE 10:30am-12:30pm: (2017) AUG 01, SEP 12, OCT 03, NOV 14, DEC 05, (2018) JAN 09, FEB 06, MAR 06, APR 03, MAY 01
All Levels ................................................................ Instructor, Leslie Pfeifer


Software Sampler
Enjoy the excellent virtual presentations from Bernina educators, great handouts and interesting projects. This is NOT hands on, but a wealth of information for you to take home and develop however you wish. We will schedule it as an “add-on” to our Embroidery Club BUT you DO NOT have to enroll in Embroidery Club to take Software Sampler. Bring pencil and paper to take notes. 5 sessions. PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME in January 2017. 5 sessions, $50 (prorated if joining late)
SUN 12:30pm-1:30pm: (2018) JAN 28, MAR 18, MAY 20, JUL 22, SEP 23
2017: SUN 12:30pm-1:30pm: (2017) JUL 23, SEP 24

All levels ................................................................ Instructors, Kathy Lincoln, Lesly-Claire Greenberg


*NEW*   Stringing Along (A New Series)

Stringing Along (A New Series)
Who doesn’t have left over strips, strings, jelly rolls? You can use them up while making interesting and clever quilts. Each class in the series will feature a different pattern. Whether you’re looking for a quick baby quilt, a charity quilt, a dorm quilt, you’ll find it here.

*STRINGING ALONG WITH TRIANGLES – Ask for supply list. *Sewing machine required.
SUN 12:30-4:30pm: OCT 22

*STRINGING ALONG WITH STARS – Ask for supply list. *Sewing machine required.
SUN 12:30-4:30pm: JAN 21

Ask for a supply list. 1 Session, $39
SUN 12:30pm-4:30pm: (2017) OCT 22
All Levels ................................................................ Instructor, Kathy Gray


Sunday School/Monday School
With an instructor available to answer any and all questions about your special project, students should expect help completing UFO’s as well as new projects. Learn from other students as they work through decisions and technical problems. Everyone participates in the process with the support of new friends. Ask for a supply list. Membership for six months, $75 (Prorated if joining late)
2018-1: SUN 11:30am-2:00pm OR 2:30pm-5:00pm: (2018) JAN 07, FEB 04, MAR 04, APR 08, MAY 06, JUN 03
2017-2: SUN 11:30am-2:00pm OR 2:30pm-5:00pm: (2017) AUG 06, SEP 10, OCT 01, NOV 05, DEC 03
2018-2: MON 9:30am-12:00pm OR 12:30pm-3:00pm: (2018) JAN 08, FEB 05, MAR 05, APR 09, MAY 07, JUN 04
2017-4: MON 9:30am-12:00pm OR 12:30pm-3:00pm: (2017) AUG 14, SEP 11, OCT 02, NOV 06, DEC 04

All levels ................................................................ Instructor, Lesly-Claire Greenberg


*NEW*   The New Marti and Me Club
Moving forward with this Club, the next 12 sessions will take us in a new direction. We will follow a different designer and explore how to use Marti’s amazing templates with commercial patterns. There will be new projects with options for large quilts and smaller ones, such as table runners, wall hangings etc., all based on the featured pattern. You may choose 6 session for $72, OR 12 sessions for $120 (prorated if you join late).

Benefits of club membership are:

  • Receive a free pattern each month.
  • See new samples and learn how to use Marti Michell templates and rulers to make projects.
  • Chances at winning door prizes
  • Get 15% off all Marti Michell products all the time while you are a member.
Ask for a supply list. 6 sessions OR 12 sessions, $72 OR $120 (prorated if you join late)
New Format: SAT 2:00pm-3:00pm: (2017) JUL 22, AUG 26, SEP 23, OCT 21, NOV 18, DEC 16, (2018) JAN 20, FEB 24, MAR 24, APR 21, MAY 19, JUN 23
All levels ................................................................ Instructors, Kathy Gray, Leslie Pfeifer