The Quilt Patch

The Quilt Patch

Classes | The Basics

Better Homes And Gardens Quilt Sampler


Classes: The Basics

The introductory classes on this page are designed for the beginner and those who want to brush up on the basics.

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.

Piecing Classes

Beginning Quiltmaking: Piecing by Machine
Whether you are a true beginner or not, this class will open up a new world of quiltmaking based on time-tested techniques. Not only will you learn all of the major block styles, but the entire quilt-making process including how to draft, make templates, mark, cut, machine piece, appliqué, quilt and finish. Students can expect to complete a sampler top, possibly quilt and finish it. *Sewing machine required in class for 3 sessions only. Ask or click here for a supply list.
8 sessions
Instructor: Leslie Pfeifer
TUE 7:00PM- 9:00PM: (2018) Jan 23, Feb 06, 20, 27, Mar 13, 20
Perfect Machine Piecing
Discover all the tricks for perfect machine piecing. Most importantly, you'll learn how to achieve accurate points and intersections. Even experienced sewers appreciate the techniques taught in this class. End the frustration and enjoy the results. *Sewing machine required. Materials fee: $3 (payable at class). Ask for a supply list.
1 session
Beginner, Intermediate
Instructor: Leslie Pfeifer
SAT 10:00AM- 1:00PM: (2018) Jan 20

Quilting Classes

Advanced Finishing Techniques
There are more ways to complete your quilt that just basic binding. Explore piping, prairie points, inside and outside curves and others. Binding Basics is a prerequisite for this class. *Sewing machine required. Ask or click here for a supply list.
1 Session
Adv. Beginner, Intermediate
Instructor: Kathy Gray
SAT 1:30PM- 5:00PM: (2018) Feb 24

Other Basic Skills

Basic Machine Appliqué
Using a fusible bonding agent, freezer paper and your sewing machine, learn several methods of machine appliqué including an "invisible" technique that mimics hand work. We will make a practice sample in class that will serve as an example (or crib sheet) of the stitches and settings you like the most and will use in future projects. *Sewing machine with zig-zag capability required. Ask or click here for a supply list.
1 Session
All Levels
Instructor: Leslie Pfeifer
SAT 1:30PM- 4:00PM: (2018) Jan 27
Beginning Hand Appliqué
Learn four different hand applique techniques while making a small wall quilt. This is a great opportunity to discover which techniques work best for you. Book: Applique: The Basics and Beyond required. Bring bag lunch. Ask or click here for a supply list.
1 Session
Instructor: Kathy Lincoln
SUN 12:00PM- 4:00PM: (2018) Mar 25, 25