Classes

You can register for classes at the shop or by phone (831) 623-0200.

PLEASE READ OUR CLASS POLICES at the bottom of this page

—————– DECEMBER —————–

TABLE RUNNER: YOU CHOOSE
Need a last minute gift, or want to brighten your own table? Sheila’s got a few tablerunner’s to choose from. These are simple enough that you can choose TWO! We have a few kits available at the shop.
From left to right:
– Centerfold (presents)
– Easy Star (gold)
– Geese Galore (red and green)
– Woven Wonder (red and green)
– Just a Dash (red and silver)
Date: Saturday, December 9 OR Saturday, December 16
Time: 10:30 – 2:30pm
Cost: $35 + pattern cards (very inexpensive!)
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

—————– JANUARY 2018 —————–

QUILTER’S PALETTE
The Quilter’s Palette quilt is a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt. I have taught this class all over California for years, and it remains a popular class for experienced beginners and intermediate students.

This is a sampler quilt of blocks and techniques. Making this quilt will teach you techniques that will challenge quilters of all levels. We will be making blocks that use y-seam construction, appliqué, and paper piecing. All along the way, you will learn tricks of the professional quilter to make this and future quilts easier to make.

With this sampler, you will learn:
– 3 different types of machine appliqué
– 5 different ways to paper-piece a block
– How to draft a block
– How to make perfectly butted seams
– Y-seam construction
– How to work with templates
– Expert fabric selection
– And much much more!

Dates: 8 Tuesday evenings, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6

Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Cost: $180
Instructor: Annie Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate

 

BARBADOS BAG
This stylish bag is great for traveling to quilt shows and vacations! It has a long cross body strap, easy zipper top closure and lots of pockets (4 outside including a zippered cell phone pocket and two more inside).

Finished size: 10 1/2″ wide x 10″ tall x 2″ deep

Date: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 10:30 – 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

 

SEWING (BEGINNING & ONGOING) / SEW FOR LOVE
Instructor Michelle Zeiler LOVES to sew and has decades of experience. She’s here at the shop once every other month sharing all of her knowledge

DATES: January 12, 13 and 14
TIMES: Friday 5-8pm or 8-11pm; Saturday 10-1pm, 2-5pm, 5-8pm; Sunday 10-1pm, 2-5pm
(Times listed are for Beginners and Ongoing; Sew For Love is anytime you can volunteer!)

circle-labels-machine-basicsBeginners – she’ll walk you through the basics of the sewing machine – thread, needles, tension, bobbins, stitch count. You can bring your own machine or can rent one from Michelle.

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED FOR CLASS
Package of long pins (yellow), good fabric scissors, 6 inch sewing gauge, basic thread, sewing machine with empty bobbin, foot pedal and pressure foot (you can also rent a machine for $5 – let us know when you sign up)

Class length: 3 hours
Cost: $30

circle-labels-sewing-ongoingOngoing –If you want to broaden your sewing skills Michelle offers instruction for all levels, from beginners to intermediate students.

Class length: 2 hour minimum
Cost: $10/hour (2 hour minimum)

 

circle-labels-sew-for-loveSew For Love – This is a volunteer sewing program Michelle started back in 2000. Benefitting local charities with items such as quilts, hats, cubie chairs, pet beds and tote bags – Michelle is always looking for volunteers to sew these simple items, stuff chairs or just help out.

Class length: Anytime Michelle is here
Cost: FREE

 

—————– ON GOING —————–

FINISH OR START IT FRIDAY (TWICE MONTHLY)circle-labels-finish-it-friday
You now have TWO different Fridays to work on any projects you’d like. As always, this is a free sewing day without an instructor. If you have a question we will try to answer and help but this does not take the place of our Quilting 101 or Beginning Sewing classes.

Monthly dates: THIRD and LAST Friday of the month
Time: 10:30 – 4:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Instructor: None

 

SHEILA’S BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB: REVISED HIDDEN STARS (MONTHLY)
Sheila continues her once-a-month Saturday sessions with a beautiful new block-of-the-month “Revised Hidden Stars”. Sheila will give a talk and have a sample of the month’s block – which you can pick up at the shop on the day of the meeting. You can ask questions and of course bring your show-and-tell of blocks that you’ve completed. There will be coffee and donut holes to snack on. And, at the end of the program there is a show-and-tell of your finished block-of-the-month.

Can’t make the meeting? You can come in anytime AFTER the months meeting and get your block pattern.

Dates: 3rd Saturday of each month for 12 months
Time: 9am-10am
Cost: $5/month OPTIONAL: Perfect Patchwork Templates Set A and C
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

 

SHEILA’S TABLERUNNER-OF-THE-MONTH (MONTHLY)

We’re trying something new – a tablerunner of the month! Please join Sheila on the 3rd Saturday of the month right after her Block-of-the-Month meeting.

She will give a talk and have a sample of that month’s tablerunner. You can ask questions and of course bring your show-and-tell of a previous month’s project.

The cost is $5, plus you will have to purchase the book “Tablerunner Bliss”. We will have a very limited number of fabric kits available.

Dates: 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: $5/month Requires purchase of book: Tablerunner Bliss
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

 CLASS POLICIES

DISCOUNT
You will receive a 10% discount on class supplies plus 10% on the day of class.

CANCELLATION POLICY
You must notify us AT LEAST 3 DAYS prior to class. For our QUILTING 101 class you must cancel at least ONE WEEK (7 DAYS) prior to the first class.

Refunds will be given ONLY IF the student requirement has been met OR you can fill the spot with another student.

Refunds WILL NOT be given if you haven’t notified us or just don’t show up for class. NO EXCEPTIONS!

If for any reason the instructor cancels you will most certainly get a refund.


PHONES
You are important, as is everyone in class. Your phone calls…well..not so much to other students. Please turn your phone to vibrate or why not take a little break and turn it off. If you must make a phone call, please do so outside.


EATING IN THE CLASSROOM
Would we be quilters if snacks weren’t involved? Food and drink are allowed in the classroom. Please be sure to keep the tables clean so someone else’s project isn’t compromised by your Nachos Supreme and sugar free vanilla iced latte. 🙂SEWING MACHINES
You must be familiar with your sewing machine and it must be in good working order. Instructors are here to teach, not to take time away from other students to troubleshoot your machine. We do not rent machines at this time.


PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK
Some classes require pre-class work (usually noted on the supply list if there is one). If you class calls for this, please make every effort to get it done. This allows more time to actually work on your project AND to ask questions if you need clarification on something.


PARKING
You can park in any designated spot you’d like in front of the shop. If you are parking BEHIND the shop, there are 3 spaces FACING THE WOODEN FENCE. The sign in front of the space MUST SAY “GUEST PARKING”. If it’s doesn’t, do not park there!


MINDFUL
Classes are meant to teach you something you don’t know, to brush up on things you do, but most of all to be fun! Please be mindful of conversations that might not make these things possible to the students around you.

 

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