Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Introductory Classes

From sewing to skill building, our introductory classes offer a starting point for everyone's creative journey in sewing. Expand your skills to expand your potential.

Recipe For Successful Quilting with Denise Schober
Register today for this Special Event
Sunday, December 8th from 12p - 4p!

Recipe for Successful Quilting

You've just finished a quilt top that took 4 months to make and now it's time to quilt it. Are you having trouble knowing how to start?

In this 4 hour class, Denise will guide you through selecting all those key ingredients to quilting successfully at home whether you are working on a home sewing machine or long arm. She will explain how to select the optimal thread weight, needle size, batting type, and fabric backing. And, you will explore the perfect tools for each task and learn how specific sewing machine features make all the difference!

Learn More about this Special Event

Intro to Sewing

Learn the basics from winding bobbins, thread a machine, and how to use basic sewing machine feet while creating a cute project.
3 hours

Introduction to Quilting Level 1

Intro to Quilting Level 1

As part of a two class series, learn the essentials of quilting from fabric selection, rotary cutting, and piecing.
6 hours

Intro to Quilting Level 2

Intro to Quilting Level 2

Part two of the Intro to Quilting series will cover the quilting aspect of quilting - attaching the quilt top to batting and backing.
6 hours

Intro to Sergers

Learn how to thread your serger, set tensions, and create a 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, rolled hem and more!
3 hours

Intro to Garment Sewing

Intro to Garment Sewing

Learn how to take measurements and how to select fabric and patterns from indie to commercial types. Covers basic supplies and proper usage.
3 hours

Introduction to Hand Embroidery

Intro to Hand Embroidery

Learn five basic embroidery stitches, supplies, transfer methods, finishing methods and more.
3 hours

Introduction to Hand Applique

Intro to Hand Applique

Learn the basics of hand applique including needle turn and freezer paper techniques while creating this Park Quilt Pattern Throw Pillow designed by Carolyn Friedlander.
3 hours

Introduction to English Paper Piecing

Intro to English Paper Piecing

Learn this handiwork technique and tips and tricks. Includes everything needed to complete one block of the Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses quilt.
3 hours

Introduction to Paper Piecing

Intro to Paper Piecing

Paper piecing offers precise points and angles without having to measure. Learn this technique and a few tips and tricks.
3 hours

Intro to Fabric Collage Mini Quilt

Create your own unique fabric collage using the Laura Heine's method on a project quilt measuring approximately 21" x 35".
3 hours

Intro to Baby Lock Sewing Machines

Learn about Baby Lock sewing and quilting machines. This class goes beyond the basics for an in-depth review of capabilities.
2 hours

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting

Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Learn how to quilt your quilt top using a home sewing machine. Covers batting, basting the quilt, and techniques.
3 hours

Introduction to Longarm Quilting

Intro to Longarm Quilting

Learn how to load a quilt onto a longarm frame, basic machine operation, and technique pratice.
3 hours

Introduction to Machine Embroidery

Intro to Machine Embroidery

Learn hooping techniques, how to pick the best stabilizer, threads, and the basics of digitizing.
3 hours