Classes

SUMMER  2017  CLASSES

Summer time and the livin’ is easy…and so is the quilting! We have a wonderful slate of classes for you as the days finally warm up and we can enjoy the great outdoors. These are fun, enjoyable and not too difficult for any skill level!

The First Six classes listed are all FREE with the purchase of your pattern and materials from Countryside Fabrics! 

“Tahoe Tote” – Wednesday, June 14, 1 PM to 3 PM

Such a great little project to make for yourself or to give as a gift!

“PaperPieced Table Runner”  –  Thursday, June 15, 1 PM to 4 PM

Your points will be perfect when you paper piece! 

“60 Degree Table Runner”  –  Tuesday, June 20, 10 AM to 12 Noon

This is even easier than it looks! Pick a fabulous print (our staff will help you) and you’re on your way!

“Hot Dog Pillow Case”  –  Wednesday, June 21, 10 AM to 12 Noon

Definitely one of the most popular patterns and classes we offer! These are super easy to make and once you start you can’t stop!

“Christmas Tree”   –  Thursday, July 6 and 13, 10 AM to 12 Noon

We all love a little bit of Christmas in July, and you’ll be delighted with this charming little tree! Join Jeff Place for our two-week session and get a head start on your holiday decorating and gift giving!

“Rag Quilt”  –  Saturday, July 8, 10 AM to 12 Noon

Always a classic, always loved by everyone! Super-duper, easy-peasy…and quick to make! 

“Hand Applique and Embroidery”  –  Wednesday, July 12, 10 AM to 12 Noon $20 Class Fee

Try your hand at these two timeless art forms! Great projects for those lazy summer days of relaxing on the porch!

“Beginner Class”  –  Starts Tuesday, July 11/Five Week Class/$125 Class Fee

Start off your quilting with the best instruction in all the basic techniques you need! Our staff will gladly help you select your fabrics. Your completed project includes blocks, sashing, binding and machine quilting by Roger and Flo Verge.

Please call the store or stop in to sign up for your favorite classes! Class sizes are limited so don’t delay!

WINTER  2017  CLASSES

Brrrrrrrr! Oh, yes…winter is definitely here! But that means Spring can’t be far behind! The daffodils will be poking their heads up out of that frozen ground before we know it. Let’s make the best of these chilly days and get some quilting done! It’s a good time to learn something new and work on a small project or dig into a bigger quilt. The choice is yours!

“Twilight Gardens”  Block of the Month

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What a beauty! This quilt gives you a taste of several quilting techniques: A little applique, a bit of paper piecing, as well as straight-forward piecing. You won’t be overwhelmed! We’re also presenting this BOM in a slightly different format. You’ll get the complete kit with all your fabric and patterns right at the start for a one time fee of $135. You can sew at your own pace or come and join us on the 4th Thursday of each month. We had our first session last week, but we’d love for you to join us starting on February 23rd! 

“Rag Quilt”  –  Saturday, February 11  –  1 PM to 3 PM

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Always a classic, always cherished as a gift! This is one of the simplest and best-loved quilts you can ever make. The class is free with the purchase of your fabric from Countryside Fabrics. Your fabric choices are endless! Our capable staff will be delighted to help you coordinate your fabrics. Children, teens, boys, girls, men and women ALL love these comfy quilts!

“Bird Wallhanging”  –  Wednesday, February 22  –  9 AM to 12 Noon

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Beautiful, colorful birds in a tree  =  a sure sign of Spring! Join us as we construct this super easy wallhanging. You’ll be glad you did! The class is free with the purchase of your fabric from Countryside.

“Mesh Bag”  –  Wednesday, February 22  –  1 PM to 3 PM

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Have you ever heard anyone say, “I don’t want another bag!” If you have…don’t believe them!!! This one is super easy to construct and has so many uses. How about taking it for a quick trip to the grocery store? Or to the fabric shop? Or to the library? Or the beach? Make it wild and wacky or subtle and sedate! Just purchase your pattern and materials from Countryside and the class is free.

“Paper Piecing”  –  Saturday, March 4  –  1 PM to 3 PM

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Paper-piecing produces perfectly precise projects ! Try saying that 5 times super fast! Better yet, sign up to take the class and prove to yourself that it’s true. It’s not that hard. It just takes a little getting used to. You’ll be thrilled with the results! We only have a couple spots left in this class, so please call the store ASAP to sign up. Your class is free with the purchase of your fabrics from Countryside!

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2016  FALL CLASSES

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The air is crisp, the leaves are turning…and falling…and Jack Frost has packed his bags and has come to stay! Time to turn our thoughts toward some indoor projects…like quilting! We have a potpourri of class offerings for you this Fall. Check out the listings below and be sure to call the store or stop in to sign up! There is a limit of 4 students per class, so don’t procrastinate!

“Beginners 2” –  Thursday, September 29 – 1 PM to 4 PM

If you’ve taken our Beginners Class and are looking for something a bit more challenging but you’re not quite ready to dive in and go it alone, then this class is for you! Join us as we make this “easier than it looks” Labyrinth Quilt.

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                    “Three in One” – Thursday, Oct. 13  or  Saturday, Nov.5 – 1 PM to 4 PM  

Placemats? Tablerunner? Pillowcase? You can make just one project – or two – or all three! Fantastic gifts for holidays and birthdays, or just as a treat to brighten up your own little corner of the world!

FREE CLASS with PURCHASE of PATTERN and FABRIC at COUNTRYSIDE FABRICS!

                                                                                                                                                                                 

  “Bryce Canyon Vest” – Wednesday, October 19 & 26 – 10 AM to 12 Noon

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Who doesn’t need something to add a little zest (or vest!) to her wardrobe? How about this great  number to help ward off the cool weather of the NEK? This class will meet for two sessions.

FREE CLASS with PURCHASE of PATTERN and FABRIC at COUNTRYSIDE FABRICS!

“Labyrinth Walk” –  Thursday, October 20 & 27 – 10 AM to 12 Noon

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 No, it’s not that hard! It’s just an optical illusion. Your friends will think you’re uber talented when you make this project! Learn how to construct just 2 blocks in 2 sessions to make this intriguing quilt.

FREE CLASS with PURCHASE of PATTERN and FABRIC at COUNTRYSIDE FABRICS!

                         “Rag Quilt” – Thursday, Oct. 27 or Saturday, Nov. 12 – 1 PM to 3 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IMG_0014

                                     

Make a cozy, comfy, flannel rag quilt to keep yourself or someone you love toasty throughout the chilly Fall and even chillier Winter! You won’t find an easier quilt to make that will bring more years of comfort and pleasure!

FREE CLASS with PURCHASE of FABRIC at COUNTRYSIDE FABRICS!

“Paper Piecing” – Friday, November 4 – 10 AM to 12 Noon

Once you master this technique you’ll be amazed at the designs you can create, from the very simple to the extremely complex! Let us help you get the basics under your belt and you’ll be off and running in no time! Be sure and stop in the store to check out our sample blocks.

CLASS FEE $20

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Coming in January….. our latest Mystery Quilt!

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up after the holidays. Making a mystery quilt is tons of fun! Keep posted for more updates as the year draws to a close!

SUMMER 2016 CLASSES

 Three-Way Summer Class

Thursday, July 14  from 1 – 4  OR  Saturday, July 23  from 1 – 4

“Summertime, And the Sewin’ Is Easy!” And so is the price! No Class Fee! No Pattern Fee! The only requirement is that you purchase new fabric for your project from Countryside Fabrics. Everybody likes to take it easy in the summer and quilters are no exception. We’re going to show you how to make not one, not two…but three easy projects! You can do just one, two or all three — the choice is yours! If you’ve never made a “Hot-Dog Pillowcase” this is your chance to learn all the tricks. You’ll be whipping these out by the dozens after this quick class! You can do them for holidays, birthdays, or just to match your own bedroom decor!

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We’ll also show you how to put together the world’s easiest table runner and placemats! These are reversible, and you can choose two different seasons or just two beautiful fabrics that you love! These make super fast gifts, too! Call or stop in to sign up.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Wednesday, August 17  from 10 – 12 Noon

You know your drawers and closets are just full of them: All those souvenir T-shirts you bought on vacation, your child’s sports team shirts, those adorable baby T-shirts that you just couldn’t bear to part with…yet. Here’s a fun way to make a memory out of your memories! The ultimate recycled quilt! We’ll get you started and show you the basics of how to turn even those raggedy, holes-in-the-armpit shirts into a lasting thing of beauty! 

Class Fee: $25

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FALL 2015 CLASSES

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Storytellers BOM – Third Thursday of the Month

A gorgeous 102″ x 102″ quilt is waiting for you! This beauty honors famous women authors. Each month you are treated to a brief biography of a different female writer, along with your fabric and pattern for the month. At only $26.95 per month for 12 months, you can’t go wrong! Call or stop in to register. Your deposit of $26.95, which covers your twelfth month’s kit, will reserve your spot. We’ll be gathering the third Thursday of each month, beginning in September, if you’d like to sew with us at the store.

Beginner’s Quilting – Starts Tuesday, September 22 – 9 til noon

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One of our most popular classes is back again! Have you ever wanted to learn to quilt but didn’t quite know where to start? Don’t want to invest in all the tools until you’re sure you like it? Are you “self-taught” and think maybe you weren’t the best teacher? That’s where we come in. This class is designed to teach you all the basics of quilting from using a rotary cutter to sewing on the last stitch of your binding. You’ll learn how to pick fabric, what a scant 1/4″ seam is, how to use those rulers, mats and rotary cutters, how to press  –  not iron!…and so much more! You’ll finish the class with a 40″-square wallhanging that encompasses lots of techniques. We provide everything except your personalized choice of fabric and a box of quilting pins. You may use our sewing machines, mats, rulers and rotary cutters as you explore the wonderful world of quilting! This class meets for 5 three-hour sessions on Tuesdays from 9 til noon on September 22, 29, October 6, 13, and 20. The cost is only $125 for all five sessions. Space is very limited so call to sign up today!

Mitered Borders! – Wednesday, October 14 – 10 til noon

Ah. The “M” word strikes fear in the heart of even the bravest quilter! Let us help you become best friends with the not-so-mysterious mitered border! We’re offering a two-hour informational and instructional class with no sewing required on your part. We’ll walk you through the steps, give you the secret formula and a great handout to keep.  The cost is only $10. Call to register!

Bindings – (Date and time TBA)

Now that you’ve signed up for the mitered border class, it’s time to tackle those pesky bindings. Just like there’s more than one way to skin a cat, there’s more than one way to bind a quilt! Prairie points, two color, single, double, bias, scalloped…just to name a few. This will be an instructional, no-sewing-required class. Be sure to sign up. Before you know it you’ll be volunteering to sew the binding on everyone’s quilt!

Mystery Quilt – (Date and time…still a mystery!)

Even though we don’t have every detail worked out just yet, we wanted to let you know what’s coming. Keep posted for the next installment of our Mystery Quilt update!

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SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG!

We have a new slate of classes for you to get your creative juices going now that the beautiful spring weather is here!

Some big projects, some small. By machine or by hand, there’s something for all!

Beginner’s Hand Quilting – Tues., June 9 OR  Sat., June 27  –   10 AM – 12 Noon

So many of our customers have asked for instruction in hand quilting, so here it is! This is a very simple project that will give you all the basics that you need to know, along with lots of practice to improve your stitches. Some class prep work required.       Class Fee $25 plus supplies                                                                                                                                       Instructor: Evelyn Barber

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Lil’ Twister  –  Wednesday, July 1  –  1 PM – 4 PM

Back by popular demand! Learn how to use that funky little ruler you’ve seen everywhere and you’ll be making projects galore! Once you discover the trick to working with the Lil’ Twister you’ll be able to make projects in tons of sizes! Some class prep work required.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Class Fee $25 plus supplies                                                                                                                                     Instructor: Marilyn O’Hara100_1097

Boot-y Wine Tote  –  Monday, July 6  –  10 AM – 2 PM

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Luv Shack Paper Piecing  –  Saturday, July 11  –  10 AM – 3 PM

Master the art of paper piecing in this incredible class! Marty has lots of tips and is the most patient teacher you could ask for! Choose the size of your project and whether you want it scrappy or a bit more planned.                                                                           Class Fee $45 (includes pattern)                                                                                                                              Instructor: Marty Young

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Breezy Weave Bags  –  Tuesday, July 21  –  10 AM  – 3 PM

Who doesn’t need an awesome bag like this? You’ll enjoy constructing this attractive tote to keep or give away… to a really, really, really good friend! Some prep work required.

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WINTER 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE!

Ring in the New Year by signing up for a new class! This is a wonderful time to learn some new techniques, get comfy with some new tools, and perfect some of your quilting skills!

BEGINNERS CLASSES

These classes fill up so quickly, we can barely publish the information here on our website before the classes are full. We offer a fantastic class that will teach you all the basics of fabric preparation, cutting, piecing…you name it, you’ll learn it! We provide you with all the tools you’ll need to complete a 40″ square wallhanging…mats, rotary cutters, rulers, sewing machine, and scissors. You just need to purchase a minimal amount of fabric, a box of pins, and pay the class fee. The cost is only $125 dollars for 15 hours of instruction spread out over 5 weeks. PLEASE call the store and give us your name and phone number so we can add you to our list of interested students! We have two full sessions already and would love to plan our next sessions with you taking part!

Fun & Done  –  Thursday, February 5  –  1PM –  4 PM

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 Who doesn’t love a quilt-as-you-go project? When you’re done…you’re done! This is a great pattern and technique for using up leftover pieces of batting. You choose the size, from a tabletopper to a twin. You’ll need the pattern and ruler (and wouldn’t you know it, the ruler is on sale during January!) and your fabric. You’ll be amazed at how this block comes together, creating a design and sashing and backing and quilting all at the same time!

Class Fee $25 plus supplies                                    Instructor: Pierrette Marsh

Lil’ Twister  Tablerunner –  Wednesday, February 11  –  1 PM  –  4 PM

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 We had so much interest in this class, we’re offering it for a second time! The projects are endless once you learn how to use this funky little ruler. It comes in several sizes, so once you’ve mastered the technique the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating bags, wallhangings, quilts, placemats and on and on! We’ll be making a tablerunner out of 5″ squares (think charm packs) and some additional fabric for borders.

Class Fee $25 plus materials                                   Instructor: Marilyn O’Hara

Jelly Roll Rug  –  Friday, February 20  1 PM  –  3 PM

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A little pressing, a little weaving, a little stitching…and you’ve got a rug! Pick out a Jelly Roll (or cut your own 2-1/2″ strips) and you’ll be off and “rugging” before you know it! We have the rubber backing material available for you to purchase, too. This is a super simple and fun project. Call right away before the class fills up! You’ll need some elbow room for this one, so class space is limited.

Class Fee $20                                                         Instructor: Sarah Solomon

Country French Quartette BOM 

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What a gorgeous, tranquil quilt this is! The fabrics are simply beautiful and 100_1123the pattern is a delight. This is a Six-Month program, featuring three blocks per month plus finishing and borders. You’ll have a stunning queen-sized quilt for only $38.95 per month! We have twenty kits available and you can come in and sew with us once a month or we will be happy to mail your kits directly to you! Our first “in store” session is Thursday, January 22.

Glorious Hummingbird BOM

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We finally have all our fabric and our kits are ready to go! This Eight-Month program is geared for a very confident beginner/intermediate quilter. The soothing spring colors of this queen-sized quilt are a joy to behold. Working on this will brighten your days! If you wish to join us to sew, we’ll begin meeting once a month on Wednesday, January 28 from 10 to 1 (or longer!) If you’ve already signed up to receive the kits by mail,they’ll start going out next week. The price is only $31.95 a month! We have just a few kits that aren’t reserved, so call today to join the fun!

FALL 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE!!!

It’s time to learn something new and make some fun projects! Fall is such a great time to take a class as we prepare for the long winter months ahead. We’re offering a little bit of everything!

Covered Bridge Landscape  –  Saturday, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4  –  10:30 AM – 3 PM

10402374_657759094331420_8488432479071167671_nThis is one we’ve all been waiting for! Becky is back with an original design, and it couldn’t be more “Vermonty!” This fantastic pattern can be tweaked to your own personal preference. Would you rather do a snowy winter scene? Or a striking fall background? Maybe fields of hay, grass or corn? The choice is yours, and Becky will help you from picking out your fabrics to making the final stitches. This is a raw edge machine applique project and requires having taken a previous class in this style from Becky, or some proficiency in the technique.

Class Fee $50, plus pattern and supplies                                                              Instructor: Becky Erdman

      Limit 5 students

Hand Applique  –  Friday, Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Nov. 21  –  10 AM – 12 Noon

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Never tried it? Or looking to improve your skills? Join us as we explore this timeless technique which can add just the right finishing touch to so many projects. Lucille will teach us how to do inside corners, outside points and curves using the needle turn method. We’ll also learn how to make ruched flowers and other gathered flowers, as well as dots and buds. Finally, we’ll try our hands at layering flower petals and making beautiful stems.

Class Fee $20 per session, plus minimal supplies                                            Instructor: Lucille LaPlume

Seminole Patchwork   –  Friday, Oct. 17  –  9:30 AM – Noon

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Tired of the same old boring borders on your quilts? This class is for you! Seminole Patchwork only looks complicated and it can add lots of pizzazz to your projects. This may revolutionize how you view borders forever!

Class Fee $25, plus fabric                                                                                    Instructor: Lucille LaPlume

Beginner’s Quilting Class – Saturday,  Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15  –  1 PM – 4 PM

Back by popular demand, our Beginner’s Class covers all the basics to set you on the road to a lifetime of quilting. All work is done in class, and you may use our sewing machines and tools to create your own lovely sampler wallhanging. If you’ve ever been even slightly interested in learning to quilt, this is a great class because your only expense is the class fee, fabric and thread. And if you’ve been quilting but never had the proper instruction in the right way to do things, now is your chance to “undo” any bad habits you may have acquired along the way!

Class Fee $125, plus fabric and thread                                                                 Instructor: Sarah Solomon     Limit 4 students

Lil’ Twister Tablerunner  –  Wednesday, Oct. 29  –  1 PM – 4 PM

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We’ve all seen the multitude of patterns…and that funky looking little ruler. But how on earth do you actually DO it? A couple of seams here, a few cuts there, a little twist here…and you’re done! Once you make this little project, you’ll be hooked!

Class Fee $25, plus ruler and fabric                                                                       Instructor: Marilyn O’Hara

Folded Star Ornament  –  Wednesday, Dec. 3  –  1 PM – 4 PM

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Just in time for the holidays, a simple to make but oh-so-lovely ornament that you and your family and friends will treasure for years to come! You won’t want to stop with just one ornament, so stock up on the special length pins!

Class Fee $15, plus supplies                                              Instructors: Pierrette Marsh and Marilyn O’Hara

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SPRING 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE!!!

     Spring has finally Sprung in the NEK and new life is bursting all around us! Now that you’re all done sprucing up your yard, why not sign up for a class and “spruce up” some old skills or learn a few new ones? Check out our list of classes. There’s something here for everyone!

Doodle-&-Do It!  –  Saturday, May 31, 10:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

If you can doodle, you can definitely do it! Learn this fascinating and easy way to make some placemats or tabletoppers using minimal fabric  –  even from your stash!

Class Fee $20   Becky Erdman, Instructor

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Pet Portrait  –  Wednesday, June 4 & 11, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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There’s still time to sign up for this unique class! Just email a photo of your favorite pet and Becky will custom design a pattern just for you! Then she will guide you through the steps  of raw edge machine applique to create your personal masterpiece! You must have your photo to Becky by June 1st.

Class Fee $50 plus $20 for pattern

Becky Erdman, Instructor

Fabric Choice – Colors & Patterns

  Wednesday, June 18, 10 AM  –  12 Noon

Are you a little overwhelmed when picking out fabric for a project? This is the class for you! Becky will cover a bit of theory and talk about texture, patterns and style.

Class Fee $20     Becky Erdman, Instructor

Beginning Hand Applique  –  Friday, June 20, 10 AM  –  12 Noon

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 Here’s your chance to learn the basics of hand                applique and lose your fear of handwork forever! You may bring your own pattern or do our sweet little Sunbonnet Sue.

 Class Fee $20                    Lucille Laplume, Instructor

Intermediate Hand Applique  –  Friday, June 27, 10 AM  –  12 Noon

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This class is designed to hone your skills and take you to the next level of expertise. Do you have a particular technique  you would like to learn? Circles, sharp curves, points, narrow stems? Anything at all!! Lucille can teach you everything you need to do! Feel free to bring your own project if you’d like, or work on this lovely Flower in a Heart design!     Class Fee $20         Lucille Laplume, Instructor

Free Motion Quilting  –  Tuesday, June 24, 10 AM – 1:00 PM  OR

Wednesday, June 25, 10 AM – 1:00 PM

Okay. Just admit it. You’re a little bit scared of it  (well, maybe MORE than a little bit scared of it) aren’t you? You needn’t be afraid! Becky will gently guide you through the basics and build your confidence in no time.  UPDATE: The Wednesday class is already full! Still space in the Tuesday session!

Class Fee $25     Becky Erdman, Instructor

????Mystery Quilt????  –  For the Confident Beginner – Begins June 11

Come and sew at the store or work on your mystery quilt at home! Choose either a lap or queen size for this two-color quilt. It’s always fun to put the pieces together and see the final result! Patterns will be given out on the dates listed below. Do you live far away? No problem! We’ll be happy to mail it out to you! Join us at 10 and stay as long as you want if you’d like to gather with us to sew. The dates are Wednesday June 11, July 2 and 30, August 13, September 3 and 24.

One time fee of $25   Pierrette Marsh, Instructor

 Covered Bridge  –  Saturday, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

This class is for students who have either taken one of Becky’s raw edge machine applique classes, or who have other previous experience with the process. Once again, Becky has designed a beautiful pattern with a very New England/Vermont theme! Photo coming soon!!!

Class Fee $50  Becky Erdman, Instructor

 

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  1. Yes yes, I do want to do this class. I am sorry for not responding. Fusible applique How do I pay for it without driving up there.??? Sat. 1-3 I am there!

  2. I am an old friend of Lucille LaPlume, just returned to Vermont and would love to re-connect with her and take a class with her. What do you have up-coming in the fall?

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