Winter Classes 2019

Our winter classes are starting!  Click on the title of the class below for more info.

You must preregister for all classes– please call the shop to hold your spot!  Please also review the class policies at the bottom of this page before signing up.

Learn the basics of working with wool in this beginner class with Heather.  She’ll teach you how to fuse shapes onto the background and blanket stitch around them.  Make a needlekeep and mug rug!  Thread, needle, and fabric choice will also be discussed.

WHEN: Saturday March 16 from 1 – 4pm

COST: $25 plus supplies

LEVEL: Beginner (or adv. beginner– reinforce your skills!)

Join Nancy and Lori each month for sewing fun!  Each month includes:

  • Breakfast– anything from yogurt and fruit or french toast bake to donuts from Frosty’s, eating is 1st priority!
  • Demo (no purchase required)– learn about a ruler, a pattern, a notion, or a sewing technique!
  • Show ‘n Tell– bring something you’ve finished or are working on to show the group!
  • Door prizes!
  • 20% off store purchase the morning of Breakfast Club! (some exclusions apply)

WHEN: The 4th Friday of the month from 8:30 – 10am.  No requirement to sign up for a certain number of months, but preregistration is required each month.  

COST: $10 per month

LEVEL: All levels of sewists welcome!

Anita will instruct you in the basics of this soothing handwork.  Punchneedle is great for its portability and stress relief (it’s like adult coloring!).  Learn how to thread a punchneedle, what thread and fabric to use, and how to stitch.  You will not work on a specific pattern, just learn the technique.

WHEN: Saturday March 30 from 11am – 1pm

COST: $20 plus supplies

LEVEL: Beginner

Join Michelle as you take your quilting skills to the next level.  Explore piecing small blocks, half-square triangles, and 9-patches.   The finished quilt size is 53 1/2″ x 62 1/2″ (throw).

WHEN: starts Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 – 8pm.  Class runs for 8 weeks until March 27 (NO CLASS on Feb. 20/27)

PRERECQUISITE: you’ve pieced at least 1 quilt.

COST: $125 for instruction, $85.99 for the kit.  The kit includes all of the fabric for the top and binding (Wilmington Batiks!).

Indigo blue and light quilts were so very popular in the 19th century and are still a classic today! Pam Buda’s own collection and the diary entries of Mrs. Miller and her young protégé neighbor, Ellie, inspired her to create a BOM program. Recreate the blocks they stitched for what’s sure to be a treasured quilt in your collection.  To see the fabrics in more detail, clink the link:

Mrs. Miller’s Apprentice

WHEN: starting January 2019, will include a monthly meeting for instruction/guidance of that month’s block.  Remaining meetings are April 4; May 2; June 6: July 11 (note it’s the 2nd Thursday); August 1; September 5; October 3; November 7; December 5.

COST: approx. $25/month

LEVEL: Confident beginner

Another mystery quilt is in the works!  The sleuthing will begin on Tuesday November 20.  How it works:

  • Come by Cotton Weeds for a supply list.  The mystery class is FREE, but you must purchase the fabric for the quilt top here at Cotton Weeds.
  • Each month you will receive a clue (instructions for cutting and piecing).  Join us for some mysterious fun on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 – 8pm, or just pick up your clue at Cotton Weeds anytime after the third Tuesday.
  • The mystery will run for 6 months (there are 6 clues), Nov. 2018 – April 2019.

LEVEL: Confident beginner

With The 4”x 5” Quilt Block Anthology book as a guide, learn techniques such as half-square triangles, stitch-and-flip corners, flying geese, applique, using templates, English paper piecing, and foundation paper piecing.  Bring your machines—we will be cutting and sewing!  Each month will feature instruction of a different technique with Lori providing tips for how to sew the blocks.  This BOM will run for 8 months—you will have enough blocks at the end to make a wall hanging.  Or keep sewing and make it a quilt!  This is a monthly class that includes the book, fat quarters, and instruction.

WHEN: Third Thursday of the month, starting October 18 from 6 – 8pm (other classes are Nov. 15/Dec. 20/Jan. 17/Feb. 21/Mar. 21/Apr. 18)

COST: $18.99 per month plus tax

LEVEL: Confident beginner (you’ve used your sewing machine before and can thread it, you know how to sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance)

Class Policies
  • Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Class must be paid for at the time of registration to secure your seat in the class.
  • You must register by phone or in person– no e-mails, please.
  • At the time of registration, a supply list will be provided (if applicable).
  • Please bring a sewing machine in good working order to the class (if it’s a machine-sewing class).  Please be comfortable using your machine.
  • Classes are nonrefundable unless we cancel class for any reason.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class if there are not enough people signed up.