Fall Classes 2018

Our Fall 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.

This will begin in March 2018 and run for 9 months.  It features batiks by Sarah J. Maxwell, and it’s beautiful.  We are doing the jewel-toned colors.  The quilt will finish to approximately 76″ x 87″.

WHEN: 9 months, starting March 2018 (class will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 6 – 8pm)

COST: $37 per month which includes the monthly meeting– instruction will be given on that month’s block at the meeting

LEVEL: Confident beginner

An exciting new club!  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 (except for November– because of “Black Friday”, we will meet on Saturday).  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!

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)

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, which thread and fabric to use, and how to stitch.  You will not work on a specific pattern, just learn the technique.

WHEN: Thursday October 25 from 5 – 7pm OR Saturday Nov. 3 from 10am – noon

COST: $15 plus supplies

LEVEL: Beginner

Make the small size of this snazzy bag (18″ x 12″ x 8″).  Aunties Two patterns are written by local designer Carol McLeod.  Join Nancy as she instructs you on how to piece together this bag, including how to use the fusible foam.

WHEN: Sunday Nov. 18 from 10am – 4pm

COST: $60 plus supplies

LEVEL: Confident beginner (you can use your sewing machine and thread it, you can consistently sew a 1/4″ seam allowance)

Continue your work with hand embroidery stitches while making a cute needlekeep.  Heather will review basic stitches while you construct this project.

WHEN: Sunday Nov. 25 from 9am – noon

COST: $30 plus supplies

LEVEL: Confident beginner (you have knowledge of the basic hand embroidery stitches such as backstitch and French knots).

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

COST: approx. $25/month; hold your spot with a $25 deposit that will go towards the first month’s payment; nonrefundable: refunds of $25 only if Cotton Weeds cancels the program.

LEVEL: Confident beginner

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.  Thread, needle, and fabric choice will also be discussed.

WHEN: Saturday, December 8 from 9am – noon

COST: $30 plus supplies

LEVEL: 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

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.