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Beginning Quilting
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Learn basic skills of cutting, piecing, pressing, layering, and quilting. All will be completed in class except the quilting. Bring cutting mat, rotary cutter, thread, scissors, pins. The pattern used is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs made in bright fabrics. Finished quilt is 45" x 60".

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Stack the Deck Crazy Quilt
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Feb. 12 & 19 (9-1:00PM) Class fee includes instruction and a $24.95 book. Learn to do a crazy quilt block using a stack and shuffle technique that you will love! Block backgounds will be crazy quilt blocks with an appliqued shape on each block. Come in for a sheet with fabric requirements. Bring cutting mat, rotary cutter, thread, scissors, pins.

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Four Corners Apron
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This quick-to-make apron is perfect for the beginning sewer but clever enough to appeal to all sewers. Selecting the coordinating fabrics is so easy because it looks good in everything! Class fee includes coordinating fabrics, pattern, 2 button, instruction, and use of machines. Bring pins and rotary cutter. Pattern by Vanilla House

Note: This can also be made in a child's size.

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$25.00 plus tax

Jelly Tote Bag
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Make this large roomy tote for all your summer outings! This is still the favorite bag at the STITCH so the class is being repated for those of you that haven't had a chance to make one yet. >
The class includes all supplies, pattern, instruction, classroom use and sewing machine use.
Come in to see all of the color versions available! If you don't see one you like, we can make one especially to your specifications.



Bring rotary cutter, scissors, pins, seam ripper, thread.

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$31.99

French Roses Quilt
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Learn this layered applique technique with raw edges. Choose this soft color pallette or select your own. Finished size is 57 x 57. The class includes the pattern, fabric for the quilt top and binding, instruction, use of our Janome sewing machines.
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69.99

Wonder Wallet Class
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Make this cute little wallet that will hold your credit card, driver's license, and coins. Small enough to stick in your pocket, it is great for when you want to travel light. You can make two of these from 1 fat quarter:

This class includes the pattern, one fat quarter of your choice, instruction, classroom and machine use.

Please bring: rotary cutter, ruler, scissors, pins, thread.

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12.99

Thread Catcher Class
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Make the STITCH's version of this handy helper that sets beside your sewing machine to catch scraps and threads as you sew. Class includes the kit with all supplies includes, classroom and sewing machine use, instruction.

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$12.00

Beginning Quilting,
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If you have been waiting for a beginning class, here it is! Meeting for 3 sessions, members will learn to rotary cut, piece accurately, and assemble blocks. Quilting methods will be discussed, but quilting will be completed out of class.

Precut batik strips will be used for this easy quilt. The class includes all fabrics to complete the quilt top(6 different color choices available), a book of quilt designs, instruction, classroom use and machine use.

You will need the following equipment:
Rotary cutter, 6 x 24 or 6 1/2 x 24 inch ruler, neutral thread, scissors, pins.

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$75.00

Drawstring Pouch Bag,
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Make this great lined bag in one evening! Fun and funky, this bag is made with cotton canvas on the outside and a cotton lining. Learn to make a casing for the drawstring, insert a zipper in the inner pocket, and apply a patch pocket--all with Suzanne's easy to do methods. There are four colors from which to choose.

Class includes fabric kit, pattern, instruction, classroom and machine use.

Please bring: Rotary cutter, 6 x 24" ruler if you have one, scissors, pins.

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$25.00

Autumn Leaf Runner or Wall Hanging
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This will look great on your dining room table or on the front door from now until Thanksgiving. Each leaf is a different color, brown, red, yellow, orange, and green. Borders are added in beautiful fall colors. Construction of the runner will feature use of the fusible grid where squares are fused, then sewn in rows to save time and insure accuracy. Prairie points finish the outside edges. The class includes the pattern, all fabrics, fusible quick grid, batting and backing. Finished size is 18" x 58". Make the optional leaf coasters later if desired.

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$35.00 plus tax

French Braid Quilt
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Make this beautiful French Braid Quilt! During the first class, you will select your fabrics, cut the pieces, and learn the basic braid technique. The second class will be spent constructing the braids, and the final class will have you assemble the braids into the finished top. The cost of the class includes the book ($24.95) and instruction. Fabric is additional and cost will depend on size and fabrics selected. This quilt is most stunning made in batiks, but any fabrics can be used. Choose fabrics that will coordinate with your own decor. Suzanne will help you select the 12 different fabrics needed for the braids plus borders and connecting strips. Size of the finished quilt is 70" x 93".

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$35.00 plus cost of fabric

The Ultimate Quilt Show Shopping Bag
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Wow! Isn't this an awesome bag. You'll find it useful for quilt shows or any task that requires a large bag. It would also be great to bring supplies to class. The class includes a printed panel of sayings, quilted fabric for part of the bag, and cotton fabrics for front and back panels, plus lining and pattern.

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$40.00 plus tax

Jack O Lantern Door Decoration
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Greet your vistors with this friendly and smiling jack o lantern. Made with fusible grid and lots of precut squares, this is a fun seasonal project. Finished size is 27". The class includes fabric, pattern, fusible grid, batting, backing, buttons, classroom use and instruction. What a deal!

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$30.00 plus tax

My Grandmother's Apron
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Thursday, Jan. 14. from 6-9pm. Class members will make the apron pictured below. This would make a great valentine for a granddaughter, daughter, mom, friend, etc. Cost is $15.00 which includes the pattern, instruction, machine and classroom use. Fabric and supplies are additional. The largest size takes less than 2 yds of fabric. You'll also need one or two buttons and a small amount of velcro to fasten the straps.

This is a great pattern because it is very cute, and it comes in 8 sizes from child's size 3-4 up to adult XL,1X. Skills that might be new to some of you are gathering the ruffle with a zigzag technique, making faux piping, making fabric loops, making a bias binding, turning binding to right side of fabric instead of to the wrong side. These are all easy to do, and I'll guide you through them.

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$15.00 plus supplies

Valentine Table Topper
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This easy little table topper or wall hanging is made with 5" charm squares, all precut for you. The fabrics are from the Lamour line by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Finished size is 18 1/4" x 23". Cost is $25.00 and includes all fabrics, backing and batting, pattern, classroom and machine use.

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$25.00

10 Strip Wonder TOTE
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Make this very useful tote using 2 1/2" strips. This is a simplified version of the 10 strip wonder bag that some of you have made with a bali pop.

Hoffman fabrics used Suzanne's pattern to make and distribute 700 of these bags at Quilt Market last October. The orders have poured in and everyone seems to love the larger size.

It can be made from the beautiful batik strips from Hoffman's bali pops, or from any fabric coordinates. The bag takes only 10 strips plus purchased handles and fabric for the lining. Handles can also be made from two additional fabric strips.

The class fee includes the pattern, instruction, classroom and machine use. Fabric is additional.

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$15.00 plus supplies

EyeCatcher Class June 8
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This nifty little project is a holder for your eyeglasses, your remote control, or your rotary cutter. It is made of prequilted fabric, is free standing, and would make a great little gift for so many people. Cost: Class: $20.00 includes class, pattern, all fabrics to make the project.

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Floral Appliqued Wall Hanging
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Choose your favorite flower and make a stunning wall quilt! This project uses a fused and machine stitched applique method that even beginners can do. Select from Hibiscus, Iris, Coneflowers, Hollyhocks, Roses, Daisies, Tulip Time, Sunflowers, Poppies, and Hydrangea. Cost: $20 includes class and pattern: Fabric additional.

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Six in the City Purse
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Strip Club, Every 4th Thursday
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Join this club that will meet each 4th Thursday night. Each month, we will feature a new strip quilt pattern. I have a great selection of designs already collected. The group will select 3 strip quilts that they want to complete, one for each month of the summer. Now, here is the best part--all quilts will be cut for you. You just have to purchase the pattern and the fabric and then sew up 3 fast and easy quilts! Make your Christmas gifts now!

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Beginning Quilting
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Learn all of the necessary basics of quilting--fabric selection, rotary cutting, sewing blocks, layering, quilting and binding. Participants will make a simple quilt during the 3 sessions. Quilting and binding will be done on your own after the class.

(Day session also if there is interest) $75.00 includes fabric and pattern

We will use the pattern shown here in class. It is a great beginner pattern using only 3 fabrics and 3 simple blocks. Blocks can be arranged 3 different ways as shown on the pattern cover.

Participants need to select fabrics ahead of time.

This class will also be offered at night sessions, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 6-9PM

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X Block Quilt
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We'll use this amazing tool to create a stunning quilt. Cost: $30.00 includes class, X-Ruler, and pattern, fabric additional.

The pattern shown is just one possibility! Stop in to see all the pattern variations possible with this great ruler.

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T-Shirt Quilt Class
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Participants will cut, interface, and piece t-shirt blocks with sashing and cornerstones. Bring t-shirts, rotary cutter, 6" x 24" ruler, thread, pins, scissors, marking pencils. Precut interfacing squares available

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$25.00 + tax and supplies

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Focus Fabric Quilt
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Let's do a Focus Fabric Quilt! Use one of those large florals that you don't want to cut into small pieces. Several patterns will be available, all fast and easy. Make this quilt in just two sessions! Come in to see the possibilities!

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Fall Finery Table Runner $35.00
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This easy and beautiful table runner is a great way to learn machine applique. The large pieces are easy for beginners, and the results are stunning.

The cost of $35.00 includes pattern, fabric, instruction, and use of our Janome machines.

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$35.00 plus tax

Toothbrush Rugs/ Crocheted Rugs $20.00
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Learn how to use some of your accumulated fabric to make durable and attractive rugs. Cost includes pattern for either the toothbrush or the crocheted rug. Bring your own fabric to practice with. Old or ugly fabric works great! It can take from 8-13 yds to make a rug 24 x 36".

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$20.00 plus tax

Holiday Table Runner
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Learn how to do a Bargello quilt while making a beautiful table runner for the holidays. Then have fun embellishing the finished runner with jewels and rhinestones. Make either version. This is so much prettier than the picture shows.

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Each 1st Thursday, Going Dotty, 6-8PM, $10.00 per month.
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This is a new block of the month limited to just 8 participants. Members will come to the STITCH and sew the block here on the first Thursday night of each month (starting Nov. 4). Cost is $10.00 per month which includes the pattern, the block fabric, and another free pattern for a small project each month. This quilt will have 12 different blocks and the color scheme will be brights with lots of dots. Sashing fabrics will be an additional cost and can be any color. This is a great way to polish your piecing skills if you are a new or beginning quilter.

If there is interest, the STITCH will offer a day session of this same block of the month. Let Suzanne know if you might be interested in doing this during the day.

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$10.00 per month (plus tax)

Each 2nd Thursday for 6 months, Mystery Block Exchange, 6-8PM $5.00 plus fabric
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A $5.00 one time fee entitles you to participate in this 6 month block exchange. Each month you will be required to purchase the fabric for the blocks that month. At the end of 6 months, you will have enough blocks to complete a quilt. This quilt will be made from batiks, and the general color scheme will be purples, blues, and greens. The first block to be exchanged will be a star block.

This does require a committment for all 6 months. All participants will be depending on each other for blocks to exchange so it is important not to drop out.

Receive your fabric pack at the monthly meeting to make 12 blocks, all the same pattern. At the next meeting receive 12 blocks, all the same pattern, but 12 different fabric combinations. Repeat for 5 more months. At the end, each participant will have all of the assorted blocks to complete a quilt. The last meeting will be a demonstration of various ways to set or combine the blocks into quilts. New and fun!

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Tues, Nov. 16, Dolly and Me, 6-10PM
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Make an outfit for a daughter or granddaughter and a matching outfit for her American doll. the cost for this class is the book at $29.99 plus fabric for the outfits which is minimal. The book is wonderful with patterns for all kinds of matching items from nightgowns, to fleece hats and scarves, totebags, aprons, jumpers, and more. If you are planning to sew matching outfits for your special girl and her doll, you will love this book.

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$29.99 for book & CD plus fabric.



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