2018 FALL CLASS LIST

Join us this September-November for an array of quilting classes and lectures! There’s something for everyone, at every skill level. Our classes fill fast so make sure you call and reserve your spot today.
207-563-8445

 

 

 

Fabric Lunch Bag 

Saturday September 8
10-2
(Anne)
$30

This cute, easy-to-use drawstring bag is versatile enough to use as a lunch bag or purse!  You will also learn about using on-line tutorials which open a whole new source of inspiration for your creative pursuits.

 

Intro to Bargello
Two Saturdays in September 23 & 30
12-4 pm
(Marge)
$35 plus $10 for The Bargello Quilt book by Piecemakers

The “Bargello” pattern is made from rectangles sewn into peaks and slopes of gradual color changes.  This Bargello quilt technique, made with the quick-strip method, was developed by Alison Goss from Delaware. Participants will construct a twin sized quilt top to be finished at their leisure.

Prior to the first class, quilters need to choose 10 fabrics in a variety of prints that include lights, mediums and darks.  You will need ¾ yard of each fabric AND you will need to cut them into 2” strips selvedge to selvedge (also known as width of fabric or WOF).  We recommend cutting with a rotary cutter, mat, and acrylic ruler.  If you don’t already own these, they are available for sale at the shop.

 

Paper Pieced Holiday Tree          
Saturday October 13
12-4
(Anne)
$35 plus pattern $8

This class teaches quilters the foundation paper piecing method on a larger scale.  The paper pieced holiday tree measures 21 X 69 inches without borders!  Our sample is in Christmas colors, but would look great as a Halloween or any holiday tree (embellish accordingly!)

 

Stenciling and Block Painting on Fabric

Saturday October 20
10-1
(Jean)
$25 plus $8 for set of paints

Participants will have an opportunity to learn and play with paint on fabric using stencils (bring your own) and Indian print blocks (we have some for sale, or to practice with).  At the end of the class, we will discuss how to then put it all together as a quilt!

 

Drawstring Backpack Companion Class
Saturday October 27
10-1
(Anne)
$40 per companion pair
$25 for individuals

We are inviting any combination of companions to come (mother/daughter, grandmother/grand-daughter, etc.) create drawstring backpacks together. These cute drawstring bags are all the rage in school for carrying supplies with ease!  Companions can be parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, or any two individuals at least 12 years old.  Children coming with a parent or grandparent should be at least 8 years old and able to focus on a 3-hour long project.

 

Blue Jay Pillow                                

Saturday November 3
10-4
(Anne)
$35 plus $10 for pattern

Students will piece a beautiful Blue Jay and then use it to make a throw pillow slip cover! Makes a great gift for the holidays

 

Behind the Scenes with Mike and Hoffman Fabrics!
Friday November 9
5-8
(Marge & Jean)
FREE

This evening event will introduce participants to the newest fabrics by Hoffman straight from Houston’s Quilt Market!  Come for an exciting evening and an insider preview of this year’s winter collection from Hoffman Fabrics and enjoy light refreshments.  Mainely Sewing will also be open for additional shopping.

 

The Hadley Top Intermediate Garment Class                       

Saturday November 10
10-4
(Anne)
$35 plus $18 for pattern

Using the Grainline Studio’s Hadley Top pattern, participants will sew a long-sleeved top! A great conversation piece for the upcoming holidays!

 

OPEN SEWING ON THURSDAYS WITH SUE JOHNSON

PRICE: $6/HOUR PER PERSON

WHAT TO BRING: SEWING MACHINE AND ANY PROJECT YOU WOULD LIKE TO FINISH, OR ARE STUCK ON OR WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DO.

10AM – 2PM, STAY AN HOUR OR ALL DAY