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Skill Levels


The following guide will help you find classes that are right for you. A basic knowledge of your machine is necessary for all classes. Please plan on bringing your own machine and user manual to class. If you have never sewn before, our "Quilting Prep" class is recommended. 
True Beginner:
 "I can sew a straight line, but have never taken on a quilting or sewing project." 

Advanced Beginner: 
"I have completed simple projects and am eager to learn more." 

Intermediate: 
"I know how to use my machine well, and have both sewing and quilting projects under my belt." 

Advanced: 
"I have a vast understanding of my machine, and have completed some challenging projects."


Click on the pictures below for more detail about each class or event.
Ombre Bargello
- Oct 20, 2018 09:00 am

Learn to sew this stunning quilt specifically designed for ombre fabrics.

Cost: $ 30.00
Beginning Quiltmaking
- Oct 24, 2018 10:00 am

Students should be comfortable with their sewing machines before class starts. This is not a beginning sewing class, but a beginning quilt-making class that thoroughly covers all of the steps in creating a quilt. We will cover fabric selection, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding. Over the course of 8 lessons, students will be making their own finished quilt.

Cost: $ 95.00
Flying High
- Oct 26, 2018 10:00 am

This stunning quilt is easy to piece and template free. It's fat quarter friendly!

Cost: $ 45.00
Beginning Paper Piecing
- Oct 27, 2018 10:00 am

In this beginning class you will learn the fundamentals of paper piecing. If you are interested in the Judy Neimyer class in January, this would be an excellent way to gain experience needed for that class.

Cost: $ 30.00
The What Knot Quilt
- Nov 03, 2018 10:00 am

This stunning quilt is a new twist on the traditional Celtic Knot design. All fabrics work beautifully with this pattern. Jelly roll friendly.

Cost: $ 35.00
Grammy Squares
- Nov 09, 2018 10:00 am

Learn how to make one of Lynn Wilder's original designs made to mimic crocheted Granny Squares.

Cost: $ 50.00
Country Sunshine
- Nov 10, 2018 10:00 am

Learn to make this wonderful "sunny" quilt from well-known quilt designer and teacher Lynn Wilder.

Cost: $ 50.00
Earth, Wind, and Fire
- Nov 17, 2018 10:00 am

Spend a day with Linda Ballard and create this beautiful quilt using Log Cabin, Ohio Star and chain patterns.

Cost: $ 45.00
Mission Possible
- Dec 01, 2018 10:00 am

Your mission, if you decide to accept it, will be to construct a simple mystery gift in time for Christmas. The class will guide you through a set of instructions for you to successfully complete this secret project. A great box lunch and a kit for this project are included in the price. Participants need to bring 3/4 yard of neutral fabric. Good luck. (This message will NOT self-destruct in ten seconds.)

Cost: $ 35.00
Prickly Pinecones
- Jan 18, 2019 10:00 am

A certified Judy Neimeyer instructor will be leading this wonder class to make this stunning table topper. If you never thought you could create a perfect point, you will be amazed at your skill after taking this class!

Cost: $ 100.00
Brown Sugar Applique
- Jan 26, 2019 09:30 am

Join Patt Thompson in making this sweet applique quilt.

Cost: $ 35.00
Applique Academy (Two days!)
- Feb 15, 2019 10:00 am

Afraid of the "A" word? Join us for this TWO-day applique academy workshop (Feb 15 and 16). We will cover seven different ways to applique with both machine and hand techniques. In this class you will make a small sampler quilt.

Cost: $ 50.00
Setting Triangles
- Feb 23, 2019 09:30 am

Add pizazz to your quilts with setting triangles. If you have never set your quilt on point, you are in for a treat! This class will show you how.

Cost: $ 35.00

Refund Policy: Friends Around the Block is happy to give store credit for paid classes if you are unable to attend.