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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." 

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

"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.

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

Mrs. Miller's Apprentice
- Jul 20, 2019 03:00 pm

Mrs. Miller's Apprentice Block of the Month designed by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts featuring her fabric collection for Marcus Fabrics. This is a "sew-at-home" BOM, but we will have three parties throughout this event: A kick-off tea party on January 12, a mid-project tea party on July 20, and a final party at the end in February 2020. Tea party bonus: Sign up on January 12 and receive a $20 gift certificate. Pay for entire BOM at our tea party and receive a $50 gift certificate certificate and a 20% discount coupon for quilting services in our shop.

Snowman Sampler
- Nov 12, 2019 10:00 am

Make this adorable snowman quilt sampler with us! Each month, for 13 months, you will receive the pattern and fabric for one block, and as a bonus, a free class to work on your block at the shop. Make new friends, get "snow" inspired, and learn tips and tricks to make piecing the snowman blocks really "chill" and doable. You will want to finish this quilt!

Applique Academy (Two days!)
- Feb 16, 2019 10:00 am

Afraid of the "A" word? Struggle with stems, curves and points? Join us for this TWO-day applique academy workshop (Feb 15 and 16). We will cover many different ways to prepare your pieces and applique them with both machine and hand techniques. In this class you will make a small sampler quilt.

Cost: $ 50.00
Homeward Bound
- Feb 19, 2019 10:00 am

Learn many new techniques while completing this beautiful applique and hexagon quilt. Price is $35 per class. This is a four-class series.

Curved Log Cabin
- Feb 21, 2019 10:00 am

This class will teach a new twist on an old classic!

Cost: $ 45.00
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 fun class will show you how.

Cost: $ 35.00
Beginning Quiltmaking--Advanced
- Feb 27, 2019 10:00 am

If you have already taken the Beginning Quiltmaking series, then this 5-class series a perfect way to advance your skills. Learn sashing, cornerstones, and different settings while making a small sampler quilt with mitered borders.

Cost: $ 70.00
Jelly Roll Rugs
- Mar 02, 2019 10:00 am

Learn to make a rug out of jelly rolls!

Cost: $ 30.00
Working Small
- Mar 08, 2019 10:00 am

Work small with a focus on technique, color and composition or work in a series, exploring an idea or changing a few elements in each piece. Small quilts allow you to take chances you might be hesitant to take with larger quilts.

Cost: $ 35.00
String Quilts
- Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am

Liberate your string piecing and use small pieces to make bigger pieces without using a foundation.

Cost: $ 35.00
English Paper Piecing
- Mar 16, 2019 10:00 am

English Paper Piecing, or "Hexie fun"! Trunk show included.

Cost: $ 35.00
Discharge Dyeing-Taking Out the Dye
- Mar 23, 2019 10:00 am

Learn how to custom design your own fabric using a discharge medium. Transform your favorite solid or batik fabric into something unique and original.

Cost: $ 35.00
Mariner's Compass
- Apr 20, 2019 10:00 am

Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor Vanessa Johnson will guide you through the process of making this beautifully pieced quilt. Using Judy's special paper piecing technique, you WILL be able to complete this Mariner's Compass pattern, and have fun doing it!

Cute as a Button
- Apr 26, 2019 10:00 am

Lynn is returning by popular demand to teach this fantastic quilt.

Cost: $ 50.00
Linda Ballard RETREAT
- Mar 28, 2019 10:00 am

Spend three days exploring a special mystery quilt with Linda Ballard. Sign up on her website to join the intrigue! Go to to save your spot.

Cost: $ 240.00