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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!

Beginning Quiltmaking--Advanced
- Apr 24, 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
Cute as a Button
- Apr 26, 2019 10:00 am

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

Cost: $ 50.00
Country Charmer
- Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am

Designed by Lynn Wilder, this "charming" quilt can be seen in our shop now. Patterns are also available. Back by popular demand, Lynn will be here to teach this class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Pieces from the Past
- May 11, 2019 10:00 am

This is a great fat quarter quilt, easy to construct with lots of choices for the final layout. Linda will offer you four ideas but there are so many more if you're willing to "play with the pieces". The quilt has several sizes and instructions for the pieced border. And as always, there's tricks and techniques to explore!

Cost: $ 40.00
Mariner's Compass
- May 18, 2019 10:00 am

Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor Victoria 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! $50 Per Class (six classes)

Pathway to the Stars
- May 25, 2019 10:00 am

This easy, adorable quilt is great for beginners and up. Join Eileen from Melissa and Mom Quilts for a fun day of quilting!

Cost: $ 35.00
Pack-a-Punch Lunch Bag
- May 28, 2019 10:00 am

Why use a plain brown bag when you can add "punch" to your lunch, by sewing your own? This reusable lunch bag has plenty of room for a thermos, bottle of water, sandwich, fruit, and even PUNCH, if you want! An interior mesh pocket holds an ice pack, napkins, or silverware. Makes a great gift for kids and adults alike!

Cost: $ 35.00
Nine Patch Lattice
- Jun 08, 2019 10:00 am

This three-fabric quilt is perfect for larger prints. Make a lap-sized or larger (all the way up to King) with this easy pattern and a great teacher.

Cost: $ 35.00
Three-Color Bargello
- Jun 22, 2019 09:30 am

Come learn a twist on this traditional Bargello-style quilt. Using ombre fabric for depth and stunning color, this beautiful quilt is very doable with fabulous results.

Cost: $ 35.00
Stained Glass Quilt
- Jun 29, 2019 10:00 am

Use fabrics of your choice to make your own version of this stunning quilt. The stained glass effect beautifully frames batiks, modern prints, solids, and reproductions alike.

Cost: $ 35.00
Sonora Sunrise
- Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

Here is another wonderful pattern from Melissa and Mom Quilts. Learn to sew this stunning braid-like pattern into a beautiful quilt of your own.

Cost: $ 35.00
Charlotte's Web Quilt Challenge
- Apr 27, 2019 01:00 pm

We are inviting quilters of all levels to join us this year in supporting our community read by participating in a Quilt CHALLENGE! This year's Virginia Read is the classic children's book Charlotte's Web. The challenge is to commemorate Charlotte?s Web with your own interpretation of the story in a quilt of any size. Sign up is only $5. Come in to the shop to sign up, receive the Challenge rules, your Special ID#, and 2 free fat quarters (to be used in your quilt).

Cost: $ 5.00