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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.

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

Block of the Month


Snowman Sampler
- Feb 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!

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.