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APRIL 2015 

(Listings are in order by date of first class.)

Class Buster! For $50 You can choose 4 classes under $40.

(Excludes Clubs, Workshops, Retreats, & Special Events.)

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Quilting, Sewing, & Mixed Media Classes

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(This class had been rescheduled.)

Screen Printing with Valori
Valori Wells
Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7

social tote sewing class

Social Tote
Peggy Lindsay
Wednesday, April 8
9am – 4 pm

The social tote is all about keeping your handwork together. Whether you are on-the-go or toting your project around the house you’ll love this useful, caddy style tote to keep your sewing organized.

*Pattern purchase required: Social Totes by Carolyn Friedlander (Price TBA)

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flower stalls quilt by marcia derse

Flower Stalls
Jackie Erickson
Thursday, April 9
5 – 8 pm

Do you like Marcia Derse fabrics? Well I do and here is the latest quilt made with her fabric line “Botanical”. It is African, Native American or just plain awesome! Choose bright vibrant colors with a neutral colored background and you will have a fabulous easy to piece quilt. The more fabrics you use,  the better.  Every block uses a different fabric. If the quilt has 6 blocks, use 6 fabrics--43 blocks, 43 different fabrics! You will have so much fun picking your fabrics.

Pattern purchase required: Flower Stalls by Beyond the Reef, ($9.50, less 15% class discount)

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creative crayon quilts terrie kygarCreative Crayon Quilts
Terrie Kygar
Saturday, April 11
11 am – 5 pm

Terrie will teach you her new Melt-n-Blend technique for tinting and shading fabric with crayon colored pencils and markers.  After 5 fun and easy coloring exercises you are going to be surprised at the beautiful artistic results you can achieve with crayon on fabric. Time and time again Terrie's students say, "This is much easier than I thought it was going to be," and "I haven't had this much fun in a class in a long time".   Grab your crayons and join the fun! You're going to feel like an artist……even if you aren't

*Kit fee of $20 payable to the instructor

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jelly roll twist



Jelly Roll Twist
Edie Hines
Monday, April 13 - 9am – noon
& Tuesday, April 14 - 9am – 3 pm

Join Edie for another fun filled day and a half of sewing! Edie brings us her own unique twist on the Jelly Roll Race. You will get started with the basics on Monday and on Tuesday Edie will share her magic, as well as her delicious soup!

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wool needle bookWool Needle Book
Tamra Dumolt
Tuesdays, April 14 & 28 & May 5 & 19
1pm – 3pm

This little project is the perfect introduction to wool embellishment in the style of Sue Spargo. Make a pretty wool needle book embellished with six different embroidery stitches. With sewing construction in class and embroidery homework, your project will be complete by the end of the fourth class.

*$15 Kit Fee payable to instructor at class.
*Book purchase suggested: Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo ($32.95 less 15% class discount.)

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violet Craft


Violet Craft

April 16–19

Violet is a licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and distributes her own line of sewing patterns, but mostly she is a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker.  Drawn to art, craft and making, the birth of her first daughter compelled her to ditch her corporate career and seek out her passion.


Violet will be hosting a "Guild Night Out"

at the Stitchin' Post on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
(Please note new date!)

Enjoy Guild Night Out with Violet Craft, as she discusses the "making"
of fabric, quilt patterns, and other beautiful things.

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violet craft flying falcons quilt workshop

Flying Falcons
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
9-4 pm

Flying Falcons is a modern twist on the traditional “flying geese” and is inspired by the falcons in the Brambleberry ridge print, Timber Valley.

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violet craft forest abstractions quilt workshop

Forest Abstractions
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18, 2015
9-4 pm

The Forest Abstractions quilt is a journey in foundation paper-piecing.  In this workshop Violet will cover foundation paper piecing best practices and you will learn about the tools used.   Whether you are new to paper piecing or more experienced, Violet has lots of hints to make this quilt your own.

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The Breeze Blossoms Block Workshop
1/2-day workshop
Sunday, April 19, 2015
10-1 pm

violet craft breeze blossomsIntermediate or Advanced Students

The Breeze Blossoms Quilt uses a modern twist on a classic drunkard’s path block to create a completely new design. In this workshop you will practice cutting quarter circle curves with different rulers, templates and cutting systems and focus on piecing curves. Class time will also touch on alternate block layout, secondary patterns, pattern sizing and the “Floating” layout. Plan to complete at least one Breeze Blossom Block within the class time.

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Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop

April 23-26, 2015

To download the map and a list of participating shops, click here. (1.3 Mb PDF)

7th Annual Quilt 'til You Wilt Beach Retreat

Overleaf Lodge, Yachats, Oregon
(Price does not include lodging)
Thurs-Sun, Apr 23-26, 2015**

overleaf lodge quilting retreatJoin us for a relaxing weekend get-away at the beach! Bring your sewing, knitting, or reading to the Overleaf Lodge in scenic Yachats, Oregon. Savor the many nearby coastal attractions and enjoy walks along the gorgeous rocky coastline. All of the Overleaf rooms have spectacular ocean views. Take advantage of the Overleaf in-house spa and be spoiled by the "good fairies" available to help you with your projects. Register early, as this retreat fills quickly! Don't forget to bring an item to share at "Show & Tell."

*Price includes 4-day access to the Overleaf Conference Center, three lunches and daily snacks. You are responsible for booking your room(s).
**Check-in 3 pm; check-out 11 am.

For more information & room rates, go to www.overleaflodge.com.

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(Sorry, this retreat is currently FULL, but we can put you on the waiting list)

Surface Design Saturdays (Class Series)

$20 Per Session*
Saturdays, January 17, February 21, March 21, April 25, May 16
10 am – 2 pm

Each month we bring you a different teacher and a new surface design technique.
You can sign up for one session or all five of them:

Saturday, April 25 - Shibori
Barbara Ferguson
Bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth: Each way results in very different patterns. We'll explore a few of the basic binding techniques used in this ancient Japanese craft.

*A supply fee, paid to instructor, will be required for most classes -- cost (TBA) will vary by class.
(Surface Design Classes are not eligible for Class Buster pricing.)

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log jam quilting classLog Jam
Jackie Erickson
Tuesday, April 28
5 – 8 pm

This quilt is just a whole lot of fun!  Don’t worry about seam allowances or straight seams.  As A matter of fact, the more crooked, the better.  Using random-sized strips, create wonky blocks and then even up the edges after all the blocks are sewn.  Empty your mind of all the quilting rules you have learned over the years and let yourself be free!  You will be introduced to the “naughty” side of quilting!

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Knitting & Crochet Classes

honey had knitting class with pat drake


Honey Hat
Pat Drake
Thursdays, April 2 & 9
10 am – 1 pm

A simplistic yet stunning hat that is the perfect weather accessory.  Featuring a classic K3P1 ribbing topped with a slouchy, honeycomb pattern, this piece is both modern and functional.  The pattern allows for personalizing the length of the ribbing and a "slouchier" version.

Pattern Required: Madeline Tosh Honey Hat

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lace back fingerless gloves knitting class


Lace-back Fingerless Gloves
Paula Johnson
Fridays, April 3 & 10
10 am – 2 pm

This is a beginning lace class where you will learn to read charts and add beads if you wish.

*Pattern purchase required: Lace-Back Fingerless Gloves by Churchmouse Yarns($7.00 less 15% class discount.)

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Churchmouse Classics




Welted Cowl & Infinity Loop (new!)
Paula Johnson
Saturday, April 11
10 am – 4 pm

Join Paula in making another Churchmouse Classic. You can wear this infinity loop long and elegant, or twist it double for twice the cozy! Purl welts add a sculptural effect and it's two-toned so it's reversibile.

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Landscape Inspired Knitting (new!)
Sharyl McCulloch
Thursdays, April 16, 23, & 30
10 am – 12:30

landscape inspired knit scarfHave you ever been awestruck by the beauty surrounding us, or perhaps a picture of a landscape in a far-away place? Here's your chance to "paint with yarn" and create a scarf, wrap, or shawl showing your own unique interpretation of that beauty! You may use your own picture/photograph, and additional pictures will be provided prior to class to inspire your creativity. Designs range from the abstracts of color and texture to a more representational style. Patterns and designs will be provided, or you may bring your own. Come play inside and celebrate the natural world! You will receive your supply list at he first class which will be dedicated to choosing your yarns and designing your shawl.

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Color Key for Classes:

Quilting and Sewing Classes have a White border.

At Quilting & Mixed Media classes are in Orange.

Beginning Quilting & Sewing Classes are in Purple.

Special Events are in Red.

Retreats & Workshops from Nationally Known Instructors are in Navy Blue.

Knitting & Crochet Classes are in Light Blue.

Clubs are in Yellow.


Class Registration Policies & Procedures

The following applies to all classes offered in this Class Schedule:

What do I need for class?
Each class has a Supply List. There may be additional Kit or Lab Fees for special supplies, such as freezer paper, fabric paints, special templates, etc. Fabric requirements will be listed in your supply list. Some classes require preparation prior to your first class, e.g., pre-cutting fabric, bringing design ideas, etc. Once you register for your class and receive your Supply List, you will receive a 15% discount on all required supplies. To receive the discount, you must have your Supply List with you when you make your purchase..

Registration Procedures
Pre-registration and payment are required. Register during our Fall/Winter Preview Party and receive a 10% discount on the fee. You may register by phone (541-549-6061) or at the store. You receive a 10% discount any time you register on-line at www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html (Sorry, discount does not apply to Clubs, Special Events, Retreats, or Workshops.))

Class Cancellation Policy
You must cancel at least TEN DAYS prior to the class for a full refund. If the Stitchin’ Post cancels a class, you may take a store credit or request a refund.

Sometimes We Cancel a Class….
On occasion we will cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We make that decision ten (10) days before the scheduled class. We recommend that you call to confirm that the class has met its minimum enrollment and will go on as scheduled. The safest bet is to do your class purchases within ten (10) days of the class date.


What are my Basic Sewing Supplies (BSS)?
BSS includes sewing machine in good working order, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler, scissors, tape measure, pencil, pins, and seam ripper.

Winter Weather Alert!
Weather can be unpredictable here in Central Oregon. When winter weather affects driving conditions, our priority is safety! Please note that if the Sisters School District is closed due to weather conditions, we will also cancel class that day. We will reschedule the class for another day, based on classroom and instructor availability.

A Friendly Reminder For A Healthy Classroom
If you have a cold, flu symptoms, or a lingering cough, please be considerate of fellow classmates and the instructor by staying home and taking care of yourself. Call the store in advance to let us know you are not feeling well, and we will do what we can to accommodate your illness.
Along the same lines, we have many students who are sensitive to perfumes and scented lotions; please avoid wearing such products to class.
Thank you!