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APRIL 2015 

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

Quilting, Sewing, & Mixed Media Classes

(scroll down for knitting & crochet classes)

briefcase tote bag class with jean wellsBriefcase Tote

Jean Wells Keenan
April 2

A perfect tote design for carrying a laptop, file folders or knitting project. It's easily adaptable for your project size. The tote fabric has been strip pieced together to create a modern patchwork look. The patchwork fabric is then top stitched in a contrasting thread. This tote could be made from full pieces of fabric too.

*Pattern purchase required: Briefcase Style Tote by Jean Wells Designs ($10.95 less 15% class discount)

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suburbs house quilt class




Candy Woods
April 4

Suburbs, by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew, is a beginner-friendly quilt made with Layer Cakes or Fat Quarters. The pattern has 3 sizes, looks great in any fabric, and sews up fast!

Pattern Required: Suburbs by Cluck Cluck Sew - $9.50

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

landscape quilt by june jaeger



Picture Design

June Jaeger
April 5-7

Utilizing June's "paint-by-number" technique, you too can create a fabric picture from any photo. With a little drafting, tracing, and fusing you will successfully reproduce your photo in fabric. The possibilities are endless!

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applique 101 class


Silly Bird

Tonye Belinda Phillips
April 6

Needle-turn applique is a terrific addition to any quilt. Tonye will share her simplified techniques with a no-pressure approach. So, gather up your fabric scraps and choose a "neutral" background. Let's give it a whimsical whirl!

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intuitive color and design quilt workshop with Jean wells

Jean Wells Keenan

Intuitive Color and Design

At the Stitchin' Post
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday - Sunday, April 8 – 1, 9-4 pm

Continue the journey and explore new challenges in the form of assignments. The focus of this three-day workshop will be on composition and presentation ideas for art quilts.

*Jean’s book, Intuitive Color & Design ($27.95), is required for this class. (15% discount if purchased through the Stitchin' Post-- enter "15% class discount" and class name/date in comments section of web order form.)

This class is full, but we can take names for the waiting list.
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improv round robin quilt classSpeed Dating Improv: Round Robin

Pam Raby
April 11

Ready to shatter a few illusions you might have about your creative process? Bring a collection of fabrics you love along with a signature red fabric for a day of improv patchwork, "speed dating" style. With each round, your fabric collection is passed from person to person as a wall hanging sized quilt is created. Design and construction decisions are made quickly in this fast-paced, exciting class! Students should already be familiar with intuitive/improvisational construction methods, as you will draw from your own experiences as you work.

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double trouble stash buster quilt class


Double Trouble Stash Buster

Pam Raby
April 12

Let's use up those scraps! The Double Trouble block, from Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen, is incredibly versatile. Methods for making half square triangles combined with stitch and flip triangles are taught. Pam will bring stickers of Dou ble Trouble blocks in gray scale for you to design your own quilt layout ... the design possibilities are endless!

Book Suggested: Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering - $26.99

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selvege pin cushion class

Pin Cushion Selvedge Stash

Pam Raby
April 13

Learn to make quilt blocks from selvedges in this fun, project-oriented class. After sewing selvedges onto a muslin foundation, Pam will show you how to make a beautiful pin cushion from the selvedge blocks ... bet you can't make just one! Additional project ideas for selvedge blocks will be discussed in class. Selvedge strips ¾" to 1" wide and at least 4" long can be used.

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wearable vest class

"Pop-Up" Class:

Deb's Wearable Art Vest students had so much fun the first time, that they want to do it again!!

Wearable Art Vest

Deb Wilkinson
Fridays, April 15 & May 13

Join award-winning garment artist Deb Wilkinson to get a good foundation started in color, design and finishing of your own personal art statement. Without extensive tailoring or complicated linings, the vest is versatile and easy to complete assuring your garment is one you will wear.

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jelly roll jams quilt class



Jelly Roll Jams: Wistful

Edie Hines
April 16

With just one jelly roll you can create a wistful way to waggle across
the top of this easy quilt. Edie will bring soup!

Pattern Required: Wistful by Villa Rose Designs - $2.50

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beginning hand quilting class


Slow Stitch Sunday: Beginning Hand Quilting

Janice Demers
April 17

Learn the basics of hand quilting, including discussions on needles, batting, fabric, thread, and thimbles. We will mark, layer, and start quilting. Be ready to hand quilt one of those quilt tops you've tucked away.

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

kitty kitty quilt class


Kitty Kitty

Lawry Thorn
April 18 10:00-3:00
April 19 10:00-1:00

Come meet Bacon Bits, Daisy, Mr. Snuggles and others in this adorable sampler quilt from Elizabeth Hartman.

Pattern required: The Kittens by Elizabeth Hartman - $18.50

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

Customer Appreciation Days

Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23, 2016

Come drop in, so we may show our appreciation to "You," our wonderful Customers!

Enter the Drawing for a JANOME SEWING MACHINE,*
Five $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES for the Stitchin' Post/Twigs,
And a $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE towards a Retreat/Workshop.
Watch for your postcard in the mail!

janome sewing machine giveaway

Featured Quilter - Gwen Marston
Please note: The "Best of Gwenny" Guild Night Out on Thursday, April 21 is full.
Due to limited seating, we can only admit those who have already signed up.

We will also have Morning & Afternoon Sales (15% off selected items), Demos, Refreshments,
& "Make-It & Take-It" Activities, so stop by and enjoy all that we have to offer!

The Janome National Quilt Museum 25th Anniversary machine features 60 stitches and an extension table. This machine also features easy convenience buttons including: Thread Cutter, Start/Stop, Locking Stitch, Reverse, Needle Up/Down and Speed Control Slider. The backlit LED screen with Easy navigation buttons makes finding stitches a breeze. To find more information, click here.

8th Annual Quilt 'til You Wilt Beach Retreat

Overleaf Lodge, Yachats, Oregon
(Price does not include lodging)
Thurs-Sun, Apr 21-24, 2016**

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."

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


We're sorry, this workshop is FULL, but you may request to be added to the waiting list.

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*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.

Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop

Apr 28-May 1, 2016

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

Beginning Machine Quilting was Resheduled
New Date: March 19


Knitting & Crochet Classes



Crocheted Shawl/Scarf

Paula Johnson
April 5 & 12

Do you admire beautiful shawls and scarves? Wish you could have one? Now you can crochet your own!

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

les miserables scarf class


Les Miserables Scarf

Ginn Staines
April 7 10-1, April 14 10-2, & May 19 10-12

This wrap uses dropped stitches to achieve the deconstructed look. We'll felt the wrap when our knitting is finished for strength and softness.
Level: Intermediate

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lace back knitted fingerless gloves class


Lace Back Fingerless Mitts

Paula Johnson
April 19 & 26

Have you always wanted to knit lace but weren't sure if you could? Here is your chance. This pattern has a choice of three different lace patterns to choose from. They are knitted flat and seamed. There is even a beaded version.

Pattern Required: Churchmouse Lace Back Fingerless Mitts - $5

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diagonal lace wrap & scarf knitting class


Diagonal Lace Wrap & Scarf

Pat Drake
April 20, 27, & May 4

This is an easy-to-knit yet elegant pattern. You have your choice of knitting a wrap or a scarf. The choice of yarn weight creates two distinct looks. This project is a beginner's introduction to lace knitting.

Pattern Required: Churchmouse Classics Diagonal Lace Scarf & Wrap - $5

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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.

(For Cancellation Policies for Workshops & Retreats, see information at the bottom of this page.)

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!