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QUILTING, SEWING, KNITTING, & CROCHET CLASSES

(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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feather quilt by allison glass

Feathers
Jackie Erickson
$20
Monday, May 4
5 – 8 pm

Anyone for a little archery? That’s what I think of when I see this quilt. This is an easy foundation pieced quilt. Choose fabrics that reflect your personality or your outdoor surroundings.  I used Valori Wells’ new fabric line “In The Bloom” because the fabrics are so bright and cheery. This is an excellent quilt for a quilter who would like to try foundation piecing but might be a little apprehensive about it.

Pattern purchase required: Feathers by Alison Glass, ($12.50, less 15% class discount)

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fabric painting qith inks workshops

Fabric Painting With Inks
June Jaeger
$80
Wednesday and Thurs, May 6 & 7
9 am – 4 pm

Here is your chance to do something off the wall. Using Tsukineko inks as paints, you will create your own fabric picture.  Texture, “dry-brush” and innovative painting will be covered. Finishing and quilting to enhance your painting will also be discussed.

You may purchase your own supplies or you may buy a kit in class for $40.00.

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briefcase tote bag class with jean wellsCranberry Chutney (new!)
Dede Gilchrist
$30
Friday, May 8
9am – 3 pm

This quilt looks challenging, but it's really very easy! Start with a group of fabrics that you like, cut some squares and strips and the fun begins as you design each block as you go.

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Cranberry Chutney
Dede Gilchrist
$30
Friday, May 8
9am – 3 pm

This quilt looks challenging, but it's really very easy! Start with a group of fabrics that you like, cut some squares and strips and the fun begins as you design each block as you go.

briefcase tote bag class with jean wellsBriefcase Tote (new!)
Jean Wells
$20
Monday, May 11
10 am – 2 pm
A perfect tote for carrying a laptop, file folders, knitting projects, etc. The rectangular shape can be easily adapted for a e-tablet or make it larger for a big project. Here is an opportunity to show off your creativity by improvisational piecing the outside or make it using full pieces of fabric.

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

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moda simply woven quilt - happy jackie erickson

Happy
Jeanne Sellgren
$25
Thursday May 14
4 – 8 pm

This is a great quilt that anyone would enjoy wrapping up in! Choose a pallet that reflects the recipient’s personality and your ready to go. Assembling the quilt is quite easy. Cut and insert strips as you go! All of the strips are 2 ½” wide. So dip into your stash of 2 ½” strips and begin cutting. The pattern is a free download from MODA Bakeshop called “Simply Woven” by Jessica Kelly. You can print your own pattern or I will print one for you for a printing fee of $2.50.

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Hip To Be Square (new!)
Dede Gilcrest
$30
Thursday, May 14
9am – 3 pm

Using only 12 fabrics and 6 different blocks, you end up with a fun quilt with lots of color variation. This quilt is a nice large "snuggle b y the TV' quilt at 68" x 80".

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Surface Design Saturday

$20
Saturday, May 16 – 9:30 am - 3pm
(Surface Design Classes are not eligible for Class Buster pricing.)

Exploring Resists
Martha Sanders

Glue Tattoo?  Vaseline as a Resist?  Scribble, paint, scrape, and stamp your way to a fun and easy treatment of fabric using water based glues and petroleum jelly!  Martha takes the out the mystery and inserts the fun.

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little pieces quilting class with pam raby

Little Pieces
Pam Raby
$40
Thursday, May 21
9am – 4 pm

Discover the charm of finished 3” Ohio Trail blocks in this simple yet dramatic quilt!  Simple channel quilting fills the modern, negative space around a row of miniature blocks in the center.  Color placement makes each block unique – a great study in color and value.  Pam will share tips and tricks for precise piecing the small but mighty blocks!

Pattern Required: Little Pieces by Galloping Pony Studio (Price TBA)

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sequoia tree quilt class pam raby

Sequoia
Pam Raby
$40
Friday, May 22
9 am – 4 pm

Explore color gradations with the bold, striking Sequoia quilt, an original quilt design by Pam Raby, Loved to Pieces Quilts. Learn to use the “V-Block Trimmer”, a trim down ruler from Studio 180 Design that makes easy work of the triangular units for the trees and border. Pam will share more ruler tricks to complete the dramatic, large scale Sequoia blocks.

Ruler Purchase Required: (Price TBA)

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modern machine quilting class

Modern Machine Quilting
Pam Raby
$80
Sat & Sun, May 23 & 24
9 am – 4 pm

Pillows, buckets and bags ... what a fun way to learn free motion quilting! After practicing a few basic free motion moves to build skills and confidence, we’ll learn several easy designs and make quilted fabric buckets, a quilted pillow with a binding finish and a small, handy zipper bag. Each project can be quilted with free motion stitches, straight or decorative stitches using a walking foot or combinations of both.

Book Required: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli (Price TBA)

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Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, & Erin Gafill

May 25–28

Kaffe Fassett , an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is wildly acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. Kaffe teaches quilt makers all over the world to learn to work with color in an instinctive way.  His unique sense of color and drive to create, combined with his desire to encourage others, has let to he reputation as a guru in the world of color and textiles.  http://www.kaffefassett.com/

Brandon Mably, an avid and enthusiastic teacher, has learned that most people have buried in them a sense of color and design.  Helping his students discover that design sensibility continues to inspire and motive Brandon’s work.  http://www.brandonmably.com/

Erin Gafill is an award-winning painter, writer, and teacher with deep roots in California’s history. She is cofounder of the nonprofit Big Sur Arts Initiative, founding member of Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, and author of "Drinking from a Cold Spring, a Little Book of Hope." She teaches and exhibits in several countries and across the United States. “Through color and form and line and texture, I paint to evoke the awe I feel here at home – to convey the place beyond the place.”  http://www.eringafill.com/

kaffe fassett snowball quilt workshop

Sunny Snowball
Patchwork with Kaffe & Brandon

At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday, May 25, 2015
9-4 pm
(FULL)

erin gafill painting workshopGet In, Get Out, Get On With It!
Painting with Erin Gafill
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday, May 25, 2015
9-4 pm

How much more could you create if you weren’t second-guessing yourself, or walking away from the easel too soon? During this workshop, you can learn tricks and practices to bring you back, including working in a series, setting a timer, and working with household painting brushes and torn paper collage. Experiment and have fun with exercises that take twenty minutes or less. By utilizing short blocks of focus and surprising methods, you can awaken creative thinking and move into perceiving and expressing instead of over analyzing. Artist-teacher Erin Lee Gafill and her husband, photographer Tom Birmingham will offer ample demonstrations of technique, feedback, and encouragement.

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kaffe fassett gridlock quilt workshop

Gridlock
Patchwork with Kaffe & Brandon
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9-4 pm
(FULL)

Kaffe Fasset LectureLecture: Colour & Inspiration
with Kaffe Fassett

At the Stitchin' Post
$20
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
(Lecture Time TBA)

Kaffe is a master colorist and this will give you insight into how he processes what he sees and feels and works with it in his various art forms. If you have never come to one of his talks then put this on your bucket list. It is very worthwhile and you will leave full of ideas. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

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color knitting workshop with brandon mably

Concentrate on Color
Knitting with Brandon
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9-4 pm

Besides being very entertaining, you will find Brandon a very inspirational and knowledgeable colorist and knitter.

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erin gafill painting workshopCreative Jumpstart
Painting with Erin Gafill
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9-4 pm

Let’s get going quick! Sometimes the best way to find your creative voice is to start before you inner critique has time to notice. Today is lots of fun with fast paced, multi-media exercises. Don’t get bogged down in second guessing your work, just pick up your tools and make another, and another…

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screen printing workshop with valori wellsscreen printing workshop with valori wellsScreen Printing with Valori (new date!)
Valori Wells
$45
Saturday, June 6 - 9am – 2pm
& Sunday, June 7 - 9am – 1pm

In this workshop you will learn how to print on fabric using the silk screen printing technique. For this experience you will print using my screens and learn how to mix ink and print on fabric that I supply. In the second half of the class, you will experiment on your own fabric. There will be an overview of how to make your own screen, as well as ideas on how to use the prints. You will go home with some wonderful prints and full of ideas. The second day you will take your prints and make a small project; pillow, small wall hanging, or a simple bag. $10 Lab Fee payable to teacher.

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Knitting & Crochet Classes

felted vases class with pam moss

Felted Bowl (new!)
Pam Moss
$30
Saturday, May 2
12 – 4 pm

Learn the magical art of transforming loose fibers into a durable three-dimensional piece of art. This technique will give you the basics for other 3-d pieces such as bags and Christmas stockings.  Best part.......
It's light weight and non-breakable!

*$17 lab fee payable to instructor.

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racin raindrops knitted scarf class with pat drakeRacing Raindrops
Pat Drake
$30
Mondays, May 4 & 11
10 am – 1 pm

An intriguing "raindrop edged" triangular shaped scarf that can be knitted in two different lengths from fingering-weight yarn. Create the shape by working sideways from end to end, increasing to the depth at the point of the triangle followed by decreasing. And the raindrops? Glass beads!

*Pattern purchase required: Racing Raindrops by Churchmouse Yarns($7.00 less 15% class discount)

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lacy Nuno Felted Scarf class with Pam MossLacy Nuno Felted Scarf (new!)
Pam Moss
$30
Saturday, May 9
12 – 4 pm
Light enough for summer, dress it up, or go casual; this versatile scarf will add the finishing touch to any outfit. Using silk gauze and merino top, I'll share my techniques to create this fabulous piece in just a few hours.  You'll leave with a finished scarf and the tools to make gifts for all your friends.

*$5 lab fee payable to the instructor

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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

CLASSES
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!

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