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OCTOBER 2015 
QUILTING, SEWING, KNITTING, & CROCHET CLASSES

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

 

chain of fools

 

Chain of Fools

Candy Woods
$35
Thursday, October 1
9:00-4:00

If scrappy is your forte, this is a great way to use up those leftovers to create a colorful quilt from Jen Kingwell's Chain of Fools patterns. Pattern is easily adaptable for different sizes.

*Pattern Purchase required: Chain of Fools by Jen Kingwell ($16.00 less 15% class discount)

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carnival lettering pillow

 

Carnival Lettering

Candy Woods
$35
Friday, October 2
9:00-4:00

Create colorful letters with Jen Kingwell's alphabet templates from her "Carnival" pattern
which can be used in many projects.

*Pattern Purchase required: Carnival Lettering by Jen Kingwell ($16.00 less 15% class discount)

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Felting Fundamentals

Margit Elkin
$140 (includes lunches)**
Saturday & Sunday,
October 3-4
9:00-4:00

Learn the fundamental techniques of traditional wool wet felting in this 2-day explorative workshop. Wet felting is a process requiring lots of soapy water and a physical workout of rubbing, pressure, and agitation to form a dense fabric of permanently interlocking fibers…there is no knitting or weaving. You will discover the unique qualities of wool and learn to blend, layer, rub, and roll it to create an array of fun, functional, fashionable, and decorative pieces that your friends and loved ones will covet. Come join the fun and ignite your creative spirit! Be prepared for a physical workout!

No previous felting experience required. Lab fee not included.(**No discounts apply.)

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timeless tunics sewing class

 

Timeless Tunics

Deb Wilkinson
$35
October 5
9:00-4:00

This tunic is straight up no chaser! No darts, no zippers, no button holes, no set-in sleeves. Easy, versatile, and fun. Come play with us to learn the MANY looks of this all-around fabulous tunic.

*Pattern Purchase required: Timeless Tunic by Deb Wilkinson ($17.50 less 15% class discount)

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Tink. Drop. Frog.

Michelle Bernstein
$20
October 5
2:00-4:00pm

Recognizing mistakes, picking up dropped stitches, un-knitting stitch by stitch (tinking), laddering down knitting to fix errant stitches (dropping), tearing out rows at a time (frogging), and fixing other common mistakes. We'll even look at life lines!

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Thrill of the Thrumb

Michelle Bernstein
$20
October 5
6:00-8:00pm

Thrumbelina is a thrummed slipper, filled with fluffy woolly goodness. These babies are cushy, comfy, and warm! The thrums will eventually felt down and be a custom fit for your foot. They are all business on the outside and a party on the inside!

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bali bamboo table runner


Bali Bamboo Runner

Lawry Thorn
$25
October 6
10:00-3:00

Enjoy the process of selecting a fat quarter bundle that makes you sway in the breeze. Add some high-contrast accent fabrics and come learn how to turn it all into art for your table.

*Pattern Purchase required: Bali Bamboo Table Runner by Beyond the Reef ($9.50 less 15% class discount)

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Blocking: It's Magic!

Michelle Bernstein
$20
October 6
10 am-12:00 pm

We'll discuss why, when, and how to block your knits. Topics will include wet blocking and steam blocking, and we'll have a hands-on blocking demonstration with volunteer participation. You will be amazed at the difference blocking makes!

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whimsical folk art creaturesWhimsical Folk Art Creatures

Kristin Shields
$70
October 8-9
9:00-4:00

If you have ever looked at folk art animal quilts and textiles and wondered if you could do that, the answer is YES! In this class students will learn Kristin's design and hand-stitching techniques to make a folk art animal quilt. On day 1 we will begin with some warm up drawing exercises. Students will then design a folk art animal to applique to a pieced background. Day 2 will be for embellishment, quilting and various ways to finish the edges.

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Churchmouse ClassicsWelted Cowl & Infinity Loop

Pat Drake
$30
Oct 8 & 15
10:00-1:00

Your choice! The always-wearable Cowl, or an Infinity Loop that you can wear long and elegant or twist double for twice the coziness! Purl welts create a sculptural effect and reversibility potential. A wonderful introduction to circular needles for the beginning knitter. This is a tried and true design that will be knitted again and again.

*Pattern Purchase required: Welted Cowl & Infinity Loop by Churchmouse ($5.00 less 15% class discount)

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gravity block of the month

 

Gravity Block of the Month Club

Tamra Dumolt
$85
3rd Tuesdays through June: October 10, November 14, December 12...
8:30-9:15

Don't try to resist the attraction of Julie Herman's latest block-of-the-month quilt, Gravity. Tamra will moonwalk you through this stellar quilt with simple-to-follow instructions and no pesky Y-seams. No need to bring sewing supplies to club meetings--meeting time is intended for fabric pick up and instruction only. Participants will receive enough fabric to complete two subtly monochromatic blocks per month, for a total of 18 blocks, creating a beautiful color-burst effect: $85.00 (includes shipping for mail order).

A finishing kit of black to light grey background fabrics is also available. Orders must be received and prepaid by April 15, 2016. Background kits will be available for pick up with final set of center medallion blocks in June: $84.00 (additional shipping charges will be added to mail orders).

*Book Purchase required: Gravity by Jaybird Quilts ($29.95 less 15% class discount)

(Hex-N-More and Super Sidekick Rulers are stongly suggested, but not required.)

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Gravity BOM Book Only: $29.95 [Add to Cart]

Hex N More Ruler: $24.00 [Add to Cart]

Super Sidekick Ruler: $27.95 [Add to Cart]

basic improvisational quilting workshop

 

Basic Improvisational Quilting

Kristin Shields
$35
October 10
9:30-4:00

Have you ever wondered how those "improv" quiltmakers do it? This class is for newbies or those who need more practice with this type of piecing. Students can use their samples in a small improve art quilt or make the beginning of something larger. We will work primarily in solids, because they make many of these techniques easier, and for the bold statement they make.

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log cabin in the roundTraditional Quilt Series - Log Cabin in the Round

Jean Wells
$25
(Series is every 2nd Sunday Sept-Dec)
October 11
9:00-4:00

Come create a fun and whimsical Log Cabin quilt with Jean. A varying intensity of fabric gives this quilt a bit of boldness and a contemporary feel. Finished block size is 7 ¼". Each round of a block consists of the same fabric creating a square-within-a-square look. Each block has three rounds making this quilt fast and easy!

knitting class - two socks from the toe up uisng the magic loop methodTwo at a Time Toe-Up Socks
Using the Magic Loop Method

Paula Johnson
$40
Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2
10:00-12:00

This class is for advanced beginners. have you always wanted to knit socks, but were afraid to ask? This class will teach you how, and help you avoid the dreaded "second sock syndrome." Join us, as we enter the wonderful world of sock knitting!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Beginning Drop-Spindle Spinning

Paula Johnson
$35
October 17
10:00-5:30 pm

Have you ever dreamed of spinning fiber into yarn? This class is for you! We will be spending the day learning to spin yarn on a drop spindle. Join us for a fun day together.

Cashmere Katzchen Shawl

Paula Johnson
$30
October 20, 27
10:00-1:00

This shawl is asymmetrical. You will be using short rows and cable stitches. It is really beautiful in lace-weight yarn, but you could also use fingering weight yarn.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Big Easy Hatfest

Pat Drake
$45
October 23, 30; Nov 6
10:00-1:00 pm

A great start to knitting hats and just in time for Christmas gift giving. Learn the skills required to make the jump to circular knitting while having the ease of straight-needle knitting. Create 2 hats with 2 distinct looks. Learn to create ribbing, to decrease, and to seam. Super easy patterns!

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jelly roll zinger - jelly roll race quilt class

 

Jelly Roll Zinger

Edie Hines
$55
Monday, October 26 9:00-4:00
Tuesday, October 27 9:00-1:00

This super-fast jelly roll quilt slips in a "zinger" every so often. It's super easy, lots of fun, and Edie will be bringing her famous soup!

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fabric painting qith inks workshops

Fabric Painting With Inks

June Jaeger
$80
Thursday & Friday, October 29-30
9am - 4:00pm

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 for $40.00.

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Windy Waters Shawl

Sharyl McCulloch
$20
Monday & Tuesday, October 29
10:00-2:00pm

This is a beautiful reversible shawl. It is open to your own color and size interpretations - think "painting with yarn": a water theme with whitecaps and color shadings, or maybe a summer meadow with lacy foliage, even a holiday theme! Can be knit in yarn weights of fingering/sport and bulkier for larger shawl. Class will include pattern, ideas for creative adornments, and resources.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

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best friends

Best Friends

June Jaeger
$80
Saturday & Sunday, October 31-November 1
9:00am - 4:00pm

Create a look-a-like wall quilt of your personal pet!  You will learn to draw a pattern of your dog, cat, horse, or…with the aid of a projector.  You don't have to be an artist to reproduce your special animal.  This makes a great gift for that special person in your life, or just to give yourself an everyday smile.

*Book Purchase required: Best Friends,
Animal Portrait Quilts
by June Jaeger ($24.95 less 15% class discount)

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Color Key for Classes:

Quilting and Sewing Classes have a White border.

Art Quilting Classes are in Orange.

Beginning Quilting & Sewing Classes are in Purple.

Knitting & Crochet Classes are in Blue.

Clubs (In-Person Only) are in Yellow.

Clubs (In-Person or by Mail) are in Green.

Clubs (In-Person & On-Line) are in Pink.

 

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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