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OCTOBER 2014 
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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beyond beginning quilting class

Beyond Beginning Quilting
Lawry Thorn
$45
Thursdays, Oct 2, 9 & 23, Nov 13 & 20
9:30 – 12:30

In this technique class, learn how to use the Omni-grid half-square and quarter-square rulers, decrease your cutting time and perfect your piecing skills.  Lawry will discuss different settings for sampler blocks while the blocks made in class could be put together for a table runner or a small wall hanging.

Optional: Quick and Easy Block Tool from C&T will be used in class as a resource ($22.95 less 15% class discount.

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metolius quilted fish class

Metolius
Jean Wells
$45
Fridays, Oct 3 & 17
9am – 1pm

A single trout is suspended in the beautiful waters of the Metolius River, one of Jean’s favorite places on earth.  You can choose to make this wall quilt or expand on the concept and create a larger quilt. (Pattern Included.)

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journey to inspired art quiltingJourney to Inspired Art Quilting
Jean Wells
$60
Saturdays, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3
10 am – 2 pm

Continue your art quilting journey along with Jean on a monthly basis. Her new book, Journey to Inspired Art Quilting, will be the foundation for the course. Each month there will be assignments for you to participate in, a lecture, and critique sessions. The purpose of the club is to continue to feed your creativity and build on your experience in that ongoing journey as an art quilter. You must have previously taken one of Jean’s design classes to enroll in this

*Book purchase recommended:  Journey to Inspired Art Quilting by Jean Wells ($29.95 less 15% class discount)

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christmas projectschristmas projects

 

Off The Wall Christmas Projects
Sue McMahan
$30
Sunday, October 5
10 am – 3pm

This class features ideas for holiday gifts and Christmas stockings.  You can choose to use traditional holiday fabrics or go “off the wall” using fabrics that sing and add lots of decorative machine stitching.  These are simple projects with a dynamite result.

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modern ohio star quilt class

Modern Ohio Star
Tamra Dumolt
$45
Mondays, Oct 6 & 27
9am – 1pm & 9am – 4pm

If you enjoy working with scraps, then this is the project for you.  Tamra teaches a string-piecing technique combined with her innovative use of the Creative Grids 90 degree Double-Strip Ruler.  The results are stellar!

Ruler purchase required: Creative Grids 4 ½” 90º Double Strip Ruler #CGRDBS90
($27.50 less 15% class discount.)

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two for one log cabin two for one log cabin

Two for One Log Cabin
Sue McMahon
$35
Tuesday, Oct 7
9am – 3pm

Log Cabins are always a favorite! Choose to explore a very scrappy small block or a  larger, block with two color-ways. A contrast of colors in the block create an opportunity for the classic furrows layout.

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How to Use Knit Companion
Nancy Russell
$25
Class meets two times: Oct 7 & 21
6 - 8 pm

In this class you will learn how to set up knitting projects in the Knit Companion App. This will help you read patterns and use charts with ease. Knit Companion will keep your place even when the application is closed. Keep all your patterns and information ready at the touch of a key. You will learn how to import a pattern, set up stitch markers and how to set up charts.

Class requirements include: an I-Pad (regular or mini) and the Knit Companion App.
There is a free version but the instructor recommends the full version at $15.99.
Please note that this app is for Apple iOS only and there is not an Android version.

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beginning knitting 102Beginning Knitting 102
Paula Johnson (AB)
$30*
Class meets three times: Oct 7, 14 & 21
10 am - noon

This class is for students who have taken Knitting 101 or have a basic knowledge of knitting. You will increase your skills by learning how to increase and decrease and basic cable and lace stitches. We will be making a scarf and if there is time a cotton washcloth.

*Book purchase required: Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitter’s Guide by Debbie Stoller ($15.95 less 15% class discount.)

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learn to knit fair isle class

Learn to Knit Fair Isle
Catherine Childress (AB)
$40
Class meets two times: Oct 9, 10 am- 3 pm
& October 10, 10 am - 1 pm

Learn to knit in the Fair Isle style while making a head band. Skills learned will be: types of Fair Isle knitting, knitting with two hands simultaneously and following charts. Students will learn to integrate colors into their knitting, They can add multiple colors into one piece and created traditional or modern designs.

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beginning machine quiltingBeginning Machine Quilting
Lawry Thorn
$30
Sunday, Oct 12
10 am – 3pm

Have you wanted to make a quilt, but don’t know where to begin? This class is for those with little or no quilting experience. Learn how to rotary-cut fabric and piece together basic quilt blocks, while making a sampler-style quilt. Lawry will take you start-to-finish through your choice of a 6-, 9-, or 12-block sampler.
Note: Attendance at first class is mandatory.

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sew on the go mat carrierSew on the Go Mat Carrier
Peggy Lindsay
$40
Monday, Oct 13
9am – 4pm

This jazzy mat carrier is pieced with three different fabrics. It is an extra large tote with a pocket on the inside that will hold an 18 ¾ ” x 24 ¾ “ cutting mat. It’s colorful, stylish and perfect for taking to class or retreats. It will also hold, and protect the large 18’’ x 24” acrylic sewing table that many quilters use, or other supplies you would take to a class. This is a great way to carry your cutting mat and  other supplies.

Book purchase required:  Sew on the Go by Cindy Taylor Oates ($15.50 less 15% class discount)

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bird dance club

Bird Dance Club
Tamra Dumolt
$30
Tuesdays, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10
9 - noon

Begin with a neutral background and go bold with color as you create your own version of Sue Spargo’s Bird Dance quilt.  In this monthly club, Tamra will share tips for working with wool and show you how to create texture using a variety of embroidery stitches from Sue Spargo’s book Creative Stitching.

Book purchase required:  Bird Dance by Sue Spargo ($28.95 less 15% class discount)

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olive tree revisited

 

Olive Tree Revisited
Joyce Boyd
$35
Saturday, October 18
9am – 3pm

Making a Christmas wall hanging from this pattern was a stretch of my imagination.  It's a fresh, new approach for this popular pattern.  Either select Christmas fabrics or another color-way to make it yours.  Using the paper-piecing technique you will create a unique wall hanging while learning about color contrast and "doing your own thing" using a pattern as a guide. (Pattern Included.)

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journal making by valori wells

A “Colorful” Journal with Valori Wells
Valori Wells
$30
Sunday, Oct 19
10 am – 3pm

This fun project is right out of Valori’s new book due out in October. She will supply the paper, paints, some stamps, fabric scraps, and some images. And you can add your own personal images and fabrics to the mix. You will explore mixed media techniques in creating the pages and then stitch it together with colorful thread.

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fingerless mitts knitting classCabled Fingerless Mitts
Pat Drake  (ADV BEG)
$30 
Class meets two times: Oct 23 & 30 
9 am - noon

Surprise your family and friends with this pair of eye-catching ‘mitts”. With simple cables and a hole left for the thumb, this is an easy project and a perfect choice for a handcrafted gift. Think mittens with cables are too difficult? Think again! Skills learned include: cable, seaming techniques and working and maintaining n established pattern.

*Book purchase required: 60 Quick Knits From America’s Knit Shops ($17.95 less 15% class discount)

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cutting edge jacket class

 

Cutting Edge Jacket
Peggy Lindsay
$40
Friday, Oct 24
9am – 4pm

A fun quick sew jacket to sew for all occasions. It reveals a rough refinement with raw edges, thats right raw edges. This jacket looks great in denim with facings cut in cotton or the wrong side of the denim,  It is accented with contrasting linear stitching detailed in the facings. You can make either a mid hip or lower hip length. The jacket closes with a single large snap. (Pattern Included.)

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Tea Party with Alabama Chanin
Patti Calande
Free
Saturday, Oct 25
10 am – 2 pm

We invite you to experience the world of Alabama Chanin. Garments, quilts and accessories featuring hand-sewn projects from the Alabama Chanin Studio Book series all made by Patti Calande of Bend, Oregon will be shown.  Patti is a Certified Sewing Instructor with Alabama Chanin and we are very fortunate to be able to offer this workshop.

We hope you will be inspired to create something special for yourself or for someone in your life, using 100% organic cotton jersey, grown and processed in the USA.
Light refreshments will be served.

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Tuesdays with Tamra (Club)
Tamra Dumolt
$15
Tuesdays, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 30
9 am - Noon

If you don’t like lugging a heavy sewing machine to class and prefer the peace, tranquility and portability of hand stitching projects, then this is the club for you!  Join Tamra & friends each month as you make progress on a hand stitching project of your choice.  Enjoy conversation and bonding time as we inspire one another and share helpful tips for creative hand sewing.

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modern machine quilting class

Modern Machine Quilting
Pam Raby
$80
Wednesday & Thursday, Oct 29 & 30
9am – 4pm

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.

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crazy log cabins quilt class

Crazy Log Cabins
Pam Raby
$45
Friday, Oct 31
9am – 4pm

Curious about improvisational patchwork? Then this is the class for you! Relax and kick up your heels while making crazy patchwork centers. Contrasting wonky “logs” surround the centers to create giant log cabin blocks – nine blocks make a throw quilt (54x72”); sixteen blocks make a queen quilt (80x96).

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Color Key for Classes:

Quilting and Sewing Classes have a White border.

Clubs (In-Person or by Mail) 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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