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SEPTEMBER 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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beginning knitting class

Beginning Knitting 101*
Paula Johnson (BEG)
$30 +BKS
Class meets three times: Sept 9, 16, & 23
10-noon

Make a scarf as you learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, rib stitch, and binding off to complete the project. New skills will include learning to read a pattern, understanding gauge, and joining yarns. 

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

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applique 101 class

 

Applique 101
Tonye Belinda Phillips
$35
Tuesday, Sept 9
10 am – 4 pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to do needle-turn hand applique? It 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 and give it a whirl!

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briefcase tote class


Briefcase Style Tote
Jean Wells
$25
Thursday, Sept 11
Noon – 4pm

A perfect tote design for carrying a laptop, file folders, knitting project, etc. The rectangular shape could be easily adapted for an IPad or made larger for a big project. (Pattern Included.)

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absolutely beginning quilting classAbsolutely Beginning Quilting
Lawry Thorn
$50
Thursdays, Sept 11 & 18, Oct 2, 9 & 23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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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birch bark quilt class

Birch Bark
Annette Caldwell
$30
Friday, Sept 12 9am – 3pm

This generous lap/cuddle quilt is made of strips and contrasting bars.  Using quick cutting and easy construction techniques, strips are randomly cut up and reassembled with a bar of contrast and then sewn together into strata that become blocks.  You’ll be well on your way to finished quilt top! (Pattern Included.)

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dear jane quilt club

Dear Jane Club
Jeanne Sellgren
$20
Fridays, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
5 – 8 pm

Dear Jane Club is back!  Do you just love making these little 4-1/2” blocks?  Have you started making them and want to get back to them?  Have you always wanted to make a Dear Jane quilt?  Jeanne is back with her delightful enthusiasm to get you started or keep you going! 

Book purchase recommended:  Dear Jane by Brenda Manges Papadakis ($25.95 less 15% class discount)

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Mini-Mystery Club
Lawry Thorn
$15
Saturdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
8:30 – 9:15 am

Who doesn’t love a mystery quilt project?  Lawry has a mystery project that will keep you guessing! After each meeting, you will go away with sewing tasks, then come back the following month for the next clue. In the final session, Lawry will “unveil” the finished quilt, and you get to share your creative quilt with its own unique touches.

*If you live out of town, or can’t get to our monthly classes, you can still participate using mail order. 
Just let us know, so Lawry can mail the instructions to you each month.

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Saturday Sampler

Saturday Block Sampler Club
Lawry Thorn
$85
Saturdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10,  Feb 14, March 14
9:30 – 10:15

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Make this contemporary sampler using the Quick Curve Pattern and Ruler.  With Lawry as your guide, you’ll find these big blocks work up quickly and easily. Class price includes pattern, ruler and several fat quarters to get you started, you’ll be choosing fat quarters from Lawry’s special selection each month and can use some of your own fabrics to make this as contained or scrappy as you like.   At the first class meeting you’ll also receive a gift card you can use to help purchase your background fabric.

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Surface Design Series
Valori Wells, Helen Brisson, Kathy Shaker, Jean Wells
$20/session
Saturdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
11 am - 3 pm

surface design workshopCreate personal imagery and build a unique portfolio with our Surface Design Series. We have asked several local Fiber Artists to share their special talents with us and give you plenty of time to explore a new technique and incorporate your personal style.

In September, Valori Wells will offer Screen Printing.  October’s session will feature Helen Brisson sharing her unique techniques using Decolorant.  In November, Kathy Shaker will be demonstrating Thermofax printing and you’ll have a chance to make your own screens. December brings us Jean Wells and Block Printing.

We have more exciting techniques planned for the winter including Monoprinting, making rubbing plates, using found textures and natural materials, deconstructed screen printing and shibori.
(Lab fees will range from $5 – $10)

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how do you cut your layer cak quilt workshp

 

How Do You Cut Your Cake?
Lawry Thorn
$30
Sunday, Sept 14
10:30 – 3:30

Choose your favorite layer cake and a sashing fabric and create this fun quilt.  The 10” layer cake squares are cut, sewn together, and then the fun begins.  Decide how you want to arrange the blocks – the possibilities are unlimited.

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fabric painting qith inks workshops

Fabric Painting With Inks
June Jaeger
$80
Mon & Tues, Sept 15 & 16
9am – 3:30

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 $30.00.

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mini quilts clubMini Quilts Club with Jackie
Jackie Erickson
$40
Tuesdays, Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 16
4-7 pm

Join Jackie as she makes a Mini Quilt of the Month. Using Jaybird Quilts patterns and your regular ruler, or the Mini-Hex N More tool, along with your chosen color palette, you will have a collection of your own Mini Quilts by the end of the year. (Patterns Included.)

You can also follow along and join in the fun “virtually." 
The day after class, we’ll post photos on our Facebook page--and you can share your photos too.

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shawl collared cowl

 

Shawl Collared Cowl
Ginn Staines (AB)
$30
Class meets two times: Sept 18 10-1
and Sept 25 10-noon

This cozy button-up cowl will keep you fashionably warm all through the colder months.  Knit up in chunky alpaca yarn, this is sure to be your favorite luxurious accessory. The cowl looks great over a long sleeve top, or as a splash of color under your winter coat.  It also makes a great quick to knit gift.  Students will learn about short rows, how to make buttonholes and ho to increase and decrease.

 

*Pattern purchase required: Shawl Collared Cowl by Never Not Knitting through Ravelry: $6.00.
(Note: You will need to download this pattern. We can show you how here at the store.)

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paper piecing clubPaper Piecing Club
Joyce Boyd
$20
Fridays, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
1:30 – 4:30

Join the fun of paper piecing in this new monthly club. Here’s what you can expect, plus more:

  • Monthly mini challenges - Monthly Show & Tell from students -
    Brush up on your paper piecing techniques - Sewing time for paper piecing during club time - Explore different techniques for paper piecing - Explore blogs & websites dedicated to paper piecing - Keep abreast of new notions, books, and patterns available - Tips galore - Learn to convert various type patterns into paper piecing projects - Each month explore a different theme. Example: Paper Piecing Stars

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ooh la lace shawl knitting class

Ooh La Lace Shawlette
Paula Johnson
$30
Class meets three times: Sept 20, Oct 11, Oct 25
10 am - Noon

This is a beautiful shawlette using fingering weight yarn. It can be knit in a small or large size. There is just enough of a challenge to make this project interesting. We will learn to coose the correct yarn, knit from a chart and how to block lace.

Pattern purchase required: Ooh La Lace  Shawlette by Michele Bernstein ($6.00 less 15% class discount)

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nest quilt class

Nest
Teri Wood
$35
Friday & Saturday, Sept 27 &28
10 am – 1 pm

If you’ve ever looked at birds nests, you will see how a bird adds different layers and textures using whatever product is available including things like lint, twigs, etc. In this class we will be taking a lesson from the birds and learning to layer and add depth with a variety of textiles and colors to create a unique next of your own. (Pattern Included.)

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metro rings quilt club

Metro Rings
Laura Simmons
$35
Monday, Sept 29
9am – 3pm
Pattern included.

Jean was so taken with this quilt when she saw it at market. The construction is really easy,  not like the ones made years ago. This will be a one-day class covering block construction and the final setting of the blocks. Laura will also discuss quilting ideas. Then you are all set to finish your double wedding ring. (Pattern Included.)
You will need to purchase the Quick Curve Ruler ($22.00 less 15% class discount)

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Tula Pink Project  - The Adventure Continues (Club)
Jackie Erickson
$20
Mondays, Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 29
5:30 – 8pm

tula pink city blocks class

Join Jackie and friends once a month, as we work our way through Tula Pink’s book with a fresh new take on quilting, called 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. Each block has a full color photo of the finished block and easy to follow instructions. They can be completed in about 30 minutes. Make 10 blocks or complete all 100–The choice is up to you. This club is designed around you. We want you to be inspired to design a quilt that reflects your lifestyle and personality. Maybe you would like to make a quilt with your mother, sisters, daughters, or granddaughters? Well, you can with this club!

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wonky circle table runner class

Wonky Circle Table Runner
Peggy Lindsay
$35
Tuesday, Sept 30
9am – 3 pm

Add a modern splash of color to your table with this improvisational table runner. No need to fear curves, they are easy and not supposed to match. You can choose solids or scrappy and if you are enjoying the process, you can even make it two sided. (Pattern Included.)

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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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