Below you will see a list of classes for quilting, clothing, and small gifts. They are arranged in order of time and date, and the class descriptions are further down the page.
Because of our limited space, most of our classes have a maximum of four students, and the quilting classes have a maximum of three students. If you are interested in taking a class, please stop by the shop to sign up and pay for the class. We will run the class even if we have one student, so please don't heasitate to sign up (or, get a group of friends together to take all the slots!) You can also call the shop to sign up at (207) 338-8422.
If a class does not have any students signed up for it within 24 hours of the start time, the teacher may decide to cancel the class. So, please sign up well in advance to make sure the class will run, and if you plan to stop in at the last minute for a class that you haven't signed up for, please call in advance if you live far away, as there might be a chance the class won't be running.
Three Wednesdays: May 10th, 17th, and 24th, 10am to 12:30pm - Design and Make your Own Log Cabin Quilt Top
Mondays, May 1st from 11am to 1pm - Pop-Up Baskets
*** If you want to make a pieced outside for your basket such as with the Thicket Panels, class will start at 10am ***
Three Mondays, May 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 10:30 to 1pm - Garment Sewing Class
Two Mondays, May 8th and May 15th from 6 to 8:30pm - Introduction to Sewing
Thursday, May 25th from 1 to 3:30pm - Sewing with Knits on your Home Sewing Machine
The Linden Sweatshirt or Lark Tee from Grainline
No-Sew Craft Classes
Design and Make Your Own Log Cabin Quilt Top
In this class, students will get to design their own Log Cabin design, choose the fabrics for their project, and then make the top. Students will work on their quilt tops both in the class and at home. Some quilting knowledge is very helpful. If you know how to sew but have never quilted before, you could take this class, but should be prepared that you might need much more time than the other students, and might not be able to finish your quilt top within the few weeks that this class is over.
Cost: $75 plus materials for three 2.5 hour classes
Materials Needed: Quilting fabric, your machine, and the basic quilting supplies you need for your machine. We will provide cutting mats for use during the class.
Teacher: Abby Gilchrist
Garment Sewing Class
In this class we will help you through your pattern/s of choice. You can work through a different pattern each week, or focus on one pattern for the whole class. Bring a pattern you have already started and are having trouble with or come to the class without a pattern or fabric picked out and we will help you get started. During class you will get help with your project, as well as hearing the advice and help the others are getting.
Cost: $75 for three 2.5 hour classes
Materials: The pattern, fabric, your machine, and the basic supplies you need for your machine and project. We can probably provide a machine if we know in advance.
Teacher: Katy Day
Sewing with Knits on Your Home Sewing Machine
In this class, we will cover the basics of sewing knits with your home sewing machine. We will help you adjust your sewing machine to get a good stitch for knits, and then use the skills we have covered to make one of the following garments: The Lark Tee is a women's pattern that has four neckline options and four sleeve options, offering you a lot of design options. The Marianne Dress with short and long sleeve options is a sweet beginner's pattern. The Ashland Skirt or Culotts is available in both children's and adult sizes. Please see the individual class listing to see which pattern we will be working with.
Cost: $25 for a 2 1/2 hour class
Materials: Your sewing machine with at least a zig zag stitch option, a walking foot for your machine (or a serger), ball point sewing needle, a twin stretch needle (optional), the pattern, fabric, matching thread, and other basic sewing supplies
Teacher: Katy Day
Make any size Pop-up basket you would like! We will go from start to finish and cover different interfacing options for the baskets as well as ways to add quilt blocks and other adjustments, into your project.
Cost: $20 for a 2 hour class (or $30 if you are making a pieced outside and need to come early for an extra hour before the class starts)
Materials: The pattern, fabric, interfacing, thread, and pop-up frame needed for your project
Teacher: Abby Gilchrist