Class Cancellation Policy

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To reserve a place in a class, the class fee must be paid at the time you register.  Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe (TDQS) reserves the right to cancel a class if the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and the participant may choose either a full refund or a TDQS credit.  

If a student cannot attend a class, for whatever reason, a refund will be given only if the student notifies TDQS at least one week (7 days) before the class start date.  This is because the teacher needs at least 1 week to prepare for the class, and the teacher and Thistle Dew incur expenses to set up the class.
All you moms, grandmas, and aunties ... come and join Susan and share patterns and ideas to make garments for your special little girl's American Girl (or other 18") doll. Susan will have lots of adorable clothes to share with you. Bring your sewing machine (or knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc.) and be prepared to be creative and have a great time. (4th Thursday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Cost: $ 5.00
Without a doubt the Baltimore Album Quilt is a beautiful quilt with its origins dating to the mid 1850's in Baltimore Maryland. They will always be a favorite heirloom quilt. In this class all levels of students are welcome, as we start with some basic applique skills, and work our way through different techniques for dimensional flowers, inked and silk ribbon embellishments and ribbon and ruched roses. Most techniques are much easier than they look. Join Sandra and start your family heirloom today. Sandra Mollon, 4th Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. $40/class. (No classes in August or December 2018.) Supply list.

Cost: $ 40.00
Janet, the owner of Tenaj Creations in Auburn, CA, has been designing and making jewelry and embellishing fabric projects with beads for over 14 years. In this class, she will talk to you about the several different types of beads available and the best threads and methods to use to embellish your fabric projects with beads. She has an amazing assortment of beads for purchase--Czech, fused, hand-blown glass, Swarovski crystals, fresh-water pearls, bamboo, sterling silver, and more! You can either bring one of your projects to embellish or purchase a kit from Janet to work on. (The kit includes fabric, batting, beads, and thread.) Sun, March 4, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Janet Paehlig.

Cost: $ 25.00
These sessions are for very beginning quilters -- those who have never quilted before. You will use the book Quilting Row by Row to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt. $20/class (Students must pay for the first 4 classes at signup - $80.) 2nd Sun of each month, 12:30 -- 3:30 p.m. -OR- 4th Thu of each month, 5:30 --8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue. The first Sunday class will be January 14, 2018, and the first Thursday class will be January 25, 2018.

Cost: $ 80.00
These sessions are for very beginning quilters -- those who have never quilted before. You will use the book Make Your First Quilt by M'Liss Rae Hawley to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt. $20/class (Students must pay for the first 4 classes at signup - $80.) 4th Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Judy Cummings. The first class will be January 23, 2018.

Cost: $ 80.00
This is a beautiful project for beginning needle-turn applique students. It features four blocks of a wonderful floral design by Kim Diehl. Choose your color palette, learn a new technique, and create a gorgeous quilt. 2nd Thu of the month (Feb-May), 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $100 for four sessions, Judy Cummings

Cost: $ 100.00
These sessions are for advanced beginners and intermediate quilters. If you've done a little quilting, but still have questions, this is the class for you. (If you've never quilted before, you should take a Beginning Quilters' University class first.) Beyond-beginner quilters may choose their own project, but must have completed a quilt top in this series and have their project approved by Judy. $20/class (Students must pay for 3 classes at a time - $60.) 3rd Tue or 3rd Sat of each month, 9:00 a.m.-noon or 1:00-4:00 p.m., Judy Cummings.

Cost: $ 20.00
In the first session you will construct a 14" block using a wide variety of fabrics; cottons, silks, tapestries, velvets, and linens. In the second session you will start the embellishments. You will learn a variety of embroidery and embellishment stitches using different techniques and threads and other materials - buttons, laces, jewelry and other "finds". Basic embroidery skills are required. Toni Jordan; Sunday, April 22 & 29, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $60 for the 2 sessions, supply list.

Cost: $ 60.00
This was Sue's BOM in 2015 and it is stunning! It features African animals, birds, insects, and trees, and uses many different layering and embellishment techniques. You must have prior experience with a Sue Spargo project. Judy Cummings, 2nd Tue, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., April 2017 - August 2018, $35/session. (Students must pay for 3 sessions at a time.)

Cost: $ 105.00
Another beautiful Sue Spargo quilt featuring birds and flowers. Some experience with wool applique and embellishment required. 1st Tue, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning January 2017, Judy Cummings, $70 for two classes, supply list.

Cost: $ 70.00
Come and join Judy to stitch on Sue Spargo's 2018 BOM - Homegrown. You'll have the incentive to keep up with this beautiful block-of-the-month and be inspired by your fellow students. And of course, Judy is there to help you. You must be enrolled in this BOM with Sue Spargo to participate in this group. 4th Mon of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25 per session, Judy Cummings. Students must sign up for three sessions at a time $75..

Cost: $ 75.00
Join Judy for another fun and creative class with a Sue Spargo project. Experiment with colors, textures, stitches, and other embellishments, and make a beautiful peacock wallhanging. 2nd Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning February 10, 2018, -OR- 3rd Mon, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning February 19, 2018, Judy Cummings, $105 for three classes, supply list.

Cost: $ 105.00
This Sit and Sew is for students who have taken one of Judy Cummings' handwork classes and want to come and work on their project. This is not a teaching class or a beginning handwork class. Judy will be available for help only on her projects. Come for a couple of hours or stay all day. 1st Sat of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $10, Judy Cummings. (First class is Feb 3; no class in January.)