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 April, August, and December 2018.) Supply list. Class subjects -- May - Fabulous Flower Centers: Learn to make a fuzzy flower center with a frayed fabric and a Yo-Yo, stacks of cast on bullion knots, and beads. June: Sandra's Silver Vase and Layered Roses -- Pattern provided by instructor at no extra charge. July and September: Elly's Frog with ultrasuede and silk ribbon. This block has so much detail, we will work on it over two months. The block is in the quilt at Thistle Dew.

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, July 22, 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. -OR- 1st Wed of each month, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue. The first Sunday class will be January 14, 2018; the first Thursday class will be January 25, 2018; the first Wednesday class will be March 7, 2018.

Cost: $ 80.00
Learn how much fun it is to applique on wool and make your piece unique and beautiful using different stitches and threads. This beginning class will use Sue Spargo's small flower sampler. Judy has been teaching Sue Spargo classes for years, and is an expert at the techniques and a wonderful teacher. These classes fill up fast, so sign up soon. Judy Cummings, 1st Mon, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Aug 6 - Dec 3 (no September class), $65 teaching fee, $35 kit fee, supply list. (Students must purchase the kit.)

Cost: $ 100.00
You've probably been hearing a lot about Big Stitch Quilting. Big Stitch Quilting is hand quilting with a larger thread and needle, and it adds beautiful color, depth, and texture to quilts. You can use straight lines or use a more intricate design from a quilting stencil. With the variety of threads and designs, the possibilities are endless. Bring a project to quilt or just bring something to practice on. Fri, July 6, 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Beth Kondoleon, $20, supply list.

Cost: $ 20.00
Here is another beautiful, usable Sue Spargo project. Join Judy for a fun class learning felted wool applique, fabric layering, and gorgeous embellishments with all kinds of threads and stitches. This project is great for beginners, but more advanced students will love it, too. Judy Cummings, 2nd Mon (June 11, July 9, August 13, 2018), 9:00 a.m.- noon. $45 for three sessions. Students must purchase pattern.

Cost: $ 45.00
In this class, you will create your own design -- it can either be all confetti or a mix of fussy-cut fabrics and confetti. For inspirations, look at paintings by Impressionists -- flowers, trees, pathways, etc. Once your design is complete, you can sew the project into a wall hanging or quilt. (You probably won't get to the point of needing your sewing machine in class, but you might want to put your machine in your car, just in case.) Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $45 class fee includes 4 packages of pre-made fabric confetti.

Cost: $ 45.00
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
This was the 2016 Sue Spargo BOM and features whimsical coffee cups. Judy will guide you through the process of creating your unique masterpiece using Sue's design. We have lots of wools and embellishment threads for you to work with. Some experience with wool applique and embellilshment is required. (This is not a beginning class.) Judy Cummings, 1st Tuesday, beginning April 3, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $35/session. Students must pay for 3 sessions at a time.

Cost: $ 105.00
Create a beautiful and unique pincushion with Sandra Mollon. Sandra has won several national awards for her Baltimore Album and art quilts, and we're happy she's teaching another class with us. She'll have several embroidery designs from which to choose, and she'll teach you many fun embroidery techniques. You can purchase a kit to turn your creation into a pincushion, or you can frame it or use it in another project. This would make a great gift! Sandra Mollon, Sunday, August 5, Noon - 4:00 p.m., $35 teaching fee, supply list.

Cost: $ 35.00
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
In the first session, you'll learn machine set up and basic shapes and backgrounds and will start to practice machine quilting. In the second and third sessions, you'll work on a continuous line design which you can use as a small wall hanging or pillow. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn from a wonderful instructor. Dana is an award winning machine quilter with many years of machine quilting and teaching experience. Mon, July 16, 23, & 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn Hand Quilting - Start to Finish. Join Alice Calhoun on your handwork journey ... learn the techniques or improve your skills. This class includes piecing, applique, trapunto, and quilting ... all by hand! You may bring your own project or use one of Alice's design. She'll help you with whatever quilting handwork you want to learn. Alice Calhoun, 3rd Sunday, beginning May 20, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., $25/session.

Cost: $ 25.00
Yet another beautiful project from the book, "Gorgeous Wool Applique"! You'll learn how to applique on wool and enhance your project with different embellishment threads and stitches. Beth will also teach the "big-stitch" quilting technique to finish your project. Beth Kondoleon, 4 sessions - 1st Sat --Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., supply list (including the book).

Cost: $ 80.00
Another beautiful project from the book, "Gorgeous Wool Applique"! You'll learn how to applique on wool and enhance your project with different embellishment threads and stitches. Beth will also teach the "big-stitch" quilting technique to finish your project. Beth Kondoleon, 3 sessions - 3rd Tue, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $60, supply list (including the book).

Cost: $ 60.00
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
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.)

Celebrate summer with this jewel-tone, whimsical wool sampler. The blocks in the book are beautiful with simple stitches, but Beth will help you take yours to the next level by adding more embellishment stitches. Come into the shop to see the samples, and we're sure you'll be hooked. You will sign up for three classes at a time (one block per class). Beth Kondoleon; 1st Sunday - May 6, June 3, July 1; 12:30-3:30 p.m., $60 for three sessions . (This class is for students who took the first series starting in June 2017. There is a new class scheduled for beginning students.)

Cost: $ 60.00
Celebrate summer with this jewel-tone, whimsical wool sampler. The blocks in the book are beautiful with simple stitches, but Beth will help you take yours to the next level by adding more embellishment stitches. Come into the shop to see the samples, and we're sure you'll be hooked. You will sign up for three classes at a time (one block per class). Beth Kondoleon, 2nd Thursday beginning June 14, 5:30 - 8:30p.m., $60 for three sessions.

Cost: $ 60.00