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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.  


Classes

"This funky design features a textured bird on an embellished tree branch, layered leaves, flowers, and berries. Construction of the tote utilizes layering of wools, velvets and cotton fabrics to create fun dimension and texture." This was designed as a tote, but you could also use it for a pillow or small wallhanging. Great beginner class! 2nd Mon, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Apr-Jul 2017, Judy Cummings, $80 for four classes, supply list. (This class if full.)

Cost: $ 80.00
Sandra Mollon has exhibited her exquisite quilts all over the U.S., including Houston and PIQF, and has won many awards. This class is open to all levels, and you can start the class at any time. In each class you will learn a new technique. ---- JAN - Getting started in applique, prepared edge applique technique, with hand sewing; recommended blocks: Ruched Rose Lyre or similar block with a vine and leaves. FEB - Ruched rose with optional rick rack center. MAR - Basic cutwork revised; recommended block: Fleur de Lis or Double Heart. ---- Sandra Mollon, 4th Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. $40/class (Students must pay for 3 classes at a time - $120.) Supply list, including any of Elly Sienkiewicz' books.

Cost: $ 40.00
This charming wall hanging (28"x28") by Lynette Anderson features cute woodland animals and uses many techniques - piecing, applique, embroidery, and yo-yo's! Judy Cummings, 4th Mon, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Jan-May (no Feb class), supply list. $80 (4 sessions @ $20).

Cost: $ 80.00
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 Sun -OR- 2nd Tue, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning April 2017, $35/session. (Students must pay for 3 sessions at a time.)

Cost: $ 105.00
Have you always wanted to try Foundation Paper Piecing but did not know where or how to start? If so, then this Block of the Month is the class for you. In this class we will begin with the simpler blocks to get your feet wet and progressively get to the more complicated blocks. By the end of 2017 you will have a beautifully pieced quilt, a quilt to cherish for years and years, and a great understanding of foundation paper piecing as well. Foundation Paper Piecing is very accurate, very addictive, and a very fun way to quilt. Come and join Dana and she will show you all the tips and tricks. 3rd Tue beginning Feb 21, 2017, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., -OR- 4th Wed beginning Feb 22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue, $20/class. Students must pay for 3 sessions at a time ($60).

Cost: $ 60.00
This little wall hanging causes oohs and aahs from viewers of all ages. It brings back memories and is a very doable quilt. First, you build a barn, board by board. Then you put on the roof, do some thread painting, and voila, you've built a barn. Next, grow a mature tree, using fabrics, yarns, trims, etc. Sue has even used the webbing from an Easter ham on one of her trees! So don't miss out on the fun. You CAN do this. Sue Rohrke, Thursday, June 8 & 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., supply list.

Cost: $ 72.00
Can't quite get the hang of free motion quilting? Come join Beth as she shows you how to quilt with your walking foot. You will learn some basics of the walking foot, then move on to do some matchstick and crosshatch quilting. We will explore using some of your decorative stitches along with quilting some curves, circles, and radiating designs. Beth will demonstrate which templates you can use to make life easier. So come join the fun and start quilting those tops! May 4, 1:00 -4:00 p.m. and May 5, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Beth Kondoleon.

Cost: $ 40.00
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at art techniques on fabric or make an art quilt? This 4-hour class will give you an introduction to printing on fabric so you can create your own surface designs that can be worked into any textile art project. Sandra Mollon, Friday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., $40 teaching fee, supply list.

Cost: $ 40.00
Using Angela Lawrence's new book, you will make a wall hanging and learn several different needle-turn applique techniques. You'll end up with a beautiful piece to hang in your home and have learned many new skills. Judy Cummings, 4th Tue, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Mar-May, 2017, supply list, $60 (for 3 sessions).

Cost: $ 60.00
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 will take the Beginning Quilters' University classes on Wednesdays.) 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
Kari has created her own wonderful design and used it for several years of beginning quilting classes. While making this quilt, you'll learn techniques beyond the usual beginning piecing, including curved piecing and applique (machine and hand). Of course, Kari will also cover all the other basics, too. Kari MacDonald, 1st Wed -OR- 1st Thu of the month, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $20/class, supply list. Students must sign up for three months at a time. The signup fee for the first classes will be $75: $15 registration fee and $60 for the first three classes. After that it will be $60 for three classes.

Cost: $ 20.00
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 three blocks that Beth completed (pictured here), 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 - Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6; 12:30-3:30 p.m., $60 for three sessions. Students must purchase the book, Summertime Sampler, and other supplies.

Cost: $ 60.00
"The most important thing in a dress is the woman wearing it." That's the theme of this Crabapple Hill Studio quilt. The 64-1/2 square quilt features 13 blocks of embroidered sundresses and a pieced border with Dresden plates and star blocks. Beth made hers using the "Forever Love" fabrics by Eleanor Burns, and it's beautiful! Beth Kondoleon, 1st Saturday beginning Feb 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - noon, $120 for 6 sessions, supply list. Students must purchase pattern.

Cost: $ 120.00
Tuffets are all the rage! They can be whimsical, elegant, scrappy, or made to match any room. This is a 2-session workshop, and you'll have a completed tuffet at the end of the class! Session 1 is sewing and learning the technique to make the foundation pieced Tuffet cover. Covers are finished at home prior to Session 2. In Session 2, we assemble the upholstered form. The instructor will bring the tools needed for construction. Tuffeteers can purchase one of the instructor's finishing kits ($125) or gather the materials themselves. Pattern purchase is required ($28). You must be an intermediate quilter/sewer and have a good working knowledge of your sewing machine. Jill Schlageter, Wed, Apr 12 & 26, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., $60, supply list (pattern required for class).

Cost: $ 60.00
Robyn designed this whimsical wall hanging. It's made of wool with fun embellishments and would look adorable in a nursery or a child's room. Robyn Babb, 3rd Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., starting 5/21/17. $30/session. Students must pay for the first four sessions to enroll. Patterns will be distributed in class ($5 each month). Supply list.

Cost: $ 120.00
This beautiful pillow is the perfect introduction to wool applique. Beth will show you how to applique on wool and then teach several embellishment stitches to add dimension and a very unique look to your project. You will learn backstitch, chain stitch, bullion knots, French knots, and more. Beth Kondoleon, 3 sessions - Wednesday, March 15, April 19, and May 10, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $60 teaching fee, $30 for kit (includes all wool and wool threads needed). Students will need to purchase the book and embellishment threads.

Cost: $ 60.00
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 - Wednesday, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., supply list (including the book).

Cost: $ 60.00