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Class Cancellation Policy

Click on the name of the class to see the teacher, schedule, and other information for that class.

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
These sessions are for very beginning quilters -- those who have never quilted before. You will use the book Modern Quilts Block by Block by Emily Dennis to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt. $20/class, 3rd Thu of each month, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Beth Kondoleon. Students may start this class any time during the year, as long as there is space available. Must sign up for 3 classes at a time. No class Jan 16, 2020.

Cost: $ 60.00
These sessions are for very beginning quilters -- those who have never quilted before. (You must have a sewing machine and know how to use it.) You will use the book Holiday Wishes to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt. $20/class (Students must pay for 4 sessions at a time - $80.) 2nd Sun of each month, 12:30 -- 3:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue. Class started April 14, 2019. No August class; two September classes - 9/8 and 9/29.

Cost: $ 80.00
Come and help make blankets for the Sutter Roseville NICU. A blanket on top of an isolette helps retain warmth, muffles noises, and allows parents to easily identify their baby, and the blanket goes with the family when the baby's stay at the NICU is finished. Bring supplies to make a blanket of your choice (quilted, knitted, crocheted, fleeced, etc.) and a potluck dish to share. Finished blankets should be 36"x36". This is a good opportunity for young people looking to fulfill community service requirements. If you would like to donate supplies or participate on your own at home, contact Susan. 3rd Friday of each month, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cadence Court, by Sassafras Lane, is a gorgeous paper-pieced quilt featuring 12 wedge designs. Each design is repeated 2X in the quilt. You can make this like a color wheel, use batiks, or any fabric combination you choose. The book includes foundation patterns and templates, a coloring sheet, swatch sheet, and eight suggested color ways to give you inspiration. Dana Lahargoue, 4th Thu, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb 27, $20/class. Students will sign up for 3 sessions at a time. Students must purchase pattern. Supply list.

Cost: $ 60.00
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, May 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 Quilting class first.) Students may choose their own project, but must have their project approved by Judy. 3rd Tue of each month, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Judy Cummings, $20 per session.

Cost: $ 20.00
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 Quilting class first.) Students may choose their own project, but must have their project approved by Judy. 3rd Tue of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Judy Cummings, $20/session.

Cost: $ 20.00
This design is not as difficult at it may look. The blades are constructed using 2-1/2"strips that are sewn together and then cut out. There are several layout designs to choose from, and the border is extra special, so grab your fabrics, cut strips or use a precut package, and begin making your version of this awesome design. Saturday, Feb 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Anelie Belden, $45 teaching fee. Supply list; students must purchase pattern.

Cost: $ 45.00
This is a beautiful, modern, whimsical quilt by Australian designer, Wendy Williams. The quilt measures 54" x 58", and is made of cotton with wool flowers. Of course, you can put your own spin on it. It uses piecing, applique, and embroidery. Beth Kondoleon, 3rd Sunday, beginning February 16, 2020, $75 for three classes. Students must sign up for three classes at a time and purchase pattern. Supply list is on the pattern.

Cost: $ 75.00
In this class, you will learn to make a 16-1/2" x 22-1/2" fabric-collage art quilt using one of your favorite 4"x6" photos. The photo can be a landscape, a portrait, or a still life. Penny will show you the techniques to transform the photo into a beautiful quilt. Fri & Sat, Mar 6 & 7, - OR- Thu & Fri, Apr 2 & 3, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Penny Hanscom, $80 teaching fee. Supply list plus $6 materials fee.

Cost: $ 80.00
This is an award winning quilt designed by Wendy Williams, an Australian designer. It is felted wool appliqued on cotton/linen and then embellished. It features a circle of houses around whimsical gardens. 3rd Wed, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Beth Kondoleon, $20/class. Students must sign up for 3 sessions at a time. This class started in 2019, but you can begin at any time. Just let us know you're a beginner.

Cost: $ 60.00
In this class you will take your inspiration from Sue Spargo's work and design your own masterpiece. You'll start by creating a pieced and layered background, add a design (flowers, birds, etc.), and then embellish it. Judy Cummings, 2nd Tuesday, beginning Jan 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $75 (for 3 sessions), supply list. Students must sign up for 3 sessions at a time.

Cost: $ 75.00
Come and join Judy to stitch on any of Sue Spargo's blocks of the month. Work on Sue's current BOM or finish one of her past ones. Judy Cummings, 3rd Saturday, beginning February 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $75 (3 sessions),

Cost: $ 75.00
If you've never done a Sue Spargo project before and want to learn wool applique and embellishment, this is the class for you! You have two options: (1) Sign up for Sue's 2020 block of the month for beginners, "Chirp", or (2) If you want a simpler, less expensive project, make Sue's needlecase, "Bird and Bloom". Judy Cummings, 4th Monday, beginning January 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $75 for 3 sessions. If you want to do "Chirp", you must sign up for the program with Sue Spargo. For more information, go to www.suespargo.com/ then click on "Shop", then click "2020 Block of the Month Programs", then click on "2020 Blcok of the Month Programs-Choose Type". Scroll down to read about "Chirp."

Cost: $ 75.00
This is a pieced and embellished quilt, highlighting Sue's three weights of Eleganza (perle cotton) in the embellishment. You will select your own fabrics and threads to make this beautiful quilt (46" x 62"). Judy Cummings, 2nd Saturday, beginning Jan 11, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $75 (for 3 sessions), supply list. Students must purchase Nature Trail book. Students must sign up for 3 sessions at a time.

Cost: $ 75.00
This Project Sew is for students who have taken one of Judy Cummings' Sue Spargo classes and want to come and work on their project and get some help from Judy. This is not a beginning handwork class. Judy will be available for help only on Sue's projects. 4th Tue of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning Jan 28, 2020, $10 per class, Judy Cummings. No class in February.

Cost: $ 10.00
Join Judy and make this "fun flock of cheeky birds, stitched onto a bright blue background and embellished with a rainbow of perle cotton threads". 3rd Monday, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Judy Cummings. $75 for the three sessions. Students must have Inspirations magazine #102. Supply list is in the magazine.

Cost: $ 75.00
Sit & sew for handwork on Sunday.

Cost: $ 5.00
Come learn to make a professional looking tunic out of linen or cotton. Students will achieve a perfect fitting tunic by learning the basics of pattern alteration and sewing construction. This is the perfect top for a summer in Sacramento. This pattern is available through a second hand market only and quantities are limited. 4 sessions, 4th Saturday beginning Feb 22, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Jennifer Adams, $100 teaching fee.

Cost: $ 100.00
Sacramento History Group meeting at Thistle Dew