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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

The Marula is regarded as a sacred tree in Africa and often the spiritual center of villages. Sue's African Marula design is a blank canvas for you to unleash your embellishing creativity. You will choose your own fabrics and embellishment threads. You can follow Sue's pattern or make yours into a family tree, a travel journal, or anything else you can imagine. The finished size is 25"x 28". This is a class for beginners and advanced stitchers. 4th Tue, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Jun-Aug 2017, Judy Cummings, $105 for three classes, supply list.

Cost: $ 105.00
"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 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
In the first session, you'll learn machine set up and basic shapes and backgrounds and will have lots of time in class to practice. In the second session, you'll take your new found skills and put them to 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. Wed, Aug 9 & 16, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
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. 3rd Mon of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $5.00, Judy Cummings.

Cost: $ 5.00
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. 2nd Sat of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $5.00, Judy Cummings.

Cost: $ 5.00
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, Thu, Oct 5 & 19, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $60, supply list (pattern required for class).

Cost: $ 60.00
This class is for those students who have taken Jill's 2-session beginning Tuffet class. You will complete the sewing of your tuffet top before class, including sewing the heavy thread in at the bottom for gathering. You will assemble the tuffet in this class. (So, this is basically the second part of the 2-part beginning class.) Jill will bring the tools needed for construction, and you can purchase one of Jill's finishing kits ($125) or gather the materials yourself. Jill Schlageter, Thu, July 20, 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m., $30.

Cost: $ 30.00