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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.

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, Jan-June, 2019, Judy Cummings, $120 for six classes, supply list. CLASS IS FULL. Note: April class will be April 15, not April 8.

Cost: $ 120.00
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.) NOTE: Feb 2019 class will be Feb 14 2019.

Cost: $ 5.00
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, (1st Wed of each month, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue. NOTE: This class started in 2018 and is not open to new enrollees.

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. The first Sunday class will be April 14, 2019.

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 to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt. $20/class (Students must pay for 4 classes at a time - $80.) 3rd Thu of each month, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Beth Kondoleon. First class is on January 17, 2019.

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 to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt. $20/class (Students must pay for 4 classes at a time - $80.) 3rd Thu of each month, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Beth Kondoleon. First class is on January 17, 2019.

Cost: $ 80.00
This Project Sew is for students who have taken one of Beth Kondoleon's recent classes and want to come and work on their project and get some more help from Beth. 1st Sun of the month, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., beginning Feb 3, 2019, $10 per class, Beth Kondoleon.

Cost: $ 10.00
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.

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
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
Join Jennifer to make Crab-apple Hill's Spring Sampler, featuring lovely spring blossoms. This is a beginning embroidery class and the project is also embellished with wool leaves and beading. (Jennifer will give you ideas for finishing the sampler, but the patchwork borders will not be done in class.) Second Thursday, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Jennifer Adams, $60 for three sessions, supply list. (Students must purchase pattern and kit [wool and beads]).

Cost: $ 60.00
In this class, Penny will help you to create an 18-in. square pictorial fabric collage one piece at a time. This is a small, fast paced class to learn a process that is applicable to the creation of any fabric collage. When it is available, students should take a photo of the class sample to help determine the size of the many scraps and pieces needed and the vast variety of colors. Each student should use her own color choices. Batiks are preferred as both sides can be used and they do not fray. (Several of Penny's pieces are on display in the Thistle Dew classroom. They will give you an idea of the techniques used.) Mar 12 & Mar 13 (Tue&Wed), 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. -OR- Apr 8 & Apr 9 (Mon&Tue)), 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., -OR- May 6 & May 7 (Mon&Tue), 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Penny Hanscom, $80. Supply list.

Cost: $ 80.00
Join Dana for a fun 2-hour workshop, and learn the basics of foundation paper piecing. Instead of using paper templates, you will use a template printed on muslin, so you don't have the extra step of removing the paper. The first workshop will feature a Crazy Quilt block; the second, a Flying Geese block; and the third, a Pineapple block. If you've ever wanted to try foundation piecing, this is the class for you. Bring your sewing machine and enthusiasm to learn something new. Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. - Noon (Log Cabin), 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Pineapple), or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Crazy Quilt), $10 per 2-hour workshop, Dana Lahargoue, Supply list.

Cost: $ 10.00
Want to learn how to free motion quilt on your home machine? Come join the fun with Beth as she teaches you the basics in this beginning level class. She will introduce you to several stitches along with tips and tricks for free motion quilting. Fri, Apr 26 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Beth Kondoleon, $40, supply list.

Cost: $ 40.00
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. Wed, Apr 10, 17, and 24, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue.

Cost: $ 60.00
This was the 2017 Sue Spargo BOM and features beuatiful flowers and birds. 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, Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 23, (more to be scheduled), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $30/session. Students must pay for 3 sessions at a time.

Cost: $ 90.00
In this class, students will have an understanding of sewing a basic pattern and will come with a project of their choice to sew while in class. This is a sewing class that will allow student to receive help with their garment and help with fit. This is an advanced class. Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Jennifer Adams, $25.

Cost: $ 25.00
Harmony is a great introduction to English Paper Piecing. It's a simple, beautiful project, so you can learn the technique and have a project that can be easily finished. (This is a beginning paper piecing project, but to finish the project, students should have beginning quilting skills.) Monday, June 10 & 17, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40 for the two sessions, Dana Lahargoue, supply list. NOTE: The pattern shows appliques flowers, but Dana changed them to English Paper Pieced flowers.

Cost: $ 40.00
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! Friday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.. - 3:30 p.m. Beth Kondoleon, $40, supply list.

Cost: $ 40.00
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.

Cost: $ 60.00
Join Beth in this whimsical Crap-apple HIll block-of-the-month The blocks feature vintage trailers and, of course, witches stitchin' and are done using tinting and embroidery. Students must pay for the first 4 classes at signup - $80. Beth Kondoleon, 1st Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, $60 for the three sessions.

Cost: $ 60.00
Come and join Judy to stitch on Sue Spargo's 2019 BOM - Forest for the Trees. 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. 3rd Mon of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $30 for 3 session, Judy Cummings. NOTE: April 15 class has been moved to April 22.

Cost: $ 30.00
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. Come for a couple of hours or stay all day. 2nd Sat of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning Feb 9, 2019, $30 per class, Judy Cummings. Students must pay for 3 classes at a time.

Cost: $ 30.00
Brighten your home or make a wonderful gift with this delightful Basket of Love wall hanging (32" x 32"). It features a fun technique, the "5-Minute Geese Block". Choose some fun fabrics and get ready for spring! Thursday, May 16 and 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40 for the two sessions, Dana Lahargoue.

Cost: $ 40.00