Aunt Marti's Finishing School for Wayward Quilts
Are those unfinished quilts getting you down? Maybe you need just a little help or just the motivation to finish them up. Let Marti help you move those quilts from wayward to finished.
Come and sew in our classroom all day. The staff working in the store will be available to answer questions and provide help. Please sign up in advance to reserve your space.
This is a sampler quilt designed by Marti Michell featuring Ultra Violet Catalina fabric from Maywood Studios. Learn to use Marti Michell's templates and see just how accurate your finished blocks can be!
Do you love precuts? Using the Precut Primer from Me and My Sister Designs, join the party to learn to stitch up a different quilt each month. We'll start with a simple first-grade level and go through twelfth grade using mini charm packs, charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls fat eighths and fat quarters!
Join Marti as she helps you plan and grow the beautiful quilt garden that is the Quilter's Patch. During this 12-month project, you will grow and refresh your quilting skills.
Jelly Roll Party
Put those jelly rolls you've been collecting to good use! Each month, we'll make a quilt top using 2 1/2" strips plus one or more background fabrics. The class is free with purchase of pattern and jelly roll.
First Thursday Mystery
Continue with Sonya as you unfold this popular mystery quilt. For more information, see the First Thursday Sampler page with links to Sonya's videos.
Long Time Gone
Long Time Gone is a quilt from Jen Kingwell made up of traditional blocks. This quilt would be great made from scraps, reproductions, modern, or batik fabrics. Really almost anything would work to make this quilt your own.
Fat Quarter Fun
Sit and sew a fun quilt each even numbered month using fat quarters. Make one quilt or all of them. The sample is at Ruth's Stitchery the month before each class.
On the Horizon
This stunning quilt by Whirligig Designs is available in your choice of two sizes, 108" square or 54" square. The required kits are made up of beautiful batiks.
Mid Summers Day
This six-month block of the month pattern was designed by Sherri Falls. We will be using Poetry prints by 3 Sixters for Moda. Sonya will guide you through a different block each month.
Fancy Forest/Raspberry & Cream
Choose to make one or both of these quilts during this block party. Fancy Forest is a delightful sampler quilt featuring several animals. Raspberry & Cream is a more traditional sampler quilt designed by Marsha McCloskey. The fresh colors bring to mind a summer day.
Join the fun every month as we master new techniques for embroidery with any embroidery machine. Learn about design, placement, stitch combinations, stabilizers and the effects of embroidery on different fabrics and fibers.
Knit A Long
Join Mimi on the second Wednesday of every month and let her help you with your knitting projects.
Tonga Forest Floor
The Tonga Forest Floor quilt by Wing and a Prayer Designs is a twist on tradition featuring twelve 12" blocks nestled in a log cabin setting. Replacing a standard border is an easy pieced border that frames the quilt interior, showing off the beautiful range of custom-selected batiks.
Beginning in March, you will learn 61 different embroidery stitches and stitch combinations, get a small project pattern each month and receive 180 hexagon motifs. Many people work the motifs in wool, but the projects are optional. You are welcome to just learn the stitches and work on your own projects. The purpose of the class is to learn how to "stitch" while you make wonderful small projects or blocks for a quilt.
this is an on-going group formerly dedicated to applique. this year we are expanding it to cover all types of "slow stitching" - think handwork. Examples of slow stitching include applique, embroidery, English paper piecing, hand piecing, hand quilting and wool work. If you enjoy the slower pace of handwork, this group is for you!