Quilter's General Store Classes

As always, class supplies are 15% off and you always receive a 15% discount on all purchases made the day of class! (Some exclusions may apply)


Please note: During this pandemic time, we have our classroom setup to assure proper social distancing and ask that all teachers & class participants wear a face mask during the class session. The classroom is thoroughly cleaned & sanitized before & after each class. Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes are available in the classroom. Class size is limited to 10 participants in accordance with guidelines.

By participating in our class offerings, the Participant recognizes the risk of possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases and knowingly & freely assume all such risks. Further, by participating is these offerings, the Participants agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact QGS if he/she experiences symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating in this event with QGS.

Beginning Quilting Class


Spring 2021 Session

Watch for the scheduling of our Beginning Quilting, 6 Session Series coming next Spring. Final dates will be announced in January 2021.


Cost: $75


For those of you who have basic sewing knowledge and have always wanted to make a quilt, the time has arrived! In this class we will teach and guide you as you begin your quilting journey! This 6 session course will introduce you to quilting, with a focus on choosing fabric, proper tools, seam allowances, cutting, thread, etc. Basic knowledge of your sewing machine is a prerequisite.



Sample of Stitches

Have you been wanting to learn more about wool embroidery? There are lots of beautiful projects out there! In November we are starting a new class series to introduce you to wool embroidery. You will learn about pattern transfer, basic and decorative stitches, and all about the materials/products involved in this fun hand stitching technique, all easy to complete, and for a minimal investment! Each month you will make a small project which later you can combine all together.

Instructor: Robin Heinen

Dates: Monthly, Second Saturday of each month, starting November

Time: 10 am to Noon

Class Fee: $15 per month, includes pattern

Required Booklet: Hand Embroidery (Stitches-at-a-glance)

Class Supply List available at Sign Up

Materials available at the Shop

Call the Shop today to sign up!



Here is another opportunity to expand your wool embroidery skills! This class will introduce you to numerous embellishment techniques plus tons of decorative stitches! Each month you will receive all of the buttons & beads/sequins to complete 5 decorative circles. You will learn the stitches for the month, select your beads/sequins for each circle and start applying them to your background. Be aware that there will be students with different experience levels. Chances are we will not finish any one circle while in class so there will be homework every month. Robin’s goal is to teach you all the steps to create these BLING-TASTIC beauties!

Instructor: Robin Heinen

Dates: Monthly, Second Saturday of each month, starting November

Time: 1 to 4 pm

Class Fee: $90, for 6 month program

Required Booklet: Hand Embroidery (Stitches-at-a-glance)

Class Supply List available at Sign Up

Materials available at the Shop

Call the Shop today to sign up!




Are you interested in building your skills & the accuracy of your piecing? Then QGS has the program for you! This year we will be offering the Tucker University series of classes. Each class covers a different Studio 180 Design tool along with ways to expand the use of the tool. Students will make 4" finished units so that they can combine and create new blocks. The creativity is contagious!

Each session we will demonstrate a specific ruler and the various design options the ruler gives you. There will be no class fee for this series but the purchase of the Studio 180 Ruler being featured and the accompaning Design Sheet and Technique Sheet will be required. In total there will be 6 sessions offered over the next year. Ruler costs vary from session to session, from approximately $20 to $50 and the Design Sheet and Technique Sheet are $7.75 each. As with all our classes you will receive a 15% discount on the ruler purchase and any other purchases the day of class. We are certain that you will find it a valuable tool in your piecing.


These classes resume in 2020, meeting each month on the first Saturday from 12:30 pm to 3 pm, starting on January 4 or the Wednesday following that first Saturday, same time/place.

Schedule of classes coming in 2020:

"Baker's Dozen" 12 month series of Tucker University


6. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star - January 2020

7. Corner Pop - February 2020

 8. Split Rects - - March 2020

 9. Diamond Rects - July 2020

10. Large Square Squared - August 2020

 11. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star - Advanced I: Strip Pieced, Liberty &   Banded Lemoyne Star - September 2020

 12. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star - Advanced II: Fussy Cut, Lemoyne as Triangles & Blazing Lemoyne Star -- November 2020



Class Cancellations

Every class we offer has a minimum number of students required to hold the class. When that minimum is not met, the class will be cancelled.  We do cancel our classes 2 weeks prior to the actual class date when that minimum is not met. At that time, a the full class fee is refunded.  Also, if you need to withdraw from a class you have signed up for, you need to notify us at least 2 weeks prior to the class in order to receive a refund.  Thank you!



 Quilter's General Store...A quilter's destination
for supplies & inspiration!


      6903 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL 61108

Shop Hours Monday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Closed Sunday