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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 current restrictions in accordance with state 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.


Bench Pillows For All Seasons


Join us for a class on making Bench Pillows on April 17th from 10 am to 3 pm. For the Spring Season “April is Blowin’ In” has been selected. Those blustery, wet days of April really do prepare us for the beautiful days to come.

Jan will guide you on cutting and fusing your shapes to the pillow top, then machine appliqueing around the shapes, and finally showing you how to make the envelope style backing to finish the pillow.

Instructor: Jan Frederickson

Date: April 17, 2021

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Class Fee: $24

Purchase of Book is required. Kits are available.


This flag will wave with pride in any area of your home or office. A great symbol of the country that we live in. This wall hanging is made with 2” and 3” strips sewn together and then re-cut. This is a fun project and once you see how it goes together, you will want to keep going to get it done.

Instructor: Polly Black

Date: May 15, 2021

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Class Fee: $24, Patten included in this fee


Beginning Quilting Class

 Spring 2021 Session
Watch for announcement on Fall Class later this summer.

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.


Spring 2021 Session starting Wednesday March 17; 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.


6 Sessions total.


Minimum of 3 students per class required to conduct the class.


Class Schedule: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28


Instructor: Robin Heinen


Cost: $75





Several of you who participated in our Tucker University offering in 2019/2020 asked about refresher classes on the rulers. Well, this is our first approach to doing this!




This will be a fun way to review several of the rulers taught in our freshman year of Tucker U. The mystery quilt requires the use of the Corner Beam™, Diamond Rect™, Square2™, Corner Pop™ and Tucker Trimmer™ I, five (5) tools total from Studio 180 Design. A mystery quilt is also a fun way to create a great design, with encouragement within a group. Each clue for this quilt focuses on one of these rulers. So, for each month we will focus on one ruler. A review of its use will be the first order of business. Then we will finish the afternoon up by sewing several of the units required for the quilt size you choose. This allows us to “cement” the ruler technique through repetitive completion of blocks. You also have the “help” of fellow students and the instructor! Of course depending on which quilt size you choose, you may get all your sewing done for the month, so no “homework” for that month!

Three size options, from a Lap/Throw, Twin, & Full/Queen, are available so that you can choose the size project that works best for you. Clues to the mystery will be given each month at this class. When you sign up you will receive the first Clue which gives you the fabric requirements. Subsequent clues will be available the day of class each month. Of course, participating in the afternoon of sewing is optional. The reveal of the entire design will happen in the last month.

This Mystery is specifically directed at those who have taken our Tucker U classes, but it is available to anyone as we will be reviewing/instructing the tool use each month.

There is no cost for this event. Purchase of the specific ruler would be required. We would be happy to help you select your fabrics or perhaps you can pull it from your stash! As always, you will receive 15% off all purchases for this class as well as 15% off your purchases the day of class.

This is an 8 month program, meeting on the First Saturday of Month or the Wednesday following the first Saturday, starting Saturday March 6 OR Wednesday March 10, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. This class will be Clue 2 (Month 2).

2021 Mystery is starting in January!


Inspector "Clu-Sew's” 2021 Mystery Quilt will be starting in January. Choose from two sizes and two setting options to create a beautiful surprise upon completion. Each month for 6 months you will receive a clue that presents cutting and piecing instructions for a portion of the quilt. In the final month, the setting options will be revealed to complete the quilt.

First clue is available January 1st. You must pick up your “clues” each calendar month! Once the month is past, those instructions will not be available! The finished size before adding the optional borders is 48” x 60” (border option is 6”) or 64” x 80” (border option is 8”).

This is a 3-color quilt. There is no class fee, but fabric purchase is required. As with all our classes, a 15% discount for class materials is given. “Clues” will be for PICK-UP at QGS only! NO MAIL OUTS!!

Call the Shop to sign up today.

Fabric requirements will be available upon sign up.


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!


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!



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