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Events and Classes

Shoppe Policies   NA   Staff  
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In the event of bad weather, if West Delaware School cancels classes, we will cancel classes as well. If you are unsure, please call the shop at (563) 927-8017 before you travel.

If you do not see a class that interests you or the time does not work for you, all you need to do is find two friends, call us with what you would like to learn, and we'll schedule a class for you and your friends. 

 
Return the Favor   Free   Carol Dighton  
1st Tuesday of each month @ 5:00 or later...  

Return the Favor is a group that meets once a month to make quilts for displaced children in the area.  We make quilts for toddlers-high school students that have transitioned into foster care through Lutheran Services of Iowa.  There is a job for everyone: sewing, cutting, sorting, and pressing.  We provide a light supper and usually work until close to 8:00. Our first meeting will be on January 3. 

 
Gone Quiltin'   Free   Kathy H.  
6:30-8:00 PM: The third Tuesday of each month  

Join this great group every 3rd Tuesday of the month, right at the shop, as we share and laugh and learn from each other.     Some plans for the year?  Participate in a mystery quilt, maybe some fun challenges involving Iowa-based designers, or learning new ways to make traditional quilt blocks.....and it just goes on from there!   There is no cost - just lots of fun with fellow quilters, who will make you ooh and ahh, laugh a little bit, and always take away something new learned.   So - mark your calendars for the 3rd Tuesday of each month - 6:30pm -   Come and have fun with us! 

 
Mini Professional Tote   $30+   Kim Duncan  
Saturday, September 23: 9:30-3:30  

This tote features 10 pockets, including a padded free standing zipper pocket in the lining to hold your tablet. On the ouside there are two patch pockets, a zipper pocket to hold things secure, and two pleated sidepockets that will hold a bottle of water, umbrella, or sunglasses.  Inside the tote, along with the tablet zipper pocket, there is another zipper pocket sewn into the lining, a gathered pocket and 2 patch pockets. 

Note:  Prior to coming to class all pieces much be cut out and fused ready to start sewing. 

 
Beginning Applique   $20+   Kathy W.  
September 28: 6-9 PM  

Kathy will take you through the basics of raw edge applique as you make this cute candy corn towel.  She will also discuss the laser cut kits that are available.  Pattern and towel purchase is required.

 
Beginning Paper Piecing: Four Square Starburst   $20+   Marianne  
October 9: 1-4  

Ready for some paper piecing?  Marianne LOVES to share her enthusiasm for the technique.  She's made a cute Christmas project for you to complete.  You'll be ready for your holiday decorating or it would make a great hostess gift .  Pattern purchase required.  Kits are available.

 
The Ultimate Travel Bag   $30+   Kim Duncan  
Saturday, October 14: 9:30-4  

The perfect travel companion, this functional bag includes a comfortable padded adjustable carrying strap and quick-grab side handles, as well as a handy strap across the back to help secure the bag to rolling luggage.  With a zippered and slip pockets on the front, back and ends as well as a full zippered pocket and three more slip pockets inside the bag will keep everything organized and close at hand.  Buttons on the bottom reduce wear.  Pattern purchase is required.

Note:  All pattern pieces will need to be cut out and fused prior to class so the time can be spent sewing.

 
Spinning Star Christmas Table Runner   $20+   Carol D.  
October 18: 1-4 or 6-9  

The 30 degree Starburst ruler from Creative Grids is so versitile.  Carol will teach you the tricks of using a template while creating stunning blocks with ease.  Template purchase is required.  Kits will be available that will include the free pattern for the runner.

 
Customer Appreciation Event   :-)   Staff  
Saturday, October 21: 9-4  

Save the date!  More details to come as the time gets closer!

 
Cover Up Sewing Machine Cover   $20+   Kathy H.  
Monday, October 23: 6-9 PM  

It's time to spruce up your sewing space.  How about a new cover for your machine?  You will be able to choose several options to make the cover perfect for your machine.  Pattern purchase is required.

 
Itty Bitty Geese   $20+   Brenda M.  
November 14: 1-4 or 6-9  

This cute miniature is easier to make using Creative Grid's Ultimate Flying Geese Template and Quilt Ruler.  Pattern and template purchase is required.