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Events and Classes

Shoppe Policies   NA   Staff  

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! 

Ultimate Travel Bag   $30+   Kim  
Saturday, February 3: 9:30-3:30  

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.

Radiant Bloom   $30+   Marianne  
Tuesday, February 13 and 20  

Radiant Bloom is a striking 24" x 24" wallhanging using Quick Bias tape to make this stained glass quilt. During this two session class you will learn applique skills and also learn to use a twin needle to apply the bias tape.  Pattern purchase is required and kits will be available. 

Paper Piecing: Adalynn   $20+   Marianne  
Wednesday, March 7: 1-4  

If you're a beginner and want to learn how to paper piece or if you need a refresher course, this is the class for you.  It's time to be thinking about spring and this cute 18" x 18" topper featuring tulips is perfect for a table topper or wall hanging or a doll quilt for an 18" doll.  Pattern purchase is required and kits are available.

One Block Wonder   $20+   Kathy H.  
Thursday, March 1 and March 8: 6-9 PM  

Join Kathy as she takes you through the simple steps to dazzle friends and impress people: 1. Buy One-Block Wonders. 2. Follow precise directions to choose a large-scale print, calculate yardage, and cut and piece these drop-dead gorgeous quilts. 3. Graciously accept cheers and accolades from all. Big pieces and clever shortcut methods make these quilts go together fast so that quilters can spend more time with their admiring public.  Book purchase is required.