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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! 

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.

Simply Stars   $20+   Brenda M.  
Tuesday, March 27: 1-4 or 6-9  

You never have to fear flying geese again.  Brenda will guide you through this stunning table topper using the Ultimate Flying Geese ruler to help you make your quilt even more precise.  Pattern and ruler are required.

One Block Wonder   $20+   Kathy H.  
Thursday, April 5 and April 12: 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.