QF classes

Schedule for classes in Cortland

Autumn Pumpkin & Fall Leaves Wallhanging
Fusible Machine Applique
with Cindy Oravecz
noon-3pm Sat. August 26

Edyta Sitar’s beautiful batik fall leaves and pumpkin wallhanging top can be yours in just one day or less. In this class, master fast and fusible machine applique. Learn stitch lengths and stitch widths, thread weights and needles sizes for your sewing machine. Also learn a decorative machine blanket stitch that looks as if it was done by hand. The raw edge of the fabric will be sealed snugly with camouflaged stitches to the background fabric. What makes Edyta’s Pumpkin pattern so beautiful is her Moda Pumpkin Pie fabric. Fabric kits for this class are available while the fabric lasts. Register quickly for this very pretty, decorative autumn wallhanging. The class fee of $25 includes  the Kit (all the fabric for the top) & the Pattern.

Skill level: Beginner
Materials Needed: 1 spool of smoke Wonder Invisible Thread, magnification & extra light, sharp scissors for cutting through fused paper and fabric, mechanical pencil for drawing on paper, optional template plastic, a bobbin with dark thread and an empty bobbin. Bring your sewing machine cleaned under the plate and loaded with a new 70 Microtex machine needle ready to sew. Always bring BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES, small ruler or tape measure, chalk pencil (mechanical preferred), pincushion with needles, pins and thread, sharp fabric scissors and paper scissors.

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Elegant Sugared Wreath, Half Day Workshop
noon-3pm Thursday, August 31
with Cindy

Create an elaborate wreath of heavily ruffled rosettes, leaf and vine trim and satin lined beads that sits on a 6-inch quilt block of crazy patchwork. Learn crazy piecing with silk fabrics, how to make rosettes, how to apply trim with camouflaged stitches and how to sugar beads in place so your crazy patchwork looks like it has been sprinkled with sparkling fairy dust. No sewing machine needed.

All skill levels.

Materials Needed: Students may choose from wreath kits of different themes: Shabby Chic or Holiday $16.50; Halloween $24; Harvest $34; Elegant Snowflake $18; Candy Cane $18.50 or Valentine $36. All materials needed and complete instructions are in the kits. Email, write or call with your kit request before class. Bring to class: Basic Sewing Supplies, scissors, sharp silk pins, gray polyester thread, ruler, chalk marker and magnification, if needed.

Class Fee $15

Brass Buttons  Lincoln's Logs
Small Quilts Group

Buttons and Lincoln's Logs are the first of many small quilts (both of these are 19 inches wide) planned for the new Small Quilts Group beginnig Aug. 28 at Quilter's Fancy. Lead by Marcy, the group will feature a new small quilt from the book "Civil War Legacies" by Carol Hopkins.

Class schedule:
Aug. 28: Lincoln's Logs;
Oct. 2: Brass Buttons;
Oct. 30: Miss Mary's Pinwheels;
Nov. 27: Minnie's Mustache;
Dec. 18: Christmas Party!
Jan; 22: Edward's Quest;
Feb. 26: Any UFO (unfinished quilt project);
March 26: Alexander's Bean Pot;
APril 23: Tomorrow Scarlet;
May 21: Hooker's Hat Patch;
June 25: Stars and Freedom:
July 23: UFOs

Classes will meet from from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Cost of "Civil War Legacies" is $25, and cost of the starting fabric kit (one dozen 1/4-yard cuts of Civil War reproduction fabric, 3 yards in all) is $35. A $10 class fee will be due each month.

The starting fabric kit wil consist of lights, darks and mediums of various colors suitable for use in several of the quilts. With all of the beautiful Civil War fabrics available, choosing additional fabrics will be fun.

Class size is limited to eight so sign up soon.

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Note new dates!
Free Motion Quilting on Your Own Home Sewing Machine with Teacher Jamie Bennett

-9:30 am - 3:30 pm Saturday July 29  changed to Sept 16 
-9:30 am - 3:30 pm Saturday August 5 changed to Sept. 9

Those who have signed up but cannot attend on the new dates should call the store at 330-637-3106

This hands on class will teach basic skills for free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. We will draw designs on muslin fabric and practice the basic techniques of traight line and free motion quilting. I will help you build confidence in your machine quilting with cross hatch, fillers, stippling, pebbles, echoing and swirls. You will leave class with samples of techniques, you can use in your quilts at home.

"Jamie Bennett does flawless free motion quilting. Her beautiful stitching runs the gamut from classic patterns to innovative modern quilting designs. Stop in at Quilter's Fancy and see the samples of her stunning machine quilting. You, too, can accomplish beautiful quilting and finish wallhangings and quilts right at home after taking this class with Jamie. She is a top notch professional," Cindy Oravecz said. "I am taking this class as well.''

These may be the last few classes we will have Jamie at the shop to teach as she has family committments out west.

Call the shop to reserve your place in the class -- 330-637-3106 or toll free 866-953-0722.

Forest Floor Block of the Month

Forest Floor is made with Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures. The finished quilt is 106" square.

Blocks are $25/month. Pay for the first and last blocks to start this 12-month program. The first block is available July 1.

There will be no scheduled classes, but help is available on request for a minimal fee.

Embroidered basket with flowers
February basket

Embroidered Baskets

Award-winner teacher Karen Phillips-Shwallon will be teaching twelve months of embroidered baskets filled with different flowers to stitch. If you love flower baskets, you are sure to enjoy embroidering these blocks, which will frame beautifully for gifts or combine into a breathtaking quilt. New students can start at any time. 

Call the shop to reserve your place in the class -- 330-637-3106 or toll free 866-953-0722.

Class dates: July 8, Aug. 19, Sept. 23, Oct. 13, Nov. 11, Dec. 9. Classes run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $40 per session.

Free Sit and Sew

Farmer's Wife Hand Piecing Club

Our FREE Farmer's Wife Hand Piecing Club studies hand-piecing quilt blocks. The club started by doing the Farmer's Wife quilt.

In the club meetings, we talk about hand embroidery, hand piecing, English Paper Piecing, the Lucy Boston quilt, and many other topics.

There is no charge for the club; pay only for fabric and supplies you buy for your quilt and receive a 10% discount on most items.

Newcomers are always welcome.

The club meets monthly on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Dates for 2017 are Feb 15; March 8; April 19; May 10; June 14; July 26; Aug. 9; Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 16; Dec. 15 Christmas Party.

Call for more information: 330-637-3106 or toll free 866-953-0722.