Vinyl Mesh Market Bag

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When life changes, we need to change as well. Connecticut is no longer using plastic bags, so we need to have our own reusable bags that we can take with us when we go shopping. This useful bag makes use of the vinyl mesh to make it stronger. Once you make one, you will want to make a whole bunch. And as quilters we all like to express ourselves, even with our shopping bags.

Daytime: Wednesdays, August 21 and 28, 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Evening: Tuesdays, September 24 and October 1, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $30.00

15% off class supplies.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Binding – The Finishing Touch

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The final step to a beautiful quilt is the binding. This class will teach you how to have attractive binding with mitered corners. Learn the techniques to have the confidence to finish your quilts and to be proud of the way that they are finished.

Daytime, one session: Tuesday, September 3, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Daytime: Wednesdays, December 4 and 11, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Evening: Thursdays, December 5 and 12, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $75.00 Includes the class practice piece.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Log Cabin Christmas Tree Runner

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Do you like to make Christmas decorations and gifts? This table runner is not only impressive looking, but it is easy to make using three of the Creative Grids specialty rulers. You will need the stripy stars ruler, and both the 4” log cabin ruler and the 4” curvy log cabin ruler. If desired you can use the same pattern to make a wall hanging that has a single tree and the stars.

There will be some cutting prior to the first class, so that we can accomplish more during the class.

Daytime: Tuesdays, October 29 and November 5, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Evening: Wednesdays, October 30 and November 6, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Price: $50.00

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Block Parties

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These classes are an addition for the Grids Girls. They will provide projects where we can get more practice using the Creative Grids specialty rulers. You can come each month to just make the block or to start a quilt. Prizes can be earned for finishing quilts.

This group will meet once a month.Pay for five classes and get the sixth class free.

Dates: Saturdays, September 21, October 19, November 23, December 14, January 11, and February 8.

The classes will meet from 1:30 – 4:30 P.M., except September which will meet 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Price: $35.00 per session, OR $175.00 for all six classes. 15% discount on class materials.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to reserve your spot.

Basic Machine Quilting

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After finishing your quilt top, it needs to be quilted. Come learn the basic skills of machine quilting. The skills learned can lead to wonderful relaxation and pleasure, as well as artistic expression. When I get stressed this is what I like to do to unwind.

Daytime: Wednesdays, October 30, and November 6, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Evening: Thursdays, November 7 and 21. 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $85.00 Includes both class practice pieces.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up

Beginner’s Sampler Class

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Have you ever wanted to make a quilt? Now is the time to learn the skills needed to do this. It is a wonderful pastime that can provide hours of enjoyment as you make items for your home, as gifts, or just as an artistic expression. We will cover the basics of piecing while making a small sampler quilt. Topics include: how to use the tools, accurate piecing, and assembly techniques. There will be homework.

Please note: If you do not have a working sewing machine at home, or the ability to borrow one for your homework, you can RENT time in the classroom to use a store machine.

Daytime: Wednesdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23. 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Evening: Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24. 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $200.00

Pattern included

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 for pricing and to sign up.

Grids Girls

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Here we go again! We will be adding one more Grids Girls Group. This program of twelve sessions is in high demand. In this group you will learn how to use many of the wonderful Creative Grids Specialty rulers. These rulers are so easy to use, and you will want to explore many different types of projects.

Each session will include a pre-cut class kit to try out the various rulers and learn how to use them.Every time you leave class you will have a finished block and the knowledge of how to use the ruler that made it.

No ruler purchase is necessary to participate. Come try these useful tools.

Price: $10.00 per session, if charged automatically each month to a credit card, OR, get one session free if paid all at once, $110.00.

Group #6: October 19, November 9, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 20, August 17, and September 19. 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Group #5: Remaining Dates: Sundays; August 11, September 15, October 20, November 3, December 8, January 12, and February 9. 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.

Group #4: Remaining Dates: Tuesdays, August 13, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 10, and January 14, at 6:30 P.M.

Group #3: Remaining Dates: Fridays, August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 8. 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.