Beginning Quilting 101 - Evening

Monday, April 10 & 17 | 6-9pm

About this experience

DATES: Monday, April 10 & 17

TIME: 6-9pm

This class is designed to introduce you to the basic skills required to begin your own journey into quilting. You will make a 3-yard quilt called Garden Path, a throw size top using three one-yard cuts of fabric (see supply list below). Extra fabric will be needed for the binding and backing, which you can get after completing your quilt top, There will be some cutting/sewing homework to be completed between sessions in order to complete your top in class.

Supply List:

Three one-yard cuts of fabric as follows: 

  • Focus Fabric: Can be a larger print for 9" blocks

  • Background Fabric: Lighter solid, blender or small print to coordinate with your focus fabric

  • Accent Fabric: Use a darker contrasting color which coordinates with the focus and background fabrics

The Garden Path sample quilt in the shop will help you choose your fabrics. Do not choose directional fabrics! The strip-piecing method used for pieced blocks will not give you control over the direction of patterned fabrics. The Background and Accent fabrics are also used in the two borders.

Pattern Book, "Fast & Fun 3-Yard Quilts" - $15

Basic Sewing Supplies:

  • Sewing machine in good working order

  • Neutral color 100% cotton thread

  • Scissors/snips and seam ripper

  • Rotary cutter & mat (at least 12"x18")

  • Acrylic ruler (at least 6-1/2"x12-1/2")

  • Straight pins

10% off any supplies needed for class when purchased in store; EXCEPT for fabric which is already reduced.



Your Host

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Barb Rose has been sewing for 50 years, first making clothing for herself and family along with craft sewing. Her quilting journey began after retiring as a Computer Lab Instructor for public schools in California in 2010. Once she took a few quilting classes, she was hooked! She enjoys various piecing techniques as well as applique, and she loves binding quilts. She also enjoys counted cross stitch, embroidery, and is learning to do wool applique. Her nickname at Cottage Grove is the Color Queen because she's adept at putting colors together for quilt projects. ;-)