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Learn to Quilt 1


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You can learn to quilt!  I know you can.  This is a 9-week class where you will be making a small quilt – fully finished -- while being introduced to the basics.  You will learn about quilting tools, needles, rotary cutters, rulers, threads, fabric, etc.  Also, cutting, pressing, and a variety of sewing techniques.  We will finish up the quilt with batting, sandwiching, quilting your quilt layers together, and applying the binding.  I know that this may sound like a lot, but the foundation you will receive will absolutely set you up for success going forward.  Check out some of our testimonials from past students on our website. Sewing machine required

Do not purchase any fabric before coming to the first class.  At this class you will learn a lot about fabric selection, color, value, contrast, scale – all of which will help you make much better fabric selections for your project. 


Class Name:  Learn to Quilt 1
Number of Classes:  9 
Class Date:  Thursday, Oct. 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 2024
Class Time:  Morning Session 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Evening Session 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Class Instructor:  Cyndi Rich
Class Fee:  $199; book required
Book Required:  Start Quilting by Alex Anderson
Skill Level:  Beginner
Passport Class:  No

Class Guidelines

  • Emma’s Quilt Cupboard & Sewing Center maintains a strong commitment to education and expanding your quilting skills and knowledge. Because of this, our promise to you is to NEVER cancel a class, regardless of the number of people who have signed up. 
  • Emma’s Quilt Cupboard & Sewing Center offers a 10% class discount. This discount applies to all fabric, books/patterns, and class-specific supplies that you purchase for class (i.e., specialty rulers).  Excludes all on-going classes.  Basic sewing supplies and tools are not included. 
  • Please note that we have a refrigerator and microwave in the shop’s kitchen. Feel free to use them for your lunch or snack. 
  • You will only be “officially” signed up for a class when payment has been received. You can sign up for a class on the website, over the phone, in person at the shop, or by mail, using a credit card, cash, or check. 
  • Our goal is to provide sufficient time during class for you to complete your class projects or to learn a specific technique. However, please remember that some classes may require homework or “catch up” for less-experienced quilters.
  • A supply list will be provided for each class. Please have your fabrics and supplies assembled/purchased before the class so that we may start on time.  Anyone at the shop will be happy to help you with your fabric selections if you would find that useful.  Basic supplies for a quilting class include a sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler, and basic sewing kit (scissors, seam ripper, pins, etc.).
  • Each student must have a legal copy of the class pattern or book to participate.  No photocopies or sharing of books or patterns is allowed in class to ensure we do not violate any copyright laws.
  • Refunds for classes will be given with a minimum of 1-week’s advance notice. Should you withdraw from a class with less than 1-week’s notice, we will issue a store credit, providing we receive at least 24 hours’ notice.
  • Please note for all machine classes: please bring your sewing machine in good working order and be familiar with its basic functions (e.g., threading the machine, changing the needle, needle position adjustment, and stitch length).  While we will do our best to help you with any problems, we are not familiar with all machines.  Therefore, it is important that you have a thorough working knowledge of your machine.  Remember your foot pedal and power cord!
  • Please turn off your cell phone, pager, or other electronic devices.  If you must take a call, please leave the classroom to do so.
  • Many people are allergic to fragrance.  Please refrain from wearing perfume to class.