Sunday, April 26, 2015

May Classes at Mary Jo's Cloth Store

Quilting Classes



Tuesday, May 5th

WINDOW BOXES
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Large print fabrics aren't just for borders anymore! Daniela has found a great way to highlight large prints throughout your quilt. This pattern is great for new quilters and more seasoned quilters alike. With its quick piecing method, you'll have your quilt complete in no time!


Thursday, May 7th

STRIPS AND LOGS
Time:6 pm - 9 pm
Instructor: Beverly Middleton
Fee: $30
Instructional class for cutting and piecing the “Strips and Logs” Quilt. The class will focus on reading pattern instructions, quilting terminology, rotary cutting, ¼ inch seam sewing and pieced construction. Emphasis will be given to use of pre-cut 2½” X 42” strip sets and impact from use of “gradient” fabric. Completed quilt top is 62” X 82”.


Tuesday, May 12th

PARALLEL UNIVERSE
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
A great quilt using the Strip Club piecing method, a great technique to add to your bag of tricks! Pattern Required: Parallel Universe by Cozy Quilt Designs.

Wednesday, May 12th

MACHINE QUILTING BASICS: Free-Motion Quilting
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Curvy, geometric or both? Learn which style is your favorite and the basics of free motion quilting in a no mark technique workshop. You will be introduced to several different free motion quilting patterns in this free-motion quiting class.

Wednesday, May 13th

INTRO TO THREAD PAINTING: Ginkgo Mini
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $55
Learn the basics of painting with thread! Students will learn how to add color, shading and highlights to a flat area to give it dimension, as well as:
  • about stabilizers
  • what threads work well for thread painting
  • how to build color
  • how to add overall color, shading and highlights

Sunday, May 17th, 24th, &s; 31st 3 sessions

BEGINNING QUILTING
Time: 12 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $75
This class will teach you all the basics for making your first quilt from start to finish. From pressing to binding you will learn it all. Whether you've never made a quilt before or you want to freshen up on the fundamentals, this class is for you.

Tuesday, May 19th

ISLAND CHAIN
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Transport yourself to somewhere tropical while working on this beauty! This class works with 2.5" strips to create unique, chained blocks. This quilt set is on point - an added bonus if that technique is on your "to learn" list!

Saturday, May 23rd &s; 30th

T SHIRT QUILTING
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $70 (3 person minimum)
Gather all those t-shirts you just can't throw away and make a memory quilt.

Tuesday, May 26th

QUILT FINISHING CLASS
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Need some extra time and instruction on a project? Stumped on the next step of something you started? Join Daniela and get the help you need with those WIPs (work-in-progress). This is a free form class so bring your own project and work at your own pace!

Thursday, May 28th

SUCCESSFUL HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Instructor: Beverly Middleton
Fee: $30
Instructional class to learn Half Square Triangle piecing. Focus will be on reading pattern instructions, quilting terminology, rotary cutting, 1/4 inch sewing and pieced construction. Emphasis will be given to use of "Layer Cake" squares and construction of Half Square Triangles. Demonstration of "Triangulations" will be a part of the instruction. Completed quilt top is 60" X 65".

Friday, May 29th &s; Friday, June 12th (2 sessions)

NEW YORK BEAUTY
Time: May 29th: 10 am - 5 pm &s; June 12th: 10 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Pam Carter
Fee: $55
Black and white prints with a bit of color sure do make a stunning quilt! We will concentrate on the center four-block units first and you will complete the other blocks on your own. The second class will concentrate on putting all the units together. This class is not for beginners. Embroidering the blocks is a breeze, while the piecing of the corner stones can be challenging.

Sewing Classes

Friday, May 1st

KIDS CLUB: Twisted Pot Holders
Time: 3:30 pm - 6 pm
Instructor: Melanie Stilwalt
Fee: $20
Kids Club is an instructional class designed to teach kids sewing fundamentals by completing small projects. This month students will follow pattern instructions to cut and sew a set of Twisted Pot Holders; great Mother's Day gifts! A class kit is required and is available for purchase at Mary Jo's

Tuesday, May 5th

HEMMING BASICS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Fee: $25
Save money and heartache by learning what TO DO and NOT TO DO when hemming dress pants, jeans, and skirts. You will learn techniques on how to hem by hand and with a sewing machine.

Thursday, May 7th

CARPORT WRAP SKIRT
Instructor: Pam Carter
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Fee: $20
 


Wednesday, May 6th, 13th, 20th, &s; 27th

BEGINNING SEWING
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Fee: $95
Learn about the Basic Concepts of Sewing, Sewing Machine Maintenance, Hand &s; Machine Sewing, Tools of the Trade, Pattern Layout, Fabric Selection, Interfacing, Cutting, Matching repeat Patterns, Seam Finishes, Darts, Gathers, Easing, Tucks, Zippers, Pleats, &s; Closures.

Home D├ęcor Days



Saturday, May 9th

MATCHING PATTERN MOTIFS: Tips and Techniques
Instructor: Susan Woodcock
Fee: FREE
Located in the Home Dec Department

Clubs


Saturday, May 9th

EMBROIDERY CLUB
Time: 9 am - 10 am
Instructor: Pam Carter
Fee: $10
Applique 101. Learn the steps of easy applique for letters, designs and how to turn a frame into an applique. No supplies needed! Lecture demo in the Sewing Center. You do not have to own a Baby Lock machine to come. We welcome all brand of machine owners to our club.





EL CAMINO REAL - NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH
WE CAN ONLY TAKE 12 PEOPLE!!!

Instructor: Daniela Hogan
From Nancy Rink, this quilt pairs her flair for color with prints inspired by California's rich history, a blend of Spanish Mexican and Native American traditions. Bright color and intricate motifs echo the decorative tile work of El Camino Real (The King's Highway) and the architecture of the region. The finished quilt measures 94 1/2" x 114".

During this 12-month Block of the Month program, you will receive the pattern and fabrics needed to complete the quilt top including borders and binding. There is a $30 non-refundable star-up fee and the only 25.95 per month. Save $90 and pay for the entire 12 months at once for $280! Classes start the first Saturday of February 2015 and continue the first Saturday of each month from 9-10 am.

Just want to buy the kit and patter? You MUST preorder by December 1, 2014 in order to receive your kit. Kits will arrive the first week in February, 2015 and will be available for pickup or shipment. Kit price: $195

Class Policy:

Class Policy
  • The class fee must be collected when you sign up for the class to guarantee your seat. Each fee is listed next to the class listing.
  • If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered you must let us know 7 days prior to class time. We will be happy to refund you class fee and/or register you in another class.
  • If you cancel after the 7-day time allowance, up until the day of the class, your class fee is nonrefundable.
  • A minimum of 3 students is required for class. If this requirement is not met, usually the class will be canceled and you will be refunded your class fee.
  • Mary Jo's' reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your class fee.
  • There are no refunds on class fees for 'Special Event' teachers/classes within 30 days of class date unless we can fill your spot with another person. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We reserve the right to substitute fabrics based on availability.