Wednesday, June 24, 2015

July Classes at Mary Jo's Cloth Store

Quilting Classes




Tuesday, July 7TH

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!



Friday, July 10th

IMPROVISATIONAL PIECING
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Students will use batiks, solids and scraps to create an improvisational pieced quilt top. This technique does not use a pattern and is a great way to use up scraps. No two quilts will be alike! Student will learn:
  • short angled piecing techniques
  • short soft curve piecing techniques
  • long soft curve piecing techniques



Sunday, July 12th

EASY STAINED GLASS
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
Easy Stain Glass is a beginner quilt and is simple to put together. This lovely quilt will have a dramatic effect in any color and is sure to impress your friends and family. Sign up today!



Tuesday, July 14th

DOUBLE IRISH CHAIN
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Double Irish Chain is a classic, traditional pattern that is easy to piece. Use 3 fabrics to create a more traditional look or use a Bali Pop for a scrappier look as pictured.



Wednesday, July 16th

MACHINE QUILTING BASICS
Free-Motion Quilting

Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Curvy, geometric or both? Learn which style you like best while mastering the basics of free motion quilting in this class. This is a no mark technique workshop where you will be introduced to several different free motion quilting patterns.



Wednesday, July 15th

INTRO TO THREAD PAINTING: Ginko Mini
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Learn the basics of painting with thread. In this class student will learn about:
  • stabilizers
  • what threads work well for thread painting
  • building color
  • adding overall color, shading and highlights
  • adding color, shading and highlights to a flat area to give it dimension



Saturday, July 18th

TREE'S UP LIGHT ON!
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
This whimsical quilt uses a stack and slice process. Be prepared to be addicted to this freeing technique!



Saturday, July 18th

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



Saturday, July 18th

FEATHERS, FEATHERS, FEATHERS
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Feathers are the classic quilt motif. Learn the basics of creating feathers form the "shell/teardrop" shape in this free-motion quilting class. This is a minimal/no mark technique workshop where you will be introduce to several different feather patterns.



Sunday, July 19th

PATCHES
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
Master the art of the 4 patch and 9 patch quilt block by learning the tips. Great class for beginners and masters alike!



Tuesday, July 21st

WILD THING
Time: 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $25
These funky pinwheels will make your heart sing! This pattern uses 5" squares; use charm packs layer cake or cut your own!



Saturday, July 20th

JELLY ROLL RACE
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
You'll be amazed with what you can create with a Jelly Roll and a pair of scissors! This is a great quilt whether you are a beginner quilter or just want to sit and sew the afternoon away.



Sunday, July 26th

QUILT FINISHING CLASS
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
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!



Tuesday, July 28th

PINEAPPLES ON POINT
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $25
If you've always wanted to make a Pineapple quilt but thought it looked too complicated, you will love this class. The Creative Grids pineapple ruler is just a tool you need to make the intricate design of this quilt effortless.

Sewing



Wednesday, July 8th / Thursday, July 23rd / Thursday, July 30th

GET IT DONE
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Fee: $35
Need some help finishing some apparel or a home dec project? Too many distractions at home? Join us in July for some "Get it Done" sewing classes with our expert, Mary Sue Christenbury! Choose from the 8th, 23rd, 30th or come to them all!



Thursday, July 9th

HEMMING BASICS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: $25
Save money and headaches by learning what TO DO and NOT TO DO when hemming dresses pants, jeans and skirts. You will learn techniques on how to hem by hand and with a sewing machine.



Monday, July 13th

CRAFTY CARRIER
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Fee: $35
These crafty carriers have handles, outside, divided pleated pockets on each side. This is a great catch all bag for craft supplies, school tools or even your beach necessities!



Friday, July 17th

CROSS POCKET BAG
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Fee: $35
This cute bag measures 10"W x 10"H x 1"D and it is Fat-Quarter-Friendly! You will love making this easy bag so much you will make it again and again.



Tuesday, July 21st

WINDOW VALANCE
Instructor: Sheila Antell
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Fee: $25
This is a hands-on class. You will learn to make a simple valance rod pocket or attached to a small board. Students will leave with a standard single window valance!



Wednesday, July 22nd

THREAD CATCHER
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Fee: $35
You've asked and asked and we've heard you! Come join Mary Sue as she shows you how to make this sewing room essential. A thread catcher is a must have for all craft rooms and this one is quick, cut, and easy - what more could you ask for?



Tuesday, July 28th

COUTURE: Style & Quality for the Home Sewer
Instructor: Sheila Antell
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: $15
The home sewer will learn simple techniques to transform their handmade clothing into one of a kind couture items of clothing. This class is part lecture and part hands on.



Wednesday, July 29th

ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: $25
Learn various techniques on how to put in a Zipper. Zippers have never been so easy with these tried and true methods! You will learn how to out in a Centered (Dress) Zipper, Lapped Pants Zipper, and Invisible Zipper.

Kids Camps



Session III
Monday, July 13th - Thursday, July 16th
Session IV
Monday, July 27th - Thursday, July 30th

KIDS SEWING CAMP
Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Fee: $230
Kids learn to sew as they make 3 easy take home projects! Includes a BL9 sewing machine!



Session II
Monday, July 20th - Thursday, July 23rd

KIDS QUILTING CAMP
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Fee: $230 - includes a BL9 sewing machine!
Kids learn the key steps to quilting while making a small lap quilt!

Home Dec



Thursday, July 11th

HOME DEC DAYS!
Pillows with Borders

Instructor: Susan Woodcock
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Fee: FREE
Demo - Located in the Home Dec department

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.












Monday, June 1, 2015

June Classes at Mary Jo's Cloth Store!

Quilting Classes




Tuesday, June 2nd

SKIPPING STONES
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Another great pattern using 2.5" precuts! We all love those precut packets and can't resist purchasing them, now it's time to start using them! In this class we will streamline cut the 2.5" strips and mix them up to create this stunning quilt.


Tuesday, June 9th

OVER AND UNDER
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Over and Under is an imaginative way to combine squares and rectangles. This project uses smaller cuts so you can raid your scrap baskets or buy a 2.5" precut bundle - either way you will love the results.



Tuesday, June 12th

MRS. HOGAN
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
If you're looking for a new idea to use on your precut fabric, this is a class you will enjoy. Get out a packet of 10" stackers and come make one of those beautiful quilts. I'll introduce you to an easy technique that is the key to getting these blocks done faster than you ever thought possible.


Friday, June 12th, 10am - 4pm

NEW YOUR BEAUTY
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Pam Carter
Fee: $55
Black and white prints with a bit of color 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. Embroidering the blocks is a breeze, while piecing the corners stones in this quilt is very challenging. This class is NOT recommended for the beginners.


Tuesday, June 16th

SUGAR AND SPICE
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
Another great pattern using 2.5" precuts! We all love those precut packets and can't resist purchasing them, now it's time to start using them! In this class we will streamline cut the 2.5" strips and mix them up to create this stunning quilt.

Saturday, June 13th

MACHINE QUILTING BASICS: Free-Motion Quilting
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Curvy, geometric or both? Learn the basics of free motion quilting and what style you like best in this free-motion quilting class. This is a no-mark technique workshop where you will be introduced to several different free motion quilting patters as well as:
  • Thread, machine feet, needled and batting
  • How to ready your machine
  • Starting and stopping
  • Several free-motion quilting designs (curvy and geometric)

Saturday, June 13th

FIONA
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $25
This is a beginner quilt that will teach you how to make 9 patch and floating squares. This quilt is great for use with 5" square precut packs.


Saturday, June 13th

INTRO TO THREAD PAINTING: Ginko Mini
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Fee: $45
Learn the basics of painting with thread like:
  • How stabilizers work
  • How to add color, shading and highlights to a flat area to give it dimension
  • What threads work well for thread paintings
  • How to build color
  • How to add overall color, shading and highlights

Saturday, June 13th

ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Sue Christenbury
Fee: $25
Learn how to put in a Centred (Dress) Zipper, Lapped Pants Zipper and Invisible Zipper


Sunday, June 14th

TAKE 5
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
This class is amazing! Get 5/8 of a yard of 5 coordinating fabrics and in 5 hours your quilt top will be complete (unless you're like me and you talk when you should be sewing)! Either way, we will have a great time learning this technique.


Tuesday, June 23rd

QUILT FINISHING CLASS
Time: 12:30 pm - 5 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 you own project and work at your own pace!


Saturday, June 20th

PICNIC IN SARATOGA
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
It's time to take a picnic in Saratoga! Bring all your favorite fabrics and let's have fun making a quilt for the picnic.


Sunday, June 28th

ROUND AND ROUND
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Fee: $35
Round and Round by Thimble Blossoms pattern required.

Kids Camps



Monday, June 8th - Thursday, June 11th & Monday, June 15th - Thursday, June 18th
(2 Sessions)

KIDS SEWING CAMP
Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Fee: $230 - includes a BIG sewing machine!
Kids learn to sew as they make 3 easy take home projects!



Monday, June 22nd - Thursday, June 25th

KIDS QUILTING CAMP
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Fee: $230 - includes a BIG sewing machine!
Kids learn the key steps to quilting while makine a small lap quilt!

Home D├ęcor Days



Saturday, June 13th

STATIONARY ROMAN SHADE
Instructor: Susan Woodcock
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Fee: FREE
Free Home Dec Demo in the Home Dec Department every second Saturday of the month at 11am! This month we will learn to make a Stationary Roman Shade. Come join the fun!



Wednesday, June 10th

OUTDOOR CUSTOM CUSHIONS
Instructor: Sheila Antell
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Fee: $35
This is a hands-on class. You will learn to make a box cushion with a zipper and piping (cording, welting) and at the end of the class you will learn a trick for getting your foam inside your new cusion cover!

Clubs


Saturday, June 9th

EMBROIDERY CLUB
Time: 9 am - 10 am
Instructor: Pam Carter
Fee: $10
Repositioning may sound easy, but for some it is the most difficult part of embroidering. We will review how use the repositioning hoop for the Sofia and the Ellure Plus. Then for the Journey, Unity and Ellisimo owners we will review how to merge designs to make repositioning easier or eliminate that step completely.





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.