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Quilting Classes

You may register for a class in person or by phone (608) 849-6473. Classes/events must be paid for at the time of registration. A class supply list can be picked up at the store, or mailed to you. Double punches will be given on your punch card for class supplies. Cancellations more than one week before a class will forfeit 10 percent of the fee. Cancellations less than one week before a class/event will forfeit the entire fee. Mill House Quilts reserves the right to cancel a class one week before the class if there is insufficient enrollment. You may send someone in your place. Our classrooms are upstairs. We are happy to assist you in carrying sewing machines. Our all day classes have the option of a catered lunch, or bring your own brown bag lunch.


Thursday, July 13, 9:30 – 1:00
Instructor: Judy Hasheider | Cost: $38

This is a technique class. Learn how to assemble this series of nine patches and squares without having to lay out a single block. Make your nine patches prior to class so you can start assembly in class.

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Fridays, July 14 and August 11, 9:30 – 3:30
Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $100

This class will teach you to construct a double eight-pointed star with a color wash of light fabrics in the center to darker fabrics on the outside edges. All of the diamond blocks are paper pieced and then edged with an accent fabric. This class is designed for confident beginner to intermediate quilters, but anyone is welcome to join us.

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More Beginning Basics: Flying Geese

Saturday, July 15, 9:30-12:30
Instructor: Mary Cain | Cost: $38

Expand your quilting skills by learning how to make the flying geese block. You will learn three techniques for making flying geese, but the focus will be on the fast way to make geese that “fly” off your sewing machine. Instructions to make a “gaggle of geese” will be provided in class. Lots of other ideas for using flying geese will be presented. You can use them to make stars, pine trees, house roofs, and lots more.

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Thursday, July 20, 9:30-3:30
Instructor: Lorraine Torrrence | Cost: $65

Color is the first thing most of us notice when we look at a quilt. Learning to use it better can be an important step in making fabulous quilts. We’ll start with color basics, and make some useful value charts in fabric. You will create a twelve-part color wheel in fabric and move on to color exercises that will broaden your color vision.

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Fridays, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Nov 3, 9:30 – 3:30
Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $180

The Glacier Star pattern is Judy Niemeyer’s first Technique of the Month (TOM) quilt. This class was designed to incorporate a wide range of Judy’s techniques. This class is taught by a certified instructor in a manner that will allow students to pick up any of her patterns and successfully complete them after they have completed one of the TOM patterns.

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Saturday, July 22, 9:30 – 4:00 and Sunday, July 23, 12:30 – 3:30
Instructor: Mary Lieck | Cost: $70

You can make this impressive quilt that looks like the letter Y, without any y-seams! This bright and cheerful quilt is entirely sewn using the strip-pieced method. The 3-D optical illusion is created with simple value selections. Join Mary as she leads you through the step by step Quilt with Marci Baker 3-D process. This quilt is easy enough for a confident beginner.

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Saturday, July 22, 12:00 – 4:00
Instructor: Tess Imobersteg | Cost: $75

Do you like to create your own fabric colors but don't want to tie, wrap or boil? Do you like surprises? Join Tess for a fun, outdoor class in Ice Dyeing (in winter we would use snow and call it Snow Dyeing). The results are serendipitous and gorgeous. There are equipment requirements for this class. Contact us for the list of what you will need to bring or reference the class supply list. You have a choice of dyeing 2 yards of fabric or 2 t-shirts or a combination. (Rain Date, July 29)

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Monday, July 24, 9:30 – 4:00
Instructor: Jo Anne Liska | Cost: $60

Making a Hunter’s Star is a snap with this “shortcut” technique. Learning these quick easy steps will enable you to create a table runner, quilt or wall hanging. In this class, we will focus on making a table runner that will consist of twelve 12” finished blocks. You will use a standard 24” quilting ruler, no special rulers required! You are invited to spend the day with Jo Anne and learn this awesome technique.

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Thursday, July 27, 9:30 – 1:00
Instructor: Judy Hasheider | Cost: $38

Braids are so effective in creating quilts and borders. While working on this quilt, several variations will be presented.

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Friday, July 28, 9:30 – 3:30
Instructor: Kathy Doyle | Cost: $55

Get a head start on Christmas gifts! MH Designs ever popular Christmas Gift pattern will be taught. You can use the Christmas presents you create to embellish an apron (taught as part of the class) or on kitchen towels. Just think how nice it will be to have Christmas shopping started in July!

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Saturday, July 29, 9:30-3:30
Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $60

Learn to do your own machine quilting. Cindy has extensive quilting experience and specializes in helping you get the most out of your home sewing machine. You will learn how to choose the best quilting design for your quilt and the logistics of how to actually get the quilting onto your quilt. All skill levels welcome.

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Thursday, August 10, 9:30 – 2:00
Instructor: Jane Vaughan | Cost: $40

Got Strips? Strip and Go Lucky patterns from Thornberry Quilts are a great way to uses those rolls and packages of 2 1/2" strips, or you can cut up fabric in your stash! In this class we will have fun with the traditional Rail Fence block. Jane will show you how to jazz it up and make a stunning quilt. You may purchase the Smoke and Fire pattern or the Brilliant Bouquet pattern, and then let's make that fabric into something you will love! Both patterns use strips and some yardage.

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Thursday, August 24, 5:00 - 8:00
Instructor: Judy Hashieder | Cost: $38

Learn to make this square bag that has a neat “twist” to it! You will be using your bag as you leave the class!

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Saturday, August 26, 9:30 – 4:30
Instructor: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $60

You’ll love making this stylish messenger bag! It’s a great cross-body bag with lots of pockets. Feature your favorite fabric on the flap, or use scraps to make a unique patchwork design.

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Quilting Classes


  • Wisconsin Quilt Shop Hop 2017, June 2rd to June 24th, 2017
  • Row by Row Experience 2017, June 21 to September 5, 2017
  • Row by Row Junior 2017, June 21 to September 5, 2017
  • SLEEP IN YOUR OWN BED RETREAT, Friday, June 23, 9:30 to 4:30 and Saturday, June 24, 9:30 - 4:30
  • Modern Stitching Affair, April 28-29, 2018
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Quilting Clubs


  • Pattern Debut: Smoke and Fire
  • New Expanded Hours
  • Sewing Machine News & Announcements
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