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. Refunds are given as store credit. 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.

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $65

Paper piecing can make hard piecing much easier. Learn an easy way to sew complicated angles and handle small pieces with the paper piecing technique. Kathy has developed an easy method of teaching the steps involved in accurate paper piecing.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Kerry Zajicek | Cost: $40

Prior to renting our Bernina Q24 Longarm you will need to take a training class where we will cover safety, machine functions, loading a quilt, and best practices. We will also have time for hands on quilting after loading a quilt. The Q24 can be uses for free motion quilting, ruler work, pantographs and edge to egde computer quilting.  You will receive the first hour of renting for free after training. If you have longarm quilting experience and would like to rent our Q24 please contact us.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Lois Levenhagen | Cost: $65

This lightweight & hands-free tote design that is perfect for shopping, travel, commuting, sporting events, concerts, school, or as a thoughtful gift at any time of the year and more.

This classy tote bag has a button-loop closure.  Of course you can whip this up using any color scheme and cotton fabrics you like. Use a charm pack for the patchwork top along with 2 additional fabrics for the tote outside. Complete your tote with a cotton lining with 2 pockets.  Also learn how to use several different interfacing and foam so the tote stands up

You’ll learn how to set 5” square together with a ¼” seam, make box corners for the tote bottom and make quilted handles. 

There will be some prep cutting before class time so we can start sewing right away to get it completed on time.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $70

Paper piecing can make hard piecing much easier. Learn an easy way to sew complicated angles and handle small pieces with the paper piecing technique. Kathy has developed an easy method of teaching the steps involved in accurate paper piecing.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Kerry Zajicek | Cost: $40

Prior to renting our Bernina Q24 Longarm you will need to take a training class where we will cover safety, machine functions, loading a quilt, and best practices. We will also have time for hands on quilting after loading a quilt. The Q24 can be uses for free motion quilting, ruler work, pantographs and edge to egde computer quilting.  You will receive the first hour of renting for free after training. If you have longarm quilting experience and would like to rent our Q24 please contact us.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Lois Levenhagen | Cost: $65

This lightweight & hands-free tote design that is perfect for shopping, travel, commuting, sporting events, concerts, school, or as a thoughtful gift at any time of the year and more.

This classy tote bag has a button-loop closure.  Of course you can whip this up using any color scheme and cotton fabrics you like. Use a charm pack for the patchwork top along with 2 additional fabrics for the tote outside. Complete your tote with a cotton lining with 2 pockets.  Also learn how to use several different interfacing and foam so the tote stands up

You’ll learn how to set 5” square together with a ¼” seam, make box corners for the tote bottom and make quilted handles. 

There will be some prep cutting before class time so we can start sewing right away to get it completed on time.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

Cindy Fenster has been working on a new quilting technique she is eager to share with you.  This new strategy gives you the opportunity to have more control of your quilting by using rulers and a ruler foot made for your domestic machine. Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy provides over 50 outline designs to use with her fantastic rulers.  This first workshop will feature Amanda’s Good Measure ruler called “The Every Angle”.  Cindy will teach you how to use this ruler and Amanda’s book to quilt smooth lines and create uniform designs. Cindy plans to have additional workshops each trimester as students learn to use rulers to make feathers, circles, curves, waves and many more designs.  Using the rulers and ruler foot provides the stability to keep the stitching line smooth and you will experience much more control in your quilting.   What a great way to add another strategy for quilting your quilts.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $299

The Mariner’s Compass pattern is Judy Niemeyer’s second Technique of the Month (TOM) quilt.  This class is designed to incorporate a wide range of Judy’s tips and techniques for foundation paper piecing, leaving students with the ability to move on to many other Quiltworx patterns.  Pattern is available in two sizes – Wall, 69” x 69” or Queen, 98” x 98”.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $70

This class provides an introduction to the skills and strategies used to machine quilt your quilts on your own sewing machine.  Are these questions you have about quilting?   “What designs and techniques could I use on my quilt?  What are my choices?  How do I start?  How do I layer my quilt?  What about batting, backing, needles, and thread?”  You will experience machine-guided quilting with your walking foot.   You will begin making a wholecloth table runner in class to learn quilting design and layout.  It will give you the practice and experience you are looking for in quiltmaking.  If you are a beginner, this is the first class to take before “Introduction to Free Motion Machine Quilting.”

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $135

Learn the Quiltworx method of accurate and precise foundation paper piecing along with all the tips and tricks to make the process faster and easier. This is a great introductory pattern for learning how lone star quilts are made in a small project that can be completed relatively quickly. Finished quilt is 38" square, a great size for a wall hanging or table topper.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

Most quilters think of their walking foot as a tool to “stitch in the ditch”.  Numerous quilting designs are achievable with this great attachment that provides a quilter with a comfortable level of control and success.  Current quilting designs make use of straight lines, as well as slightly curved lines, to produce grids and patterns that provide interesting texture to your quilts.  You will learn how to make the most out of your walking foot while trying out different techniques and patterns.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $65

Recycling is all the rage, and for good reason! As quilters we can do our part in recycling and this class can teach you how. You will put used dryer sheets and your fabric scraps to use! You will also learn foundation piecing and a quilt as you go technique. You will now have a great outlet for that basket of scarps you have been saving. After taking this class you will have a great outlet for that basket of scarps you have been saving. This class is so addicting students have signed up again and again to continue working on their project.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

This class is an introduction to the skills and techniques you can use to machine quilt your quilts on your own sewing machine. We will work on both machine guided quilting using the walking foot for your machine and free motion quilting using the free motion or darning foot on your sewing machine.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $70

Recycling is all the rage, and for good reason! As quilters we can do our part in recycling and this class can teach you how. You will put used dryer sheets and your fabric scraps to use! You will also learn foundation piecing and a quilt as you go technique. You will now have a great outlet for that basket of scarps you have been saving. After taking this class you will have a great outlet for that basket of scarps you have been saving. This class is so addicting students have signed up again and again to continue working on their project.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $70

This class is an introduction to the skills and techniques you can use to machine quilt your quilts on your own sewing machine. We will work on both machine guided quilting using the walking foot for your machine and free motion quilting using the free motion or darning foot on your sewing machine.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam