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:  Trish Pulvermacher | Cost: $40

Prerequisite - Serger I and II. Additional serger techniques being taught include 2-thread stitches, wrapped stitch, flat lock and coverstitch (if your machine has this capability). By this time threading your serger should be a breeze. These new stitches round out your serger knowledge! Great fun learning new applications for your machine.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $85

Tuffet (noun) - A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman.

While you'll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified Tuffet Source affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet!  Tuffet kit fee (hardware, etc) - $100 (+tax)

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $65

Join us to learn to the "Quilt as you go Technique". In the first hour, multiple methods will be shown and demonstrated. Then we will look at your blocks, choose the best quilt as you go method and help you get blocks together. Your blocks can be pieced or plain, hand or machine quilted or embroidered. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Shannon Fabrics Educator | Cost: $20

Join us Friday evening for a fun and informative trunk show and lecture with Shannon National Educator    Enjoy wine and cheese while you see the fantastic projects you can create using Shannon Cuddle products! Then return Saturday morning for a full day workshop with and make an adorable Cuddle quilt! Learn tips and techniques for sewing with this luxuriously soft fabric!

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Event

Instructor:  Shannon Fabrics Educator | Cost: $99

Join us Friday evening for a fun and informative trunk show and lecture with Shannon National Educator    Enjoy wine and cheese while you see the fantastic projects you can create using Shannon Cuddle products! Then return Saturday morning for a full day workshop with and make an adorable Cuddle quilt! Learn tips and techniques for sewing with this luxuriously soft fabric! Includes the kit.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Project

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $75

You will be amazed at the beautiful designs one fabric can produce! The main portion of this quilt is made from one single fabric; it’s all in the cutting and arranging. You will learn how to line up the fabric, cut triangles, and arrange them for stunning results. Ready for a challenge? Add cubes or other interesting elements. If you need help finding fabric, MHQ has a verity of options to choose from.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

Looking for more control in using free motion quilting designs?  Learn to use templates made for your home sewing machine and see how successful you can be with quilting designs and motifs.  The class requires that you have the Westalee Sew Steady Ruler Foot and Template Starter Set.  There are six separate templates in the set.  The Ruler Foot must be specific to the make and model of your machine.   Cindy will demonstrate various techniques, and then you will have time to use them on your own quilt sandwiches.  You will learn how effective these new tools can be in quilting your own quilt.  If you need to purchase the templates and ruler foot, the staff at Mill House will be happy to help you so you get the correct set and ruler foot.   Please place your order three weeks before the class meets so we are sure you have what you need. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Marty Leenhouts | Cost: $125

Chip carving is easy to learn. Most cuts are made with just one knife! No artistic skill is needed. Come learn this new hobby from Marty Leenhouts, author, instructor and professional chip carver. All instruction, supplies and tools are provided. No experience needed. Project patterns will be available for beginning and advanced carvers. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $60

Make your own leggings in this knits class that’s geared toward beginners. Use your own serger, or borrow a shop machine if you’d like to try one out (please call to verify availability). You’ll want to make these in several lengths, and the pattern covers sizes children through adults!

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor:  Jane Vaughan | Cost: $55

It's not too early to plan for Christmas gift giving.  A quilted tablerunner would be just the right thing for Mom, a sister, or a good friend.  Jane will teach three different patterns and you can choose to make 1 or 2 in class, but you will learn all 3!  Try Crowning Star, Nana's Delight, or Tea Time and learn how to make "fast flying geese" and how to set blocks on point.  Buy all 3 patterns and get 10% off.  

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Project

Instructor:  Trish Pulvermacher | Cost: $75

It starts out as just a "Little Somethin' Jacket' pattern, but it's easy to sew and very fun to wear! The class is geared to the student who is familiar with her machine and has basic sewing knowledge. The pattern is sized for size 8-24. Great little jacket for the holidays!  

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

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  Jacquie Gering’s book  WALK is required for the class.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Carol Butzke | Cost: $50

Would you like to know the value of your quilt? Carol Butzke, certified quilt appraiser, will be at Mill HouseQuilts on Friday November 30. Both vintage/antique or newer quilts can be appraised. Your quilt can be appraised at replacement or resale value and carol will provide a written appraisal at the end of each appointment. Half hour appointments per quilt can be scheduled by calling our store or signing up on-line at www.millhousequilts.com. $50 per appraisal.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Event

Instructor:  Kerry Zajicek | Cost: $15

Thinking about a long arm, for business or personal use, or maybe upgrading, then join us on Wednesday May 22 for a "Longing for a Longarm" event. There will be a short presentation, demonstrations and hands on time. See and experience the best longarm machines available.

Business Financing available through Red Thread Financial Group.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Event

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

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $299

The Vintage Rose pattern is a Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month (TOM) quilt favorite.  This class was designed to incorporate a wide range of Judy’s techniques to be taught by a certified instructor.  The class meets monthly for (6) consecutive workshops.  Foundation paper  piecing , curved paper piecing, curved piecing and traditional piecing will be taught in creating this spectacular quilt.  

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

"Walking Foot” Class Part I has been very popular, so much so that students asked for a second class covering additional designs from Jacquie Gering’s great book WALK.  If you didn’t attend Part 1, you are still welcome to join us.  Each class works on different designs, so you can do Part 2 before Part 1.   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 continue to 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

Instructor:  Judy Hasheider | Cost: $40

This is a technique class where you learn how to create different looks with a ruler and make 3-4 variations of the Dresden Plate design. After experimenting in class, you’ll be ready to decide what kind of quilt you'd like to make.  You can bring fabric from home or purchase a few fat quarters to play with.  

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Linda Halpin | Cost: $50

One of the most challenging parts of making a quilt is choosing the fabrics. This class will change the way you think about fabric and shed new light on the process of selecting fabric for your projects. There is no sewing in this class. The focus is totally on learning about fabrics and how to decide what fabrics go well together and why. Bring 3” squares of 20 different fabrics (cut 2 each, for 40 squares ). We will share the squares everyone brings and use them to illustrate a Fabric Selection notebook that will serve as a valuable reference tool. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Linda Halpin | Cost: $50

This hand quilting class is very different from the traditional running stitch method of quilting and gives beautiful results. Explore the world of poke-pull (or stab stitch) quilting. This method allows you to make quilting stitches that are straight and even and look the same on the front of the quilt as they do on the back. No more calluses, sore fingers, or thimbles—poke-pull quilting is especially good for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or limited flexibility due to mastectomies. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $90

Journey Quilt “First Step” is a pattern for a delightful, yet quick and easy throw quilt.  All students will be working with the same pattern, but using their own choice of fabrics.  Precuts can be used to make it go even faster.  The cost of the pattern is $9.00 for those attending the class.  You pick up the pattern, choose your fabrics, and then piece the quilt following the instructions pp.1-4, and stop when you have the quilt in two sections.  At that point you are ready for the first day of class. 

Day One of the workshop will focus on layering your quilt, learning the quilting design and then quilting the two sections of your quilt.  The second day, you will finish the quilting, and learn how to put the quilt together using the technique called “cyndikation”.   No one will ever know that you quilted it in smaller sections to make it easier to do on your own home machine.  Once you have taken this class, you will be able to apply these techniques to your own quilts and travel on your journey to become a skillful quilter.  You may leave your supplies and equipment in the classroom overnight.  

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

If you are the owner of a Bernina, you have one of the most coveted attachments for a quilter’s sewing machine - - The Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). Our machine quilting teacher, Cindy Fenster would like to help you become skilled in using this fantastic tool. She will guide you through different free motion designs and techniques using your BSR. If you want to gain confidence in using this great accessory and take advantage of the great features your Bernina has to offer, join us for this class.  If you don’t own a BSR or a Bernina but would like to attend we have some classroom machines available. Contact us to sign up. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $20

Unlock the potential of your rulers! There’s more to them than just cutting strips and squares. Learn how to cut strips larger than your ruler, as well as triangles and diamonds. We will discuss ways to keep your rulers from slipping and making them easier to use. Your cutting is sure to become more accurate and a little easier after this workshop.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $65

Fun scrap quilt that will use all your partially used bobbins and small scraps, using a quilt as you go technique. All you would need is the pattern, a basket of scraps, two 4 x 8 backing fabric and two 4 x 8 pieces of batting. Pre-cut templates will be provided by the instructor. There will be demonstrations for the cutting the templates, sewing the blocks, QAYG and binding. If you have already started this project and wish to work on it or finish, you are welcome to join for a reduced price!

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $60

We have knits! Let’s make a shawl collar pullover or hoodie out of one of them! If you have a serger, great, but if you don’t, you can use one of the shop models. This class is suitable for beginners who have used their serger or taken a serger class in the past.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $60

Use a jelly roll, extra binding, yardage, or your stash to make this colorful rug. It’s a great way to brighten up a room! And when it gets dirty, you can just toss it in the wash. It makes a fantastic gift, though you’ll want one of your own, too! This class is sew much fun! 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $85

Tuffet (noun) - A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman.

While you'll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified Tuffet Source affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet! 

Tuffet kit fee (hardware, etc) - $100 (+tax)

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

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

Instructor:  Staff | Cost: $50

Do you want a chance to sew all day but need to be home at night? We have a two-day retreat right here at Mill House Quilts. Gather projects you wish to work on and join us! We will provide snacks and lunch, both days, as well as door prizes. Single day rate of $35 is available.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: UFO's, Projects and Fun