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:  Lois Levenhagen | Cost: $70

Now that you know the basics for your serger, it’s time to make something! In this hands-on class, you will learn how to use your flatlock stitch with decorative threads while making a 36 x 45” Rail Fence lap quilt. Also learn how to stitch-in-the-ditch to quilt your quilt on a sewing machine with monofilament thread and then finish off the outside edges with a decorative 3-thread stitch with your serger again.

This is a follow up to Serger 101 or for moderate to experienced users.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Lois Levenhagen | Cost: $65

Now you have the basics, so let go beyond them. Using basic stitches but with decorative thread and other uses for these stitches such as inserting a zipper, make pintucks with a rolled hem stitch, attach lace, ribbons and elastic with a flatlock stitch, etc. Those who’s machines that have a chain stitch and cover-stiches will get some ideas how to use them too. Also learn how to use specialty feet such as a beading foot, elastic foot and cording foot. A workbook with fabrics will be provided.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Linda Halpin | Cost: $77

Curves, ever so enticing, can be tricky to piece. Welcome to Spot On, where curves are created in a whole new way! There is not one single curved pieced seam in this quilt. Try my revolutionary way to create curves that can be done in half the time of traditional piecing and is much more accurate! Give it a try. I think you will love my new method for doing curves as much as I do!

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

“Your New Best Friend – Your Walking Foot” Class Part 1 has been very popular, and students are asked for a second class covering additional designs from Jacquie Gering’s great book WALK.   The walking foot helps quilters feel a level of comfort and control while creating interesting grids and gentle curve designs.   This class covers the 2nd half of the WALK book. You need a copy of WALK for the class.  You do NOT have to take Walk 1 to take this class.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $135

This popular Judy Niemeyer Foundation paper pieced table topper is just waiting to be made with some beautiful batik or contemporary fabrics. You can also use a precut Bali Pop or Jelly Roll of 2 ½” strips. It Makes a perfect wedding or anniversary present.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $70

Would you like to have the opportunity to have more control of your quilting by using rulers and your ruler foot? This first workshop will feature Amanda Murphy’s Good Measure ruler called “The Every Angle”.  The Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book by Amanda provides over 50 outline designs to use with her fantastic rulers. You will learn how to use this ruler and Amanda’s book to quilt smooth lines and create uniform designs.  Using the rulers and ruler foot provides the stability to keep the stitching line more controlled in your quilting.   What a great way to add another strategy for quilting your quilts.  

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $65

Prism Table Runner, is one of Judy Niemeyer’s latest designs.  You will learn the basic tips and techniques necessary for the foundation paper strip piecing of the lone star diamonds and striped borders.  Runner measures 22” x 65” and is a beautiful addition to any table.  

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Jane Vaughan | Cost: $40

Sew up your gifts long before the Christmas rush with this lovely new pattern from Thornberry Quilts.  Christmas Knot is made from 2 1/2" strips and a background fabric.  You will use up all of the leftover bits in the border and for the binding.  The hardest part will be deciding who will receive it.  It doesn't have to be Christmas fabric either; try it in lovely flowered fabric, or go modern with a rainbow of colors, maybe even darker colored fabrics for that special guy in your life.  It's sure to please anyone. Join Jane on September 18 from 10 AM till 2:30 for some Holly Jolly quilting!

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $40

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

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

This is the 2nd workshop of the Amanda Murphy Rulers and Templates series.  You are not required to take the 1st class using the “Every Angle” template before taking this 2nd workshop.  You will need the Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy and her set of five Good Measure Circles.  These templates provide great designs to use while quilting your next quilt.   

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $70

“Your New Best Friend – Your Walking Foot” Class Part 1 has been very popular, and students are asked for a second class covering additional designs from Jacquie Gering’s great book WALK.   The walking foot helps quilters feel a level of comfort and control while creating interesting grids and gentle curve designs.   This class covers the 2nd half of the WALK book. You need a copy of WALK for the class.  You do NOT have to take Walk 1 to take this class.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $40

English Paper Piecing is a great way to take your quilting with you! Once you learn this technique, you’ll be able to do intricate patterns with ease. Start off with hexagons to make a grandmother’s flower garden or jump right in with one of the modern animal patterns by Violet Craft. This is a hand technique.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $125

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.  Pattern - $9.00

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $45

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

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Kathy Doyle | Cost: $60

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: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

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 variety of options to choose from.     

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $65

Prism Table Runner, is one of Judy Niemeyer’s latest designs.  You will learn the basic tips and techniques necessary for the foundation paper strip piecing of the lone star diamonds and striped borders.  Runner measures 22” x 65” and is a beautiful addition to any table.       

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Beaver Dam

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $85

Tuffets are back! If you haven’t made your own tuffet yet, this is a great opportunity! This project is easy to sew and the instructor provides all of the upholstering supplies.  These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, Wisconsin's only certified Tuffet Source affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in this two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet! Kit (Discounted class price) is $110 which includes the hardware. The pattern may be purchased at Mill House Quilts.       

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $85

This class is for those that need a little help getting started or back on track with a Judy Niemeyer project from a class or one you started on your own. Donna will help you gain an understanding of the tips and techniques necessary to complete your project.      

Skill Level: N/A

Class Type: Project, Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $40

English Paper Piecing is a great way to take your quilting with you! Once you learn this technique, you’ll be able to do intricate patterns with ease. Start off with hexagons to make a grandmother’s flower garden or jump right in with one of the modern animal patterns by Violet Craft. This is a hand technique.     

Skill Level: N/A

Class Type: Education and Technique

Location: Waunakee