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.

Lincoln Logs  *NEW*

Friday, June 1, 9:30 – 3:30 

Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $65

Just because this is a scrap quilt doesn’t mean there isn’t a plan! If choosing fabrics confounds you, this class with its fabric selection how-to's will help you create a quilt that really sparkles. Variations on a traditional log cabin block take this popular design a step beyond the ordinary.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Project


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Kimberbell's Kitchen  *NEW*

Where you can have your cake & stitch it too

Friday & Saturday, June 1 and 2, 9:30 – 4:00 

Instructor: Patrick Bass | Cost: $179

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth and machine embroidery addiction? Come sew with us in Kimberbell’s Kitchen. We will make six exclusive projects for kitchen décor and thoughtful gifts. You will have the opportunity to improve your embroidery skills and learn new techniques. The projects include a vintage mixer applique apron, dishtowel holder with tea towel, bread basket, hot pad and recipe book cover. You will receive a project bag and fabric kit with all the Kimberbellishments. Be inspired by friends who love machine embroidery like you! Embroidery machines and lunch are provided.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education, Project and Lots of Fun


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Dresden Designs  *NEW*

Thursday, June 7, 5:30 – 8:30 

Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $65

This is a technique class. You will be making 3-4 variations of the Dresden Plate design to show you how to create different looks with the ruler. Then, after experimenting in class, you will be able to better make a decision on what kind of quilt you would like to do. You can bring fabric from home or purchase a few fat quarters to play with.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Technique


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Clam Shell

Fridays, June 8 & July 13, 9:30 – 3:30 

Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $97

The Clamshell pattern is the modern twist of the traditional Clamshell block. It uses a technique called foundation paper piecing to assemble the units required to make the quilt. Bias strips and both curved and traditional piecing are used to join the foundation pieced units to complete the quilt.

Skill Level : Intermediate

Class Type: Education and Project


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Quilter's New Best Friend -  The Walking Foot

Monday, June 11, 9:30 – 3:30 

Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $60

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


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Serger I

Thursday, June 14, 1:30 – 4:30

Thursday, June 14, 5:00 - 8:00 

Thursday, July 27, 1:30 – 4:30

Thursday, July 27, 5:00 - 8:00 

Instructor: Trish Pulvermacher | Cost: $45

Be honest! Is your serger still in the box or collecting dust because you are not sure how or afraid to use it? Maybe you've just purchased a new one! In this class you'll gain confidence learning how to thread your machine, change tensions and troubleshoot. We'll discuss serger functions and when to use your serger. All brands and models are welcome.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education and Technique


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Color Exploration

Friday, June 15, 9:30 – 3:30 

Instructor: Lorraine Torrence | Cost: $97

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 some color basics, make some useful value charts in fabric and a 12 part color wheel in fabric and move on to some color exercises that will broaden your color vision.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education


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Glacier Star

Saturdays, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, 9:30 – 3:30 

Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $195

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 to be taught by a certified instructor in a manner that will allow them to pick up any of her patterns and successfully complete them after they have completed one of the TOM patterns. Please register at least 2 weeks prior to start of class.

Skill Level : Intermediate

Class Type: Technique and Project


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Beginning Hand Applique

Friday, June 22, 9:30 – 12:30 

Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $40

This skill-building class is designed with the beginner in mind. The stitch used is different from the one most commonly taught in hand applique. It is my favorite applique stitch because it gives such lovely results. This technique takes the fear out of applique. Not only is it easy to do, but it results in invisible stitches. Try your hand at applique with a charming little piece that we will do in a half day class. This is also the stitch I use on my quilt bindings.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Technique and Education


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Mastering Hand Quilting

Friday, June 22, 1:00 – 4:00 

Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $40

Whether you have quilted before or not, this class is for you. Begin as if you are new to the topic, and explore the world of poke-pull (or stab stitch) quilting. Executed differently from running stitch, poke-pull quilting allows you to make quilting stitches that are truly reversible. No more calluses, no sore fingers, and no need for a thimble, poke-pull quilting is especially good for those with arthritis,

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Technique and Education


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Tuffets

Saturdays, June 23 & 30, 10:00 – 2:00 

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $80

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!

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Project


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Reglan Tee Tunic

Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 – 2:00 

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $40

Make this cute and versatile top as a shirt or a tunic! The raglan sleeves are great for beginners. This is your chance to use your serger! You will learn how to read a basic sewing pattern and how to adjust for your desired size. You should know how to thread your serger before attending this class, otherwise it is a beginner class. (Some classroom machines may be available for use if you are thinking about purchasing one.)

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Project


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Serger II

Thursday, June 28, 2:30 – 4:30

Thursday, June 28, 5:00 - 7:00

Thursday, July 12,  2:30 - 4:30   

Instructor: Trish Pulvermacher | Cost: $35

This is a follow-up class to Serger I. Rolled edge, gathering, corners, curves and garment construction will be covered during Part II. You will gain more serger confidence taking this class! All serger makes and models welcome.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education and Technique


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Beginning Paper Piecing

Friday, June 29, 9:30 – 12:30 

Instructor: Kathy Doyle | Cost: $40

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


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Serger III

Thursday, July 12,  5:00 - 7:00   

Instructor: Trish Pulvermacher | Cost: $35

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


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Crazy Lady Log Cabin  *NEW*

Saturday, July 14,  9:30 - 2:00   

Instructor: Judy Hasheider | Cost: $50

With its illusion of curves and pieced border, this log cabin always brings compliments. Circles and curved diamonds are separated by a chain, giving the quilt a very stylish look.  

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Project


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Machine Quilting with Templates

Monday, July 16,  9:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $60

Looking for more control in using free motion quilting designs? Learn to use templates made for your sewing machine and see how successful you can be with quilting designs and motifs. Bring your templates and ruler foot, and machine or rent a Bernina classroom model and templates. 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.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education and Technique


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Bi-Monthly Bag Class - Province Travel Bag

Thursdays, July 19 and August 2,  5:00 - 8:00   

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $60

This big bag is great for a last minute summer getaway or fall sewing retreat! It includes a removeable shoulder strap, three exterior pockets, multiple interior pockets and a top zipper. You’ll want to take it everywhere!

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Project


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Twinkle Star

Fridays, July 20 and August 17,  9:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $97

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 : All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project


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Notan

Friday, July 27,  9:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Lorraine Torrence | Cost: $97

The study of Notan involves learning the relationship of dark and light, positive and negative and how important this is in your quilts. We'll work with paper cut exercises, including a traditional black and white Notan paper cut, and move on to some other paper exercises. This class will strengthen your use of backgrounds in your quilts and make the darks and lights work together in a mutually supportive way. 

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education and Technique


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Quilt As You Go

Friday, August 3,  9:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Kathy Doyle | Cost: $60

Join us to learn quilt as you go. 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 the blocks together. Your blocks can be pieced or plain, hand or machine quilted or embroidered.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education and Technique


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Quilt Your Own Quilt

Thursday August and Friday, August 10,  9:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $90

Here’s your chance to quilt it yourself! In this two-day workshop learn a strategy called “cyndikation” that shows you how to divide your quilt into 2-4 large sections for ease of quilting. On the first day, you will learn how to choose the correct needle, threads, quilting designs, and techniques your quilt, and begin quilting. On the second day you will learn to attach the quilt sections. There are specific requirements for the quilt top so please call us for details of what is needed for this class.

Skill Level : All

Class Type: Education, Technique and Project


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Bali Wedding Star Table Topper

Fridays, August 10 and September 14,  9:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $97

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 2-1/2” strips. It makes a perfect wedding or anniversary present.this class.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Type: Project


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Depends On The Weather

Saturday, August 25,  9:30 - 2:30   

Instructor: Jane Vaughan | Cost: $45

Sun, clouds, rain, or snow, it's always good weather to quilt! Sew up this quilt to express your favorite weather or season. Join Jane for a fun day piecing this quilt, no matter what the weather is!

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project


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Indigo Dyeing

Sunday, August 26,  12:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Jennifer Falkowski | Cost: $45

Join Jennifer Falkowski for a hands-on exploration in the basics of dyeing with a natural indigo vat. She will touch on the history and science of indigo and explore several shibori resist techniques. You will leave with four cotton fat quarters that you have patterned in the rich blue for which indigo is famous. Please wear old clothes and shoes and bring one pair of rubber gloves and a plastic bag for carrying your work home. All other materials will be provided. Feel free to bring along a tee shirt to dye - it must be made of natural fibers. The class will meet outside with a rain date of September 9. August Class Bonus: Jennifer will have just returned from a master class in Seattle and will share what she has learned! If you’ve attended before this class will advance your skills. Young Adults 13 and older are welcome.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education, Technique, Project and Fun


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