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.


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


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


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


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


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


Indigo Dyeing

Sunday, August 26,  12:30 - 3:30   

Instructor: Jennifer Falkowski | Cost: $75

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