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: $55

Don't let zippers zap you! You'll leave the class with samples of a centered, lapped and invisible zipper application and more if time allows. 

Please note supply list and mandatory fee for class materials. Knowledge of using your sewing machine required.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education & Technique

Presenter: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $60

Sew up this comfortable shirt in a jiffy! This is a great way to get started with your serger, though a regular sewing machine works as well! This pattern includes a full range of sizes from girls up to plus size. 

In this class you will learn to “grade” your pattern to fit you! This top can be made four ways: with a ¾ sleeve or sleeveless, and with or without a collar. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education & Project

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $65

Perfect for a jelly roll, leftover strips, or extra binding! 

Learn how to successfully make this hot new project! 

All levels. 

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, furniture grade upholstery foam, button form, cording, solid wood tuffet feet, etc) - $100 (+tax) 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $60

Looking for more control in using free motion quilting designs? Learn to use templates made for you home sewing machine and see how successful you can be with quilting designs and motifs. 

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.

This class will give you the opportunity to use a Bernina and a set of templates. If you have already purchased templates and foot, bring your own machine, special foot and templates to use. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education & Technique

Instructor: Jane Vaughan | Cost: $45

Need a gift for that special man in your life? This is it! Whether it is a husband, dad, broth-er, nephew, you’ve got it covered. 

Use dark colors, plaids, flannels or whatever your heart desires. You can use 2 1/2” strips, or fat quarters, and make it in two different sizes. Switch it up and use florals or modern designs for a totally different look.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $40

Just in time for the holidays! This dimensional wreath can hang as a door or wall decoration, or can be a horizontal centerpiece or candle display. You’ll want to make one for every season! 

They make fabulous hostess gifts, too! 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $40

If walking into a quilt shop leaves you overwhelmed with all of the choices, or, if you wonder why your fabrics are not as exciting when they are put together as you thought they would be, this is the class you are looking for. 

This is a skill building class in which you will learn about fabrics and their characteristics, and tips on how to combine them. Students will build a Fabric Selection How-To Notebook that will help them make better use of their fabrics.  

No matter where you are in your quilt making journey, this workshop is good for all levels of experience. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education

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, carpal tunnel, or limited flexibility due to mastectomies

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education & Technique

Instructor:  Patrick Bass | Cost: $49

Do you want 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. Cost is $49. Single day rate of $35 available week of retreat if space available.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

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 & Technique

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $70

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, join Cheryl at 9 am the day of the first class.  

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Technique & Project

Instructor:  Donna Mather | Cost: $70

This two session class hosted by Judy Niemeyer certified instructor Donna Mather is an excellent pattern for those new to foundation paper piecing and Quiltworx patterns.  A sewing technique called foundation paper piecing is used to assemble the units along with applique.  The pattern includes enough papers to make 4 table toppers.This is an excellent pattern for those new to foundation paper piecing and Quiltworx patterns.  A sewing technique called foundation paper piecing is used to assemble the units along with applique.  The pattern includes enough papers to make 4 table toppers. 

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Technique & Project

Instructor:  Jeremy Jeffries, Benartex | Cost: $10

Batiks and Sneak Peeks or The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, How Indonesian Batiks are made and a preview of 2019 fabric collections.

Join Jeremy Jeffries of Benartex for this three part presentation and become a fabric expert! Topics include how to identify quality fabric (and what makes it good quality), how batiks are made, and a preview of Benartex’s upcoming 2019 fabric lines. 

Enjoy refreshments and each attendee will get a goodie bag valued at over $50.

Instructor:  Judy Hasheider | Cost: $40

In this class you will create a three dimensional tree made of wool. Most students will complete the class project during this three hour class.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor:  Judy Hasheider | Cost: $55

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 & Technique

Instructor:  Patrick Bass | Cost: $65

This machine embroidery tiling scene features a home decorated for Christmas with loose stitches, and few satins for easy stitching. The tree and its trimmings, a warm fireplace with stockings hung above, and the presents themselves, all sit waiting for the family to wake on Christmas morning.

We’ll cover stabilizing and preparation for hooping, begin stitching panels, and demonstrate techniques for successful assembly of the finished scene. The chalkboard version (grays and whites) will be used, but the techniques can be applied to the full color version of this design and other OESD tiled scenes.

You will need to bring your own embroidery machine for this class and have a hoop with an embroidery field large enough to accommodate the tiles (6” x 8” minimum).

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

Instructor:  Cheryl Schenck | Cost: $29

Burr, its cold outside! Use your serger or sewing machine to make this fun, cozy, easy scarf. 

You will want to make more than one in class! Great gift idea.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Project

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 & Technique

Instructor:  Trish Pulvermacher | Cost: $35

This is a follow-up class to Serger 1. 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 & Technique

Instructor:  Cindy Fenster | Cost: $40

If you are the owner of a Bernina, and 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 using your BSR. You will learn by practicing various designs and techniques. 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 have a BSR let us know and we may be able to get a BSR and/or Bernina sewing machine.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education & Technique

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

Instructor:  Linda Halpin | Cost: $70

Don’t be limited only to quilting stencils, patterns in books, or those dreaded words “quilt as desired.” Learn how to draft your own quilting designs that fit the spaces you need to fill. Elegant feathered wreaths, border designs, and corner motifs that flow smoothly around the corners are all covered in this class. 

There is no stitching in this workshop. It is a day of learning to draft patterns that can be used for hand or machine quilting.

Skill Level: All

Class Type: Education

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 & Technique