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Register now for Sewing and Quilting Classes! Space is limited and classroom seats are filled in the order of receipt. Sign up early for best seats!


Nine-Patch Miniature Quilt

Do you admire mini quilts but think you couldn’t possibly sew small blocks? You will be surprised how much fun it is to make mini quilts after you learn the basic techniques taught in this class.

Using the simple 9-patch block, teacher Carol Martin will show you how to cut and sew accurately-- the essential requirements in piecing tiny quilts. By the end of the class you will be the proud creator of a 14” x 18” mini quilt.

You may bring your favorite fabrics from your stash or, on the day of class, you may purchase a kit containing the Civil War reproduction fabrics featured in the sample quilt.

This class ($54) will be taught by Carol Martin.

Required $3 pattern ($3.18 with PA sales tax) will be given upon your arrival in class.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Monday, April 27th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    4 seats remaining
    $57.18

Quilt in a Day: 9-Block Pineapple Wall Hanging

The Pineapple block has long been on the quilter's bucket list. If you've always thought the block looks too difficult, then this class is for you!

Your certified Quilt in a Day instructor, Cheryl Hank, will guide you through each step of Eleanor Burns' technique to simply construct the blocks by strip and chain piecing. Arrange your blocks in a beautiful wall hanging, or, if you choose, you may do a smaller 3 or 4 block table runner.

This class ($54) is for the confident beginner up to experienced quilter.

A required supply list (fabric, pattern, notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    11 seats remaining
    $54.00

SPECIAL EVENT: Tree of Life Palampore

Discover the history and artistry of a palampore! This extraordinarily large cotton panel was traditionally quilted into a bedspread by the wealthy in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Join antique quilt and fabric historian, Mary Koval, for a lecture and trunk show presentation on her newly released palampore.

The 1.5 hour event will be offered two times, with identical content both times.

This special event will be held in our Sewing Classroom. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today!
  1. Tuesday, May 5th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Tuesday, May 5th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    27 seats remaining
    $10.00

How to Use a Tree of Life Palampore

Take advantage of this unusual opportunity to study under antique quilt historian, Mary Koval!

Limited to just twelve persons (each having attended the SPECIAL EVENT with Mary on May 5 and purchased a palampore, included in your class fee below), this class will feature hands-on designing of a quilt (or quilts) from the panel.

If multiple projects are your preference, Mary will guide you in laying out potential quilts from various portions of the palampore.

Or if one large quilt, using the entire palampore, is preferred, Mary will help you imagine possible finishing methods.

This class ($44.00) will be taught by guest teacher and lecturer Mary Koval.

Required $48.99 palampore ($51.93 with PA sales tax) will be given upon your arrival at class.

A required supply list (notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, May 6th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $95.93

Quilt-as-you-Go! Jazzy Jewels Fun and Done Quilt!

Prairie Sky Quilting’s clever usage of the Batting Buddy Template makes this “Quilt As You Go” project an easy and fun quilting experience.

This dazzling scrap-buster version focuses on fabrics in dark/cool and bright/warm colors to make the quilt sparkle. You will piece, layer, and quilt each block in one step; then connect the blocks into rows that are sewn together. With this method, there is no bulky quilt sandwich to deal with, allowing you to handle smaller areas of the quilt at a time.

The pattern can be made as a Runner, Crib, Lap or Twin size. Please be aware that choosing to make a larger size means you may not be able to complete the project in class.

Sewing machine experience and rotary cutting skills required.

This class ($54.00) will be taught by Sherry Musselman.

A required supply list (pattern and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, May 7th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    4 seats remaining
    $54.00

Make Your First Quilt Series Class #4

This is the first class in our "Make Your First Quilt Series." You may register for this class if you want to learn the Spinning my Wheels and Ohio Stars blocks, but don't want to complete the full series of five classes.

This class ($34) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (book, fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, May 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00

Bernina Software Inspirations- On-the-Go Travel Pillow

The On-the-Go travel pillow is not just for kids! Use this travel pillow to transport your favorite book and when you remove the book to read, use the pillow to give your back or neck extra support during a long trip.

Learn how to use Corel PHOTO-PAINT to edit your favorite photos to print on fabric.

Please note: The morning class (9 a.m. to 12 noon) is for Advanced students. You must be pre-approved to register for this class. The afternoon class (1-4 p.m.) is open to all levels of experience--beginners welcome. All students must be able to bring and operate a laptop computer.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, May 12th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Tuesday, May 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

Rag Quilt with Applique

Come and learn how to make a rag quilt with appliqué. This is a great quilt to make whether you are a beginning quilter or have been quilting for years, and it makes a wonderful gift.

Your teacher, Jody Beck, loves making rag quilts because after the blocks are set together and the edges clipped, they're finished! The quilting method for this project is quilt as you go, which means you will be working with small squares instead of a whole quilt top.

Choose flannel, homespun, or denim to make a 49” x 63” lap size quilt. You may choose to make a different size according to the pattern choices.

This class ($44.00) will be taught be Jody Beck. A supply list of required items- Jody's Jems Recycled Memories pattern, fabric, and notions- will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, May 13th from 10:00am to 2:30pm
    11 seats remaining
    $44.00

Needle-Turned Hand Applique

Houa has done traditional, needle-turned applique on hundreds of quilts over the past 25 years, and her skills and workmanship are amazing!

Lucky for us, she’s ready to share her insider tricks for appliquéing perfect circles, smoothly contoured leaves, and other fussy shapes. Class size is limited to seven persons to guarantee one-on-one instruction.

This class ($34) will be taught by Houa Yang.

Required $7 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes fabric and notions for 12” square applique project.

A required supply list (fabric and notions for practice) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, May 14th from 10:00am to 1:00pm (Sold Out)

BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 Guide Class

For those of you who purchased the Bernina V7 software or update from Hinkletown Sewing, this one time, 3 hour class is FREE! Choose a date and enter the code provided by Hinkletown to waive the $34 fee. The class will focus on V7 but you are welcome to come to the guide class if you are working with V6 and have NOT received your free guide class.

This class ($34.00) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, May 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $34.00

BSR Blitz!

"Today I will...use my BSR!"

Learn the basics of using your Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). Learn techniques for using your BSR in quilting, crafting, garment-making, and creating home-decor, as well as for bobbin work and thread painting. Practice using your BSR with different needles and threads.

If you don't own a BSR, but are considering purchasing one, come try one of ours! Our classroom Bernina 580 machines each have their own BSR, so this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

Sign up for More BSR and receive a whole day of training on the BSR!

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, May 27th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

More BSR!

You have learned the basics--now you are ready to practice and play with free-motion quilting techniques and learn about thread tension in this hands-on class.

You will practice many different free-motion quilting designs, using different types of thread, and you will go home with a notebook full of designs along with your samples, ready to try your skills on a wall hanging or quilt.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

Mesh Travel Tote

Gear up for summer travel by making this fast and easy tote bag!

You'll love taking this bag to the beach, with its generous 11"x14" size allowing plenty of room for sunscreen, snacks, and reading materials (maybe a quilting magazine?). Its vinyl mesh bottom means a quick shake at the end of the day will leave it sand-free and easy to wipe clean.

This class ($34) will be taught by Ruth Ann Gingrich.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, May 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $34.00

Make Your First Quilt Series Class #5

This is the first class in our "Make Your First Quilt Series." You may register for this class if you want to learn the Tumbling Star block, but don't want to complete the full series of five classes. This class will also cover assembling quilt blocks and layering and finishing the completed quilt top.

This class ($34) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (book, fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, May 30th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00

Hand-Quilting How-To

Whether you’ve never hand-quilted or simply want to improve your skills, Lois has great tips to offer!

Learn how to start and stop, what to do at an intersection, how to bury your knots, and the benefits of using a thimble.

Practice straight-line quilting and echo quilting before completing the simple project you’ll take home and display with pride!

This class ($34) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required $12 kit ($12.72 with PA sales tax) includes a prepared fabric project for hand-quilting. You will receive your kit upon arrival at class.

A required supply list (notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, June 6th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $46.72

EZ Breezy Quilt-as-you-Go Table Runner and Place Mats

What's better than a gorgeous table runner and coordinating place mats that are super-quick to make? Make these for yourself or to give as a gift.

This is a perfect way to use your favorite, large-scale bright print.

The quilt-as-you-go method means that when you finish sewing, your quilting is done, too! (Or, you can add more quilting for an extra-fabulous look.)

Rotary cutting skills and sewing machine experience required.

This class ($54.00) will be taught by Sherry Musselman.

A required supply list (pattern, fabric, batting, and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, June 10th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $54.00

Machine Quilting Basics Level 2

Piece a simple crib quilt or a lap quilt at home, then come to class to learn how to free- motion quilt it.

We will begin by learning how to make a wrinkle free quilt sandwich, and then decide what patterns to use for your creation.

Use of templates, marking, types of threads and new techniques will be covered. You will go home inspired to tackle a twin sized quilt!

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Monday, June 15th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sending Designs to Your Embroidery Machine

In this class you will learn to send embroidery designs from your computer or CD to your Bernina Embroidery Machine or USB stick, using Bernina Embroidery Software.

The process will work with the Bernina Designer Plus, Editor Plus or the free ArtLink software. Bring your laptop with software installed, a CD with designs and USB stick.

We will "write" designs to your stick so your machine can read them.

This class ($17.00) will be taught by John Groff.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, June 16th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $17.00

Accidental Landscape Series: Beaches

Designer Karen Eckmeier makes creating a landscape surprisingly simple! Learn her easy technique and create a beautiful fabric beachscape to commemorate your summer vacation.

Free-form cutting, curved layering, topstitching, and embellishing techniques are taught. The finished quilt is 12" x 15."

This class ($54) is taught by Donna Groff.

A required $20 kit ($21.20 with PA sales tax) includes pattern, fabrics for picture portion of the quilt, and embellishments. You will receive your kit upon arrival at class.
  1. Wednesday, June 17th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    4 seats remaining
    $75.20

Great Beginnings Embroidery Software Class

If you feel overwhelmed with Bernina artista V7 software, Great Beginnings is the class for you!

You will learn what the software tools can do-- all about pictures and designs, how to make pictures into designs and how to edit them and add lettering. Then you'll learn how to save the design and send it to your machine.

You will leave class feeling comfortable with all the possibilities you can create. This is a beginner level class to follow the initial Guide Class you take when you first purchase the software.

This class ($54) will be taught be Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, June 22nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $54.00

Twisting Pinwheels Wall Hanging

Use handy pre-cut squares and the fun Lil' Twister tool to put together this 15.5" x 21.5" wall hanging (or table topper).

Simple squares twist and turn to form pinwheels that look tricky to sew. But we know how easily this pattern comes together, and after class, you'll know the secret, too! We have a good idea you'll be eager to try other twister tool sizes and explore the great variety of patterns that use it!

This class ($34.00) will be taught by Ruth Ann Gingrich.

A required supply list (notions and fabric) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, June 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $34.00

Class Terms: Class payments are non-refundable less than two weeks prior to the class. If The Old Country Store needs to cancel a class due to inclement weather, an instructor with a family or medical emergency, or a class with two or fewer students, the class will be rescheduled as soon as possible or a full refund will be given.

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