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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!


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
    10 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
    10 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

Spring Flowers Paper Piecing

For those of you who have wanted to try paper piecing, here is the ideal project to learn the basics of this technique and experience immediate success. You'll see how well paper piecing helps you to achieve precise points, corners, and squares.

Celebrate spring by sewing together either a cheery mug-rug sized crocus (6 1/4" square), or a slightly larger iris (8" x 9").

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

A required $9 kit ($9.54 with PA sales tax) includes the pattern, piecing paper, and enough fabric for one of the flowers.

A supply list (batting, additional fabric for finishing your project, and notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, June 2nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $63.54

Quilt in a Day: Quick Trip Quilt

Let's take a quick trip to a wonderful quilt top (lap size, 54" x 77") that only looks time-consuming!

This quilt is great for the beginner or well-seasoned quilter. Completely strip-pieced with no need to match seams, the Quick Trip Quilt will soon become your "go-to" quilt when you need a gift for a special person.

This class ($54.00) will be taught by certified Quilt in a Day teacher, Cheryl Hank.

A required supply list will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Friday, June 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $54.00

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
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $46.72

UFO Day!

Is "I need help!" a phrase you find yourself mumbling as you look at those unfinished projects in the closet? Do you have a project you're ready to toss in the trash in frustration? Do you have a bin full of UFOs that need some time and attention?

Here is your chance to get away from everything else competing for your attention and just sew, sew, sew!

Experienced sewer and quilter, Ruth Ann Gingrich, will be your hostess for the day here in our classroom. Get some help problem-solving, brainstorm together, or simply sit and sew with Ruth Ann and others. You'll have the benefit of enjoying our classroom amenities while working on your project of choice.

Come explore the potential for transforming the frustration of UFO's to the joy of a finished project!
  1. Tuesday, June 9th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, July 17th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $10.00

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
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sewing for Kids- Learn to Sew!

So you think you might like sewing? Come learn the basics—how to thread a machine, straight-stitch and zig-zag sewing, pivoting, seam allowances, ironing, cutting with a rotary cutter, and if necessary, ripping!

The skills taught will set you on the path for more creative projects and possibly a lifelong hobby!

This class ($34) will be taught by Jan Mast.

Recommended for kids ages 10-14.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, June 11th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Friday, June 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00

Little Quilted Picture Frame

Come and join this class to make a simple fabric frame perfect for displaying your 4" x 6" photos. Straight seams bring this fun project together quickly.

It's easy to switch the photo in your little quilted frame (finished size approximately 12" x 14"), making it ideal for showcasing growing babies and children. Use a sports-themed fabric to show off your favorite athlete. Display a favorite beach vacation photo surrounded by sand, shell, or flip-flop fabric. Or, gift a teacher with a school-themed frame perfect for showcasing the classroom's student-of-the-week. The possibilities are endless!

This class ($34.00) will be taught by Marcia Nissley.

A required $10.00 kit ($10.60 with PA sales tax) includes your pattern and interfacing.

A required supply list (fabric, batting, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, June 12th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $44.60

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
    7 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
    11 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 (Sold Out)

Stacked and Stitched Leaf Quilt

This class consists of two parts. First, we’ll make a stacked and stitched “pelt” for your future design possibilities. Part Two includes completion of an 8” x 10” layered and slashed wall quilt with a leaf motif.

This class ($34) will be taught by Christine Morgan.

Required $25 kit ($26.50with PA sales tax) includes pelts needed to complete leaf quilt (many colors to choose from).

A required supply list (notions and fabric) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, June 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $60.50

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
    11 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sewing for Kids- Zippered Bag!

Let’s learn to put in a zipper and try sewing plastic! Your trendy zippered bag with its clear plastic front will come in handy for toiletries, collections, or school supplies.

"Sewing for Kids: Learn to Sew!" is a prerequisite to this class.

This class ($34) will be taught by Jan Mast.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, June 23rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Wednesday, July 1st from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $34.00

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
    7 seats remaining
    $34.00

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 $13 kit ($13.78 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. Saturday, June 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $47.78
  2. Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00am to 1:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $47.78

Sewing Basics 101

Attention beginners! If you’re ages 13-99 with little or no sewing experience and would like to learn to sew (and actually make something while you learn!), this class is just for you!

Karen will introduce basic sewing tools and teach several basic sewing techniques as you make a tote or grocery bag that folds up to fit in your purse. These bags make great gifts and after this class you can make one for everyone you know!

This class ($34) will be taught by Karen Boyd.

A required $2 kit ($2.12 with PA sales tax) includes your pattern and templates.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, June 30th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $36.12

Kwik Krazy Quilt Blocks

In this class, you will learn a quick, easy, and fun method of constructing 12 crazy quilt blocks. You will be cutting, shuffling and chain piecing, working on all 12 blocks in “assembly line” fashion, and by the end of class, you will have twelve perfect 9 ½” squares.

Basic sewing machine and rotary cutting skills are necessary.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Jane Miller.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, July 7th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sewing for Kids- Apron!

Whip up your next batch of brownies in an apron you made yourself! Learn how to sew a pocket, attach a button, and fashion an apron!

"Sewing for Kids- Learn to Sew!" is a prerequisite to this class.

This class ($34) will be taught by Jan Mast.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, July 8th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Tuesday, July 14th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00

Basic Serging

Here is a chance for you to learn to use your serger for more than just finishing the edges of seams. Class will cover three very basic techniques that can be used in garment making, craft sewing, or home decor.

With fabric samples, you will create pages for a stitch sample book. Then you will practice the three techniques you've learned by completing these projects: a pillow case with a straight four-thread over-lock and wrapped corner, a three-thread rolled-hem napkin, and a pillow top with decorative flat-lock stitching.

You will also learn two good ways to deal with thread tails and Karen's exclusive way to make them invisible.

For this class, each student is required to bring their own 2/3/4 thread serger and must be able to thread their machine for a four-thread over-lock stitch. All brands of machines are welcome, but the instructor may not be able to help with threading or adjusting brands other than Bernina.

This class ($54) will be taught by Karen Boyd.

A required $7 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes sample fabrics and printed handouts. A required supply list (fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, July 9th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $61.42

Sewing for Kids- Backpack!

Pack for summer camp or get ready for back-to-school with your personalized backpack! We’ll make a buttonhole, work with elastic, and discover how to add lining to your project.

"Sewing for Kids- Learn to Sew!" is a prerequisite to this class.

This class ($34) will be taught by Jan Mast.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, July 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Monday, July 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00

Beginning Piecing and Quilting

Are you ready to adventure into the world of quilt-making, but you aren't sure how to begin? If your answer is "Yes!" then this is the perfect class for you!

In this class, learn about rotary cutting, strip-piecing, chain-sewing, and how to make your seam intersections meet perfectly. You will sew together a 9-patch block, layer your quilt "sandwich", practice basic hand-quilting and machine quilting, and leave class with a finished table topper.

Bring fabric of your choice to create a project you'll be proud to display in your home.

This class ($54) will be taught by Karen Boyd.

A required $4 printed handout ($4.24 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.

A required supply list (fabric, tools, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, July 30th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $58.24

Serger Throw

Here is a great class for those just learning to use their serger sewing machine because it uses the basic over-lock stitch.

Even though some people may call this a quilt, there is really no quilting done on it. Most students will be able to complete the throw (approximately 42" x 54") during class. The throw's edges are bound with traditional quilt binding attached with a serger, and finished by hand or top-stitched by machine. The throw is completely reversible and uses nine strips of fabric on the front and nine on the back.

For this class, each student is required to bring their own 3/4 thread serger and must be able to thread their machine, change needles, and sew a a four thread over-lock stitch. All brands of machines are welcome, but the instructor may not be able to help with threading or adjusting brands other than Bernina.

This class ($54) will be taught by Karen Boyd.

A required $3 printed handout ($3.18 with PA sales tax) will be given in class. A required supply list (fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, August 4th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $57.18

"Hearts and Stars- O, My!" Applique Pillow

Here is another needle-turned hand-applique class by popular instructor, Houa Yang! In this class, Houa will take you to the next level with your needle-turn skills as she teaches you how to work with hearts and stars.

Applique your shapes onto background fabric that you can then turn into a lovely throw pillow. Included will be basic instruction for the embroidery stitch from which the hearts and stars are hanging.

While this class is an excellent next step for those students who have taken Houa's "Needle-Turned Hand-Applique" technique class, previous attendance at that class is not required for registration for this class.

An optional $9 kit ($9.54 with PA sales tax) including precut applique shapes in colors similar to the sample, thread, embroidery floss, and an embroidery needle will be available on the day of class. You may also bring fabric of your own choice rather than use the kit.

A required supply list (background fabric, notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Friday, August 21st from 10:00am to 1:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $34.00

SPECIAL EVENT: A History of Quiltmaking: As Illustrated through Doll Quilts

Barbara Garrett began making historic reproduction doll quilts in the 1970’s and will use her 140+ small quilts to illustrate the development of quiltmaking in the pre-Civil War era, the 1870’s – 1920’s, and the Depression years.

Barb’s lecture includes facts, stories, and myths about quilting and offers information about the types of quilts, patterns, and fabrics popular to the times.

The 2-hour event will be offered two times, with identical content both times.

This special event will be held in the second floor Event Quarters at The Old Country Store. Reserve your seat today!
  1. Friday, September 25th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
    32 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, September 25th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    35 seats remaining
    $10.00

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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