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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!


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 UFOs to the joy of a finished project!
  1. Saturday, April 29th from 10:00am to 3:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Friday, May 12th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $10.00

BERNINA Q-Matic Automation Software Guide Class

BERNINA Q-matic Automation software enhances your creative Longarm machine quilting experience. You can design a quilt project easily and intuitively. In this Guide Class you will learn how to navigate the All-in-one Touch PC and be introduced to the design and editing tools of the Q-matic software. An introduction to the digitizing and editing software, Art n Stitch is also included. Experience the full creative process from a computer design idea to automated Longarm machine quilting.

For those of you who purchased the Bernina Q-Matic Automation software via Hinkletown Sewing, this guide class is free! Please enter coupon code QMATICHT (all capital letters, no spaces) to waive the $44 fee.

This class ($44) will be taught by Carol Martin.
  1. Saturday, April 29th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Saturday, June 3rd from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (Sold Out)
  3. Friday, June 23rd from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $44.00

Long-Arm Rental

Upon completion of the Long-Arm Certification Class, and with instructor approval, you may rent time on the BERNINA Q24 long-arm machine.

Rental is $20 an hour, and by registering for your first hour (non-refundable), you have reserved the full, 8-hour day and may sew any portion of it, paying for the balance of hours ($20 per hour) upon ending your time. (After the first two hours, your time will be pro-rated by the quarter-hour.)

Bring your completed quilt top and backing, squared and ready to quilt. You will select and purchase your batting from the options available at the Store. Thread is provided and included in the rental fee.

Certification instructor Sherry will be present during your rental time to monitor the long-arm machine.
  1. Tuesday, May 2nd from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  2. Thursday, May 4th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  3. Tuesday, May 16th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  4. Saturday, May 20th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  5. Tuesday, May 23rd from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  6. Thursday, May 25th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  7. Saturday, May 27th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  8. Tuesday, May 30th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  9. Thursday, June 1st from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  10. Tuesday, June 6th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  11. Thursday, June 8th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  12. Tuesday, June 13th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  13. Thursday, June 15th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  14. Saturday, June 17th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  15. Tuesday, June 20th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  16. Thursday, June 22nd from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00
  17. Thursday, June 29th from 9:00am to 10:00am
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $20.00

Long-Arm Certification Class

Would you like to rent time on our BERNINA Q24 long-arm quilting machine to finish your quilt tops?

Sign-up for the Certification Class ($100), and upon completion (and with Instructor Sherry's approval) you will be qualified to rent time on the long-arm, located on the second floor of the Store.

Certification Class is limited to two persons and is a hands-on, five hour class.

You will learn how to load your quilt and the basics of operating the machine, including the skill needed to use a pantograph pattern to create an all-over quilting design.
  1. Wednesday, May 3rd from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00
  2. Wednesday, May 17th from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00
  3. Wednesday, May 24th from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $100.00
  4. Wednesday, May 31st from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00
  5. Wednesday, June 7th from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00
  6. Wednesday, June 14th from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00
  7. Wednesday, June 21st from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00
  8. Wednesday, June 28th from 10:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $100.00

May Embroidery Club: In the Hoop Mug Rug and Quilt Label

In the month of May we will make a Mug Rug in the hoop. You will learn how to personalize it in your machine. If time allows, we will also learn how to make a quilt label in the hoop, then use a fabric pen to fill in all the information.

Sign up below for a remaining available May session ($39) of 2017 BERNINA Embroidery Club taught by John and Donna Groff.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, May 5th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $39.00
  2. Saturday, May 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $39.00
  3. Tuesday, May 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $39.00
  4. Tuesday, May 9th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $39.00

Beatle Bag

This is the perfect bag for organizing all your sewing supplies! Just grab the bag and all your supplies are right where you need them! It has ziplock page pockets as well as regular pockets.

Make more than one so you always have an organizer handy for make-up, jewelry, scrapbooking supplies, etc. The pattern is fat-quarter friendly and measures 20” x 11" when open.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock and is appropriate for students with sewing experience.

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

BERNINA Q20 Sit-Down Long Arm Guide Class

The Bernina Q20 longarm sit down machine is a quilting machine that can handle the demands of professional quilting yet is easy for all levels of quilters to use. In this guide class we will tour the features of the Q20 and apply the techniques in the classroom.

Learn to navigate the user interface and master general machine operations. Use all the different stitch modes, including three BERNINA Stitch Regulator modes.

For those of you who purchased the Q20 sit down machine from Hinkletown Sewing, this (one time) guide class is free! Choose a date and enter coupon code SITDOWN20 (all capital letters, no spaces) to waive the $34 fee.

This class ($34) will be taught by Carol Martin.
  1. Thursday, May 11th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Friday, June 2nd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Sold Out)
  3. Friday, June 30th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00

BERNINA Q24 Long Arm Guide Class

The Q24 Long Arm is a quilting machine that can handle the demands of professional quilting yet is easy for all levels of quilters to use. In this guide class we will tour the features of the Q24 and apply the techniques in the classroom.

Learn to navigate the user interface and master general machine operations. Practice loading fabric and batting then test different quilting techniques on the BERNINA-exclusive Amanda Murphy training panel. Use all the different stitch modes, including three BERNINA Stitch Regulator modes.

For those of you who purchased the Q24 from Hinkletown Sewing, this (one time) guide class is free! Choose a date and enter coupon code LONGARM24 (all capital letters, no spaces) to waive the $34 fee.

This class ($34) will be taught by Carol Martin.
  1. Saturday, May 13th from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Friday, June 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $34.00

Dutchman's Puzzle Small Quilt

Create this Americana themed small wall quilt in time for your summer decorating. You will learn to make the Dutchman’s puzzle block by creating multiple flying geese units, one of the basic units of quilt block design.

You can sew 4 blocks to make a 22-inch square wall quilt or table topper, or sew 3 blocks to make a table runner. Instructions for assembling both will be included in the class.

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

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation
  1. Monday, May 15th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $54.00

Scrappy Trip Around the World

Appropriate for the confident beginner and beyond, this class is based on Bonnie Hunter's wildly popular "Scrappy Trip Around the World" tutorial that has taken the internet by storm in recent years.

You will learn how to stitch the basic block, glean tips on choosing fabrics, and play with layout options. Come prepared to complete at least four blocks in class. Then, you can stitch as many additional blocks as you like in order to make your quilt the size you desire.

Warning - this easy quilt technique is addictive!

This class ($54) will be taught by Andrea Hoke.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, May 19th from 10:00am to 4:30pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $54.00

Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt

Have you been wanting to make a T-shirt quilt, but don't know how to get started? Do you have a large assortment of T-shirts with motifs in various sizes? Do you enjoy math and puzzles? If so, then the Too Cool T-shirt Quilt method is perfect for you!

This method allows you to make a quilt with various sizes of blocks arranged in a "puzzle" layout. You will learn how to prepare your T-shirts, how to calculate the size and layout of your top, and then how to assemble and complete your quilt. You can create any size quilt you wish!

Most class time will be spent in T-Shirt preparation and layout. You may not reach the actual sewing stage in class.

Skill level: Confident Beginner

This class ($54) will be taught by Andrea Hoke.

Required $20 book ($21.20 with PA sales tax), "How to Make a Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt" will be available for pick-up and perusal before class, or will be given upon arrival in class.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, May 20th from 10:00am to 4:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $75.20

Bernina Software Inspirations: Reaching Beyond the Limits

Bernina Embroidery Software 8 has new Multi-Hooping features. During this lesson, we will explore how this new feature works and how to best align designs that reach beyond the limit of your hoop.

This is a software class. You will work with Bernina's Embroidery Software 8 on your laptop and go home with a design ready to sew out on your machine.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.
  1. Wednesday, May 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Wednesday, May 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $34.00

Half-Square Triangle Fun

Learn how to stitch the simple half-square triangle block, one of the basic building blocks of oh, so many quilts! Choose the size of your finished quilt (Baby or Lap-size), then learn how to stitch accurate half-square triangle units by trimming them with the Bloc Loc Ruler.

This is a great quilt to make unique and truly reflective of your style. Choose the size you want to make, gather your fabric, and then select a block layout (one of multiple layout options pictured at left) to create a simple, yet one-of-a-kind keepsake.

If you have some sewing experience, but want to try piecing and quilting, here is the perfect opportunity to make a truly impressive first quilt! Already an experienced quilter? This promises to be an enjoyable day for you as well. Come and see what all the fun is about!

This class ($54) will be taught by Andrea Hoke, and is suitable for beginners. A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, June 17th from 10:00am to 4:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $54.00

Electric Quilt Software 7- Learn the Basics

Have you ever wondered if you’d enjoy quilt design using a computer? This class will introduce you to the basics of EQ7, the industry’s leading quilt design software. Class time will include a general overview of the software and an introduction to designing a quilt block and a quilt.

You will need a laptop with these requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Laptop needs a CD drive and USB port and 750 MB of hard-disk space.

If you don’t own the software, a trial version will be available on request.

This class ($44) will be taught by Carol Martin on the second floor of The Old Country Store.
  1. Saturday, June 24th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $44.00

Woodland Winter Thread Painting

Take your thread painting skills to the next level with this charming "Woodland Winter" panel by Northcott fabrics.

Bring depth to your panel by "painting" it with many threads of varied color and type. Use tulle to add yet another dimension. Learn more about bobbin work as Joyce demonstrates this bonus technique.

Some experience in thread painting will be helpful, but confident beginners who are familiar with the free-motion quilting technique can also enjoy success in this class.

This class ($125) will be taught in two sessions by Joyce Hughes.

The required $75 kit ($79.50 with PA sales tax) contains your panel, batting, backing, tulle, and many of the threads needed.

A required supply list (notions, needles, and additional basic thread) will be sent with your class confirmation.

SESSION 1: Saturday, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SESSION 2: Saturday, August 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  1. Saturday, July 29th from 9:00am to 4:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $204.50

Special Event: Inside Aurifil and Aurifil Inside

Join us for a special presentation by Alex Veronelli, Development Officer of the well-known and beloved Aurifil thread company.

Alex will take us on an entertaining, behind-the-scenes video tour featuring a window into how Aurifil threads are made in the factory in Italy. You will be astounded by the time and effort that goes into every spool of thread!

Enjoy viewing an array of stunning textile artwork made by top designers in the industry, using Aurifil threads. Take the opportunity to handle these incredible works so you can see and feel for yourself the difference Aurifil makes in actual projects!

As always, door prizes, give aways, and refreshments will add to the fun and excitement!

Morning and afternoon sessions offer the same content--choose the time that fits your schedule.
  1. Friday, September 15th from 11:00am to 12:30pm
    28 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, September 15th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    31 seats remaining
    $10.00

Weaver Fever Quilt RETREAT

Do you like Bargello patterns but find them intimidating? Well, this Bargello-style quilt is especially fun to make and very easy to sew. The fun begins with choosing the fabrics and continues with seeing how quickly the blocks go together through easy rotary cutting and strip piecing.

In this retreat, you choose the challenge...easy is the "Three-ver", moderate is the "Four-ver" (pictured at right) and most challenging is the "Five-ver".

Because this pattern is all straight seam sewing (no curves) plan for a relaxing weekend, with time to visit with your quilty "neighbors", drink coffee, and enjoy our town's delicious, local food.

This retreat runs from Friday evening, October 27, 2017, through Sunday morning, October 29, 2017. A light welcome dinner on Friday evening is included. Students are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

This retreat ($139) will be taught and hosted by Lois Zimmerman. The required $9 pattern ($9.54 with PA sales tax) will be ordered for you according to your choice as explained above.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) and additional information will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Friday, October 27th at 4:00pm to Sunday, October 29th at 12:00pm (Sold Out)

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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