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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!


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
    5 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 2 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Tuesday, July 14th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $34.00

Bernina Software Inspirations: Embroidery Goes Plaid!

From the simplest form of striped plaids to Argyles small and large, embroidery is an ideal medium to recreate these classic designs. Embroidery enables you to add a twist to your plaids with texture!

Join us and learn how to create more eye-catching designs with embroidery.

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. Thursday, July 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Thursday, July 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

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. Friday, July 17th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Wednesday, August 19th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $10.00
  3. Saturday, September 12th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $10.00

Row by Row H2O: The Old Country Store Row

Come spend the morning with Ruth Ann, one of the designers of The Old Country Store's "row" for this summer's Pennyslvania Row by Row Shop Hop with a water theme.

She will guide you through the assembly of our exclusive covered bridge scene, offering tips on how to make your row come together smoothly.

You may choose to leave your row unbound and ready to join to rows you've collected from other participating stores, or you may use our finishing kit to add a horse and buggy silhouette, border, and backing for a stand-alone piece.

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

A required supply list (notions, fabric or optional kit, and our FREE pattern) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, July 21st from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $34.00

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
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Monday, July 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 1 seat 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. Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00am to 1:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $47.78

Bernina DesignWorks Suite: Make a Mug Rug

Crafting can be fun with the DesignWorks Suite software! Explore the expanded capabilities of your BERNINA machine when combined with your DesignWorks Suite software and tools.

We will work with the DesignWorks software in the morning. You will need to bring your laptop and software for this part of class.

Then in the afternoon you will set up your sewing machine to use the CutWork Tool, PaintWork Tool, and CrystalWork Tool to make your Mug Rug.

This class ($54) will be taught by Donna Groff.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, July 29th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $54.00

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
    9 seats remaining
    $58.24

Bailey Island Hobo Bag

Join us for a day of creative fun as we sew the Aunties Two Bailey Island Hobo bag.

Gather your Bali Pop or Jelly Roll fabric strips, or cut your own 2½” fabric strips, to make this fun hobo-style bag (11" x 9" x 3").

You will use all straight stitching on your fabric strips and batting to make the body of the bag and handles, then accent it with adorable buttons and functional inside pockets.

After you've had success with the Aunties Two method of sewing fabric and batting strips, you'll be ready to tackle their other great bag and project patterns as well.

This class ($54) will be taught by Sherry Musselman.

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

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

Wool Applique Coasters

Learn how to take wool discarded from garments and turn it into a wonderful set of four coasters for your home or to give as a gift.

This is a great class for beginners in wool applique, but also fun for experienced stitchers. We will start with tracing the pattern onto the wool and leave with finished coasters.

All supplies will be provided. The only thing you need to bring is a pair of sharp scissors and a desire to recycle and have some fun doing it! You'll also receive a printed pattern to take home so you can make more coasters on your own.

This class ($34) will be taught by Doreen Brannan.

A required $13 kit ($13.78 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.
  1. Wednesday, August 5th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $47.78

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, August 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $34.00

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. Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $34.00

Bernina Software Inspirations- Applique Three Ways

Applique by embroidery machine is fun, fast and fabulous! Explore three applique styles: raw edge applique, cut-in-the-hoop applique, and pre-cut applique.

We will use the applique tools in Software 7 to create an applique paisley design perfect for embroidering on the Okashi Courier Bag.

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. Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Wednesday, August 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

Sewing for Kids- Make a Pillowcase!

If you’re ages 10-14 years, you can learn how to make a simple four-seam, French-seam case!

Choose your fabrics to match your bedroom or showcase your hobbies. Spend the morning sewing a fun-and-easy pillowcase, and then attend your next sleepover in style!

This class will be taught by Jan Mast.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, August 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $34.00

Quilted Sweatshirt Cardigan

Come learn how to transform a plain sweatshirt into a personalized cardigan! If you've always admired the quilted jackets and unique wardrobe pieces you've seen on other crafters, here is your chance to make one of your own.

Choose fabric you love to create a piece of clothing that fits you in style and cut. Mary Jane will guide you through the process of sewing your fabric and then strategically cutting and covering the sweatshirt.

At the end of this two-session class you'll have a new addition to your cool-weather closet that will have you ready to step out in style. Hello, autumn!

This class ($68) will be taught by Mary Jane Miller in TWO sessions.
Session 1 is Tuesday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Session 2 is Tuesday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A required $10 kit ($10.60 with PA sales tax) includes Mary Jane's original pattern and instructions.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, August 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $78.60

"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
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00

Make Your Own Umbrella

Did you know you can make your own umbrella? Choose a fabric you love--a large print in your favorite colors looks fabulous- and cover a frame that we will supply.

Ruth Ann will guide you through each step of cutting, sewing, and applying the fabric to the frame. When it's completed, give it a water-proofing coat, and you'll be ready and waiting for the next rainy day!

This class ($54) will be taught by Ruth Ann Gingrich.

A required $30 kit ($31.80 with PA sales tax) includes your pattern and umbrella frame and hardware.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, September 3rd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $85.80

Accidental Landscape Series: Autumn Hills

This popular landscape series comes from designer Karen Eckmeier, and this class is a tribute to fall foliage and rolling hills.

You’ll be amazed at how Karen’s simple technique of curved layering and topstitching “paints” such a beautiful, seasonal “photo.” Finished quilt is 14" x 14."

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

A required $20 kit ($21.20 with PA sales tax) includes pattern and fabric for picture portion of quilt. You will receive your kit upon arrival at class.
  1. Wednesday, September 16th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $75.20

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
    27 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, September 25th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    31 seats remaining
    $10.00

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. Wednesday, September 30th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $61.42

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 $13 kit ($13.78 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. Friday, October 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $47.78
  2. Friday, October 9th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
    11 seats remaining
    $47.78

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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