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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!


Simply Embroidery

Are you new to machine embroidery or still trying to figure out how to get good results? This class will focus on techniques rather than a project, with the entire day spent just embroidering!

We will work on different types of fabrics, and try different threads and stabilizers. Learn the process of embroidery applique, lace-making, and other machine embroidery techniques.

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

A required supply list with fabric and notions needs will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, December 8th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $54.00

SPECIAL EVENT: Show & Share Christmas Party!

The Old Country Store invites all attendees of our Classes to a Show and Share Christmas Party! If you've attended a class with us in 2016, please join us on Friday evening, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. in our Event Space on the second floor of the Store.

Do you have a finished project from a class you took that you've been wishing to show your instructor or other students from the class? This is your opportunity to do just that, and reconnect with new sewing friends you've made in the classroom!

You'll also get a sneak peek at some of the fabulous classes we're scheduling for 2017!

Holiday refreshments and hot beverages will be served.

Please respond by registering below, as for any other class or special event. Your $5 registration fee will ensure space for you at the party. As a special gift from us to you, your fee PLUS an additional $5 will be returned to you via a $10 gift card for The Old Country Store when you arrive at the party!

Space at this fun event is limited, so register now!
  1. Friday, December 9th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    19 seats remaining
    $5.00

Raj the Radical Rooster

Raj is the Maharaja of roosters. He is royalty, and he is the rooster with an attitude. He likes being purple and orange, but is radical enough to try any color combo you decide.

This fusible appliqué pattern is very easy to assemble using the technique taught in the class. You can use wild colors and create your special, unique Raj!

Your finished wall hanging (approximately 20" x 23" if finished like the sample) would be a wonderful gift for a friend who loves Roosters!

This class ($54) will be taught by Almyra Webb.

A required $10 kit ($10.60 with PA sales tax) includes your pattern and pieces ready for cutting.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, December 10th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $64.60

2017 BERNINA Embroidery Club

BERNINA Embroidery Club is a year-round, fun way to learn about machine embroidery, make new friends, and create a take-home project!

Each month, in addition to your completed project, you will leave with both printed project instructions, AND a CD with the project design and instructions, BERNINA'S “All About Embroidery” class information, designs and video, plus other pertinent information.

Please bring your BERNINA embroidery machine so you learn its great features. (If, however, you are uncomfortable bringing your own machine, there will be a BERNINA machine available for you to use in class.)

This popular club is offered ten months in 2017 (no club in July or December), generally the first week of the month. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to 12 noon; afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Choose the available session that best fits your schedule, and plan to come each month for that day-of-the-week/time slot.

Ensure your seat for the full year, and save by registering below for a for full-year club membership ($350), now through December 15. (Registration on a month-by-month basis for any remaining available seats ($39 per session) opens after December 15, 2016.)

If the remaining seats listed below (Tuesday mornings or Tuesday afternoons) do not fit your schedule, but you are interested in a full-year membership, please call (800-828-8218) to speak with Marcia about putting together a membership from remaining available time slots.

Embroidery Club is taught by Donna Groff, who will send you a supply list for each month's project.
  1. Friday, January 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Saturday, January 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Sold Out)
  3. Tuesday, January 10th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $350.00
  4. Tuesday, January 10th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $350.00

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 the coupon code provided to waive the $44 fee.

This class ($34) will be taught by Carol Martin.
  1. Friday, January 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $34.00

Wedding Star Table Topper

The Wedding Star Table Topper pattern is Judy Niemeyer's original Wedding Star design downsized to a two ring by two ring layout, measuring 30” x 30”.

Students in this class will enjoy a small project that will allow them to get their feet wet without committing to a large project they may not be able or willing to finish on their own.

This design has become a classic in the quilting industry and is one that continues to sell more each year than it did the year before.

Some experience in foundation piecing will be beneficial.

This class ($54) wil be taught by Almyra Webb.

A required supply list (pattern, fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, January 14th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 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 Marcia Nissley.

Recommended for kids ages 10-14.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, January 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $34.00

Sewing for Kids- Make a Pillow!

Make a pillow for your bed or for lounging on the couch!

We'll start with a pillow form, and two or three fabrics you love. Sew a cover for your pillow, add some buttons, and you're all set. This pillow is so easy and fun you'll want to make more covers so you can change them often!

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

This class ($34) will be taught by Marcia Nissley.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, January 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $34.00

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. Saturday, January 21st from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Sold Out)
  2. Friday, May 19th from 10:00am to 4:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sew Together Bag

This handy bag with three zippered pockets inside will securely hold your sewing notions, school supplies, or cosmetics. You decide how you want to use it!

An additional, long zipper on the outside of the bag not only holds it together, but creates clever handles as well.

This class ($54) will be taught by Dolores Harnish.

A required supply list (pattern, fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, January 27th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 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. Friday, February 10th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    9 seats remaining
    $75.20

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.

This is considered an advanced thread painting class, and some experience in thread painting and free-motion sewing is required.

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, February 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SESSION 2: Saturday, February 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  1. Saturday, February 11th from 9:00am to 4:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $204.50

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, February 18th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    12 seats remaining
    $54.00

Slow Down and Sew: Introduction to English Paper Piecing

After decades of speedy machine sewing and quick-piecing techniques, you can, along with many other quilters, rediscover the joy of "slow sewing" and the pleasure of portable hand stitching projects. No longer tied to your sewing machine, you can now enjoy stitching in the presence of family and friends or while on the go. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in your "stolen moments".

Learn how to hand stitch the hexagon and the diamond shapes using the traditional English Paper Piecing (EPP) method. You will complete a simple block which can be turned into a pin cushion, a small pillow or any other item of your choice.

This introductory class, a great fit for both beginners and experienced stitchers, will open the door to the world of EPP and the many different projects that you can complete with this method!

This class ($34) will be taught by Andrea Hoke.

A required $7 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes your paper pieces, thread, needle, and Wonder Clips.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, March 10th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $41.42

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 (fabric for practice and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $47.78

Color Play Workshop

The Color Play Workshop will be a hands-on exploration of color theory in modern quilting and improvisational quilting presented by Carrie Strine. Formally trained as an artist, with experience teaching college art courses, Carrie brings her formal design and color training to quilt design in this all day course.

Together students will learn the physics, meaning, and interaction of color in modern quilt design. Focusing on the principles of color theory and various color phenomena, the class will ultimately work these ideas into playful color-packed improvisational mini quilts.

Basic sewing and quilting skills required.

This class ($54) will be taught by Carrie Strine.

A required $14 kit ($14.84 with PA sales tax) includes fabric and the instructor's recommended color wheel.

A list of required supplies not included in your kit will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, March 18th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    9 seats remaining
    $68.84

Slow Down and Sew: Introduction to Hand Applique

After decades of speedy machine sewing and quick-piecing techniques, quilters are rediscovering the joy of "slow sewing" and the pleasure of portable hand-stitching projects. No longer locked away in their quilt studios, they can now enjoy stitching away in the presence of family and friends or while on the go. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in your "stolen moments".

In this "Slow Down and Sew" class, overcome the intimidation of appliqué! Discover how effortlessly you can create beautiful appliqué projects with smooth curves and perfect shapes using the Starch and Freezer Paper Method of appliqué. Learn how to do the basic shapes: hearts, circles, leaves, stars and stems. The 18" block you work on in class can be turned into a pillow or wall hanging.

This class ($44) will be taught by Andrea Hoke and is appropriate for beginners and beyond.

A required $7 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes notions and pattern and will be given upon arrival in class.

A required supply list (fabric and additional notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, March 25th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $51.42

Machine Quilting: Lecture and Demo

Have you been eager to machine quilt your own quilts on your domestic sewing machine, but don't know where to begin? Are you too intimidated to even give it a try? If so, this class is designed just for you! (Even if you have already begun machine quilting, this class is designed for you, too- you'll pick up numerous tips and suggestions.)

Needles, thread, batting, design, and more- your instructor will cover all the basics of free-motion and walking-foot quilting so you'll be ready to get started in the peace and comfort of your own home.

You will also study and discuss a number of quilts that have been machine quilted by your instructor, Andrea.

Note - This class will be held on the second floor of The Old Country Store, and is lecture only. Design practice will be done on paper, but no sewing machine work will be done in class.

This lecture class ($34) will be taught by Andrea Hoke.

A list of supplies for design practice and note-taking will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, April 21st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    12 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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