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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 UFO's to the joy of a finished project!
  1. Monday, March 30th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, April 17th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $10.00

T-Shirt Quilt

Do you have beloved T-shirts (yours or your kids’) buried in storage? Dig them out, and transform them into a sentimental quilt!

Learn a simple way to assemble 12 shirt fronts (or backs) into patches ready to be sashed with fabric and constructed into a quilt. When finished, you can choose to knot or machine-quilt it—either way, your T-shirt hoarder will adore it!

This class ($54) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, March 31st from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    4 seats remaining
    $54.00

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. Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $34.00

Sewing Basics 101

Attention beginners! If you’re ages 13-99 and would like to learn to sew (and actually make something!), this class is just for you!

Lois will introduce basic sewing tools, familiarize you with patterns, and suggest which sewing machine will meet your sewing needs. Bring your questions and leave with a completed apron!

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

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, April 6th 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 from Lois 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 stitches, 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 Lois Zimmerman.

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

Accidental Landscape Series: Farms and Fields

This scene will depict a Lancaster County Farm in spring following designer Karen Eckmeier’s easy landscape design techniques.

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

If you have taken the three previous Accidental Landscape classes (not required), this will be a perfect way to have the four seasons of the year to hang on your wall.

This class ($54.00) will be 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, April 8th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    5 seats remaining
    $75.20

Cathedral Windows by Machine

Learn this beautiful classic quilting technique in a modern way.

No batting or binding is needed to construct this quilt by machine, and when you're finished with the top, you have a complete quilt!

Sewing machine experience and rotary cutting skills required.

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

Required $8.00 pattern ($8.48 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, April 9th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $62.48

Make Your First Quilt Series Class #2

This is the second class in our "Make Your First Quilt Series." You may register for this class if you want to learn the Useless Bay and Log Cabin 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, April 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    5 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 $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. Tuesday, April 14th from 10:00am to 1:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Thursday, May 14th from 10:00am to 1:00pm (Sold Out)

Bernina Software Inspirations- All Geared Up

Use the tools in Art Canvas to create "gear" shapes for unique quilting and applique patterns.

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, April 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Thursday, April 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $34.00

Wool Applique

Interested in working with wool and learning wool applique? Come learn this popular technique with Doreen!

Doreen will share about her own experiences in working with wool, as well as the history of penny rugs. You'll learn tips and tricks for hand-stitching your applique pieces with the buttonhole stitch and go home with a completed candle mat to brighten up your table.

This class ($34.00) will be taught by Doreen Brannan.

A required $20 kit ($21.20 with PA sales tax) you will choose on the day of class includes all wool felt, floss, and embellishments for your project.

A required supply list (notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, April 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $55.20

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. Tuesday, April 21st from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $54.00

Make Your First Quilt Series Class #3

This is the third class in our "Make Your First Quilt Series." You may register for this class if you want to learn the Jewel Box and Triple Rail 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, April 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $34.00

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
    34 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
    7 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
    5 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
    12 seats remaining
    $44.00

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
    10 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
    5 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
    9 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

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
    7 seats remaining
    $75.20

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
    10 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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