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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!


"Glorious Colour": Lecture - WAIT LIST ONLY

Join us for this unusual opportunity to be inspired by well-known fabric designer, Kaffe Fassett!

The presentation by Kaffe and his Studio Manager, Brandon, highlights works from Fassett's latest projects, including quilts, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs.

Kaffe's inspiration comes from his travels, and this lecture is designed not so much to instruct but to empower you to create and develop your "mind's eye." Plan to leave invigorated by Kaffe's sense and use of color.

The presentation lasts approximately one hour and will be followed by a Q&A session and book-signing.

Event takes place at Shady Maple Banquet Center, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Includes a light buffet-style dinner available 4:30-6:00 p.m. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Book-signing to follow. Trunk show and special fabric shopping opportunities 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Be sure to PRE-ORDER Kaffe’s newest books, Bold Blooms $28 (Reg. $35) and Quilts in Italy $23 (Reg. $28). To preorder books, call the Store today to add one or both of these books to your registration - 717-768-7101.

WAIT LIST ONLY - To be added to the Wait List, please email your interest to OCSClasses@TheOldCountryStore.com. If seats become available, "Wait List" will be contacted in order of email receipt.
  1. Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm (Sold Out)

"Mediterranean Hexagon": Design Workshop with Kaffe & Brandon

Design your very own Mediterranean Hexagon quilt with the masters!

This workshop focuses on color, design, and cutting (no sewing will take place). Each student will utilize a design wall (included in cost) and one-on-one consultation with Kaffe and Brandon to design their own Mediterranean Hexagon quilt, featuring focal color with harmonious accent colors.

The workshop will take place in the second floor Event Space at The Old Country Store. Light lunch provided.

Each student is required to bring a copy of the book Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco. Copies available for sale at The Old Country Store. To reserve a discounted copy, please call 717-768-7101.

Workshop is limited to 30 students.
  1. Thursday, September 29th from 9:30am to 4:30pm (Sold Out)

Island Sunrise Wall Hanging

New to paper piecing or want to improve the skills you've got? This stunning wall hanging (48" x 48") is a wonderful introduction to paper piecing as well as a great skill-builder for those who already have paper piecing experience.

Your highly experienced teacher will take you through one of Judy Niemeyer's patterns following her technique which was designed to be simple to learn and easy to do. The result will be your own creation- any fabric color combination will work.

Rotary cutting and machine sewing experience required.

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

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

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.

A required supply list (notions, batting, additional fabric) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, October 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    5 seats remaining
    $75.20

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. Thursday, October 6th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, November 18th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $10.00

Bernina Software Inspirations- Out of This World

Pick your favorite robot and explore the fantastic Advanced Appliqué Tool of Software 7. Create a clever embroidered appliqué toy bag using Amy Bradley’s "Robot Quilt" pattern. Learn about the new CutWork feature in Software 8.

This is a software class. You will work with Bernina's Embroidery Software 7 and go home with a design ready to sew out on your machine.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, October 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $34.00

BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 Guide Class

For those of you who purchased the Bernina V8 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 V8 but you are welcome to come to the guide class if you are working with V7 and have NOT received your free guide class.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, October 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Friday, December 2nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

Surf Song Bargello Quilt RETREAT

Do you love the look of Bargello quilts, but are intimidated by the construction and colors? Don't let that stop you! Bring a friend and enjoy a fun weekend together learning how simple the quilt really is.

Once you've done this Bargello quilt, you will have the necessary foundation to tackle any Bargello design that you desire. In fact, we bet you won't be able to stop at just one!

This retreat runs from Friday evening, October 14, 2016, through Sunday morning, October 16, 2016. 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 Shirley Mandler.

A required supply list and additional information will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Friday, October 14th at 4:00pm to Sunday, October 16th at 12:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $139.00

Storybook Pastures

To create this foundation pieced quilt, choose a focus fabric to shine between the impressive spiked arcs. Then, keep things simple and choose only two other colors to complete the quilt. Or, use many shades within one color family!

This is an intermediate project and some previous paper piecing skills are required.

A free fabric cutting class is offered (October 11) so that students will be prepared to sew on the day of the class.

You'll find this 54” x 70” quilt to be a great size for snuggling in your chair!

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

A required supply list (pattern, fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, October 18th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    9 seats remaining
    $54.00

Round Tuffet

We are always looking for new ways to use fabric. Wouldn’t it be fun to use your favorite fabric to make a piece of furniture? If this sounds interesting, then this is the class for you.

In just two classes you will create your own unique tuffet. In the first class you learn the technique to make the cover to your tuffet. You will then have time to complete your cover before the second class. In the second class we put it all together.

The skill level of this class is suited to the confident beginner and beyond.

This class ($78) is taught by Julie Struthers in two sessions:
Wednesday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. AND
Wednesday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A required $160 kit ($169.60 with PA sales tax) includes 8 foundation pieces, upholstery needles and thread, button twine, metal button, batting, custom cut mid-weight foam, T-nuts, custom cut wood, and a set of 4 bun feet in the style of your choice. All the equipment and tools needed to assemble your tuffet will be provided.

A required supply list (fabric and general sewing notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, October 19th from 10:00am to 1:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $247.60

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, October 21st from 10:00am to 4:30pm (Sold Out)

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!

Learn how to use basic sewing tools. Learn how to cut and sew a straight seam with an even seam allowance. You'll come away from class not only with the new skills you've learned, but with a fabulous apron that you made in the process!

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

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $34.00

Great Beginnings BERNINA Embroidery Software V7 or V8 Class

If you feel overwhelmed with Bernina artista V7 or V8 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. Tuesday, October 25th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 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.
  1. Friday, October 28th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $44.00

Calliope Quilt

Batiks are awesome in this graphic log-cabin style quilt.

Select your favorite package of 2 ½” pre-cut strips, plus one other contrast color. In just a few hours this fast and fun project (72" x 72") is well on the way to completion.

Designer Nancy Mahoney has listed this as an intermediate level project, but a confident beginner able to sew a consistent ¼” seam allowance can be successful.

This class ($54) will be taught by Sally Rapp.

A required $10 pattern ($10.60 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.

A required supply list (fabric, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, October 29th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $64.60

Exploding Pineapple Blocks

This is a quick, easy, fun way to make pineapple blocks in many sizes. The blocks can be used to make any quilt project from a table runner to a full quilt.

Fat quarters are well suited for this project, since just two contrasting fat quarters will result in two blocks.

If you have been partial to pineapple blocks, but thought they were too complicated, this is the class for you. Join us for another exciting day of sewing.

Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills required.

This class ($44) will be taught by Sherry Musselman.

A required supply list (pattern book, notions, fabric) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, November 1st from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $44.00

First-Class Zipper-Top Handbag

Here is a roomy handbag you will reach for again and again. This sturdy, fully-lined bag made of quilting cottons is designed with interior pockets to organize your necessities.

Make it for yourself or as a great handmade gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list.

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

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

Double Wedding Ring Quilt RETREAT

The Double Wedding Ring is one of the most recognized quilt patterns. However, many quilters stop short of making this lovely quilt because of the small pieces and curved seams used in its construction.

Rather than fear this quilt, let Lois teach you how to piece it using John Flynn’s strip piecing method. The workbook you'll use has easy step by step directions and simple illustrations that will make your weekend sewing relaxing and fun.

Plan to leave with a treasured quilt top or table runner that you can display with pride.

This retreat runs from Friday evening, November 4, 2016, through Sunday morning, November 6, 2016. 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.

A required supply list and additional information will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Friday, November 4th at 4:00pm to Sunday, November 6th at 12:00pm (Sold Out)

Bluebird Fusible Applique

Come and learn a new technique for fusible appliqué. You will learn how to use a Teflon appliqué sheet to accurately position your bird.

With borders, your finished block will measure 20" x 20". Batiks are recommended for the bird pieces.

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

A required supply list (pattern, fabric, notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, November 8th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $54.00

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. Saturday, November 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $34.00

"Euphoria" Thread Painting Panel

Start with a panel that is already rich in color and pattern, and add dimension and texture to it with free motion quilting and thread painting with multiple threads. Your end result will be a beautiful textile canvas ready to bind or wrap on a wooden frame.

Topics covered in class are Panels, Free Motion Quilting, Thread Painting, and Preparing Quilt to be wrapped around wooden frame.

This two-part class ($88) will be taught by Joyce Hughes and is appropriate for those with sewing experience. Students will find basic knowledge of free motion quilting beneficial.

A required $30 kit ($31.80 with PA sales tax) includes your panel, batting, muslin backing, and some thread needed.

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

Class session #1: Wednesday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Class session #2: Wednesday, November 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  1. Wednesday, November 16th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    4 seats remaining
    $119.80

Make a Mini: Christmas Tree Quilt

Next in Carol's line-up of seasonal miniature quilts is a Christmas tree quilt! Create this cutie in short order using strips of fabric and sewing straight seams. Make the basic tree quilt (sample size 17" x 17") in class, then consider options for embellishing your trees as demonstrated by Carol.

Mini quilts are fun to make and are great additions to your Christmas décor—on a wall, tucked in a basket or used as a table topper. And, you can say you made it!

This class ($44) will be taught by Carol Martin.

Basic rotary cutting and piecing skills are required.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, November 19th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $44.00

Quilting with Rulers!

One of the hot new techniques in the quilting world is using rulers or templates with your home machine to quilt your projects. With rulers, very little quilt marking is needed.

Learn how to choose the right foot, how to set up your domestic machine for this type of quilting, and the positive and negative aspects of different styles of rulers.

We will be creating a small quilt using various ruler techniques.

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

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

SPECIAL EVENT: My Journey Into Quilting

Come meet Joyce Hughes, an award-winning, self-taught quilter and fiber artist, and teacher in the Classroom at The Old Country Store, who is quickly becoming well known in the quilting world for her beautiful thread painting technique!

Learn how Joyce moved from her first quilt (a T-shirt quilt) to expressing her artistic abilities through raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the "rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

Currently, Joyce works with many fabric panels, adding texture and dimension with her thread painting, free motion quilting, and embellishments. Joyce also loves teaching and sharing her tips. She considers her students, who embrace her techniques to create their own art, among her greatest accomplishments.

Join us to hear Joyce share her personal journey through quilting, and be inspired by her trunk show of outstanding finished pieces!

This event ($10) will be held on the second floor of The Old Country Store. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
  1. Wednesday, November 30th from 9:30am to 11:30am
    17 seats remaining
    $10.00

Twisted Star Ornament

Just in time for Christmas! Come learn how to take fused fabric squares and easily cut, twist, and glue them into an adorable tree ornament or window hanging.

These are so fun to make you will want to create several for yourself and more for gift giving. The pattern we will use features 3 different size options.

This class is open to all skill levels.

This class ($24) will be taught by Jody Beck.

A required supply list (Jody's pattern plus fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am to 12:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $24.00

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
    8 seats remaining
    $54.00

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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