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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!


BERNINA Software Inspirations- Pattern Play Pouch

Create a pouch to keep track of your software security devices while experimenting with pattern fills and outlines. Use built-in patterns and create your own to give your Pattern Play Pouch its own personality.

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, February 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    8 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. Wednesday, February 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, March 4th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $10.00

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 8.1. 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.

A required supply list (laptop, etc.) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, February 12th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm (Sold Out)

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 Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (fabric, tools, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, February 13th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 2 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, February 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Sold Out)

Sewing for Kids- Cut and Sew Your First Quilt

Hey kids- are you ready to make your first quilt? We'll learn a few steps at a time and when you're finished, you'll have a lap sized quilt ready to keep you cozy on the couch, or to fold at the end of your bed.

Bring three fabrics of your choice to this first class. Learn to rotary cut accurate strips and squares. Learn more about how important a quarter-inch seam is for patchwork. Strip-piece the fabric you cut, then cut and sew some more. We'll also learn how to press your seams to make your patches lock together like magic.

At the end of class you'll be told what to finish at home so you're ready for the next class.

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

This class ($44) will be taught by Marcia Nissley.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your registration confirmation.
  1. Monday, February 15th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
    4 seats remaining
    $44.00

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.

A required supply list (pattern, fabric, and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, February 17th from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Sold Out)

Long Arm Quilting with Rulers and Templates

Learn how to quilt with rulers and templates on the Bernina Q24 Long Arm Machine. Start with the basics and learn how to set up the machine. We will explore the possibilities with some sample rulers and templates.

Then move to the machine to try four rulers and templates on a quilt sandwich. What you create is yours to take home.

This class ($34) will be taught by Erica Adams.

Required $12 kit ($12.72 with PA sales tax) is the quilt "sandwich" on which you practice and then take home.
  1. Thursday, February 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $46.72
  2. Saturday, February 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $46.72

Pantograph for the Long Arm Machine

Learn how to use the pantograph on the Bernina Q24 longarm. We will begin with how to line up and move through an allover design on a quilt. Then we will explore the possibilities of pantograph designs!

Practice techniques to break apart different quilt components, resize and line up pantograph designs, and create a custom look for any quilt project. What you create is yours to take home.

This class ($34) will be taught by Erica Adams.

Required $12 kit ($12.72 with PA sales tax) is the quilt "sandwich" on which you practice and then take home.
  1. Thursday, February 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $46.72
  2. Saturday, February 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    4 seats remaining
    $46.72

Diggers and Dumpers

This embroidery machine applique quilt, an original design by Mary Alice, will appeal to all those who like to dig in the sand or dirt!

Seven diggers and dumpers are combined to create a quilt for a single bed, using your largest hoop. A wall hanging sized quilt can also be made for those who have a smaller hoop size. You can choose to personalize the quilt with a name.

This is a two-session class. Both classes ($88.00 total) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required $44 pattern designed by Mary Alice ($46.64 with PA sales tax) will be given upon arrival at class.

First session: Friday, February 19, 2016, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Second session, Friday, March 11, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 noon
  1. Friday, February 19th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $134.64

Labyrinth Quilt

Combine squares, rectangles and half-square triangles for a showstopper! No tricky piecing and no “Y” seams here! Choose high contrast fabric to make your design pop and create the woven illusion.

Class will focus on putting together the lap size, but you can easily grow your top into a larger size if you like.

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, February 20th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $54.00

BERNINA DesignWorks Decoded: Paint-Play Pouch

Use the DesignWorks Software to add interest to a small pouch. Learn and practice different tools within the software to create a design to stitch out at home. This month we focus on the PaintWork tool and edit existing designs.

This is a software class- no work will be done on your sewing machine in class.

This class ($34) will be taught by Erica Adams.

Please note: Both class dates offer the same content. Choose the one that best fits your schedule. The class offered on Saturday, February 27, will be held on the second floor of The Old Country Store.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, February 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Saturday, February 27th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

BSR Blitz!

"Today I will...use my BSR!"

Learn the basics of using your Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). Learn techniques for using your BSR in quilting, crafting, garment-making, and creating home-decor, as well as for bobbin work and thread painting. Practice using your BSR with different needles and threads.

If you don't own a BSR, but are considering purchasing one, come try one of ours! Our classroom Bernina 580 machines each have their own BSR, so this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

Sign up for More BSR and receive a whole day of training on the BSR!

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, February 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $34.00

SPECIAL EVENT: Little House on the Prairie

Roll out the nostalgia! The classic and beloved children's book by Laura Ingalls Wilder and popular, long-running TV series, Little House on the Prairie, are now captured in fabric!

Join us in welcoming Andover Fabric's Director of Sales and guest speaker, Dennis Bevins, who is traveling from NYC to inspire us with a trunk of quilts and other projects made from the Little House fabric collection.

Dennis will regale us with Little House highlights, explain the fabric production process, and build our enthusiasm for sewing with the period textiles and iconic fabric.

And did we mention hot drinks and cookies?

The 1.5-hour presentation will be offered two times, with identical content both times.

This special event will be held in our second floor Event Space. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today!
  1. Friday, February 26th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Only 1 seat remaining
    $10.00
  2. Friday, February 26th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    18 seats remaining
    $10.00

More BSR!

You have learned the basics--now you are ready to practice and play with free-motion quilting techniques and learn about thread tension in this hands-on class.

You will practice many different free-motion quilting designs, using different types of thread, and you will go home with a notebook full of designs along with your samples, ready to try your skills on a wall hanging or quilt.

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, February 26th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $34.00

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, February 27th from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Sold Out)

Garden Wall

This interesting quilt is 50" x 64"- the perfect size for snuggling! Despite the sharp points formed by paper piecing, you need cut only strips and squares to prepare for piecing.

Although the blue fabric in the sample photo creates a waterfall effect, you can use any combination of colors to create the look you want.

Enjoy success as you paper piece the 18 blocks in this quilt with your experienced instructor's guidance and tips.

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

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

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. Saturday, March 5th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    9 seats remaining
    $34.00

Mariner's Compass Twilight Star

This 30" square quilt may be used as a wall hanging, table topper, or the center medallion for a bed quilt. You may also choose to make a 20" square version if you prefer a smaller size.

Judy Mathieson's remarkable pattern looks difficult, but it really is simple and goes together quickly for a quilter who has paper-piecing experience. We will use the traditional paper-piecing method in class.

This class ($88) will be taught by Almyra Webb.

A required supply list (Judy Mathieson's book "Mariner's Compass Quilts- Setting a New Course", notions, fabric) will be sent with your class confirmation.

This is a two-part class. In the first class on March 7 (9 a.m. to 12 noon), your instructor will guide you through the cutting process to prepare for sewing. In the second class on March 28 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) you will sew your quilt.
  1. Monday, March 7th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $88.00

BERNINA Software Inspirations- Artwork Canvas Quilting

Have fun creating abstract quilting designs in Artwork Canvas. The focus of this lesson is on the powerful blending tool in Corel Essentials.

Learn to create all sorts of exotic blends and utilize Blackwork Run to eliminate jump stitches. Reshape, distort, and envelope tools will also be used.

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, March 8th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

Dresden Sunburst Wall Hanging

Make a Dresden Plate with a twist! A sunburst design adds a special touch to this classic pattern.

This Missouri Star Quilt Company pattern comes together quickly and easily using 10" pre-cut fabric squares (often referred to as a layer cake). You could opt to use 5" pre-cut squares (charm pack) to make a smaller table topper, if desired.

Students can expect to complete the front of the quilt in class, while the quilting & binding may need to be completed at home. Join us for another exciting day of sewing!

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

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

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. Saturday, March 12th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $85.80

Unique Fabric Bowls

These incredible bowls are not only beautiful, but practical, durable, and simple to make as well. What more could you want?

Plain cotton clothesline is wrapped in strips of fabric, and then zig-zag stitched together. Practice the basic technique in class and learn how you can create any shape with the placement of your hands as you sew.

Make bowls for yourself or for fun, handmade gifts!

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, March 22nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $54.00

BERNINA DesignWorks Decoded: Echo Quilting

DesignWorks Software has beautiful decorative stitches that can be used to create stunning designs. In this lesson, you will learn to use offset values to create concentric quilting circles.

This is a software class- no work will be done on your sewing machine in class. Both class dates offer the same content.

This class ($34) will be taught by Erica Adams.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, March 23rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Saturday, March 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

"House on the Hill" Wool Applique Table Runner

Do you enjoy hand sewing and like the look and feel of wool? Then this is the class for you!

Your experienced instructor will teach you all the techniques needed for wool appliqué as you stitch this primitive style table runner (10.5" x 30") entirely by hand using basic embroidery stitches. The design pictured at right is repeated on both ends of the runner.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Jane Miller.

Required $32 kit ($33.92 with PA sales tax) includes your pattern and all needed wool, and will be given upon arrival at class.

Required supply list (notions and embroidery floss) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, March 29th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $87.92

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. Thursday, March 31st from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $54.00

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 $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. Friday, April 1st from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $47.78

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, April 2nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $34.00

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 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 3 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 6th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $75.20

Bear Paw Extra Long Table Runner

The pattern for this extra long table runner (18" x 68") lends itself well to all styles and themes of fabric.

Even though 22 paper pieced blocks are used to make the runner, they are pieced quickly with a special folding technique. Added setting triangles achieve the on-point look.

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

A required $13 kit ($13.78 with PA sales tax) includes the pattern and paper piecing foundations and will be given upon arrival in class.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, April 8th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $67.78

BERNINA DesignWorks Software Guide Class

Embrace the power of the Bernina DesignWorks software and explore the possibilities for the Bernina cutwork, paintwork, and crystalwork tools!

Create designs as you learn to navigate through the software. Then “export” what you learned to stitch out on your embroidery machine at home.

For those of you who purchased the DesignWorks Software from Hinkletown Sewing, this one time, 3 hour guide class is FREE! Choose a date and enter the code provided by Hinkletown to waive the $34 fee.

This class ($34) will be taught by Erica Adams.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, April 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    12 seats remaining
    $34.00

Circle Quilting Using the BERNINA Circular Attachment #83

This is a great accessory for your BERNINA machine to add interesting stitches to quilts, purses and garments. It also makes circles you can sew together to create a wall hanging, table runner, place mats, or large quilts.

In this class we will make perfect layered circles, then join them together to make a Cathedral Window Style table mat or table runner.

For this class you will need the BERNINA Circular Attachment Tool #83 that fits on your BERNINA.

This class ($44) will be taught by Donna Groff.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, April 18th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
    5 seats remaining
    $44.00

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. Explore the possibilities of optional accessories such as the couching foot, ruler work accessory, and the pantograph kit.

For those of you who purchased the Q24 from Hinkletown Sewing, this one time, 3 hour guide class is FREE! Choose a date and enter the code provided by Hinkletown to waive the $34 fee.

This class ($34) will be taught by Erica Adams.
  1. Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $34.00

Machine Quilting Basics

This class covers the techniques needed to do your own machine quilting. Make a placemat, and practice using your walking foot for grid quilting and your darning foot for free motion.

You will learn how to plan for machine quilting and mark a quilt for the quilting process. This is a techniques class.

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

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, April 26th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $54.00

Dutch Flower Pots

These paper pieced flower pots are from the book "Dutch Flower Pot Quilts" by Anja Townrow.

They are a fun and versatile way to use up scraps of that bright and beautiful fabric in your stash! You'll be inspired with a variety of settings for your finished blocks to create a project to fit your particular needs.

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

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

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. Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Only 3 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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