Class Archive

Machine-pieced design is fun to make.


Learn four popular methods and choose the one that works best for you.


Learn to apply the 3D Globe Effect in Bernina Embroidery Software Version 8.


Now you can use Software 8 to add couching to your project.


Learn to use the new Mirror Merge tools.


Learn to create monograms with Bernina Software 8.


Come and learn the new exciting features.


Learn new uses for the CutWork tool


Your software can create embroidered cutwork holes.


Introduction to the basics of EQ7


Learn to use block drawing features of EQ7.


Gather with friends twice a month to stitch this fun quilt together.


Not a fan of hand-sewing quilt binding? This class is for you!


Learn the options for finishing pillows.


A roomy, securely zipped bag perfect for yourself or gifting!


"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.


"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 If seats become available, "Wait List" will be contacted in order of email receipt.


SPECIAL EVENT: Q-matic Automation Software Launch Party

You are invited to a launch and preview party for the long anticipated Q-matic Automation Software for automated quilting on the BERNINA longarm and frame.

Carol Martin, recently certified on the Q-matic, will give a lecture presentation on the features and benefits of this new, powerful system designed for use on BERNINA’s Q20 & Q24 longarm frame machines. If released on schedule, a demo model will be on display. A brief introduction to Art and Stitch, the integrated design and digitizing software, will also be demonstrated.

Enjoy light refreshments and learn more about this new software.

Each registered attendee will receive a $10 gift card to The Old Country Store.

The event is sponsored by local BERNINA dealer, Hinkletown Sewing. It will be held on the second floor of The Old Country Store.


Inside Aurifil and Aurifil Inside

Join us for a special presentation by Alex Veronelli, Development Officer of the well-known and beloved Aurifil thread company.

Alex will take us on an entertaining, behind-the-scenes video tour featuring a window into how Aurifil threads are made in the factory in Italy. You will be astounded by the time and effort that goes into every spool of thread!

Enjoy viewing an array of stunning textile artwork made by top designers in the industry, using Aurifil threads. Take the opportunity to handle these incredible works so you can see and feel for yourself the difference Aurifil makes in actual projects!

As always, door prizes, give aways, and refreshments will add to the fun and excitement!

Morning and afternoon sessions offer the same content--choose the time that fits your schedule.


Cake Mix Demo Event - FREE with your RSVP!

Have you heard about Moda's new Cake Mixes? These popular paper sewing and cutting guides are used with 10" square precuts, often known as Layer Cakes, to quickly create accurate quilt block components.

If you're curious about Cake Mixes, come to a FREE demo and see for yourself how fun and easy they are to use!

Drop in to our second floor event space to attend this demo. Please let us know you are coming by registering below for the morning or afternoon demo. Please enter coupon code SewACake when you register, to attend this event for FREE.

Your registration will also reserve you shopping coupons, a chance to win door-prizes and giveaways, and, of course, a slice of real cake!


Show and 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 2017, please join us for this fun event 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 to reconnect with the 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 2018.

Holiday refreshments and hot beverages will be served.

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

Space is limited- register now!


Getting in Touch With Your “Woolly” Side--Kathy Cardiff Lecture and Book Signing

Wool work and cotton patchwork are becoming ever better friends and ever more popular in the world of hand crafting.

Author and “woolly” wonder, Kathy Cardiff, comes to share the best of her experiences working with wool. Learn Kathy’s tips for using wool, storing wool, and enjoying the process of this particular creative outlet.

Kathy’s most recent book, “A Cottage Garden”, is newly released by well-known and industry-leading quilt book publisher, Martingale. Kathy will share a trunk show of the lovely projects in her book, answer your questions, and be available to sign your copy of "A Cottage Garden".

Join us, and bring a friend with you! Relax together with a cup of tea or coffee (and a treat in hand!) as you get to know Kathy and enjoy her trunk show.

Both sessions below offer the same content. Choose the time that best fits your schedule.


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 through Sunday morning. A light welcome dinner on Friday evening is included. Students are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

A required supply list and additional information will be sent with your registration confirmation.


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 through Sunday morning. A light welcome dinner on Friday evening is included. Students are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

A required supply list and additional information will be sent with your registration confirmation.


Weaver Fever Quilt RETREAT

Do you like Bargello patterns but find them intimidating? Well, this Bargello-style quilt is especially fun to make and very easy to sew. The fun begins with choosing the fabrics and continues with seeing how quickly the blocks go together through easy rotary cutting and strip piecing.

In this retreat, you choose the challenge...easy is the "Three-ver", moderate is the "Four-ver" (pictured at right) and most challenging is the "Five-ver".

Because this pattern is all straight seam sewing (no curves) plan for a relaxing weekend, with time to visit with your quilty "neighbors", drink coffee, and enjoy our town's delicious, local food.

This retreat runs from Friday evening through Sunday morning. A light welcome dinner on Friday evening is included. Students are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

The required pattern will be ordered for you according to your choice as explained above.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) and additional information will be sent with your registration confirmation.