Upcoming Classes

Long-Arm Certification required.

Sessions
September 25 Sold Out!
September 27 Sold Out!
October 3 Sold Out!
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$20.00

Learn to use the BERNINA Q24 long-arm quilting machine.

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September 26 Sold Out!
Wed October 17, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed November 28, 10:00am - 3:30pm

$100.00

Spend an evening working on your UnFinished Objects.

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Thu September 27, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu October 18, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu November 15, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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$15.00

Tradition gets an update in this fun redo of the Double Wedding Ring pattern.

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Wed October 3, 10:00am - 4:30pm
November 24 Sold Out!

$54.00

Make a rug reminiscent of an old-fashioned braided rug with a Jelly Roll.

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October 4 Sold Out!
October 20 Sold Out!
Thu October 25, 10:00am - 4:30pm
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$54.00

You can achieve precision piecing in your embroidery hoop!

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Fri October 5, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fri October 5, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat October 6, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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$39.00

FREE guide class if your Q20 was purchased from Hinkletown Sewing.

Sessions
Mon October 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fri November 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm

$34.00

The Magic Wand tools make creating designs fast and easy!

Sessions
Thu October 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed October 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm

$39.00

Easy to make and easy to wear!

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Tue October 16, 9:00am - 1:00pm

$44.00

Turn frustration to satisfaction as you complete your projects.

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Tue October 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed November 7, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Fri November 30, 10:00am - 3:00pm

$15.00

Cover the basics of using your Bernina Stitch Regulator.

Sessions
Wed October 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm

$34.00

Discover more design possibilities with your BSR.

Sessions
Wed October 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

$34.00

FREE guide class if your Q24 was purchased from Hinkletown Sewing.

Sessions
Fri October 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat November 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm

$34.00

Learn how to navigate the All-in-one Touch PC.

Sessions
Fri October 26, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat November 17, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

$44.00

Add customized quilting in your embroidery hoop.

Sessions
Fri November 2, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fri November 2, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat November 3, 9:00am - 12:00pm
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$39.00

Enjoy a full day of sewing!

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November 10 Sold Out!
Tue November 20, 9:00pm - 9:00pm
December 8 Sold Out!
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$54.00

Bring this Iris to life with thread painting.

Sessions
Fri December 7, 9:00am - 3:00pm

$143.00

Your opportunity for a full year of learning more about your BERNINA machine and its capabilities.

Sessions
January 24 Sold Out!
Thu January 24, 2019: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu January 24, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

$360.00

Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive

The Old Country Store is honored to host Scott Fortunoff, President of Jaftex Corporation, on Thursday, November 29, 2018 for “Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive,” a lecture and Q&A* visit.

Scott will bring a Trunk Show of quilts from FIVE well-known designers--Kaffe Fassett, Kim Diehl, Tula Pink, Tim Holtz, and William Morris! (What is the common thread that connects these five beloved designers? Their fabric is manufactured by Jaftex!)

CHARITY BLOCK DESIGN CHALLENGE! Jaftex and The Old Country Store are partnering for a charitable challenge. After registering, all Event attendees will receive (via mail) a mystery pair of fat-quarters from one of the five featured designers. If you choose to participate in the Challenge, sew the fabrics into a 10.5” x 10.5” quilt block, pattern of your choice. Otherwise, keep the fat quarters as a gift.

Finished quilt blocks** must be submitted to The Old Country Store by November 8 for inclusion in the CHARITY BLOCK DESIGN CHALLENGE. Everyone who submits a block will receive a $10 shopping coupon at the Event, as thanks for participating.

All blocks will be displayed at the Event on Nov. 29. Attendees will vote for favorites in five categories: Best Use of Color, Best Pieced, Best Applique, Best Non-Traditional, and People’s Choice. Winners of each category will receive prizes.

Event takes place at Shady Maple Banquet Center, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. A light buffet-style dinner (included in $25 event fee) is available starting at 6:00 p.m. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. CHALLENGE voting runs from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Special fabric shopping opportunities, including precuts from the five designers, will be offered from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

*Event attendees: Submit a Q&A question ahead of time, and if Scott uses your question at the event, you’ll receive a prize! Email questions to Events@TheOldCountryStore.com with “Question for Scott” in the subject line.

**All blocks entered in the CHARITY BLOCK DESIGN CHALLENGE become the property of The Old Country Store who will oversee the completion of five quilts to be donated to Mennonite Central Committee’s Pennsylvania Relief Sale Quilt Auction (State Farm Show Building, Harrisburg, PA) on April 5 & 6, 2019.

Sessions

  • Thu November 29, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$25.00

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 2018, 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 2019.

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!

Sessions

  • Fri November 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

Joyce Hughes: Lecture and Book Signing

Join us for a special evening with award-winning, self-taught quilter and fiber artist, Joyce Hughes! The Old Country Store has been privileged to host a trunk show and numerous thread painting workshops with Joyce in the past, and now she comes to us as a newly published author!

Joyce's new book, "Creating Art Quilts with Panels", is set to be released by Fox Chapel publishing in the fall of 2018. The book will be available at a special price of $19.99 to event attendees (regular retail price $24.99), and Joyce will be available to autograph your copy.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Joyce, hear her story, and have her sign your book!

This event will be held on the second floor of The Old Country Store.

Sessions

  • Thu December 6, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
$20.00

Weekend with Andrea

Join well-known and loved instructor, Andrea Hoke, for a weekend retreat. Whether you have a project in the works that needs your focused attention, or you have something new ready to start, this weekend is the perfect time to make progress on it!

Work on whatever you like and enjoy the company of other quilters as you stitch, with Andrea present to guide and encourage. There will be an optional bonus project and a mini trunk show by Andrea on Saturday evening.

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

Sessions

  • Fri October 12, 4:00pm - Sun October 14, 4:00pm
$139.00

Tennessee Waltz Quilt

Join instructor, Lois Zimmerman, for another fun weekend retreat. Attendees of Lois's past retreats know she enjoys traditional patterns that can be given a modern look by using untraditional fabrics. Tennessee Waltz is one of those patterns.

While the piecing techniques used are not complicated, they require precision and a lot of “squaring up”, so this project is not for the faint of heart.

Tennessee Waltz has also been called the "54-40 or Fight" pattern, a historical name from 1844 based on political opinions and controversies. However, for this retreat we will lay aside opinions and controversies and have a fun “sew-filled” weekend together.

Each attendee is required to own a copy of the book, "Tennessee Waltz", by Sue Bouchard for Quilt in a Day. The "Triangle in a Square" ruler set, also by Quilt in a Day, is highly recommended as well. These items (both available at The Old Country Store) are not included in the cost of the retreat.

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

Sessions

  • Fri October 26, 4:00pm - Sun October 28, 4:00pm
$139.00