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Classes

Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Inc. has a beautiful full-time classroom and offers a wide variety of classes from basic beginning quilting to advanced machine piecing techniques.

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Designer Sandi Tundel’s Charlie’s Snow Days has become quite a Facebook sensation. There is just something special in these blocks that we can all relate to from when we were growing up. Join Sandi for this six month class and learn her design insights and special tips and techniques used to create this quilt. Wool kits and background/sashing fabrics are available.

Class fee: $60 Pattern: $25
Class meets once a month for six months starting October 2017.
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dates: October 12, November 9, December 14, 2017
January 11, February 8, March 8, 2018
Instructor: Sandi Tundel

We have been waiting for this wonderful wool block of the month for over two years. The designer has finally finished the patterns and we are excited to offer this class to you. Sandi has been working diligently since May to complete the ten design blocks. The blocks will be joined with sashing and will include more wool flowers, vines and critters in the sashing. Come and get your wool on!

Class fee: $75
Class meets the 3rd Friday each month starting in October.
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dates: Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, 2017
Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18,
June 15, July 20, August 17, Sept 21, 2018
Instructor: Sandi Tundel

Join us for our inspiring and educational club. Each month, members enjoy delicious breakfast meals created by our chefs and will receive the recipe. Our new educational component is Tucker University. One ruler at a time – we will go in-depth into the myriad uses for each particular ruler with technique sheets, demo boards and sample block. (Ruler purchase is not required.) We finish up our morning with show-n-tell inspiration and wonderful door prizes. Members may also be eligible for special prizes and/or sales on some months.

Fee: $9.50 for each meeting includes breakfast
Time: Choose Friday or Saturday morning 9:00 AM
Enrollment limited
Dates: September 8-9, October 6-7, November 3-4

Kim is leading our new Fab Friday sewins. Bring your machine and a current project (or find a new one at the shop!). This is a great low-key evening for you to spend time relaxing and sewing with friends.

Instructor: Kim Simenson
Level: Open to all
Fee: $10
Time: 5:00 PM -9:00 PM
Day: Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17

Some of you know that I had to retire my mother, Ann, due to bad knees. Contrary to what she loves to tell people – she was retired, not fired! But I am going through major mom withdrawal, so we are bringing her and her cute little shih tzu, Teddy, in for open sewing twice a month. Pre-registration is required but it should be a fun day of sewing with a little puppy love thrown in to make the day extra special.

Instructor: Ann Kraayenbrink
Level: Open
Fee: $10
Puppy love: FREE
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day:Sept 13, 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8

Many of you have been requesting a basic binding class, so here it is! We will cover straight grain and bias binding, single vs double binding and the different methods that can be used to finish the ends of your binding. Three different binding rulers will be shown and demonstrated. The newest ruler, “Shortcut Binding Tool” allows you to make the binding and flange as one unit that is all machine stitched to your quilt, no hand sewing involved. It even allows you to make a two sided, two color binding!

Instructor: Peggy Daubert
Level: Beginner
Fee: $12
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Day: Tuesday Oct. 10

Open to all rug hookers, the hook-ins are the first Tuesday evening of each month. Come and be inspired and motivated by these wonderfully creative women. The conversation is excellent and the advice is always free.

Fee: Free
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
October 3, November 7, December 5

We have designed this class specifically for our new quilting students who have just completed Beginning Quilting. In this one day class you will baste and machine quilt your class project. Peggy will also cover batting basics, sewing needles, thread and binding your quilt. Class meets one time.

Instructor: Peggy Daubert
Level: Beginner
Fee: $35
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day: Saturday November 25th
Prerequisite: Beginning Quiltmaking

If you’ve struggled with paper foundation piecing on your own, or just haven’t understood the technique, this class is for you. You’ll start with “easy” blocks, move on to more complicated blocks and be surprised at how perfect they all turn out. Paper piecing is a technique every quilter should have in their repertoire.

Instructor: Vicki Peterson
Level: Beginner
Fee: $25
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Day: Saturday, October 7

Join us for one of our free classes and see why we are all punch needle crazy around here. Each class is approximately 1 hour.

Instructor: Staff
Level: Beginner
Fee: Free – Pre-registration required
Day: Friday September 29 at 10:30 am
Tuesday October 17 at 1pm
Tuesday November 14 at 6:30 pm
Friday November 24 at 10:30 am

Let Gail show you how fun (and forgiving) it is to work with wool felt as you make your own small penny rug. This is a technique class designed to teach you the blanket stitch and how to work with wool and wool felt. Class projects change with the season and may not be the one pictured.

Instructor: Gail Kieper
Level: Beginner
Fee: $20.00 (Class fee includes kit and free pattern)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Day: Tuesday September 26 OR Tuesday November 28

In this 5 session course, you will learn basic rotary cutting and safety, four different machine piecing techniques and will finish your quilt top in the last class! Students will be able to complete each block in the time allowed. Eagle Creek will provide rotary mats and rulers for use in class. You may even register to use one of our sewing machines. Class size is small to provide maximum attention to each student. Students should stop into the shop before class to pick out their fabrics.

Class fee: $40
Instructor: Peggy Daubert or Lori Gillick
Session A: Monday, Sept 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Session B: Monday, Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 6:00 – 9:00 PM

This quilt reminds me more of a swirly cactus than a poinsettia but I love it just the same. If you have been contemplating paper piecing a Judy Neimeyer pattern but didn’t want to commit to a huge quilt, this 29″ quilt is the perfect size to get your feet wet. You may also make this square instead of round. Class meets two times (including one evening for prep work.)

Class fee includes pattern.
Class fee: $95
Instructor: Sandra Kollath
Tuesday, Sept 19 6:00-9:00 PM and Saturday, September 30 10:00 – 4:00 PM

We love how this technique creates the illusion of curves but uses rectangles and straight seams for piecing each block. Varying the strip widths in the two different log cabin blocks completes the illusion. Students will learn to use the 6″ Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool by Creative Grids to very accurately piece and trim blocks. Design options are endless and will be discussed in class. Some pre-cutting is required before class.

Class fee: $30 plus tool
Instructor: Becky Hagen
Saturday, October 28 10:00 – 4:00 PM

What’s the difference between a stem stitch and an outline stitch? Colonial knot vs French knot? Chain stitch vs lazy daisy stitch? Gail has the answers to these questions and more. Join her for a few hours to learn hand embroidery basics as well as the tools you need to use. Class fee includes the book Hand Embroidery Stitches at-a-glance as well as other supplies. Bring an embroidery hoop if you have one.

Class fee: $30 includes supplies
Instructor: Gail Kieper
Tuesday, Oct 24 6:30-8:30 PM

Easy Peasy was designed to be – well – easy. We used our wonderful Kaffe Fassett fabric to create our 51″ x 68″ sample. You could add an additional border to make it larger. This is a great class for the student who has just completed Beginning Quilting as we will continue to concentrate on accurate cutting and piecing. The diagonal setting gives you the opportunity to learn setting triangles and a change from straight forward rows. Kits are available.

Class fee: $30 includes pattern
Instructor: Peggy Daubert
Saturday, November 11 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Just about anything can fit into this large tote bag. It’s made from 2 1/2″ fabric strips and Bosal double-sided fusible batting (available in a precut 2 1/4″ strip package.) The Bosal helps it to stand up on it’s own and gives it extra body.
Leave it plain or add pockets to the inside and a closure to the outside. Sandi is a pro at teaching this technique. Join her for the fun! Zig-zag sewing machine required.

Class fee: $30 plus pattern
Instructor: Sandi Tundel
Saturday, September 23 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Twinkle Star is a delightful pattern from Judy Niemeyer. This 36″ square beauty boasts enough points to keep you happy but not overwhelm you. Fabric selection for this quilt is also fairly easy. Class is two full days – two weeks apart so you can finish your homework before the second class. Class fee includes pattern.

Class fee: $100 includes pattern
Instructor: Sandra Kollath
Fridays, October 13 & 27 10:00-4:00 PM

As one of our most popular classes, this interesting design will hone your skills for machine piecing gentle curves, explore color and contrast, create new ways to keep yourself organized and find the artist within. Chris is eager to help you explore and create your own unique Radiant Sun. Kits are available.

Class fee: $30.00
Instructor: Chris Barnard
Saturday, October 21 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Holiday Stars is a delightful pattern that can easily adapt to any holiday. Stars come in three sizes – 5″, 7″ and 11″ and can be made with 6 or 8 points. Join Sandi for a few hours and get a jump start on your holiday decorating. These stars would make wonderful hostess gifts attached to a bottle of wine or a gift package.

Class fee: $20 plus pattern
Instructor: Sandi Tundel
Friday, October 6 1:00-4:00 PM OR
Saturday, November 4 1:00-4:00 PM

These beautiful wool feather trees are all the rage. We’ll start by fringing hand-dyed wool and then wrap the wool onto wire to create our trees. I can imagine a whole forest of these trees in various heights. That would make a stunning display. All supplies needed are included in your class fee. What could be simpler?

Class Fee: $50 includes all supplies
Instructor: Cindy Schmitz
Saturday, November 3 1:00-4:00 PM

Big stitch with the stars. Pepper Cory does it. Jen Kingwell does it. You can too. Learn the three things you need to know
about big stitch quilting. Experiment with different threads. Kit provided to make a small project. No machine necessary.

Class fee: $25 includes kit
Instructor: Chris Barnard
Tuesday, October 17 6:30-8:30

What can be easier than picking 8 light and 8 dark fat quarters? That’s all you need for this classic quilt. Peggy will show you how to use the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool. You don’t need to fear those diamond shapes as the ruler makes it easy! This quilt is not complicated to make and has multiple setting options for you to ponder during class.

Class Fee: $30 plus book and ruler
Instructor: Peggy Daubert
Friday, November 10 10:00-4:00 PM


Class Cancellation Policy

Class fees will not be refunded if notice is given less than 1 week prior to start of the class. Sorry, no exceptions.

If you have any questions or concerns about enrollment, please feel free to give us a call today! 952-233-3774