Free Workshops to Fellowship, Relax, & Have Fun
We do things a little differently than our home office, so please familiarize yourself with the following before attending any of our free workshops. Otherwise, our current list of workshops is at this link: current free workshops. Thank you.
Who May Attend?
Our free workshops are open to anyone who can operate their sewing machine and can follow a sewing pattern. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult.
Your First Workshop?
Welcome, relax, and have fun. When you arrive, find a seat and set up your sewing machine. Next, visit the kit table to sign out a quilt kit. Fill out the kit sign-out form and keep it with you during the workshop. Make any changes to this form as needed while sewing. Finally, return the form at the end of the workshop to the same table. When the time comes to return your completed quilt kit, please remember to also return the plastic bags, instructions, and any scraps of fabric. We recycle everything.
What to Bring to Sit and Sew?
- Sewing machine (not a serger)
- Sewing basket filled with everything you need to operate your sewing machine
- Thread in neutral colors with a medium tone (light or darkness).
- A piece of thin 100% cotton or cotton blend batting 45” x 50” minimum size.
- Your smiles
Can’t bring a sewing machine? Can you bring your cutting tools? Then, why not be a valued cutting or ironing fairy? Just contact Sandy in advance to make the arrangements so she can bring the fabric supplies. Stores don’t provide cutting tools for insurance purposes and their ironing stations are few.
To Quilt or Not to Quilt While at One of Our Free Workshops?
Most experienced sewers have enough time during our free workshops to complete the quilt top and sew the official label onto the quilt back. Many choose to take their kits home to quilt and bind them, or they bring the quilt kit back and finish them at the next workshop. Others choose to turn in only the completed tops and backs. The choice is yours.
If you choose to turn in a finished top and back without quilting it, please help us out by donating a piece of batting. Batting may be purchased from the store where the workshop is held or contact Sandy to make other arrangements. Thank you for your understanding. FYI, our current list of workshops is at this link: current free workshops.