Formerly Around the Block Quilt Shop

Classes


Are you completely new to Cross Stitching? Come learn the basics of Counted Cross Stitch. This project will be stitched on 14ct Aida. Aida is an "easy to see" kind of fabric that most people "learn" to stitch on. You will receive the pattern, fabric, floss, button, and needle needed to stitch this project. Other items that you will need are scissors, and a small q-snap or hoop. (You may purchase one from me, or you may bring your own if you have one.) You will be learning the basic techniques of Counted Cross Stitch as well as some of the tricks that I have learned over time. You will have plenty of time to sit and stitch at your own pace so that I may answer any questions that may come up as you go. **Please note that the fabric used in this photo is NOT the fabric you will be stitching on.

Cost: $ 15.00
You will be shown how to use a rotary cutter and do strip-piecing with the traditional Log Cabin. Some are first time quilters and others have taken the class and would like the practice. We will help you choose the right fabric before class. FEE: NONE if you purchase ALL fabric from us (incl. back) $45 if you do not purchase fabric from us.

Cost: $ FREE
We will start by working on the Tri-fold Wallet Set this October. Future projects will be discussed in class. FEE: None for class if you purchased your machine from our shop, $5.00 if you did not. DATES: First Thursday of every month.

Cost: $ 5.00
I have discovered a new hobby that is quickly becoming a new love...Counted Needlepoint. Not only are these pieces beautiful, but they add so much dimension and sparkle to your life! It's so much fun trying out different fibers, creating new textures and shine in your work. Looking at a counted Needlepoint pattern can be a little overwhelming at first, but you will be surprised at how quick and easy these pieces stitch up! Let me help you get your first Needlework project started! If you purchase your needlepoint supplies from me, the class is FREE! I will help you get started, give a few pointers, and let you go! Other items needed for the class (aside from purchased pattern/threads/supplies) include: scissors, 22ct Needles. PLEASE COME IN AND PICK OUT YOUR PATTERN PRIOR TO THE CLASS TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE THE PROPER THREADS IN STOCK!

Cost: $ FREE
Little Miss Muffet would be jealous of these tuffets! We are going to spice up the normal tuffet with some decorative stitches. We have the pre-cut foam form, you choose the fabrics! The picture depicts an example. Let your creativity run wild with this class!

Cost: $ 30.00
This series is absolutely breathtaking! Each month you will purchase your USB stick which includes a 16” x 20” design. Each month also includes 3 - 8” bonus blocks. A large/jumbo hoop is required. Cost is $35.39 per month for your USB stick (Pattern). You must have the pattern printed before coming to class. We will have Fabric Kits available for $30, but you are not required to purchase them. There is no charge for the actual class as long as the Pattern is purchased thru the shop. Class will run the 1st Saturday of each month 10am-4pm beginning on 5/6. This is a 12 month class. (July Class will be moved to the 8th)

Cost: $ 35.39
There is no paper piecing involved with this pillow!

Learn how to quilt on your basic machine using your Walking Foot and Free Motion Foot

I LOVE the Mariner's Compass. Most people instantly think "Paper Piecing" when they see this work of art. But with this new ruler you can make these with a simple new technique. This is a 2 part class. Cost is FREE with purchase of ruler and fabric from MO's Needle & Thread. Otherwise it will be a $30 class.

Cost: $ FREE
Now that you know how to Cross Stitch, let's take it to the next level and learn how to stitch OVER 1! Over 1 is a special technique which requires you to stitch over every thread! The stitches are very small and make your pictures look like paintings! This is my absolute favorite way to stitch! Most of the concepts remain the same, however the technique is very different than stitching Over 2. You will receive the pattern, fabric, floss, and needle to stitch this project. **Please note that the button will not be included because you can not use buttons on over 1 projects in most cases. Other items that you will need are scissors, and a small q-snap or hoop. (You may purchase one from me, or you may bring your own if you have one.) **Please note that the fabric used in this photo is NOT the fabric you will be stitching on and the PHOTO IS NOT STITCHED OVER ONE...I just wanted to show you the pattern we were using.

Cost: $ 15.00
Now that you know how to Cross Stitch on Aida, let's take it to the next level and learn how to stitch OVER 2! This class is also a beginner Counted Cross Stitch Class, however, we will be stitching on an evenweave fabric over 2 threads. You will be learning all of the same techniques that you did in the Beginner's Counted Cross Stitch Class just on different fabric. Evenweaves and Linens give a finer apperance to your background when stitching on them and require a little more technique to stitch on. You do NOT need to take the Beginner's Counted Cross Stitch class first. You will receive the pattern, fabric, floss, button and needle to stitch this project. Other items that you will need are scissors, and a small q-snap or hoop. (You may purchase one from me, or you may bring your own if you have one.) You will be learning the basic techniques of Counted Cross Stitch as well as some of the tricks that I have learned over time. You will have plenty of time to sit and stitch at your own pace so that I may answer any questions that may come up as you go. **Please note that the fabric used in this photo is NOT the fabric you will be stitching on.

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn how to make a stylish Zipper Pouch

Cathy will be demonstrating 3 of Bloc Loc’s new Pineapple Rulers! You won't believe how simple and precise this technique is!

Cost: $ 15.00
We have a new project began Sept. 5th for our First Tuesday group. We will be working on MODA’s Be My Neighbor Quilt. FEE: Class is FREE if you purchase your fabric from us or $15 per class. Join at any time.

Cost: $ FREE
We are starting our new quilt this September, but you can join at any time. At 9:00am on the 3rd Saturday of each month, or at 3:30 or 6:00 pm the day before, we will introduce a quilt block and give a short demonstration of a technique or tool that can be used to make that block.

Cost: $ FREE
The Annual Fall Retreat April 5th-9th. The retreat will be held at the Kettenun Center in Tustin, Michigan (near Cadillac). This Retreat will be open to both Quilters & Needleworkers (Cross Stitch, Punch Needle, Needlepoint)! Kettunen Center 14901 4H Drive Tustin, MI 49688 Phone: 231-829-3421 www.kettunencenter.org