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 have a new project beginning 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.

Cost: $ FREE
Practice your machine quilting skills on a beautiful panel designed to teach you different machine quilting techniques.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Bargello is defined as being a needlework stitch that creates a zigzag line. In quilting, we use color values from light to dark to create these zigzag lines. The transition of fabrics gives the illusion of movement and action. This is a 2 Part Class

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn the basics of Raw Edge Applique. You can choose from 12 patterns out of the Little Quilts Squared Calendar Series.

Cost: $ 15.00
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
Learn how to make and sew together those adorable Dresden plates that you see everywhere.

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
The Annual Fall Retreat will be a combined retreat September 7th-11th. 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

Cathy Norton will be teaching us the basics of Foundation Paper Piecing! The picture does not reflect the project that you will be doing in place. It's merely an example.

Cost: $ 15.00
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
If you are anything like me, you have a lot of small projects stitched, but not finished. In this class you will learn how to make a finished ornament similar to the pictures. When you sign up for this class you will receive the first part of your kit which will include the pattern, fabric (your choice of aida, evenweave, or linen), needle, and floss to stitch the fabric. YOU MUST HAVE THE STITCHING COMPLETELY FINISHED AND IRONED BEFORE CLASS!! NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE! Once you arrive at class, you will receive the second part of your kit which will include all of the pre-cut finishing supplies needed to form the ornament, pre-cut fabric and batting, and supplies to make cording. Other items needed for the class include: scissors. These items will be on hand at the studio as well, you just may have to wait longer if you do not bring your own. **Please note that the backing fabric and ribbon used in this photo may NOT be the fabric/ribbon that you will be receiving, however I will find something just as nice to compliment the pattern.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
This class will have you doing punch needle in no time. This class will include the Pattern, fabric and overdyed floss needed to complete this piece. Other items needed for the class to be purchased from MO's Needle & Thread include: a 7' No-Slip Hoop and a punch needle. PLEASE COME IN ASAP TO CHOOSE YOUR NEEDLE. There are a few different options and they may need to be ordered depending on what you choose, so I will need some time to get them in! The only other item that would be helpful for you to bring is a pair of thread cutting scissors.

Cost: $ 30.00
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. We are changing it up this year as our customers expressed that they wanted to mix it up a bit from the traditional sampler blocks. So this year we will be doing Spring on Bleeker St. This quilt will incorporate piecing, applique, and handwork! With this new quilt you will need 2-1/4 yards of background fabric. At the time of sign up, you will be charged a One Time Membership Fee. Should you choose to purchase the background fabric from us at the same time, your One Time Membership fee will only be $7. If you choose to use fabric out of your stash, your membership fee will be $15. After you sign up, you will receive your first kit (plus background fabric if purchasing from us) and you will go home and make the block. Remember, the kits do not include the background fabric! Bring it to the following month’s class and you get the next kit free! To get your free kit you have to come on the third Saturday at 9:00 a.m. or the day before at 3:30 or 6 pm and stay for the demonstration. If you can’t come one month, you can buy that month’s kit for $5.00 while supplies last or buy just the pattern for $1.50 and use your stash. DATES: Fri. 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15 or Sat. 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16 TIME: Fri. at 3:30 or 6pm or Sat. at 9am

Cost: $ FREE
Join us for a cute little make and take class. We will be making this adorable microwavable heating pad, perfect for those cold winter nights. These would make perfect Christmas gifts for the whole family!

Cost: $ 15.00
I'm excited to introduce WOOL to the shop! And what better way to do that, then to start a monthy club! A Wooly Divas Club to be exact! With the initial sign up, there will be a ONE TIME charge of $25. You will receive the current month's Kit AND flag stand. You will also get enough batting and fusible web to complete ALL 12 monthly kits. After that you will be able to pick up your next month's kit on the 15th of each month for a cost of $10.39 each month.

Cost: $ 25.00