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 this traditional Log Cabin or Irish Chain quilt top. Some are first time quilts and others are for those who have made at least one quilt. We will help you choose the right pattern and 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
Learn how to Machine quilt using a walking-foot or free-motion foot to create fabulous quilts on your home sewing machine. This book has 8 different walking-foot designs and 10 free-motion quilting motifs, plus 12 inventive patterns to put all the quilting techniques to use! Although this is a 4 part class (Choose one time slot per month), you can join at any time as a new technique will be taught in each session! However it will benefit you to come to all 4. The classes in May and July will focus on techniques using your Walking Foot. The classes in June and August will focus on techniques using your free motion foot!

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
This camp is for students that have been pre-approved by their instructors. Projects vary based upon students and their skill level. Camp is free if the kids purchase ALL SUPPLIES from our shop. This year we will be doing A Trip Around the World. The kids can make whatever size they would like. This class is meant to prep them for adult classes.

Learn how to finish your cross stitch pieces into a cute little box! You must pick up your first kit a few weeks before class so that you have enough time to stitch your piece BEFORE class. You will receive the pattern, your choice of either 16ct Aida, or 32ct Belfast, floss, and a needle. You will receive all other finishing items during the actual class, including batting, fabric, boards, ribbon, and cording.

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!

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

This Camp is for those that have already taken the Beginning Kids Camp. The kids will continue to improve their skills. Projects are picked based upon students’ experience. Camp is free if the kids purchase ALL SUPPLIES from our shop. Kids that have taken Kids camps for a few years will be doing the Butterfly Pillow out of the Curiosities and Mischief Book. Those that have only taken the Beginner's Kids Camp once will have their choice of the yellow brick road or Pajama Pants/Bag

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: $ 5.00
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.

Cathy will be demonstrating 3 of Bloc Loc’s new Pineapple Rulers!

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