Mill House Quilts
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Classes

You may register for a class in person or by phone (608) 849-6473. Classes/events must be paid for at the time of registration. A class supply list can be picked up at the store, or mailed to you. Double punches will be given on your punch card for class supplies. Cancellations more than one week before a class will forfeit 10 percent of the fee. Cancellations less than one week before a class/event will forfeit the entire fee. Mill House Quilts reserves the right to cancel a class one week before the class if there is insufficient enrollment. You may send someone in your place. Our classrooms are upstairs. We are happy to assist you in carrying sewing machines. Our all day classes have the option of a catered lunch, or bring your own brown bag lunch.

Oval Toothbrush Rug

Mill House Class

Thursdays, April 24 & May 1 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Karr | Cost: $35

This is a great class for learning how to make area rugs and using scraps. The name comes from the original needle which was a broken off toothbrush handle. The rugs are easy to make, can be any size, and any color.

Intermediate Quilting

Mill House Class

Thursdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, & 22 |
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Denise Matson | Cost: $55

Have you made a quilt, or done some piecing? Are you ready to stretch your block building skills beyond straight lines and triangles? Our intermediate class will increase your knowledge, skill, and confidence in quilting while you learn to master “hard” blocks. You’ll be amazed at what you can make.

Bloomin' Backgrounds

Mill House Class

Monday, April 28 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joanie Zeier Poole | Cost: $45

You will stitch a charming sampler of background fill patterns surrounding a flower reminiscent of the 1960's. Learn to successfully complete each step of the process including stabilizing the fabric, marking the design, pin basting the layers, setting up the machine, and practicing essential free-motion basics. Each student learns to perfect the tension of their machine to achieve meticulous results before stitching the many background patterns with step-by-step instructions. Lunch option available.

Happy Birthday Runner

Mill House Class

Thursday, May 1 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Evans | Cost: $35

Have a table runner ready for that special day for any age. It’s got candles and “make a wish” for that cake moment. Learn raw edge appliqué (that’s the easy kind), and how to apply jumbo ric-rac. Join Karen for a fun class.

Sleep In Your Own Bed Retreat

Mill House Class

Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3
Instructor: Krista Wallace | Cost: $49

Do you want a chance to sew all day, but need to be home at night? We’ve got a two day retreat right here at Mill House. Bring any projects you wish to work on, or be inspired by one of our samples or demos. We’ll provide snacks, lunch, door prizes, inspiration, and maybe a surprise or two. Cost is $49. Single day rate of $35 available week of retreat only if space available.

Mother/Daughter (Adult/Child) Pillow Project

Sunday, May 4 | 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Evans | Cost: $35

Make a photo pillow for that special someone. Find a great picture, have it transferred to fabric (we can do that for you) and then make a pillow showcasing that photo. It can be a present for someone else, or it can be someone’s first sewing project with help from an adult. Great for kids and adults of any age. Note: Photo transfer needs to be done several days before class.

Cyndikation

Mill House Class

Fridays, May 16 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m and
June 20 | 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

Would you like to say, “I quilted it myself.”? Cindy Fenster and Kathy Doyle have developed a technique called “cyndikation” which gives you the opportunity to successfully quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine. Cyndikation allows you to divide your quilt into sections, quilt the sections, and then join the quilted sections together. Bring a quilt top without borders attached. In the first session, Cindy will help you decide how to split the top into sections, plan a quilting design, and get you started quilting. The second session will teach the cyndikation technique. Lunch option available on May 16.

Introduction to Machine Quilting

Mill House Class

Friday, June 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $65

Learn to do your own machine quilting. Cindy has extensive quilting experience and specializes in helping you get the most out of your home sewing machine. You will learn how to choose the best quilting design for your quilt and the logistics of how to actually get the quilting onto your quilt. All skill levels. Lunch option available.

Mastering Hand Quilting

Mill House Class

Tuesday, June 24 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $35

Whether you have quilted before or not, this class is for you. Begin as if you are new to hand quilting, and explore the world of poke-pull (or stab stitch) quilting. Executed differently from the running stitch, poke-pull quilting is easier to do and allows you to make quilting stitches that are straight and even, and look the same on the front of the quilt as they do on the back. No more calluses, no sore fingers, and no need for a thimble, poke-pull quilting is especially good for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or limited flexibility due to mastectomies. You will also learn template making and transference of design.

Beginning Hand Applique

Mill House Class

Tuesday, June 24 | 9:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $35

This class is designed with the beginner in mind. The stitch I use is different from the one most commonly taught in hand appliqué. It is my favorite appliqué stitch because it gives such lovely results. This technique takes the fear out of appliqué. Not only is it easy to do, but it results in invisible stitches. Try your hand at appliqué with this charming little piece.

Sleep In Your Own Bed Retreat

Mill House Class

Friday, June 27 - Saturday, June 28
Instructor: Krista Wallace | Cost: $49

Do you want a chance to sew all day, but need to be home at night? We’ve got a two day retreat right here at Mill House. Bring any projects you wish to work on, or be inspired by one of our samples or demos. We’ll provide snacks, lunch, door prizes, inspiration, and maybe a surprise or two. Cost is $49. Single day rate of $30 available week of retreat only if space available.