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.
Second Tuesdays September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13 & February 10 (Note: Class dates have been changed due to late arrival of fabric) | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Denise Matson | Cost: $49
You'll make six darling little quilts designed by Kim Diehl, one each month. Each of the quilts is no bigger than 40". Kim's fabric line, Vintage Farmhouse, is featured in this first set of quilts. Simple Whatnot members will be the first to be able to purchase these fabrics for their projects. Each month you will receive a pattern and instruction for that month's quilt. You will see the sample of the next month's quilt before you leave and have the chance to purchase a kit, or use your own fabrics. Sewing machines optional.
Simple Whatnots Club
Tuesdays, July 15, 29 & August 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Lapacek | Cost: $49.95
Stretch yourself and capture the sparks of creativity in a three-session class with Project Quilting's mastermind Kim Lapacek. PQ's inspired, limited time-frame challenges can be a great way to kick start your artistic process. You'll see a trunk show of projects made from past challenges, work through the thought process of the "limited unlimited", learn a few new techniques and skills to try, and then give it a shot with a special PQ class challenge!
Fridays, July 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and
August 15 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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 with 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 July 18 session only.
Wanna Be A Blogger?
Wednesday, July 30 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Kim Lapacek | Cost: $9.95
These days everybody has a blog - don't get left out! It's a fun way to keep track of your own creativity and also share with the world. Join Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams as she talks basic setup, hooking readers and tricks to drive traffic.
Persimon Dreams' Blogspot
Thursdays, July 31 & August 7 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Reggie Regenold | Cost: $45
Do you remember the times you admired quilts with curves and wished you had made it? Now is the time to sew one of your very own! Winner's Bouquet by Terry Atkinson is a fascinating quilt and will hold your attention from beginning to end. As soon as you set your needles in the fabric, you will be amazed at how simple curves can be sewn and how much you enjoy sewing them. A limited color palette or a wide variety of colors may be used. You will be delighted with the effects the various shapes and colors create.
Wednesdays, August 6 & September 10 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $78
This breath taking star by Judy Niemeyer would make a stunning addition to any wall. Donna will guide you through the fabric placements and paper piecing as you create your own Feathered Star. With one month between classes, you'll be ready to start assembling the sections in the second class. Lunch option available.
Beginning Electric Quilt (EQ)
Saturday, August 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Evelyn Larrison | Cost: $20 ($40 for both Beginner & Intermediate)
Have you wondered about the Electric Quilt software? Come see what it is all about and investigate how it can be used to enhance and challenge your quilting skills. The demonstration will cover the highlights of the program and start you on your way with designing a block and quilt. You may bring your laptop and work along with Evelyn, but it is not mandatory. We will be working with the EQ7 version.
Intermediate/Advanced Electric Quilt
Saturday, August 9 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Evelyn Larrison | Cost: $25 ($40 for both Beginner & Intermediate)
Are you ready for more EQ? Do you want to expand your design capabilities? Join Evelyn for a stimulating, informative class. You may want to start with the morning beginner class and then stay on for more EQ possibilities.
Wednesday, August 13 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $55
We will start with the basics of learning how to make an invisible applique stitch, how to create crisp points, and how to achieve smooth curves. Then we will continue with two terrific methods for creating narrow stems and perfect circles. All combine beautifully in the classic Rose of Sharon Applique block. This class gives the novice valuable grounding in applique, as well as the more proficient stitcher a review of basic techniques. Lunch option available.
101 Sewing Machine Maintenance
Saturday, August 16 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Dan Hungerford | Cost: $9.95
Learn the basics of sewing machines from master technician Dan Hungerford. The lecture includes a handout which will help you do simple home maintenance. You'll learn about bobbins, hooks, oiling, removing burrs, and lots of other important information to help you keep your machine in tip top shape.
Thursday, August 21 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Evans | Cost: $35
Make a new 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.
You Can Create A Heirloom Quilt
Sunday, September 7 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Darlene Miller | Cost: $14.95
Making treasures to hand down to future generations is your legacy to your family and friends. Learn how to select patterns, fabrics, colors and quilting designs to create family treasures. No special skill or equipment needed - only your desire to work with fabric creating beautiful quilts to be enjoyed and shared for many years.
Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 & October 6 & 13 | 9:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Denise Matson | Cost: $78
This is a complete beginner class. You’ll learn how to pick out fabric, use rotary cutting equipment, make blocks, put them together with sashing, add a border, quilt, and finally bind your quilt. Sewing machines will be needed starting with the third class
Wearable Art Jacket-A Jacket Pattern Just For You
Monday, September 8 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Instructor: Darlene Miller | Cost: $89
You will love this jacket—it is so easy! You will learn your body shape and the correct pattern to select. It can be a simple jacket with no lining or can be fully lined, even have buttons, but there is no tailoring. Basic construction technique will be demonstrated. You will go home with a great fitting pattern that you can use for all your future creative embellishment techniques. Lunch option available.
Love Those P's: Precious Piecing With Proper Pressing
Tuesday, September 9 | 9:30 a.m - 4:45 p.m.
Instructor: Darlene Miller | Cost: $49
Want perfect blocks? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned quilter, learn some tricks to create the perfect quilt top. This hands-on workshop will show you how to treat your fabric, stitch accurate seams, use your iron more effectively, and the directions to press your seams to reduce bulk. Also included will be tips to refine your borders, seams, and pressing. During this enlightening class you will be able to SEE your piecing soar from good to great! Lunch option available.
Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16 & 23 |
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donna Mather | Cost: $78
This is a complete start to finish class. You will learn all the basics of quilt making. In the first session you'll learn how to pick fabrics. In the other sessions you'll learn about rotary cutting, machine piecing, settings, sashing, quilting and binding. You'll be amazed at how great your sampler quilt turns out! You must know how to use your sewing machine.
3rd Friday, September, October, November, December, January, February & April | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lorraine Torrence | Cost: $119
We will study the essential principles and elements of design for quilt makers in any style. Classes will consist of discussion and critique of assignments given the month before on specific design elements and principles including: color, value, scale, balance, unity and illusion of depth. Assignments will be mock ups on studies, not full quilts, in order to encourage experimentation and learning. Emphasis will be on learning to recognize problems and successes in quilts in an objective way and find ways to improve the problems.
Tuesday, September 23 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Halpin | Cost: $55
Joyous colors combine to create Prairie Lilies. You will start with valuable fabric selection information on how to choose and combine fabrics. Then Linda will demonstrate her two-for-one piecing method which creates cutaways that can be used in a second quilt. You will adorn you lilies with applique utilizing a very nifty stem technique. If you choose, you can actually make two quilts at the same time. Lunch option available.
The Great Outdoors
Friday, September 26 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joanie Zeier Poole | Cost: $55
Take a joy ride through the scenic countryside as you learn time-tested free-motion fundamentals stitching numerous background fill patterns. First, a Powerpoint presentation introduces each concept of the class: landscape pattern structure, prep of supplies and workspace, and Joanie's tried and true machine quilting essentials. Next, you will successfully complete each step of the process including marking the design, pin basting the layers, practicing essential free-motion basics to become confident with your ability and learn to perfect the tension of your machine to achieve meticulous results. Finally, create your own landscape mini-quilt from Joanie's original pattern designed to teach free-hand free-motion patterns representing tree bark, pebbled path, rock foundation, ripples on a lake, clouds, fields of flowers, barn wood, leaves, and mountains. This project is the training wheels to your future machine quilting adventures by guiding you to fill unusually shaped spaces. Lunch option available.
Joanie Zeier Poole
Beginning Bead Embellishment
Saturday, September 27 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Binkley | Cost: $55
Explore all of the basic stitches used in bead embroidery under Lisa’s expert guidance. You’ll go home with a sampler of bead embroidery stitches, hand-outs with information about beads, threads, and embroidery techniques, and many fun new ideas to try at home. A kit with the sampler base, beads, needles, and thread will be purchased at the beginning of class from Lisa. Learn some new ways to liven up quilts, garments, and just about anything made of fabric. Lunch option available.
Introduction to Machine Quilting
Saturday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $50
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. 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.