Mill House Quilts
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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. If you need an item on the supply list and can’t get to the store before class, call the store at least one week ahead of class to have the item reserved for you. Double punches are given for class supplies.

If the weather is bad, we hold the class/event if the instructor/leader arrives. It will be up to the discretion of the instructor as to whether the class will be held.

Class instructors are under contract and must be paid even if you don't attend a class that you sign up for. Therefore cancellations one week or less before a class/event will forfeit the entire fee. Cancellations more than one week before the class/event will forfeit 10% of the fee. You will not forfeit anything if you send someone in your place. Refunds are given as store credit. Mill House Quilts reserves the right to cancel a class/event one week before if there is insufficient enrollment, in which case you can either reschedule or receive a complete refund.

Our classrooms are upstairs. Being an historic building, there are no elevators and there are no bathrooms on the second floor. We are always happy to assist in carrying your sewing machines.

Simple Whatnots 2

Mill House Class

Second Tuesdays, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14 & August 11 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Denise Matson | Cost: $55

You’ll make six-eight darling little quilts designed by Kim Diehl, one each month. The patterns feature Kim’s Heritage Hollow line of fabric. Each of the quilts is no bigger than 40”. Patterns are included in the class fee. Kits with total yardage needed for the six quilts will be available for class members. Sewing machines are optional. You may choose to use the class time for cutting. Treats also included.

Beginning Quilting

Mill House Class

Thursdays, May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 18 & 25 |
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.

Bargello I

Mill House Class

Thursday, June 11 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Reggie Regenold | Cost: $55

Bargello quilt piecing resembles Bargello stitchery, a type of needle point achieved by using a straight up and down stitch. Instead of using yarns, the quilter uses various widths of fabric to create movement in the desired design. Bargello quilt construction provides the quilter opportunities to explore the wonderful world of fabric, color, texture, and design while learning new and exciting techniques. Lunch option available.

Introduction to Machine Quilting

Mill House Class

Friday, June 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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. 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.

Quilt Your Own Quilt

Friday & Saturday, June 19-20 | 9:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Fenster | Cost: $78

Here is your chance to quilt it yourself on your own sewing machine. Cindy will present the latest products and techniques for you to learn or re-learn how to machine quilt. The first day Cindy will help you determine your quilting technique and the designs that are best for you and your quilt. You will learn a strategy for dividing your quilt into large sections for ease of handling. You will help each other prepare everyone’s quilt sandwiches. Cindy will help you set up your machine with the correct needle and thread choice. You will spend the rest of the first day quilting. You may leave your machine overnight. The second day you will continue quilting. Cindy will help troubleshoot any difficulties and be there for encouragement. By the end of the class you will have learned how to successfully machine quilt. Your quilt will be done or almost done, and you will have done it yourself! Lunch option available.

One Block Wonder II (Encore)

Friday, June 26 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Reggie Regenold | Cost: $55

Add another dimension for your one-block wonder quilt top by incorporating cubes and blocks. After the original blocks are sewn and being arranged on the design wall, a quilter will often realize a need to transition from one color to another. Cubes and blocks come to the rescue enhancing the design and color flow of the pattern. Lunch option available.

Denim Shopping Bag

Mill House Class

Thursday, July 9 | 9:30 am.m - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Judy Collins | Cost: $30

Would you like a nice, sturdy shopping bag with extra strong handles for those heavy loads? Judy will show you have to make a shopping bag out of old jeans. You’ll keep the jeans out of the landfill and get more ideas of great small projects from old jeans.

Notan: Dark/Light:Positive/Negative

Mill House Class

Fridays, July 17 & 24 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lorraine Torrence | Cost: $80

Join this class to explore the importance of the relationship and interdependency of dark and light in a composition. Extending the lesson into positive/negative and the essential importance of every part of the area will improve every quilt you make in the future. We’ll start with black and white paper, move into black, white, and gray fabric, and finally colored fabrics win a value range for our exercises. Lunch option available.