Classes


This is a simple cut and sew technique used to create the background for the pictured quilt. This example uses the mosaic to be the foliage background for some poppies that have been fussy cut. If the mosaic had been done with greys, whites, creams it could be the background for a winter forest with green pines and cardinals. You get the idea. Supply list to be provided when you sign up. This would make a great Christmas gift.

Cost: $ 50.00
Longarm Club 10:30-12:30
- Dec 01, 2018 10:30 am

This is a gathering of longarm quilters and future longarm quilters. Most participants have a longarm quilting machine at home, but the club is open to anyone who is interested. Members bring finished projects for 'Show and Tell' and/or quilt tops in the planning process. Lots of sharing, suggestions, socialization, networking. At each meeting S&B shares a technique or new idea. Come join us.

Cost: $ 10.00
HandiQuilter Ruler of the Month Club
- Dec 01, 2018 12:30 pm

Increase your quilting skills and build ruler work confidence. Each month in the six-month series features a debut acrylic ruler paired with mentorship from your local shop, step-by-step video instruction and design ideas. Members receive exclusive club rulers and a special gift at the end of the 6-month series for joining. You will be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques Get involved at your local shop and learn along with others. $40 total savings for the six rulers Video Tutorial and education for each ruler Six-month series builds confidence and ruler work skills Special club member gift (earned at the end of the six-month participation). More than $40 total savings for the six rulers. Six-month series builds confidence and ruler work skills Special club member gift (earned at the end of the six months.) Rulers will not be available to the general public until the end of the six months and the price will be higher. Ruler club follows longarm club on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Cost: $ 29.00
This is another great Christmas gift from your sewing machine. A great way to use scraps from your 2018 projects. This technique sews folded long cabin strips to a muslin foundation. The number of blocks will determine the size of the project. Supply list provided upon registration. S&B will provide the dotted accent fabric which makes such a nice highlight in whatever set of fabrics you choose.

Everyone wants to make feathers. No wonder, they add such an elegant touch to any quilt. Not to mention how the they highlight your skills. Before you leave you will be surprised how far you have gone on the journey to proficiency in feathers. There are lots of types and looks of feathers. We will start with the simplest ones and move on the hump back feathers which allow you to fill in any size or shape of area on your quilt. Not as hard as you might think. You already know that nothing will replace practice. So now you know what to practice to be a 'feather expert'.

Cost: $ 50.00
DeLoa Jones Trunk Show Wine and Quilts
- Feb 14, 2019 07:00 pm

This is a social evening with the addition of a trunk show by DeLoa Jones. You will see DeLoa's extensive quilt collection featuring the wide variety of her skills. Come and share with fellow quilters.

Cost: $ FREE
Deloa Jones Feb 15 Basics for Beginners
- Feb 15, 2019 09:00 am

This class is filled with all the things I wish I knew when I started. These tips and tricks will help you to get started in your quilting career without all the woes of the beginner. We'll start with my easy loading instructions, then talk about thread tensions and battings. I will show you how to deal with some problem quilts and how to use rulers and pantographs. We will then quilt some easy free motion designs that you can use on your quilts right away. You will learn several background allovers, continuous curve and some border designs.

DeLoa will be demonstrating rulers that she has developed recently. She will share all the fun. She will show you how to use rulers and the trick for holding them and lining them up correctly. Along with the straight edge tools, she will also demonstrate how to use the boomerangs for curved cross hatching. The circle busters and heart rulers allow you to make perfect circles and hearts without crossing your hands and then add free motion for more design opportunities. The Rope-a-Dope rulers make great rope designs with a corner trick that makes it perfect each time. It also all started with the appliguide which I will show you how to use to go around your appliques smoothly. Along with instruction, there will be samples and many designs that go beyond the basic use of the rulers. DeLoa's rulers are available for sale at this class. A 10% discount will be given for purchases after this class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Deloa Jones Ruler Demo Feb 16
- Feb 16, 2019 09:00 am

It's too much work, bother and time to turn a quilt to quilt the side borders. DeLoa has developed many simple designs that can be done in the borders free-motion. She will demonstrate how to space your borders and turn the corners. She will also demonstrate how to quickly quilt your sashing in one pass over the quilt top with her serpentine technique. There are 20+ simple designs for the beginner to help you get started in a free motion border adventure. Following the basics of DeLoa's techniques, she will demonstrate a few more advanced designs. All are free motion and don't require turning the quilt. Learn how they fit into, flip over, mirror image, and turn corners easily to adapt any quilt that you may have. Her braided border designs are included with this class. These are unique designs that can fit into small as well as large borders.

Cost: $ 50.00
Deloa Jones Hands On Feb 16
- Feb 16, 2019 01:00 pm

During this afternoon session, you will have the opportunity to practice DeLoa's designs and techniques on one of S&B HandiQuilters.

Cost: $ 50.00
Longarm Toolbox March 16 Betsy Arcari
- Mar 16, 2019 10:00 am

So many tools and techniques, so many choices, so many different ways to turn your own ideas and designs into beautiful quilting. Increase your repertoire of free motion quilting by using various tools available to assist. Make perfectly straight lines, make a perfect circle, make a uniform spine on which to place your beautiful feathers. Create a chenille baby blanket with no piecing, create uniform medallion motifs for custom blocks. The list is endless. The tools are available, and I'll show you how to use them all. Stencils Channel Locks Echo feet Couching feet for yarn and other fibers Groovy boards Pantographs

Cost: $ 50.00
HQ Event April 26
- Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm

Jan Hauprich Details to come later

HQ Event April 27
- Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Jane Hauprich Details to come later.

Applique Fills May 18 Betsy Arcari
- May 18, 2019 10:00 am

You too can execute custom 'fills'. Small free motion motifs and edge to edge designs can be made small to serve as a filler behind appliqued blocks. Cover solid fabrics in your blocks to make them really stand out. Anything you can do big, you can also do small. We will use rulers and free motion quilting to complete these designs. Come try out small, tiny, and/or micro quilting to fill in behind your beautiful blocks.

Cost: $ 50.00
Rulers - Betsy Arcari
- Jun 15, 2019 10:00 am

We can't get enough of rulers. HandiQuilter has produced 18 new rulers in the past year and a half. The Ruler of the Month Club has featured each one. In this class we will review these new rulers as well as all the old faithfuls. We will look at a gallery of quilts done by Marie Eldridge, the HandiQuilter "Queen of Rulers". In addition to the basics of using rulers safely and effectively, you will learn how to: Use rulers to create unique block designs Use rulers to create the foundation of free motion designs Use rulers to add texture to sold color blocks and backgrounds Combine rulers to make even more unique designs

Cost: $ 50.00
                                                                         Machine Rental Program

S&B Quilting Studio offers customers an opportunity to rent a HandiQuilter to quilt their own quilts. This is a good opportunity to decide whether long arm quilting is for you.

In preparation to rent a machine, each quilter needs instruction to properly, safely and successfully use the machines. The instruction class will cover the areas listed below. This usually takes 2 - 3 hours to complete. During the class you will be provided with instruction, demonstration and the time to try each area of operation. Sheryl or Betsy will work with you until you are ready to quilt a simple free motion quilt top. After you have completed the course, you are prepared to rent the machines at an hourly rate. It is important that you begin hourly rental within 2 weeks of your instruction. If you don’t use what you learn within a short time, you would need to be retrained. “Use it or lose it!!!”

You will be taught:

  • Quilt preparation
  • Load the quilt
  • Machine on and off
  • Needle up and down function
  • Touch Screen display and functions
  • Thread the machine
  • Fill the bobbin
  • Check tension on bobbin and top thread
  • Bring up the bobbin thread
  • Tie off top thread
  • Clean and oil bobbin area between changes
  • Choose and set stitch length in regulated mode
  • Manual mode options

 Especially for the Sweet Sixteen

  •  Foot control
  • Preset speeds


S&B will provide:

  •  Thread
  • Practice quilt top

 

Classes scheduled to accommodate individual students. Call to make arrangements.

 Class cost: $75.00

Hourly rental cost: $20.00/hour

Credit Cards accepted