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Class Policies




  1. Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and/or applicable kit fees. Our staff will assist you in selecting fabrics and supplies appropriate for the class project.
  2. Class will be cancelled if the minimum number of students is not met 2 weeks prior to the scheduled class date.  Your class fee will be refunded or credited on a store Gift Card. Classes will be cancelled 3 weeks prior to the class date if no students are registered.
  3. Should you need to cancel, refunds will be made up to two weeks prior to the scheduled class date or if your seat is refilled.
  4. Unless otherwise stated, class supply purchases will apply towards our rewards program - Cotton Club.
  5. BERNINA machines are available for in-class use. Advance notice is requested.
  6. Private lessons are available and must be scheduled in advance to allow teachers to prepare your lesson. Fees are $50 per hour for most topics. Check with us for details.
  7. Inclement Weather Policy: If Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Schools are closed, classes will be cancelled and rescheduled. Your class fee will be refunded or credited if you are unable to attend the snow make-up date.
  8. The shop may/may not be open, depending on the severity of the travel conditions. Call the shop at 434-244-9975 for message updates regarding shop hours and classes.

Classes


Join us February 28 - March 3, 2024 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA This will be COTTONWOOD's 31st year vending at the largest Quilt Festival on the Eastern Seaboard. It will be our 32nd year providing a Bus Trip on the first day of the show, Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Cost: $ 18.00
No Make It Monday
- Mar 04, 2024 10:00 am

No Make It Monday

Cost: $ FREE
Cottage Shirt Workshop
- Mar 05, 2024 10:15 am

Learn Garment Sewing with this casual and comfortable Cottage Shirt. 2 3 hour sessions with sewing homework between classes.

Cost: $ 60.00
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will include a variety of machine models. BERNINA 215, 220, 230, 240, 325, 335, 350, 380 Machines are welcome. If you have an older 4 or 6 series machine, this is the class for you. Please ask about a Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 75.00
Longarm Certification
- Mar 06, 2024 02:00 pm

Instruction on the BERNINA Q24 on a frame for the purpose of certification, which allows students to rent time on our BERNINA Longarm for free-motion quilting.

Cost: $ 100.00
Explore several of the most unique techniques that a serger can do - some that your sewing machine just cannot. From creating wire edge ribbon, to adding a sparkle to fabricswith beading and sequins, this event will showcase the BERNINA L8 Overlockers and various presser feet that will help you elevate your creativity.

Cost: $ 199.00
Sleeping animals and nature motives is the theme for this collection, Hibernation. The designs are inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement with lighter elements on a dark background and a layered look, perfect for autumn and winter projects. The Happy Holidays Quilt turns this collection into a Christmas quilt with a vintage appeal, sure to become a family heirloom.

Cost: $ 159.00
Make It Monday
- Mar 11, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
bernette Mastery b33, b 35 & b05
- Mar 12, 2024 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your Bernette b33, b35 & b05.

Cost: $ 50.00
bernette Mastery b37, b38
- Mar 12, 2024 01:30 pm

Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will cover the bernette b37, b38.

Cost: $ 50.00
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early.
BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570, 590 NG and bernette 77 &79 Machines are welcome. (This is a change.)

Cost: $ 75.00
Red Robin -6 session Block of the Month
- Mar 14, 2024 10:15 am

BOM Red Robin 84" X 92" finished quilt

Cost: $ 100.00
Beginning Quilt Making
- Mar 14, 2024 01:00 pm

Whether you have sewn a stitch or not, this class may be for you! If you have an interest in quilting, you will learn all the basics and finish with a beautiful quilt.

Cost: $ 120.00
Spring Open House
- Mar 16, 2024 10:00 am

Join us for a fun day - get the new class calendar, meet the teachers, see samples, try your hand at a new technique.

St. Patrick's Day
- Mar 17, 2024 12:00 pm

Celebrate with us by wearing of the green! Save 10% Off your purchase!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewers of All Ages - Bunny Bag
- Mar 17, 2024 01:00 pm

Learn basic sewing skills while you make a simple project.

Cost: $ 40.00
Make It Monday
- Mar 18, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. space is limited, register early. BERNINA Mastery class for 740, 770, 790, & 880.

Cost: $ 75.00
Math of the Quilt
- Mar 22, 2024 10:15 am

In this class, you will learn how to make all the calculations necessary to design a quilt, alter an existing pattern, or figure out how to make a quilt you have seen and fallen in love with. The class will cover everything from determining the size of pieces necessary to create the block(s), to calculating all fabric requirements, to altering the layout of a quilt (strait-set to on-point and vice versa).

Cost: $ 30.00
A general mastery class to cover all BERNINA Sewing Machines. This class is intended for those who cannot attend the more machine specific classes on Wednesday.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Mar 25, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Learn what you need to know to master about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new Serger/Overlocker bernette b44, b48 and b64, & b68

Cost: $ 50.00
bernette Mastery b68, b62, b48, b42
- Mar 26, 2024 01:30 pm

Master the coverstitch, chainstitch and combo stitch portion or your new bernette serger/overlocker.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery and computerized quilting, while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette embroidery machines and owners are welcome.

Cost: $ 75.00
Indigo Bay
- Mar 28, 2024 10:15 am

A quick, easy and yet beautiful quilt project, perfect for confident beginner and beyond. Choose your own fabric or use our Blue Meadow at Indigo Bay Quilt kit.

Cost: $ 60.00
Tiramisu
- Mar 29, 2024 10:15 am

A quick, easy and yet beautiful quilt project, perfect for Confident Beginner and beyond. Choose your own fabrics or use our Tiramisu Quilt kit. You will need 20 Fat Quarters with a combination of light and dark.

Cost: $ 60.00
Cook up a great brunch for your family and friends.

Make It Monday
- Apr 01, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will include a variety of machine models. BERNINA 215, 220, 230, 240, 325, 335, 350, 380 Machines are welcome. If you have an older 4 or 6 series machine, this is the class for you. Please ask about a Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Apr 08, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early.
BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570, 590 NG and bernette 77 &79 Machines are welcome. (This is a change.)

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Apr 15, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. space is limited, register early. BERNINA Mastery class for 740, 770, 790, & 880.

Cost: $ 75.00
Quilted Backpack
- Apr 19, 2024 10:15 am

The 'Quilter's Rucksack' is a quilted back pack that comes in 3 sizes - Toddler, Kid, Adult.

Cost: $ 75.00
BERNINA Software Building Blocks 2024
- Apr 20, 2024 10:15 am

Join BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook and COTTONWOOD Software Educator William McConnell in the new Building Blocks of Software 9. There will be 6 lessons - February, April, June, August, October and December 2024. Each Lesson will include a Direct Playable Video Lesson, PDF PowerPoint Slide Presentation, PDF Handouts and Files needed to complete the Lesson.

Cost: $ 199.00
Make It Monday
- Apr 22, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery and computerized quilting, while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette embroidery machines and owners are welcome.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Apr 29, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will include a variety of machine models. BERNINA 215, 220, 230, 240, 325, 335, 350, 380 Machines are welcome. If you have an older 4 or 6 series machine, this is the class for you. Please ask about a Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- May 06, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early.
BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570, 590 NG and bernette 77 &79 Machines are welcome. (This is a change.)

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- May 13, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
bernette Mastery b33, b 35 & b05
- May 14, 2024 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your Bernette b33, b35 & b05.

Cost: $ 50.00
bernette Mastery b37, b38
- May 14, 2024 01:30 pm

Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will cover the bernette b37, b38.

Cost: $ 50.00
Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. space is limited, register early. BERNINA Mastery class for 740, 770, 790, & 880.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- May 20, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery and computerized quilting, while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette embroidery machines and owners are welcome.

Cost: $ 75.00
MD: Memorial Day (close at 4:00pm)
- May 27, 2024 10:00 am

Memorial Day

Cost: $ FREE
Learn what you need to know to master about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new Serger/Overlocker bernette b44, b48 and b64, & b68

Cost: $ 50.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 03, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will include a variety of machine models. BERNINA 215, 220, 230, 240, 325, 335, 350, 380 Machines are welcome. If you have an older 4 or 6 series machine, this is the class for you. Please ask about a Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 10, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early.
BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570, 590 NG and bernette 77 &79 Machines are welcome. (This is a change.)

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 17, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. space is limited, register early. BERNINA Mastery class for 740, 770, 790, & 880.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 24, 2024 10:15 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA. Register to reserve a seat!

Cost: $ FREE
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery and computerized quilting, while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette embroidery machines and owners are welcome.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00