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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


This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Albermarle Modern Quilt Guild
- Sep 21, 2021 06:00 pm

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
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. Bring your lunch.

Cost: $ 75.00
This handy little 7 1/2" X 12 1/2" wallet folds to about 4" X 7 1/2" inch and has space for everything you need.

In this class you will learn to use the variety of accessory feet that are available for your serger/overlocker while you stitch a bag to keep them in.

Cost: $ 60.00
Use your embroidery machine to quilt your own projects. Finish your quilts quicker and more efficiently while taking advantage of the features of your embroidery machine. Bring a lunch and join us for a fun day of quilting!

Cost: $ 60.00
Tiling Made Easy (12 pm - 4pm)
- Sep 26, 2021 12:15 pm

Learn how simple and easy it is to create an OSED tiling scene in this 2 part class. Choose from several patterns.

Cost: $ 40.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn how to sew two different color strips together to make a binding with a flange for your quilt.

Cost: $ 30.00
Embroidery Club (4:00pm-7:00pm)
- Sep 28, 2021 04:00 pm

Embroidery Class

Cost: $ 50.00
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo-OSQE
- Oct 01, 2021 09:00 am

Fredericksburg Expo Center Thursday - Saturday, September 30 - October 2, 2021 https://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Fredericksburg,VA.aspx

Cost: $ FREE
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a crazy Cat with Bow Tie or Cat with Hat for October.

Cost: $ 25.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Bernettes and Bernina L850

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. This class will include a variety of machine models. BERNINA 215, 220, 230, 240, 325, 335, 350, 380 Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
Let Nancy Koyanik lead you through this beautifully designed Block of the Month
At the end of 7 Months you will have a 91" by 91" quilt.
Fabric and pattern designed by Nancy Rink for Marcus Fabrics.
Fabric kit available.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn how to create your own pattern runs in the software. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Designed by Lisa W. Norton of Material Girlfriends, Willow Lake offers a variety of techniques - applique, paper-piecing and traditional piecing. Enjoy the sights and colors of lake scenery during this 12-month quilt project.

Cost: $ 120.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Lear to embroider your greeting cards. It's a lot of fun and your friends will love them.

Cost: $ 30.00
Serger L860 & L890 (4:00pm-7:00pm)
- Oct 12, 2021 04:00 pm

Berninas

Cost: $ 50.00
Great for novice or experienced quilters working on their quilting stitchery.

Cost: $ 40.00
In this 2 day event, customers will explore creative possibilities as they learn new sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques. Bring a lunch and join us for a fun day learning embroidery techniques.

Cost: $ 149.00
For the young sewist(s) in your household, a morning of crafting, learning and community service.

This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Log Cabin (10:15 am- 4:15 pm)
- Oct 19, 2021 10:15 am

The traditional Log Cabin is one of the most beloved quilt patterns.
In this class you will create your own log cabin quilt.



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 and 590 NG Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
Beginning sewing, no prior experience necessary.

Cost: $ 100.00
Embroidery adds both flair and dimension to a simple coaster. But why stop there? While the top of the coaster is already in the hoop to be embroidered, why not assemble the coaster at the same time? With a simple demonstration of how the in-the-hoop coaster design was created, you can create a set of coasters in one hooping and in no time at all. After all, we all need great gift ideas that won't take too much time! instruction and discussion led by Susan Christopher

Cost: $ 25.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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
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. Bring your lunch.

Cost: $ 75.00
No not apples, Bobbins! See if you can grab the biggest bobbin from the cauldron. Discounts are tied to the bobbin. Applies to all regularly priced items.

Cost: $ FREE
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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.

Cost: $ 50.00
Put an exciting spin on the traditional Christmas tree skirt.

Cost: $ 75.00
Did you know you can create applique designs in DesignWorks? Explore how in this primer. You'll learn multiple applique types and see how easy it is to create your own! Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a Turkey or Turkey with a Hat for November.

Cost: $ 25.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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 and 590 NG Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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
For the young sewist(s) in your household, a morning of crafting, learning and community service.

For lovers of quilting itself, sometimes less is truly more. This whole cloth project will allow you to make quilting the star of the show! Use Art & Stitch in tandem with Q-Matic to create and place your quilting motifs with an artful eye. Lesson and video prepared by Denise Jones . Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Bonnie Barthelemy. Note: This lesson will be taught on a Q Series on a frame with Q-Matic.

Cost: $ 25.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
COTTONWOOD will close at 4:00pm
- Nov 24, 2021 04:00 pm

To allow our staff time to enjoy the holiday, COTTONWOOD will close early at 4:00pm. Happy Holiday to you!

Cost: $ FREE
In order to allow our staff to enjoy time with their families, we will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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.

Cost: $ 50.00
Holiday Open House (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
- Dec 04, 2021 10:00 am

Join us for Holiday Festivities! Come in to see the class projects and meet the teachers for January, February and March 2022. Demonstrations. Specials. Gifts. Refreshments.

Learn how software can elevate your creativity in new and exciting ways. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple kooky Christmas Pups for December.

Cost: $ 25.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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 and 590 NG Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
This cute basket comes in three sizes. They are made with just one mini charm pack (2 -1/2" squares.) This is one of Sue's best selling patterns.

Cost: $ 40.00
This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

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
For the young sewist(s) in your household, a morning of crafting, learning and community service.

This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
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. Bring your lunch.

Cost: $ 75.00
COTTONWOOD will close at 2:00pm
- Dec 24, 2021 02:00 pm

COTTONWOOD will close at 2:00pm to allow our staff time for the holiday.

Cost: $ FREE
In order for our staff to enjoy time with their families, COTTONWOOD will be closed Christmas Day

This is your opportunity to spend the day sewing away from the demands of home - no laundry, no house cleaning, just sewing and conversation. While there is no teacher present, there are suggestions and opinions of fellow sewists and the staff of COTTONWOOD is available. Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
COTTONWOOD ANNIVERSARY
- Dec 27, 2021 12:00 pm

COTTONWOOD will be open from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Cost: $ FREE
COTTONWOOD will close at 4:00pm
- Dec 31, 2021 04:00 pm

To allow our staff time to enjoy the holiday, COTTONWOOD will close early at 4:00pm. Happy Holiday to you!

Cost: $ FREE
OPEN HOUSE (12:00pm-4:00pm)
- Jan 01, 2022 12:00 pm

OPEN HOUSE

Cost: $ FREE
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a pair of Jolly Snowmen for January.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple of Valentines for those you love and be ready for February.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join the fun. Take the bus! No Driving, No Parking.

Cost: $ 60.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn and other paper piecing enthusiasts. Or just register for a class or two to learn the technique. Stitch a Bunny or Chick in a Flower Pot for April.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn and other paper piecing enthusiasts. Or just register for a class or two to learn the technique. Stitch a Butterfly for May.

Cost: $ 25.00
Closed for Easter.

Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple of Gnomes for luck in March.

Cost: $ 25.00
Happy Mother's Day - COTTONWOOD CLOSED
- May 08, 2022 10:00 am

We are closed to enjoy time with family.

In order to allow our staff to enjoy time with their families, we will be closed Sunday, July 4th, 2021.

Closed at 4pm for Labor Day
- Sep 05, 2022 10:00 am

We will closed at 4pm on Labor Day!

Cost: $ FREE