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COTTONWOOD Class Descriptions

Quilt Projects

BREAK  Double Wedding Ring
Make a baby quilt or a table runner while you learn to work with the QuiltSmart interfacing and template to make this classic quilt.                                                                                             

Beginner, $80.00, 2 Sessions (Instructor: Marilyn)

Patchwork Table Runner
Learn basic piecing and machine applique skills while you make a table runner or placemats.

Beginner, $55.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Marilyn)

BREAK Twister Fun
Choose a twister pattern to create a holiday wreath or wall-hanging.  Let Marilyn show you the way to Twister Fun!                                                                                                     

Confident Beginner, $55.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Marilyn)

Binding, Basics, and Beyond
Learn different methods to put that finishing touch on your quilt.  We will explore bias binding, adding a flange, and prairie points, to name a few methods.          

Advanced Beginner, $55.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Susan)

BREAK Machine-Embroidered Table Runner
Learn more about embroidery and transferring designs while you create a table runner.                                                                                                            
Beginner Embroiderer, $30.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Mary W.)

Santa Moon
Learn embroidery-machine applique while you stitch out these charming folk-art Santa Moon faces.       
Confident Embroiderer, $55.00, 2 Sessions (Instructor: Susan)


BREAK 'Tis the Season!
Perfect your embroidery skills and learn about multi-hooping as you create a beautiful Christmas quilt.                                                                                                                                                 
Confident Embroider, $60.00, 4 Sessions (Instructor: Sheri)


Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine
Use your embroidery machine to quilt your own projects.  Finish your quilts more quickly and efficiently while taking advantage of the features of your embroidery machine.
Intermediate Embroiderer, $30.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Mary W.)

Bags and Things


Paper-Pieced Gift Bags
Select a design of choice from the Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas book.  Learn paper-piecing and bag construction while you make a great gift bag.  Easy to make, no zipper.
Beginner, $55.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Marilyn)

Stacking Pop-Ups
Gift basket, toy basket, laundry basket - great for lots of purposes and is collapsible and portable.  Make one for everyone on your list and fill it with treats!                                                     
Confident Beginner, $55.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Susan)

Block of the Month and Mystery Quilts
Treasure Hunt Mystery Quilt - Show and Tell
Join us to see the results of this year's Mystery Quilt, and to discuss plans for our 2018 Mystery Guilt and other Block of the Month Programs!
All Skill Levels, Free

Charmed Adventure
Let your embroidery machine do the piecing and quilting in this exquisite "in the hoop" project by HoopSisters.  Includes embroidery designs and quilt instructions. New session begins January, 2018.
Confident Beginner Embroiderer, $175.00, 10 Sessions (Instructor: Mary H.)

Basics and Beyond

Beginning Quiltmaking
Learn basic quiltmaking skills as you make a baby quilt, wall-hanging, or table-topper.  You will learn about fabric selection, rotary cutting, proper piecing techniques, hand- and machine-quilting, and binding.
Beginner, $110.00, 5 Sessions (Instructor: Mary H.)


BREAK Intermediate Quiltmaking
Now that you have learned the basics, expand your skills by learning how to set blocks on point.  We will also explore different blocks, applique, and alternative methods of machine-quilting.
Confident Beginner, $110.00, 5 Sessions (Instructor: Mary H.)

Intro to Free-Motion Quilting
Learn how to quilt your own quilts.  Mary W. will teach you the basics of free-motion quilting with fun exercises to increase your confidence and expertise.
Confident Beginner, $30.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Mary W.)


Ruler-Work Quilting
Take your free-motion quilting to the next level by learning how to use longarm rulers on your domestic sewing machine.  We will use the BERNINA #72 ruler foot to quilt a variety of quilting patterns, including arcs, circles, stitch-in-the-ditch, and cross-hatching.  (You do not need to own a BERNINA to take this class.)
Suggested Pre-Requisite: Intro to Free-Motion Quilting
Confident Beginner, $27.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Mary W.) 


Q24 Longarm Certification
Classes by appointment to learn how to load your quilt top, batting, and backing and use the BERNINA Q24 to quilt your quilt.  This class will NOT teach the basics of free-motion quilting.  A portion of the class fee will be credited to towards your first machine rental.  See supply list for additional information.
Confident Beginner, $75.00, 3 Hours (Instructor: Sheri)


BREAK QSeries Owner's Mastery
This session is to field questions from current BERNINA Q24/20 owners and to share tips about tension, difficult threads, and to show new features and accessories.                                  
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session (Instructor: Sheri)


QSeries RulerWork
Lisa Calle makes using rulers easy.  Learn her method-to-the-madness of rulers on the longarm.                                                                                                                                                                    
Owners Only, $30.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Sheri)


BREAK QSeries Palm Precision Stippling
Learn several different stippling techniques using the QSeries and the new palm precision handles.                                                                                                                                                            
Owners Only, $30.00, 1 Session (Instructor: Sheri)

My BERNINA Mastery Classes
Free to Owners of Machines Purchased at Cottonwood

BREAK Machine Mastery 1 - Basic Operation
For all BERNINA and Bernette Sewing Machines
Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, basic accessories, needles, threads, and care and maintenance of your new machine.                                                                                  
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session


Machine Mastery 2 - Stitch Fun
For all computerized BERNINA Sewing Machines
Explore decorative stitches and creative functions while learning features for embellishing projects.                                                                                                                                                               
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session


BREAK Machine Mastery 3 - Creative Options
For BERNINA Artista, 560, 580, 7, and 8 Series Machines
Examine the distinctive features and functions that make these models unique and customizable.                                                                                                  
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session


Machine Mastery 4 - Machine Embroidery
For BERNINA Embroidery Machines, DECO, and Chicago 7 Machines
Learn the basics of machine embroidery, hooping, stabilizing, monogramming, customizing designs, and endless embroidery.                                                                                            
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session


Embroidery Software Mastery
Take your embroidery to new heights with software to edit, combine, add lettering, scan artwork, digitize, create appliques, cross-stitch, and more.
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session


Serger Mastery 1 -  Basic Serger Use
For all BERNINA Sergers Except 009DCC, 220L
Learn threading, basic stitches, and techniques for trimming, seaming, and overcasting.
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session

Serger Mastery 2 - Serging Ahead
For all BERNINA Sergers Except 009DCC, 220L
Learn about presser feet and accessories, decorative, and optional uses for your serger.
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session


Serger Mastery 3 - Cover and Chain Stitch
For Cover and Chain-Stitch Sergers Only - 1300MDC, 009DCC, 220L
Advance your skills with cover and chain-stitch techniques and uses.
Owners Only, Free, 1 Session