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Quilters’ Paradise Class Schedule

We continue to be grateful for the Quilt Capital of Kansas collaboration
between Quilters' Paradise and the Lumberyard Arts Center
that allows our classes to be held in the LAC classroom.
 

 


Meet our teachers:

Angie Spielman, a fairly new quilter, is sharing her newfound talents with area youth and adults alike.

Becky Fender who brings 30+ years of experience to her crochet classes.

Cheryl Travis is a talented crafter and quilter who enjoys sharing her passion with others.

Kathleen Thomas is a fabric landscape artist who has taught previously at the Lumberyard Arts Center.

Laura Davids, a talented quilter and maker, brings a range of different classes that feature making of various bags, tuffets, painted barn blocks, and more!

Liz Granberg-Jerome, a very creative and talented quilter with over 50 years of sewing experience, teaches a wide variety of classes at Quilters' Paradise. A few of her favorites that will be offered again are Beginning Quilting series, Scared Stitchless Introduction to Free Motion Quilting, and One Block Wonder and Hexified Panel Quilts. 

Sharon Vesecky, Quilters' Paradise owner and experienced quilter, offers classes on hand quilting, as well as various projects based on patterns in the shop.


To enroll in a class or find more information and supply lists, go to the Classes page at Quilters’ Paradise - 785-594-3477.


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Classes


Join Sharon to learn the basics of hand applique. Dimensional elements that will be taught include stuffed berries, folded rosebuds, pillowslip applique, skinny stems, leaves, and ruching. Class will be held at the Lumberyard Arts Center on Wed., June 8 from 1-3pm.

Cost: $ 25.00
Twilling is a lovely surface embroidery stitch that can give dimension to any project. Done with a simple knotting technique done on a single stitch into the fabric, the results are more visible than traditional outline embroidery stitches. Learn this vintage technique with Cheryl Travis and Liz Granberg-Jerome. Wed., August 7, 6pm to 9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 25.00
Create your own painted quilt block that can be hung inside or out with Laura on Sat., July 27 from 9am to 3pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Register by July 12 to allow time for board prep prior to class.

Cost: $ 65.00
Jelly-Roll Rugs are all the rage! Join Laura Davids to make one of these popular Jelly-Roll Rugs! Mon., July 1 from 1-4pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 45.00
Who doesn't love those giant blue IKEA bags? This version has the same hauling capacity but is so much prettier (and sturdier too)! You pick the size you want LARGE (original)-medium-small. You will construct the bag during class and leave with a finished NYBBB! Mon., July 29 from 10am-3pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 45.00
After taking Liz's Scared Stitchless to Free Motion Quilt, you're ready to move on to the next step and start practicing more designs to use on your quilts. The RGA Design-Practice Panels Skillbuilder 1 is designed to do just that! It's a pre-printed panel that includes many free motion designs that, when stitched over, can help you practice to build that muscle-memory necessary to recreate it without drawing as you become more comfortable with the designs. Class fee of $58 includes preprinted practice panel. Monday, August 19 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 58.00
Let's Stitch Past Fear and step up your free motion quilting skills by bringing an actual project to work on. Bring a table runner, wall hanging, or baby quilt and use stencils and other fills to finish your project. If you have a ruler foot, bring it along as there will be a few quilting rulers available to practice with to add yet another level to your free motion skills. Saturday, September 28 from 9:30am to 3pm

Cost: $ 45.00
Are you Scared Stitchless to drop your feed dogs to free motion quilt your own quilts? Learn the basics of what you need to know before you begin and practice on your first free motion quilting sample. Monday, July 15 from 10:30am to 3:30pm, Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 45.00
An attic window quilt is made by splitting a favorite panel and add light, medium, and dark strips strategically to create the depth of a multi-pane window. Depending on fabric choice, the strips can be attached with mitered corners for a clean finish, or by using half-square triangles in the corners for an easy finish. Liz will guide you through dividing your panel into sections and then adding frames to create the 3D attic window effect. Wed., August 21 from 5:30 to 9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn quilting basics with teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome. Basics Part 1, the first of four classes offered on first Wednesdays, will guide you through rotary cutting and stitching an accurate 1/4" seam. Three blocks with straight piecing and triangle units will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to use. Liz will share loads of tips to make your quilting experience fun. This is a great series for new quilters or for those wishing to hone their skills. Monday, July 8, 5:30pm to 9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn quilting basics with teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome. In Quilting Basics Part 2, the second of four classes offered on first Wednesdays, you will add Flying Geese and Diamond in a Square units. Three blocks that feature these units will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to use. Liz will share loads of tips to make your quilting experience fun. This is a great series for new quilters or for those wishing to hone their skills. Monday, July 22, 5:30-9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn quilting basics with teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome. In Quilting Basics Part 3, the third of four classes offered on first Wednesdays, you will add curved piecing or Drunkard's Path units and a Dresden Plate to machine applique. Don't let curves scare you--if you ever sewed a sleeve into a dress, you've already done it! Three blocks that feature these units will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to use and practice using templates. Liz will share loads of tips to make your quilting experience fun. This is a great series for new quilters or for those wishing to hone their skills. Monday, August 12, 5:30pm to 9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn quilting basics with teacher Liz Granberg-Jerome. In Quilting Basics Part 4, the final of four classes offered on first Wednesdays, you will explore options to turn your blocks into a finished top. Discussion will include options such as adding sashing and cornerstones, alternate layouts, and borders. Depending on your choices, a visit to Quilters' Paradise may be part of the class! Liz will share loads of tips to make your quilting experience fun. This is a great series for new quilters or for those wishing to hone their skills. Monday, August 26, 5:30pm to 9pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 35.00
Adding binding to a quilt can be a challenge, whether finishing by hand or machine. Liz will share her experience and demonstrate several types of binding options and guide you through adding binding to a small project. Monday, May 13 from 10am to 3pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 35.00
Create this stunning quilt using the Pizzazz pattern and the LocBloc Triangle in a Square (TIS) and Kite in a Square (KIS) templates. Wednesday, July 24 from 1pm to 4pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 35.00
Using four panels or repeats of fabric, make this fascinating Reflection quilt designed by Dragon Lady Quilts. Laura will guide you through the process of cutting the four layers and then laying out the squares on a foundation of light weight gridded fusible interfacing. Class will be held Wed., July 10 from 10am to 3pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 45.00
While making a spectacular Stitcher's Garden quilt, learn more about your sewing machine. This pattern uses multiple presser feet and a variety of decorative stitches to create embellished fusible applique blocks. Join Liz Granberg-Jerome on an amazing journey to make your own unique quilt! First Sundays from 1pm to 4pm for 13 months--June 2024 to June 2025 (except 2nd Sunday, Sept 8) at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Cost: $ 30.00
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About Quilters' Paradise

Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.