Beginning to Quilt Workshop

This will be a class for beginning quilters and is designed to take away the mysteries of when and how to make a quilt.

The following topics will be covered:

  • hand and machine piecing
  • seam allowances
  • planning and designing your project
  • tools to use
  • quilting and binding your project

The first class is a planning session:

  • What is my project?
  • What tools will I need?
  • What if I don’t know what to make?
  • How to use your instructor?

The two hour class meets once a week for six weeks.

The fee for the course will be $100.

Email us for more information.

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The Art of Crazy Quilts

All skill levels. Handwork.

This class provides a brief history of Crazy Quilts - the decorative quilts that enjoyed great popularity during the late Victorian era, pieced in nontraditional patterns and decorated with elaborate embroidery, appliqué work and painting. An overview of the uses of crazy quilting will be discussed. Participants learn piecing methods, traditional hand stichery, basic embellishments - appliqué, beading, ribbon work and complete one learning project.

The two hour class meets once a week for eight weeks.

Cost for the class is $125. Email us for more information.

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Healy Quilts: Day Trip to Manhattan


  • Roundtrip transportation to Manhattan
  • Cultural talk on the bus presented by Joe Healy
  • Informal chat with Melody Healy
  • Guided museum tour or textile shopping or
  • Guided shopping for embellishments - charms, buttons, beads and costume jewelry
  • Snacks and hot and cold beverages throughout the trip
  • One day Fun Pass good for MTA


  • $75.00 per person

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