It’s Laura here and I’m so excited about the classes and workshops that we have to offer in October @ Mad About Patchwork’s in-house sewing space, Waffle Kisses Studio. To top things off, all October classes and workshops are on sale, but only until September 28th, so sign up early and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Plus, spaces are limited with only one or two spots left in some cases. Now is the best time to register, before those spaces are gone. As always, there is something for everyone in October, with classes and workshops for adults, teens and kids of all levels and experience. Adult workshops include tea and treats and are the perfect opportunity to grab some friends and have a night out. Here’s what you’ll find in October:
Memory Quilt (Upcycled Clothing Quilt) - Tuesdays or Wednesdays – 4 weeks
Due to popular demand, there are two sections of the Memory Quilt (Upcycled Clothing Quilt) Class running: one on Tuesdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th with only one spot left and the other on Wednesdays, October 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th with only 3 spots left. These are very popular classes for those who want to learn to work with old baby clothes, clothes that no longer fit, thrift store finds or clothes from loved ones. Why not think green and learn to make them into something to use, keep and cherish forever? These classes are normally $140, but are on sale for $120 until September 28th.
By Land or By Sea Quilt Top (Introduction to Curves) – Sunday, October 19th, 12:00 to 5:00 pm
If curves have you thrown for a loop and you’d rather take the straight and narrow, then the By Land or By Sea Quilt Top (Introduction to Curves) is the class for you. All in an afternoon’s work you’ll learn tips and tricks for sewing curves you can use for other projects and head home with your very own quilt top. This class runs Sunday, October 19th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm and is normally $50, but is on sale for $40 until September 28th. Only 2 spots left!
Thankful Embroidery Hoop Art - Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Grab some friends and join in for an evening of tea, treats and Thanksgiving decor. Create your own Thankful Embroidery Hoop Art using a classic chain stitch. You’ll need your own fat quarter of fabric in your choice of print for this one, but all other materials, including the hoop and embroidery thread, are provided and included in the price – on sale for $30 until September 28th.
“All You Need is Tea and Warm Socks” Cross Stitch – Sunday, October 5th, 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Fall is here and it’s time to grab your aida cloth and get cozy with this cross stitch workshop
. Embrace the brisk, cool air and get your fingers ready for “All You Need Is Tea and Warm Socks.” All materials (aida cloth, embroidery thread, needles, pattern) supplied. Tea and treats included, too! Grab the girls, get crafty, and make an afternoon of it. On sale for $45 until September 28th
Book Table Runner – Thursdays, October 9th and 16th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Home is where the books are, so why not make yourself or a friend at home with this cozy and inviting quilted book table runner, perfect for keeping or gifting. You’ll learn a variety of skills transferable to other sewing projects, including sewing seams, pivoting, raw-edge applique, sewing with selvedges, top stitching, straight-line quilting and curved quilting with your walking foot. All materials are included and the Book Table Runner Workshop
in on sale for $65 until September 28th
. Only 3 spots left.
Quilted Spiderweb Pillow Cover – Monday, October 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Halloween is just around the corner. Why not get into the Halloween spirit with this new take on a traditional block and create a quilted pillow cover that can be used all year round? We’ll use freezer paper to create a personalized template and then get scrappy with strips of fabric to create a custom web. Previous sewing experience recommended. The pillow cover pictured uses free-motion quilting to create the web. The class can be modified to accommodate those who would like to use a walking foot for straight-line quilting. Finished pillow cover will measure approximately 16.5″ x 16.5″. You’ll need your own fabric and thread for the Quilted Spiderweb Pillow Cover, but everything else is included in the sale price of $35 until September 28th. Only 3 spots left.
TEEN (AGES 13-17) WORKSHOPS
Appliqued Linen Project Bags (Set of 2) – Friday, October 17th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
The cool, crisp chill of fall is setting in and so begins the need to knit. Keep your yarn and sewing projects organized and at your fingertips with 2 custom project bags. Suitable for all levels, even beginners. All supplies included. The Teen Project Bag Workshop
is on sale for $45 until September 28th
KIDS (AGES 9-12) WORKSHOPS
Fabric Bookmark – Sunday, October 5th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
What do you get when you combine a love of reading and sewing? Why, fabric bookmarks, of course! All materials are included in this workshop great for beginners who want to learn to sew or those who are already familiar with the skill and just want to make something special to take home. The Kids Fabric Bookmark Workshop is on sale for $30 until September 28th. Only 2 spots left.
SEW WITH ME (AGES 5-8 WITH ADULT) WORKSHOPS
Sew With Me Tooth Fairy Pillow – Sunday, October 19th, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Want to introduce your child (or a friend’s) to the art of sewing? This is the class for you. With you by their side, your child will learn basic sewing skills such as sewing a seam, pivoting, sewing a button, top stitching and hand stitching all while making a custom tooth fairy pillow of their very own. Each child must be accompanied by an adult with a one-on-one ratio. Choose 1 spot per parent/child as each pair will be sharing a sewing station. All materials are included in this workshop great for beginners who want to learn to sew or those who are already familiar with the skill and just want to make something special to take home. The Tooth Fairy Pillow Workshop is on sale for $30 until September 28th. Only 3 spots left.
Sew With Me Fabric Bookmark – Sunday, October 5th, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Want to introduce your child (or a friend’s) to the art of sewing? This is the class for you. With you by their side, your child will learn basic sewing and quilting skills such as sewing a seam, pivoting and straight-line quilting while making a one of a kind fabric bookmark, perfect for gifting or keeping. Each child must be accompanied by an adult with a one-on-one ratio. Choose 1 spot per parent/child as each pair will be sharing a sewing station. All materials are included in this workshop great for beginners who want to learn to sew or those who are already familiar with the skill and just want to make something special to take home. The Sew With Me Fabric Bookmark Workshop
is on sale for $30 until September 28th
If you have a class or workshop that you’d like to take and don’t see it on the schedule, send an e-mail to email@example.com. I’m already in the planning stages for November and December, so now is the time to send me your ideas. Have a great rest of September and I’ll see you in October!