Pennington Quilt Works Shop Hours Monday thru Saturday 10-5

Shop Hours
Monday thru Saturday 10-5
Plus Thursday till 8
Sunday 12-4
Pennington Quilt Works
7 Tree Farm Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
Quilting Fundamentals
Bailey’s Quilt
Here’s a
great way to
learn all
about quiltmaking! This
simple yet
striking quilt
will look great
in any combination of fabrics you
choose. You’ll
start right at
the beginning learning rotary cutting,
accurate seaming, block construction,
quilt assembly, and settings and borders. At the end of class, you’ll have your
quilt top done and ready for quilting. Requires pattern. Instructor: Ro, $99, Mondays, October 27 and November 3, 10,
23, 6:30-9:30 (Note: November 10 is
Bias Binding Workshop
Finish that quilt
the way it deserves! A welldone binding can
make or break
the finished
product. In this
technique class
you’ll learn to trim your quilt, cut the
binding on the bias, piece the strips together and sew the binding to your quilt.
You will work with a practice piece that
you can keep for future reference. Great
for both first-time binders, and those
who want to perfect their skills. Instructors: Marilyn and Dottie, $36, Monday
November 10, 12:30-4:30
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Machine Quilting I
Your quilt
top is finally pieced
and your
ends with
words “quilt as desired”. Now what?
Take a deep breath, drop those feed
dogs and start machine quilting! In this
class, you’ll learn to free-motion quilt
some basic designs including curved
lines, meandering, echoing, and loops.
We’ll also discuss needles, threads, batting and tension. Instructor: Sue, $36,
Sunday November 9 OR January 4, 12-4
No Guilt Quilt
This is a
All you
need to
for this
quilt is one jelly roll and 1 1/2 yards of
background fabric. Very little fabric remains. There is no waste. It is a very
traditional quilt, but the scrappiness
makes it uniquely yours. This quilt is
simple, scrappy and stunning. The piano key border perfectly compliments
the diversity of the fabric in the quilt
blocks. This is an advanced beginner
class. Instructor: Kim N., $54, Monday,
January 12, 19, and February 2, 10-12
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Embroidery Techniques
New Class! Candy Cane
Ready for
the cool
Come join
us for Candy Cane
This quilt
offers 12
different formats and uses a minimum
hoop of only 255mm X 145mm (10” X
6”) so everyone can join in on the fun.
We have it scheduled so you can get it
done in plenty of time for Christmas-this
year! Instructor: Theresa, $90, Thursday
September 25 and October 23, 10-3
New Class! Express Yourself
The letters from this embroidery software can be used for a crossword puzzle quilt, the “Merry Christmas” banner
that is in our shop, or any other lettered
quilt design that you wish. Learn how to
quilt the background (in the hoop!),
appliqué the letters and use decorative
stitching to enhance your project. Design software and a basic working
knowledge of your embroidery machine
required. Instructor: Ro, Fee: $27,
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30-9:30
Classes in GREEN are great for Beginners!
New Class! Greetings
greetings to
hand craft an appliquéd card on your
embroidery machine. Using a design
of your choice from one of the Greetings software collections from Smith
Street Designs, you will apply both
words and design using thread and
fabric of your choosing. Design software and a basic working knowledge
of your embroidery machine required.
Instructor: Ro, Fee: $27, Tuesday, October 28, 6-9
New Class! Little Mylar
Pull out your
embroidery machine and get
ready to meet
the friendliest
ghosts since
Casper! Twelve
shiny little creatures are ready
to celebrate with
their pumpkins and candy corn. We
will embroider 1 or 2 ghosts of your
choice using mylar and embroidery
thread to make them shine. This is a
beginner’s embroidery technique
class. A working knowledge of the
embroidery functions of your machine
and the pattern (software ready to use
on your machine) are required for the
class. Instructor: Ro, $27, Wednesday
October 22, 6-9 OR Sunday November
9, 4:30-7:30
Special Techniques
New Class! Baby Dresden
If you’re fascinated by circles
in quilts, you’ll
want to give
this 4-block
baby quilt a
spin. In the
class, you’ll
learn how to make the Dresden Fan block
using 4 fabrics and a 15-degree wedge
ruler. Add sashing and borders and you
have an adorable baby quilt. Bright colors, dots, stripes or novelty prints really
make the fan blades pop! Wondering why
this quilt looks familiar? The blocks are
the same as the ones used in this year’s
Shop Hop quilt! Requires ruler, rotary
cutting and basic piecing skills. Instructor:
Sue, $36, Tuesday, October 21, 12-4
New Class! Beatle Bag
Be the envy of all your
quilting friends at your
next retreat or class
with The Beatle Bag,
the hottest carry-all
for sewing supplies.
The Beatle Bag has 2
long inside pockets,
perfect for scissors,
rotary cutters or glasses. In addition, there is a good-sized pin
cushion and plastic inserts to hold all your
sewing notions. An attractive X-strap
holds the bag closed. The Beatle Bag
can also be used as a travel bag to hold
your toiletries, cosmetics or jewelry. And
they make great gifts (remember - the
holidays are only a few months away)!
Requirements: Pattern, with plastic inserts. Basic Sewing, quilting and rotary
cutting skills. Ability to machine quilt
straight lines. Instructor: Sue, $45,
Wednesday November 12, 12-5
Cathedral Window Pillow
Ever wonder how
those popular "new"
cathedral window pillows are made? Learn
the basic construction
of an old technique in
this class. Instructor:
Marilyn, $36, Thursday November 13,
New Class! I Spy A Hexie
Collectors of I spy fabrics (you know who
you are) need a great
project to feature interesting motifs. This
class will teach how
you to fussy cut your
focus fabrics into 4
and 6 inch hexagons
and frame blocks using the hexagon trim
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tool. The second session will teach you
how to sew Y seams using this clever
tool. Required: Intermediate skills, pattern, ruler. Instructor: Arlene, $54, Tuesday September 23 and October 21, 6-9
Mondo or Midi Bag
Spend a
day with
Lynne to
make one
of these
great bags.
The Mondo
bag is big
enough to
hold a quilt!
The Midi
bag is a perfect size for carrying all
those things we can’t seem to do without during the day. Both are made from
scraps, jelly rolls or charm packs. The
fusible interfacing (that comes with the
pattern) makes it sew up fast and with
precise intersections. Pattern required.
Instructor: Lynne, $54, Tuesday November 18, 10-4
Sea Glass
Sea Glass was
created by Deb
Tucker for Studio 180 Designs
to show the versatility of the
Diamond Rectangle unit, usually seen in
Storm at Sea
designs. This is
a great example of what else you can do
with this simple unit. Choose a focus
print, pull some coordinating fabrics
from your stash, mix everything together
with a light and a dark and you're headed for a great looking quilt. As always,
your units will be made oversized and
then trimmed to perfection with the Diamond Rects tool. Requires Pattern, Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects® &
Square2. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday January 24, 10-4
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Quilts for Kids
On the first Tuesday of each month a
group of charity-minded quilters meets
at PQW to sew together for the organization, Quilts for Kids. Quilts are given
to children who are ill, abused, or in
difficult situations who could use the
comfort of a quilt made for them. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your
lunch or snack, your machine and sewing supplies. Quilt kits will be provided.
Please register ahead so we know how
many to expect. Contact Deb for more
information: [email protected]
Meets 10:15-3
November 4, December 2
Private Class
For times when a regularly scheduled
class just won’t do, we offer private
classes to fill the void. Let’s say that a
class you're interested in requires rotary skills, and you’re still snipping along
with scissors. Well a 1-hour private
class will bring you up to speed. Or say
that you really want to get the hang of
paper-piecing or some other skill. Or
maybe our classes just don’t fit in your
schedule. Talk to any one of us and
we’ll find you the right person at the
right time to teach you what you need
to know. $25 per hour per person.
Policy for class registration
You must pay for a class in full in order
to receive the class supplies list and to
reserve your place. You may register
by phone, on line, or in the store. If you
need to cancel, please do so at least
10 days prior to the first class in order
to receive a full refund. If an emergency arises and you cancel less than 10
days before the first class, but at least
one day before, a class certificate will
be issued. Please use this for emergencies only as late cancellations can be
problems for us. All books and patterns
and some special tools required for a
class can be purchased at a 20% discount after paid registration. Check
that class enrollment minimums have
been met before purchasing supplies.
New Class! Starry Night
You are in for a
real treat as you
learn how to use 2
of Michelle’s favorite tools! In this
pattern, Doug, a
big fan of Deb’s,
used one tool from
Deb’s Rapid Fire
Line, The Lemoyne
Star Ruler and the
second took from
Deb’s Fundamental line, the Wing Clipper. You will learn how to make Banded
Lemoynes and Flying Geese. Once you
make flying geese from the Wing Clipper,
you will never go back. This table runner
comes together very quickly, is perfect for
any season or holiday you choose, based
on your fabric selections.
Precutting is required for this class. You
should arrive with squares and strips
ready for further cutting and sewing, and
labeled for quick and accurate identification. Pattern and Tools are required and
will be available for purchase in the classroom. Instructor: Michelle, $60, Saturday
December 6, 10-3
Tucker Tool Time Sampler
Are you looking for an
exciting project to keep
you sewing
through the
summer or
fall? Check
out this 4
part series;
take one, a
few, or all
the workshops - - in
any order! At each workshop you will
learn 3 new feature blocks and make 2
of each, totaling 18 blocks by the end of
3 workshops. In the 4th workshop you will
learn the Chain and Border Blocks, and
will focus on finishing your top and Borders, Binding, Backing and Sashing. Requires Tool Time Pattern and Studio 180
Tools. Space is limited. Instructor:
Michelle, $60 per workshop, Workshop 1:
Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer1, TT3,
Square 2, & V Block. Workshop 2: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer 1, TT3, Corner Beam, Wing Clipper and V Block, Oc-
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tober 26. Workshop 3: Featured Tools:
Tucker Trimmer 1, TT3, Split Rects, Diamond Rects and Corner Beam, October
25 OR November 16. Workshop 4: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer 1, TT3,
Square2, and Finishing Techniques,
December 7. All dates are Sunday and
We are
looking for
new ways
to use fabric. Wouldn’t it be fun
to use our
fabric to
make a piece of furniture? If this
sounds interesting then this is the class
for you. In just two classes you will create your own unique tuffet. If you know
how to use a rotary cutter and can sew
a straight line, the class will be nothing
but fun. In the first class you learn the
technique to make the cover to your
tuffet. You will then have time to complete your cover before the second
class. The second class we put it all
together. Required: Upholstery kit-$120
fee payable to the instructor. Instructor:
Julie, $63, Wednesday October 15
12:30-3:30 and November 5, 12:304:30 OR Monday October 20 12:303:30 and November 17, 12:30-4:30
OR Sunday November 2, 12-3 and
November 23, 12-4
New Class! Wish Upon
The Wish Upon pattern is
soon to be
released by
Deb Tucker.
Deb created
this interlocking star pattern to work in
an organized
matter (photo)
or totally random/scrappy. Requires Pattern and
Studio 180 Design’s Split Rects, Wing
Clipper, Tucker Trimmer I. Instructor:
Michelle, $72, Saturday, November
15, 10-4
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Block of the Month
Color Love
87” x 93”
New-fashioned palette of mid-bright textures and geometric motifs, anchored by
a deep blue ground Jacobean-inspired
floral. All on 8 Centennial Solid tint backgrounds. Includes patterns and all fabric
for blocks, borders and binding. Pick up
your block in the store or have it shipped
to you. Month 3 has the option of substituting 8 appliqué blocks with the included fabric. Month 1 is $63.50. Months 25 are $43.50 each. Starts October 1,
runs for 5 months
New Class! OH-HI-O My Stars : Techniques Building Series
Have you started setting your quilting goals for 2015?
Are any of them to gain new, refresh or sharpen your
quilt piecing skills?
Consider Michelle’s Technique Building Series (TBS),
where you will walk away with improved and honed
cutting and piecing techniques. She has kept to the
basic units with this TBS, however it’s definitely going
to challenge you in a few areas; such as cutting and
piecing for five patches. Whether you are a beginner
or advanced quilter, jump in with no reservations and
have fun with it. For you beginners, there may be
some real easy units, and then some real hard ones,
but just give them a try! If you are an advanced quilter, take a little refresher on these techniques and
sharpen your skills. Each Workshop is 3 hours. The TBS will have 9 blocks.
You may elect to take one technique class, take a few, or take them all. Each month, at
class, you will be provided a colored worksheet with cutting and piecing instructions for
the featured block, which is free to students taking the class but will be offered for $8
per block worksheet to those unable to take the class. Each month, along with the picture of the quilt, we will reveal the current and following month’s block in our newsletter
and online. You can sign up for one workshop at a time; however seats are limited and it
is on a first come, first served basis. No need to take all the classes, you may elect to
make a wall hanging, baby quilt, bed runner, you decide. All 9 blocks are required for
quilt pictured. Alternate settings available as well.
Classes require Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper and Square 2 Tools.
Instructor: Michelle, $36 per class, Sundays, 12-3, January 18, February 22, March 29,
April 26, May 31, June 21, September 27, October 25, November 22
Alternate settings
Modern Quilt Guild
Monthly Meetings, Second Tuesday 7-9 pm
November 11, December 9
Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world. The Modern Quilt Guild is
made up of over 100 guilds across the country and
world. The MQG developed out of the thriving online
community of modern quilters and their desire to
start meeting in person. All are invited to join us.
Visit to learn more about
the guild, or [email protected]
or visit our blog:
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Quiltmaking Skills
When you purchase your new Bernina
sewing machine at Pennington Quilt
Works we want to be certain that you
use it to its fullest potential and with
total confidence and enjoyment. At pick
up, one of our Bernina specialists will
spend some time with you to be sure
you know the basics of running your
machine. Then we’ll schedule 2 private
hours with you and a Bernina educator
to begin exploring with you all you’d like
to learn. From there you’ll be guided into
more private or small group classes to
go as far as you’d like. Here are the areas you can expect to cover in classes:
Sewing Machine Basics
Machine Basics covering basic operations, practical applications and machine care.
Stitching Fun
Decorative stitching, memory, alphabets, combi-mode and special techniques. For all electronic machines.
Special attention to those features on your
Bernina that are especially useful in quilting. Piecing, machine appliqué, freemotion quilting, and using the walking foot
are covered. We’ll include the BSR if you
have one.
Embroidery Basics
Learn to find, set up, and manipulate designs, and stitch them out with success.
Unravel the mysteries of threads, stabilizers, and hooping. For machines with
embroidery units.
More Embroidery Techniques
Whether your machine is ready (or
overdue!) for regular servicing, or is
experiencing some issues, Stepfon Andrews will be here to take care of any
problems you may have. Stepfon has
over 20 years in repairing machines of
all makes and models, and will be performing all our Bernina Warranty work.
Remember that any Bernina machine
you purchase at PQW comes with a one
-year in-store full warranty.
Learn to do embroidered appliqué (our
favorite!) while you dig deeper into your
machine’s embroidery features and perfect your skills. Take basics class first.
Starting at just $89.99 for cleaning,
oiling, and complete inspection. (Of
course those repairs needing parts may
take longer.)
My Bernette
He’ll be here: October 28, November
11, 25, December 9, January 6
When you purchase your Bernette from
PQW, we will arrange your individual or
small class sessions to fit your schedule.
My Bernina 7 and 8 Series
The Newest 7and 8 Series machines have
their own unique features and we’ll tailor
your sessions to them.
Software Sampler Club 2014
A monthly club that focuses on machine
embroidery. Each month we will watch a
video presented by Kay Hickman of
Bernina of America. You will receive a
CD that will include a PowerPoint of the
video, a tips and tricks handout and a
featured embroidery design. We’ll have
machines set up for you to try the featured technique. Open to all, but if you
are a Bernina user please bring an oval
A monthly club that will explore Bernina
Embroidery Software 7. Each month we
will watch a video presented by Amanda Whitlatch of Bernina of America,
covering some component of Software
7. You will receive a CD that will include
a PowerPoint of the video, written instructions and project suggestions.
Then we will walk through the lessons
ourselves. Bring your laptop with the
software installed, if you have it. But
this is also a great opportunity to see
what Bernina Embroider Software 7 is
all about even if you do not yet own it.
Don’t have a Bernina? That’s okay. This
software will convert designs to many
Instructor: Vicki
$15per session
Instructor: Vicki
$15 per session
Thursdays, 1-4 or 6:30-9:30
November 20
December 18
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm
November 19
December 17
All About Embroidery Club
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