For Beginners

For Beginners
Beginning Quiltmaking: Sampler Quilt by Julia Bliven
Tues Apr 25, May 2, 16 & 23 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is the place to start! Novice quilters will learn the skills involved in quilt making including: accurate rotary cutting,
precise piecing and chain sewing techniques, borders, marking, batting and backing the quilt. You’ll create a
wallhanging that takes you through the entire process of your quilting project. You will graduate with the skills to begin
your next quilting project with confidence. Book required. $60
Beginning Machine Quilting by Julia Bliven
Sat Apr 29 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Put your sewing machine to work quilting your finished quilt tops. Learn the techniques of free motion quilting which is
easy, creative and fun. This class is for novice machine quilters who wish to learn how to get started. The class
teaches how to secure the three layers of the quilt in preparation for doing free motion designs on your sewing
machine. We will discuss needles, threads, batting, free motion design choices and helpful notions. You will practice
various designs and make a small quilt with different techniques on it to save for future reference. Sewing machine
Beginning Hand Applique by Carol Kozlowski
Sat April 22, 29, & May 6 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This class is designed to teach the basics of hand appliqué. You will learn how to mark a pattern, needle turn appliqué,
appliqué using freezer paper templates, reverse appliqué, and 3 ways to make bias stems/tubes. The blocks were
designed to provide practice after instruction. Once the 3 classes are finished, you’ll have the skills necessary to finish
the last block. Book required. $35
Beginning Paper / Foundation Piecing – Mini Tulips by Carol Kozlowski
Sat May 13 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you’ve wanted to try paper piecing, this is the project for you! You’ll learn the how to’s of paper piecing while
creating this bright little wall hanging just in time for Spring! $35
Cinco de Mayo by Joan Joy
Fri May 5 & 19 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A wonderful, scrappy quilt using all the colors of the color wheel. Learn foundation
piecing on curved pieces. Learn to make easy perfect points and curves. Use up
some old favorites from your stash and add lots of new ones too! Book required.
Intermediate Level $45
Bahama Mamma by Barb Colburn
Fri June 2 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Uncover your wild side and use some of those fabrics that you always said you would never use! Here is your
opportunity to have some fun with bright fabrics. Imagine yourself under this in the middle of next winter when it is
freezing and dreary.
Clubs with
Debbie Gilbert
Strip Club by Debbie Gilbert
Sat Apr 22 & Jun 3 9:00 am – 9:30 am
The “Strip Quilting Club” is a new way to make quilts
from kits. Each month you will receive a package of
strips, a pattern & a demo. Each month it’s a different
quilt. Add your own fabrics to make the quilt your
own. No commitment – Do one month or do them all!
Kits are $35 each
$5 discount if you prepay before the class date.
Little Women by Debbie Gilbert
Sat Apr 8, May 13 & Jun 10 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You can still join us in making Jo Morton’s small quilts
and needful tings. Members purchase a fat quarter
packet of Jo’s fabrics of approximately 25-30 pieces to
make their blocks. Each month you will receive a
pattern and a 15% discount on fabric and supplies for
the class. $30
Keep on quilting…
Fine Art Machine Quilting by Joan Joy & Mary Harmon
Fri April 28 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn to go above and beyond the usual stippling and
simple free motion quilting. We will practice free
motion feathers, swirls, grapes and vines, leaves,
birds, flowers, and more. Enjoy using some of the
beautiful multicolored threads available. Intermediate
Quilter. Pattern required. Cost: $35
Woodland Throw by Barb Colburn
Thurs May 4 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Looking for a quick quilt to use some of those larger
scale fabrics on? This Thimbleberries pattern works well
for that. Start your Christmas sewing early! $35
Blooming Nine patch by Sharon Jarvis
Tues May 9 & 16 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Although this quilt looks complicated, it is very
simple to make. It’s made up of alternating nine
patches and plain squares. Large flowers or
busy prints are perfect for this project. $35
Bella Nonna Fish by Barb Colburn
Fri May 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Need a cute, textured wall hanging? This one is for
you. We will be using the petals to make seaweed!
Nemo is still alive and well here at the shop. $35
Coneflower by Sarah Merigis
Sat May 20 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring is here and blooming with coneflowers!
Pick some of those luscious purples and
plums and grow some of your own. This
quilt looks complicated, but is easier
than you think! Pattern required. $35
Japanese Garden Path by Lisa Wennberg
Sat Apr 29 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
If you love Asian prints, then you'll love this class.
We'll be making a garden path out of your favorite
Asian prints. You'll learn the starch technique for
doing quick and easy appliqué. $25
Quilted Postcards by Mary Harmon
Fri May 5 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
It’s the new rage! Make postcards to send to all your
friends – yup…you can really mail these!
Book required. $20
Nature’s Treasure by Lisa Wennberg
Fri May 12 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
You will be able to finish most, if not all, of this wall
hanging in class. This is a fantastic pattern to show
off those fabrics that you just can't bear to cut up!
Spiked Fans by Lisa Wennberg
Sat May 27 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Do you like to paper piece? Then this wall hanging is
for you! With only four different pattern pieces you
can make this fantastic piece. Batiks and hand-dyes
are great for this pattern. $35
Asian Stars by Lisa Wennberg
Thurs Jun 1 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come join us to make this quick and easy quilt that helps
to enhance the beauty of your large scale Asian prints. No
'y-seams' needed to complete this project! Pattern is
included. $30
Advanced Punchneedle By Connie Ostness
Sat April 15 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We’re taking punchneedle one step further by adding silk ribbon to our punched design for a three dimensional effect.
This is great for flowers, trees, etc. Purse pattern of your choice and large (6 strand) needle required. One yard of silk
ribbon will be provided. $25
Punch & Munch By Connie Ostness
Back by Popular Demand!
Sat April 29 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm OR Sat May 6 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OR Sun Jun 4 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Punchneedle is all the rave. One simple stitch produces a dimensional effect that can be used to accent purses,
clothing, pillows, totes, quilts or as framed art. You bring the pattern of your choice and supplies, I’ll bring the
munchies. Pattern and Punch Needle required. $20
Punchneedle Purse Pendant By Connie Ostness
Sat May 6 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Here’s a way to WEAR your punchneedle! This charming purse is easy and fun. Includes instruction on punchneedle
and purse assembly. Be prepared…everyone will want one! Pattern and purse clasp required. $25
Appliqué Classes
Signs of Summer by Mary Beth McCormack
Tue Apr 11 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come sew this seasonal appliquéd wall hanging that can be made quickly using fusible web. It will certainly get you into
the summer mood. Can also be used as a table runner. Pattern required. $35
Mirage by Sharon Jarvis
Thurs April 20 & May 4 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class is for the person who is wishing to appliqué a quilt, but does not have the time to create it all by hand. We
use a medium which holds our pieces in place without pins so we can learn to appliqué both small pieces and large by
machine. It is an EASY technique that is both enjoyable and has immediate gratification for the quilter. $35
Spring Fling – Dimensional Applique by Carol Kozlowski and Connie Ostness
Sun April 23, 30, & May 7 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for this class and we’ll teach you how to make four-dimensional flowers and two types of leaves
to create your own tribute to Spring. We’ll also show you how to use fibers and beading to embellish
and put the finishing touches on your work. Book required. $40
Stitch and Split Sunflowers by Sarah Merigis
Sun Apr 30 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This quilt is appliqué without the fuss of turning the edges under. It is sure to bring summer to any space. Book
required. $25
Spectacular Quilts
Black Velvet by Carol Kozlowski
Wed April 12 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This quilt is made from big blocks using the Black Velvet Flannel line of fabrics. We’ll take it step by step to make this
stunning quilt. Pattern required. $35
WELCOME (Sew Be It) by Mary Beth McCormack
Thurs Apr 27 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Invite your friends into your home with this eye catching wall hanging. Alternating your accent strips with
your background strips creates the strata background. It can be made quickly with strip piecing, along
with fusible appliqué. Have fun working with all the new bright colors. Pattern required. $30
Salsa by Sarah Merigis
Sat May 6 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
We are shuffling things up again. We are taking “Red Onion” to the next step – Salsa! Come make this great quilt and
learn to sew curves that are easier than you think. Great lap quilt or make it slightly smaller for a baby quilt. Book
required. $35
King Bali by Mary Harmon
Sat June 3 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Can I brag a little?? I’ve been published! Well, sort of. This quilt is very easy and can be done in
batiks as I have, or anything your imagination can conjure up! Directions are for 4 different
sizes – you can do any you’d like. Book required. $35
Italian Mosaic By Lisa Wennberg
Sat Jun 17 & 24 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and learn how to create this stunning Italian Tile Mosaic. We'll be combining paper piecing, machine appliqué and
some partial seams to complete this beauty. $45
Clubs for Existing Members Only
Saturday Sampler with Sharon Jarvis
Sat April 8, May 13 & June 10 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Thimbleberries Club by Barb Colburn
Thurs Apr 13, May 11 & Jun 8
10:30 am – 11: 30 am OR 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Falling in Love with Curves by Peg Oppenheimer
Sat Apr 22 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn Virginia Walton’s creative curves technique to make this
easy, fun quilt. Don’t let curves scare you, you’ll find success
with this method. Peg is a certified Creative Curve teacher. $35
Double Star by Peg Oppenheimer
Fri Jun 2 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn Jodi Barrow’s Square in a Square technique to make this
great quilt, which looks wonderful in any color combination.
You’ll never have to cut & piece a triangle again! Peg is a
certified Square in a Square teacher. $35
Yes! It’s Les from Knitting Fever and he’s bringing bagels all the way from
New York City!
Sunday, May 21
Reservations Required
Les will be bringing us the new fall yarns from Euro Yarns, Louisa Harding, Queensland and Laines du
Nord, to name a few. See, touch, and purchase the new yarns long before they hit the yarn shops! A 50%
deposit will be required on these very special purchases. Please call early to reserve your seat!
Pssst…Everyone is doing it! Learn to Knit!
Learn to Knit by Beth Caulfield
Sun Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21 & Jun 4 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The name says it all – from casting on to binding off and all of the knitting and purling in between. Not sure what I’m
talking about? Then this class is for you! (A variety of projects are possible in the class once you learn the basics. A
sampler scarf will teach you all the basics.) Book required. $60
Beyond the Basics by Heather Cameron
Thurs Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Take your knitting to the next level! Work a series of squares you can use for pillows and throws, and learn lots of
advanced knitting skills in the process. $60
Knitting Beyond Arthritis by Heather Cameron
Tue May 9 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn new techniques and have a look at new tools that can help you continue your favorite hobby despite arthritis. $20
Entrelac Scarf by Beth Caulfield
Sat Apr 22 & May 6 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Although it is spring, a scarf provides a great
way to learn entrelac. It looks like woven strips!
Use this technique for scarves, socks, mittens,
sweaters, bags or anything! Different from the
usual way of knitting, but so easy to do once you
learn the secret. And you never know – winter
may just come back next year! $25
Knitting from the Neck Down by Beth Caulfield
Thurs May 4, 25 & Jun 15 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make a child or an adult sweater. This technique
allows more flexibility in achieving a proper fit. It
also minimizes finishing and is great for beginners
as well. We really can’t make a sweater any easier.
Choose from our selection of neck-down patterns.
Back by
Summer Tee by Heather Cameron
Sat Apr 22, May 6 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A great way to gain the skills you need for knitting
sweaters – a cute, simple, summery top! Can be
made from a variety of different yarns. $25
Felted Geometric Bag (Modular Knitting) by Beth Caulfield
Sat Apr 15 & 29 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Make this great felted bag while learning one of the hottest new ways to knit. Small sections build upon one another
to achieve the finished product. (Very portable and perfect for sweaters, as well.) Pattern provided with yarn
purchase. $25
Houndstooth Bag by Beth Caulfield
Sat Jun 3, 17, & 24 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of the many fantastic bags in Nicky Epstein’s new felted bag book.
Learn how to knit with two colors by holding a strand in each hand. The
end result is spectacular, yet the technique is surprisingly east to grasp.
Beat the heat and have a new bag ready for fall. Book required. $35
Jacobean Bag by Beth Caulfield
Wed Jun 7, 14 & 21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Another amazing felted bag from Nicky Epstein’s bag book. This purse
uses the color technique known as intarsia (putting a picture or design
into a knitted piece). Some embroidery is done after the bag is felted and
will be explained as well. Book required. $35
Knit some socks
Magic Loop by Betty Smith
Sat Apr 15 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
If you love to knit socks, then you will love this
technique. Make socks using one circular needle,
the Magic Loop! Previous sock knitting experience
required. $20
Circular Socks by Betty Smith
Thurs May 25 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you don’t like knitting socks with 4 double pointed
needles, then we have the perfect class for you!
Learn to knit socks using 2 circular needles.
Previous sock knitting experience required. $25
Chunky Footie by Heather Cameron
Sat May 20 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our summer version of the famous Chunky Sock! A
quick pair of footies to keep the early morning chill
off your feet! $20
The Universal Sock System by Heather Cameron
Sat Jun 10, 17 & 24 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Choose any yarn, and any family member, and
make socks to fit! Learn the system, and learn to
make socks in the process. $35
Fair Isle Socks by Betty Smith
Sat May 20 & 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn two color knitting holding one color in each hand; the left is done in Continental style and the
right uses the English method. Prior sock experience necessary. Pattern included. $35
Chicks with Sticks
With Beth Caulfield
These are knitting classes where you decide on the project.
Try a new technique, learn a better way, get tips on finishing,
etc. Enjoy pleasant conversation and the company of fellow
knitters while improving your skills. All levels welcome. Six
consecutive weeks – NOTE: you may start your 6 weeks at any
time. $60
Drop ins are welcome on a space available basis. Please call
one day ahead to check availability. $10 per session
Mondays beginning April 3 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesdays beginning April 5 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursdays beginning April 6 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sundays beginning April 9 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Clothing & Bags
Robe by Barb Colburn
Fri April 28 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Another great pattern from Favorite Things! Make this out of any fabric; flannel, Minkee, or cotton. Make it lined or
unlined ~ so many choices! The pattern comes in child and adult sizes so you can even make matching ones for
yourself and that special “someone” in your life. Great gift for Dad as well! $35
Yin-Yang Handbag by Mary Beth McCormack
Thurs May 4 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come be inspired by the Yin Yang symbol reminding us to create and maintain balance in our lives.
The shape of this bag is very unusual and it is so easy to sew. There are two inside pockets to keep
you organized. Pattern required. $25
Fan-Style Sweatshirt Jacket by Julia Bliven
Sun May 7 & 21 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NEW and stylish pattern to transform a cozy sweatshirt into a unique jacket perfect for spring and summer wear. Fun
to make using the flip and sew method and you’ll receive compliments every time you wear it. Select a theme fabric:
batiks, Asians, marbles, florals, or reproductions in nice balance to compliment the color of the sweatshirt, which will
show. Pattern required. $35
Easy Artisan Jacket by Barb Colburn
Sun June 4
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We have seen a lot of you eyeing those beautiful Asian large scale fabrics and wondering “How can I use them in my
quilting??”! We found the perfect jacket pattern. Do not miss this opportunity to indulge yourself! $25
Fat Quarter Bag by Sharon Jarvis
Sun June 11 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This bag is so versatile and can be made in three different sizes depending on your personal taste or use. We create it
quickly and easily enough to have it completed in class. You will want to make them as gifts for birthdays, college
students to carry quilt projects to and from class, as an overnight bag or a Christmas gift (it is never too early to get
started on them!). $20
Table Runners
Fat Quarter Table Runner #2 By Lisa Wennberg
Thur Apr 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Need a super easy and quick gift? This table runner fits the bill! It's made with fat quarters and is a quilt-as-you-go
project that you will probably be able to finish in class. Come check it out! $25
Posy Table Runner by Carol Kozlowski
Sat June 3 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this class you’ll learn Brenda Hennings’ method of stained glass appliqué using fusible bias tape to create this
bright and cheerful tablerunner. You’ll learn how to apply the bias tape and sew it down using the double needle
technique. Pattern required. $35
Rose Table Runner by Carol Kozlowski
Sat June 7 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grace your table with this Wild Rose table runner! It’s constructed using gentle curved piecing and a
bit of appliqué. Pattern required. $35
Woven Table Runner By Lisa Wennberg
Fri Jun 16 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Don’t miss the weaving craze! Combine sewing and weaving fabric tubes to make a tumbling blocks pattern. It's easy,
looks great and has no inset seams! You will be able to complete the woven part of the table runner in class.
Homework required. $35
Class Policies
Registration may be made in person, by telephone or on-line. Fees for classroom instruction do not include fabric,
books or patterns unless otherwise stated.
In order to be considered registered for a class your class fee must be paid when you sign up. At that time you will
receive a supply list and a receipt that entitles you to a 15% discount off all class related supplies.
! As a courtesy to our teachers, if you elect to withdraw from a class less than 3 days prior to the
beginning of the class your class fee will be nonrefundable, unless your spot can be filled.
If you elect to withdraw from a class at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the class, you will
receive a store credit.
In the event a class must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather,
students will receive a full monetary refund.
Get Thee to the Quiltery
Mission Rose Quiltery
Spring 2006 Newsletter
456 South Main Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212 315-452-3247
½ mile north of Taft Road, 1 block north of Goldbergs, behind the Fish Cove
Dear faithful quilters & knitters,
The verdict is in and our expansion and new
classrooms are a big hit! When the opportunity
presented itself, we were thrilled to have the
extra space, but wondered how we would fill it
all up. Well, if you know us, you know that it has
been no problem! We have heard comments of
when are we just going to take over the whole
As March madness sweeps the country, it only
adds to the madness that has gripped us all
winter – Punch Needle Madness! At Fall Quilt
Market we were told that punch needle was the
hot new item. We thought this would be a fun
class, but little did we know what a phenomenon
it would be! We have lots of terrific classes,
beautiful patterns, accessories and Weeks floss.
You’re Invited to a Longaberger Open House
April 8, 2006
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meander on over to the shop to see
demonstrations on how to use
these beautiful baskets for your
quilting and knitting needs.
New Spring Colors & New Baskets!
We have some fun and innovative classes and
events planned for this Spring. There are
several quilt shows that we will be vending at
this spring;
Plank Road Quilt Guild on April 21 & 22
Webster Quilt Guild on May 13
Quilters Consortium of NYS at the Quilter’s
Holiday 2006 on June 9 – 11
In May the Three Musketeers are off to Spring
Quilt Market, so stay tuned to see what we come
home with this time!
Mary & Debbie
Patricia Knoechel, Eleanor Burns’ Sister
Saturday, May 13 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm $5.00
Come meet Eleanor’s sister! The program will
feature the newest Quilt in a Day publications,
Quilting Through the Seasons and it’s
“EL”ementary. Sign up is required and space is
limited, so get your name on the list quickly!
Friday May 5th
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All non-sale fabric, books,
patterns and notions 20% off.
Mission Rose Quiltery
…everything for the gourmet quilter & knitter
456 South Main Street
North Syracuse, NY 13212
We will be closed on:
April 9 & 16
May 14 & 28
Spring Forward
Tea Party
Sunday April 2nd
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Daylight savings time is here and we are
springing forward with some terrific new
quilting & knitting projects. Join us for an
Afternoon Tea Party as our teachers
unveil their Spring class offerings. Sign
up for a class and be entered into a
drawing for a fabric bundle.
We are going paperless! Many have asked to
have our newsletter sent via e-mail, so we
thought no time like the present! Heather has
volunteered to head this task, which she assures
us is very simple. All we need is for you to bring
us your e-mail address and snail mail will be no
more (except, of course, for those of you who
prefer to receive a paper copy)!
Spring Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tues & Thurs
9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm