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DOGGIE BED WORKSHOPS:  The doggie bed workshops are on March 8, May 10, July 12, September 13 and November 8, 2019 from 5:00 to whenever; NO FEE; please bring your machine and any kind of thread is acceptable; doggie “fabric” scraps (COTTON FABRIC AND COTTEON BATTING ONLY PLEASE) will only be accepted on the actual day of the workshop.  If you are a sorter of scraps and batting please bring your scissors and/or rotary cutter. The workshop is strictly voluntary and finished doggie beds are given to local shelters.  Dinner is also provided.  Even if you can only spare an hour or two it will surely make a doggy’s day.

FRACTURED FLAG (Betty D.):  Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00-4:00; $25.00 class fee.  Please call to sign up and for supply list.

JELLY ROLL RUG (Judey C.):  Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00-4:00; $35.00 class fee.  This rug is made using one jelly roll or strip pack, and two packages of Bosal 2 ½ strips by 25 yards of precut batting or one Bosal 2 ½ by 50 yards.  There is prework required before class.  (Supply list provided with payment.  Supplies for each class are sold separately but are 10% off when you sign up for the class.)

NOVA (Table Topper) (Judey C.):  Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00-3:00; $35.00 class fee.  Learn a new technique using the Sidekick Ruler to make this beautiful table topper.  Please call to sign up and for supply list.

GARDEN'S GATE (Kathie Beltz):  Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:30-4:00; $35.00 class fee.  This is a class for Confident Beginners to the Experienced Quilter.  Made from using scraps from your sewing room or come on in to buy new fabric, or use both old and new fabric.   Kathie says you only need eight to fifteen different fabrics for this quilt – the scrappier, the better.  Supply list provided at sign up.

LEARN HOW TO FREE MOTION/MACHINE QUILT: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10:00-4:00; $25.00 class fee (two muslin and batting “sandwiches” are included in the price); must bring your own sewing machine, including manual; curved basting pins; contrasting thread; walking foot and darning foot (required).  Great class for practicing free motion even if you’ve already taken a free motion class!  Practice, practice, practice!

NATIONAL QUILTING DAY:  Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00-4:00.  In recognition of National Quilting Day, please come in to make a pillowcase to donate to a local charity.  Must bring in your own sewing machine, thread, rotary cutter, pins, seam ripper, etc.  Patches will supply/donate the fabric to make pillowcases to donate to a local charity (Amoskeag Quilters Guild) and there will be light refreshments provided.

GIGGLES (Baby Quilt) (Judey C.):  Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 10:00-3:00; $35.00 class fee.  This is a fun class!  You will be making a baby quilt 40 X 44 using the Sidekick Ruler.  Supplies sold separately but are 10% off when you sign up for the class.

MESH BEACH BAG:  Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00-4:00; $25.00.  It’s not only a beach bag, you can make a market tote or a nice shower gift.  Please call for supply list.

3-D MARINERS COMPASS:  Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00-4:00; $25.00.  Learn how to make this compass star using special templates and how to fold the fabric in a special way to create this beautiful compass star.

ACCORDION SEWN HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES (“HST”) (Kathie Beltz):  Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:30-4:00; $35.00 class fee.  In this class, Kathie will teach you the technique for Accordion Sewn Half Square Triangles, then you’ll move on to make a small wallhanging or pillow.  You can use scraps from your stash or a 5” charm pack.


QUILTING FUNDAMENTALS (Kathie Beltz):  Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 9:30-4:00; $35.00.  This is a wonderful beginner class and also a great class for intermediate and experienced quilters to hone in on your quilting skills.  You will end up creating a Jacob’s Ladder block from piecing the block as well as quilting and binding your project.  You will learn a great deal in this class and walk away with a finished project.

SIT & SEW:  Sit & Sew for $10 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays from 10:00-4:00 (when there are no other classes going on).  Call Diane for details and availability.


*Classes must be paid in advance to reserve your seat.  Please bring your regular sewing tools to every class (to include rotary cutter, rulers, seam ripper, etc.).  You are also required to bring your own sewing machine.  If you forget to bring your tools, there are some available for purchase.  Bag lunches are required for most classes.  If you do not bring a lunch there are plenty of options available in the surrounding area.  Classes are for Beginner to Experienced levels unless specified.  Phones must be on vibrate or silenced during all classes, Sit & Sews, or any time when in the classroom or shop area.  Classes are subject to change and will be rescheduled if possible.  Patches is not responsible for any items left behind.  Please make sure to mark all of your sewing items so we can return it/them to the appropriate person.  Classes are non-refundable.  Patches Quilt Loft & Embroidery requires a 24 hour notice if you cannot attend the class.