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Class descriptions indicate how much experience is required to get the most out of the class.

Quilting and Small Project Classes are offered at a variety of levels.  These levels are defined accordingly: 

Beginner

  • Little or no quilting experience
  • Must know how to thread and use your machine.  Machine mastery is not necessary.  If you do not have any experience with your machine, register for a "Learn Your Machine" class.

Confident Beginner:

  • Can operate sewing machine
  • Familiar with using rotary cutter and can cut accurately
  • Understands the importance of and can sew an accurate 1/4" seam
  • Has taken Quilting 101

Intermediate:

  • Has pieced several tops
  • Understands the importance of and can sew an accurate ¼” seam
  • Has experience with half-square triangles and bias edges
  • Is looking for a new quilting experience or challenge.


Garment Classes

All garment class participants need to know how to thread their sewing machines and/or overlock machines confidently. 

A "Learn to Sew Basics" class is offered at RainTree; this class provides the beginner with skills needed in a garment classes.  It is a recommended prerequisite.  Other possible prerequisites are:  "Learn to Thread Your Serger" (if you own a serger) and "Learn Your Machine Basics."

Seminars

Seminars are 2 - hour events hosted in one of our classrooms.  You will need no supplies!  The instructor will typically demonstrate and facilitate discussions about the selected topic.  The object is to offer enough instruction so participants can refresh their knowledge or consider taking classes to learn more about the topic.

General Class Policies


  1. Class fee is required to register. The supply list is provided at the time of registration.  If you register online you will still need to pick up a class supply list at the store.
  2. Read the supply list completely and follow any preparation instructions, prior to attending the first class.
  3. Classes start on time. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to set up and have all supplies purchased before start of class.
  4. Please, no children, babies or cell phones in class.  
  5. If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the class and you notify RainTree seven days prior to the class date, we will give you a store credit for the amount of the class fee.
  6. Minimum enrollment for all classes is four students. RainTree Quilting will make every effort to avoid canceling a class, however, if a class has not met the minimum number of enrollees within seven days of the first class session, it may be canceled. Students will be contacted by phone and issued a store credit or refund.
  7. Phone registration can be taken with bank card payment only.
  8. Students receive a 10 percent discount on fabrics, supplies and book or pattern as listed on the supply list, not to be combined with other promotions or sale prices. It is your responsibility to inform the sales associate that your purchase is for a class.
  9. Quilting 101 students receive a 10 percent discount on one each: Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Matt as listed on the supply list as well as a 10 percent discount on fabric required for Quilting 101.
  10. Please refrain from wearing fragranced products during classes.  Thank you.

Copyright Policy


Many classes offered at RainTree require the purchase of a book or pattern. If a class is taught from a book or pattern, the quilt shop and teacher must require that each student have a copy of that book or pattern. Copying a pattern without permission is a violation of copyright law and denies the copyright holder, usually the author or pattern designer, from benefiting from their hard work. To help cut down on your class costs, RainTree offers a 10 percent discount on all books required for a quilt class taught at the store.

Classes


Continue your exploration of free-motion techniques while practicing lines and points.

Cost: $ 30.00
Have you just completed a Quilting 101? This is the perfect next step! Create a festive table runner in preparation for upcoming holidays!

Cost: $ 40.00
Christmas is Coming- Christmas Trees Create a set of 3-D of Christmas trees using strips of fabric and batting. Decorate these charming trees with charms, beads, heirloom jewelry and baubles. At the end of the season, they unfold and lie flat for storage.

Cost: $ 30.00
OESD School of Embroidery 6-9pm
- Nov 04, 2019 06:00 pm

Join RTQ staff this year OESD's embroidery club. RainTree is using OESD curriculum, offering you hands-on learning opportunities. The club focuses on a wide variety of specific techniques, techniques that become necessary tools in your embroidery experience. Each club meeting offers participants the opportunity to create a project. The purchase price includes embroidery designs for the year.

Cost: $ 275.00
The a-la-carte option is for participants that cannot commit to the year long program. It is necessary to register early enough so supplies are ready for participants.

Cost: $ 35.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Nov 06, 2019 06:00 pm

This class is open to all individuals who purchased their BERNINA at RainTree. It is especially geared towards new owners. We will be teaching on current models. Stop in and register. Be sure to tell the clerk which machine you will be bringing. Also, locate the BERNINA tab on this website. You will find the appropriate class workbook for your machine there. Please download and print it. Please notice that October's regularly scheduled class has been moved to the first week of November and will meet in the BERNINA room. B215, B1008, B330 and B350 owners will need to attend on the Monday and Tuesday only. 5 Series, 7 Series and 8 series owners will need all three evenings. You must register to reserve a space. Thanks!

Cost: $ FREE
Oh, Scrap! Log Cabin 9-1
- Nov 09, 2019 09:00 am

Join Bonnie in an exploration of the log cabin block and the ease with which it can be transformed into something fun and perhaps unexpected. Give yourself permission to play and experiment with color, fabric and shape as you create a small art quilt.

Cost: $ 40.00
Toaster Sweater 10-4
- Nov 09, 2019 10:00 am

Sew this trendy raglan sleeve sweater. This simple pattern has raglan sleeves with wide cuffs and a comfy mock turtle neck. This serger friendly pattern is easy to fit and fast to construct- very beginner friendly. Learn how to sew with moderate stretch kits to insert a collar, cuffs and waistband on this cozy sweater. Confident beginner. RainTree has a variety of fabulous 100% cotton knits perfectly suited for this project. You don't like the color selection? Consider dying your fabric prior to class. Jodie uses Rit dies on these fabrics with great success!

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn how to machine quilt with your walking foot. And, yes, get out of the ditch! Why limit yourself to "stitching in the ditch" when there are so many other possibilities? Time will be spent discussing needles and threads as well as examining the walking foot itself and how it works. Bonnie will demonstrate and lead students through a variety of techniques, including: match stick quilting, cross hatching, radiating lines, curves and spirals. The goal is to help students become more familiar with and comfortable using a walking foot - to get out of that ditch and create unique quilting designs.

Cost: $ 40.00
Travel Handmade: Pack It In!
- Nov 13, 2019 06:00 pm

You choose from 3 sizes! These cases are designed to organize your belongings as you travel. The Travel Handmade classes occur on the Wednesday following the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Travel Handmade customers are urged to register each month for these technique rich classes. We are using ByAnnie's patterns to create a different travel related project each month.

Cost: $ 30.00
Free Motion Workship , 6-9pm
- Nov 14, 2019 06:00 pm

Join Bev for an evening of free motion work! Prerequisite: Intro to Free Motion Quilting. Each participant will be comfortably working at their own level.

Cost: $ 30.00
Ellis Skirt: Fri. 6-9; Sat. 10-4
- Nov 15, 2019 06:00 pm

Classic denim gets an update with the Ellis Skirt! Designed for stretch wovens, this skirt pattern promises a flawless fit with two pelvis options (apple or pear), a shaped yoke, fitted waistband, and tailored back darts.

Cost: $ 75.00
Pre-cut Paradise 10-5 Bali Pop Pizzazz
- Nov 16, 2019 10:00 am

Create the "Bali Pop Pizazz" quilt using a jelly roll of your choice and background fabric!

Cost: $ 70.00
Oh, Scrap! Leftovers 1-4pm
- Nov 17, 2019 01:00 pm

Join us in this "series" (you do not have to attend all in series) of classes that introduce the use of color and a variety of techniques in an improvisational setting. Bring your leftover strip sets, blocks with "mistakes" that never got fixed, and scraps galore. You have created the pallet for your next masterpiece. Changing course mid-way once, twice, or thrice (or more) is standard for improv quilting. Learn to use a variety of cuts, twists, and turns to create an interesting composition in the ultimate course correction.

Cost: $ 30.00
Showcase your green thumb in quilting while creating the striking floral applique blocks. Learn the basics of applique using a variety of stitches on your machine, as well as some basic hand embroidery techniques. We will look at fusible web, stabilizers and fabric glue to help hold your masterpiece together while you sew.

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Bonnie and Deb during this festive class. Create a festive table setting ensemble that includes a table runner and mug rug!

Cost: $ 50.00
This is the last mystery in the series!! If you have participated throughout the year, you have gathered several patterns and quilts to keep or pass on. Each project had its own personality creating a very diverse collection!! This month we will visit the great and sparsely-populated state of Wyoming where huge ranches, big mountains and Yellowstone National Park dominate the state. Fabric choices for this diverse part of the country range from red and gold of Branding Time to blue and white of Great Geysers. Come join us for a fun Sunday afternoon and get a taste of what these mysteries have been about. Perhaps you will want to join for our offerings next year!!!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Nov 25, 2019 06:00 pm

This class is open to all individuals who purchased their BERNINA at RainTree. It is especially geared towards new owners. We will be teaching on current models. Stop in and register. Be sure to tell the clerk which machine you will be bringing. Also, locate the BERNINA tab on this website. You will find the appropriate class workbook for your machine there. Please download and print it. Please notice that October's regularly scheduled class has been moved to the first week of November and will meet in the BERNINA room. B215, B1008, B330 and B350 owners will need to attend on the Monday and Tuesday only. 5 Series, 7 Series and 8 series owners will need all three evenings. You must register to reserve a space. Thanks!

Cost: $ FREE
The a-la-carte option is for participants that cannot commit to the year long program. It is necessary to register early enough so supplies are ready for participants.

Cost: $ 35.00
This table runner project is a great and gentle introduction to improvisational quilting in that no 2 runners will turn out the same, yet there is a pattern and ruler that make it less intimidating for those of us who embrace organization and order. It goes together like a jig saw puzzle and produces a colorful addition to holiday decorations as well as a great backdrop for trying a variety of quilting techniques. The ruler is the secret that makes it all happen. Bonnie will demonstrate other uses for the ruler as well.

Cost: $ 30.00
Diva Wallet 1-5pm
- Dec 08, 2019 01:00 pm

This fun, classy wallet has a place for everything, and the slim design and metal fixtures make it totally chic!

Cost: $ 40.00
Garment bags are great for packing those garments for special trips. This project features lot of pockets too! The Travel Handmade classes occur on the Wednesday following the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Travel Handmade customers are urged to register each month for these technique rich classes. We are using ByAnnie's patterns to create a different travel related project each month.

Cost: $ 30.00
Plan ahead! Christmas is coming and it is so nice to be prepared with table settings and gifts. We love to sew! Consider starting your holiday preparations early! More information coming soon!

Cost: $ 25.00
One of many scrappy classes being offered at RTQ! We continue to introduce you to the use of color and a variety of techniques in an improvisational setting. Learn to cut and sew curves your and give your improv quilting projects movement and interest. Practice techniques for gentle waves or "wonky" drunkard's paths.

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club # 9 Midnight Stars
- Dec 15, 2019 01:00 pm

Create a dynamic wall hanging using different sized blocks and a dramatic color scheme. We will examine how to convert any pattern to utilize the AccuQuilt cutting system...

Cost: $ 35.00
This month will find us on the West Coast stitching up the Mystery in the Logging Camp where Evergreen Forests and Red Flannel Shirts rule!! Participants will find this two fabric pattern to be very striking with clean-cut lines (could there be a hint there?). So, if you are looking for something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon with other quilting and mystery enthusiasts, join us. A completely different quilt is made each month, so participation in previous month?s mysteries in not necessary. The ?class? runs from Noon - 3:00, after which feel free to stay for an open sew until closing time.

Cost: $ 30.00
Monthly Mini 9am-1pm
- Jan 04, 2020 09:00 am

Bonnie enjoys creating small projects and, hopefully, by teaching a monthly miniature class others will have the opportunity to learn, experiment and create their own miniature treasures. Each month a different project will be taught: Some months additional options will be shared ? settings, quilting, fabric selection, or additional patterns. This is an opportunity to try sizing down and learn tips and techniques that will serve you well in all your quilting adventures.

Cost: $ 40.00
Travel Handmade: Ultimate Travel Bag
- Jan 09, 2020 06:00 pm

The travel bag features a strap so you can attach it to your rolling luggage. It is carry-on compliant. The Travel Handmade classes occur on the Wednesday following the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Travel Handmade customers are urged to register each month for these technique rich classes. We are using ByAnnie's patterns to create a different travel related project each month.

Cost: $ 30.00
Little Messenger Bag
- Jan 25, 2020 09:00 am

This great little bag has it all!! Keep organized with a zippered pocket on the flap, a back pocket, cell phone pocket and another general pocket on the outside. Inside are 2 pockets plus a roomy main section. The adjustable strap adds the finishing touch to a very compact and practical bag.

Cost: $ 40.00
The Italian Mystery brings to mind cappuccino, lasagna and spumoni, themes that lend themselves to three very diverse fabric groups to choose from. The finished quilt will be 36" x 48" (a great size for a baby quilt) without borders, which will add about 10 inches to both measurements. This is one of Bonnie's favorites, so plan to join us for a lovely Sunday afternoon!!

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