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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 to use 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 for Quilting Classes
  • 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. 

"Learn to Your Machine" class is offered at RainTree the last week of most months; this class provides the beginner with basic sewing machine skills.  It is a recommended prerequisite.  Other possible prerequisites are:  "Learn to Thread Your Serger" (if you own a serger).

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.

BERNINA Academy events occur occasionally on our schedule.  These events are highly recommended to all.

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.  We strive to offer an air environment friendly to all.  If you need to pre-wash your fabrics, do so in just water without the use of fabric softeners or dryer sheets.  We have instructors and customers sensitive to scented products.  Thank you so much for your kind understanding.

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


FREE Virtual Creative Quilting Event
- Dec 05, 2020 02:00 pm

Registration is Required: Register online and make sure we have your preferred email address. Join RTQ and a guest BERNINA Educator from the comfort of your home and explore free-motion, couching and rulerwork techniques. The Q series sit-down models will be featured. This 1 hour program is sure to inspire you to grow in your quilting technique knowledge. For those of you already confident this can prove to be a great review opportunity for you. For those of you considering purchasing a Q series we urge you to sit in on this program! You will most certainly be more informed. The techniques explored are useful on your domestic machines too! Coupons will be emailed to participants!

Cost: $ FREE
Travel Handmade - Bowl Me Over
- Dec 09, 2020 12:00 pm

This fun-to-make bag features a classic bowler silhouette with easy-to-grab handles and an adjustable, detachable carrying strap. The main compartment opens side for easy access to the bag's contents.

Cost: $ 30.00
Amanda Murphy's Diamond Quilt Along
- Dec 12, 2020 10:00 am

If the we-all sew blog is not enough, register for this hands on guided class offered with Deb Riddle, RTQ's ruler work genius! Deb will guide you through the techniques needed to create the top then follow through with the quilting. You will need to register separately for each session. We are limiting the group to 4 for social distancing purposes. If you desire to rent one the the Q Series machines during the class there will be an additional rental fee.

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club Session 2020 1-5pm
- Dec 13, 2020 01:00 pm

We are excited to offer you an AccuQuilt Club designed by Deb Riddle! The Club will meet the 3rd Sunday of each month for 4 hours with the exception of June and December due to holiday conflicts. June's session will occur June 14th and December's on the 13th. Class will occur from 1-5. This program is sure to equip you with the skills to master your AccuQuilt experience!

Cost: $ 40.00
Please call us at (907) 789-7900 or come visit us at RainTree Quilting to register and pay for this software class. With a focus on how to use BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 join Amy to learn new techniques and explore the tools available in your BERNINA software. Let us help you take your embroidery creativity to the next level!

Cost: $ 275.00
Free Motion Workshop , 6-9pm
- Dec 17, 2020 06:00 pm

Does free-motion quilting your projects still seem...a little scary? Join Bev the third Thursday of each month for a free-motion quilting adventure; our free motion workshops are designed to help you become a confident quilter! During these hands-on workshops you will have the opportunity to continue to develop and practice the skills and techniques involved in free motion work, explore different stitching designs, and learn how to use different tools and accessories that can help improve your free motion experience. Have projects you don't know how to quilt? Bring those projects we will figure out patterns that compliment the design of your quilt! Join us on this free-motion quilting adventure and watch your projects come to life!. Each participant will be comfortably working at their own level. Prerequisite: Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Cost: $ 30.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Dec 28, 2020 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; The workbook is an amazing resource. Amy will not "follow" the exercises exactly; she will guide you through a hands-on project as an application of the content. Please download and print it for reference. B215, B1008, B330 and B350 owners will need to attend on the Monday and Tuesday only. 5 Series, 7 Series and 8 series owners who also have an embroidery module will also need the third evening's Bernina Embroidery Mastery. You must register to reserve a space. Thanks!

Cost: $ FREE
Amanda Murphy's Diamond Quilt Along
- Jan 16, 2021 10:00 am

If the we-all sew blog is not enough, register for this hands on guided class offered with Deb Riddle, RTQ's ruler work genius! Deb will guide you through the techniques needed to create the top then follow through with the quilting. You will need to register separately for each session. We are limiting the group to 4 for social distancing purposes. If you desire to rent one the the Q Series machines during the class there will be an additional rental fee.

Cost: $ 30.00
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  • Ph: (907) 789-7900
  • 2213 Dunn Street
    Juneau, AK 99802
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