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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
  • 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


Scrappy Triangles 10-5
- Apr 20, 2019 10:00 am

Looking for a strip project? This jelly roll friendly quilt is beautiful! Val Horner will guide you through this colorful adventure.

Cost: $ 55.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Apr 22, 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. 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
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: $ 35.00
Scalloped Placemats 9-3
- Apr 27, 2019 09:00 am

Join Dawn Collinsworth and make a set of Scalloped placemats!

Cost: $ 50.00
Join Bonnie for this mystery and noon on Sunday. Stay an extra 2 hours for open sew!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bonnie's Bag 9-1
- May 04, 2019 09:00 am

Bonnie loves making bags!!! This particular bag is her favorite not only because it is a great size, but also because it can be customized to individual needs: type of fabric used, number of pockets, size of pockets... The supply list will help you make decisions as you customize your bag. The bag itself makes a great gift; Bonnie gave each of her sisters one for Christmas and they loved them! This project will help hone seam allowance, edge stitching, pressing and measurement accuracy skills. Come join Bonnie and get hooked on making this great bag!

Cost: $ 45.00
Toaster Sweater
- May 05, 2019 10:00 am

Come join us to make this sweet sweater. Confident beginner.

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Travel Handmade: Double Zip
- May 09, 2019 06:00 pm

This spacious bag features a unique top zipped opening and exterior pockets. It's perfect for travelling afar or close, to the gym! 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
AccuQuilt Club #4 - Hearts are Forever
- May 19, 2019 01:00 pm

Join us for a year of AccuQuilt mastery! This club will meet on the third Sunday afternoon of each month in the BERNINA classroom from 1 - 5pm. Participants will need their cutters and dies for the selected project. Club members will receive a 20% discount on required dies and or cubes. (Club membership is separate.)

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Bonnie for this mystery and noon on Sunday. Stay an extra 2 hours for open sew!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- May 27, 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. 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
OESD School of Embroidery 6-9pm
- Jun 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
Travel Handmade: Backseat Babysitter
- Jun 12, 2019 06:00 pm

This great-for-family travel organizer is sure to please. Strap it onto the seat of a car, back of a stroller, or.... design it to hang on the wall as an organizer. 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
AccuQuilt Club #5 Christmas Cactus
- Jun 16, 2019 01:00 pm

Join us for a year of AccuQuilt mastery! This club will meet on the third Sunday afternoon of each month in the BERNINA classroom from 1 - 5pm. Participants will need their cutters and dies for the selected project. Club members will receive a 20% discount on required dies and or cubes. (Club membership is separate.) See sample in store

Cost: $ 35.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Jun 24, 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. 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
Travel Handmade: Back At Ya
- Jul 10, 2019 06:00 pm

This mini backpack works as a small purse or child's backpack. 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
Join us for a year of AccuQuilt mastery! This club will meet on the third Sunday afternoon of each month in the BERNINA classroom from 1 - 5pm. Participants will need their cutters and dies for the selected project. Club members will receive a 20% discount on required dies and or cubes. (Club membership is separate.) See sample in store.

Cost: $ 35.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Jul 22, 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. 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
Travel Handmade: Travel Essentials
- Aug 14, 2019 06:00 pm

This cosmetic organizer project also includes a pattern for a flat iron sleeve! 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
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Aug 26, 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. 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
Travel Handmade: Zip It Up!
- Sep 11, 2019 06:00 pm

Choose the size and make at least one streamlined organizer. You will definitely want to make more! 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
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Sep 23, 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. 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
Travel Handmade: Get Out of Town Duffle
- Oct 09, 2019 06:00 pm

This duffle features pockets inside and out! 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
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Oct 28, 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. 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
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
Bernina Software Inspirations 6-9pm
- Nov 19, 2019 06:00 pm

Feeling challenged with software? Regular participation in this program will equip you with the ongoing training needed to successfully grow in your software knowledge. Each session will include video guided hands on instruction. You will meet on the third Tuesday of 8 months plus receive bonus materials throughout the year. Meetings will occur in February, March, April, May, July, August, September, and November. Please bring your software loaded laptop and a USB stick. You will be given a copy of the video and all related materials for each session for further review.

Cost: $ 275.00
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. 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
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
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
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