Quilting Classes / Small Project Classes / Garment Classes


See the calendar of upcoming classes or download class descriptions in list format...

See pictures of class samples in the Class Gallery.
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."

General Class Policies


  1. Class fee is required to register. The supply list is provided at the time of registration.
  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 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


Bernina Software Inspirations 6-9pm
- Feb 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
Intro to Paper Piecing 6-9PM
- Feb 20, 2019 06:00 pm

Are you ready for a short hand's-on paper piecing experience? This is a perfect starter project for a popular technique. The only way to truly learn paper piecing is to actually practice the technique.

Cost: $ 30.00
Garment Workshop
- Feb 23, 2019 10:00 am

You choose the garment! Jodie will facilitate a comprehensive garment sewing class that is designed to work with your needs. She has a wide variety of garment patterns in the store or you can bring your own! She will guide you through the fitting process and sewing techniques that best suit the project. Fire up those sewing machines and sergers and come aboard! Consider silks, rayon, knits....

Cost: $ 60.00
Miniature Madness Seminar 10-noon
- Feb 23, 2019 10:00 am

Join Bonnie during this 2 hour seminar and explore techniques in miniatures: cutting, piecing, paper piecing.... Miniature quilt blocks utilize a variety of techniques. Seminars are .... seminars.... You need to bring nothing with you. The instructor typically demonstrates techniques and provides samples of work. This is an opportunity to hone your skills or determine your level of interest in the discussed techniques!

Cost: $ 10.00
Paper Piecing Workshop 1-5pm
- Feb 23, 2019 01:00 pm

Bring in your paper piecing project and work with an experienced instructor.

Cost: $ 35.00
It's the third mystery quilt in the series! Join us in the Annex from noon - 3. Class time will be followed by 2 hours of open sew! Register ahead of time, pick up your supplies and cutting instructions for step 1!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Feb 25, 2019 12:00 am

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!

Basket Pillow 6-9pm
- Feb 28, 2019 06:00 pm

Explore new techniques in the beautiful basket quilt block!. You will make a pillow! If you love the block and techniques, transfer that knowledge into a quilt.

Cost: $ 25.00
Duffle Bag 9-1 and 9-1
- Mar 02, 2019 09:00 am

Choose from three sizes! These beautiful bags are a must for every sewist!

Cost: $ 70.00
OESD School of Embroidery 6-9pm
- Mar 05, 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.

Cost: $ 275.00
OESD School of Embroidery 6-9pm
- Mar 05, 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.

Cost: $ 275.00
Annex Reserved 5PM - 10PM
- Mar 06, 2019 05:00 pm

Reserved Classroom

You choose the style and create a laptop bag. The bag accommodates most 14" laptops. 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
Annex Reserved All Day
- Mar 17, 2019 10:00 am

Reserved Classroom

AccuQuilt Club 2: Tide Pool
- Mar 17, 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
Binding Your Quilts Seminar 10-noon
- Mar 23, 2019 10:00 am

Explore a variety of binding techniques including "faced binding" with Bonnie during this 2 hour seminar. You need to bring nothing with you except for a willingness to learn. During seminars the instructors typically demonstrate and provide samples. It is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills or explore techniques new to you. Also, consider the Quilt Show! What a perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills!

Cost: $ 10.00
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Mar 25, 2019 12:00 am

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!

Join Bonnie for the 3rd mystery! Class will be followed by a 2 hour open sew time!

Cost: $ 30.00
Travel Handmade: Jet Set
- Apr 10, 2019 06:00 pm

The Jet Set bag is designed to hold your travel or neck pillow. Of course it is not limited to that purpose... 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
- Apr 22, 2019 12:00 am

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!

AccuQuilt Club 3: Qube's Best Friend
- Apr 28, 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
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
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- May 27, 2019 12:00 am

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!

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
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Jun 24, 2019 12:00 am

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!

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
Bernina Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Jul 22, 2019 12:00 am

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!

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 12:00 am

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!

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 12:00 am

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!

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 12:00 am

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!

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 Mastery Class 6-9pm
- Nov 25, 2019 12:00 am

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!

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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