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Quilting Classes / Small Project Classes / Garment Classes / Seminars


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 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 Use 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


Sewing Camp 10-5 M-W
- Jun 14, 2021 10:00 am

Enjoy 3 days of continuous sewing! Projects are determined by the experience of individual students. These projects can range from pillows to pajamas! Student interest, aptitude and sewing level will determine the instructor approved project. Returning students will be encouraged to try more challenging patterns. The camp fee includes a store credit that can be used to select patterns, fabrics and notions to complete a variety of projects.

Cost: $ 280.00
Quilting 101 Take 5 Version! 10-5
- Jun 19, 2021 10:00 am

Perfect your quarter inch seems in this quilting technique class. Participants will create the popular Take 5 quilt from a RTQ prepared kit. By the end of the day you will have a completed quilt top! There are 3 kits to choose from. (The photo does not do this beauty justice!)

Cost: $ 75.00
AccuQuilt Club June 2021 1-5
- Jun 20, 2021 01:00 pm

More Information Coming Soon!

Cost: $ 40.00
RTQ is offering a "first-time-ever" BERNINA Software learning experience with BERNINA's Shelly Fitzgerald! She will be using the 4 mastery workbooks and the reference manual as she expertly guides you into a confident mastery of your incredible software! The program will last for 6 months and will include 12 3-hour sessions. She will present through a Zoom or similar format. Each program will air live at 10am and will be recorded and available to registered participants for 2 weeks following. This will allow you to learn in the comfort of your home/studio and allow you to participate at a time that appropriately fits in your schedule. All participants must register. Each participant will receive the necessary links to participate. The RTQ classroom can be made available to you if you prefer to hook up to our large screen. We are limiting each classroom to 3 students and each student has to have their own registration link.

Cost: $ 360.00
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Jun 26, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Jun 27, 2021 01:00 pm

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Jun 30, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, June Editon 6-9pm
- Jul 02, 2021 06:00 pm

Explore a variety of bag making techniques using ByAnnie's Patterns and other patterns. June's Class will offer you Room With A View!. Stop in and see the sample. The remaining 2021 Bag of the Month selections are being finalized - stay tuned for the complete listing!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bag of the Month, July Edition 6-9
- Jul 02, 2021 06:00 pm

Stay Tuned for Project Description and Photo Deb is using a variety of bag patterns for our Bag of the Month program. If you love mysteries, sign up now! Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming information.

Cost: $ 30.00
Harrison Shirt July 10th, 17th 10-5
- Jul 10, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to fit garments w/ the Harrison Shirt. The Harrison Shirt is a button-down shirt that won't gape over curves! Designed with double princess seams for a curvy-friendly fit. This pattern features classic tailoring details: a two-piece collar, yoke, and placket, separate button bands, and buttoned cuffs. This pattern is adjustable to fit any figure type. This class is designed to usher the sewist into a more advanced garment sewing experience.

Cost: $ 120.00
AccuQuilt Club July 2021 1-5
- Jul 18, 2021 01:00 pm

More Information Coming

Cost: $ 40.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Jul 28, 2021 09:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Jul 31, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Aug 01, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bag of the Month, August Edition 6-9
- Aug 06, 2021 06:00 pm

Stay Tuned for Project Description and Photo Deb is using a variety of bag patterns for our Bag of the Month program. If you love mysteries, sign up now! Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming information.

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club August 2021 1-5
- Aug 15, 2021 01:00 pm

More Information Coming Soon

Cost: $ 40.00
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Aug 28, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Aug 29, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Sep 01, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, September Edition 6-9
- Sep 03, 2021 06:00 pm

Stay Tuned for Project Description and Photo Deb is using a variety of bag patterns for our Bag of the Month program. If you love mysteries, sign up now! Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming information.

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club September 2021
- Sep 19, 2021 01:00 pm

More Information Coming Soon

Cost: $ 40.00
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Sep 25, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Sep 26, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Sep 29, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, October Edition 6-9
- Oct 01, 2021 06:00 pm

Stay Tuned for Project Description and Photo Deb is using a variety of bag patterns for our Bag of the Month program. If you love mysteries, sign up now! Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming information.

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Oct 27, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Oct 30, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Oct 31, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bag of the Month, November Edition 6-9
- Nov 05, 2021 06:00 pm

Stay Tuned for Project Description and Photo Deb is using a variety of bag patterns for our Bag of the Month program. If you love mysteries, sign up now! Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming information.

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Nov 27, 2021 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Nov 28, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Dec 01, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, December Edition 6-9
- Dec 03, 2021 06:00 pm

Stay Tuned for Project Description and Photo Deb is using a variety of bag patterns for our Bag of the Month program. If you love mysteries, sign up now! Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming information.

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Dec 29, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
CONTACT RainTree Quilting
  • 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd Ste 350
    Juneau, AK 99802
    Ph: (907) 789-7900

  • Hours: 2021 Hours
    • MON-FRI: 10 - 6 | SAT 10 - 6 | 
    • Sundays: Closed

  • Holidays Closed: Jan 1, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Christmas Day
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