General Information

Yankee Pride is now offering the Spring 2015 schedule of classes for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students. In addition to offering expert and experienced teachers, we are also pleased to offer each student a 20% discount on all class materials.

View or download the class schedule in PDF format.

Our current offerings are:

Ongoing Classes:
Fall 2014 Mystery Quilt Reunion
Saturday Mystery Quilt Spring 2015
Civil War Club

Other Classes:
Basic Quilting Class
Hand Embroidery Workshop (NEW!!)
Borders, Backings & Bindings (NEW!!)
Cloud Nine (NEW!!)
Delectable Mountains Workshop (NEW!!)
Garden Twist Workshop (NEW!!)
Machine Quilting
Garden Home (NEW!!)
Hand Piecing

Cancellation Policy

Any class will be cancelled if there is not the minimum number of students five days before the class is scheduled to begin. Refunds will be given to all students at that time. No refunds can be given thereafter.

Project Yardage

Yardage for specific classes may be given to students if the class has previously been taught at Yankee Pride. Yardage for new classes will not be available until the first class meeting. Students who purchase their fabric and class supplies before the first class do so at their own risk. Yankee Pride cannot be responsible if the class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all classes include all directions needed to complete the projects.

Class Registration

We require a minimum of six students for each class. We must receive payment for the class upon registration.

Winter Weather Advisory!!!

During the winter months, please call before coming if the weather is bad – we may decide to close the shop early, or open late.

Also, classes may have to be postponed sometimes due to the weather situation. If you have any questions about a class you have signed up for, please feel free to call us. We will try to reach students when a class needs to be postponed, but it is much easier if you call us.

**NOTE: If you want to take a class, but feel you would have a problem getting your machine downstairs to our classroom, please let us know. Our staff can help you get your sewing machine where it needs to go!

Ongoing Classes

Fall 2014 Mystery Quilt Reunion

Takes place on Saturday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m. Bring your projects to show – we’ll be taking pictures for our web gallery!

Saturday Mystery Quilt Spring 2015[beginner/intermediate]

with Yankee Pride Staff
"Spring Valley" is our theme. Have fun with the V-Block ruler, making tall star-point units. This ruler makes the V-block shape used in quilt designs that have the appearance of curved lines made only with straight seams. See the yardages and description.

Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, February 18.

Cost: $15
Times: 9:15 or 10 a.m.
Dates: February 21, March 7, 21, April 11, 25, May 9, May 30 (1:00)

Civil War Club

with Yankee Pride Staff
This group meets once a month for a discussion about what’s new in the world of reproduction patterns, fabrics, and quilts.

February 14, March 7, April 25, May 23
12:00 p.m.

Other Classes

Basic Quilting Class[beginner]

with Kay Vascik
This class is for the person who wants to learn quilting basics. You’ll meet weekly to learn/practice a new skill and block. Along the way, you’ll learn rotary cutting, stitching accurate quarter-inch seams, and pressing for accuracy and success. Basic color theory will also be discussed. Each week’s lesson will build on skills from previous weeks. This is a 9-week, “bring your own machine and tools” class.

March 11, 18; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Hand Embroidery Workshop (NEW!!)[beginner]

with Kathy Kenney
Kathy is teaching the basic embroidery stitches you will need to make the new Patchwork Garden projects from Kathy Schmitz. If you've seen the wall hangings on the post near the register at the shop, you know our Kathy does beautiful work. Spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon learning some of her tips for improving your own embroidery.

Sun. Feb. 15
1 - 3 p.m.

Borders, Backings & Bindings (NEW!!)[beginner]

with Ruth Julianelle
Do you have a project tucked away because you are unsure of how to finish it? Confused about how to put on those last borders, or how to add backing? This is the workshop for you! Ruth will help you finish your UFO in a 2-class workshop. Bring your long-neglected project, and in the first class, Ruth will discuss borders, sandwiching your quilt, and backing. In the second class, you will get "how-to" instructions for completing your quilt, and she will demonstrate tying your quilt, for those who are interested. In addition, Ruth will show you her shortcut for binding! What a great way to spend a couple of Saturdays during this cold winter.

Sat. Feb. 28, March 14
10 – 3

Cloud Nine (NEW!!)[intermediate]

with Suzanne Freitas
Join Suzanne to make Cloud Nine, a new project from Kim Diehl's "Simple Whatnots Club 2". This club is designed for quilt shops only, featuring exclusive fabric and designs from Kim's fabric line, "Heritage Hollow". Kim's fabric is designed to achieve a scrappy look, and her small projects are fairly easily made. Suzanne will also use Judy Thomas's Perfect Nine-Patch method to make piecing even easier on this quilt. Class price includes the kit - all you need to finish the project are the batting and backing!

Thur. March 12, 19
10 – 12

Delectable Mountains Workshop (NEW!!)[beginner/intermediate]

with Ruth Julianelle
Ruth will help you make this beautiful, traditional Delectable Mountains quilt. The acrylic template that comes with the book allows for quick, easy cutting. You can make a two-color design, or combine several colors to create your own unique quilt. Book required: Delectable Mountains by Eleanor Burns.

See a more detailed course description.

Sun. May 10, 17, 31
12 – 2

Garden Twist Workshop (NEW!!)[beginner/intermediate]

with Ruth Julianelle
Ruth will teach you shortcuts that will make this striking quilt easy to assemble. The quilt can be made in several sizes - from crib all the way to king - it's up to you. And if you would like to make it in flannel, Ruth can give you guidelines for sewing with flannel fabric.

See a more detailed course description.

Sun. April 12, 19; May 3
2:30 – 4:00

Machine Quilting[intermediate]

with Cindy Hoffman
Machine quilting is a skill that any quilter can learn, with some patience and some practice. Cindy will help you get started – the basics of both straight-line quilting and free motion quilting. You need to have a good working relationship with your machine for this class, and have both a walking foot and free motion foot for your machine.

Sun. May 17
11 - 3

Garden Home (NEW!!)[intermediate]

with Judy Thomas
If you've been in the store lately, you've seen the lovely Garden Home project on the window behind the counter. Judy says it makes an excellent hot weather project, as it's made in small sections. This class is for people who have purchased the kit and would like to take advantage of Judy's knowledge for making this project easier.

Wed. Feb. 25
10 - 12
Free with purchase of kit

Hand Piecing[beginner]

with Kathy Kenney
This technique uses inked stamps to create your pieces and the accuracy is fabulous! Kathy will teach the Pointed Tile, but will also have stamps available for Grandmother's Flower Garden. The price includes your pattern, the Pointed Tile stamp, and two inkpads (dark & light). The class is limited to 6 students, so don't wait to sign up!

Sat. May 30
10 - 12