FALL 2014

General Information

Yankee Pride is now offering the Fall 2014 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:
Saturday Mystery Quilt Fall 2014
Civil War Club

Other Classes:
Basic Quilting Class
Abigail's Gowns (NEW!!)
Hopscotch (NEW!!)
Appliqué Techniques Refresher
Snowman Pillow & Wall Quilt
Candlelight Santa
Slim the Snowman Workshop
Batik Tree Wall Hanging
T-Shirt Quilt
Trip Around the World Workshop (NEW!!)
Landscapes for Beginners
The Bag Workshop

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.

Ongoing Classes

Saturday Mystery Quilt Fall 2014[intermediate]

with Yankee Pride Staff
The theme this time around is "Autumn Stars", and we promise - it's not as difficult as the Spring Mystery! Judy says this is a classic design, and it uses just four colors. See the yardages and description. Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, September 24.

Cost: $15
Times: 9:15 or 10 a.m.
Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6

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.

September 27, October 5, November 22
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.

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12,19; Dec. 3
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Abigail's Gowns (NEW!!)[beginner]

with Deanna Tall
Deanna's caught mini-quilt fever! She made one of our Kim Diehl samples, and discovered she enjoyed getting a project done quickly. She found another miniature that she'd like to teach you. Book required: Civil War Legacies II.

Tue. Sept. 30, Oct. 7
6:30 – 8:30

Hopscotch (NEW!!)[intermediate]

with Suzanne Freitas
You've seen and heard the fuss over Kim Diehl's new Simple Whatnots Club, and are watching as we debut samples of each quilt at the shop. Suzanne will be teaching you one of those patterns. Hopscotch has two versions - Appliqué and Patchwork, and you can choose either to make for the class. The class fee includes both the pattern and the kit. All you'll need is batting and backing!

Sun. Nov. 2, 16, TBD
10 – 3

Appliqué Techniques Refresher[beginner]

with Judy Thomas
Would you like a refresher on the hand appliqué stitch and basic appliqué shapes like circles, points and stems? This one-day class is for you.

Tue. Oct. 14
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Snowman Pillow & Wall Quilt[beginner]

with Judy Thomas
A super-cute and easy hand appliqué design. In the final class, you'll finish the pillow. This one will be done in time for Christmas! Note that the one-day Appliqué Techniques Refresher class is the first meeting.

Tue. Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4
6:30 – 8:30

Candelight Santa[intermediate]

with Judy Thomas
Have some fun with your fabric, and make a Country Appliqué Santa. Some hand appliqué experience is helpful. Pattern included. If your appliqué techniques are rusty, consider taking the Appliqué Techniques Refresher class on Oct. 14.

Mon. Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10
6:30 - 8:30

Slim the Snowman Workshop[beginner/intermediate]

with Wendy Huntley
Few images capture the spirit of the season quite like a snowman. This friendly fellow makes a delightful winter wall hanging or door decoration. He'll fit almost anywhere! Bring your machine and your fabric, and be ready to sew! Pattern needed: Slim the Snowman.

Sun. Oct. 26
10 – 3

Batik Tree Wall Hanging[beginner]

with Wendy Huntley
This quick project can be made up and used as a wall hanging. Decorate for Christmas, or give as an easy but lovely gift for the holidays! Pattern included.

Thur. Oct. 30 (cutting) 6 – 8
Sun. Nov. 9 (sewing) 10 – 3

T-Shirt Quilt [beginner]

with Suzanne Freitas
Do you or your kids have lots of t-shirts from camp, traveling, school or activities? Sign up for this class! You will make a quilt using anywhere from 4 to 36 t-shirts, depending on the size you need and shirts you have. You will cut, fuse, and add sashing and borders. By the end of the class, you will take home a completed quilt top. Pattern included.

Thur. Nov. 6, 13
6 – 8 p.m.

Trip Around the World Workshop (NEW!!)[beginner/intermediate]

with Ruth Julianelle
Are you looking for a quick, easy quilt as a gift? Are you short on time, but still want to give something homemade? Try this class! Ruth will show you how to whip up this classic design in just a day or two, including quilting and finishing! You'll come the first night to choose your fabric and plan your quilt, and when you return, you'll bring your machine and spend the day sewing. Pattern included.

Thur. Nov. 6 (planning) 6 - 8
Sat. Nov. 15 (sewing) 10 - 5
6 – 8 p.m.

Landscapes for Beginners[beginner]

with Ruth Julianelle
Do you enjoy living is this beautiful part of the world? Do you wish you could translate all this beauty to fabric? This is the perfect class for you. You'll learn how to use your own photo as a pattern, and interpret it in fabric. Ruth will discuss color choice, how to create depth, and fusing techniques in the first class, and in the second class, you'll start your masterpiece. Pattern not included - you'll create your own!

Sun. Nov. 16, 23; Dec. 7
12 – 2

The Bag Workshop[beginner/intermediate]

with Ruth Julianelle
Sew a bag for your own customized use - it could be a diaper bag, a business bag, a laptop carrier, or a weekend bag - it's up to you! With changes in fabric and your choice of pockets, the versatile bag becomes your specialized carry-all. Pattern included.

Sun. Nov. 16, 23; Dec. 7
2:30 - 4:30

Book & Pattern Party at Yankee Pride!

October 10 1:00 - 8:00
October 11 10:00 - 3:00

Save the dates for this exciting event! Our notions sales rep is coming, and she's bringing tons of book and pattern samples for you to see. We try very hard to keep a good selection of books and patterns, but we can't carry everything. Pauline, our sales rep, is bringing tons more for you to see and buy. You'll preorder and pay that night, then when the orders come in, you can pick them up at the shop. It's that easy! We'll have hourly demos, door prizes, and refreshments. Don't miss it!