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Baby Bargello

Join Linda for this fun and easy Bargello Quilt Class. If you have never made a Bargello Quilt this is a great quilt to start with and Linda will be there to help you. Linda's quilt is made out of all Moda Grunge Fabrics and kits to make a quilt just like hers will be available, just come in or call the shop(219-250-5942) a week before the class to order one. The quilt measures 46" x 48" inches.

Better At Binding Class

I get lots of requests on how I bind a quilt. How do you get crisp pointed corners? How do I join the binding ends correctly? What stitch do I use on the back of my binding ? I have put together this class to share my techniques and whether you are new to quilting or just want to improve your binding skills this class will make you a better binder!

ABCs of Free Motion Quilting

Learn the basics of free motion quilting in a simplified easy to understand method. This class is a starting point for quilters that have tried free motion quilting and gave up in frustration. Students will need to have a machine capable of free motion quilting with the correct feet for the job; YOU will also need to have a good knowledge of how to use your machine especially the free motion setting and how to adjust your tension. This is a two day class, a week apart for 2 hours each time. (Four Hours of Instruction) You will learn the basics in the first class. A little practice homework during the week and the last class we will take the basics we have practiced and turn them into quilt patterns. This is a beginner/intermediate class for students who have attempted free motion quilting on their home machine and have some knowledge of how to work the free motion setting on their machine.

Sep 17
Rainbow Blocks Quilt
Sep 19
The Friday Bag
Sep 19
Slanted

Class and Event List...


Baby Bargello
- Sep 16, 2019 10:30 am

Join Linda for this fun and easy Bargello Quilt Class. If you have never made a Bargello Quilt this is a great quilt to start with and Linda will be there to help you. Linda's quilt is made out of all Moda Grunge Fabrics and kits to make a quilt just like hers will be available, just come in or call the shop(219-250-5942) a week before the class to order one. The quilt measures 46" x 48" inches.

Cost: $ 40.00
Better At Binding Class
- Sep 16, 2019 02:00 pm

I get lots of requests on how I bind a quilt. How do you get crisp pointed corners? How do I join the binding ends correctly? What stitch do I use on the back of my binding ? I have put together this class to share my techniques and whether you are new to quilting or just want to improve your binding skills this class will make you a better binder!

Cost: $ 25.00
ABCs of Free Motion Quilting
- Sep 17, 2019 10:30 am

Learn the basics of free motion quilting in a simplified easy to understand method. This class is a starting point for quilters that have tried free motion quilting and gave up in frustration. Students will need to have a machine capable of free motion quilting with the correct feet for the job; YOU will also need to have a good knowledge of how to use your machine especially the free motion setting and how to adjust your tension. This is a two day class, a week apart for 2 hours each time. (Four Hours of Instruction) You will learn the basics in the first class. A little practice homework during the week and the last class we will take the basics we have practiced and turn them into quilt patterns. This is a beginner/intermediate class for students who have attempted free motion quilting on their home machine and have some knowledge of how to work the free motion setting on their machine.

Cost: $ 60.00
Rainbow Blocks Quilt
- Sep 17, 2019 02:00 pm

Curves do not have to scary with acrylic templates by Elisa's Back Porch Design, a few pins and some instruction on piecing you can add curves to your quilts too. The design possibilities with these blocks are many- Come see our quilt design in the shop.

Cost: $ 49.95
AccuQuilt Go! Play Day! September
- Sep 19, 2019 10:30 am

AccuQuilt Go! Play Day! in September will continue with the sampler blocks we are making from our Mix & Match 8 " Qubes. Darla will show you how to use the Companion Angles Qubes with the Mix & Match Qubes to create fun blocks for your sampler. If you don't have the Companion Angles Qube for your 8 " Mix & Match Qube you can share our Companion Angles Qube on Go Play Day. You must be an Accuquilt owner to participate in this fun free day at the shop and you must sign up to reserve your spot. Cut Time! Quilt More! with AccuQuilt!

The Friday Bag
- Sep 19, 2019 10:30 am

This is a great bag to show off those favorite fabrics you have been saving. Includes 2 outer and 2 inner pockets. The bag has bias binding that edges most of the bag but don't fear Joan will walk you through it and make it fun! This bag is for a confident beginner with a can do attitude!

Cost: $ 40.00 - $ 49.00
Slanted
- Sep 19, 2019 02:00 pm

A Sew Chicks pattern from Cozy Quilt Designs that uses half yard cuts and features one block, twisted and turned, to make a beautifully simple yet subtle look! Great with the Strip Tube Ruler!

Cost: $ 40.00 - $ 49.00
Free Sew Fridays
- Sep 20, 2019 10:00 am

Our classroom is open to our customers on Fridays from 10:30 to 3:30 to work on quilting and sewing projects. We have the cutting mats, irons and design wall, you bring your machine, notions and projects to work on. Bring a friend or meet new quilt friends here. We have sewing machines you may use while here just call earlier in the week to reserve one.

Private Class Time
- Sep 21, 2019 10:30 am

This time slot has been reserved by an individual or group for a private class.

Green Tea Table Runner
- Sep 23, 2019 10:30 am

Celebrate the first day of Autumn with "Green Tea" a fun and easy wall hanging or table runner. Make eight fun and easy strip pieced dimensional leaf blocks, using straight-line piecing with curved results. Leaves are arranged in a off-set fashion. It measures 40-1/2in x 17-1/2in.

Cost: $ 40.00 - $ 49.00
Tool Tote Bag
- Sep 24, 2019 10:30 am

The Tool Tote Bag is a great pattern from Quilts Illustrated is full of pockets inside and out. The the metal stays that come with the pattern help the bag stay open similar to a Doctors Bag. This bag has so many uses sewing/quilting, knitting/crochet or even for travel/or daily run around purse/bag. This is a two part class one week apart. Linda will lead you through the construction of this bag with helpful hints and tips along the way.

Cost: $ 40.00 - $ 62.00
CUT WORK APPLIQUE
- Sep 24, 2019 02:00 pm

Cut Work Applique is similar to Hawaiian Applique in style with simpler shapes. We will cover paper pattern cutting and the needle turn applique method in this class.

Cost: $ 25.00
Retreat Bag
- Sep 25, 2019 10:30 am

The Retreat Bag 2.0 is a Free Downloadable pattern that uses the Style A Wire Frames for the Small Retreat Bag or Style B Wire Frames for the Large Retreat Bag. This wire framed bag with stay put opening makes access to the contents in your bag easy. Great bag to carry your supplies when traveling to your favorite quilt retreat or class. Linda will walk you through bag construction with tips she has learned though making the bag.

Cost: $ 30.00 - $ 35.29
We will be visiting the String-A-Long Quilt Guild Retreat in Cassopolis, MI with our Pop Up Shop and a few Demonstrations for the group.

Quilted Journey Quilt Show
- Sep 28, 2019 09:00 am

Sweet Stitches will be a vendor at the Quilted Journey Quilt Show hosted by Pieces 'n' Patches Quilt Guild of Steger, Illinois. The show will be held at Columbia Central School, 94 West Richton Rd, Steger,IL on September 28 - 9am to 4pm & September 29 - 10am to 3pm.

Beginning Quilting
- Oct 02, 2019 10:30 am

Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt? Our beginner class is a four session class (Ten full hours of instruction!) designed to take you through ALL the steps of making a quilt. We will be using the RED LETTER DAY quilt pattern by Thimble Blossoms as our guide for easy to follow along directions and illustrations.The pattern is available for purchase at our shop and is required for the class. We will be making a wall hanging or table topper sized quilt that is 27 inches square, this more manageable size quilt for beginners. Our goal is to make quilting stress free and fun so that you leave the class dreaming up your next quilt!

Cost: $ 85.00
Sweet Stitches will hold our second accuquilt in shop event on Friday, October 4th featuring Carol Tomkins an accuquilt National Educator presenting two training/education sessions. The morning session (10:30 - 12:30) will be "Go Beyond the Basics" and the afternoon session (1:00 - 3:30) will be "There's a Die for That". This is a FREE event, Seating is limited, Pre-Registration is Required. A lite lunch will be served between sessions. You can register on-line or by contacting the Shop. Gifts / Drawings / Lite Lunch / New Ideas! The Arkansas Traveler is a special cutting Die that will ONLY be available to Event participants on the day of the training class.

Cost: $ FREE
Collage Quilting
- Oct 05, 2019 10:30 am

The Collage Quilts of designer Laura Heine are amazing and we have put together a class that can help you understand her techniques and help guide you through the process of making one of these amazing quilts. You can choose a Laura Heine pattern and we can help you make it your own by adding details and fabrics that are uniquely you.

Cost: $ 40.00
Row x Row Experience 2019 Begins!
- Oct 31, 2019 10:00 am

"Taste the Experience" of Row x Row this year! Row by Row Experience is for avid quilters and sewers who love to travel and love to add the next new quilt to their collection. Since 2011, Row by Row Experience has engaged tens of thousands of quilters all over the world with the fun of collecting free row patterns while visiting local quilt shops, then creating themed quilts projects using the rows they collect. Our Shop theme will be Taste of Summer and will feature a grill with all those cookout favorites which includes grilled corn on the cob because we are in Indiana after all. Our Row is the 12" x 27" Short & Sassy Size. A Free Row x Row pattern will be given to those rowing this year, one pattern per person when you visit our shop. Quilt Row kits and Border kits to make yours just like our original will be available for purchase. Happy Rowing !

About Classes and Events




Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop is pleased to provide a fun and exciting atmosphere to learn and develop your quilting skills. Our newly expanded classroom is designed to enhance your learning experience. From individual training desks, a design wall and elna sewing machines available for use, your class time will be productive. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the latest in quilting techniques and design. 

Click on the calendar or the class descriptions below for more information.

Have a group of friends that love to quilt?
Give us a call or stop in to schedule a private or group lesson with friends.

Need a creative environment to quilt with your group of friends? Give us a call to rent the classroom.

Any questions, call us at (219) 250-5942


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