Upcoming Classes...


Tool Tote Bag

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.

Intermediate Embroidery with Heather Bessler

Intermediate Embroidery will start where Heather's Beginner class left off by jumping into Blanket, Feather and Chain Stitches. Build on your skills and add more embroidery to your quilts and home linens.

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. 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.

May 23
ABCs of Free Motion Quilting
May 24
Poppins Bag
May 24
DAISY TABLE RUNNER

Class and Event List...


Large zipper top bag for all of your magic stuff! There are 2 pockets on the outside and 2 pockets on the inside to keep everything organized. The metal stays give the bag structure and open similar to a Doctors Bag. Finished size: 18 inches wide x 12 inches deep x 14 inches tall. Great bag to haul your stuff to class, retreat or great for a cool weekend getaway bag.

The Brimfield Awakening Quilt is a great introduction into the world of English Paper Piecing. Using the Brimfield Pattern and Pre-cut Paper Templates, Linda will walk you through this hand piecing process step by step. The quilt is made up of 12 blocks with a beautiful crown style motif that is hand appliqued onto a background fabric. The Brimfield Blocks look great in a variety of different fabric styles from modern to reproduction and can be made in a scrappy style or choose a more structured look with coordinating fabrics.

Cost: $ 30.00 - $ 87.00
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. 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: $ 40.00
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: $ 25.00
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
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: $ 20.00
Black & White Quilts are always dramatic and this quilt is no exception! The gradation of black to white fabrics in this quilt gives the illusion that it has a depth to it and the best part is how easy it is to put together! This class is two parts (Four hours of instruction).

Cost: $ 40.00 - $ 79.99
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
Create this cute flower table runner using the 18 degree triangle wedge ruler by Creative Grids. Learn the technique to make the flowers in any size big enough for a whole quilt of flowers!

Cost: $ 25.00 - $ 50.99
The Dresden in Bloom Quilt looks difficult but is easy with the Creative Grids 15 Degree ruler. This quilt is 44 x 44 inches square a great size for a wall hanging or baby quilt and would be great in many different color combinations.

Cost: $ 25.00 - $ 50.99
Intermediate Embroidery will start where Heather's Beginner class left off by jumping into Blanket, Feather and Chain Stitches. Build on your skills and add more embroidery to your quilts and home linens.

Cost: $ 25.00
Jelly Roll Rugs are the new hot item to make for your home this year and Linda can show you how to create one.

Cost: $ 20.00 - $ 30.00
The Sew Together Bag is a great bag to hold all your quilting and sewing supplies. The bag has 3 inside zipper pockets plus 4 inner compartments that all zip up into one great bag. This bag also makes a great travel bag for great makeup, toiletries or jewelry.The Sew Together Bag would make great gifts for the Holidays.

Cost: $ 25.00 - $ 37.00
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
Remembering our fallen Heroes they are reason we are Free!

The next in the series of Clues for our Mid Month Mystery will be provided.

This is a free demo for those who are taking part in the Mystical Prism Block of the Month. Block kit pick up will always be the first Friday of each month. We will cover the construction of the block that month and members can stay and work on their block if they like.

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.

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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