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Looking to learn some new skills, or refine your talents in a comfortable, fun environment? Join us in some of our classes and become inspired with new projects and creative twists that push the edge on quilting! Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll find a class for you!

CALL (319) 277- 1360 to register for a class - Limited seats available!

CLASS GUIDELINES: Pre-registration is required for all classes. There are no refunds unless someone registers to take your place or for some reason the class is cancelled.

When you pay for a class, you will receive a list of the supplies you will need to bring to class. This is also your paid receipt for the class. Please hold on to this receipt in case we fail to record your payment on the class sheet. Models of class projects are on display in the shop.


Diaper Group
A group of volunteers who meet in our classroom most Thursdays during late fall and through the winter to make diapers for babies in Haiti.  Contact Patti Cutts <pacutts@cfu.net> or Gloria Paulson <gpaulsen@cfu.net> for more information.  

CTQ Embroidery Software Group
This group generally meets on Monday afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 (except in the summer) to explore the possibilities for creating amazing embroidery designs using Pfaff Embroidery Software to meet their personal design needs. Even if you don't own the software but are interested in finding out more about it you are welcome to join us.  If you are interested in joining a session please pre-register by sending an email to shop@crazytoquilt.com.

CTQ Wool Club 
March 3 and 17, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:30 am
(usually meets the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month)
Kids SewingSkill Level: Beginner
Class Fee: cost of the monthly kits (prices vary)
This group has been meeting once a month to work
on wool appliqué or wool stitchery projects together. Give us a call or better yet send us an email:<shop@crazytoquilt.com> if you want more information or to join.   
Kids Beginning Sewing Level 1
March 21, 2018 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month
Class Fee: $20/month includes all materials for project but does not include the book.
Skill Level: For kids, ages 8 to 12.
The group meets once a month to do kid-friendly projects that are fun and teach them how to sew. Most of the projects are from Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids Book. The group is small so that each child can get the attention and support they need. Each new project builds on skills learned the previous month. There are games, puzzles, and stitching practice in the book for them to work on between classes to increase their sewing knowledge and abilities.  To register for the class send an email to shop@crazytoquilt.com.

Fa la la Latte RunnerMachine Applique: fa la la latte pattern
March 15 and 22, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:30pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Fee: $20 + materials
Make this adorable runner to display all winter long! SVG files for your favorite digital fabric cutting system are included. We will use the traditional method of tracing on to fusible web and raw edge machine appliqué in class.  

Stars at Sea


Stars At Sea Quilt
March 21 & 28, and April 4, 2018
from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Skill Level:Advanced Beginner
Class Fee: $30 + materials
This whimsical quilt is made using the Creative Grids 6" Flying Geese Ruler.  

Fiddle Faddle



Fiddle Faddle Quilt
April 25 - May 2, 9, & 16 from 10:30 - 1:30
This is a fun pattern to use your scraps! You will also learn how to use the Creative Grids® Cat's Cradle Tool, as well as the new Creative Grids ® Strippy Stars Tool. This quiltmeasure 55 1/2" x 69 1/2"



CALL (319) 277- 1360 to register for a class - Limited seats available!

Skill Level Definitions:

Beginner Level:
Beginner Level: Entry level, does not require any prior training although it is better if you have taken our beginner quilting class to learn the basics.  Classes at this level are designed to give those who have had training in the basics more practice and review of these skills. This level requires no previous experience in technique, but does require basic knowledge of machine or computer for computer-related classes such as machine embroidery classes.

Advanced Beginner:
A beginner level project but participants must be at the point where they are comfortable in the use of the rotary cutter and of their sewing accuracy.  Participants may be asked to do the cutting prior to class and will likely have to complete part of the quilt outside class time.   This class may introduce a technique that is beyond the basic quilting techniques but still at the beginner level. This level assumes a full understanding of sewing or embroidery machines with some basic experience in quilting or garment construction. For computer classes at this level, some digitizing experience and basic knowledge of computer terms is helpful.
Requires that the participants be proficient at the basic quilting skills (i.e. use of rotary cutter, straight & accurate seams,  pressing without stretching, understand common quilting terms and know how to assemble common blocks such as half square triangle, pinwheel, flying geese). This class may introduce a technique that is beyond the basic quilting techniques and beyond beginner level. This level is for those looking to further and refine their technique. A full understanding of garment construction, quilting and sewing terms is assumed. For software classes, this level would also include knowing basic software and digitizing terms.

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