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PAPER PIECING SEW - $5
- Mar 27, 2019 04:00 pm

Bring your paper piecing project or start a new one. This is an open sew for paper piecing fans experienced or just starting out. Come for the whole time or just an hour. It's up to you.

Laura Heine Teeny Tiny Class
- Mar 30, 2019 10:00 am

Have you seen the GORGEOUS collages made by Laura Heine? Have you always wanted to make one, but the process scared you off? Now is the time to dive in with her Teeny Tiny Collage Patterns class taught by Nicole L. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the technique and decide if you want to venture into her larger collage patterns! By the end of the class, you will be more than hooked and ready to not only conquer her larger patterns but also turn any picture into a collage quilt, wall hanging or frame-able piece of art. Get ready to be addicted to the collage craze!

T-SHIRT QUILT W/NICOLE
- Mar 30, 2019 02:00 pm

Purging in the new year but can't seem to get rid of those cherished T-shirts from high school, college, concerts and more?! This is the perfect class to attend, as you will turn those T-shirts, which have been tucked away, into a life-long memory as a T-shirt quilt! While the pattern appears complicated, it's a humble Nine-Patch block! Come join the fun and be prepared to become a T-shirt quilt making pro!

Cost: $ 35.00
AWESOME OCEAN CLASS W/ NICOLE L.
- Apr 01, 2019 06:00 pm

Escape the cooler temps by joining in on Elizabeth Hartman's pattern, Awesome Ocean. In no time, your mind will be drifting off to sea with this perfect quilt for any ocean and sea life lover! Hartman's eye-catching quilt would make for a beautiful wall hanging in your sewing room or a stimulating baby quilt for the future babies in your life! No matter the use, you will have a blast creating these adorable sea life pals! No templates and no paper piecing needed! This quilt is simply created by sewing straight and diagonal seams. Hope to "sea" you in class! Cost $45

Cost: $ 45.00
Jelly Roll Rug Squared Class
- Apr 03, 2019 04:00 pm

Do you want to use up some of those Jelly Rolls that you bought on a whim and now don?t know what to do with them? And do you have scraps of batting laying around unused but too big to throw away. Well, here?s an idea ? Let?s make a rug. These Jelly Roll Rugs are fun to make and are really quite pretty. They are completely washable so no worry about putting them on the floor. Join us at Top Shelf Quilts and I will show you how to make this unique rug and we will have a fun time doing it.

Cost: $ 30.00
Ryan's Case for Smiles is one of the few volunteer organizations dedicated to Help Kids Feel Better to Heal Better. Please come and join us! Donate just a little bit of time to sew a few pillowcases for kids in the hospital!! Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies; we will have pillowcase kits here for you to sew into pillowcases. Not everyone has to be a sewer, cutters and pressers are also welcome. Cost: Free Please call to reserve your space. 815-806-1694

Cost: $ FREE
Tired of stitching in the ditch? Think you can't free motion quilt? Yes, you can! In this hands-on technique class participants will learn fast and fun ways to turn their tops into quilts using a home sewing machine. This playful approach features simple free motion quilted grids with lots of creative variations and no marking. No machine quilting experience necessary, but you must be familiar with the operation of your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 35.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Apr 07, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Mini Wonderful Curves - Early Risers
- Apr 08, 2019 06:00 pm

If you have been curious about working with Sew Kind of Wonderful's Mini Quick Curve Ruler, now is the perfect opportunity! This book has sixteen fabulous, seasonal projects that will give your home the perfect touch for each season. We will be creating beautiful tulips just in time to welcome spring into your home. With these patterns and ruler, you do not have to worry about pinning or clipping curves! You will be hooked and ready to conquer all of Sew Kind of Wonderful's patterns using both of their rulers after you take this class!

Cost: $ 35.00
All Day Sew Saturday April 13, 2019
- Apr 13, 2019 09:00 am

All Day Sew. Lunch and Dinner provided. Cost: $20

Cost: $ 20.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Apr 13, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Join us for the whole year! Here is your chance to brush up on you piecing skills, learn some different techniques, and have fun with fabrics. We will complete one block (or two) each month throughout the year. There is a total of 18 blocks to choose from. You decide which blocks to make from the 4 or 5 offered each quarter. Then in December 2019, you'll choose from a variety of setting options to finish your quilt. Individual sample blocks will be displayed each quarter in January, April, July, and October so that you can sign up for all four quarters or just the one's you choose. Classes will be 3 hours each month, and you will be required to purchase the pattern book.

Cost: $ 40.00
I Spy Swap & Sew Quilt
- Apr 16, 2019 06:00 pm

Need the perfect baby gift?! Come join us in an I Spy Swap & Sew Quilt class and create the perfect, unique gift for the little ones in your life. We will be stitching a nine-patch, then slicing and creating an adorable and interactive I Spy Quilt. Bring your extra 5" I Spy squares to swap with your fellow classmates for a variety of blocks!

Cost: $ 25.00
MAKE & TAKE: MAY 2019 - IRON TOTE & MAT
- Apr 19, 2019 12:30 pm

MAKE & TAKE: MAY 2019 - IRON TOTE & MAT

Cost: $ 10.00
Make & Take: April 2019 - Rotary Cutter Coat

Cost: $ 10.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Apr 19, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
PAPER PIECING SEW - $5
- Apr 24, 2019 04:00 pm

Bring your paper piecing project or start a new one. This is an open sew for paper piecing fans experienced or just starting out. Come for the whole time or just an hour. It's up to you.

OESD and BERNINA have joined forces to bring the best of embroidery education and machine ingenuity to Top Shelf Quilts! In this two day event, each student will complete four embroidery projects specifically created to highlight the latest trends in impeccable embroidery and BERNINA embroidery machines.

Cost: $ 120.00
Beginning Binding
- May 01, 2019 04:00 pm

Let's learn how to do some bindings! In this class we will learn how to do a basic binding for beginning quilters. We will also be learning how to do a double sided binding where there will be a different color fabric for the front and a different color for the back. This is when you want the binding to blend in. You could use the same fabric as the last border on your top and then use the same fabric as the backing so it will blend on both sides. It is a fun way to finish your quilts. So, come join us at Top Shelf Quilts and we will get started with binding techniques.

Cost: $ 25.00
Ryan's Case for Smiles is one of the few volunteer organizations dedicated to Help Kids Feel Better to Heal Better. Please come and join us! Donate just a little bit of time to sew a few pillowcases for kids in the hospital!! Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies; we will have pillowcase kits here for you to sew into pillowcases. Not everyone has to be a sewer, cutters and pressers are also welcome. Cost: Free Please call to reserve your space. 815-806-1694

Cost: $ FREE
Interested in Patchwork and Quilting but not sure where to start? Made a few things, but want to brush up on your skills and see what else you might like to try? Let's begin with some traditional blocks to build your skills and use a different setting to make a couch throw size quilt. We will start easy and keep going in order to try many techniques used in the most popular quilt patterns to give you the confidence to accomplish anything. Choose your fabrics for the child in your life, a guy you want to keep warm, your favorite holiday, or something to match you couch! We will meet four times, usually two weeks apart. You will have home-fun (not homework) sewing to do in between classes. Pick either our Saturday classes or our Wednesday evening classes.

Cost: $ 100.00
SUNDAY SEW
- May 05, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Project of Doom (Harry Potter)
- May 06, 2019 06:00 pm

Mastered the art of paper-piecing and want to take your skills to the next level?! Come join us on a magical journey of creating The Project of Doom; a Harry Potter inspired book case quilt. You will paper-piece all of your favorite Harry Potter objects such as the sorting hat, the golden snitch, time turner and much more! This is a great class to take if you need that extra boost of confidence to get you through this one-of-a-kind quilt! Hope to see all of you muggles there!

Cost: $ 60.00
Live Laugh Sew
- May 07, 2019 06:00 pm

Whether you are looking for unique birthday decorations like banners, decorative pillows for the kids in your life, or an adorable wall hanging for your craft room, this class is for you! Come create LIVE LAUGH SEW with Jaybird Quilts Alphabet Soup book and versatile Hex N More and Super Sidekick rulers! The possibilities are endless once you master these rulers and techniques!

Cost: $ 30.00
Interested in Patchwork and Quilting but not sure where to start? Made a few things, but want to brush up on your skills and see what else you might like to try? Let's begin with some traditional blocks to build your skills and use a different setting to make a couch throw size quilt. We will start easy and keep going in order to try many techniques used in the most popular quilt patterns to give you the confidence to accomplish anything. Choose your fabrics for the child in your life, a guy you want to keep warm, your favorite holiday, or something to match you couch! We will meet four times, usually two weeks apart. You will have home-fun (not homework) sewing to do in between classes. Pick either our Saturday classes or our Wednesday evening classes.

Cost: $ 100.00
SATURDAY SEW
- May 11, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Binding - Scalloped Edges & Piping
- May 15, 2019 04:00 pm

Have you ever asked "How do they do those scalloped edges or piping"? Well, join us at Top Shelf Quilts and I will teach you how to make those beautiful edges that add so much interest to your quilts. It is a lot easier than it seems. Let's do it!

Cost: $ 25.00
FRIDAY SEW
- May 17, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Add a versatile new technique to your free motion quilting repertoire! Ruler guided quilting enables you to stitch precise straight lines and curves with minimal marking. And since your feed dogs are dropped, you can stitch in any direction to create complex designs without turning your quilt. In this hands-on class, you'll transform a 1/2 yard of solid colored fabric into a 20" x 20" wholecloth quilt with an elegant, modern vibe. Some prior free motion quilting experience following a marked line is helpful.

Cost: $ 45.00
Hot Stuff Oven Mitt Class
- May 19, 2019 09:00 am

Have you been looking for adorable oven mitts to match your kitchen? Searching for a unique holiday gift? Come take this Hot Stuff Oven Mitt class and make the above possible by creating your very own designer oven mitt with a silicone overlay! The ideas are endless when it comes to fabric selection! You will be ready to cook and bake in style after this class!

Cost: $ 25.00
PAPER PIECING SEW - $5
- May 22, 2019 04:00 pm

Bring your paper piecing project or start a new one. This is an open sew for paper piecing fans experienced or just starting out. Come for the whole time or just an hour. It's up to you.

Bernina Academy Q20

Cost: $ FREE
Pineapple Table Runner Class
- Jun 01, 2019 01:00 pm

Have you admired the pineapple block but didn't feel confident enough to make it? Fear no more with the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. Join us at Top Shelf Quilts to make a fun Pineapple Block table runner!

Cost: $ 25.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Jun 02, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Binding - Prairie Points & Flange
- Jun 05, 2019 04:00 pm

Have you ever asked "How do they do those Prairie Points and a Flanged Binding"? Well, join us at Top Shelf Quilts and I will teach you how to make those beautiful edges that add so much interest to your quilts. It is a lot easier than it seems. Let's do it!

Cost: $ 25.00
Ryan's Case for Smiles is one of the few volunteer organizations dedicated to Help Kids Feel Better to Heal Better. Please come and join us! Donate just a little bit of time to sew a few pillowcases for kids in the hospital!! Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies; we will have pillowcase kits here for you to sew into pillowcases. Not everyone has to be a sewer, cutters and pressers are also welcome. Cost: Free Please call to reserve your space. 815-806-1694

Cost: $ FREE
Spring One Day Bus Shop Hop
- Jun 07, 2019 07:00 am

Ride with TSQ to visit Quilter's Destination, Yellow Creek Quilt Designs and Pieceful Gathering on this all day shop hop. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Cost: $ 55.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Jun 08, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
Fun Poinsettia Table Runner Class
- Jun 09, 2019 10:00 am

If you have been looking at Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns but are fearful to try out the Quick Curve Ruler, this introductory class to their ruler and patterns is the right one for you! Come get a jump start on your winter decorations and create a gorgeous poinsettia table runner using these new techniques and incredible ruler! No pinning or clipping of curves is required when you put the Quick Curve Ruler to the test! You will be instantly hooked!

Cost: $ 28.00
Gnome Place Like Home
- Jun 10, 2019 06:00 pm

Join the Gnome obsession and come make this adorable wall hanging of Norm and Nanette! Choose whichever colors and themes you would like to create these adorable gnomes for everyone to enjoy. If you have been itching to try out Elizabeth Hartman patterns, this one is a quick and easy place to start! You will have so much fun with your new creation and ready to take on all of her designs in GNOME time!

Cost: $ 30.00
Let's make some gorgeous Christmas stockings with the flip and sew method. These whip up fast and the sky is the limit on what you can create. You can make it a "Christmas" Christmas stocking with some of TSQ's new Christmas fabrics or a theme stocking with your favorite colors, sports teams, racing team - you name it. You can accessorize them as well with lace, rick rack, buttons, bells and more. They are so much fun to make that you'll be creating one for every member of your family like my daughter and I did. So join us at TSQ and let's make some Stockings.

MAKE & TAKE: JUNE 2019 - SCISSOR CASE

Cost: $ 10.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Jun 21, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
PAPER PIECING SEW - $5
- Jun 26, 2019 04:00 pm

Bring your paper piecing project or start a new one. This is an open sew for paper piecing fans experienced or just starting out. Come for the whole time or just an hour. It's up to you.

Ryan's Case for Smiles is one of the few volunteer organizations dedicated to Help Kids Feel Better to Heal Better. Please come and join us! Donate just a little bit of time to sew a few pillowcases for kids in the hospital!! Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies; we will have pillowcase kits here for you to sew into pillowcases. Not everyone has to be a sewer, cutters and pressers are also welcome. Cost: Free Please call to reserve your space. 815-806-1694

Cost: $ FREE
SUNDAY SEW
- Jul 07, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Jul 13, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
MAKE & TAKE: JULY 2019 - PREVIOUS PROJECTS

Cost: $ 10.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Jul 19, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
PAPER PIECING SEW - $5
- Jul 24, 2019 04:00 pm

Bring your paper piecing project or start a new one. This is an open sew for paper piecing fans experienced or just starting out. Come for the whole time or just an hour. It's up to you.

Let's make some gorgeous Christmas stockings with the flip and sew method. These whip up fast and the sky is the limit on what you can create. You can make it a "Christmas" Christmas stocking with some of TSQ's new Christmas fabrics or a theme stocking with your favorite colors, sports teams, racing team - you name it. You can accessorize them as well with lace, rick rack, buttons, bells and more. They are so much fun to make that you'll be creating one for every member of your family like my daughter and I did. So join us at TSQ and let's make some Stockings.

SUNDAY SEW
- Aug 04, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Aug 10, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Aug 16, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
PAPER PIECING SEW - $5
- Aug 28, 2019 04:00 pm

Bring your paper piecing project or start a new one. This is an open sew for paper piecing fans experienced or just starting out. Come for the whole time or just an hour. It's up to you.

SUNDAY SEW
- Sep 01, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Sep 14, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Sep 20, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Oct 06, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Oct 12, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Oct 18, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Nov 03, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Nov 09, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Nov 15, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Dec 01, 2019 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Dec 14, 2019 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Dec 20, 2019 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Jan 05, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Jan 11, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Jan 17, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Feb 02, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Feb 08, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Feb 21, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Mar 01, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Mar 14, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Mar 20, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Apr 05, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Apr 11, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Apr 17, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- May 03, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- May 09, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- May 15, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Jun 07, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Jun 13, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Jun 19, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Jul 05, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Jul 11, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Jul 17, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Aug 02, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Aug 08, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
FRIDAY SEW
- Aug 21, 2020 04:00 pm

Friday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Sep 06, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Sep 12, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Oct 04, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Oct 10, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Nov 01, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Nov 14, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Dec 06, 2020 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SATURDAY SEW
- Dec 12, 2020 09:30 am

Saturday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00
SUNDAY SEW
- Jan 03, 2021 11:00 am

Sunday Sew

Cost: $ 5.00