Welcome to Quilting Classes at Yoder Department Store! An exciting lineup of classes will be presented to all those who have been wanting to improve their quilting skills, learn something new and different, of for those who have always wanted to learn how to quilt, but were afraid to venture out on their own. Come spend an evening or two, or indulge yourself in a Saturday class and expand your quilting horizons!


Please make sure you bring your own sewing machine in good working order (for classes requiring a sewing machine), as we do not have sewing machines on the premises. (This would be the perfect time to get that tune-up and cleaning you’ve been putting off!) All fabric, patterns, books and supplies that are needed for the class you are taking will be available at Yoder Dept. Store before class starts. I ask all my students to please thank Yoder Dept. Store for graciously extending not only their space as well as their everyday discount pricing by purchasing all your fabrics, supplies, books, and patterns at Yoder’s. All classes, unless otherwise noted, will require your own book. I do not want to infringe on any hard-working quilt author’s copyright, and photocopy books, so please make sure you purchase your own copy. You will need (and want!) the book after class, to complete your project. Bring your Class Supply List to Yoder’s before the class starts and purchase your class supplies ahead of time. Give yourself enough time to pre-wash and press your fabrics (this will save valuable class time.) Please take advantage of Yoder Dept. Store’s knowledge staff to help you pick out just that perfect combination of fabrics for your class. Don’t wait until the day of class to purchase your fabrics, as we will be getting started right away, and will not have time to do fabric selections for you in the beginning of class.


Each class has a minimum and maximum, so early registration is highly recommended to assure you a spot in the class. Class payment is accepted in the form of cash or a personal check made out to ‘Patricia A. Sliney’. Please note that class fees are separate from books, patterns, supplies, class kits and fabric, unless stated otherwise in the class description. Class fees are paid at time of registration, and at that time you will receive a class supply list. Phone/E-Mail registrations will be held for ONE WEEK to allow time for us to receive your payment in the mail. If we do not receive payment within that timeframe, we will open the spot up for another participant. If we cancel a class for any reason, or if the participant cancels one week before the class, you will receive a full refund of the class fee or may choose to transfer your class fee toward another class. Cancellations less than a week before the start of the class, or class no-shows will not be eligible for a refund, with exceptions made on an individual basis, at the discretion of the instructor.


All Skill Level Classes:

Block of the Month Club: This is a 12 session, once a month class that will meet the 3rd Thursday of every month (except November. Session will be held 11/15/01) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We will be making a spectacular yet easy quilt by Marsha McCloskey. There are 12 blocks in the center of the quilt, and we will make one each month, along with a second block if time allows, for the first border. The blocks are traditional, with a little history and folklore thrown in during each session about the block’s origin. This is a really fun way to get a large quilt top finished with plenty of assistance from the instructor and fellow quilters. Don’t be afraid to join in any time during the year, as the blocks are relatively easy, and catching up is a cinch!

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location: Farmstead Inn

Cost: $12.00/month

Stars A La Carte, Stack N’ Whack Quilt: Come join the fun and learn Bethany Reynold’s newest twist with her famous fabric manipulation technique known as "Stack N’ Whack". Come see what your fabric can conjure up when cut kaleidoscope-style. You will be amazed, every block will be different!

Date: 1/20/01 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00

Quilt In A Day® Log Cabin: I recommend this class to anyone who has never quilted before and would like to walk away with a quilt top finished in a day! Eleanor Burns has developed this wonderful multiple assembly technique all levels of quilters can enjoy. Learn how to make a cherished classic.

Date: 1/27/01 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church Cost: $45.00

Paper-Pieced Hearts: This class will cover Carol Doak’s foundation paper-piecing techniques. All quilting levels will enjoy this different way to assemble blocks using tear-away paper foundations. Come and make a pretty Valentine’s Day present for your special someone!

Date: 2/10/01 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00

Hand Appliqué Wallhanging: Leave your sewing machines at home and come spend a relaxing day learning the find art of Hand Appliqué. We will learn several different techniques I have gleaned from years of hand appliqué compiled together as "Patty’s No-Anxiety Appliqué". If you can sew a button, then you have what it takes to learn how to appliqué! This is a two-session class.

Date: 2/20 & 22/01 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Farmstead Inn

Cost: $45.00/both days

Hand Quilting Class: Always wanted to learn "the right way" to hand-quilt, or did all that handwork seem intimidating? Here is your opportunity to learn the right technique, hand positioning and tools of the trade. Learn how to transfer a pattern to a quilt top and how to use a hoop, thimble and needle.

Date: 3/6/01 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Farmstead Inn

Cost: $20.00

Machine Appliqué Wallhanging: Learn how to use some simple stitches available on almost every sewing machine as well as fusible webbing to whip up a darling Spring Wallhanging. This class is simple and your top can be finished in one class session.

Date: 3/31/01 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00


Beginning Skill Level Classes:

Penny Rug Tablerunner: Come and learn about a little piece of Americana! Penny Rugs were made during the Civil War by industrious women using the fabrics they had on hand when cotton was in short supply – wool from old clothing and uniforms. We will be learning the hand buttonhole stitch and creating a folkart tablerunner with a lot of history.

Date: 1/25/01 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Farmstead Inn

Cost: $35.00

Learn to Quilt! Series: Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt but preferred step-by-step instructions and the assistance of an experienced instructor? The Learn to Quilt! Series is designed just for you. Journey through the creation of seven different block patterns using Quilts!, Quilts!, Quilts!!! as your text. Week by week, we will explore new blocks, master cutting & construction techniques, and learn about fabric selection. At the end of the six-week session, each student will have learned basic quilting techniques, while creating their own, unique sampler quilt. Series is 6 consecutive Wednesday nights.

Dates: Every Wed. night from 2/21/01 – 3/28/01 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Farmstead Inn Cost: $95.00/series

Quilt in a Day® Bear’s Paw: This is an excellent follow up class to Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day® Log Cabin quilt. Learn Eleanor’s unique strip piecing and multiple assembly technique to construct an American Classic!

Dates: 4/24/01 & 4/26/01 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Farmstead Inn

Cost: $45.00


Advanced Beginner Skill Level Classes:

Mystery Quilt! Midnight Madness: Come spend an evening creating something mysterious! Jean Ann Eitel, the editor of "Quilt Magazine" has designed a mystery quilt just for us. Wear comfy clothes and bring your favorite snack, because we’ll quilt until late, step-by step, and watch a patchwork creation materialize before our very eyes!

Date: 2/2/01 Time: 6:00 pm – midnight? Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00

Colorwash Irish Chain: Here is a fun and easy way to create that watercolor effect using only seven different floral fabric! This quilt is easy enough for those with just a little quilting experience and produces dramatic watercolor effects. A beautiful quilt to brighten up a room, just in time for Spring!

Date: 4/7/01 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00


Intermediate Skill Level Classes:

Feathered Star Block of the Month Program: Looking for a way to stretch your quilting skills and enjoy the camaraderie of a monthly series? Then, this is the class for you! Come join us once a month as we walk through Marsha McCloskey’s "Feathered Star Sampler" book, creating 9 fabulous Feathered Star blocks, and then finishing up the series by designing a fancy border and discussing quilting suggestions.

Dates:Third Monday of each month Time:6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location:Methodist Church

Cost: $15.00/month

Chenille Patchwork Jacket: Quilts don’t always have to be on your bed! Come learn how o make a pretty patchwork jacket using ready-made chenille and some simple blocks that combine to make a unique quilted wearable! The student will need to know some basic garment construction as well as basic quilting skills.

Date: 3/10/01 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00

Flying Geese-in-the-Cabin Quilt: A new twist on an old favorite! Come see how Flying Geese can entirely change the look of the time-honored Log Cabin block, producing a stunning quilt. If you have never worked with templates before, this is a great way to learn how to cut accurate templates and pieces.

Date: 4/21/01 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Methodist Church

Cost: $45.00