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Vol. 35 - No. 1

Appletree Quilting Center

Upcoming Events:

Spring 2020

New Spring Sewing Classes

Jan. 26..............Fall Big Reveal Feb. 1...............BERNINA Club Feb. 6 & 7.............Viking Event Feb. 8.....................Viking Club Feb. 8...........Baltimore Garden BOM begins Feb. 15.............. Botanica Park BOM begins Feb. 17.................... Give Back Monday Mar. 7................ AccuQuilt Club Mar.14.....................Viking Club Mar. 16..................... Give Back Monday Mar. 27 & 28... AccuQuilt Event Apr. 11....................Viking Club May 22 & 23.............Sewathon May 31...........Summer Classes Big Reveal

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A Publication of Appletree Quilting Center Millie Kaiser, Owner Established in 1985; 35 years in business! Millie Kaiser: Publisher & Editor Copyright

© 2020

The Magic Stop Watch, from a vintage Twilight Zone episode, in our Time to Sew Logo, above, is to help you tune out and turn off the routine of everyday life and enjoy a few minutes of sewing pleasure with us!

Contact Information: Appletree Quilting Center 2541 Bernadette Dr Columbia, MO 65203 573-446-2655 1-800-269-2655

sewing@appletreequilting.com

www.AppletreeQuilting.com

Appletree Quilting Center

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Botanica Park BOM (Finished 107” x 107”)

Greetings:

We have lined up lots of fantastic sewing classes and special events to keep you busy this spring. Our new class schedule begins on page 4 with 54 fun sewing classes including 28 new ones. For larger pictures of class projects, go to our website at: www.AppletreeQuilting.com Check out these great classes and come to our upcoming Spring Classes Reveal

Event, Sunday, January 26th. Join us for a fun time. View all the new samples, talk with our expert teachers, and enjoy refreshments. There will be lots of great door prizes, too! save up to 20% off class fees, when you register during this event! Why not bring a friend or co-worker? Classes are always more fun with a friend! New samples will be hung the following week and classes will begin the second week of February!

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Built-In Dual Feed Laser Guide

Quilt Therapy with the Epic 2 Thursday, Feb. 6th or Friday, Feb. 7th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Whether you are a sewer, a quilter or an embroiderer, you will love making this stunning curved table runner or placemats. Explore how to use your piping foot and many exclusive stitches to add texture and interest to your quilting. Join us for this exciting fun-filled event to explore the latest sewing frontier from Husqvarna Viking. Experience for yourself the amazing new features of the Epic 2. Our Viking Educator, Mickey Hudson, will be here to guide you through new techniques and learn new skills. See for yourself what the future holds!

Mickey Hudson Exclusive Event Specialist Mickey is the rare example of a natural teacher. Imbued with boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm, she has a gift for inspiring students to tap into their creative energy. Her unbridled excitement and passion for sewing generates excitement and helps students lose their fear of trying something new.

Mickey Hudson

Registration Fee: $75. This includes ALL supplies and instructions PLUS an enjoyable HoneyBaked Ham lunch, too! Page 2

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There’s a Die for That!

First Date with Bob

Friday, March 27th 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Saturday, March 28th 10:00 AM – Noon

This presentation is designed to teach the basics of converting existing rotary cut patterns to the GO! Fabric Cutting System method. Students should have already attended Cut Time, Quilt More! and GO! Beyond the Basics events. At the end of the presentation, participants will have learned magic math and how to read patterns for clues. They will also have had the opportunity to convert four rotary patterns to GO! Join Jeanne LeBron, AccuQuilt Educator, at Appletree Quilting to learn tips and techniques to get the most out of your fabric using the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutters.

Fee = $10 per Event $10 coupon upon arrival for GO! product purchases that day. Exclusive Event Die: Available to Attendees ONLY! Come see the new die! Appletree Quilting Center

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This presentation will introduce your customers to Block on Board (BOB) Dies. BOBs give quilters the ability to cut an entire block from a single die. It is perfect for beginners who might be intimidated by the cutting process. Layering different colors of fabric to make multiple block designs in one pass through the cutter will instill confidence. For those familiar with the GO! system, this presentation will open up a whole new world of die possibilities. Attendees should have already taken Cut Time, Quilt More!

Mastering GO! Qubes Saturday, March 28th 2:00 – 4:00 PM This advanced class focuses on expanding the possibilities of the GO! Qube™ Mix & Match System. Attendees should have already taken Cut Time, Quilt More! and GO! Beyond the Basics. After this presentation, attendees will be familiar with the GO! Qube grid concept and understand how to manipulate the grid to create different block sizes and designs. Page 3


Spring Classes Gift Ideas Candy Land Vinyl Bags .... with Lisa A. 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Bring a bag of candy to share and sew a quick, quilted, vinyl, zipper pouch to hold your favorite treats. This is such an unique gift! Fee $30.

Fri.

Feb. 14

Soft Book Magic .... with Jean A. 10:00 – 1:00 PM Fri. Feb. 28 B. 6:00 – 9:00 PM Wed. Mar. 11 C. 1:00 – 4:00 PM Sat. Apr. 11

Fashion Classes Easy Child’s Dress .... with Beth A. 5:30 – 9:30 PM Wed. Feb. 12 B. 9 AM – 1:00 PM Tue. Apr. 28

This super easy child’s dress sews up easily with no set-in sleeves and a clever neckline facing. You’ll love making this dress! Zip it up even faster with your serger. Beth will guide you through the simple steps to success! Sizes 2 to 7/8. Fee $45.

Hugo Top .... with Susan A. 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Mon. Mar. 30

Join Susan to create this a loose-fitting hip length top with front pleat, hidden button placket, and decorative one button closure from Sewing Workshop. Side seam vents and sleeve bands are a finishing touch that add a touch of design. You Every child should will use both your sewing machine have a library and a serger if you have one. Our and these books are the gorgeous rayon fabrics make a perfect start. Jean will teach the easy steps to creating great looking top for the warmer these adorable soft books. Appletree has many colorful spring days ahead. Pattern sizes book panels to choose from for your child or grandchild! include XS-XXL. Fee $75. Start them on the important road to early literacy. Fee $40.

Denim Bunnies .... with Lisa

A. 1:00 – 5:00 PM Sun. Mar. 1 & 8 B. 1:00 – 5:00 PM Fri. Mar. 6 & 13

Join Lisa to make this fun bunny stuffy for someone special or even for yourself! This project is an easy sew for the confident beginner. We will finish stuffing the bunny and make a dapper vest and pouch in the second class. Fee $85. Page 4

Comfy Knit Pants .... with Suzanne A. 6:00 – 9:00 PM Fri.

Apr. 24

Apr. 25

1:00 – 4:00 PM Sat.

Join Suzanne to master the easy construction of these comfy ankle-length slim pull-on knit pants, your soon to be wardrobe staple. The basic serger makes this project sew quick and easy to complete! Bring your serger to class or use one of ours. Your teacher will help perfect the fit and assist in basic serger techniques. Pattern sizes include XS-XXL. Fee $80. Appletree Quilting Center

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Bag Classes Duffle Bag .... with Suzanne A. 10:00 – 2 PM

Sat.

Feb. 15 & 29

Pack it all in style with this roomy bag! Sturdy enough for all your adventures, this is a bag that you will enjoy for years. The exterior of the bag features a handy combination slip and zippered pocket on front as well as slip pockets on each side and back. The main compartment opens with a double-slide zipper, allowing easy access to the roomy interior. Comfy side handles and an adjustable padded carrying strap allow over-the-shoulder or cross-body carrying. You’ll love the handy trolley sleeve on the back which slips over handles on rolling luggage for easy carrying. Fee $85.

Clam Up Bag .... with Suzanne A. 10:00 – 1 PM

Wed.

Mar. 11, 25

These fun and easy to make, clam bags can be made in one of five different sizes. They are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more. Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide. Attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. Fee $80.

Hand Classes Basic Hand Smocking .... with Louese A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Fri.

Mar. 6

Explore the basics of delicate geometric hand smocking used in children and adult clothing and heirloom sewing. Learn to hand smock from the master! This class is to get you started with the fundamentals. Fee $40.

English Paper Piecing .... with Suzanne A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Fri.

Mar. 20

Ring Sling Bag .... with Suzanne A. 10:00 – 2 PM

Sat.

Mar. 21 & Apr. 4

The Ring Sling has been designed as the perfect everyday bag. It is the ideal size to sit on your hip or under your arm, depending on whether you prefer a cross-body or shoulder bag. With four outer pockets as well as a slip pocket and zippered pocket inside the bag, it can carry a surprising amount! This

Join Suzanne to learn the art of English paper piecing by hand while making these fun little hexagons. Join them together to create a multitude of different shapes. Explore easy techniques to simplify the process. Fee $40.

Recommended Skill Levels for Sewing Classes:

bag is a great first structured purse. Fee $85.

Clothesline Bag .... with Suzanne

Confident Beginner

A. 10:00 – 4 PM

Intermediate

Sat.

Apr. 18

Make quick work of creating this fabric covered clothesline carryall. New construction methods will produce a neat and sturdy lined bag or basket in just a handful of hours. Join Suzanne to make this fun new bag. Fee $75. Appletree Quilting Center

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Beginner

Advanced The skill level refers to the sewing experience needed to complete the project within each class category; not the overall sewing experience of the student. Page 5


Embroidery Classes Good Bye Winter .... with Susan A. 1:00 – 5 PM Wed. Feb. 12 B. 5:00 – 9 PM Mon. Feb. 24

Whether you’re experienced in machine embroidery or a novice, Kimberbell designs are a great way to practice your basic skills or use unfamiliar products. In February, we will chase the snow away with this fun bench buddy pillow that features four different designs. We will piece a block in the hoop and machine applique the other three blocks with fabric and glitter sheets. Fee $50.

Chenille Easter Bunny

Cutwork Clutch .... with Wendy A. 10:00 – 3:00 PM

Wed.

April 1

Let’s try another fun in-the-hoop project! Join Wendy to make this stunning cutwork clutch from faux-leather directly in the hoop of your embroidery machine. A large 10” hoop would be best if you are bringing your own machine. Otherwise we can provide a machine for you to use in class. Kit supplies are included. Fee $65.

Kite Quilt in the Hoop .... with Wendy A. 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Mon.

Mar. 9 & 30

.... with Susan

A. 1:00 – 4 PM Wed. Mar. 11 B. 6:00 – 9 PM Mon. Mar. 16

Welcome spring with this cute Easter Bunny that introduces you to the technique of chenille in the hoop plus add a spark of shine with pink glitter sheet for the ears. Fee $40.

Create the blocks for this traditional Kite Quilt right in the hoop of your embroidery machine. Now you can piece and quilt consistently with beautiful results sew easily right on your embroidery machine! Fee $85.

Mug Rugs - Next Generation .... with Wendy

Epic 2 & Epic Boot Camp: Petal Power

A. 11:00 – 4 PM

Sat.

Feb. 29

Are you new to machine embroidery or just beginning to think you’d like to see what all the fuss is about? Then join Wendy for this fun class to explore the possibilities. You will be making one or two mug rugs in class, time permitting. If you already own an embroidery machine, please bring it to class. Otherwise, we will provide one for you. Mug Rugs make such fabulous gifts that I’m sure you will have friends lining up for one of your new projects! All materials and supplies for the mug rug(s) will be included in the class fee. Fee $45. Page 6

.... Susan

A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM B. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Sat.

Mar. 1 Apr. 18

Once you are familiar with the basic rules for machine embroidery with your Epic 2 or Epic, we’re going to find out when it’s appropriate to break the rules. We will expand our knowledge of threads, stabilizers and hooping techniques to create a design that is pleasing from both sides. Choose one of the free-standing lace bowls and learn how to hoop wash-away stabilizers, repeat a design, color block sort and color block merge. Then learn some tricks for rinsing out the stabilizers and shaping the pieces to dry properly. Fee $40 Appletree Quilting Center

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Embroidery Software BOM Baltimore Garden – Block of the Month .... with Marilyn 1:30 – 3:00 PM Sat.

New Block of the Month Quilt Botanica Park Block of the Month .... with Jean & Millie

Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14

Are you ready for a new challenge using your Premier+ Ultra or Premier+ 2 Ultra software? We will be putting a different twist on a traditional Baltimore Album quilt by making it all embroidery in the hoop! • Petal and leaf shading will be explored and perfected. • Different leaf veins will be used. • Baskets that truly look woven will be digitized. • Vases with lovely hand-painted effects will be featured. • Quilting in the hoop will be used. • Create a beautiful embroidered and quilted border. Ten months spent learning these techniques will make expert digitizers of us all. Class registration is $50 plus the monthly $10 class charge. Prerequisite: Students must have completed their embroidery software guide lessons prior to this class.

10:00 – 11:00 AM Sat. Feb. 15, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 21

Botanica Park BOM (Finished 107” x 107”)

Our new Block of the Month Quilt is Botanica Park designed by the Wing and a Prayer team of Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz and features 14 gorgeous Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures. This collection features a soft palette of greens, blues, blossom pinks and darker berries, plus a beautiful range of purples. The quilt highlights the colors in a traditionally pieced blooming center block surround by patchwork paths and curved sculpture garden corners. Each month Jean and Millie will provide a thorough demonstration and helpful hints for your successful completion of this stunning quilt top. Kits will be available in the colors shown or you may select your own fabrics. The fabric kit for this Block of the Month program will include all the fabrics for the top, borders, and binding. This project makes a 107” x 107” king sized quilt. The registration fee is $50. Then each month the pattern, class and fabric fee is $40 or $12 per month for pattern and class only. You may elect to attend the classes or have the kits and pattern shipped automatically. What a great way to enhance your piecing skills over the next months and create this gorgeous quilt. Please sign up soon, as we have a limited number of kits available.

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Beginning Machine Piecing

AQU 100: Machine Piecing & Quilting

Panel Fun .... with Beth

A. 6:00 – 9 PM Tue. Feb. 25 B. 6:00 – 9 PM Wed. Mar. 4

Take a favorite panel, add quick corner accent blocks and in a jiffy you’ll have a lap sized project done! Join Beth to see how to make your project sparkle! Fee $40.

Magic Rag Quilt .... with Wendy A. 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Fri.

Feb. 28

This is the easiest quilt to make! Select several of our cotton flannels and we will pre-cut and pre-fringe the blocks for you. All you have to do is sew the blocks together! The magic happens when you wash and dry the quilt allowing the prefringed seam allowances to bloom. Fee $75.

Conundrum .... with Donna

A. 10:00 – 4 PM Fri. Mar. 13

Join Donna to make this stunning log cabin quilt variation. This is a great design to feature those cool focus fabrics. The pattern provides yardage and guidelines for five different quilt sizes from crib to king. Fee $75.

Checkmate .... with Jean A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun.

Join Jean for this quick and easy Jelly Roll quilt design. Select your favorite fabric collection assortment and a coordinating background to make this stunning lap sized quilt. Jean will teach you the easy tricks to make this project a snap to make. Fee $85. Page 8

AQC University Classes .... with Millie & Marilyn

A. 6:00 – 9 PM Tue. Feb. 25, Mar. 3, 10, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21 B. 1:00 – 4 PM Wed. Feb. 26, Mar. 4, 11, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22

Would you like to learn all the tricks and secrets to successful machine quilting, we have the perfect class for you. Join the teaching staff of Appletree Quilting for this seven week course and let us guide you through all aspects of the quilting process including: 1. Fabric selection and successful tools; 2. The secrets of safe & accurate rotary cutting; 3. Accuracy, both in piecing and in pressing the blocks; 4. Setting the quilt blocks together; 5. Adding perfectly mitered borders that don’t pucker; 6. Machine quilting the quilt sandwich; 7. Binding your finished quilt and adding your label. Start with a good foundation. Learn everything you need to make beautiful quilts easily and successfully during this comprehensive Appletree Quilting University course! Students may elect to make a lap quilt, table topper, or table runner. Class notebook included. Fee $165.

AQU 200: Beyond the Basics .... with Millie & Marilyn

A. 6:00 – 9:00 PM Tue. Apr. 28, May 5, 19, June 2, 9 B. 1:00 – 4:00 PM Wed. Apr. 29, May 6, 20, June 3, 10

Mar. 22 & 29

If you have mastered quilting basics as taught in our Quilting University Class 100, then join us for level 200 to learn more advanced techniques including: 1. Improve accuracy in rotary cutting; 2. Learn precision piecing and pressing; 3. Explore other block elements including flying geese, quarter square triangles, and square in a square with fussy cut centers; 4. Learn successful techniques for on-point block layout; 5. Add perfectly mitered borders; 6. Learn more advanced quilting and binding techniques. Build on your great foundation from AQU 100. Students may elect to make a wall hanging, lap quilt, or larger quilt top. Fee $135. Appletree Quilting Center

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Appletree Color University .... with Millie & Wendy Chandelier .... with Donna A. 1:00 – 3:30 PM Mon. & Wed. Feb. 17 & 19 PLUS 11:00 – 4:00 PM Sat. & Sun. Feb. 22 & 23 B. 6:30 – 9:00 PM Mon. & Wed. Feb. 17 & 19 PLUS 11:00 – 4:00 PM Sat. & Sun. Feb. 22 & 23

Do you love to quilt but have trouble selecting fabrics that truly work well together? Then this class will help you gain the confidence and understanding you need to pull stunning quilts. This class will include an in-depth study of color theory and how it applies to fabrics. Homework exercises will help reinforce concepts studied in class. Then select your fabric for this stunning wall hanging. We will do a color paste up of the main block to check your design and then assemble your wall hanging. Class notebook included. Fee $155.

Confident Beginner Hollow Star Table Runner .... with Jean A. 10:00 – 1:30 PM B. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Mon. Sun.

Feb. 24 Apr. 19

The Hollow Star Table Runner is a quick project perfect for sewing up during winter months. Join Jean to create your own masterpiece. This strip friendly table runner requires the use of Creative Grids 60° Diamond Ruler. Fee $40.

Daisy Chain .... with Suzanne A. 10:00 – 1:00 PM Mon. Mar. 9 & 23

This is a simple to sew quilt consisting of the easy nine patch block alternating with a fun fussy cut print to create this stunning Monkey Wrench Quilt from Tula Pink! Fee $80. Appletree Quilting Center

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A. 9:00 – Noon Wed. Apr. 15 & 29

By setting this simpleto-sew block on point, you will make an elegant quilt that will light up any room. Choose jewel tones or your favorite prints. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. The quilt to the right is made with tonal gradation fabrics. Fee $80.

Lexie Quilt .... with Louese

A. 1:00 – 4 PM Fri. May 1 & 8

This is a fun quilt that can be made with a pre-cut layer cake. Or you may use your AccuQuilt cutter to make your own layer cake. It is made with all straight seams, but creates an optical illusion of lens curves. Fun and fast! Fee $80.

Intermediate Tiger Quilt .... with Suzanne

A. 10:00 – 1:00 PM Feb. 21 & Mar. 6

Fri.

This stunning tiger quilt can become a pillow, table runner or larger project. The design is created with conventional patchwork techniques. This makes a great addition for your Mizzou tailgating parties! Fee $80.

Designing with Panels .... with Millie A. 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Tue.

Mar. 31, Apr. 7 & 14

This class will give you tricks and techniques for working with preprinted panels. Panels have an innate distortion that comes from being wrapped on the bolt under tension. Learn how to straighten your panel first before adding accent blocks and borders. Receive help in designing your own original quilt. We will also explore the basics of adding a perfectly matched pieced border. Fee $125. Page 9


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AccuQuilt Die Cut Designs

Country Revival .... with Louese

Arkansas Traveler .... with Beth

This quilt is the next step in curved piecing. Each block has more than one curved surface, which adds to the challenge and the fun! Join Louese to make this modern marvel, and expand your curved piecing horizons! Fee $80.

Take your piecing to a new level of accuracy with AccuQuilt. This dye was a special offering from AccuQuilt at our event last fall. Beth will guide you through the proper techniques for cutting your units and assembling your new Arkansas Traveler table runner. Fee $45.

A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM Apr. 15 & 29

A. 5:30 – 9:30 PM Wed. B. 1:00 – 5:00 PM Tue.

Wed.

T-Shirt Quilt Magic .... with Wendy A. 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Sat. May 16 & June 20

Gather up those special t-shirts and join Wendy to make a show-stopping pieced t-shirt quilt. Learn to preserve your memories in this keepsake quilt. Explore different options for the fun pieced sashing that will add tons of character to your memory quilt. This project makes an awesome gift for someone very special. Fee $125.

Abundance Quilt .... with Wendy

A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM 11:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Sun. & Mon.

May 10 May 24 & 25

Select 20 different bold and colorful prints from our vast assortment of fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and his associates to make this gorgeous contemporary quilt. Then join Wendy to make your own Abundance quilt masterpiece. Wendy will guide you through the different steps involved to achieve your amazing new quilt. Fee $125. Page 10

Feb. 26 Mar. 3

Scrappy Pineapple .... with Wendy A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 7 & 21

The Pineapple quilt design is a classic favorite. Whether done in a two color layout or with scrappy fabric choices as in this class sample, you will enjoy putting together this stunning quilt. The GO! Pineapple Block on Board die is designed for easy piecing. There is no need to trim as you go or to paper piece. AccuQuilt cutting is simply a fast and accurate method for piecing the Pineapple block! Wendy will help you explore the tricks in AccuQuilt die cutting. Fee $80.

Diamond Ripple .... with Wendy A. 1:00 – 4:00 PM Mon.

Apr. 27 & May 11

This stunning quilt design is easily cut from an assortment of prints and backgrounds with the Diamond Corner GO! die from AccuQuilt. Bring your own cutter to class or try ours to see how you like cutting with both speed and accuracy. Wendy will guide you through the easy steps for this masterpiece. Fee $80.

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Storm at Sea .... with Donna

Spring Flowers .... with Donna

This traditional quilt pattern uses straight lines and different angles to magically create the illusion of curved piecing. While cutting all those shapes by hand would be hard, AccuQuilt makes it easy-breezy. Fee $80.

Are you ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring? This cheerful project will get you in the mood and you won’t even have to remember to water these flowers! AccuQuilt’s dies let you build an entire garden of beautiful blooms that will last longer than the real ones. Join us to create your own spring masterpiece. Fee $80.

A. 9:00 – Noon

Thr.

May 14 & 28

Machine Applique Basic Machine Applique .... with Susan A. 9:00 – Noon B. 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Wed. Feb. 19 Mon. Mar. 23

Learn the joys of decorating tote bags, hand towels or clothing with machine raw edge applique. First learn Susan’s trick for transferring designs to the lightest weight fusible web on the market. Then we will cut out the shapes and design our layout. Discover a variety of decorative stitches on your machine while learning where to start stitching and how to pivot around tricky corners and curves for a beautiful effect. Fee $40.

A. 9:00 – Noon

Thr.

Apr. 16 & 30

Seahorse Collage .... with Donna A. 9 – Noon

Wed.

May 13 & 27

More fun than a jigsaw puzzle, this project uses clever new techniques to create a one-of-a-kind showpiece that will impress one and all. If you can cut, trace and iron, you too can make this beauty! Don’t miss out on this new quilting adventure. Fee $80.

Easter Egg Table Runner .... with Donna A. 9:00 – Noon

Wed.

Mar. 4 & 18

Recommended Skill Levels for Sewing Classes:

Beginner

Confident Beginner Intermediate Advanced With Easter coming, this whimsical table topper will keep you smiling. Bright, fun fabrics and simple shapes make this easy appliqué project one you’ll want to make for all those special people in your life who are youngat-heart. Fee $80. Appletree Quilting Center

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Quilt Finishing Classes Machine Quilting, Plus! .... with Marilyn A. 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Sat.

May 2

It’s not a quilt until it’s quilted! Join Marilyn to learn basic machine quilting techniques. Learn how to layer the quilt sandwich and quilt it with stitch-in-the-ditch and straight line quilting. If you have a programmable computerized machine, Marilyn will show you how to do mock hand quilting easily by machine. Then, if you have an embroidery machine, explore computerized quilting in the hoop. Fee $75.

Perfect Quilt Binding .... with Marilyn A. 6:00 – 9 PM Tue. Apr. 21 B. 1:00 – 4 PM Wed. Apr. 22

Is your quilt binding lumpy and uneven with rounded corners and poor miters? Many prize worthy quilts have failed due to shoddy binding. Learn the basic techniques of applying perfect quilt binding with either straight grain or bias strips. Master continuous bias binding and precise mitered corners on both the front and back sides. Fee $40.

Edge to Edge Quilting in the Hoop .... with Jean A. 10:00 – 4 PM Mon. Feb. 10 B. 10:00 – 4 PM Fri. Apr. 10

Put your embroidery machine to good use. Now you can do easy edge to edge quilting in the embroidery hoop. Let Jean help you use this easy-connect quilting technique with specialty embroidery files to do your own

Walking Foot Quilting .... with Suzanne A. 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Mon.

Apr. 13

Walking foot quilting is one of the easiest ways to quilt on your home sewing machine. It is faster and requires less practice than free motion quilting. We will explore a variety of patterns in class. Fee $75.

Basic Free Motion Quilting .... with Helen A. 10:00 – 4:00 PM Wed.

Mar. 18

Spend a day with Helen to explore basic free motion quilting techniques. You may start with a small wall hanging or fun panel for the class project. Learn the basic motions and skills needed to let your stitching flow smoothly and effortlessly. Explore multiple basic design elements in class. Soon you too will be doing amazing free motion quilting. Fee $75.

Advanced Free Motion Quilting .... with Helen A. 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Fri.

Apr. 3

Take your free motion skills to the next level in this class with Helen. We will be working with Hoffman’s digital “Dream Big” dahlia panel in several color options. Explore a variety of feather work techniques as you work to complete your masterpiece. Prerequisite: Basic Free Motion class or equivalent. Fee $75.

Ruler Play .... with Helen

A. 10:00 – 4 PM Tue. Apr. 21

edge to edge quilting projects! It is sew easy! Fee $75.

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This class will teach you how to quilt with rulers. We will begin with the basics of ruler work and how to set up your machine and work area. Then explore the easy tricks for success. Learn how to plan your design and mark your quilt for best results. Prerequisite: Basic Free Motion class or equivalent. Fee $75. Appletree Quilting Center

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Quilting Classes

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Beginning Thread Painting .... with Helen A. 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Tue.

May 12

Take your free motion skills to a whole new level as you begin to explore thread painting techniques. You will learn how to add greater depth and dimension to your designs with different threads and stitches. Prerequisite: Basic Free Motion class or equivalent. Fee $75.

Open Sewing Classes Make It Mondays .... with Louese & Jean 1:00 – 8:00 PM

Mon.

Feb. 3, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4

Remember the first Monday of the month to join Louese and Jean at Appletree Quilting for an afternoon and evening of fun sewing time. Wrap up all those unfinished projects! Come early and stay late! We will provide the main dish for dinner. Please consider bringing a dish or snack to share! Join us for only $20 per session.

Finish It Friday Evenings .... with Jean & Louese 5:00 PM – Midnight

Fri.

Feb. 21, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15

Join Jean and Louese for a night of fun and time to wrap up all those unfinished projects! Come early and stay late! We will provide the main dish for dinner. Please consider bringing a dish or snack to share! Join us for only $20 per session.

Recommended Skill Levels for Sewing Classes:

Beginner

Confident Beginner Intermediate Advanced The skill level refers to the sewing experience needed to complete the project within each class category; not the overall sewing experience of the student. Appletree Quilting Center

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4th Annual Memorial Breast Cancer Sew-a-thon Friday and Saturday, May 22th and 23rd, Appletree Quilting Center will host our 4th Annual Memorial Breast Cancer Sew-a-thon to make comfort pillows for breast cancer patients.

Give Back Sewing Days Give Back Sew-Ins .... with Beth, Staff & Friends 11:00 – 5 PM

Mon.

Feb. 17, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 22 & 23

Join Beth, the Appletree Quilting Center staff, and our dear customers one day a month to donate your time and talents for worthy causes in the community. We support a variety of different community groups and charities. Here is our schedule for the next few months: February: Bags for Books--Program for at Risk Kindergarten Readers in Columbia Public Schools. March & April: Quilts for Adults at local Medicaid Nursing Homes. May 22 & 23: 4th Annual Breast Cancer Sew-A-Thon We will be making Cancer Comfort Pillows for Breast Cancer Patients with the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Please join us by helping for an hour or a day to give back to the community. No special skills are required, just a willingness to help. Appletree Quilting will provide the space, machines, fabric, sewing guidance, plus snacks and chocolate, of course! If you have any clean usable fabric to donate for our causes, we would greatly appreciate the donation. Bless you. There is no charge for Give Back Sew-Ins, just free fun and fellowship plus our heartfelt gratitude and God’s blessings to all! Page 13


Machine Guide Lessons If you purchased your Viking or BERNINA machine or software from AQC, your guide lessons are FREE and you may repeat them as often as you like (space permitting). If you purchased your machine elsewhere and would like to take your owner’s guide lessons with Appletree Quilting, you must register for the complete set of lessons provided for your particular machine or software: If the class meets: one time, the fee will be $150; two times, the fee will be $300; three times, the fee will be $450; or four times, the fee will be $600. Please register for guide classes at least one week prior to the beginning of a class series.

VIKING Guide Lessons Machine Guide Lessons: Please bring your sewing machine or serger, manual, foot control, power cord, and all the accessories to class. Embroidery machine owners do not need to bring their embroidery units to class until the third week.

Older Embroidery Machines, Serger & HandiQuilter Guide Lessons By special appointment only. If you purchased your older embroidery machine, serger, or longarm quilter from AQC, your guide lessons are free. If you purchased elsewhere, there will be a charge of $75 per hour with a one hour minimum.

Viking Software Guide Lessons: Please bring your laptop with the current software installed and your dongle to class. If you need assistance installing your software, please make a special appointment prior to the class dates. We do not have class time for installation. Premier Plus Embroidery A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Feb. 16 & 23

Premier Plus Modify

A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sun. Mar. 8 & 15

Premier Plus Cross Stitcher A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Mar. 29

Premier Plus Create

A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sun. Apr. 19 & 26

Lessons for Basic Viking Machines A. 6:00 – 8:30 B. 1:00 – 3:30 C. 6:00 – 8:30 D. 1:00 – 3:30 E. 6:00 – 8:30

PM PM PM PM PM

Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue.

Feb. 4 Mar. 3 Apr. 7 May 5 June 2

This class is for owners of basic Viking sewing machines including 100Q, Eden Rose 250M, Tribute 145M, Emerald 183, 118 and 116, and the E20 or equivalent. This class will cover basic machine operation and maintenance.

Lessons for Computerized Viking Machines A. 6:00 – 8:30 B. 1:00 – 3:30 C. 6:00 – 8:30 D. 1:00 – 3:30 E. 6:00 – 8:30

PM PM PM PM PM

Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue.

Feb. 11, 18 Mar. 10, 17 Apr. 14, 21 May 12, 19 June 9, 16

This class is for owners of computerized Viking sewing machines including Brilliance 75Q, Sapphires, Opals, Eden Rose 250C, Tribute 140C, or equivalent. The first class of each session will cover basic machine operation and maintenance. The second class will cover additional features and programming.

Lessons for Epic 2, Epic, Brilliance 80 & Epic 980Q A. 1:00 – 4:00 B. 6:00 – 9:00 C. 1:00 – 4:00 D. 6:00 – 9:00 E. 1:00 – 4:00

PM PM PM PM PM

Thr. Thr. Thr. Thr. Thr.

Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 5 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2 Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25

This class is for owners of the top of the line Viking Epic 2, Epic, and Brilliance 80 embroidery machines or Epic 980Q (sessions 1-3 for 980Q). Page 14

Class & Special Event Policies Your class fee is due at registration. This guarantees your place in class. Class size is limited. So please register early. Sometimes a great class is cancelled because people wait to the last minute to register. Each class needs a minimum enrollment at least three days before it begins. Full refunds or store credits will be issued only if the class is cancelled by AQC due to bad weather or insufficient registration. Any class cancellation made by the student must be received 7 days before the class in order to receive a store credit less a $5 processing fee; no refunds will be given. Credits or refunds are not available on special events. You will receive a class supply list upon registration. Students will receive a 15% discount off all nonsale fabrics and notions for class supplies. Please inform the sales personnel that you are buying supplies for a class. We truly appreciate your support when purchasing class supplies only from Appletree Quilting Center. No other quilt shop in the mid-Missouri area offers you the quality and selection of classes and fabrics from which to choose. Bring your own sewing machine to class or you may reserve one of our regular class room machines at no additional charge. Please be prompt! Everyone’s time is valuable. Please do not wear heavy perfume or cologne to class. Please turn cell phones off or to vibrate mode. Please come to class prepared. Please call if you are unable to attend a class session. Appletree Quilting Center

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BERNINA Guide Lessons

Machine Guide Lessons: Please bring your

sewing machine or serger, manual, foot control, power cord, and all the accessories to class. Embroidery machine owners do not need to bring their embroidery units to class until the third and fourth week.

Lessons for Bernettes and BERNINA Sewing Machines through the 5 Series A. 1:00 – 3:30 B. 6:00 – 8:30 C. 1:00 – 3:30 D. 6:00 – 8:30 E. 1:00 – 3:30

PM PM PM PM PM

Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue.

Feb. 4, 11, 18 Mar. 3, 10, 17 Apr. 7, 14, 21 May 5, 12, 19 June 2, 9, 16

This class is for owners of any current Bernette or BERNINA sewing machines including Bernette Seville, London 5, Chicago 5 & 7, and BERNINA 300 and 500 series models purchased from Appletree Quilting Center. Class #1: Basic machine operation and maintenance. for all machines in this category. Class #2: Additional features and programming for BERNINA 300 and 500 series models. Class #3: Embroidery features for Chicago 7 and BERNINA 560 (if applicable) and 580/590.

BERNINA 7 & 8 Series Embroidery Machines A. 6:00 – 9:00 B. 1:00 – 4:00 C. 6:00 – 9:00 D. 1:00 – 4:00 E. 6:00 – 9:00

PM PM PM PM PM

Thr. Thr. Thr. Thr. Thr.

Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 5 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2 Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25

This class is for owners of any current BERNINA series 7 or 8 sewing machines including the 700, 710, 740, 750, 760, 770, 780, 790, and 880 purchased from AQC. Class #1: Basic machine operation and maintenance. Class #2: Additional features and programming for all machines in this category. Class #3: Quilting and stitch regulator; Plus other optional accessories. Class #4: Additional embroidery features for BERNINA 750, 770, 780, 790, 880 and 880 Select. If you have purchased a 750, 760 or 770 with embroidery, 780, 790, or 880, please bring your embroidery unit to class #3 and class #4. BERNINA Software Guide Lessons: Please bring your laptop with the current software installed to class. If you need assistance installing your software, please make a special appointment prior to the class dates.

The Basics & Editing

Basic Machine Lessons This special class is for our customers who do not have a Viking or Bernina and are in need of basic machine instruction. Please bring your sewing machine, manual, foot control, and power cord. We will cover basic operation and maintenance only. Computerized programming or embroidery will not be covered. Class fee = $25.

Lessons for Basic Sewing Machines A. 2:00 – 4:00 B. 6:00 – 8:00 C. 2:00 – 4:00 D. 6:00 – 8:00 E. 2:00 – 4:00

PM PM PM PM PM

Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue.

Feb. 25 Mar. 24 Apr. 28 May 26 June 23

Golden Apple Clubs Join us for one or both of our two clubs to learn lots of new sewing, quilting, embroidery, and software techniques. Plus, share great ideas, motivation, tips, problems, and laughter with all your sewing friends at Appletree Quilting Center.

VIKING Club Meets Monthly on the second Saturday at 10:00 AM Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, & Dec. 12

All customers of AQC are welcome to join regardless of the brand of machine you own. Appletree Viking Club dues are $75 for the year. Members receive a 10% discount on all nonsale fabric and notion purchases. The discount alone is worth the cost of membership!

BERNINA Club Meets Bi-Monthly on the first Saturday at 10:00 AM Feb. 1, Apr. 4, June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3, & Dec. 5

All customers of AQC are welcome to join regardless of the brand of machine you own. Appletree BERNINA Club dues are $40 for the year. Members receive a 10% discount on all nonsale fabric and notion purchases. Join both Viking Club and BERNINA Club for only $100.

AccuQuilt Club

A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Feb. 9 & 16

Meets Bi-Monthly on the first Saturday at 10:00 AM Mar. 7, Apr. 25, June 27, Aug. 29, Nov. 7, & Dec. 5 or 12

A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Mar. 15 & 22

A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. Apr. 26

All customers of AQC are welcome to join. Appletree AccuQuilt Club dues are $40 for the year. Members receive a 10% discount on all nonsale fabric and notion purchases.

A. 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. May 3

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