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APRIL 2017 

(Listings are in order by date of first class.)

Quilting, Sewing, & Mixed Media Classes

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Trout Collage

Jean Wells
Sunday, April 2

trout collage with jean wellsBack by popular demand!
Let's learn the art and technique of collage design while creating a trout placemat or wall hanging to beautify your home! Jean Wells is a master of collage and color. Fabric kits for this class are already prepared with fusing so the focus is on learning how to blend many fabrics to create an array of color that integrate into a whole effect. It's an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills of collage.

Materials Cost: $28.00 includes pattern and prepared collage fabric.

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guatemalan medley quilt class


Guatemalan Medley

Sue McMahan
April 6 9:00-1:00

Join Sue as she shares her unique quilt design, adapted from a Guatemalan coverlet that was her initial inspiration. You will learn precision piecing, have assistance with your fabric choices, and enjoy the fun of design. The striped fabrics and the contrasting dark fabrics are key. Come and explore some new quilting possibilities!

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Bendy Bag, Sweetpea Pod, and a Fobio

Pam Raby
Saturday, April 8

sweat pea bagsJoin Pam in making a trio of Joan Hawley bags. It's a "Lazy Girl Fest"! Students will make at least one each of a Bendy Bag, Sweetpea Pod and a Fobio, all using Lazy Girl patterns. The Bendy Bag is a handy, small zipper bag perfect to contain hand sewing supplies or phone accessories. With the large triangles left over from our Bendy Bags, we will make palm sized Sweetpea pods, a perfect size for Wonder Clips. In addition, make the Fobio key fob that can be used for keys or handles for the Bendy and Sweetpea Pods.

You will learn clever ways to install zippers, how to put zipper pulls onto zipper tape and the types of fusible interfacings and battings that work well for this trio of projects. It 's guaranteed to be a day to create three fun projects!

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crosscut quilt classCrosscut Quilt

Pam Raby
Sunday April 9 9:00-4:00

Join Pam in learning an exciting new "crosscut" technique designed by Debbie Jeske and create an extraordinary quilt top! The X blocks are constructed and sewn together improv style. New blocks are then cut from the quilt top, which are assembled into the final quilt, incorporating scraps as you go. This process is a great combination of improv, a dash of structure, and "let's use up some scraps!" You will need a background collection of 10" squares (or layer cakes) and contrasting colorful 1 to 1 1/2" strips. Rev up those rotary cutters and grab those scraps, for a day of Crosscut joy!

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painted forest


Painted Forest

Janet Storton
Mon, April 10 & Tues, April 11 9:00-4:00

Allow the magic of the forest come to life in this "Painted Forest" quilt designed by Scott Hansen. Join Janet as you embark together on the journey of color and fabric selection, creative building of the trees and mixing textures.

Required: Painted Forest pattern by Scott Hansen/ 15% class discount is applied to pattern cost.

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block printing valori

Advanced Studio Block Printing & Home Decor

Valori Wells
Friday April 28 3:00-8:00
Sat & Sun, April 29 & 30 9:00-3:00

Join Valori in expanding your block print carving and printing skills for the first two days. On the third day, make a home decor item with the fabric you have printed in class. For example: a pillow, table runner, couch throw, or any decor item you choose. Val is an energetic and passionate teacher who loves block printing, and uses her expert skill professionally as a fabric designer. This is an opportunity to learn and broaden your knowledge from the best!

Required: previous block printing class with either Valori or Jean.
Lab Fee: $20

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Customer Appreciation Days

Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, 2017

Join us as we celebrate YOU, our spectacular customers!
Enjoy free demonstrations, refreshments and drawings for fabulous prizes:
A brand new sewing machine and one of five $50 gift certificates (good for fabric, books, patterns, notions, yarn, and Twigs home accessories). It is our pleasure to welcome Tonye Belinda Phillips as our featured instructor for this event.

Come drop in, so we may show our appreciation to "You," our wonderful Customers!

Enter the Drawing for a NEW EverSewn Sparrow 25 SEWING MACHINE*
Five $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES for the Stitchin' Post/Twigs,
And a $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE towards a Retreat/Workshop.
Watch for your postcard in the mail!

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Featured Quilter - Tonye Phillips
Pincushions & Pinpillows - Intro to Wool Applique' - Cascade Cones

Tonye was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she learned the love of many kinds of hand work from her mother: crewel embroidery, sewing, counted cross-stitch, and knitting. Then, in 1992, she fell in love with quilting. Growing up with all of that hand sewing carried over to her quilting.
She has has lived in the tiny mountain community of Camp Sherman, Oregon since 1972, and is constantly inspired by this beautiful world we live in and all of the creative people she gets to meet through quilting. Her applique work is beautifully presented in her book, "Hand Appliqued Quilts, Beautiful Designs & Simple Techniques."

We will also have Morning & Afternoon Sales (15% off selected items), Demos, "Make-It & Take-It" Activities, & "Tea Party" Themed Refreshments, so stop by and enjoy all that we have to offer!



Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
10am - 11am: Make & Take with Vaunell (Sweet Pea Pods)
11am - Noon: Bag Demo with Becky
Noon - 1pm: Make A Fish with Cheryl
1pm - 2pm: Make & Take with Vaunell (Sweet Pea Pods)
2pm - 3pm: Bag Demo with Becky
2pm - 3pm: Knitting Demo with Katie
3pm - 4pm: Make A Fish with Cheryl

We didn't forget you!
Get a free gift with your website order, April 20-22.

(excludes classes & workshops)

Customer Appreciation Days Workshops
with Tonye B. Phillips

pincushion class with tonye phillips

Pincushions & Pinpillows
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
9-4 pm

These little pincushions are great little studies in design, wonderful gifts for special friends, and so much fun to create! No one that I know could possibly have too many pincushions! So, have at it, and take warning….you may not be able to stop!

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

intro to wool applique with tonye phillipsIntro to Wool Applique'
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Friday, April 21, 2017
9-4 pm

Get started with wool applique using a classic basket shape. Work on one small block, just think of it as a tester. Maybe you have always wanted to try a little wool applique but didn’t want to make a big commitment. You will learn the wool applique stitch plus a few other decorative stitches. Your hands will be so soft!

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cascade cones wool applique class with tonye phillips

Cascade Cones
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9-4 pm

What better idea for a small wall-hanging quilt than Pine Cones? We are surrounded by wonderful textured and shaped cones here in Central Oregon. Keep the shapes simple and practice a bit of hand applique at the same time.

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Quilt 'Til You Wilt Beach Retreat

Overleaf Lodge, Yachats, Oregon
(Price does not include lodging)

Thurs-Sun, Apr 20-23, 2017**
Thurs-Sun, Apr 27-30, 2017**(FULL)

overleaf lodge quilting retreat


Thinking of the beach has us at the Stitchin' Post thinking of our annual Beach Retreat. Every year it is sold out. Come join us at Overleaf Lodge in Yachats, OR. Due to the high demand of this super fun event, all registrations are paid in full at time of registration.

The 2nd session is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.

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*Price includes 4-day access to the Overleaf Conference Center, three lunches and daily snacks. You are responsible for booking your room(s).

**Check-in 3 pm; check-out 11 am. For more information, go to www.overleaflodge.com.

Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop

Apr 27-30, 2017

To download the map and a list of participating shops, click here. (1.3 Mb PDF)


Knitting & Crochet Classes

Churchmouse ClassicsKnitted Shoulder Cozy

Paula Johnson
Tuesdays, April 11 & 18 10:00-1:00

You can call it a capelet, or a poncho, or a cowl. Join Paula in creating the perfect touch of warmth for all seasons. You will learn how to knit in the round, garter stitch in the round, how to combine yarns, E-Cast on and stretchy bind off. Make a beautiful garment and broaden your skills!

Pattern purchase required. ($6 less 15% class discount.)

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

dailey park cowlDailey Park Cowl

Pat Drake
Mondays, April 17 & April 24 10:00-1:00

Join Pat in knitting the "Dailey Park Cowl". Cowls are on the shortlist of wardrobe staples! Come, learn and enhance your wardrobe with the perfect fashion accessory. It is edged at the top with a K1/P1 rib. This basketweave cowl is as easy to knit as it is to wear. Worked in a Spring worsted weight yarn, the Dailey Park Cowl is sure to be a favorite of the season!

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

ainple toe up socks knitting class



Simple Toe Up Socks

Paula Johnson
Tuesdays: April 25, May 2 & May 9 10:00-1:00

Join Paula in this new knitting class! The pattern is from Churchmouse Yarns. The knitted socks begin at the toe and work its way up the calf. It's an opportunity to learn a new way of constructing socks. You will also learn the magic loop and a new way of knitting the heel. Have fun making socks for any season!

Pattern purchase required. ($8 less 15% class discount.)

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Color Key for Classes:

Quilting and Sewing Classes have a White border.

At Quilting & Mixed Media classes are in Orange.

Beginning Quilting & Sewing Classes are in Purple.

Special Events are in Red.

Retreats & Workshops from Nationally Known Instructors are in Navy Blue.

Knitting & Crochet Classes are in Light Blue.

Clubs are in Yellow.


Class Registration Policies & Procedures

The following applies to all classes offered in this Class Schedule:

What do I need for class?
Each class has a Supply List. There may be additional Kit or Lab Fees for special supplies, such as freezer paper, fabric paints, special templates, etc. Fabric requirements will be listed in your supply list. Some classes require preparation prior to your first class, e.g., pre-cutting fabric, bringing design ideas, etc. Once you register for your class and receive your Supply List, you will receive a 15% discount on all required supplies. To receive the discount, you must have your Supply List with you when you make your purchase..

Registration Procedures
Pre-registration and payment are required. Register during our Fall/Winter Preview Party and receive a 10% discount on the fee. You may register by phone (541-549-6061) or at the store. You receive a 10% discount any time you register on-line at www.stitchinpost.com/classes.html (Sorry, discount does not apply to Clubs, Special Events, Retreats, or Workshops.))

Class Cancellation Policy
You must cancel at least TEN DAYS prior to the class for a full refund. If the Stitchin’ Post cancels a class, you may take a store credit or request a refund. (Does not Apply to Workshops)

Sometimes We Cancel a Class….
On occasion we will cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We make that decision ten (10) days before the scheduled class. We recommend that you call to confirm that the class has met its minimum enrollment and will go on as scheduled. The safest bet is to do your class purchases within ten (10) days of the class date.

(For Cancellation Policies for Workshops & Retreats, see information at the bottom of this page.)

What are my Basic Sewing Supplies (BSS)?
BSS includes sewing machine in good working order, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler, scissors, tape measure, pencil, pins, and seam ripper.

Winter Weather Alert!
Weather can be unpredictable here in Central Oregon. When winter weather affects driving conditions, our priority is safety! Please note that if the Sisters School District is closed due to weather conditions, we will also cancel class that day. We will reschedule the class for another day, based on classroom and instructor availability.

A Friendly Reminder For A Healthy Classroom
If you have a cold, flu symptoms, or a lingering cough, please be considerate of fellow classmates and the instructor by staying home and taking care of yourself. Call the store in advance to let us know you are not feeling well, and we will do what we can to accommodate your illness.
Along the same lines, we have many students who are sensitive to perfumes and scented lotions; please avoid wearing such products to class.
Thank you!