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


outside the lines workshop with jean wellsOutside The Lines

Jean Wells Keenan
Saturday, October 1 8:30-2:30
& Sunday, October 2 9:30-3:30

The quilts from Gee's Bend have fascinated me since I first saw them. They are the inspiration for this workshop. Working intuitively is a fun approach to quilt design and can produce astounding results. In this workshop we will explore design options as well as techniques with some exercises and then participate in a discussion on color. The rest of the time will be spent on your own exploration into working "Outside the Lines". Your challenge will be to work in a color palette new to you and to explore design. Refer to my books Journey to Inspired Art Quilting and Intuitive Color and Design for ideas.

  • We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.


beyond beginning quilting classBeyond Beginning

Lawry Thorn
October 3, 4, 5 & 25

The idea of this class is to perfect piecing techniques and learn new cutting shortcuts, while making a quilt in the size you desire. Learn how to use the half-square triangle and the quarter-square triangle rulers to help your cutting and piecing skills become more accurate. That's decreasing your cutting time and increasing your accuracy…woohoo! You'll make 6" blocks while you will learn how they "fit" inside larger Sawtooth Stars or other 12" finished blocks. Lawry will instruct on various settings for the blocks, and you will choose your own setting.

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Stitch Sampler

Patricia Drake
October 3, 10, 17 & 24

stitch sampler You're invited to join with us in learning several different stitch patterns. The 12" x 12" block patterns will become more advanced as we proceed through the class sessions. Let's discuss the seaming of and opportunities to use knitted blocks. It is your choice which stitch patterns you use in the completed blocks.  These darling finished blocks can be used to complete a throw, an afghan or throw pillows. Gauge, and its importance, is a major part of this class. Come and start your mastery of the knitted block.

  • We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.


beginning knitting 102Beginning Knitting 102*

Paula Johnson
October 4, 11 & 18

This is a class for advanced beginners who know the basics of knitting such as casting on, knitting, purling,
and binding off.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

*Book purchase required: Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitter’s Guide by Debbie Stoller ($15.95 less 15% class discount.)

  • We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.


Holiday Headbands

holiday knitted headbands with pat drakePatricia Drake
October 4, 11 & 18

A great stocking stuffer class! Three headbands in three weeks! Each session will begin with the distribution of the headband pattern. During class, we will cast on and work the project. The three patterns are different and distinct. At the end of the series, everyone will have completed three headbands to use as holiday gifts and know how to make more at home.

  • We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

doodle quilting


Doodling Quilting

June Jaeger
October 8

Come doodle around with June and learn a variety of quilting designs from background stitching to vines, feathers, and more. Get ready to enjoy your creativity and discover what you've been holding back!

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Jen Kingwell

My Small World

October 9 - 10, 2016


my samll world quilt workshop with jen kingwell

At the Stitchin' Post
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sun 10:00-4:00, October 9
Mon 9:00-4:00, October 10

All the way from Melbourne Australia comes Jen Kingwell, ready to teach you her tricks and tips to her My Small World quilt. This 52" x 33" gem has an inherent scrappy palette that seeks to get comfy with your stash and scraps. Join Jen for her 2-day workshop where you, too, can create your own small world.

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This class is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.


Guild Night Out with Jen Kingwell

Monday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Light refreshments provided.

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Sue Spargo / Tonye Belinda Phillips

October 15 - 19, 2016

sue saprgo & tonye phillips

Sue Spargo was born in Zambia, raised in South Africa, and later moved to England. This shift between two very different environments and cultures has inspired many of her designs. Sue is particularly influenced by the energy and color of traditional African designs. All these early experiences combined to stir her love of "primitive" arts and crafts, and grew into a focus on folk-art. Sue now lives in the United States, where she has met many wonderful quilt enthusiasts who have added abundantly to her knowledge and creativity.

Tonye Belinda Phillips is a quilt designer living and creating in Camp Sherman, Oregon. Tonye's work is bright, colorful and whimsical. She has always loved the folk art style with a contemporary twist. Tonye works mainly in 100% cotton fabrics but likes to experiment with other fibers too. Her biggest love is needle-turn appliqué, which you will find consistently on most of her quilts. Her first book, Hand Appliquéd Quilts, Whimsical Designs & Simple Techniques, was published in 2008.

Please Note: Sue will be unavailable this October, so Tonye will be teaching in her place.

wool flower piecing

Folk Art Quilting: Stix & Stones
(with Tonye Phillips)
At the Stitchin' Post
Was $450 - New price: $325
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday - Monday, October 15 – 17. 2016
9-4 pm

Join Tonye at the Stitchin' Post for Sue Spargo's newest passion: playing with wool and machine piecing. Tonye will guide you along in your journey as you construct uniquely pieced squares that you can develop into a pillow top, tote, or a lap-sized quilt. You’ll then add a little applique and embellishment to give it that “Sue Spargo” touch.

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Creative Stitching (with Tonye Phillips)
At the Stitchin' Post
Was $250 - New price: $125
2-day workshop (includes lunch)
Tuesday - Wednesday, October 18-19, 2016
9-4 pm

Join Sue for for an embroidery workshop like no other! Many of Sue's students have requested a class that concentrates on her emboidery techniques, and this is her response to those requests. Come to class with a finished applique project from one of Sue's classes, and Sue will help you to make decisions on which threads and stitches to use, and where.

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This class is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.

creative stitching workshop with Sue Spargo

farm girl fridays

Farm Girl Fridays Club

Becky Van Verst
October 21, December 9, January 13,
February 10, March 10 & April 14

Come see this exciting collection of vintage-style quilt blocks with farm-girl flare! There are 45 blocks in all, so the ideas for block-settings combinations are limitless!

Join Becky once a month on Farm Girl Fridays for scrap swaps, block exchanges, and buckets of fun! Club time will be used for fabric cutting only…no need to bring a sewing machine for this social network.

  • We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.
    *Book purchase required: Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt ($25.95 less 15% class discount.)

magpie manor

Magpie Menagerie

Bobi Sue Herring
October 22 & 23

Come immerse yourself head first into a world free of restrictions. Join Bobi Sue and be part of her gypsy tribe of misfits in class. We'll learn the eclectic detailing of textile arts and dabble into several techniques. From raw-edge needle-turn appliqué, couching, embroidery and her very own nubby twist edges. You'll start the pillow background before class with her Magpie Manor pattern you receive at your registration. Then, watch as birds flock to your work and flowers start to bloom. You'll learn to free form and break all the rules with her uninhibited styling!! Come Play!

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holiday postcards with tonye phillips

Holiday Fabric Postcards

Tonye Phillips
Oct 24

With the holidays approaching quickly on the calendar, join with Tonye to learn how to make personalized fabric postcards to give to the special people in your life. They are so much fun! The sky is the limit on what you can create and you can customize your postcard for any holiday.

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Santa Factory class with Lawry Thorn


Santa Factory Sessions 2 & 3

Lawry Thorn
Price adjusted for two remaining classes! $30
Oct 24 & Nov 14

We are abounding in Santa's just in time for Christmas! Three jolly old St. Nicks will joyfully emerge from your very own merry little workshop. Come join the fun!
Pattern purchases required.

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(Note: the large Santa in the back of the photo was made in the first class, and will not be repeated--the October class features the tall Santa on the left, and November features the two Santas in the front.)

Fabric Painting with Inks


Fabric Painting With Inks

June Jaeger
Oct. 26 & 27

Here is your chance to do create a unique, one-of-a-kind fabric painting on fabric using inks as paints. Bring a photo of what you want to paint. We will enlarge it onto high-grade fabric, and you will learn the "dry-brush" method of painting on fabric. You will not be limited to realism. Texture and innovative painting will also be covered. Finishing and quilting to enhance your painting will be discussed.

  • We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.



Pam Raby
Saturday, Oct 29 9:00-4:00
& Sunday, Oct 30 10:00-4:00

sequoia quilt by pam rabyInspired by the majestic, breathtaking Sequoias and Coastal Redwoods of Southern Oregon and Northern California, explore color gradations with the bold, striking Sequoia block and quilt. The block was stimulated by the historic 54-40 or Fight block that dates from the 1846 boundary dispute between Great Britain and America. You will learn to use the "V-Block Trimmer," a trim-down ruler from Studio 180 Design that makes easy work of the triangular units for the trees and border. Block sizes are 24", 18" or 12". Projects include a lap quilt, wall quilt, pillows and a table runner. So cute!

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Jean Wells


October 31 – Nov 4, 2016


color, texture, stitch class by jean wells

At the Stitchin' Post
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, October 31 – Nov 4, 2016
9-4 pm

Follow color wherever it leads you and let it help to tell your story! Being spontaneous with color and at the same time exploring stitch and simple surface design techniques you will create beautiful layered like textured fabrics to use in your quilts. Time will be spent on composition techniques that incorporate this type of textiles. For further ideas review Jean’s books from C&T, Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting.

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This class is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.



Color Key for Classes:

Quilting and Sewing Classes have a White border.

Art Quilting Classes are in Orange.

Beginning Quilting & Sewing Classes are in Purple.

Knitting & Crochet Classes are in Blue.

Clubs (In-Person Only) are in Yellow.

Clubs (In-Person or by Mail) are in Green.

Clubs (In-Person & On-Line) are in Pink.


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 (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!