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We offer quilting classes for all levels. Drop by the store to see what we have in the works, or to request a specific class to suit your needs. We have a separate classroom with plenty of table space and a design wall.
We like our students to come prepared with the right tools to our classes to have a good experience so following is a list of what to bring to each class:
Bring your projects and ideas to NJQ’s Open Sew every Sunday from 5pm – 9pm for a friendly, informative, and fun night of not just quilts. Space is limited and we ask you to call and let us know if you are planning on joining in: (510) 797-6579. Join Willy and friends for a Sunday get-together.
Miss Belle can be found at NJQ on Wednesdays and Fridays, 4pm – 5:30pm, teaching youngsters to sew by hand and machine. There is room for 6 students, 7 – 12 years old, fee $10 per session. For more information or to sign up for class, call Belle Spring at (510) 509-5254.
Starting in January 2019, drop in beginning quilting classes will be held every Saturday 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. Take a class or drop in for help on your project. Drop in class fee is $40 for the day. We can schedule classes other days more convenient to you. Call Nancy in advance to reserve a sewing place at 510-797-6579. Space is limited to 6 students. Let us know if there is a specific pattern or technique that you would like to learn.
Beginning Quilting 1A
Learn to quilt by making this Just Can’t Cut It quilt, designed by All Washed Up. We will make the child size quilt which finishes at 51″ x 63″. You will learn to cut fabric pieces and resew them into a block. You will learn how to position your blocks so that the overall look is pleasing to you, and then how to sew them together into a quilt top. You will learn about different battings, backings, and quilting technics. When your quilt sandwich has been quilted, you will learn how to trim it and finish your quilt with binding.
This is a quick and versatile pattern that is perfect for our aboriginal fabrics. Choose our fabrics or novelty scenes, vintage or contemporary prints, or warm flannels. All you need is a focus fabric and 5 coordinating fabrics. You will get the fabric yardage requirements when you register for the class.
SCHEDULE: Saturday 10:30 – 3:30 at your convenience. Call (510) 797-6579 to register.
FEE: $110 for 4 weeks of instruction, pattern included.
Beginning Quilting 1B
In this class, you will learn four ways to make a half square triangle and will use the Tower Bridge pattern by Villa Rosa Designs to construct our quilt top. This one day class will be held on any Saturday, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Call Nancy to schedule a day convenient to you: 510-797-6579. Class fee of $50 includes pattern.
Beginning Quilting 1C
Trapezium is a quilt designed by Brenda Henning for Hoffman Fabrics and Timeless Treasures batik fabrics. Each block is made from carefully placed 42″ strips. While piecing the blocks is easy, precision and concentration are needed in following the cutting of the strip sets. The instructions are easily followed by a beginner. Below is the one we made we made from a batik strip set. This quilt can be made from any strip set of 10 light fabric strips, 10 dark fabric strips, and 20 medium strips.
Class: Saturday, April 13, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Fee: $75 dollars,including Brenda Hennings’ book, Strip Therapy 12, Relapse, published by Bear Paw Productions. All 2 1/2″ strip sets in the store are 10% off for the students of the class.
Join Victoria Johnson, a Judy Neimeyer certified instructor, to learn Judy’s paper piecing techniques on any of her patterns. The patterns are simple enough for new quilters and still challenging for experienced sewists. The Fractured Paint Box pattern, table runners and small quilts are available for beginners while more complicated patterns can be interesting for the advanced quilter. To sign up, or for more information, call Nancy at the store, (510) 797-6579.
A fee of $40 is paid to the instructor per class. Classes will meet the first Sunday of the month at 10 am. Mark your calendars. NJQ recommends the Judy Neimeyer’s Paintbox pattern as a good beginner project.
37831 Niles Blvd., in Historic Niles
Fremont, CA 94536
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“I have to tell you that whenever I enter your shop I feel like I’m visiting friends and I’m certainly greeted as one of the family. I’m looking forward to completing many fabulous quilts together.”
Check out our Gallery of New Arrivals! – Come see our newest line of unique fabrics. These marbled cotton fabrics from Quilting Treasures are wonderful! We bought 8 different colors so you would have a wide variety to choose from. And, rather than pay high prices for the hand-marbled fabrics that you see at the quilt shows, these fabrics are $12.95 per yard on good quality cotton. Check them out.