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January Newsletter

101 Central, Great Falls, MT 59401 406-727-1757
Hours:  Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm  Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Happy New Year from Big Sky Quilts!!!


2018 brings new classes, special events and more opportunities for creativity.

Visit the Great Falls Public Library to enjoy an exhibit of quilts from Big Sky Quilts and pottery created by Lisa Botti

301 2nd Ave N

Free exhibit runs through February

Sign up now for classes starting in January and February

            January 17 and 18—Stack and Whack Tote Bag

            January 23—Shade Innovations

            February 1—Quilting 101



Handi Quilter Educational Event, March 28 – 31, 2018

Featuring Art and Stitch and HQ Pro-Stitcher





Purchase a JanomeHorizon Memory Craft 9400 or Memory Craft 6700P sewing machine at great savings and receive a free gift of a universal sewing table valued at $599.00. Visit the shop to check out special pricing on other Janome sewing, embroidery and quilting machines.


Longarm quilting is now available.

Bring in your completed quilt top, select quilting design, backing and binding.

We will finish it for you.



Registration for classes can be in person, by phone or on-line. You must be paid for a class to receive a class supply list. When you register on-line for a class you will receive a follow up e-mail with the supply list. If you want to use a classroom machine call Big Sky Quilts to reserve a machine and make arrangements to learn how to use the sewing machine. You need to be familiar with the sewing machine you are using, including threading the machine and winding a bobbin.                             


January Classes

Stack and Wack Bag


You can never have too many tote bags hanging around. These bags are just the right size to carry your necessities for a day on the town, sewing class or for to look fabulous. This class focuses on stacking and whacking your fabric as we build your masterpiece.

Use 6 fat quarters, ½ yard coordinating lining fabric and 5/8 yard fusible fleece to construct this fun tote bag. The class will use the Stack and Wack technique. Embellish your bag with colorful top stitching and a fun button. You will need to have basic sewing and quilting supplies including a rotary cutter, long ruler and sewing machine with 2 bobbins and walking foot.

Date: January 17 and 18, 2018,

Time: 5:15 - 8:00 pm

Cost:  $25.00 plus material and supplies

Instructor: Nichole


SHADE INNOVATIONS2 Blocks each Month ***note change of description & dates***


This colorful, modern quilt will be constructed over 4 months, January 2018 through April 2018. Starting January 23rd the class will meet Tuesday evenings twice a month to receive at least 2 blocks to be constructed prior to the next class. 8 basic blocks in 2 color variations for a total of 16 blocks will be joined together to form an impressive panel, 30” by 40”, to be surrounded by a neutral background. You have the option to select the finished size of your quilt. Designer Judy Livingston used a binding made from the 12 different colored fabrics used for the blocks.


Dates: January 23 & 30, February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20 and April 3 & 17, 2018

Time:   5:30 to 8:00 pm

Cost:   Class fee $60.00, Kit $75.00 plus cost of other supplies

             Option to purchase Flying Geese x 4 Ruler $25.00   

Instructor: Barb

February Classes


Quilting 101

This class is for those individuals with little or no quilting experience. Learn the basics of constructing a quilt during 7 class sessions. Through lecture, demonstration and lots of hands-on experience learn the basics of making beautiful quilts. Focus will be on basic techniques, understanding how a quilt is constructed, safe use of equipment, including a rotary cutter and tips from experienced instructors


 Dates: February 1, 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 8, 15 1018                   

Time:   5:30 – 8:00 pm

Cost:   $70.00 + cost of fabric &supplies

Instructors: Barb & Joyce  





Handi Quilter Educational Event, March 28 – 31, 2018


Featuring Art and Stitch and HQ Pro-Stitcher

This education event is a great opportunity for you to get top notch HandiQuilter training here in Montana. We are thrilled to be partnered with HandiQuilter and able to offer this series. Much effort and coordination were put into creating this unique event. Art and Stitch and the HQ Pro-Stitcher are the featured training. The first 2 days will focus on Art and Stitch, day 3 will be HQ Pro-Stitcher with day 4 bringing the two programs together. Cost will be $250.00 for 4 days of training. Classes will be held at Big Sky Quilts, 9:00 am (doors open at 8:30 am) to 4:00 pm, bring lunch or order in. Attendees will need a lap top, Art & Stitch tablet, power cables and a flash drive. More information posted at

Seating is Limited  REGISTER NOW!

Check our web site frequently to find new classes as they are posted.


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Big Sky Quilts


406 727 1757

101 Central Ave.
       Great Falls, MT 

Monday - Friday: 10am-5:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm



Big Sky Quilts stocks all the fabrics, notions, kits, patterns, and batting materials you need to make beautiful quilts. Need a sewing machine? We have those too, along with an onsite repair department and professional long arm quilters to help you finish your projects. Our store features a friendly environment where you'll enjoy a wide range of fun, informative classes, plenty of creative inspiration, and the best customer service around!