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February 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

February 2019


Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher/Art and Stitch Educational Event

June 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2019


This is your once a year opportunity to take advantage of in-depth education for the HQ Pro-Stitcher and integration of Art and Stitch program to enhance your long arm quilting creativity.  5 days of training, 2 sessions per day. Each class builds on the previous session. Hands-on and lecture training will be presented by certified HQ educator Susan Manry. Susan is the hostess for Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Posse. This is will be the last opportunity to take advantage of this in-depth art and stitch training for the next few years.


Register Now Available On-Line or at Big Sky Quilts – class size is limited!

Dates:  June 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2019

Cost: $375.00


Register before March 12 receive a $50 store gift card

                        Register March 13 to April 2 receive a $25 store gift card

Register after April 2 no gift card

Must complete all training classes to receive gift card

Time:   9:00 am to Noon,1:00 pm to 4:00  2 sessions per day  Bring your lunch or order in, menus available

Class Size: Minimum 12   Maximum 21

Registration Deadline:  April 2, 2019 


Class pre-registration and pre-payment is a must.

You are not considered registered until the class fee is paid.

If minimum number of participants have not registered by April 2

Big Sky Quilts will cancel event.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy for national instructors and special events/workshops/retreats:  if Big Sky Quilts cancels the event those registered will receive a full refund of fee; if participant cancels there will be a $25 non-refundable fee for any cancellations that are made at least 30 days prior to the first day of the event; a store credit will be issued for the balance. For cancellations within 30 days of the first day of the event there will be no refunds unless we have a class wait list and can find someone to fill your spot.


Watch your e-mail for special sales throughout the Month 




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.                  



February Classes

Stash Buster Club—February 8, 2019

2nd Friday of each month        1:00pm to 4:00 pm, $10.00

Join us and get ideas to use that fabric you just could not live without, and is still in its store bag

Bring your own machine or use a classroom machine.  Bring fabric and sewing/quilting supplies.


Gift of the Month Club—February 19, 2019 

3rd Tuesday of each month     5:30 pm to 8:00 pm    $15.00 per session

Need a gift for a family member, thank you to a special person or just for fun surprise?

Join us to create a unique project to use yourself or share with others. Each session participants will have the opportunity to complete one or several items. February projects will be gifts for the kitchen.


Open Sew

Our classroom is available for quilters to come and work on those UFO’s in your closet. Every Wednesday from 1 pm to 8 pm you are welcome to come in and work.  Cutting tables and irons are available. Bring your own machine or use a classroom machine.  You will need to purchase needles and bobbins if you are using a classroom machine or bring needed accessories with your machine.  Please call the shop at 727-1757 to be sure the classroom will be available.


Ruler of the Month Club

Get exclusive ruler kits and tutorials delivered straight to Big Sky Quilts each month! The Long arm Ruler of the Month Club is great opportunity to challenge your quilting skills and build ruler work confidence. Each month in the six-month series features a debut acrylic ruler paired with mentorship from your local shop, step-by-step video instruction and design ideas. The February ruler is the HQ Petal Pusher Template.

Dates:  February 16, March 16 and April 20, 2019   
Time:   1:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost:    $29.00 per month


Corky Wallet

Make this quick and easy small wallet using cork.  Small size 5" by 3 1/2" to fit easily into any size purse or your pocket. Wallet is the perfect size for credit card, drivers’ license and a few bills. Using cork and matching or contrasting thread create this attractive wallet. It can be lined with anti-scam fabric for additional security. Sewing with a triple stitch on your sewing machines is a quick way to make your stitches strong and secure.  Class is for the beginner as well as the experienced quilter alike.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019   
Time: 1:00 to 4:00               
Cost: $20.00 + supplies                   
Instructor: Sharon


T Shirt Quilt

Do you or a loved one have a collection of T Shirts that you have said “Someday I am going to make a quilt out of these?  This is class is for you to make a fun and easy T Shirt quilt. Construct this colorful quilt the size you want.  The more T Shirts you have, the bigger the quilt will be.  15 to 20 shirts will make a lap size quilt. Using shop templates and iron on fusible interfacing the entire shirt will be cut so all pieces fit together. During the first session you will be preparing your clean T Shirts for cutting using shop templates to cut your shirts.  Using fusible interfacing applied to the pieces the quilt will be assembled in the 2nd and 3rd sessions to finish your quilt top.

Date: February 15, 23 & 24, 2019
Time: Friday-2/15 5:30—8:30, Saturday-2/23 10 to 4, Sunday-2/24 12 to 4
Cost: $45.00    Saturday bring lunch or order in      
Instructor: Pam


Tahiti Tote Bag

Great shoulder bag with zipper top, 6 pockets inside and a front cell phone pocket with zipper is easy to construct. Measuring 15 1/2 inches wide, 11 1/2 inches tall and 4 inches deep it will hold all your valuables. Instructions are easy to understand and fun to sew! Photos are included for each step. Pick 4 of your favorite fabrics and join us for 2 classes to construct this beautiful lined bag. You will be using fusible fleece and interfacing to have a stand up bag with two matching straps.

February 26 & March 5, 2019       
Time: 5:30—8:30                                                                        
Cost: $35.00                                                
Instructor: Marlene


March Classes

Poppin' Diamond Table Runner

Let’s sew together and create a Poppin’ Diamond table runner without Y seams all with the help of the Sidekick Ruler. This project is guaranteed to make you go WOW. A 16 inch octagon shaped table mat constructed with colorful combinations light, medium and dark fabrics will be a bright addition to your home. 2 or 3 blocks can be joined together to make a longer table runner. Learn how to use the SideKick Ruler to cut diamonds and techniques for working with bias cuts.

: Saturday, March 2, 2019                                                                               
Time: 10:30—4:00
Cost: $25.00 plus cost of fabric, ruler and supplies. Bring lunch or order in         Instructor: Nichole


Flying Geese Wall Hanging

This class is an opportunity to combine machine piecing and applique into an attractive wall hanging or table runner. Skills will include making no waste flying geese in several sizes and using fusible backing appliques. This is a quick and easy project. The kit for the table runner contains pattern, fabric and fusible, pre-cut geese to applique on the top after it is pieced together. The background is pieced, including flying geese blocks of several sizes. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to insure kit and ruler is available.

Thursday, March 14, 2019                 
Time: 5:30—8:00
Cost: $25.00 plus cost of kit and ruler       
Instructor: Nichole


Minky Fox Lap Quilt

Come join us to make this cute, cuddly lap quilt made with Minky. The friendly fox will keep you warm on a cool evening or make a great gift for a little one. Class will be making a 36 inch x 44 inch pieced fox lap quilt. Kit contains all fabric to make the pieced fox and fusible stabilizer. You choose the background fabric and backing. Add borders if you want it bigger with additional fabric. Tips and techniques will be shared to make working with this fun fabric easy for the first time user or more experienced sewer. Learn how to stabilize Minky to prevent stretching and make sewing seams easier and why it is important to use a ball point needle for stitching. The quilt is finished without binding. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to insure kit is available.

Dates: Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17, 2019       
Time: Saturday 10:30—4:00, Sunday Noon to 4
Cost: $35.00 plus cost of kit, background fabric and supplies. Saturday bring lunch or order in
Instructor: Nichole


Brooklyn Bag

Classic and professional this bag combines high-end detail with practical functionality. The extra-long zipper opens wide for easy access while the side clips provide its stylish figure. This bag features an optional removable shoulder strap and interior zippered pocket. Class will be making the handbag, 11 inches long, 7 inches tall and 8 inches deep. Customize your bag with your fabric selection and use cork or vinyl for contrast. This fully lined bag uses several types of fusible interfacing and stabilizer to give it strength and durability. Must have basic sewing skills, including putting in zippers. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to insure pattern is available. Bag hardware must be ordered if not in stock a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of class.

Dates: Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: Saturday 10:30—4:00, Sunday Noon to 4
Cost: $35.00 plus cost of kit or fabric and supplies. Saturday bring lunch or order in
Instructor: Nichole




March 21 & 28  Jinny Beyer Table Runner       Nichole

April 4  Little Twister Table Runner     Nichole

April 6 & 7  Companion Accessory Bag to Ruler Bag        Nichole

April 11 Flying Geese Table Runner (repeat of March 14 class)          Nichole


Build a Bear workshop!??! Noooooo!          Build a CLASS. 

Gather 4-6 friends and an idea of what kind of class you want, and call (406-727-1757) Marlene on a Wednesday to work out details.  We will get a model made and set up your class on your timeframe. 

Let the creative juices flow.


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

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Big Sky Quilts


406 727 1757
      1525 10th Ave S  #2
       Great Falls, MT 59405

 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-5:30

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



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!