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Hours:  Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm  Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
 

March 2019

 

STONEHENGE SOLTICE QUILT CHALLENGE!

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iconic Stonehenge brand,
Big Sky Quilts is hosting

A Solstice Quilt Challenge sponsored by Northcott Silk, Inc.
March 15—September 30, 2019.

 

3 categories to enter for the possibility to win fabulous prizes!!!

Create a quilt using the panel from the Stonehenge Solstice collection

Collect 12 or more unique block designs made from Stonehenge fabrics

Submit a quilt made in the past 10 years using Stonehenge fabrics for a travelling Quilt Display

 

Complete details available at Big Sky Quilts

 

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,and 8, 2019
                                                     
Cost:    $375.00

EARLY REGISTRATION--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 and 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

Joyce

 

BIG SKY QUILTS CLASSES

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.                 

           

March/April Classes

 

Stash Buster Club—March 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 
March 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: March 2 (postponed from February 16), March 16 and April 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $29.00 per month

 

March Classes



Poppin Diamonds 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.
Dates: 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 March 2019






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 are available.

Date: 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

 

Miyako Table Runner, designed by Jinny Beyer

Create a beautiful table runner featuring a unique star block, incorporating Jinny Beyer signature border print fabrics. Pattern assumes basic quilt-making knowledge and is suitable for the intermediate quilter and beyond. Construction techniques include templates and foundation-piecing. The 5 block runner finishes 14½ inches x 70½ inches. Prior to class purchase pattern and read carefully to determine how to prepare templates and decide how you want to make the foundation blocks. Make templates or make copies for foundation piecing. Purchase fabric amounts using the color guide included in the pattern. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to insure sufficient patterns are available.

Dates: Thursday, March 21 & 28, 2019
Time: 5:15 to 8:30
Cost: $35.00 plus cost of pattern, fabric and supplies 
Instructor: Nichole



 April Classes

Twister Gnomes Table Runner

A fun, easy holiday table runner pattern combining use of applique gnomes and pinwheels made from the Lil' Twister tool. Bonus templates for mini gnomes included for use on coordinating items such as potholders, kitchen towels or other projects. Finished size is approximately 15 inches wide by 39 inches long. Create a background panel using 2 contrasting fabrics cut in 5 inch squares and borders and the Lil' Twister Tool to cut the pinwheels. Applique gnomes, quilt as desired, and add your binding to create this fun table runner. This class is being offered twice on April 4. Each session stands alone; the evening class is not a continuation of the afternoon class. Cost is $25.00 for individual session. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to insure sufficient supplies are available.

Dates: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 1:00—4:00 OR 5:30 to 8:30
Cost: $25.00 plus cost of fabric and supplies.
Instructor: Nichole

 

Companion Tool Case to Ruler Bag

This handy zip up tool case is a perfect way to store and carry all your equipment to class. It is a companion piece to the Ruler Bag class offered previously. Use complementary fabric to create an organized way to travel with all your essential quilting supplies organized and safely. The Tool Case measures 9-1/2 inches H x 12-1/2 inches W x 1-1/2"D when closed and opens to 12-1/2 inches H x 20-1/2 inches W. You'll love this handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a variety of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love. You will learn easy techniques for quilting with Soft and Stable sewing with mesh and vinyl, installing zippers and binding. To make the best use of class time, please cut out the fabric pieces and quilt the appropriate pieces according to the instructions on page 2 of the pattern before coming to class. Complete everything in section 1. Cut and quilt. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to insure sufficient patterns and supplies are available.

Dates: Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: Saturday 10:30—4:00, Sunday Noon to 4
Cost: $35.00 plus cost of fabric and supplies.
Saturday bring lunch or order in
Instructor: Nichole

 



Flying Geese Table Runner April 2019







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 are available.

THIS CLASS IS A REPEAT 0F THE MARCH 14 CLASS. IT IS NOT A CONTINUATION OF THAT CLASS.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 4:00
Cost: $25.00 plus cost of kit and ruler
Instructor: Nichole

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES/EVENTS

 

March 15 to September 30, 2019     Stonehenge Block Party

March 15 to November 30, 2019      Stonehenge in-Store Solstice Panel Quilt Challenge

April 23, 30 & May 7, 2019               Connecting With Diamonds Lap Quilt

May 14 & 16, 2019                            Baroni Bag

June 4—8, 2019                                Handi Quilter Pro Stitch & Art and Stitch Event

September 5—7, 2019                      Handi Quilter Event with Megan Best

 

 

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.

 

 

Class Registration Policy: In order to sign up for a class, YOU MUST PAY IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN THE CLASS. Class fee is due at the time of registration. The class fee does not include supplies or materials for the class unless noted. You will receive a complete class supply list at that time. Class registration can be completed via on-line, phone or in person. Payment can be made by debit/credit card, check or cash. Payment must be in US currency. If the class must be cancelled due to low enrollment, we will notify you five (5) days in advance and refund your class fee. If YOU cancel fourteen (14) days prior to the class Big Sky Quilts will refund your class fee. After the 14 day point, whether you attend or not, we are still committed to the instructor fee and cannot issue a refund. Unopened merchandise, in its original packaging is eligible for a return with a 25% restock fee. Cut fabrics and copyrighted materials, such as books and patterns, are not returnable

 

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

 

 

 

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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!