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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

 

April 2019

2019 Spring Quilt Shop Poker Run

Patchwork Poker

April 4 – 6, 2019

Big Sky Quilts will be open expanded hours

April 4, 10 to 6pm, April 5, 10 to 7pm and April 6, 10-5

 

 

FALLS QUILT GUILD QUILT SHOW 2019
ALL CREATURES GREAT & AND SMALL

Stop by our booth to check out what is new at Big Sky Quilts

APRIL 26 & 27, 2019

$5 admission good for both days 
   
Hours Friday 10-7pm & Saturday 10-4pm

MONTANA EXPO PARK EXHIBITION HALL

 

STONEHENGE SOLSTICE QUILT CHALLENGE!

Check our fun display to be entered as a participating shop.

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 from different participating shops

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 & 8, 2019    
                                                           
Cost:    $375.00

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

Registrations will be accepted until June 1, 2019

Class pre-registration and pre-payment is a must. You are not considered registered until the class fee is paid.

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.      
           

April Classes

Stash Buster Club—April 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—April 16, 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. April projects will be a choice of small bags.

 

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. This will be the last session for this series. A new session featuring more exciting rulers will be announced soon.

Dates: April 13, 2019             Time:   1:00 to 4:00 pm          Cost:    $29.00 per month

 

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 pattern 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, precut 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.

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

 

Connecting With Diamonds Lap Quilt

Make this colorful throw with blocks set on point. Use seasonal focal fabric with large square, setting and corner triangles bordered with two coordinating fabrics. Sashing is added to separate blocks. Finished size is approximately 50 x 70 inches. 

This class will be the opportunity to work with setting blocks set on point and two different options to connect the sashing giving the top different looks. Basic techniques of working with triangles with bias edges, applying border on bias edges, stitch and flip to form star point effect to join sashing strips.

 

Dates:              April 23, 25 & 30, 2019

Time:               5:30 to 8:30                

Cost:                $45.00 + supplies                   

Instructor:      Barb


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

May 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2019 Machine Embroidery Retreat featuring Kimberbell Techniques

May 14 & 16, 2019 Baroni Bag

May 25 -27, 2019 Memorial Day – Big Sky Quilts CLOSED         

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 Marlene(406-727-1757) 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 on-line, by 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

 

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.

 

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!