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Established 1998, Veteran Owned and Operated by 8 veterans
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Authorized National Handi Quilter Dealer Since 2006
Authorized Janome and Brother Dealer Since 2004

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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

May 2019




Memorial Day

May 25—27, 2019



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


Machine Embroidery Mini Retreat

                                                                                           May 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2019        

Join Penny Getz, certified Kimberbell instructor, for thisday Machine Embroidery Mini Retreat featuring Kimberbell Designs. Get hands on experience working on 12 projects like cutwork, applique in the hoop, zippers, lining, fringe, dimensional Mylar, vinyl, paper piecing in the hoop, quilting and Chenille. Bring your embroidery machine (any brand) and supplies.


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!

June 4,5,6,7 & 8 2019             

: $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.

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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.   

May Classes



Stash Buster Club

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—May 21, 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. May projects will be an apron and leaf decoration to applique.


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.  A new session featuring 6 more exciting rulers will be starting on May 18 through October 2019.

Dates: May 18, 2019              Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm          Cost: $29.00 per month


Machine Embroidery Mini Retreat featuring Kimberbell Designs
Join Penny Getz, certified Kimberbell instructor, for this 4 day Machine Embroidery Mini Retreat featuring Kimberbell Designs.  Penny has been quilting, sewing and designing for more than 20 years. A few years ago she found a new passion and love in machine embroidery. She has training with Kimberbell Designs and Anita Good Designs as well as others. With over 3 years experience as an educator she has a broad knowledge of machine embroidery.  She stated “It gives me great joy to share my knowledge and see the gratification when projects come together.  I can’t wait to meet all of you”.

At the Dealer Exclusive Retreat you will learn many techniques designed specifically by Kimberbell. Get hands on experience working on 12 projects like cutwork, applique in the hoop, zippers, lining, fringe, dimensional Mylar, vinyl, paper piecing in the hoop, quilting and Chenille. Bring your embroidery machine (any brand) and supplies. YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A WORKBOOK WITH 12 EMBROIDERY DESIGN PROJECTS AND CLASS SUPPLY & MATERIAL LISTS.  PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO SUFFICIENT WORKBOOKS CAN BE PREPARED.  You will also receive a USB stick loaded with the designs. And of course we will be doing some draws and there will definitely be chocolate! 

Dates: May 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2019

Time: 9:00 to 4:00 daily

Cost: $100.00 plus $25.00 workbook and cost of supplies.  Bring lunch or order in

Instructor: Penny Getz


Boronia Bowling Bag

The Boronia Bowler bag is a medium sized bag to be carried as a handbag or cross body thanks to the removable cross body strap.

It features some vinyl accents on the bottom and double straps. The double pull zipper allows the bag to open very wide as it comes down all the way on both sides. On the inside, the bag has accordion style gussets on both sides of the zippered opening so the contents of your bag do not fall out when fully open. There are 2 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket inside the bag.

Dates: May 14 & 16, 2019

Time: 5:30 to 8:30

Cost: $35.00 plus cost of fabric and supplies

Instructor: Marlene



March 15 to September 30, 2019       Stonehenge Block Party

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

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

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

June 25-29, 2019 Machine Embroidery Mini Retreat 2

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 cancelfourteen (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 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!