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Upcoming Spring Events at the Quilt Peddler

Hello Everyone!

Spring is just around the corner and it has been an exciting and busy winter at the Quilt Peddler. We have many great classes and events coming up to get you in gear for some spring sewing!

Join us for a weekend of fun!

The Quilt Peddler will be participating in the Kitchen Kaboodle Two! 2 Day Bus Shop Hop April 28th and 29th. Departing from the Peddler at 6:30 Saturday morning the bus will travel to 7 different shops including:

Quilted Treasures of Rogers - Rogers, MN

Calico Hutch - Hayward, MN

Quilter’s Window - New Hampton, IA

The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe - Manchester, IA

Mill House Quilts - Waunakee, WI

The Calico Shoppe - Eau Claire, WI

Pins ‘N’ Needles - St. Croix Falls, WI

The cost is $159 plus tax per hopper. This includes coach bus, meals, and hotel. Our bus will be staying in Albert Lea, MN. The fee will cover a double room. Single Rooms are available for an additional $50.00. All participants will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Quilt Peddler. Reserve your spot today, deadline is March 30th.

Upcoming Classes

Knit or Crochet

Interested in learning to knit or crochet? Join Kris Alesi March 22nd 10 am - 12 pm. Materials needs are: worsted weight yarn and size 8 knitting needles or size J crochet hook.

Tips and Techniques

Jean Fuller will be teaching a Tips and Techniques class on March 24th from 9 am to 4 pm.$45 for the day. Learn tips and techniques for successful piecing. All skill levels welcome.

Panel Mania

Instructor: Terry Hanson

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 28th   9 AM - 3 PM

Skill Level: All levels welcome

Class Fee: $20

Jelly Roll Race with Applique

Instructor: Terry Hanson

Date/Time: Saturday, May 5th  9 AM - 4 PM

Skill Level: All levels welcome

Class Fee: $30 for a full day session

Fabric Selection Made Easy

Instructor: Linda Halpin

One of the most challenging parts of making a quilt is choosing the fabrics.  This class will make the process of choosing fabrics so much easier. There is no stitching in this class.  The focus it totally on learning about fabrics and how to decide what fabrics go well together and why.

Bring along 3” squares of 20 different fabrics (cut 2 each, for a total of 40 squares)  We will share the squares everyone brings, and use them to illustrate a Fabric Selection notebook that will serve as a valuable reference tool.

Students will learn to identify the types of fabrics in their collection, see what areas they are lacking in, and learn combination hints that will make Fabric Selection Easy!

Date / Time:      Tuesday, May 8        9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

            Arrive at 9:15 to get set up for a 9:30 a.m. start.

Proficiency: Good for any level of quiltmaking expertise.  Covers ideas on how to make exciting fabric combinations.  There is no sewing in this workshop.

Limit:  10 students

Class Fee: $25

Handout Fee:  $4 per student

Mastering Hand Quilting

Instructor: Linda Halpin

Whether you have quilted before or not, this class is for you. Begin as if you are new to hand quilting, and explore the world of poke-pull (or stab stitch) quilting. Executed differently from running stitch, poke-pull quilting is easier to do and allows you to make quilting stitches that are straight and even, and look the same on the front of the quilt as they do on the back. No more calluses, no sore fingers, and no need for a thimble, poke-pull quilting is especially good for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or limited flexibility due to mastectomies.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8th 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Project:        Designs will be marked onto an 18” square. Techniques include template making, transference of design, poke-pull quilting

Proficiency:    All levels

Class Size:    10 students maximum

Class Fee:     $25

Handout Fee:    $4 per student

Beginning Quilting – Goodnight Starlight

Instructor: Terry Hanson

Third Saturday of the Month      9:00 -12:00 Noon  

June 16, July 21, Aug 18

$45 for 3 sessions – Pay Terry Hanson  at first session

Beginners and experienced quilters can enjoy this quilt.


·        Pattern -  Goodnight Starlight - Villa Rosa Designs.

·        Fabric - See pattern instructions and note below

·        Sewing machine   - in good working order

·    Rotary cutter, mat,  Ruler - I like the ruler but any will do.

·        Neutral thread (khaki, putty, or grey) or color matching your main color

·        Scissors, pins and other ordinary sewing supplies, pencil, seam ripper

·        Some quart or larger zipper baggies and a Sharpie are useful for organizing


June           Cut fabric, test seam allowance, sew some

July             Assemble blocks

Aug             Assemble rows and finish top

If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to call the shop at 608-822-6822.

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Happy Stitching!