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Keep in mind: QC has CLASSROOM USE SEWING MACHINES that are FREE TO USE with any paid sewing- only class! (Please contact us for the fee to use the embroidery side of the machines) They are Husqvarna Viking Ruby Royales. If you're interested in using one of these machines for a class you are signed up for, please e-mail classes@iaquilts.com and let us know! Machine rental cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.

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Machine Embroidery Club

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Floriani Total Control Universe Help Group

This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cathedral Window Tablerunner

This traditional cathedral window block made entirely by machine.The windows use 5 inch charm size squares. This fabulous tablerunner needs no batting or quilting, often referred to as "summer weight". A bonus for those who attend -- see additional sizes and various uses for the block that are petite size.

Jul 16
Machine Applique Class
Jul 19
Digitizing University
Jul 20
Pieceful Garden Class

Classes


Machine Embroidery Club
- Jul 05, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Cathedral Window Tablerunner
- Jul 09, 2019 06:00 pm

This traditional cathedral window block made entirely by machine.The windows use 5 inch charm size squares. This fabulous tablerunner needs no batting or quilting, often referred to as "summer weight". A bonus for those who attend -- see additional sizes and various uses for the block that are petite size.

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Applique Class
- Jul 16, 2019 06:00 pm

There are endless designs available when we learn the art of raw edge machine applique. We will cover preparing designs, transferring them to fusible web, cutting and application. Once we have secured our applique with heat I will present a variety of stitches and thread choices for the machine applique process. Join us for the applique adventure, you just might get hooked.

Cost: $ 35.00
Digitizing University
- Jul 19, 2019 03:00 pm

You will learn digitizing techniques and concepts through new artwork as Stephen breaks down the anatomy of the design. In addition to the video instruction, you will receive a workbook full of information, instruction, and insights all of which will come together to make digitizing and embroidery more fun and easier than ever before. This class is FREE with the purchase of Digitizing University from the QC.

Cost: $ 499.00
Pieceful Garden Class
- Jul 20, 2019 10:00 am

Join Kelly in this EXTREMELY simplified colorwash pattern made entirely of 9-patch units! It resembles the COLORWASH IRISH CHAIN that we have featured for years, but it is made in a whole new way. No seam ripping! You’ll be amazed at how simple it really is. Purchase a kit for guaranteed results, or choose your own set of eight graded fabrics. Quilt is entirely strip-pieced, so this is a good class to reinforce your basic skills. Precutting your strips is recommended (but not required) to make more progress in class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Flying Geese Technique Class
- Jul 22, 2019 06:00 pm

Flying geese are a building block of so many quilts! There are multiple ways to construct them, and this class helps you find the best way for YOU to piece Flying Geese.

Cost: $ 30.00
Sew N Sew Saturday Workshop
- Jul 27, 2019 10:00 am

A monthly retreat-style workshop from 10AM to 4PM. Bring a project or two and ask for help if you need it, or just relax and sew with some new friends! You can spend the day any way you choose. Advance sign-up required.

Cost: $ 20.00
Curved Piecing Technique Class
- Jul 30, 2019 06:00 pm

Have you perfected your piecing skills using strips and squares? Good Job! Now it?s time to master the art of curved piecing. Join me for tips, tools and techniques that will take the fear out of curved piecing. Another world of design opens up as you learn curves can be fun.

Cost: $ 20.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Aug 02, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Starfall
- Aug 03, 2019 10:00 am

Join us at QC with the pattern designer herself! Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter designs will show you how to use two specialty rulers to complete this stunning quilt (pictured in Tula Pink prints, but would look great it MANY different themes!). These specialty rulers are two from Studio 180 Designs--The Lemoyne Star Ruler and V Block Ruler.

Cost: $ 58.00
Quilt-As-You-Go Tablerunner Class
- Aug 06, 2019 06:00 pm

Have you been curious as to the term ?quilt-as-you-go?? Join us to learn the basics of this quick method. Using either pre-cut strips or a selection that you create, this class will move along quickly as you build your tablerunner. A simple, yet bold technique lets you piece with confidence.

Cost: $ 25.00
Beginning Quilting Class
- Aug 08, 2019 06:00 pm

Don't know where to start learning to quilt? This multi-day class is where you want to be! We start with fabric selection, move to preparation, cutting, piecing and machine settings, pressing, matching seams, borders, and finishing your quilt. We'll be constructing a Disappearing 9-patch quilt and learning skills for life! You won't be a beginner for long!

Cost: $ 75.00
FitNice Friday
- Aug 09, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's quarterly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Sew N Sew Saturday Workshop
- Aug 24, 2019 10:00 am

A monthly retreat-style workshop from 10AM to 4PM. Bring a project or two and ask for help if you need it, or just relax and sew with some new friends! You can spend the day any way you choose. Advance sign-up required.

Cost: $ 20.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Quilting with Westalee templates is like tracing with your sewing machine! In this class, you will learn how to handle the different templates included in the template starter set, then Joanne will help you move from random tracing practice to specific designs. You will learn how to mark a quilt and use the markings on the templates to help you plan and position designs.

Cost: $ 50.00
Is this the quilt block that haunts you? I have been drawn to this block for years so it was time to figure out a way to tackle it with accuracy. This amazing tool takes the fuss of tiny pieces and odd angles out of the mix. Simple strips with trimming is the name of the game - as you build the blocks. Learning this technique will require selecting two colors (a collection of prints for each color ? more is always better) and add a neutral background fabric. Once you?ve mastered the steps you are ready for endless adventure.

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Oct 04, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Machine Embroidery Club
- Nov 01, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Nov 08, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's quarterly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Dec 06, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jan 03, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Feb 07, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Mar 06, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Apr 03, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- May 01, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jun 05, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jul 03, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
Class Cancellation Policy
**A seat for a class cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received. Payment for a class secures a place that cannot be filled with another student. Refunds for classes will be given in store credit only, minus any merchandise discounts received for the class. This situation only applies if the student provides a full 7 days or more of notice of cancellation in the event of a class taught by a QC Team Member and 14 days or more for any special guest teachers. We try our hardest to work with you on a case-by-case basis while still ensuring space is available for students who can and will attend**

Contact Us:

Phone: 515-233-3048
Address: 238 Main Street
                Ames, Iowa 50010
Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5
             Sunday Appointment Only

We are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We have special hours on Christmas Eve. Our facebook page is the best place to check for "sudden and without notice" closings. Click here to be directed to it.




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